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divCJLO Metal charts #8211; 10/07/div
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div1 DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 The Physical World Warner Brothers/div
div2 PAROXYSM Voracite Self-Released/div
div3 IN THE NAME OF HAVOC 1180 [EP] Self-Released/div
div4 CASTLE Under Siege Prosthetic/div
div5 STRIKER City Of Gold Napalm/div
div6 CRIMSON SHADOWS Kings Among Men Napalm/div
div7 ELECTRIC WIZARD Time To Die Spinefarm/div
div8 OBEY THE BRAVE Salvation Epitaph/div
div9 CODE ORANGE I Am King Deathwish/div
div10 DIRT CANNON Tough Love Self-Released/div
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div11 HAUNTED  Exit Wounds Century Media/div
div12 NORILSK Japetus EP Self-Released/div
div13 LAIKA Somnia Self-Released/div
div14 GODFLESH A World Lit Only By Fire Avalanche/div
div15 COCKSURE TVMALSV Metropolis/div
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pMontreal, QC #8211; October 17, 2014/p
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p style=”text-align:center;” align=”center”RIYL = Shining, Craft, The Chasm, Ascension, Nachtmystium/p
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p align=”center”strongNoCleanSinging.com Premiere IDOL OF FEAR#8217;s Title Track From Upcoming Album #8216;All Sights Affixed, Ablaze#8217; /strong/p
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p align=”center”1. Vanquish (4:23)br /
2. Morningstar (6:19)br /
3. Circle of Vortices (5:27)br /
4. All Sights Affixed, Ablaze (6:20)br /
5. It Demands (3:30)br /
6. It Militates (5:15)br /
7. It Tyrannizes (6:49)br /
8. Carrion (5:55)br /
Album Length:  44:01/p
p style=”text-align:left;” align=”center”     With the upcoming assault of strongIDOL of FEAR/strong#8216;s full length album strong#8216;All Sights Affixed, Ablaze#8217;/strong strongdue out on November 18th/strong to follow up their 2013 debut EP #8216;Scavenger#8217;. The Barrie, ON black death band has joined forces withstrongNoCleanSinging.com/strong to unleash the title track upon the masses at the following linkstrong a href=”http://ift.tt/1uhY3uU”here/a/strong./p
p style=”text-align:left;” align=”center”#8220;The title track All Sights Affixed, Ablaze was penned during the depths of a dark winter. It is a lyrical blend of perseverance, strength, and exertion of the will through frigid existence. Our music has these themes of power and struggle that tend to reoccur, though it naturally ventures into different realms as well.#8221; explains vocalist and guitarist Austin Meyers./p
p style=”text-align:left;” align=”center”Mastered by Tore Stjerna (Watain, Corpus Christi) at a href=”http://ift.tt/1uhY6qm”Necromorbus Studio/a and mixed by Jeff Wardell, strong#8216;All Sights Affixed, Ablaze#8217;/strong features eight crushing tracks that ascend to stand out with force./p
p style=”text-align:left;” align=”center”Born from the powerful quote from Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 movie Det Sjunde Inseglet (The Seventh Seal) #8220;We must make an idol of our fear and that idol we shall call God.”. Idol of Fear focuses on abstract, sliced melodies paired with upfront aggression and compelling vocal energy. Best defined as undefinable and undeniable, Idol of Fear is the definition of creative freedom./p
p style=”text-align:left;” align=”center”strong#8216;All Sights Affixed, Ablaze#8217;/strong is now available for pre order at the following linka href=”http://ift.tt/1uhY6qu”here/a./p
p style=”text-align:left;” align=”center”strongShow Dates:/strong/p
p style=”text-align:left;” align=”center”Nov 1 #8211; Barrie, ON The Foxx Lounge w/ Dreamer/Deceiver, Hello Amora, We Were The Fires of Rome, Stigmachine, Like Animals. Tickets and info a href=”http://ift.tt/1yKXC2V”here/a./p
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p style=”text-align:center;”(R.I.Y.L. = Pantera, Slayer, Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Sepultura, Ektomorf)/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”strongMontreal Groove Metal BORNBROKEN Posts New Lyric Video #8216;Watch The World Unwind#8217; Featuring New Vocalist And Drummer/strongstrongbr /
