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p style=”text-align:center;”R.I.Y.L. – D.R.I., Suicidal Tendencies, Megadeth, Metallica, Faith No More, Motorhead, Pantera, Slayer, Anthrax, Overkill, Exodus/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”a href=”http://ift.tt/1luh5d3″Facebook/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/T6Uxc1″Soundcloud/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1luh5d7″Youtube/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/RenBwQ”Bandcamp/a/p
p style=”text-align:center;” a href=”http://ift.tt/1luh5tp”Download Album Lyrics – Mutank – M.E.C.H. Metal – 2014/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1luh6xA”Download Album Cover/a/p
p style=”text-align:center;”strongWacken Metal Battle Canada Champs MUTANK Post Jam Video w/ New Track #8216;Channel Change#8217; + Mu-Year Montreal Show July 25 + Performing At Wacken Open Air For International Metal Battle July 30th/strong/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”L to R:  Liam Hinchey- Lead Guitar |Steven Breen – Rhythm Guitar| Ahmed Saad – Drums | Stephen Reynolds – Vocals and Bass | Photo Credit – Mihaela Petrescu/p
p      Wacken Metal Battle Canada champions strongMUTANK /stronghave posted a new video from their recent jam session, which includes a new track calledstrong #8216; Channel Change#8217; /strongthat can be heard at the following link: a href=”http://ift.tt/1ocqag3″http://ift.tt/1ocqag3/a/p
pThe band commented the following on their facebook band page:/p
p#8220;For a Tank Mu we got together and made a new jam vid in the tank. New song included called Channel Change. Check Steve-out#8217;s radical bass riffage, and Steve-in#8217;s debut behind the mic. Come hear Channel Change and another brand new song on Fspan class=”text_exposed_show”riday night at L#8217;alizè with a href=”http://ift.tt/1tAKatk”Lich King/a and a href=”http://ift.tt/1tAKaJF”Trainwreck Architect/a and Reanimator. Say goodbye before we leave for Germany!!!#8221;/span/p
pstrongMUTANK i/strongs gearing up for two big gigs, firstly theirstrong MU-Year show in Montreal, QC at L#8217;Alize on July 25th to celebrate their one year anniversary /strongwith support fromstrong Lich King, Trainwreck Architect and Reanimator. /strong Show details can be found at the following link: a href=”http://ift.tt/1ocqawt”http://ift.tt/1ocqawt/a/p
pPlus the band will be heading off to strongWacken Open Air /strongto compete in thestrong international Wacken Metal Battle representing Canada on July 30th on the WET Stage at 2pm local time./strong/p
pTheir debut releasestrongstrong ‘M.E.C.H. Metal’ /strong/strongis now available as a pay what you want download on bandcamp a href=”http://ift.tt/RenBwQ”http://ift.tt/RenBwQ/a plus audio cassette./p
pstrongShow Dates:/strong/p
pa href=”http://ift.tt/1ocqawt”July 25 #8211; Alize #8211; Montreal, QC #8211; w/ Lich King, Trainwreck Architect, Reanimator/a/p
pJuly 30 #8211; International Wacken Metal Battle @ Wacken Open Air #8211; Wacken, Germany #8211; 2pm #8211; WET Stage/p
pspan class=”null”a href=”http://ift.tt/1luh5tD”Aug 22 #8211; Trailer Thrash Fest #8211; Saint-Pie, QC/a w/ span class=”fsl”span class=”text_exposed_show”Reanimator, Eternal Judgment, Death Lullaby, Venomenon, Dissension and more! /span/span/span/p
pstrongMusic Video #8211; The Heavy Hand of The Doomsday Clock#8217;/strong -a href=”http://ift.tt/T6Uwor”http://ift.tt/T6Uwor/a/p
pstrongimg src=”http://ift.tt/1luh5K8″ alt=”" width=”250″ height=”250″ //strong/p
pstrongAlbum Stream - a href=”http://ift.tt/T6UxIZ”http://ift.tt/T6UxIZ/abr /
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pstrongTrack Listing: M.E.C.H. Metal/strong/p
p1. M.E.C.H Metal (2:04)br /
2. MUTANK (4:03)br /
3. Minions (3:49)br /
4. W.A.R. (1:57)br /
5. Heavy Hand of The Doomsday Clock (3:38)br /
6. No Spoils, No Mercy (2:48)br /
7. Corporate Child (2:35)br /
8. Thrashback In Time (4:02)/p
pTotal Time: 25:00/p
pstrongAbout:/strong/p
