PSYCHOTHERMIA New Album Streaming on Metal Insider – Tour Dates Announced

Southern California’s PSYCHOTHERMIA are set to unleash their debut album Fall to the Rising Sun tomorrow. The album can be ordered HERE. In celebration of the album’s release, PSYCHOTHERMIA has teamed up with Metal Insider for an exclusive stream of PSYCHOTHERMIA’s entire debut album. Get a first listen to Fall to the Rising Sun HERE.

In support of the new album PSYCHOTHERMIA will be hitting the road this March. Their tour kicks off March 8th in Phoenix, AZ and is currently slated to run through 3/22 in Albuquerque, NM. The band will also be appearing at this year’s SXSW Music Festival on 3/16.

No strangers to persistence and long hours in the studio, the guys in PSYCHOTHERMIA know what it means to take matters into their own hands. Fall To The Rising Sun was self-produced and recorded in the band’s home studio (Control Volume Studios) as well as engineered by the band members themselves. With the exception of ‘Anarchy’, which was mixed by the notorious Fred Archambault (producer/engineer, Avenged Sevenfold), all the songs were mixed by guitarist Jon Russo. “I’d wake up after 15 hours in the studio, with my ears hurting, and have to go in and do it again… all while working around my jobs,” says Jon. One cannot question their dedication.

Prior to April, 2012, all four members performed together in a previous group (Canobliss). Together in this group they achieved such accolades as three nominations for San Diego Music Awards; opening performances for legends Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, HellYeah, Biohazard, & more; as well as song placements on nearly 10 extreme sports and motorsports DVDs. They have already toured across much of the United States; with a fresh project and new album Fall To The Rising Sun in their hands, PSYCHOTHERMIA is ready to catch the wind. The fire is real…

PSYCHOTHERMIA Live
3/8: Phoenix, AZ @ 910 Live
3/10: San Angelo, TX @ The Deadhorse
3/13: Austin, TX @ Hoek’s Death Metal Pizza
3/14: San Antonio, TX @ Zombies
3/15: Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club
3/16: Austin, TX @ Bayou Lounge (LAND SHARK Showcase) – Early
3/16: Dallas, TX @ The Curtain Club – Late
3/17: Arlington, TX @ Six Flags Over Texas
3/18: Tulsa, OK @ Ole Memorial Lounge
3/19: Lubbock, TX @ Depot District O-Bar
3/20: Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground
3/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge

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Psychothermia’s ‘Fall to the Rising Sun’ Shows Dedication Pays Off

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In the past, this current four-piece Psychothermia have performed together in a group titled Canobliss.  The guys were nominated for San Diego Music Awards; as direct support for big name bands such as Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, and HellYeah, as well as song placements on nearly ten extreme sports and motorsports DVDs.  Their new project, Psychothermia, is inventive and determined to hit the scene harder than before with this influential twelve-track album “Fall to the Rising Sun.”

 

The album commences with an eccentric distortion and melody with a Tom Morello style guitar.  The vocals illustrate a triumphant image, emphasizing a crisp tonal method. The beginning half of the album makes a bold claim that reality is not a waking dream and that we are all animate, even if it’s painful at times.  “Warbly,” exhales a vibrant bass.  The elastic accord of guitars has an interesting Adam Jones savor to them and the structure of solos.

“Hopefully it will give a temporary escape, or at least help them get pumped up!” illustrates drummer Mike Russo in relation to those enlisted in our Country’s military that are currently deployed.  Espousing an intense respect for the U.S. Armed forces, the gracious dudes of Psychothermia have aptly distributed a copy of “Fall To The Rising Sun” to those deployed overseas for each purchased copy.  This message is especially loud for tracks such as “Slash and Burn” in which you can really feel the sorrow and degradation.  An enmeshment of an unorthodox instrument such as the violin is always sobering.  Whispering vocals paint a picture of derision and mourning. Anticipation of a raw and smooth chorus is launched through echoing and haunting vocals. 

 

“One of my favorite tracks to jam live is ‘Anarchy’.  It has a massive driving feel to it with galloping rhythms, and the build-up is just epic,” notes Mike Russo (drums).  This track certainly speeds things up and somewhat of a palette cleanser to foregoing tracks.  Moreover, “Here’s to the Angels” is an interesting anthology of a Zach de la Rocha vocal style and a unique guitar solo entwined with sparing double bass to give the album a little bit of color that I wasn’t expecting. 

 

“Fall to the Rising Sun” undoubtedly takes one on a journey.  Psychothermia are no strangers to dedication. “I’d wake up after 15 hours in the studio, with my ears hurting, and have to go in and do it again… all while working around my jobs,” Jon Russo (Guitarist) describes when discussing all the hard work involved with recording and mixing the album.  Their perseverance shows throughout the variability and innovation of  “Fall to the Rising Sun.”