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p style=”text-align:center;” strongNEW Line Up = /strongstrongL-R = Steve Burns (Drums), Tommy Vaillancourt (Bass), Jeff Boisvert (Vocals), Mike Decker (Guitar), Simon Savard (Guitar)/strong/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”strongNew Lyric Video = BornBroken #8211; Watch The World Unwind/strong/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”(a href=”http://ift.tt/11DdXZZ”video created by Roberto Napolitano Studio)/a/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”strongSong Stream Links:/strong/p
p style=”text-align:center;”strongBandcamp #8211; a href=”http://ift.tt/1vESXvV”http://ift.tt/1vESXvV/a /strong/p
p style=”text-align:center;”strongSoundcloud #8211; a href=”http://ift.tt/1vESXvZ”http://ift.tt/1vESXvZ/a /strong/p
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p     Recently announcing their new line up with strongextreme vocalist Jeff Boisvert (ex-Forbidden Sin)/strong and the strongferocious drumming of Steve Burns (Mythosis). /strongMontreal, QC groove metal band strongBORNBROKEN /strongis proud to unleash to fans theirstrong new lyric video /strongforstrong #8216;Watch The World Unwind#8217;, the line ups first track recorded and produced by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy)./strong/p
pGuitarist Mike Decker comments:/p
pstrong#8220;/strongWe#8217;re happy to have had this opportunity to give our fans a bigger better taste of the new single with this lyric video. Not only can you hear the cry, but you can see it now!!! Thanks again #8220;the broken#8221; fans for being loyal, kind and most of all METAL to the CORE!!!!#8221;/p
pThe new BornBroken line up will also be performing their strongfirst show supporting The Agonist on November 7th in Montreal, QC at Foufounes Electriques/strongalongside Ogenix, Red Skies and Temptist. For show and ticket info, please visit the following link a href=”http://ift.tt/1vET0Yr”here/a./p
pstrongBornBroken/strong#8216;s 2013 debut album strong#8216;The Healing Powers of Hate#8217;/strong is now streaming at the following link: a href=”http://ift.tt/1rFjud8″http://ift.tt/1rFjud8/a/p
pstrongAbout the album:/strong/p
pstrongBornBroken/strong#8216;s debut album strong#8216;The Healing Powers of Hate#8217;/strong was released in June 2013. The album was fan voted as a href=”http://ift.tt/14PtY9d”Album of The Week (June 10th, 2013) on Revolver Magazine/a, along with debuting a href=”http://ift.tt/1rFjudl”#8 on Canadian College Loud Charts/a, plus was named one of the best unsigned Heavy Metal Bands for June 2013 by a href=”http://ift.tt/1rFjt9i”Drago#8217;s Dungeon on /aa href=”http://ift.tt/1rFjt9i”About.com – Heavy Metal/a. They have also received great admiration from a href=”http://ift.tt/1vESXMp”Yell Magazine!/a quoting em#8216;This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album.#8217;/em and strongTheFrontRowReport.com/strong quoting em#8216;BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken.#8217;/em./p
pstrongAbout the band:/strong/p
pstrongBornBroken /strongwas formed with one simple mission in mind: Help the masses find a voice, a face, an “X” that marks the spot through the sounds of beating skins, metal strings and broken chords./p
pAfter months of writing and hours spent in the studio,strong BornBroken /strongmanaged to take every emotion they felt, put it to music, build off of past battle scars and create a record where listeners will feel they are part of the storyline./p
pOn their debut album,strong The Healing Powers of Hate/strong, strongBornBroken/strong play out not only what life has given them but also what they want to give back: truth, integrity, perseverance, loyalty and faith in humanity’s struggle for equality./p
pTo order their incredibly designed physical copy plus comic illustrated booklet (pic below), please visit the following link a href=”http://ift.tt/1rFjtGn”http://ift.tt/1rFjtGn/a./p
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pTrack Listing: The Healing Powers of Hate -/p
p1 – Can’t Quiet The Riotbr /
2 – Old Newsbr /
3 – Anger of The Daybr /
4 – I Will Risebr /
5 – Controlbr /
6 – It Has Begunbr /
7 – Birth of The Brokenbr /
8 – Bleed The Skybr /
9 – Reborn From The Ashesbr /
10 – The Healing Powers of Hate/p
pstrongAlbum Line Up:/strongbr /
Simon Savard – Guitarbr /
Jesus Salazar – Vocalsbr /
Tommy Vaillancourt – Bassbr /
Mike Decker – Guitarbr /
Brian Craig – Drums/p
pFor more info, tour dates and updates on BornBroken, please visit these links./p