pFormed when three Newfoundlanders crossed paths in the Canadian heavy metal capital with Ahmed Saad who hails from the Middle East, the injection of music immediately began to flow through their veins and M.E.C.H. metal was soon born./p
p“It stands for Middle East Coast Heavy Metal; Our drummer being from the Middle East and the rest of the members being from the east coast of Canada,” explains Stephen Reynolds (bass, vocals). #8216;Every single person in this band is a songwriter, so the songs come out with their own feel and develop naturally.’ continues Reynolds. ‘We don’t shackle ourselves to any kind of focused idea, which brings about a sort of honesty in the music not often found in metal.’/p
pFor more info on Mutank, please visit the following links:/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”RIYL = Deftones, Thrice, Junius, Neurosis, Isis, Defeater, Modern Life Is War, Refused, Fugazi/p
p style=”text-align:center;”a href=”http://ift.tt/1rOxWjr”Tour Dates/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1tLCLpu” target=”_blank”Disparagermusic.com/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1rOxWjt”Facebook/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1tLCJOh”Twittter/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1rOxYb1″Reverbnation/a/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”Buy Links: a href=”http://ift.tt/1tLCLFX” target=”_blank”Disparager.bandcamp.com/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1rOxWjE”iTunes/a  |a href=”http://ift.tt/1tLCLG3″Amazon/a |a href=”http://ift.tt/1rOxWzU”CD Baby/a/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”strongDISPARAGER Member Breaks Vertebrae; strongPost Video Comment + /strongCancel NYC July 27th Date; New Lyric Video #8216;RIP Bill Hicks’; New EP Out #8216;Timeless, Ageless#8217;/strong/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”L-R:  Chris AhKao (guitar, vocals), Jason Kim (guitar), Peter Meluso (drums), Sri Rao (bass) – Photo credit:  Merissa Blitz/p
p   strongDISPARAGER/strong vocalist / guitarist Chris AhKao has posted a video comment on facebook where he addresses his strongrecent injury of fracturing his L2 vertebrae/strong and strongcancelling their upcoming show on July 27th at The Acheron in NYC/strong./p
pTo view the video, please visit the following link: a href=”http://ift.tt/1nbzTmA”http://ift.tt/1nbzTmA/a/p
pIn additional news, the post rock metal band recently unleashed a new lyric videostrong #8216;RIP Bill Hicks#8217;/strong from their debut EP strong#8216;Timeless, Ageless#8217;/strong produced by Jay Maas (Defeater, Bane, H2O, American Nightmare, Polar Bear Club)./p
pLyric Video #8211; RIP Bill Hicks: a href=”http://ift.tt/1pXuMVD”http://ift.tt/1pXuMVD/a/p
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div dir=”ltr”Vocalist / guitarist Chris Ahkao comments:/div
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div dir=”ltr”#8220;R.I.P. Bill Hicks is about letting go of something that is wrong for you, even if the act of letting go, the decision to let go, and everything leading up to that decision is hard.  Comfort and familiarity are nice, but allowing those feelings to steer your life treads dangerously close to living in fear.  Our days are precious and few and we must decide what is worth our time.#8221;/div
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pstrongShow Dates:/strong/p
pa href=”http://ift.tt/1mSn2qi”strongDISPARAGER CANCELLED ON SHOW #8211; /strongJuly 27 @ The Acheron #8211; Brooklyn, NY w/ Blackest,  Warm, Dead Empires/a/p
pFormed just last year, strongDISPARAGER/strong has always had the crazy notion that music is art and that art is never a means to an end but an end in itself. As an extension of frontman Chris AhKao regaining his life from personal demons, this debut EP is a testament to thatem. /emBursting with dense rawness and precision while pushing the boundaries of metal with tracks like #8220;At Least I Still Have Bon Iver#8221; – half folk song, half crushing mix of Isis and Slayer #8211; and #8220;Pictures” #8211; a time signature mindfuck the band is proud NOT to call prog rock. The music is meant to showcase a refusal to settle, to compromise, to live any other life than that inspired by unwavering intent, self-expression and integrity./p
