The Three Tremors Debuts New ‘War Of Nations’ Video

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The Three Tremors debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the lyric video for its new single, ‘War of Nations’ Thursday. The song is the third single from the band’s latest album, Guardians of the Void, which was released Nov. 5 through Steel Cartel. The album has also produced the singles, ‘Crucifier‘ and ‘Bone Breaker.‘

According to comments from band member Sean Peck, the song’s lyrical content focuses on the topic of World War II.

“I am a big World War 2 history buff and I love writing songs that educate a little bit and tell the story at the same time,” said Peck. “I knew I wanted a song from this era on the record and I had not covered the Battle of the Bulge yet so it was time.  Casey “The Sentinel”Trask wrote some sweet riffs and this one came together really quick.  I love his lead section in it too might be one of my favorite leads on the record.”

Fellow vocalist Harry Conklin expanded on Peck’s comments.

“I had a great time recording this one,” said Conklin. “I think this song really suited my style of vocals well and I think that is why Sean featured me in this one a bit more.  It reminded me of Jag Panzer’s The Mission song (The Guns of Navarone).”

The song’s video further translates the noted comments. It features footage of soldiers fighting battles during the war. Meanwhile, the song’s lyrics are presented over the imagery.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘War of Nations’ is everything that audiences have come to expect from The Three Tremors, what with its upbeat, power metal sound and stylistic approach.

In other news, The Three Tremors is wrapping up a tour in support of its new album that launched Nov. 3 in Hamden, CT. The tour has four more dates scheduled, including a performance planned for tonight in St. Louis, MO. The tour’s remaining dates are noted below.

Confirmed November 2021 tour dates:

11/18 Thursday St Louis, MO   21 Rock 
11/19 Friday Detroit, MI Token Lounge 
11/20 Saturday Chicago, IL The Forge 
11/21 Sunday Milwuakee, WI Club Garibaldi

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The Three Tremors’ Sophomore Album Is A Mostly Successful New Record From The Hard Rock Super Group

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The countdown is officially on to the end of the aging year and the start of the new year.  While 2021 is winding down, it is not yet over.  That means that there is still plenty of new music on the way before the year ends, including The Three Tremors’ sophomore album, Guardians of the Void.  The 12-song record is scheduled for release Friday through Steel Cartel and will come a little more than two years after the release of the band’s debut self-titled album.  The record, which comes in at just under an hour (59 minutes to be exact), is everything that audiences have come to expect from the band and its famed front men – Sean Peck, Harry Conklin, and Tim “Ripper” Owens.  That is due in part to the album’s featured musical arrangements, which will be discussed shortly.  While the musical arrangements make for plenty of appeal, they also cause a little bit of a problem thanks to their production.  This will be addressed a little later.  The record’s lyrical themes work with their counterpart musical arrangements to make the album more appealing.  Keeping that in mind along with the concerns raised through the record’s production, the whole still leaves Guardians of the Void a mostly successful new offering from The Three Tremors.

The Three Tremors’ forthcoming sophomore album, Guardians of the Void is a mostly positive new offering from the trio and their fellow musicians.  The record’s success comes largely through its featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements in question are everything that audiences have come to expect from the group (including its three famed front men).  The familiar old school metal sounds and stylistic approaches are there through most of the record.  Right from the album’s outset, ‘Bone Breaker’ (which is also the album’s lead single), audiences get that old school vibe through the guitars and the powerhouse vocals from the Peck, Conklin, and Owens.  The rich guitars, bass, and heavy drums work with the operatic (and at times screaming) vocals for a sound that is immediately comparable to works from Judas Priest.  The album’s title track, which immediately follows, is something of an old school thrash metal style composition a la Anthrax.  That pairs with the more familiar operatic Judas Priest style vocals for a whole that is truly its own unique presentation.  Audiences looking for even more need look no further than the album’s last two tracks, ‘The Fall of Rome’ and ‘War of Nations.’  Yet again, the familiar vintage power metal influence is clear in each song.  At the same time, there is a certain subtlety in the songs’ guitar lines and drumming that believe it or not is somewhat comparable to works from the likes of Amon Amarth.  Such comparison comes through the richness in the sound of the guitar, bass, and drums, and the driving approach taken through each.  The blending of those influences makes the arrangements even more proof of the engagement and entertainment that the album’s overall musical content offers audiences.  The whole of the record’s musical arrangements is in itself reason enough for audiences to hear this new offering from The Three Tremors and to put their horns high in pride. 