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pstrongHighlight: #10 on Top 20 for July 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (a href=”http://ift.tt/1vESY2P”Earshot/a)/strong/p
pstrongHighlight: #17 on Top 20 for June 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (a href=”http://ift.tt/1rFjtpP”Earshot/a)/strong/p
pstrongHighlight:  #10 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (a href=”http://ift.tt/1rFjuKh”Earshot/a)/strong/p
pstrongHighlight:  #6 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (a href=”http://ift.tt/1vESY2S”Earshot/a)/strong/p
pstrongHighlight:  #10 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (a href=”http://ift.tt/1rFjwlm”Earshot/a)/strong/p
pstrongHighlight: #10 on Top 10 – For the Week of July 9, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (a href=”http://ift.tt/1rFjv0F”Earshot/a)/strong/p
pstrongHighlight: #9 on Top 10 – For the Week of July 2, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (a href=”http://ift.tt/1vESYjf”Earshot/a)/strong/p
pstrongHighlight: #8 on Top 10 – For the Week of June 18, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (a href=”http://ift.tt/1rFjudl”Earshot/a)/strong/p
pstronga href=”http://ift.tt/14PtY9d”Revolver Magazine #8211; Album of The Week #8211; June 10, 2013/a  /strong/p
pstrongThe Healing Powers of Hate #8211; #10 on Top 20 of 2013 Albums #8211; a href=”http://ift.tt/1rFjwlw”Metal Made In Canada/a/strong/p
pstrongThe Healing Powers of Hate #8211; #10 Album of 2013 #8211; Musik Universe/strong/p
pstrongThe Healing Powers of Hate #8211; Album of The Year 2013 #8211; Québec-Métal/strong/p
pstrongThe Healing Powers of Hate #8211; #4 Album of 2013 #8211; Made In Quebec Metal/strong/p
pstrongNominated for Best and Upcoming Band for 2013 #8211; Radio Riff/strong/p
pstrongNamed discovery of the year 2012 #8211; Musique d’une nation/strong/p
pstrongNamed discovery of the year 2012 #8211; Québec-Métal/strong/p
pstrongVoted 2nd best show of 2012 in Montreal #8211; Québec-Métal/strong/p
pstrongVoted 2nd best show of 2012 in Montreal #8211; Ondes Choc/strong/p
pstrong#8220;Montreal’s a href=”http://ift.tt/We67D2″ target=”_blank”BornBroken/a simply go for the throat and never let up. Their debut record emThe Healing Powers of Hate/em is a no holds barred punch to the face. Combining the aggression of Lamb of God with the riffs of Pantera makes for a modern day polished metal release. A concept record based around mankind’s ability to overcome adversity and rise up against it, the message is powerful and thought provoking.#8221; #8211; About.com #8211; Heavy Metal #8211; Drago#8217;s Dungeon: June 2013 The Month#8217;s Best Unsigned Heavy Metal Bands/strong/p
pstrong#8220;BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken. Their latest album, emThe Healing Powers of Hate/em, is the perfect combination of heavy meets melodic and combines what you’d hear from Lamb of God, Hatebreed and Five Finger Death Punch into one powerful, melodic, fist-pounding metal experience. There’s not one dull moment here and any metal head should at least check this album out. Rating: 8.5/10#8243; #8211; TheFrontRowReport/strong/p
pstrong#8220;These extreme metallers have done an amazing job of combining death and thrash without treading on melodic death too much#8230;The quality of the recording is also up to standards, including some gravity blasts that’ll have you shouting, “fuck yeah!”#8230;This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album.#8221; #8211; 4/5 #8211; Yell Magazine /strong/p
pstrong#8220;#8216;The Healing Power of Hate#8217; is a well executed album, tight and well produced, at times with strong hardcore influence. I liked the strong profile that the drums took, the guitar breaks were exciting and all the way through the vocals were first rate. The time taken to create it is very evident in the final result.#8221; 4.5/5 #8211; MetalTalk/strong/p
pstrong#8220;From the Canadian Mecca of metal, Montreal, comes upstart antagonists of aggression BornBroken and their debut emThe Healing Powers of Hate/em. From the opening moments of lead track “Can’t Quiet the Riot” it’s obvious these boys aim to take their hybrid of groove metal and metalcore and jam it right down your throat. Drawing heavily from the likes of Pantera and Lamb of God, the first meal of the day is a pit-ready anthem. Working off catchy as fuck, breakdown inflected riffs BornBroken mercilessly pound the listener to pulp. There is absolutely no doubt people leave a BornBroken show with injuries.#8221; #8211; Hellboundbr /
