Death Ray Vision (Killswitch Engage / Shadows Fall) Launch New Song

Death Ray Vision “Get Lost Or Get Dead”
Debut 7″ Vinyl, Digipack CD, & Digital Download out May 14, 2013
Featuring Brian Fair from Shadows Fall and Mike D’Antonio from Killswitch Engage
First single “Shattered Frames” streaming at YouTube
Debut Full Length Album Produced by Dean Baltulonis (Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front) coming this Summer!
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Current members of Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall and ex members of Overcast and Cannae have combined forces in the project DEATH RAY VISION. These veterans of the Boston metal scene play a raw brand of metallic hardcore that recaptures the energy of their old school hardcore roots infused with all they have learned and experienced as musicians over the past decade. The songs are short blasts of energy and intensity built on thrash metal rhythms and chugging guitar riffs.
The debut 5 song EP “Get Lost Or Get Dead” will be released May 14, 2013 on Bullet Tooth in 7″ Vinyl, Digipack CD, and digital download formats. The first song “Shattered Frames” can be streamed at YouTube! The track listing is:
1. Shattered Frames
2. Get Lost Or Get Dead
3. Not For Glory
4. Chainsaw Of Bees
5. Drown The Light
According to vocalist Brian Fair, “When Mike and I first met, we went to see Leeway and Breakdown play in Boston.  My love for raw, metallic hardcore began that day and the energy and insanity in that club is something that has stayed with me forever.”
After breaking their silence onstage at local Boston hardcore shows, DEATH RAY VISION entered Mad Oak Studio in MA with producer Benny Grotto to record their debut EP “Get Lost Or Get Dead”.  The recording, which the band self released, captured the raw energy and emotion of the band combined with a modern production, seamlessly bridging the gap between the past and future.  The sessions were the creative spark that inspired the band to continue writing and see how far they could push their sound.
“We started the band to have fun, there is really no other reason to do Death Ray Vision,” states bassist Mike D.  “Apparently we were having so much fun when we started writing for the 1st EP that we just kept writing and writing. All of a sudden, we had a crap load of tunes.”
While gathering material for a full length release, DEATH RAY VISION caught the attention of Bullet Tooth, a label that has a staff with very similar backgrounds and history in the heavy music scene as the band.  Having a label that embraces the same DIY ethic as the band was a necessity. Joining forces with Bullet Tooth was the perfect way for DEATH RAY VISION to reach a wider audience without having to sacrifice the independent spirit of the band.
Josh Grabelle and Bullet Tooth have the capacity to get our record out to more people then we can reach on our own,” explains Mike D. “It also doesn’t hurt that he is an old friend and is really excited about DRV. What more could you want?”
Grabelle is as enthusiastic about the signing as the band is. He’s known the members for years, almost signing Killswitch Engage in 2000. “I’m a huge fan of Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, and Overcast,” he said. “I first met Brian Fair in 1995 at an Overcast show in Erie, PA. I’ve been friends with Mike D for years as well.  Mike D told me he had started a new band and I already knew it was gonna be awesome, and it was! I was honored they thought of me and Bullet Tooth and I know we will knock it out of the park together.” The exclusive signing announcement and DRV interview is located at MetalInsider.com.
With their new label partnership in place, DEATH RAY VISION have recently completed tracking for the new LP with producer Dean Baltulonis (Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front) which will be released in the summer of 2103.
“The band is really excited to get back in the studio,” explains Fair. “These new songs have pushed our sound to a new level and we can’t wait to unleash them on the world!”
DEATH RAY VISION recalls the insanity of the old hardcore days while remaining focused on destroying the future.
 
Death Ray Vision is:
Brian Fair – Vocals
Mike D. – Bass
Pete Cortese – Guitar
Zack Wells – Guitar
Colin Conway – Drums
 
For More Info:
www.Facebook.com/DeathRayVision
www.Twitter.com/DeathRayVision

WEST OF HELL: New Live Performance Video

Vancouver, BC’s WEST OF HELL has been touring Canada tirelessly in support of the band’s debut album, Spiral Empire, which hit stores in May 2012. A live performance video for the WEST OF HELL track ‘Faceless The Droids’ is available for viewing now at Revolvermag.com. Head to this location to watch the video, which includes footage of almost a year’s worth of live shows, parties, friends, fans and good times!

