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NEVALRA Guitarist/Vocalist Scott Eames To Tour With Death Metal Legends Vital Remains

'30 Years Of Blasphemy' Anniversary Trek Kicks Off Tonight In Albany, New York

 

Guitarist/vocalist Scott Eames of the extreme/melodic blackened death metal trio NEVALRA will front Vital Remains during the legendary death metal group's '30 Years Of Blasphemy' tour that kicks off tonight in Albany, N.Y.


Since the release of NEVALRA's acclaimed debut full-length “Conjure The Storm” via M-Theory Audio this summer, Eames has toured extensively with both NEVALRA and Thy Antichrist, a group of which he has been a part since 2017. The two groups recently completed an extensive tour of Europe alongside Carach Angren and Wolfheart. Footage of NEVALRA performing the title track of “Conjure The Storm” in Warsaw, Poland can be seen HERE.

 

The Missouri-based Eames looks forward to returning to the road as the front man one of his longtime favorite groups. “To say I am excited to be performing with Vital Remains would be an understatement,” he says. “I have been a fan of the band and have watched their progress for a long time. Vital Remains has always been top-notch in the death metal realm. I can't believe I get to be loud with these guys and add a flash of my own personality to their stage. I mean, how often do you get to play in a band you've been headbanging to since high school?! Let me put it this way... let the killing... begin...”

 

In other NEVALRA news, the group was recently honored with the “Band On The Rise” award at Central Missouri's 2019 Mid-Mo Rock Awards, a red carpet event held at the Blue Note in Kansas City on October 27. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/nevalra.

 

The follow-up to NEVALRA's debut 2015 EP “The Black Flame,” “Conjure The Storm” – which features guest appearances by Andres Vargas (Thy Antichrist) and Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index, Scour) – was mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swano (Opeth, Dark Funeral, Dissection, Marduk). The cover art was designed by Seth Siro Anton of Septicflesh, who has previously collaborated with the likes of Decapitated, Belphegor and Nile. A music video for the album's blistering “It Dies In Vain” – hailed by Decibel as “riff-centric, complex death metal with pristine production”-- can be seen HERE.

 

Watch for Scott and NEVALRA to tour the US and Europe again in 2020 but in the meantime catch Eames perform with Vital Remains at the following dates:


11/1     Albany, NY – Chrome

11/2     Buffalo, NY – Stamps

11/3     McKee's Rocks, PA – Black Forge Coffee House II

11/4     Detroit, MI – Sanctuary

11/5     Kent, OH – The Outpost

11/6     Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club

11/7     Chicago, IL – Reggie's

11/8     Lafayette, IN – North End Pub

11/9     Nashville, TN – The End

11/10   Atlanta, GA – 529

11/12   Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub

11/13   Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

11/14   Chesapeake, VA – Riffhouse Pub

11/15   Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz

11/16   Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds Bar

11/17   Boston, MA – Middle East

SILVER TALON Tour Dates With Savage Master Begin Halloween Night

 

The Portland, Oregon-based power/thrash quintet SILVER TALON – praised by Metal-Temple.com for their “aggressive, virtuosic, flawless, and polished heavy metal” – have spent much of the past 12 months touring in support of their acclaimed, self-released 2018 debut EP “Becoming A Demon.” They're not done yet, though, as the group has just announced another two-week trek with metal occultists Savage Master (Shadow Kingdom Records). The tour includes an appearance at the Los Angeles Burning Fest on November 2 and an Atlanta performance alongside Vital Remains eight nights later. See below for the band's complete itinerary.

 

“We’re excited to round out 2019 with one last tour in support of our debut EP – ‘Becoming A Demon’ - and can’t wait to blast out some decibels with the fine folks in Savage Master,” states guitarist Bryce VanHoosen. “Expect to hear a couple new ones on this run, and get ready for our debut full-length out next year on M-Theory Records.”

 

“Becoming The Demon” – hailed by Dead Rhetoric as “sharp, sophisticated and awe-inspiring” – is a precursor to SILVER TALON's forthcoming full-length debut, due via M-Theory Audio in early 2020. Recorded with Zach Ohren (Exmortus, Warbringer, Machine Head), the EP sees four former members of the acclaimed traditional metal band Spellcaster – Bryce VanHoosen (guitar), Gabriel Franco (bass), Colin Franizan (drums) and Sebastian Silva (guitar) – join forces with vocalist Wyatt Howell (Sanctifyre) to perform what VanHoosen calls a “more over-the-top” style of metal than their former group. “The songs are more complicated, more progressive, more aggressive, and there’s more guitar solos and crazier vocal harmonies,” he says.