/strong/p
pstrong#8220;Montreal Metalheads spawn a beast of a debut album#8230;Over the years, there has been the odd occasion when a debut album has really struck me between the eyes, knocked me to the ground and given a damn good slapping (in the musical sense of course). Here is the latest in that line, an album of intense and brutal passion mixed with a groove based element that had me hooked from track one.#8221; #8211; Planet Mosh/strong/p
pstrong#8220;This album is 44 minutes of pure adrenaline infused death-thrash metal at its finest. emThe Healing Powers Of Hate/em captures the voice of ‘the broken’ and grants an identity to the thousands of so called misfits that struggle to find a place in our society. Marching to the sounds of brutal bass, slamming percussion, high-speed guitar solos and violently powerful vocals, the broken shall rise.#8221; #8211; LouderThanHell #8211; 5/5/strong/p
pstrong#8220;The Healing Power of Hate is a great example of why Canadian metal is regarded around the world as being of very high quality: Because, quite simply, it is#8221;. #8211; GoetiaMetal/strong/p
pstrong#8220;It’s aggressive, fierce, and well-crafted#8221; #8211; Bloody Underated/strong/p
pstrong#8220;I especially liked the guitars’ tone and the bass omnipresence, which add a thick extra layer of heaviness to the overall sound and prevent the album from feeling too polished or light. A well-crafted album without frills: as I mentioned above, BornBroken is not here to be cute but instead to knock you out with a direct hit in the face and they achieve this perfectly.#8221; #8211; Metal Made In Canada/strong/p
pstrong#8220;I was sucked in after the first couple of songs and if I had a label I would sign them in a heartbeat! I understand that this release was self-produced and if that is the case these boys are ten steps ahead of the game and will have labels banging through their doors in no time.#8221; #8211; XplosiveMetal/strong/p
pstrong#8220;Many of the hooks and riffs are excellent, they absolutely destroy my speakers, and the bedroom mosh commences.#8221; #8211; MetalStorm/strong/p
pstrong#8220;this record succeeds because it is so damn fun to listen to and the aggression seems just 2nd nature to these guys.#8221; #8211; Imhotep/strong/p
pstrong#8220;I thoroughly enjoyed em#8220;The Healing Powers of Hate#8221;/em. It’s got breakdowns, screaming solos and funky bass, three of my favourite things. I also liked the way the band incorporated other non-musical features, such as the sounds of sirens and spoken lyrics. It’s hard to hate on this album, despite the healing powers the emotion offers. #8221; #8211; Metal Temple/strong/p
pstrong#8220;emThe Healing Powers Of Hate/em is the debut release from these up-and-comers and is loaded with hard-hitting riffs and even heavier breakdowns. With this album BornBroken have resurrected the intense metallic sounds of bands the likes of A Life Once Lost, Hatebreed, Nora, and Arise And Ruin that once dominated the North American metal scene. It#8217;s wonderful to hear a band like BornBroken bringing back what some might consider the peak sound of modern metal.#8221; #8211; PureGrainAudio.com/strong/p
pstrong#8220;Pour percer le domaine du groove métal, tu dois avoir de bons… grooves! Et Bornbroken t’en sert dans bouche à grands coups de louche, toutes très pleines ! Groupe émergeant de la scène québécoise, cette troupe de Montréalais replace les pièces de certains puzzles laissées au sol par des groupes comme Pantera,Lamb of God et Hatebreed car en plus d’être métal et emgroové/em, on sent une petite corde bien tendue vers le hardcore métallisée#8230;Si je m’entrainais au gym, question d’augmenter le volume de façon exponentielle de mon emchest /emet de mes bras, c’est sur du Bornbroken que je le ferais!#8221; #8211; MusikUniverse/strong/p
pstrong#8220;Musically, BornBroken are a more solid, and extremely heavy, lot. Simon Savard and Mike Decker#8217;s surging, Dimebag Darrell-inspired grooves hit like haymakers throughout, aided by the sort of dry, ultra-punchy production Terry Date used to achieve such brutal majesty with Pantera, Unearth, Deftones and on White Zombie#8217;s Astro Creep: 2000. The sound here is huge – especially for a self-released effort – clear and quite pummeling.#8221; #8211; Metal-Rules/strong/p