pEP Stream #8211; Timeless, Ageless #8211; a href=”http://ift.tt/1tLCLWC”http://ift.tt/1tLCLWC/a/p
pSong Stream #8211; Tuesday Love #8211; a href=”http://ift.tt/1rOxWQF”http://ift.tt/1rOxWQF/a/p
pSong Stream #8211; R.I.P. Bill Hicks #8211; a href=”http://ift.tt/1tLCMcS”http://ift.tt/1tLCMcS/a/p
pAcoustic Video #8211; Gratitude #8211; a href=”http://ift.tt/1qmVXuY”http://ift.tt/1qmVXuY/a/p
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pstrongEP Track Listing – Disparager #8211; Timeless, Ageless:/strongbr /
1. Picturesbr /
2. Tuesday Lovebr /
3. Gratitudebr /
4. R.I.P. Bill Hicksbr /
5. At Least I Still Have Bon Iver/p
pbr class=”aQJ” /For more info, please follow the band at these links:/p
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pEPK #8211; a href=”http://ift.tt/1tLCJOv”http://ift.tt/1tLCJOv/a/p
p- 30 -/p
pemstrong“Disparager are from Brooklyn, New York and play metal or hardcore, or post-rock, or whatever you want to call it. Above all else though, Disparager are fucking badass./strongstrong ” – Pure Grain Audio/strong/em/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”(R.I.Y.L. – Motorhead, Tank, Nashville Pussy, Kyuss)/p
p style=”text-align:center;”a href=”http://ift.tt/1lFzs4a”EPK/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1w3AVn1″Press Photo/a | Download EP Lyrics | a href=”http://ift.tt/1lFztFi”Download EP Cover/a/p
p style=”text-align:center;”a href=”http://ift.tt/1lFzs4c”Facebook /a| a href=”http://ift.tt/1lFztVA”Twittter/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1lFztVC”Reverbnation /a| a href=”http://ift.tt/1lFzs4e”Soundcloud /a| a href=”http://ift.tt/1lFzsks”Youtube /a| a href=”http://ift.tt/1w3AVTM”Last FM/a/p
p style=”text-align:center;”Buy Links: a href=”http://ift.tt/1lFzskw”theroughboys1.bandcamp.com/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1w3AVTS”Friendly Fire Distro/a/p
p style=”text-align:center;”strongOut Now! strong#8216;Blood, Booze, And Gasoline#8217;, New EP From/strong Toronto#8217;s Street Punk Thrash THE ROUGH BOYS /strong/p
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pL-R – Marky Zapata (Guitars), Tommy Gervais (Bass/Vox), Sammy Greenland (Drums) – Photo Credit – Grace Cavarra/p
pIt#8217;s summer time and there#8217;s nothing better to do than join Toronto, ON’s badass street punks strongThe Rough Boys/strong and their strong#8216;Blood, Booze and Gasoline#8217;/strong EP, out today on strongJuly 22nd/strong and strongavailable/strong for strong$6.66 dollars/strong at the following bandcamp link: stronga href=”http://ift.tt/1tvj1bd”http://ift.tt/1tvj1bd/a /strong/p
pstrongplus EP stream at a href=”http://ift.tt/1ubDTIr”http://ift.tt/1ubDTIr/a /strong/p
p#8220;Alright fuckers here it is#8230;after months of brutal waiting#8230;here#8217;s the Blood, Booze and Gasoline EP for ya#8230;thx to everyone involved. Enjoy#8230;Play LOUD. #8221; comments vocalist/bassist Tom Gervais./p
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pTrack Listing: The Rough Boys #8211; Blood, Booze and Gasolinebr /
1. Before The Devil Knows I’m Dead (2:27)br /
2. Hogtown (3:57)br /
3. Blood, Booze and Gasoline (3:05)br /
4. May Two Four (3:11)/p
pTotal Time: 12:42/p
pTaking their name from a Neil Young lyric – ‘All those rough boys, playin’ that rock and roll#8217;, this four track ripper full of aggression and emotion is the follow up to 2012′s Speed and 2011′s Spithead sure to leave you in both shock and awe while forcing you to press ‘Play’ again and again. Sharing the stage with bands like Cauldron, Fuck The Facts, Axxion, Midnight Malice, Adrenechrome, Saigon Hookers to name a few, strongTHE ROUGH BOYS/strong don#8217;t hold back on their brass knuckle punch to the face and showing fans  a rocking booze fueled good time./p
