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EP Download HERE. (for media use only)
For fans of Deafheaven, Converge, Russian Circles, Touche Amore, Alcest, Pallbearer
Vancouver’s DYATLOVE Premiere EP Stream via IDIOTEQ
Debut Self-Titled EP Out May 29th; Pre-Order Available
New Music Video ‘Fragile Fixation’
Vancouver’s Dyatlove will be releasing their debut self-titled EP on Friday, May 29th along with a cassette version available from Coup Sur Coup Records that will feature an exclusive bonus track ‘Die! Kill! Pig!’. Before the EP officially drops, the band has teamed up with IDIOTEQ.com for its exclusive full stream HERE.
Recorded at Rain City Recorders with Matt Roach over the course of a few days, Dyatlove‘s sound is eclectic and diverse, at times morose and at other, heavy sludge. An EP that requires attention to take in, each song takes the listener on a ride with complex lyrical content aiming to grab attention.
Guitarist Rikki Jennings-Buford comments on the EP’s release:
“We are so stoked to have this EP finally be released. This is 2 years of our lives put into 4 songs with a treat coming soon! We feel like this is just the beginning of what we have to give and aren’t taking any time before jumping right back into it and writing more songs for you all to enjoy. We hope these 4 songs give you a good representation of our inspirations and where we could go musically, Id love to name a couple of bands right off the top of my head as far as who we sound like but I’m just not sure who they would be… and personally I feel like that is to our benefit! We feel like this EP is a good starting point for who we are as a band… right now. As life changes so do we as musicians and I’m sure we will have some left turns for you all!”
For fans of Converge, Deafheaven, Thrice, and Explosions In The Sky, Dyatlove‘s debut EP is available for pre-order HERE. The band will also be offering up a cassette version available from Coup Sur Coup Records that will feature an exclusive bonus track ‘Die! Kill! Pig!’.
Music Video ‘Fragile Fixation’ here.
1. Pass The Heavens (8:14)
2. Empty Lungs (6:53)
3. Fragile Fixation (4:51)
4. Old Haunts (8:11)
5. Die! Kill! Pig! (2:52)*
*(track 5 only on Cassette version released by Coup Sur Coup Records)
EP Length: 31:03
Dyatlove is a passionate foray into the realm of morose singer-songwriter overtones set alongside heavy music. Longtime friends Sam Caviglia (guitar/vocals) and Rikki Jennings-Buford (guitar) bonded over bands such as Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, and Pinback.
This array of influences drives the diversity of Vancouver, Canada’s Dyatlove, who don’t feel the need to pigeon hole into a particular genre. From sad songs to crushing sludge metal to 2-minute hardcore songs, Dyatlove conveys emotion and brings the heavy with drop A tuning.
Starting individually, the band works on riffs and ideas, eventually bringing them together to be fleshed out further. As full believers of limitless creativity, they don’t tie themselves to classic song structures. The lyrics come from many places, some are stories, some are personal experiences. There are songs about love of family, songs about loss, songs about anger and songs about struggles and addictions. Although varied in the subject matter they all have one thing in common, feeling.
Performing with the same intense passion and emotion that they bring to the jam space, Dyatlove intends to really connect to their fans, and show what their songs mean to them. With Rob Sheldrick (drums) and Justin Lacey (bass), the quartet delivers with an infectious openness and energy. Their self-titled, debut EP is being released on May 29, 2020 with the cassette version being released by Coup Sur Coup Records that will feature an exclusive bonus track ‘Die! Kill! Pig!’.
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“DYATLOVE conveys emotion and brings the heavy with an impressive, eclectic EP” – Idioteq.com
“The track (Empty Lings) is amazing and the band will quickly make you a fan if you like groups like Converge, Deafheaven, or Spotlights.” – Ghost Cult Magazine
“they’ve got one behemoth set of four savage cuts on this record that warrant a major repeating, and a lineup of tunes that command & demand your full attention. This whole experience met every hope & expectation I could have had, then smashed & surpassed them all – Dyatlove’s EP didn’t let me down for a solitary second – you need this record on your playlists this year.” – Sleeping Bag Studios
“Their sound is eclectic and diverse, at times morose and others bone crunchingly heavy. ” – The Sludgelord
“This is a collection of songs about love of family, songs about loss, songs about anger and songs about struggles and addictions all wrapped up in the confines of half an hour’s worth of music…” – Metal Noise
“Here is Dyatlove — post-metal / post-rock / sludge band from Vancouver, Canada, and their fresh song called “Empty Lungs”. It’s uncompromisingly heavy music. From the very beginning to the very end of the track it feels like I am in the engine compartment of the old locomotive. Guitars, drums, bass, and vocal creates incredible tension and pressure. I just can’t resist it, and it takes me to its dark world.” – Faeton Music
“for those who love Deafheaven, Converge, Russian Circles, Touche Amore, Alcest, Pallbearer… A beautiful discovery.” – Mad-Breizh
“Empty Lungs really evacuates the air in the liver. Again sludge, doom again, heavy and laid-back job. I like it a lot.” – Metal Perver
Montreal, QC – May 27, 2020
Album Download HERE. (for media use only)For fans of Revocation, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Absence, Arsis, Allegaeon
Edmonton’s OMNIARCH Premiere Music Video ‘Pathfinder’ via TheCirclePit
Self-Titled Album Out Now!