WEST OF HELL has also been releasing a series of fly-on-the-wall episodes that clearly document the hilarity and madness that ensues while on the road with one of Canada’s fastest rising heavy metal acts! The videos can be viewed at the band YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/westofhellofficial.

WEST OF HELL recently announced that they will be joining Agnostic Front to support them on their 30th anniversary tour, traveling through Canada this October. Also performing on the tour will be Death By Stereo. The six-day mini tour kicks off tomorrow in Vancouver, BC on October 19th and comes to an end in Winnipeg, MB on October 25th. See below for all tour dates, show information and ticket information.

WEST OF HELL Tour Dates with AGNOSTIC FRONT and DEATH BY STEREO:

October 19th – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
Live at The Rickshaw Presents
Tickets available at http://www.liveatrickshaw.com, Red Cat Scrape, Zulu or at the door.
Time: Doors at 8pm
19+

October 20th – Kelowna, BC @ Level Nite Club
Presented by Cruzar Media (www.cruzarmedia.com) & HELL RAISER (http://www.facebook.com/hellraiserproductions)
Tickets available at Level Nite Club or at the door.
Time: Doors at 8pm
19+

October 21st – Calgary, AB @ The Republik
Presented by Cruzar Media (www.cruzarmedia.com)
Tickets available online at http://www.etixnow.com and Sloth records.
Time: Door at 8pm
18+

October 22nd – Edmonton, AB @ The Studio-Privet show
Presented by Cruzar Media (www.cruzarmedia.com)
Tickets available online at http://www.etixnow.com and Sloth records, or at the door.
Time: Doors at 8pm
18+

October 23rd – Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
Presented by Cruzar Media (www.cruzarmedia.com)
Tickets available at Blackbyrd Myoozik & online at http://www.yeglive.ca
Time: Door at 8pm
18+

October 25th –Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo
Tickets available at The Zoo
Time: Door at 8pm
18+

November 11th – Calgary, AB @ Lord Nelson’s Pub & Grill
Nov 9, 10, 11th festival.
Weekend pass $20
Day pass $10
Nov 11th Time: Doors at 11am
Advance tickets will be on sale at the pub soon.

Spiral Empire is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers.

For more information on WEST OF HELL, please visit these websites:

http://twitter.com/WestofHell
http://www.youtube.com/westofhellofficial
http://soundcloud.com/westofhell
http://www.myspace.com/westofhell
http://www.facebook.com/WestofHell

NAPALM DEATH to Release Exclusive Tour T-shirt Designed by Artist Sean Taggart

The leaders of extreme, NAPALM DEATH, will be co-headlining a North American tour with MUNICIPAL WASTE later this month! This 5-week trek also features EXHUMED as support, plus VEKTOR, DAYGLO ABORTIONS, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT, and SPEEDWOLF on select dates. All upcoming tour dates are below.