pstrongVideos:/strong/p
pMusic Video #8216;Born To Rock#8217; off Speed EP (2012) - a href=”http://ift.tt/1lFzskB”http://ift.tt/1lFzskB/a/p
pstronga title=”the rough boys – born to rock” href=”http://ift.tt/1lFzskB” target=”_blank”img src=”http://ift.tt/1lFzskD” alt=”the rough boys – born to rock” border=”0″ //a/strong/p
pMusic Video for title track off #8216;Spithead#8217; EP (2011) - a href=”http://ift.tt/1w3AY28″http://ift.tt/1w3AY28/a/p
pstronga title=”the rough boys – spithead (music video)” href=”http://ift.tt/1w3AY28″ target=”_blank”img src=”http://ift.tt/1lFztVP” alt=”the rough boys – spithead (music video)” border=”0″ //a/strong/p
pFor more info, please visit the following links:/p
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p- 30 -/p
pemstrong“A collision of soul-scorching hard rock with speed-fueled thrash metal. This is music that’s loud, dirty, raw, and played at a breakneck pace. Just think Motorhead crashing head-on with Slayer.”- Exclaim Magazine/strong/em/p
pemstrong“strongThe minute I pushed play and the first song Before The Devil Knows I’m Dead started… the very first thing that came to my mind was the southern hillbilly Thrash Rockin sound of the awesome opening song of Nashville Pussy‘s High As Hell album Struttin’ Cock… it has the same sense of party rockin’ the same nonchalence, i’m going to borrow the words that the greatLester Bangs once used to describe The Guess Who… ¨They have the courage to be drunken baffoons which makes them poetic¨ and that just describes these guys so well!!! ” The Blood Shed/strong/strong/em/p
pemstrong “Hide your daughters, hide your wives, The Rough Boys are coming to town and they aren’t discreet!”” – Uysfaber.com/strong/em/p
pstrongem “…great  sounding  mixture  of  thrash  and  punk  rock  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.”- Extreme Underground Music Zine /embr /
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pTrack Listing: The Rough Boys #8211; Blood, Booze and Gasolinebr /
1. Before The Devil Knows I’m Dead (2:27)br /
2. Hogtown (3:57)br /
3. Blood, Booze and Gasoline (3:05)br /
4. May Two Four (3:11)/p
pTotal Time: 12:42/p
pstrongEP Credits:/strongbr /
• All songs performed by:br /
-    Tom Gervais(Bass/Vox)br /
-    Jack Cerre(Rhythm Guitar/Solo on track 1.)br /
-    Mark Zapata(Solos)br /
-    Sam Greenland(Drums)br /
-    Jared Verlage, Dominic Whela, Jack Cerre, Sam Greenland, Mark Zapata, Tom Gervais(Gang Vocals)br /
• All songs written by: Tom Gervais/Sam Greenlandbr /
• Produced by: The Rough Boysbr /
• Mixed by: Ryan Cox @ D.A.R.C. Productionsbr /
• Mastered by: Chuck Carvalho at Joao Carvalho Masteringbr /
• CD Cover, Album Artwork: Clown Baby/p
pstrongAlbum Band Line Up:/strongbr /
-    Tom Gervais(Bass/Vox)br /
-    Jack Cerre(Rhythm Guitar/Solo on track 1.)br /
-    Mark Zapata(Solos)br /
-    Sam Greenland(Drums)/p
pstrongLive Band Line Up:/strongbr /
-Tom Gervais(Bass/Vox)br /
-Mark Zapata(Guitars)br /
-Sam Greenland(Drums)/p
pstrongDiscography/strongbr /
2012 – Speed (EP) - a href=”http://ift.tt/1w3AWam”http://ift.tt/1w3AWam/abr /
2011 – Spithead (EP)br /
2010 – Showin’ Teeth (Demo)/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”R.I.Y.L. – Morne, (early) My Dying Bride, (early) Anathema, Saturnus, Isis/p
p style=”text-align:center;”a href=”http://ift.tt/1r67oc6″Facebook/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1r67qku”Reverbnation/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1r67qAM”Bandcamp/a/p
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p style=”text-align:center;”strongOut Now! Free Download Death Doom NORILSK EP #8216;Japetus#8217; + Limited Edition CD w/ Voivod Cover/strong/p
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pL-R – Nick Richer (Drums and Backup Vocals ) - Nicolas Miquelon (Bass, Guitar and Vocals) – Photo Credit: Nick Richer/p