 

With a virtuosic guitar attack, a rumbling rhythm section and powerful vocals, SILVER TALON – who in recent months have performed alongside the likes of Evergrey, Warbringer, Enforcer, Exmortus, Unleash The Archers, Striker, The Absence, Powerglove and Hatchet – is razor-sharp and ready to become a major force in heavy metal. Catch them live at one of the below dates to see why.

 

“Influenced by U.S. metal greats like Savatage, Omen and Helstar, but with the kind of unique twist that made Manilla Road stand out from the pack, SILVER TALON are an exciting prospect... the future looks bright for U.S. metal with SILVER TALON around.” – Zero Tolerance

 

SILVER TALON live:

10/31   Portland, OR – High Water Mark

11/1     Cupertino, CA – X Bar

11/2     Los Angeles, CA – L.A. Burning Fest

11/3     San Diego, CA – Til Two

11/5     El Paso, TX – Neon Rise

11/6     San Antonio, TX – Limelight

11/7     Austin, TX – The Lost Well

11/8     Houston, TX – Rudyard's

11/9     New Orleans, LA – Poor Boys Bar

11/10   Atlanta, GA – 529

 

Current full line-up:

Wyatt Howell – Vocals

Bryce R. VanHoosen – Guitar

Sebastian Silva – Guitar (not on this tour)

Devon Miller – Guitar

Walter Hartzell – Bass

Michael Thompson – Drums

EXMORTUS Unveils 'Legions Of The Undead' Video; New Horror-Themed EP Out Now

 

With All Hallows' Eve and the Day of the Dead fast approaching, the L.A.-based thrash/death/shred quartet EXMORTUS have unveiled a visualizer for the title track for their just-released horror-themed EP “Legions of the Undead.” Check out the clip – which was designed by Wayne Joyner (Dream Theater, Devin Townsend), and which premiered yesterday via Metal Injection - HERE.

 

Says guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez, "Just in time for Halloween, enjoy this video of the new EP title track, 'Legions of the Undead,' inspired by the darker themes in Tolkien & Lovecraft lore. We are extremely excited to perform the new songs on Death Angel's North American Humanicide Tour this November and December. See you on the road, Legions!"

 

As Gonzalez acknowledged, the song “Legions of the Dead” nods to the Dead Men of Dunharrow in “Lord Of The Rings.” It is joined on the new EP by one other new original track – the “Evil Dead”-inspired “Swallow Your Soul” – as well as three instrumental covers: renditions of Danny Elfman's “Beetlejuice” theme and Bernard Hermann's theme from Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic “Psycho,” as well as a neoclassical shred take on 19th Century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky's haunting “Night On Bald Mountain.”

 

Recorded earlier this year with longtime producer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Immolation) at Oakland's Sharkbite Studios, “Legions Of The Undead” – the cover art for which was designed by Toha “AHOT” Mashudi – is now available via the band's own Exmortus Music in cooperation with M-Theory Audio. Physical copies can be ordered on CD and limited-edition green slime-colored vinyl HERE.

 

“Legions Of The Undead” marks the first EXMORTUS release featuring the lineup – founding guitarist/vocalist Gonzalez, guitarist Chase Becker (also of Warbringer), bassist Cody Nunez and drummer Adrian Aguilar – that has logged numerous miles on the road together over the past two years with the likes of Obituary, Venom Inc., Sabaton, Kreator, Havok, Allegaeon, Hatchet, Homewrecker and The Absence. The group – whose most recent performance was alongside Exodus at the legendary thrash group's sold-out “Bonded By Con” concert during San Diego's recent Comic-Con – will support another iconic Bay Area act this fall, when they team up with Death Angel for a five-week tour across the U.S. and Canada. See below for the complete itinerary.

 

Founded by Gonzalez when he was just 12 years old, EXMORTUS released their debut album, “In Hatred's Flame,” via Heavy Artillery in 2008. After gaining additional acclaim with their 2011 sophomore effort “Beyond The Fall Of Time,” the group signed a three-album deal with Prosthetic Records in 2013. In support of that acclaimed trilogy of releases (2014's “Slave To The Sword,” 2016's “Ride Forth” and 2018's “The Sound Of Steel”), the band toured alongside some of metal's biggest names, including Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Abbath, Dark Tranquillity and Marty Friedman, earning extensive praise along the way for their live power, prowess and proficiency.