There is no question that the musical content featured in Guardians of the Void builds a mostly firm foundation for the album.  While the arrangements are engaging and entertaining, they are not perfect.  Maybe it is just the playback on this critic’s devices, but there are various points throughout the album in which the production gets somewhat muddied.  More specifically, there are points in which the vocals get washed out by the instrumentation.  ‘Chained to the Oar’ and ‘Catastrophe’ are prime examples of that concern.  There are points in each song when it seems like the vocals and instrumentations are at the exact same levels.  The result is that the two sides meld together a little too much, thus detracting from their enjoyment to a point.  It is even more evident (again at least to this critic) in ‘Wickedness and Sin.’  It just seems that there are points in this song, too, in which that balance is…well…unbalanced to the end that the music and vocals get lost in each other.  These are just a few of the points in which the production proves somewhat problematic.  It does cause concerns at other points in the album, too.  Even with that in mind, the production is not so much of a problem that it dooms the record.  It is just a minor issue that still bears mentioning.  Keeping that in mind, there is still one more item to address.  That item is the record’s lyrical content.

The lyrical content featured in Guardians of the Void is important to note because of its variety.  This is nothing new from the band, as it approached a variety of topics in its debut album, too.  In the case of this record, the band apparently pays tribute to the legacy of America’s big blue Boy Scout himself, Superman, in ‘Kryptonian Steel.’  The band takes on a much more serious matter later in the album in the search for Osama bin Laden in ‘Operation Neptune’s Trident.’  The song even incorporates audio from reports about the 9/11 attack which he helped plan.  As a matter of fact, the song’s title is the name of the operation that was undertaken that eventually led to his assassination.  The song pays tribute to all involved in finding and taking down the infamous terrorist leader.  To that end, it will certainly prove a favorite among audiences.  On a completely different note, ‘Catastrophe’ takes on war in a different fashion, this time taking on war itself from its past to its future.  The mention of “rockets and lasers,” crumbling buildings, and the atom bomb along with what sounds like a mention of hellhounds leaves little question about the song’s lyrical theme.  This comes across pretty clearly as an indictment of the continued desire of humans for war.  This is just this critic’s interpretation.  Between that, the other lyrical themes noted here and so many other diverse topics covered throughout the album, the whole of the record’s lyrical content makes for plenty more reason for audiences to hear this record.  When the album’s overall lyrical themes are paired with the slightly less diverse but still enjoyable musical arrangements, the two elements together make the record a mostly successful presentation.  That is even with the noted concerns about the album’s production taken into account.

The Three Tremors’ new album, Guardians of the Void, is a positive new offering from the band.  It is also another strong offering for the hard rock and metal communities as 2021 begins to finally wind down.  That is due in large part to its musical arrangements.  The arrangements once again present plenty of familiar sounds and stylistic approaches while also incorporating something a little newer into some of the songs.  The Judas Priest comparisons are obvious throughout the record, as are those to the likes of U.D.O.  At the same time, fans of Amon Amarth will like the apparent influence of their music in this record, too.  While the arrangements are entertaining, their production does prove at least somewhat problematic.  That is because it causes the songs to get bogged down in themselves at random points through the album.  Luckily, the concerns caused by the production are not enough to doom the album.  They are just something of which audiences must be made aware.  The record’s lyrical themes put the finishing touch to its presentation.  They are more diverse than the record’s musical arrangements, much as was the case with the band’s debut album.  They cover quite a bit of ground from the serious to the somewhat less serious from one to the next.  When they are considered along with the engagement and entertainment ensured through the album’s musical arrangements, the two items make for even more success for Guardians of the Void.  Taking those items into account with the record’s production, the whole still proves to be a mostly successful sophomore effort from The Three Tremors.

Guardians of the Void is scheduled for release Friday through Steel Cartel.  More information on The Three Tremors’ new album and live dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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The Three Tremors Premieres ‘Crucifier’ Lyric Video

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The Three Tremors debuted the video for its latest single last week.