Unleashing their debut self-titled album earlier this May, Edmonton progressive death metallers Omniarch are sharing with fans their new music video for the track ‘Pathfinder’ via its premiere on TheCirclePit‘s YouTube channel HERE.
The band adds:
“This song is about feeling what you love, doing what you love, and being who you truly are.”
A unique journey through history, mythology, imagination, and learning through introspection and reflection. Omniarch‘s seven-track full length is a composite of progressive and technical death metal, played by five seasoned musicians that bring an eclectic set of skills to the band. The Canadian quintet is recommended for anyone with an interest in melodic, technical, relentless death metal, especially fans of The Black Dahlia Murder, The Absence, and Arsis.
Commenting on the album, the band had this to say:
“We hope fans of aggressive, progressive, and technical metal music will enjoy this one. We feel it’s something new, but still within the realms of what we know and love. This debut album is our full, headlining set, and plays great in its track listing order. We are already working on an EP of all 7 string songs to follow, as well as working on another EP more indicative of our current sound/tuning. We released what we had up until now, and pride ourselves on our fecundity as a band. We have plenty of music coming down the pipe.”
Stream or download of Omniarch’s self-titled album is available on Omniarch.bandcamp.com, Spotify, and Apple Music.
1. Caligula (7:00)
2. A Voracious Awakening (3:57)
3. Humanaut (4:25)
4. Ohm Cairn (6:40)
5. Wrath of Erymanthos (4:06)
6. Pathfinder (3:55)
7. Ursa Major (7:39)
Album Length: 37:45
Album Band Line Up:
Morgan Lambert – Guitar
Mason Wilson – Guitar
Jon Hofmann – Bass
Mackenzie LaHaye – Vocals
Henry Giesbrecht – Drums
Live Band Line Up:
Morgan Lambert – Guitar
Mason Wilson – Guitar
Jon Hofmann – Bass
Mackenzie LaHaye vocals, Sean Higgins drums
Omniarch was formed from the ashes of two former bands, Netherward and This is War. Morgan Lambert (guitar), Mason Wilson (guitar), Jon Hofmann (bass), Mackenzie LaHaye (vocals), and Henry Giesbrecht (drums) who had played gigs together in separate bands, had always entertained the idea of joining forces. Eventually, conditions allowed for the amalgamation of the two bands into a new and wholly different alloy of metal and formed the beginning of Omniarch.
Giesbrecht, the original drummer, added a new dynamic to the band with his fresh approach to metal song structures. Eventually, Giesbrecht moved on and made way for Sean Higgins to step in and make his own indelible mark on the band with his nuanced sense of rhythm and pace. The disparate and yet congruous influences have come together to showcase a truly unique and exciting band, full of opportunity.
Each Omniarch song starts with a collaboration between Wilson and Lambert to determine the riffs, which are then brought to the rhythm section where they are morphed into a cohesive idea that is splattered with aggressive technical death metal vocals with themes surrounding history, fantasy/science fiction, and mythology.
Omniarch is just getting started, as of spring 2020 they have a fresh self-titled release out on May My 8th with plenty more music coming down the pipe. Watch out for them on the live circuit and take your chance to witness a compelling live show that challenges boundaries.
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“Omniarch come our way from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and they don’t come timidly. Their formulation of technical and progressive death metal absolutely blazes with exuberant spirit, technical virtuosity, and turbocharged energy, while incorporating memorable melodic and atmospheric accents. It’s the kind of music that will likely find welcome among fans of such bands as Revocation, Inferi, and The Black Dahlia Murder. ” – No Clean Singing
“Fire and fury with a really strong technical edge, Omniarch live and breathe their metal, choking all who share the same space…. Ursa Major is one hell of a closer. The drums and guitars taking the mood down to dark places, the vocals the sound of hellish noise in the shadows. Then out of the blue the band throw out an absolute beast of a guitar solo. It’s momentously heavy stuff.” – Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
“Ohn Cairn is brutal, death metal with shredding solos, and some cool melodic moments!” – Ghost Cult Mag
“The Canadian crew combines a technical and melodic sound not many newer bands achieve these days and it’s rather impressive.” – Technical Music Review
“Omniarch have furnished us all with an excellent record.” – Wicked Metal Review
“an ambitious Melodic Death Metal act that are clearly reaching for an individual sound on their self-titled debut.” – The Metal Crypt
Album Download HERE. (for media use only) For fans of Macabre, At The Gates, Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Psychological Horror Metal / Death Metal / Murder Metal TALES OF THE TOMB Shares Guitar Playthrough ‘Mermaid In A Manhole’ Off Conspiracy EP “Volume Two: Mendacium”