 

EXMORTUS on tour with Death Angel:

Nov 13 - Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 14 - Chico, CA – Metal Shop (EXMORTUS ONLY)

Nov 15 - Bend, OR – Third St. Pub (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 16 - Seattle, WA – Club Sur

Nov 17 - Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Nov 18 - Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater

Nov 19 - Edmonton, AB – Starlite

Nov 20 - Calgary, AB – Dickens

Nov 21 - Regina, SK – The Exchange

Nov 22 - Winnipeg, MB – Pyramids

Nov 23 - St. Paul, MN – The Amsterdam

Nov 25 - London, ON – London Music Hall

Nov 26 - Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Nov 27 - Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

Nov 28 - Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey

Nov 29 - Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles

Nov 30 - Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Dec 1 - New Bedford, MA – Vault @ Greasy Luck

Dec 2 - Waterford, NY – Chrome (EXMORTUS only)

Dec 3 - Lancaster, PA – Chameleon

Dec 4 - Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar

Dec 5 - Richmond, VA – Canal Club

Dec 6 - Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

Dec 7 - Tampa, FL – Brass Mug

Dec 8 - Orlando, FL – The Haven

Dec 9 - Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box (EXMORTUS only)

Dec 10 - Lafayette, LA – Grant Street

Dec 11 - Houston, TX – Scout Bar

Dec 12 - Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

Dec 13 - Dallas, TX – Trees

Dec 14 - Tulsa, OK – The Shrine

Dec 15 - Enid, OK – 1927 Event Center

Dec 17 - Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad

Dec 18 - Mesa, AZ – Club Red

Dec 19 - West Hollywood, CA – Whisky

 

For more info:

www.m-theoryaudio.com

www.exmortusmusic.com

www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

www.instagram.com/exmortus_official

Canadian Thrashers HAZZERD Unveil Video For New Single 'A Tormented Reality'

Sophomore album 'Delirium' due Jan. 24; Pre-orders available now

 

The Canadian thrash quartet HAZZERD have unveiled a lyric video for “A Tormented Reality,” the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album (and M-Theory Audio) debut “Delirium.” Check out the clip – which was designed by Rafael Ortega of Ecliptic Visions, and which premiered yesterday via Metal Injection – HERE.

 

“A Tormented Reality” – which received an exclusive audio premiere via Ross The Boss' Gimme Radio program on Tuesday – is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms. Says drummer/vocalist Dylan Westendorp, “We chose 'A Tormented Reality' as the first single off of 'Delirium' because we believe it showcases everything there is to find on this new record – the speed, melody, solos and lyrics. It’s a three-minute ripper with no break in the action. Lyrically, the song talks about an individual with physical restrictions due to a medical condition they cannot control, leaving them depressed and suicidal as they cannot live their life the way others can, trapped in a tormented reality.”

 

Pre-orders for “Delirium,” which will be released on January 24, are available now. The album – which features cover artwork by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust) – was recorded earlier this year at Calgary's MCC Recording Studio and mixed and mastered by Johnny Gasparic (Into Eternity). All digital pre-orders include an “instant grat” download of “A Tormented Reality,” while CDs, cassettes and limited-edition colored vinyl can be pre-ordered HERE.

 

HAZZERD was initially formed by drummer/lead vocalist Dylan Westendorp and guitarist Brendan Malycky, two Calgary teens who were inspired by the early work of thrash legends such as Overkill, Metallica and Anthrax. The group self-released their debut EP, “Victimize The Innocent,” in 2014. The following year, the band recruited then-18-year-old lead guitarist Toryin Schadlich.

 

In 2017, soon after solidifying the group's lineup with the addition of bassist David Sprague, HAZZERD recorded their full-length debut, “Misleading Evil,” which was released via Canada's World War Now Records. Featuring cover art by Bouzikov, the record was praised by Metal-Temple.com as “one of the strongest thrash releases of 2017,” while Dead Rhetoric called the album “an exhilarating aural ride” with a “Maiden/Priest-meets-early Metallica vibe.”


In recent years, HAZZERD has performed alongside the likes of Striker, Vicious Rumors, Archspire, Spellcaster, and Grim Reaper in addition to playing noted Canadian festivals such as Loud As Hell and Armstrong MetalFest. Earlier this month, the group completed a successful string of shows north of the border with Hatchet. The group's next scheduled performance will take place at the Starlite Room in Edmonton, Alberta on Dec. 7. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/HazzerdThrash.

EXMORTUS Posts Play-Through Video For Cover Of Theme From Hitchcock's 'Psycho'

Horror-themed EP 'Legions of the Undead' coming Oct. 25; tour with Death Angel kicks off Nov. 16

 

In advance of next week's release of their new Halloween/horror-themed EP “Legions of the Undead,” the thrash/death/shred quartet EXMORTUS has unveiled a play-through video of their rendition of Bernard Herrmann's “Psycho Theme.” Check it out HERE.