The band premiered the lyric video for its new single, ‘Crucifier’ Thursday. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album, Guardians of the Void, which is scheduled for release Friday. The band debuted the album’s lead single, ‘Bone Breaker‘ Oct. 7 through Steel Cartel and will come a little more than two years after the release of the band’s self-titled debut.

Band member Sean Peck talked about the new single during a recent interview.

“When the band wrote this song I knew we had a special track on our hands,” said Peck.  “It has a super haunting vibe and I love the chorus how it hits.  I am sure my fellow metal heads will dig it like I do.”

Added fellow band member Harry Conklin, “This was one I insisted we add to the live set.  I can’t wait to sing this with the band.”

The track listing for Guardians of the Void is noted below along with a series of live dates in support of the band’s forthcoming sophomore album.

Track listing to ‘GUARDIANS OF THE VOID’ 

  1. BONE BREAKER
    2. GUARDIANS OF THE VOID
    3. KRYPTONIAN STEEL
    4. CRUCIFIER
    5. I CAN’T BE STOPPED
    6. FRAILTY
    7. OPERATION: NEPTUNE SPEAR
    8. CHAINED TO THE OAR
    9. CATASTROPHE 
    10. WICKEDNESS AND SIN
    11. FALL OF ROME
    12. WAR OF NATIONS

Confirmed November 2021 tour dates:

11/3 Wednesday Hamden, CT The Cellar 
11/4 Thursday Clifton, NJ Dingbatz 
11/5 Friday Pottstown, PA Rivet Canteen and Assembly 
11/6 Saturday Long Island, NY Barnum Ballroom 
11/7 Sunday Wilmington, DE Bar XIII  1
11/10 Wednesday Brooklyn, NY Arrogant Swine 
11/11 Thursday Wiles Barre, PA Stage West 
11/12 Friday Rochester, NY TBA 
11/13 Saturday Buffalo, NY TBA  
11/15 Monday Syracuse, NY Sharkey’s  
11/17 Wednesday Akron, OH Empire Concert Club 
11/18 Thursday St Louis, MO   21 Rock 
11/19 Friday Detroit, MI Token Lounge 
11/20 Saturday Chicago, IL The Forge 
11/21 Sunday Milwuakee, WI Club Garibaldi

More information on The Three Tremors’ new album and live dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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The Three Tremors’ Debut LP, Companion Record Are Super Releases From A True Super Group

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Metal super group The Three Tremors will launch its Spring tour in support of its 2019 self-titled debut album and its companion record The Solo Versions next month.  Set to launch March 25 in Hollywood, CA, the tour runs through Apr. 11 in Minneapolis, MN and features performances in cities, such as Clifton, NJ; Denver CO and Waterford, NY.  The dates are part of the band’s 2020 Winter/Spring U.S. Tour. Composed of Sean Peck (Cage), Tim “Ripper” Owens (Iced Earth, Judas Priest) and Harry Conklin (Jag Panzer) and fellow musicians Casey Trask (guitar) David Garcia (guitar), Alex Pickard (bass) and Seal Elg (drums), the band has released in its debut album – and its companion record which was released in November –a presentation that stands tall among the way too vast sea of super group records that are out there in this day and age.  That is due in no small part to the musical content featured throughout the album.  This will be addressed shortly.  The album’s lyrical content adds to its overall impact, too, and will be addressed a little later.  The album’s production – and that of its companion record – is also worth noting in examining their whole.  It will also be addressed later.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of The Three Tremors and its companion record.  All things considered, they make both records collectively, two records that are among the cream of 2019’s super group albums crop.