pstrong#8220;It#8217;s not often when you find yourself deep inside of a storyline with an album especially a Metal album, and this is exactly where you find yourself being drowned in throughout The Healing Powers of Hate. Every lyric and every song has a purpose and sheds the tearing storyline that is BornBroken. Throughout every well timed riff through the endless pounding of the skins and through each scream and Growl BornBroken brings you down to their deep hell and shows you their vision through The Healing Powers Of Hate.#8221; #8211; KingstonMusicReviews/strong/p
pstrong#8220;BornBroken deserves broad attention. They#8217;ve already made a very big impression in their native Montreal, both for their live performances as well as their music in general. I honestly don#8217;t know that much about the Montreal metal scene, but I do know that it is getting bigger and more competitive. For these guys to emerge as a local favorite suggests something of their overall quality. Give this one a spin.#8221; SeaofTranquility #8211; 4/5/strong/p
pstrong#8220;BornBroken’s emHealing Powers Of Hate/em is a powerful album that falls in line with the likes of Pantera, Lamb Of God, and Hatebreed with some thrash inspirations from the likes of Testament, and Slayer.#8221; #8211; Emurg.com/strong/p
pstrong#8220;I must say that BornBroken#8217;s amalgamation of melodeath, metalcore and modern thrash works very well. It is well balanced and captures only the good aspects of these three genres, reminding us that, despite all the not-so-interesting bands that roam the three genres, melodeath, metalcore and modern thrash do have a lot to offer#8230;Fans of Pro-Pain, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Machine Head and a wide variety of modern metal bands should definitely check out this potent debut album.#8221; #8211; 4/5 #8211; MetalMusicArchives/strong/p
p#8220;strongWhat BornBroken have done here is create an album that ticks pretty much every box on the seriously heavy tick sheet, managing to put together an album which is heavy, melodic, dark, haunting, and yet uplifting at the same time. Representing the pain and angst that went into making it, this album will connect with your soul, and remind you of what heavy is.#8221; #8211; Loud-Stuff.com/strong/p
pstrong#8220;I was digging these guys all the way through and just wanted to keep playing the album over and over again. If you were to mixed elements of PANTERA, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED, SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, HAVOK amp; SLIPKNOT together you would end up with BornBroken. They have been building up a following of fans in Canada and now are ready for the world. They have a fan for life in me now!#8221; Beowolf Reviews/strong/p
pstrong#8220;The track Control has a super hooky melodic line that rides over a thicker groove.  It really fills my body with warmth while also making my blood boil.  This echoes with a bit of Gothenburg stylistic trappings without going overboard.  It really is a tasty riff.#8221; #8211; Nocturnal Cult/strong/p
pstrong#8220;/strongstrongIl y a un certain buzz à l’entour de The Healing Powers Of Hate et pour cause, le premier album de BornBroken est l’album de la semaine sur le site de Revolver Magazine. Tout un honneur et c’est amplement mérité. Ça me manquait d’entendre du bon groove métal et cette formation de Montréal excelle dans ce domaine. Imagine un mélange de Pantera et Lamb Of God avec une voix hardcore à la Hatebreed et ça te donne une bonne idée du style que propose BornBroken./strong/p
pstrongCe qui frappe à la première écoute est la qualité de la réalisation. T’as l’impression qu’il y a des blocs de ciment qui sortent de tes speakers tellement le son est sec et puissant. J’aime particulièrement l’attaque de la batterie qui me rappelle celle de Vinnie Paul sur Reinventing the Steel. C’est une bonne référence en passant#8230;Si tu apprécies les bons solos de guitares, cet album en est plein, j’adore entre autres ceux à la Slayer sur la pièce It Has Begun. BornBroken ne cache pas ses influences mais livre la marchandise avec une confiance déconcertante.#8221; #8211; 8/10 #8211; a href=”http://ift.tt/1vESYjp”Boulevard Brutal/a/strong/p