pGatineau, QC death, doom and sludge duo strongNORILSK/strong consisting of Nicolas Miquelon (Damnus, The Great Russian Empire, ex-Kintra) and Nick Richer (Damnus, Doll, Outrage AD) are proud to announce the release of their debut EP strong#8216;Japetus#8217;/strong, strongout today on July 22nd/strong, which is available strongdigitally/strong as a strongpay what you want/strong plus strongphysically/strong on stronglimited edition CDs (only 100 printed)/strong./p
pstrongspan lang=”EN-CA”Nicolas Miquelon (Bass, Guitar and Vocals) comments:/span/strong/p
pemspan lang=”EN-CA”#8220;Releasing the first EP of a new band always feels great; and it is particularly true with this one. Coming from a region where doom is slowly blooming on the metal horizon, Norilsk is for us like a different kind of seed springing out of the underground. Reactions to the songs have been very positive and we couldn’t be happier about the comments we received thus far./span/em/p
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pemspan lang=”EN-CA”From the huge sound to the clean layout and the simple vinyl looking packaging, we decided to press a very limited number of CDs, 100 to be precise, while making the digital version available on a pay-what-you-want basis. As records collectors, we like to think, aside from the quantity, that the exclusive Voivod cover gives the CD a rareness quality for fans to enjoy./span/em/p
pemspan lang=”EN-CA”From the dramatic black and white 19supth/sup-Century photo of an ice shove in the port of Montreal to the duality of languages (French / English) and the frontier city where this band comes from (Gatineau QC / Ottawa ON), the whole EP has an underlying layer of contrasts under its weighty doom embrace./span/em/p
pemspan lang=”EN-CA”Japetus is a good representation of what Norilsk is about: slow minimalistic death-doom metal with a few unorthodox elements, tainted in sludge. It doesn’t get any closer to what the future holds for this band—and like a harbinger of things to come, there are strong links between this CD and the upcoming full length.#8221;/span/em/p
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pTrack Listing: Japetusbr /
1 – Japetus (08:14)br /
2 – Negatron (05:43)br /
3 – Potsdam Glo (05:43)/p
pEP Length: 19:41/p
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pAbout:/p
pNamed after Siberia’s most northern city, strongNORILSK/strong draws their inspirations and themes from Northern identity, isolation, and world demise. Incorporating elements of sludge and post-metal along with influences from doom-death metal bands such as Thergothon, Saturnus, and early My Dying Bride, the band is sharing with metal fans a taste of what’s to come in their debut EP strong‘Japetus’/strong./p
pPresented in a very limited CD edition and digital format, the strong#8216;Japetus#8217;/strong EP is both an introduction to the band and a teaser to future recordings. Clocking just under 20-minutes, the EP includes the title track strong#8216;Japetus#8217;/strong, which will be on the band#8217;s later planned full length album and also features one alternate version of strong#8216;Potsdam Glo#8217;/strongalong with a cover of strongVoivod/strong#8216;s song strong#8216;Negatron#8217;/strong, which is exclusively available on the CD./p
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p align=”center”strongBohemian Circus, The New Jacobin Club strongStreaming New Track #8216;Champagne Ivy#8217; + /strongDeclares Release Of New Album #8216;Soldiers Of The Mark#8217; Out Sept. 2nd/strong/p
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p align=”center”strong(Clockwise starting from the top right)/strongbr /
strongThe Horde #8211; vocals/guitar , Mistress Nagini #8211; backing vocals/keyboard, The Ruin – bass, The Luminous – cello, Rat King – drums, Posion Candi #8211; Vocals/theremin/percussion/strongbr /
