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pIf you know us in any way, shape, or form – you know we like metal music.  The thing is, sometimes metal can take itself a little too seriously.  So to balance out the heavy music world it’s been gifted with Psychostick – a damn heavy band that does everything but take themselves too seriously./p

pWhether they are parodying a song that we all know the words do (a href=”http://ift.tt/1lxKmtw”their take on Drowning Pool’s ‘Bodies’ must be heard by everyone/a) poking fun at the general populace (a href=”http://ift.tt/1pBu8NE”‘Sadface Emoticon’ might be your theme song/a) or are just sharing their devotion for adult beverages (a href=”http://ift.tt/1lxKppj”everyone has heard ‘Beer’, right?/a) – this band kills./p

pstrongBut wait! There is more!/strongbr On September 4th their new tour with One-Eyed Doll is making its way to Club L.A. in Destin.  That’s right.  They are coming right here – and you need…/p
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divEdmonton death metal crusaders bKryosphere/b hitting the road for their bWestern Canadian Katastrophe Tour/b bfrom span class=”aBn”span class=”aQJ”Sept 18 – 28/span/span/b
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divspan style=”color:#000000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”bWest Koast Katastrophe Tour Dates:/b/span/div
divspan style=”color:#000000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”b18-Sep – Nelson, BC – Kootenay Coop Radio/b/span/div
divspan style=”color:#000000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”b19-Sep – Vancouver, BC – Funky Winkerbeans/b/span/div
divspan style=”color:#000000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”b20-Sep – Victoria, BC – The Cambie/b/span/div
divspan style=”color:#000000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”b21-Sep – Nanaimo, BC – The Queens/b/span/div
divspan style=”color:#000000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”b23-Sep – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s/b/span/div
divspan style=”color:#000000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”b24-Sep – Cranbrook, BC – Byng Roadhouse/b/span/div
divspan style=”color:#000000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”b25-Sep – Medicine Hat, AB – Liquid Niteclub/b/span/div
divspan style=”color:#000000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”b26-Sep – Calgary, AB – Lord Nelson’s/b/span/div
divspan style=”color:#000000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”b27-Sep – Red Deer, AB – The Blarney Stone/b/span/div
divspan style=”color:#000000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”b28-Sep – Edmonton, AB – DV8/b/span/div
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divbHere’s the a href=”http://ift.tt/1uzBqYx”tour press release/a/b/div

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divspan style=”color:#000000;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”bTour Promo Video/b/span/div

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p style=”text-align:center;”ALBUM PROMOS FOR MEDIA COVERAGE (ex. feature, interview, album review, airplay, etc.) CAN BE REQUESTED a href=”mailto:ashermedia@gmail.com”HERE/a/p
p style=”text-align:center;”R.I.Y.L. – Deftones, Of Mice amp; Men, Darkest Hour, Asking Alexandria,br /
Protest The Hero, Alexisonfire, Baptized In Blood/p
p style=”text-align:center;”a href=”http://ift.tt/1rL5lMo”EPK/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1nSFBGz”Download High Res Press Photo/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1rL5mzT”Album Lyrics – Eyes And Ears – 2014/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1nSFDOB”Download Eyes And Ears Album Cover/a/p
p style=”text-align:center;”a href=”http://ift.tt/1mIwlVd”Quartered.ca/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1nSFDOD”Facebook/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1rL5mzY”Twittter/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1rL5oHT”Reverbnation/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1nSFBWY”Soundcloud/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1rL5mQg”Youtube/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1nSFBX1″Last.FM/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1rL5mQi”CBC Radio 3/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1nSFDOL”Instagram/a/p