pstrong#8220;So watch for it. Listen to it. These Montreal Metal Thrash-core compadres are definitely onto something different, and not only with regard to the local scene, but for Metal in general. The BornBroken boys are biting off as much as they can chew by creating a heavy-duty concept album, fusing the powers of all their influences and generating a sound that fluctuates between latter day Sepultura and mid-career Lamb of God.#8221; #8211; BetweenTheHorns.ca/strong/p
pstrong#8220;J’avouerais que l’ensemble de cet album constitue une production des plus solides. Ils nous offrent une musique qui montre un groupe mature qui a bien travaillé et retravaillé ses compositions pour respecter l’esprit thrashcore mais sans que celles-ci soient toujours construites selon le même pattern #8230;  Si strongMetallica/strong est une inspiration pour beaucoup de groupes, c’est du côté plus sombre du thrash que strongBORNBROKEN/strong puisent la sienne. On sentira tout au long de l’album les influences dont ils se réclament eux-mêmes (strongSlayer/strong,strongPantera/strong) alors que du côté core, ils mentionnent strongHatebreed/strong et strongParkway Drive/strong. Je peux également rajouter du strongSepultura/strong en masse et des trucs plus vieux comme du strongSick of it all/strong ou dustrongBiohazard./strong#8221; #8211; a href=”http://ift.tt/1rFjv0U”OndesChocs/a/strong/p
pstrong#8220;#8230;At the first look, the album looks like a collector’s item.#8221;/strongbr /
strong#8220;#8230;The Healing Powers of Hate as a sound comparable to the big names of the industry#8230;I have the strong impression that everything was thought of on this CD. It’s a very well done album from A to Z. The Healing Powers of Hate from BornBroken is nothing less then a must!!” #8211; Musique D’Une Nation/strong/p
pstrong“BornBroken is the future of Québec Metal, with 10 titles to discover, even on stage, since the group demonstrates an uncanny and totally uncommon, energetic stage presence. They have poured their guts into the making of this introductory album, their own monies and a wealth of professionalism, which must be recognized. Bravo for an excellent album that one just doesn’t tire of listening to.” #8211; Québec-Métal/strong/p
pstrong#8220;#8230;le disque est marqué au fer rouge d#8217;une intensité menaçante qui n#8217;épargnera aucun tympan.’’- Bande à part (Radio-Canada)/strong/pbr / a rel=”nofollow” href=”http://ift.tt/11De1c6″img alt=”" border=”0″ src=”http://ift.tt/11De0F0″ //a img alt=”" border=”0″ src=”http://ift.tt/11De0F2″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /brbr
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pMontreal, QC #8211; October 15, 2014/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”RIYL =  Epica, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth, Children Of Bodom, Iced Earth/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”strongKARKAOS Announce New Lead Vocalist Viky Boyer; Post Song Teaser #8216;Leap of Faith#8217;/strong/p
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pAfter parting ways with former vocalist Veronica O. Rodriquez plus two releases under their belt, 2014#8217;s #8216;Empire and 2011#8217;s #8216;In Burning Skies#8217;, Montreal, QC extreme melodic metal band strongKARKAOS/strong are proud to announce their return to the scene with new vocalist at the helm Viky Boyer./p
pThe band comments:/p
p#8220;Today we welcome Viky Boyer to the Karkaos family. Her passion and dedication inspired us and her voice opened gateways to bigger and better things to come. We are honored to henceforth share the stage with this talented musician, exceptional singer and all-around amazing person. More importantly we are excited to unleash this beast of a front woman and show you all what a new Karkaos is all about! Be sure to come out on November 28th in Montreal at Petit Cafe Campus to give a warm welcome to Viky, enjoy a killer show and share a few drinks to celebrate this new and exciting chapter in the Karkaos history.#8221;/p
pNew vocalist Viky Boyer also comments:/p
p#8220;It’s an honor for me to play with such talented musicians. I#8217;ve known Karkaos for awhile now; I’ve always appreciated their music, so I knew I had to give it a shot when I got the opportunity! Lots of stuff to come. We already started to write new material, and I feel like I’m right where I belong.#8221;/p
pThe band has also posted a teaser for their upcoming re-recorded track with Boyer strong#8216;Leap of Faith#8217;/strong off the band#8217;s latest album #8216;Empire#8217;. The track will be released on Monday, October 20th for fans to enjoy!/p