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p style=”text-align:left;” align=”center”    Six piece punk rock cabaret, strongThe New Jacobin Club/strong, are a must see, bucket list band. Their unbelievable gothic freak show performance, theatrical storylines, and multi-instrumentals (cello, theremin, keyboard, etc.) are a rare occurrence for the flat lands of Saskatchewan. They are not a stranger to the Canadian Music scene as they have been a staple for nearly 20 years. With plans to release their ninth album titled strong‘Soldiers of the Mark’/strong, strongNJC/strong have been keeping tabs on their progress./p
pThe strongofficial release date/strong for strong‘Soldiers of the Mark’/strong is strongSeptember 2, 2014 with /strongthe band now streaming the first single strong‘Champagne Ivy’/strong at the following link: a href=”http://ift.tt/1u8RksD”http://ift.tt/1u8RksD/a/p
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p“This album represents for us a benchmark of maturity and collaboration. #8220;Champagne Ivy#8221; was the first song I started working on after we finished our #8220;Acts of Treason#8221; tour in 2010 and it#8217;s a blast to hear how the band#8217;s newest members 5 years ago have today become such an integral part of the NJC sound and style. Luminous and Candi both shine on this track with the electric cello leads and rich backing vocals. It#8217;s the colourful and elegant live sound we#8217;ve been working on for 4 years finally captured it in the studio. It’s also one of the 3 free songs we’re giving away to new fans joining our online community! You can sign up right at newjacobinclub.com.” comments The Horde/p
pThe album will be for sale through strongItunes/strong, and can be pre-order via the bands bandcamp and website stronga href=”http://ift.tt/1wS6DSw”http://ift.tt/1wS6DSw/a /strong/p
pIn addition,strong NJC /strongare offering fans a very special and limited edition #8216;strongSoldiers of The Mark#8217;/strong hardcover coffee-table format lyric book with the release of the album. It will be a joint effort with Calgary, AB based RunRabbit Entertainment. RunRabbit is notable for their independent short films (“Lilith” premiered at the 2013 Calgary Horrorcon and featured music by the New Jacobin Club prominently in the soundtrack) as well as their dark and provocatively themed photography. The book will contain not only the complete lyrics to the album, but an introduction, brief commentary written by band members and entourage, and full album credits. Contributing visual artists include Jess Thamnos (responsible for the iconic and menacing album cover ), Kathryn Trembach (band photographer) and Candice Grosenick (graphic artist behind the band’s concert posters and merchandise)./p
pFirst editions of the book will be available by pre-order only and will include a special digital album download featuring the regular 10 song album plus 8 more bonus tracks. The deluxe 18 track version of the album will only be available directly from newjacobinclub.com and with the limited edition book./p
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pSoldiers of the Mark #8211; 2014 - Track listing:/p
div1. The Mark (4:02)/div
div2. Parade of Innocents (4:41)/div
div3. Champagne Ivy(4:00)/div
div4. Angel MMXIV (2:48)/div
div class=”im”5. A Grey Day to Die (3:53)/div
div6. Into the Fire (5:26)/div
div7. Garthim (3:58)/div
div8. My Smile (2:47)/div
div9. Seal of Metatron  (3:50)/div
div10. Return to Eden (2:46)/div
pAlbum Length:  38:15/p
pstrongTour Dates/strongbr /
Sept 5 – Calgary @ Dickensbr /
Sept 12 – Saskatoon @ Amigosbr /
Oct 25 – Regina @ German Club Concordiabr /
More dates to be announced/p
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pOutcasts among wise men and fools alike, the New Jacobin Club is a fiendish group of musicians, poets, painters and performance artists who have been entertaining and provoking since the mid 1990’s. Combining seedy bohemian stage theatrics with bombastic art rock anthems has given the long lived ensemble a shocking and original edge that has attracted as much heated controversy as it has fiercely loyal fans./p