p style=”text-align:center;”Sales Links: a href=”http://ift.tt/1rL5oHX”Bandcamp/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1nSFE52″iTunes/a | a href=”http://ift.tt/1rL5mQo”CD Baby/a/p
p style=”text-align:center;”strongQUARTERED Offer Free Download #8216;Violent Love#8217; From Upcoming Album #8216;Eyes And Ears#8217; + Playing Rain City Throwdown In Vancouver Sept 27th/strong/p
p style=”text-align:center;”img class=”alignnone” src=”http://ift.tt/1nSFBXb” alt=”Quartered – Press Photo – Credit Tyler Branston” //p
p style=”text-align:center;”L-R: Jeff Wang – Guitar | Greg Williams – Vocals | Craig Rudder – Bass | Scott Miller – Drums | Photo Credit – Tyler Branston/p
p      Releasing their new album strong#8216;Eyes And Ears#8217;/strong on strongOctober 7th/strong, Vancouver, BC#8217;s strongQUARTERED/strong returns to the spotlight to follow up 2010#8217;s #8216;Walk Like A Ghost#8217; that took the band on multiple Canadian and international tours, one of which saw them playing with Lamb of God and Testament at the 2010 Pulp Summer Slam festival (held in Manila, Philippines). The first single off the new release strong#8216;Violent Love#8217;/strong is now available as a strongFREE download/strong for fans on strongPureGrainAudio.com/strong at the following link: a href=”http://ift.tt/1lwy2d0″http://ift.tt/1lwy2d0/a./p
p#8220;Violent Love is a song that hits you in the chest. It#8217;s hard hitting with an emotional undertone of a past soured relationship. Not only is it an intense song musically but also emotionally.  As people we can all identify with the feeling. We felt it was important to come back with a song that people can relate to on a personal level.#8221; comments vocalist Greg Williams./p
pQuartered’s focus has always been on conveying moody emotion and mixing heavy grooves, experimental riffs, and hook-laden bridges to paint a picture with lyrics that tell a story while keeping one major goal in mind: longevity./p
pWith their last two full-length albums, The Falls of Autumn and Walks Like a Ghost, produced by Ben Kaplan (worked on projects with Mudvayne, Chevelle, Alexisonfire and Rise Against), the progressive metal band is ready to unleash its third record, Eyes and Ears co-produced by Royce Whittaker ./p
pimg src=”http://ift.tt/1rL5mQr” alt=”Album Cover – Quartered – Eyes And Ears – 2014″ //p
pTrack Listing #8211; Quartered #8211; Eyes And Ears (2014)/p
p1. Blink Blink Flash (4:15)br /
2. Call Me Crazy (4:04)br /
3. Violent Love (3:02)br /
4. Speak of the Devil (4:07)br /
5. She Sees Colour (5:19)br /
6. Take Me There Tonight (3:52)br /
7. Echoes (3:55)br /
8. Ricochet (5:29)/p
pAlbum Length: 34:06/p
pIn additional news, strongQuartered/strong will be performing at this year#8217;s third annual strongRain City Throwdown/strong presented by strongDenyss McKnight of Crowsnest Productions and Cariboo Brewing at the Rickshaw Theatre on Sept 27th in Vancouver, BC/strong alongside bands Take The Earth Beneath Us, The Body Politic, Wolfborne, Drop The Hate. Full details can be found a href=”http://ift.tt/1nSFBXd”here/a./p
p#8220;Rain City Throwdown was an event born out of support for the local metal scene.  With a lack of mediums for bands to gain exposure, this was a no-brainer. An event for us by us.  One night of the year where we showcase Vancouver talent.  This event has given the local heavier acts a chance to perform together for one night, on one stage, for the fans. See you at the front, bring them dancing shoes.#8221; comments vocalist Greg Williams/p
pstrongShow Dates:/strong/p
pSept 27 #8211; Vancouver, BC #8211; Rickshaw Theatre (Rain City Throwdown)/p
pstrongAbout:/strong/p
pThanks to a group of high school friends fusing their influences into one cohesive sound and the flip of a coin to help choose between band names, Vancouver progressive metal band Quartered’s moniker has certainly given itself meaning over the years./p
pInspired by bands like Deftones, Tool and Thrice from early on – Quartered’s focus has always been on conveying moody emotion and mixing heavy grooves, experimental riffs, and hook-laden bridges to paint a picture with lyrics that tell a story while keeping one major goal in mind: longevity./p
