Exmortus Debuts More New Music From ‘The Sound Of Steel’

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Thrash metal outfit Exmortus is giving audiences another preview of its forthcoming album The Sound of Steel.

The band has unveiled the video for its new single ‘Feast of Flesh.’   It comes roughly a month after the band debuted the lyric video for the album’s lead single, ‘Make Haste.’ Frontman and band founder Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez explained in a recent interview with LA Weekly that lyrically, the song is centered on the human condition in a manner of speaking, and is not meant to be any kind of socio-political or other statement.

“As some may have noticed on my personal page, I don’t just post guitar or band stuff, but a lot of food pictures, and I’m not vegan,” Gonzalez said.  “‘Feast of Flesh’ is a celebration of our carnal needs and desires.  I’m not trying to make any political/environmental statements, but I feel this song expresses the ugly and brutal nature of humans and other animals. It ain’t pretty, so we thought it would be fun to shoot the band chowing down on actual raw flesh fresh from the meat market.”

Gonzalez added his girlfriend played a direct role in the video and that her inclusion made the video all the more personal for him.

“My girlfriend was willing to play the hapless victim of the carnage, which made the whole experience quite fun and yet funny since we were all trying to act and not laugh at the whole idea.  The song itself is more of a caveman stompy headbanger, so the music works beautifully with the lyrics and visuals in bloody harmony!  So sit back, and enjoy the ‘Feast of Flesh’! Cheers!”

The Sound of Steel is currently scheduled to be released in stores and online on June 8 via Prosthetic Records.  Pre-orders are open now.  It will be released on CD, digital and exclusive limited edition LP pressings.  Their specs are noted below along with the album’s full track listing.

The Sound of the Steel tracklist 
1. Make Haste
2. Feast of Flesh
3. Into The Maw of Hell
4. To The Ends of the Earth
5. A Minor Instrumental
6. Strength and Honor
7. Turn The Tide
8. Tempest
9. Riders of Doom
10. Victory or Death!

Initial LP pressings will be limited to 1,000 copies pressed in the following colors:

250 battle axe blood splatter (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
250 blue and black marble (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
400 clear with blue and orange Splatter (available in retail stores worldwide)
100 white vinyl (Cargo Germany only)

More information on Exmortus’ new single is available online now along with all of its latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://exmortusmusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/exmortusband

 

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Exmortus Wants Audiences To ‘Make Haste’

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Exmortus is giving audiences their first preview of its next album.

The band unveiled the lyric video on Thursday, for ‘Make Haste,’ the first single from its next album The Sound of Steel.  The video premiered online via Metal Sucks.  Band front man/guitarist and founder Jadren “Conan” Gonzalez explained the song’s them in a recent interview, saying it was centered on daily pressures of the world.

“Inspired by the constant pressure of making deadlines and getting s*** done, this song was the first one written for the record and will set the mood and attitude just right as the opening track,” Gonzalez said.  “Rise to the occasion and strike while the iron’s hot! Make haste!”

Produced by Zach Ohren (Machine Head, Fallujah, Suffocation) at Sharkbite Studio, The Sound of Steel is currently scheduled to be released June 8 via Prosthetic Records.  Pre-orders are open now.  It will be available on CD, vinyl and digital platform, with 1,000 vinyl pressings available in its original pressings.

The vinyl pressings will be available in four separate presentations and quantities.  Those presentations and quantities are noted below.

250 battle axe blood splatter (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
250 blue and black marble (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
400 clear with blue and orange Splatter (available in retail stores worldwide)
100 white vinyl (Cargo Germany only)

The Sound of Steel‘s complete track listing is noted below.

The Sound of the Steel tracklist 
1. Make Haste
2. Feast of Flesh
3. Into The Maw of Hell
4. To The Ends of the Earth
5. A Minor Instrumental
6. Strength and Honor
7. Turn The Tide
8. Tempest
9. Riders of Doom
10. Victory or Death!

More information on The Sound of Steel is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://exmortusmusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/exmortusband

 

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Exmortus Announces New LP Release Date, Specs

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Exmortus has a new album on the way.

The band announced today that it will release its next album The Sound of Steel June 8 via Prosthetic Records.  The 10-song album was produced by Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Fallujah, Suffocation) at Sharkbite Studio.  Its cover art was developed by artist Philip Lawvere (Kreator, Celtic Frost, Helloween).

The Sound of Steel will be available on CD, LP and digital download.  The first 1,000 vinyl pressings will be available in a variety of colors noted below.

250 battle axe blood splatter (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
250 blue and black marble (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour)
400 clear with blue and orange Splatter (available in retail stores worldwide)
100 white vinyl (Cargo Germany only)

Front man Jadren “Conan” Gonzalez said in a recent interview that The Sound of Steel will live up to listeners’ expectations.