NAPALM DEATH tour dates feat. MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED
with VEKTOR
Oct 26–Springfield, VA–Empire
Oct 27–New York, NY–Gramercy Theater
Oct 28–New London, CT–El N Gee
Oct 29–Boston, MA–Middle East
Oct 31–Montreal, QC–Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov 1–Toronto, ON–The Opera House
Nov 2–Austin, TX–Fun Fun Fun Fest**
Nov 3–Chicago, IL–Reggie’s***
Nov 4–St Paul, MN–Station-4*
with DAYGLO ABORTIONS
Nov 5–Winnipeg, MB–Osborne Village Inn
Nov 6–Regina, SK–Riddell Centre
Nov 7–Edmonton, AB–The Pawn Shop
Nov 9–Vancouver, BC–Rickshaw Theater
with ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT
Nov 10–Seattle, WA–Showbox SODO with GWAR, DEVILDRIVER, CANCER BATS, MARTHA SPLATTERHEAD’S REVENGE, LEGACY OF DISORDER
Nov 11–Portland, OR–Hawthorne Theater
Nov 12–Oakland, CA–Oakland Metro
Nov 13–Santa Ana, CA-Observatory with REPULSION
Nov 14–Hollywood, CA–House Of Blues with DWARVES
Nov 16–Tempe, AZ–Rocky Point Cantina
Nov 17–El Paso, TX–House Of Rock*
with SPEEDWOLF
Nov 18–Ft Worth, TX–Rail Club
Nov 20–Nashville, TN–Exit In
Nov 21–Lexington, KY–Buster’s
Nov 23–Richmond, VA–Kingdom
Nov 24–Charlotte, NC–The Casbah
Nov 25–Knoxville, TN–The Valarium
Nov 26–Birmingham, AL–Zydeco
Nov 27–New Orleans, LA-Siberia
Nov 29–Jacksonville, FL–Brewster’s Roc Bar
Nov 30–Atlanta, GA–Terminal West
Dec 1–Tampa, FL–Orpheum Theater
Dec 2–Miami, FL–Grand Central, Barge To Hell Pre-Party**
Dec 3-7–Barge To Hell**

* = NAPALM DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED only
** = NAPALM DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE only
*** = NAPALM DEATH, EXHUMED only

On this co-headlining trek, NAPALM DEATH will be selling tour-exclusive t-shirts designed by artist Sean Taggart (CRUMBSUCKERS, AGNOSTIC FRONT). In regards to these special tees, bassist Shane Embury comments: “As everyone should know, we grew up on a steady diet of the musically extreme, be it death/thrash metal or hardcore punk! Two album covers stood out to us back in the day more than any others as being both satirical and serious at the same time–those being CRUMBSUCKERS’ ‘A Life of Dreams’ and AGNOSTIC FRONT’s ‘Cause for Alarm.’ To me, those album covers capture my youth and enthusiasm for what has now become our lives: playing the music we love all around the world. So with this tour coming up with MUNICIPAL WASTE in the US, we thought to ourselves, ‘Why not get in touch with Sean Taggart—the man behind those covers and all of the awesome flyers from CBGB’s back in the day—and ask if he would do an exclusive shirt, just for us?!'”

Sean agreed to make the shirts for NAPALM DEATH since, as he says, “they’re the heaviest motherfuckers ever!”

To get your shirt, be sure to visit the merch table at one of NAPALM DEATH’s upcoming shows. These tees won’t be available online, so this will be your only chance to have this exclusive, wearable piece of art!

NAPALM DEATH will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed new album, Utilitarian, which was released this past February. Read on for a few reviews of this new NAPALM classic:

“Four decades of machine-gunning sacred cows and hypocrites; NAPALM remain on target.” — DECIBEL MAGAZINE (USA)

“After a few spins, you’ll remember every brutal piece of this grind buffet. There is, after all, only one NAPALM DEATH.” — SLUG MAGAZINE (USA)

“Not only a band that has a lot of things to say…a band that still has a lot of things to play! Their best output in years.” — ROCK HARD MAGAZINE (FRANCE)

“… it is the diversity that keeps NAPALM DEATH after 30 years still on the top position of extreme metal!” — METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE (GERMANY)

To purchase Utilitarian, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of album formats.

NAPALM DEATH online:
http://www.napalmdeath.org
http://www.facebook.com/officialnapalmdeath
http://www.myspace.com/napalmdeath
http://www.twitter.com/NAPALM_DEATH

WEST OF HELL to Join AGNOSTIC FRONT and DEATH BY STEREO on Canadian Tour this October

Vancouver, BC’s WEST OF HELL is pleased to announce that they will be joining Agnostic Front to support them on their 30th anniversary tour, traveling through Canada this October. Also performing on the tour will be Death By Stereo. The six-day mini tour kicks off in Vancouver, BC on October 19th and comes to an end in Winnipeg, MB on October 25th. See below for all tour dates, show information and ticket information.