p#8216;strongLeap of Faith#8217; Song Teaser #8211; a href=”http://ift.tt/1vwStu7″http://ift.tt/1vwStu7/a /strong/p
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pstrongShow Dates:/strong/p
pNovember 28 #8211; Montreal, QC #8211; Petit Cafe Campus w/ Märchenbilder, Instanzia and At Dawn#8217;s Edge. For tickets and show info, please visit stronga href=”http://ift.tt/1vwSr5z”here/a/strong./p
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ol
liOde to La Resistance (1:26)/li
liLeap of Faith (4:17)/li
liDepths of Madness (4:40)/li
liThe Condemned (4:32)/li
liEchoes of Perpetuity (3:55)/li
liBlood, Sweat and Tears (4:36)/li
liDusk (1:01)/li
liFallen Empire (3:18)/li
liAwaiting The Clock#8217;s Last Turn (5:30)/li
liEden (8:16)/li
/ol
pAlbum Length: 41:38/p
pAbout:/p
pFounded in 2009, Karkaos has evolved into one of the most reputable and celebrated metal acts hailing from Montreal, QC. Melodic yet heavy, this female-fronted band succeeds in targeting an immensely wide audience thus establishing a vast following within just a few short years. With Veronica O. Rodriguez as their former charismatic singer and front woman, the band released their first E.P. entitled “In Burning Skies” in 2011 closely followed by a professionally shot music video and a live appearance on Montreal’s prestigious music television station “Musique Plus”./p
pFollowing a great reception and positive reviews, the band was invited to participate in local competitions and perform with international acts such as Into Eternity, Enslaved, UneXpect and Unleash the Archers. Growing exponentially, the band enlists new veteran members of the local music scene before returning to the studio to record their debut full-length album called “Empire”. With a new solid line-up, the band released the music video for “Depths of Madness” in December 2013 and their debut album in March 2014 to critical acclaim./p
pForever evolving, Karkaos parted ways with their dedicated singer Veronica, moving into a more focused and professional direction by recruiting Viky Boyer, a young talented extreme vocalist and musician. With Viky at the helm, Karkaos is ready to embark on new ventures, always pushing forward the boundaries of extreme melodic metal./p
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pemstrong#8220;I would recommend this album to every Melodic Death fan and fans of war and kingdom themed albums.#8221;  9/10   Metal Temple/strong/em/p
pemstrong#8220;Empire is a diverse, energetic listen that I would recommend to just about anyone that enjoys metal music.#8221;  9/10 Epic Music Review/strong/em/p
pemstrong#8220;«Empire» est un album qui m’a particulièrement plu et étonné. Autant par sa qualité sonore que par la complexité des pièces et des arrangements musicaux.#8221;  8.5/10 Daily Rock/strong/em/p
pemstrong#8220;Plus d’une fois les poils sur ma nuque se sont dressés lors de mes nombreuses écoutes de leur excellent album#8221;  8.5/10   #8211; Ondes Chocs/strong/em/p
pemstrong#8220;Ce mélange de death, assez technique soutenu par une orchestration sans faille. La production est nickel et la qualité des musiciens est exemplaire.#8221;  9/10   #8211; Muzik Injection/strong/em/p
pemstrong#8220;One of the most surprising breakout releases of the year, “In Burning Skies” is a powerhouse of a release from the new Canadian act Karkaos that goes on a whirlwind tour of all things metal.#8221; 4/5 #8211; Metal Underground/strong/em/p
pemstrong#8220;In Burning Skies » est un coup de maître, un de ceux qui vous redonnent foi en un genre affaibli.#8221;- Metal Ship/strong/em/p
pemstrong“The Tempest”, is simply a brilliant song that showcases the full potential of the band#8221; #8211; Blackwind Metal/strong/em/p
pemstrong#8220;Karkaos a réussi à rallumer chez moi quelque chose que j’avais cru mort lorsque j’ai vu In Flames se convertir en Screamo/Emo/Dubstep.#8221; #8211; Musik Universe/strong/em/p
pemstrong#8220;#8230;d’une qualité irréprochable ainsi qu’incroyablement diversifiée.#8221; #8211; Musique d#8217;une Nation/strong/em/pbr / a rel=”nofollow” href=”http://ift.tt/1vwStuh”img alt=”" border=”0″ src=”http://ift.tt/1vwSr5D” //a img alt=”" border=”0″ src=”http://ift.tt/1wKbupJ” width=”1″ height=”1″ /brbr
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