PSYCHOTHERMIA Premiere New Single on Noisecreep

With less than two weeks reaming until the release of their debut album Fall to the Sun, PSYCHOTHERMIA is giving the public the chance to check out the debut single from Fall to the Rising Sun. The San Diego based metallers have teamed up with Noisecreep for an exclusive world premiere of the track “Slash & Burn”.Get a first listen to the song HERE.

No strangers to persistence and long hours in the studio, the guys in PSYCHOTHERMIA know what it means to take matters into their own hands. Fall To The Rising Sun was self-produced and recorded in the band’s home studio (Control Volume Studios) as well as engineered by the band members themselves. With the exception of ‘Anarchy’, which was mixed by the notorious Fred Archambault (producer/engineer, Avenged Sevenfold), all the songs were mixed by guitarist Jon Russo. “I’d wake up after 15 hours in the studio, with my ears hurting, and have to go in and do it again… all while working around my jobs,” says Jon. One cannot question their dedication.

Prior to April, 2012, all four members performed together in a previous group (Canobliss). Together in this group they achieved such accolades as three nominations for San Diego Music Awards; opening performances for legends Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, HellYeah, Biohazard, & more; as well as song placements on nearly 10 extreme sports and motorsports DVDs. They have already toured across much of the United States; with a fresh project and new album Fall To The Rising Sun in their hands, PSYCHOTHERMIA is ready to catch the wind. The fire is real…

For More Info Please Visit:
http://psychothermia.com/
http://www.facebook.com/Psychothermia

PSYCHOTHERMIA to Release Debut Album Fall to the Rising Sun February 8th

While there are many bands in the hard rock/metal world that like to play with fire, it requires a certain combination of insanity and balls to douse yourself in it…

That is exactly what PSYCHOTHERMIA did to spark some attention for their debut album Fall To The Rising Sun dropping on February 8, 2013. “We kept seeing other bands using fake fire in their photos and videos, we just thought it would be bad-ass to do it for real,” says guitarist Jon Russo. Real is right. A stunt legend, an exhausting weekend, and a lot of burnt clothing later they walked away changed… the fumes may have proved inspiring.

With the easy part over, the band headed into the studio to really let loose. An indescribable energy lurks within the four members and is released in songs like the title track ‘Fall To The Rising Sun’. “Stay one step ahead of yourself; stay one step ahead of the competition; always strive to better yourself… and if you don’t, you fall to the rising sun. Fate will catch up with you,” timely words from singer Johan Maldonado as he explains the meaning behind the title. One listen leaves you with the rush of ripping through the night sky.

Personal experiences play a large part in the writing found on the album, and nowhere is this more apparent than ‘Warbly’. Bassist Chenzo Vidalez explains “I’m all about family and being loyal to friends. This song is about a deep betrayal. I was on a motorcycle trip where I caught a friend in a lie… tension escalated and it got to the point where I feared for my life. My instincts kept telling me if I stayed there someone was going to die.” Quivering guitars and relentless double-bass drumming capture the inner turmoil of broken trust, while haunting vocals express the fear as ghostly silhouettes on chopper bikes approach at your weakest moment.

“One of my favorite tracks to jam live is ‘Anarchy’,” notes Mike. “It has a massive driving feel to it with galloping rhythms, and the build-up is just epic.” A song that was originally inspired by distant uprisings of the oppressed, it features the voices of children chanting “Anarchy!” in the anthemic bridge section and choruses. While on the surface the song may seem political, the deeper meaning behind the track is not so vile. “Anarchy is far from what the name depicts… the song is about being an individual and finding your voice,” says Johan.

No strangers to persistence and long hours in the studio, the guys in PSYCHOTHERMIA know what it means to take matters into their own hands. Fall To The Rising Sun was self-produced and recorded in the band’s home studio (Control Volume Studios) as well as engineered by the band members themselves. With the exception of ‘Anarchy’, which was mixed by the notorious Fred Archambault (producer/engineer, Avenged Sevenfold), all the songs were mixed by guitarist Jon Russo. “I’d wake up after 15 hours in the studio, with my ears hurting, and have to go in and do it again… all while working around my jobs,” says Jon. One cannot question their dedication.

Prior to April, 2012, all four members performed together in a previous group (Canobliss). Together in this group they achieved such accolades as three nominations for San Diego Music Awards; opening performances for legends Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, HellYeah, Biohazard, & more; as well as song placements on nearly 10 extreme sports and motorsports DVDs. They have already toured across much of the United States; with a fresh project and new album Fall To The Rising Sun in their hands, PSYCHOTHERMIA is ready to catch the wind. The fire is real…

Fall to the Rising Sun Tracklisting:
1) Fall to the Rising Sun
2) Warbly
3) Slash and Burn
4) Anarchy
5) Don’t Look Back
6) Here’s to the Angels
7) Crazy X
8) The Wrath
9) Straight Faced
10) Orlando
11) Self Inflicted Wound
12) The Fight

For More Info Please Visit:
http://psychothermia.com/
http://www.facebook.com/Psychothermia