The Tree Tremors’ self-titled debut album, released approximately one year ago to the day through Steel Cartel, is a rarity in the field of super group albums.  The album and its companion, which was released in December collectively make up one of the best of the best of the noted crop of new releases.  That is due in no small part to the album’s musical content.  The album’s musical content will appeal to fans of any of the bands for which the group’s superstar front men have themselves fronted throughout their careers.  Each song is full-on power metal at its finest that takes listeners back to the days of Judas Priest’s Painkiller and almost any of Cage’s albums.  Garcia and Trask’s dual guitar attack joins with Pickard’s low-end and Elg’s time keeping in the album’s opener ‘Invaders From The Sky’ to make this song a powerful first statement from the group.  The collective vocals from Owens, Conklin and Peck add even more punch to that impact.  Of course, the isolated vocals from each front man in The Solo Versions make the song even more powerful that it leaves one wondering if the song was maybe too busy with all three men singing on the one song.  The group’s collective vocals and musical talents are even more notable throughout the six-minute-plus open ‘When The Last Scream Fades.’  This is a moment in which all three vocalists’ talents compliment one another very well and in which they compliment the work of their fellow musicians and vice versa.  What’s more, it is a different style of power metal than that, which is exhibited in the album’s opener, proving even more the importance of the album’s musical content.  Much the same can be said of ‘Sonic Suicide,’ that was said of the other noted songs.  This song’s arrangement is a slightly slower work and is stylistically different from its counterparts, showing even more variance in the record’s overall musical content.  It also displays great thought and work put into the record’s production.  That will be addressed later.  Staying on the matter at hand, the songs presented here serve to show clearly why the musical content presented in The Three Tremors is important in its own right to the album.  As important as it is to the album’s presentation, the musical content featured here is only one part of what makes the record stand out.  Its original lyrical content plays its own part in making this super group record worth the time and money.

The lyrical content presented throughout the course of The Three Tremors’ 58-minute run time is varied to say the least.  The album opens with a song about an alien invasion.  From there, the album leads into a song about vampires in the form of ‘Bullets for the Damned.’  ‘When The Last Scream Fades’ takes on the people who put way too much stock in the book of Revelation while ‘Wrath of Asgard’ goes the Viking route.  It’s no Amon Amarth tune, but is still enjoyable in its own right.  ‘The Cause’ takes on the matter of the Civil War.  ;King of the Monsters’ pays tribute to two metal greats – Ronnie James Dio and Lemmy Kilmister.  There is even a song about being in a mosh pit here in the form of ‘The Pit Knows No Mercy.’  ‘Sonic Suicide’ addresses what has become of the founding fathers’ “great experiment.”  As the album progresses into ‘Fly Or Die,’ the band takes on the events of Dec. 7, 1941, the “Day which will live in infamy.”  ‘Lust of the Blade’ is a song about Jack The Ripper, according to Peck, who conducted an interview last year with Phil’s Picks when The Three Tremors was originally released.  ‘Speed To Burn’ takes listeners into the history of America’s “Space Race” with Russia while the album’s finale and title track is one of those self-promoting songs that takes on all of the naysyers who claimed this project could not be done.  Peck addressed that issue, too in his interview last year with Phil’s Picks.  Again, it becomes visible through all of this that listeners are treated to a wide range of topics and themes throughout The Three Tremors.  It would have been so easy for the group to phone it in and just throw in a bunch of standard works centered on politics and relationships (the most common themes of songs from across the musical universe), but instead opted to do something more unique and original.  Considering that Cage has presented a whole concept album about astrology and that Judas Priest and Jag Panzer have their own histories of presenting unique topics in their songs, it should come as no surprise that Peck, who wrote all of the album’s songs, went the route that he did here.  All of that taken into consideration, the lyrical content featured throughout The Three Tremors proves just as invaluable to the record’s presentation as its musical content.  That combined content is not the only thing that makes The Three Tremors so notable.  Its production rounds out its most important elements.