pBeginning as a power trio based in the Western Canadian city of Saskatoon, the New Jacobin Club signed to U.S. indie label Transparent Records in 1998 and released “A Lesson in Mortality”.   In 2003 “Retake the Throne,” their second full length album, became a minor Canadian college radio hit, creeping on to the national top 100 chart by the year’s end. By 2009, the NJC had become infamous for their provocative live show featuring unsettling freakshow stunts and what would become signature pyro tricks such as “exploding” cymbals and lighting microphone stands on fire. They released the epic gothic rock-opera “This Treason” the following year accompanied with “Inside the Cannibal Circus,” a DVD complete with concept video, live concert and candid documentary style footage. The double disc set was met with even more college radio success and sparked strong opinions from critics in Canada and worldwide./p
pThe group is led by founding father and roaring frontman Xerxes Praetorius Horde (“The Horde” to his allies), singing opposite Poison Candi (theremin, percussion, vocals) and backed by The Luminous (electric cello),The Ruin (bass), The Rat King (drums) and Mistress Nagini (backing vocals, synth) . On stage the band is often joined by a colorful cast of collaboraters including performance artists Firecrotch Jones, Raunchy Rabies, Rima the Birdgirl, and drummer/programmer Eclipse./p
pDescribed as “Fiery and imposing while still retaining a degree of intelligence and fore-thought” (Exclaim! Canada’s independent music authority), “Energizing and engaging” (PureGrain Audio, USA) and “a gloriously black exercise in dark psychedelia” (BCFM Sunday Rock Show Review, UK), the New Jacobin Club never tire of dancing on genre boundaries with nods to classic goth, 70’s rock, power metal, blues, somber folk and even a hint of danceable industrial funk. The NJC has shared the stage with KMFDM, Voltaire, the Groovie Ghoulies, Nashville Pussy, the Nekromantix and countless others. Their signature vocal hooks and riffs have propelled them onto local and national Canadian independant radio charts, several movie soundtracks and even their own cable televised acoustic special./p
pNow in 2014, the band returns with their next shocker ‘Soldiers of The Mark’ due out on September 2nd as a self-release sure to make your ears cringe with its ten tracks of insanity. Along with this release, NJC are offering fans a very special and limited edition “Soldiers of the Mark” hardcover coffee-table format lyric book. It will be a joint effort with Calgary, AB based RunRabbit Entertainment. RunRabbit is notable for their independent short films (“Lilith” premiered at the 2013 Calgary Horrorcon and featured music by the New Jacobin Club prominently in the soundtrack) as well as their dark and provocatively themed photography. The book will contain not only the complete lyrics to the album, but an introduction, brief commentary written by band members and entourage, and full album credits. Contributing visual artists include Jess Thamnos (responsible for the iconic and menacing album cover ), Kathryn Trembach (band photographer) and Candice Grosenick (graphic artist behind the band’s concert posters and merchandise)./p
pFirst editions of the book will be available by pre-order only and will include a special digital album download featuring the regular 10 song album plus 8 more bonus tracks. The deluxe 18 track version of the album will only be available directly from newjacobinclub.com and with the limited edition book./p
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pstrongThe New Jacobin Club – Soldier of the Mark (2014)/strong/p
pRIYL (Recommended If You Like) = Misfits, Danzig, Horrorpops, AFI, Creepshow/p
pRelease Date: September 2, 2014br /
Label: Manticore Music Groupbr /
Distribution: (coming soon)br /
UPC Code #: 829982154668br /
Available on: CD Baby, Bandcamp, iTunes, NewJacobinClub.com/p
pstrong“Fiery and imposing while still retaining a degree of intelligence and fore-thought.” #8211; Exclaim!/strong/p
pstrong“Energizing and engaging!” #8211; Pure Grain Audio/strong/p