“This new record takes the best from both Slave and Ride albums, and adds a killer twist especially accentuated by Chase Becker and Carlos Cruz of Warbringer while still paying homage to our classic favorites like Priest, Yngwie, Slayer, etc.,” Gonzalez said.  “We also deliver, tastefully, the the extremities of black/death metal and of course the neo-classical structure/harmony that we are known for.  this is what we believe to be The Sound of Steel.”

The track listing for The Sound of Steel is noted below.

Exmortus – The Sound of the Steel tracklisting
1. Make Haste
2. Feast of Flesh
3. Into The Maw of Hell
4. To The Ends of the Earth
5. A Minor Instrumental
6. Strength and Honor
7. Turn The Tide
8. Tempest
9. Riders of Doom
10. Victory or Death!

More information on The Sound of Steel is available online along with all of Exmortus’ latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://exmortusmusic.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/exmortusofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/exmortusband

 

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Exmortus Joining Obituary For European Tour

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Exmortus is headed to Europe.

The band announced this week that it will serve as direct support for veteran metal outfit Obituary on its European headlining schedule.  The tour, which will run from March 3 to April 1, will take the bands to Vienna, Austria; Mulhouse, France; Stuttgart, Germany and a variety of other cities.  the current tour schedule is noted below.

EXMORTUS European & UK tour dates w/ OBITUARY
Mar 03, 2018 – Luxor Koln, Germany
Mar 04, 2018 – Biebob Vosselaar, Belgium
Mar 06, 2018 – Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 07, 2018 – The Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 08, 2018 – Manchester Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 09, 2018 – O2 Institute2 Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 10, 2018 – ULU Live at Student Central London, United Kingdom
Mar 12, 2018 – Universum Stuttgart, Germany
Mar 13, 2018 – ​Zoom Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Mar 14, 2018 – Le Trabendo Paris, France
Mar 16, 2018 – CCO DE Villeurbanne Villeurbanne, France
Mar 17, 2018 – Le Noumatrouff Mulhouse, France
Mar 18, 2018 – Feierwerk / Hansa 39 München, Germany
Mar 19, 2018 – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Solothurn, Switzerland
Mar 20, 2018 – Alcatraz Milan, Italy
Mar 22, 2018 – Szene Wien Vienna, Austria
Mar 23, 2018 – Hellraiser Leipzig, Germany
Mar 24, 2018 – Musik & Frieden Berlin, Germany
Mar 25, 2018 – ​Logo Hamburg, Germany
Mar 27, 2018 – Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 28, 2018 – Fryshuset Klubben Stockholm, Sweden
Mar 29, 2018 – Inferno Festival Oslo, Norway*
Mar 30, 2018 – Sticky Fingers Göteborg, Sweden
Apr 01, 2018 – Paaspop Festival Schijndel, Netherlands*
*Obituary only 
Exmortus’ latest live schedule is in support of its most recent full-length studio recording, Ride Forth, released January 8, 2016 via Prosthetic Records.  More information on Exmortus’ upcoming European dates is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

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Prosthetic Records Reveals Release Date, Specs For Friedman’s Next Record

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The wait for Marty Friedman’s next new record is almost over.

Friedman will release his next full-length studio recording Wall of Sound Friday, August 4 via Prosthetic Records.  In anticipation of the record’s release, audiences one of the album’s songs, ‘Self Pollution’ is streaming online now.  The song mixes elements of blues, thrash metal and prog-rock for a composition that is certain to hold listeners’ ears.

Friedman, who not only wrote the album’s songs but also produced the album, said in  a recent interview that composing each song was not easy, but said the time and effort paid off in the end.

“It’s a challenge to evolve album after album, especially on your 13th solo album.  Not only as a songwriter, but it is imperative to do new things on my instrument as well,” Friedman said.  “Luckily this is a challenge that I love.  You will find this hard to believe when you hear the density and sheer amount of guitar coming at you from all directions, but in fact all of the final guitar tracks on Wall of Sound were done in nine days.”

He added more than a year was spent composing and fine tuning each song. The result was that quick turnaround.

Guest appearances featured on Wall of Sound include Black Veil Brides member Jinxx, Shiv Mehra of Deafhaven and Jorgen Munkeby of Shining.  Paul Fig (Ghost, Rush, Alice in Chains) engineered the record while Jen Bogren (Lamb of God, Opeth) and legendary Queen producer Mack shared mixing duties. Mack mixed two of the record’s songs, ‘Streetlight’ and ‘For A Friend’ while  Bogren mixed the rest of the record’s songs.

Japanese bassist Kiyoshi handled bass duties throughout the album while veteran session drummer Gregg Bisonette and up-and-comer Anup Sastry shared time behind the kit for this album.

Wall of Sound pre-orders are open now here. The record will be available in five limited edition LP color variants, noted below.