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As noted earlier, The Three Tremors’ opener ‘Invasion From The Sky’ is a powerful first impression on this record.  However, when compared to the presentations of The Solo Versions, it sounds a bit muddled.  One can’t help but feel that each vocalist’s solo performance in this song is better by itself than collectively.  It shows that the Peck and Garcia – who co-produced the album – did their best here, but perhaps should have taken a lightly different approach in that song.  Meanwhile, the mix of Roosevelt’s announcement, the sirens and music in ‘Fly or Die’ goes a long way to make that song’s whole stand out very well in its own right.  The balance between each vocalist’s line in ‘Sonic Suicide’ is another example of how the production that went into The Three Tremors’ paid off.  This is one of those cases in which the original work is actually better than that presented in The Solo Versions.  That is not to say that the isolated vocal tracks with the music are any less impacting.  As a matter of fact, hearing those isolated tracks makes for its own enjoyment and engagement, but in the bigger picture, they make the final cut presented in The Three Tremors that much more powerful and enjoyable.  ‘When The Last Scream Fades’ is yet another example of the importance of the production behind The Three Tremors and its companion record.  It presents what is possibly the absolute best balance of elements throughout.  Each vocal line is balanced perfectly against the other.  They are, in turn, balanced just as well against the work of the trio’s fellow musicians.  The whole creates a feeling in listeners that cannot be ignored.  It immediately leaves listeners wanting to put their horns high in the air and banging their heads in time.  It is just another example of how the work and time that Peck and Garcia put in producing the album (and mixing it) paid off.  Keeping that in mind, it makes the combined musical and lyrical content that much easier to understand and appreciate.  The end result is two records that audiences will enjoy equally and collectively.  All things considered, The Three Tremors and The Solo Versions become, together, a presentation that proves some super group records really are in fact super.

The Three Tremors’ self-titled debut album and its companion record The Solo Versions are collectively a strong presentation from a super group of super vocalists and musicians.  It is a rare super group record that is actually worth the time and money among a sea of so many super group records.  That is due to musical content that varies throughout for all of the metal fans out there.  The lyrical content is just as varied here as the musical content, as has been noted.  The production in the record and its companion put the finishing touch to the presentation.  Each item is, in its own way, critical to the presentation that these two records make.  All things considered, they make The Three Tremors and its companion record a collection of work that is truly a super work from a truly super group.

More information on The Three Tremors upcoming tour dates in support of The Three Tremors and The Solo Versions is available online now along with all of the group’s latest news at:

 

 

 

Website: http://thethreetremors.com

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/thethreetremors

 

 

 

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The Three Tremors Announce First-Ever Tour Schedule

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The Three Tremors are gearing up to shake the world with their debut album.

The trio — Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Dio Disciples), Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan’s Host, Titan Force) and Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck (Cage, Denner/Shermann, Death Dealer) announces this week that it will launch its first-ever North American tour in support of its forthcoming debut self-titled album next month.

The tour is scheduled to start Feb. 14 in Seattle, WA and run through March 11 in Pittsburgh, PA.  The tour will also feature performances in cities, such as Westland, MI; Denver, CO and Clifton, NJ.  Its full schedule is noted below.  Tickets for Three Tremors‘ upcoming shows can be purchased along with album bundles at the group’s official website and at the band’s official Pledge Music page.

Confirmed Tour Dates:

Feb 14          Seattle, WA               El Corazon
Feb 15          Denver, CO               Herman’s Hideaway
Feb 16          San Diego, CA          Brick By Brick
Feb 17          Santa Ana, CA          Malones
Feb 18          Hollywood, CA          Whiskey a Go Go
March 1         Poughkeepsie, NY   The Loft
March 2         Wilmington, DE        Bar XIII
March 3         Clifton, NJ                Dingbatz
March 4         New York, NY          The Gramercy Theatre
March 5         Niagra Falls, NY      Evening Star Music Hall
March 7         Racine, WI               Route 20
March 8         Joliet, IL                   The Forge
March 9         Westland, MI           Token Lounge
March 10       Louisville, KY           Tiger Room
March  11      Pittsburgh, PA          The Crafthouse Stage and Grill

Three Tremors is scheduled to be released Jan. 18 via Steel Cartel.  The album’s full track listing is noted below.

‘Three Tremors’ Tracklisting:

1. Invaders From The Sky  4:54
2. Bullets For The Damned 4:11
3. When The Last Scream Fades 6:04
4. Wrath Of Asgard  4:58
5. The Cause  3:54
6. King Of The Monsters  4:24
7. The Pit Shows No Mercy  4:34
8. Sonic Suicide  4:41
9. Fly Or Die  4:55
10. Lust Of The Blade  4:29
11. Speed To Burn  5:19
12. The Three Tremors  6:18

Two songs — ‘When The Last Scream Fades‘ and ‘Invaders From The Sky‘ — have been released from the trio’s album so far, along with a preview trailer for the record.

More information on Three Tremors is available online now along with all of the group’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.thethreetremors.com

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/thethreetremors

 

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