 

In addition to his work with director Alfred Hitchcock, Herrmann composed scores for such notable films as “Citizen Kane,” “Cape Fear” and “Taxi Driver.” He's best known, though, for scoring “Psycho,” which the American Film Institute ranked as the fourth-greatest film score of all time in 2005.

 

"Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' is undoubtedly one of the most iconic horror movies of all time, and not just for its story,” states EXMORTUS’ Jadran ‘Conan’ Gonzalez. “Bernard Herrman's harsh harmonies and melancholic melodies in the score translate so well to heavy metal, we couldn't resist putting our own spin on it. So, enjoy this shredder take of the classic slasher theme."

 

“Psycho Theme” is joined on “Legions Of The Undead” by two new original EXMORTUS tracks – “Swallow Your Soul,” which was inspired by “Evil Dead,” and the title track, which nods to the Dead Men of Dunharrow in “Lord Of The Rings” – and two other instrumentals: a neoclassical shred rendition of 19th Century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky's haunting “Night On Bald Mountain,” and a cover of Danny Elfman's “Beetlejuice” theme.

 

Recorded earlier this year with longtime producer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Immolation) at Oakland's Sharkbite Studios, “Legions Of The Undead” – the cover art for which was designed by Toha “AHOT” Mashudi – will be released on Oct. 25 via the band's own Exmortus Music in cooperation with M-Theory Audio. All digital pre-orders include instant downloads of “Swallow Your Soul” and “Beetlejuice.” Physical copies, meanwhile, can be pre-ordered on CD and limited-edition green slime-colored vinyl HERE.

 

“Legions Of The Undead” marks the first EXMORTUS release featuring the lineup – founding guitarist/vocalist Gonzalez, guitarist Chase Becker (also of Warbringer), bassist Cody Nunez and drummer Adrian Aguilar – that has logged numerous miles on the road together over the past two years with the likes of Obituary, Venom Inc., Sabaton, Kreator, Havok, Allegaeon, Hatchet, Homewrecker and The Absence. The group – whose most recent performance was alongside Exodus at the legendary thrash group's sold-out “Bonded By Con” concert during San Diego's recent Comic-Con – will support another iconic Bay Area act this fall, when they team up with Death Angel for a five-week tour across the U.S. and Canada. See below for the complete itinerary.

 

Founded by Gonzalez when he was just 12 years old, EXMORTUS released their debut album, “In Hatred's Flame,” via Heavy Artillery in 2008. After gaining additional acclaim with their 2011 sophomore effort “Beyond The Fall Of Time,” the group signed a three-album deal with Prosthetic Records in 2013. In support of that acclaimed trilogy of releases (2014's “Slave To The Sword,” 2016's “Ride Forth” and 2018's “The Sound Of Steel”), the band toured alongside some of metal's biggest names, including Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Abbath, Dark Tranquillity and Marty Friedman, earning extensive praise along the way for their live power, prowess and proficiency.

 

EXMORTUS on tour with Death Angel:

Nov 13 – Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 14 – Chico, CA – Metal Shop (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 15 - Bend, OR – Third St. Pub (EXMORTUS only)

Nov 16 - Seattle, WA – Club Sur

Nov 17 - Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

Nov 18 - Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater

Nov 19 - Edmonton, AB – Starlite

Nov 20 - Calgary, AB – Dickens

Nov 21 - Regina, SK – The Exchange

Nov 22 - Winnipeg, MB – Pyramids

Nov 23 - St. Paul, MN – The Amsterdam

Nov 25 - London, ON – London Music Hall

Nov 26 - Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Nov 27 - Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar

Nov 28 - Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey

Nov 29 - Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles

Nov 30 - Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Dec 1 - New Bedford, MA – Vault @ Greasy Luck

Dec 2 – Waterford, NY – Chrome (EXMORTUS only)

Dec 3 - Lancaster, PA – Chameleon

Dec 4 - Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar

Dec 5 - Richmond, VA – Canal Club

Dec 6 - Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club

Dec 7 - Tampa, FL – Brass Mug

Dec 8 - Orlando, FL – The Haven

Dec 9 - Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box (EXMORTUS only)

Dec 10 - Lafayette, LA – Grant Street

Dec 11 - Houston, TX – Scout Bar

Dec 12 - Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

Dec 13 - Dallas, TX – Trees

Dec 14 - Tulsa, OK – The Shrine

Dec 15 - Enid, OK – 1927 Event Center

Dec 17 - Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad

Dec 18 - Mesa, AZ – Club Red

Dec 19 - West Hollywood, CA – Whisky

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