pFollowing multiple Canadian and international tours, one of which saw them playing with Lamb of God and Testament at the 2010 Pulp Summer Slam festival (held in Manila, Philippines) and two full-length albums, The Falls of Autumn and Walks Like a Ghost, produced by Ben Kaplan (worked on projects with Mudvayne, Chevelle, Alexisonfire and Rise Against), Quartered is ready to unleash its third record, Eyes and Ears, on October 7th/p
pHeavily influenced by “memories and how senses play a big part in connecting and helping us remember parts of our lives,” the title Eyes and Ears was chosen because “you can’t un-see the things you’ve witnessed and hearing is such a powerful way to trigger memories,” explains vocalist Greggor Williams./p
pAre you ready to open your eyes and ears to Quartered?/p
pFor more info, please visit the following links:/p
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p“Their intense brand of progressive metal is what’s lacking in music today, the real deal….Quartered is, hands down, one a a very few select bands in this country that will go somewhere.” – Danger, 99.3FM The Fox (Vancouver, BC)/p
p“Their live show has the energy of Alexisonfire, while their music reminds me of early Deftones. They are definitely one of Vancouver’s top 5 heavy bands.” – Christian Aldred, Rednyne Productions (Vancouver, BC)/p
p“…put them on stage – as in their upcoming CD release performance at Vancouver’s media club – and they’ll win new converts with their sheer impassioned intensity alone.” – Peach Arch News (Surrey, BC)/p
p“Quartered has an amazing history and accomplishments. On tour constantly and having tracks on Rockband are only a couple of great things this band has done… Great refined sound of a modern hard rock band. Elements of prog rock mixed in with metal to create a blend tastes which just flow into ones ears. Catchy hooks and sick riffs rekindled my love for Quartered as they blew away the crowd. Using boxes crafted to house lights to shoot up at them as they played they looked and sounded amazing. I could see Quartered rock a small venue, a theatre or even an arena and you would still get such an intimate feeling with such a personable band. ” – Hammer Records (Live Review)/p
p“The perfect blend of brutality, melody and catchy hooks made for the perfect metal storm. Self described as progressive, Quartered never let the energy fall below maximum during their entire set. Through the constant tempo changes, occasional time signature madness and swift vocal style change ups they were proving that hype means nothing when all you’ve got is talent and the ability of writing a great and memorable metal song. So many bands, even seasoned veterans, lack stage presence but Quartered could write a how-to book on the subject. Engaging and attention grabbing, these guys know how to put on a show. Its not very often you see a band live, hearing them for the first time, and there is not a single thing to complain about. There is just something so intriguing with their hybrid sound of “Alive or Just Breathing” era Killswitch Engage and the progressive flair of Tool. With the peaks and valleys woven into their sound it keeps all eyes on stage at all times and all ears forever open, and that is something the night had been missing.” – Metal Underground (Live Review)/p
p“Somewhere along the inspiration of other Canadian screamos Alexisonfire, see for yourself by listening to their newest single “Casa”” – Vancouver Music Review./p
p“Screamo modern metal with a complexed progressive edge is what I call this style of music from Vancouver based hard hitters Quartered.” – Fireworks Magazine/p
p‘Walks Like A Ghost’ is an album packed with the perfect mix of heaviness and melody, creating songs that contain elements of progressive metal, post-rock, metalcore, and in some short instances; alternative doom.” – Metal Underground/p
p“They are not only one of the most talented bands I have had the honour of working with but are flexible, easy to deal with and I have never received anything other than the best reviews from venues that have hosted them with multiple requests to have them return again.”- Leanne Harrison, Sin Agency/pbr / a rel=”nofollow” href=”http://ift.tt/1nSFCdw”img alt=”" border=”0″ src=”http://ift.tt/1rL5oYl” //a img alt=”" border=”0″ src=”http://ift.tt/1nSFE5a” width=”1″ height=”1″ /brbr
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