 

  • White Black Swirl LP – 300 Worldwide
  • Clear Black Smoke LP – 100 Worldwide
  • Glow in The Dark LP – 100 Worldwide
  • Clear Black Swirl LP – European retail exclusive, 100 Europe only
  • White LP – US indie retail exclusive, 200 US only

The record’s track listing is noted below.

Wall Of Sound track listing:
1. Self Pollution
2. Sorrow and Madness (featuring Jinxx of Black Veil Brides)
3. Streetlight
4. Whiteworm
5. For A Friend
6. Pussy Ghost (featuring Shiv Mehra of Deafheaven)
7. The Blackest Rose
8. Something to Fight (featuring Jorgen Munkeby of Shining)
9. The Soldier
10. Miracle
11. Last Lament

 

More information on Wall of Sound is available online now along with all of Marty Friedman’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.martyfriedman.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/martyfriedman.official

Twitter: http://twitter.com/marty_friedman

 

 

 

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Felix Martin Announces New Album’s Release Date, Specs

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Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Guitarist Felix Martin has new music on the way.

The virtuoso guitarist will release his new album Mechanical Nations on Friday, February 24.  The album was self-produced by Martin and mixed with Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me).

Martin said the music in the album was inspired by the people and music of South America. He added the album’s artwork was created by his own mother.

“The artwork represents South America “Mechanized,” Martin said. “Many of the songs on this album are inspired by South American traditional melodies and inspired by locations that were then “Mechanized” so to say in a progressive format.  “Barquisimetal” is a good example – it is a place in Venezuela that inspired melodies and the landscape brought out that creative spark. Many South American countries, especially places like Venezuela, are heavily industrial-based economies. The hard work of the people and how it shaped the countries themselves seemed fitting for a progressive rock record. In the background of the artwork, you can see “Petare”, it’s one of the poorest neighborhoods in Caracas, but one of my favorite places in my home country Venezuela.”

Martin said the album’s goal was to force himself to evolve and branch out as an artist.

“The overall goal with this album was to discover unique and new sounds from the electric guitar and to make an instrumental rock/metal record with a Latin spark that sounds band-based,” Martin said. “The music ended up being more melodic and accessible for a broader audience (from the metal, to pop, to jazz etc). I also challenged myself to not use distortion, play solos, or even lead-solo melodies, as I wanted to focus on what makes me different on the guitar and put the whole band under the spotlight.”

The track listing for Martin’s new album is noted below.

 

Mechanical Nations track listing:

1) Flashback

2) Carnatt

3) Eight Moon Headdress

4) Nomadic Tree

5) Da House Cat

6) Cosmo Basket

7) Bom

8) Bom Continues

9) Cardboard Roofs

10) Santos (feat. Angel Vivaldi)

11) Barquisimetal

12) King Zartman

13) Four Handed Giant

14) Canaima

15) Bridge Clock Disparity

 

More information on Mechanical Nations is available online now along with all of Felix Martin’s latest news, tour updates and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.felixmartin.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/felixmartinmusic

Twitter: http://twitter.com/felixmartin14

 

 

 

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Exmortus Tapped To Join “I Worship Chaos Tour”

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

Exmortus has announced another new group of live dates.

The band has been tapped to join Oni and Abbath as support acts for Children of Bodom’s upcoming “I Worship Chaos Tour.” The tour launches November 23rd in Quebec City, Canada and runs through December 19th in Brooklyn, New York. It includes performances in the Midwest, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast.

The band’s upcoming dates are in support of its latest full-length studio recording Ride Forth, which is available now in stores and online. It can be ordered online direct via Prosthetic Records’ online store.

Pre-sale tickets for the tour are available online now at Blabbermouth.net using the code “BLABBERMOUTH.” General admission tickets go on sale Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. local time. the full schedule for the “I Worship Chaos Tour” is noted below.

UPCOMING EXMORTUS SHOWS
9/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theatre (FREE)
9/23 San Bernadino, CA –  Knotfest Meets Ozzfest Camping Kick-Off Party 
“I WORSHIP CHAOS TOUR”
11/23 Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial Hell #
11/24 Montreal, QC – Metropolis #
11/25 Toronto, ON – House of Blues #
11/26 Chicago, IL – House of Blues # 
11/28 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues # 
11/29 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave # 
11/30 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights # 
12/2 Denver, CO – Summit Theater #
12/3 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex #
12/5 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom # 
12/6 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory # 
12/7 Phoenix, AZ – The Press Room #
12/9 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live # 
12/10 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre #
12/11 Houston, TX – House of Blues # 
12/13 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade # 
12/14 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre #
12/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage #  
12/17 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts # 
12/18 New York, NY – Irving Plaza #
12/19 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw #
# with Children of Bodom, Abbath & ONI
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