Edmonton death metal duo Tales of The Tomb are sharing with fans their latest guitar playthrough for ‘Mermaid In A Manhole’. The song is a bonus track that comes off of the band’s latest EP “Volume Two: Mendicium” unleashed this past September. The EP itself is a collection of narratives surrounding government cover-ups, national lies, and the heinous crimes committed amongst the shadows. It’s also a vicious bite of grinding blast beats, technical shredding accompanied by venomous guttural lows. Today, guitarist Corey Skerlak has put together a new playthrough for the song, which is one of many more videos being released by the band in the coming weeks. Behold the shredding via the video’s premiere on V13.net HERE.The band explains the story behind the bonus track in further detail: “‘Mermaid In A Manhole’ is the only song we have written that is truly-fictional. Based on a Japanese horror film Mermaid in a Manhole. The song focuses on a painter that is suffering from depression, who disembowels his wife while in a psychotic state. The story of the song ‘Mermaid in a Manhole’ does not really fit into our conspiracy theme we have for this EP. This is why we decided to list it as a bonus track to give it a proper release and the band had no plans to write more true-fiction based songs. Sonically we tried to recreate the psychosis the painter was going through, we wanted to represent the chaos that must have been going on in the painter’s mind to have brought himself to murder his wife. There is a sample at the end of the song, which has the sound of chopping and a man speaking in Japanese. This is audio taken right from the movie at the part where the painter is sitting on the ground covered in blood chopping up the remains of his mermaid saying, “My Mermaid, My Mermaid is dead.” “Volume Two: Mendicium” was mixed and mastered by Cryptopsy guitarist and head engineer/owner at The Grid Studios Christian Donaldson along with featuring artwork by Tony Midi of Tonymidi Artworks. The EP is available on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music. Track Listing: 1. The Nightmare Hall (4:05) 2. Faul (3:02) 3. The Sinful Messiah (4:14) 4. Dyatlov Pass Incident (3:52) 5. Nine Eleven (4:46) 6. Mermaid In A Manhole (3:33) EP Length: 23:44
More info: Facebook Instagram EPK About: Unified by the desire to have the grotesque power of 90’s era death and murder metal, Tales of The Tomb started as a thought that grew into an insatiable need to make extreme music. Tales Of The Tomb was created in October 2013 from founder Corey Skerlak (guitar, vocals) out of inspiration from the original murder metal band Macabre.
Much of their inspiration is drawn from the hideous crimes and conspiracies of the world. Retelling stories of the dark hidden secrets and victims from such crimes. This was the inspiration for the name Tales of The Tomb.
Calgary’s RED CAIN Premiere Music Video “Juliet” via NewFuryMedia New Album “Kindred: Act I” Out Now via Sliptrick Records
Calgary’s Red Cain has put together a visually thrilling music video for their track “Juliet” featuring Daniel Louden (Benevolent Like Quietus). The award-winning video (Best Music Video at Independent Shorts Awards (Los Angeles) is in support of their debut album “Kindred: Act I” released this past January via Sliptrick Records. Teaming up with NewFuryMedia, the band is excited to share the video’s premiere HERE. The band explains the video in further detail: “Deep forests, thick fog, American muscle cars, and Russian pagan goddesses. Part film-noir, part 80s road trip, dressed up with horror tropes and set to the “bubble-gum horror” stylings of goth rock banger “Juliet”, Red Cain is proud to drop our latest award-winning music film. Directed and produced by Rik Zak and Jun Ren, the film crew behind the band’s previous story video “ZERO” that took home 9 international film awards, “Juliet” tells the story of what happens when rock ‘n roll and occult forces collide on the roads of Americana. So buckle up, throw on your aviators, grab your Jackson Warrior, and make sure you’ve got the protection of Veles before you venture out into the open highway! “I saw her, lace and leather and hell, where serpents reign” – and now, so will you.”With their first full-length album “Kindred: Act I”, Red Cain dive into a conceptual journey through the primordial depth of the human psyche, surfacing to tell mythological tales of war, love, and transformation. Slavic, Celtic, and Egyptian myths all find a place within the tracks, in a venomous new form – battle hymns, sorrow songs, and eldritch chants. These are tracks that the band put their blood and spirit into, and while listener-friendly, they also contain a huge variety of layering and elements that require a number of listens to truly explore. Each song tells a story, and the concept behind the album can be found within the words. Red Cain brings forward elements of the Slavic storytelling tradition here, with Veles, the god of war and earth, our patron deity, and storytelling patron. The reconciliation of the ancient and the modern, the clash between the two, and the vivid and powerful tales it produces with bonds strengthened in singing age-old songs together. Musically, “Kindred: Act I” is a further continuation of the group’s debut self-titled EP, and fans will see that while it is still clearly a Red Cain album, there has been a significant progression in both styles, songwriting, and production. They have kept their raw sound but in a more modern package and the tracks themselves are very different, yet connected to one another through a variety of musical, lyrical and storytelling threads. For the band; “Kindred: Act I” is an ancient Sumerian incantation etched into the fiberglass wall of a derelict star-ship. Who can say what’s inside?” “Kindred: Act I” is available on Shop Sliptrick, Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp Music Video ‘Zero’ here. Lyric Video ‘Wing of The Crow’ ft. Kobra Paige (Kobra and The Lotus) here. Music Video ‘Snakebouquet’ here.