pstrong#8220;a gloriously black exercise in dark psychedelia” /strongstrong- The BCFM Sunday Rock Show Review (UK)/strong/p
pstrong“Worthy of a listen, if only to fuel your desire to see their amazing live show, which may change the way you see music forever.” BC Musician/strong/p
pstrong“#8230;a patchwork of Frankenstein of diverse influences, dueling guitars, enormous synths, pounding drums and bass, and most important, what really sets it apart #8211; incredible musicianship.” #8211; Planet S Mag/strong/p
pstrong“#8230;staright out of the Glenn Danzig (Misfits era) tradition #8211; though much more engaging than Danzig ever was#8230; If you ever wondered what Gwar’s interpretation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show might be like, The New Jacobin Club has your answer.” #8211; Harvest Moon Music/strong/p
pstrong“Romps with a breath that is vibrant and refreshing#8230;wonderfully flamboyant, theatrical and wicked.” #8211; Ring Master Review/strong/p
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pstrongTrack Listing: Soldiers of The Mark – 2014/strong/p
pstrong1. A Grey Day to Die (3:53)/strongbr /
strong2. Angel MMXIV (2:48)/strongbr /
strong3. Champagne (4:00)/strongbr /
strong4. Garthim (3:58)/strongbr /
strong5. Into The Fire (5:26)/strongbr /
strong6. My Smile (2:47)/strongbr /
strong7. Parade of Innocents (4:41)/strongbr /
strong8. Return To Eden (2:46)/strongbr /
strong9. Seal of Metatron (3:50)/strongbr /
strong10. The Mark (4:02)/strong/p
pstrongAlbum Length:  38:15/strongbr /
strongAlbum Credits: /strong(Studio and live line up)br /
The Horde – vocals/guitarbr /
Mistress Nagini – backing vocals/keyboardbr /
The Ruin – bassbr /
The Luminous – cellobr /
Rat King – drumsbr /
Posion Candi – Vocals/theremin/percussionbr /
*Guest cvocals on “Into The Fire” by Rob Corpse Eater from Bob amp; Rob’s Corpse Eating Service/p
pEngineered amp; Produced by: Matthew Faccabr /
Mastered by: Noah Mintz (Billy Talent, Birthday Massacre, Broken Social Scene)/p
pPhoto credit: Kathryn Trembachbr /
Album artwork: Jesse Thamnos (RunRabbit Entertainment)/p
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pstrongstrongDiscography:/strongbr /
/strong2012 – Left Behind EPbr /
2010 – This Treason/Inside The Cannibal Circus CD/DVDbr /
2008 – The Final Entertainment Show EPbr /
2008 – The Filthy amp; the Righteous (CD compilation album)br /
2006 – Wicked Citybr /
2003 – Retake The Thronebr /
2001 – The New Jacobin Clubbr /
1999 – A Lesson in Mortality EP/p
pstrongstrongShared Stage w/:/strongbr /
/strongKMFDM, Voltaire, The Groovie Ghoulies, Nashville Pussy, The Nekromantix/p
divstrongTours amp; Fests:/strongbr /
2014 – Terminus Festival Calgary (Kick-Off Night feature performer)br /
2013 – “Birth of Squid Lord” Concept Show/Western Canadian Tourbr /
2012 – Left Behind Western Canadian Tourbr /
2011 – “Moral Adverntureres” Concept Show – SK Halloween Tourbr /
2010 – “Acts of Treason and Poor Taste”(Concept Show) – Western Canadian Tourbr /
2009 – “The Cannibal Circus Roadshow” (Concept Show) Western Canadian Tourbr /
2008 – “The Final Entertainment Show” – Western Canadian Tourbr /
2007 – “Wicked Tour” Part 2 – Western Canadian Tourbr /
2006 – “Wicked Tour” Part 1 – Western Canadian Tourbr /
2002 – Freedom Fest – “Extreme Sports” Tournamentbr /
2002 – “The New Jacobin Club” – Western Canadian Tourbr /
1999 – A Lesson in Mortality – Western Canadian Tour/div
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divstrongMovie Placements/strongbr /
2010 – “Dungeon Crawl” – Independent, Canada – Added to Soundtrack  – “Retake the Throne” amp; “City of Thieves”br /
2006 – “Skeleton Key” Darkstone Entertainment USA  – Added to Soundtrack – “Rats in the Walls (non-album mix)/div
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pstrongVideography:/strongbr /
2012 – My Smile (from “Left Behind”)br /
2010 – This Treason (from “This Treason”)br /
2006 – The Creeping Flesh (from “Wicked City”)/p
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