WEST OF HELL’s latest release, Spiral Empire, was released on May 8, 2012 and is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers. Spiral Empire was recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver and is produced by Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, Fear Factory).

WEST OF HELL Tour Dates with AGNOSTIC FRONT and DEATH BY STEREO:

October 19th – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
Live at The Rickshaw Presents
Tickets available at http://www.liveatrickshaw.com, Red Cat Scrape, Zulu or at the door.
Time: Doors at 8pm
19+

October 20th – Kelowna, BC @ Level Nite Club
Presented by Cruzar Media (www.cruzarmedia.com) & HELL RAISER (http://www.facebook.com/hellraiserproductions)
Tickets available at Level Nite Club or at the door.
Time: Doors at 8pm
19+

October 21st – Calgary, AB @ The Republik
Presented by Cruzar Media (www.cruzarmedia.com)
Tickets available online at http://www.etixnow.com and Sloth records.
Time: Door at 8pm
18+

October 22nd – Edmonton, AB @ The Studio-Privet show
Presented by Cruzar Media (www.cruzarmedia.com)
Tickets available online at http://www.etixnow.com and Sloth records, or at the door.
Time: Doors at 8pm
18+

October 23rd – Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
Presented by Cruzar Media (www.cruzarmedia.com)
Tickets available at Blackbyrd Myoozik & online at http://www.yeglive.ca
Time: Door at 8pm
18+

October 25th –Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo
Tickets available at The Zoo
Time: Door at 8pm
18+

Future of History Making PYRAMID SOUND STUDIOS Remains Uncertain

The fate of PYRAMID SOUND STUDIOS, a recording studio world-renowned for spawning the onslaught of American heavy metal in the 1980’s and beyond, has quickly captured the attention of long-time Ithaca, NY residents, recording artists, and friends of business owner Alex Perialas.
At Wednesday’s Planning and Economic Development Committee meeting, several local musicians and educators urged city officials to take demolition of the studio off the table.

PYRAMID SOUND STUDIOS, launched by Perialas in 1974, has recorded artists from Bad Religion, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill, Agnostic Front and Brian Wilson to local favorites The Horse Flies and Donna the Buffalo, as well as student projects. PYRAMID SOUND STUDIOS is a pinnacle in the local area, being that local musicians do not always have the ability to travel to New York City, Los Angeles, etc. to record their albums. Located directly next to the Clinton St. Bridge, which is undergoing heavy construction until November, the building is at risk of being condemned as a result of the project, stirring alarm among the local and online community.

“This is one of those things that is a state and city project where they’re replacing a 70-year-old bridge and its right in our footprint, if you will. With the building of this new bridge, there’s a chance that if they aren’t careful, they could do damage to the studio,” states owner Alex Perialas. “I’m currently working with the administration to land on an amicable solution to the situation. This has been a landmark facility for years. We pretty much created a style of music here that people had never heard of before. It would be a shame to lose such an integral part of music history due to this temporary construction.”

Jeff Klaus, professor of education at Ithaca College and member of The Horse Flies, addressed the committee Wednesday, “What is housed inside that scruffy building is a building within a building that’s purpose-built to be a studio.”

Klaus and his colleagues noted that 109 E. Clinton St. is a commercial garage space, which is located closest to the bridge project, while the recording studio is located at 105 E. Clinton St. The supporters stressed that the garage and the studio are two separate buildings, though it may not appear so on the outside.

In many ways, both the mayor’s and the common council’s hands are tied, given that the construction on the Clinton St. bridge is federally funded. Earlier this week, supporters of PYRAMID SOUND STUDIOS launched an online petition to help save the historical building. Thus far, over 550 people have signed. You can sign the petition at this location.

For more information on PYRAMID SOUND STUDIOS, visit this website: www.pyramidsoundstudios.com