Archive for January, 2010

ENEMY REIGN To Release Means To A Dead End EP In Europe Via Neurotic Records

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Colorado-based extreme metallers ENEMY REIGN will release their critically acclaimed Means To A Dead End EP in Europe through Neurotic Records. The EP was recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Martriden, Cobalt et al) in 2008 and, until now, self-distributed through the ENEMY REIGN online webstore. The European version of this EP will contain one newly recorded exclusive bonus track entitled “If The Truth Hurts…Suffer.” The European version will also have exclusive art work and other bonus materials.

Already a gem among underground metal fans in the know, Metal Hammer compared the EP to, “being repeatedly punched in the face by a ramrod.” Terrorizer called the band “admissibly ferocious, hate-filled and avenging” and crowned Means To A Dead End, “a hard-hitting metal release, which more than deserves to be checked out on its own accord” while Hard Times Canada added, “this is deranged and technically-meticulous death metal for outcasts and non-believers with a discerning taste for standout extreme music.”

ENEMY REIGN features the punishing lineup of former Skinless vocalist Sherwood Webber alongside drummer Andon Guenther (Deadspeak; creative director, programmer, and co-creator of Sick Drummer Magazine), guitarist Nick Guenther (Becoming The Enemy, Masakado) and bassist Cassie Begay (Throat Culture/Throcult, Deadspeak).

In conjunction with the EP’s European release, the band will appear on the 2010 edition of the Neurotic Deathfest featuring Bolt Thrower, Carcass, Dying Fetus, Insision, Lock Up, Napalm Death and Origin (among many others), followed by a tour throughout Europe (dates TBA).

The band is currently working on their as-yet-untitled debut full-length. Further details to be unveiled soon. Stay tuned.

THE RESURRECTION SORROW: Radio Campaign, Upcoming Shows, Killer Reviews

Monday, January 11th, 2010

With the release of THE RESURRECTION SORROW’s debut release Hour of the Wolf a few weeks behind us, the metallic stoner-rock mastery of the record has taken quite a few humans by surprise, resulting in some amazing reviews and fan responses. The band’s combined influences on the record culminate into something pure and proud that fans of a magnitude of genres are heavily praising.

“The Resurrection Sorrow draws heavy on that dark swagger while maintaining an edge and an earthy grit and also bring a level of heaviness that easily exceeds that of it influences and makes this a band well worth checking out…” – Hellride Music

“Raised on swampy boogie rock, influenced by the plodding insanity of early Soundgarden, yet adoring the incendiary thrust of the NOLA heavy music scene, New York’s Resurrection Sorrow have a ballsy fury going on Hour Of The Wolf. ” – Exclaim! Magazine

“Raw, heavy, anthemic and played with obvious passion, this is a great album from a bunch of musicians with enough of a playing history to know how to craft each song so it never outstays its welcome.” 5/5 [Album of the Year: Chris Ward] –

“In a word: Ballsy… This is testosterone driven doom rock that stands out like a high five across the table at a fancy restaurant. Think COC, BLS, Crowbar, some Borgo Pass-style sludge…” –

A national radio campaign for Hour of the Wolf begins January 18th via Skateboard Marketing – longtime cohorts of the band and Earsplit PR – who also have a long history of supporting both national and DIY artists.

The band also have a few shows lined up for the coming months, with more constantly in the works. Full-on touring is imminent in the band’s near future:

1/29/2010 London Billiards/Club Oasis – Worcester, MA
1/30/2010 Legends Rock Bar – Gales Ferry, CT
2/13/2010 Ace of Clubs – New York, NY w/ Hull, Black Pyramid
2/27/2010 Second Annual Social Pariah Festival – Fishkill, NY

THE RESURRECTION SORROW is comprised of a close-knit unit of friends and musicians who’ve collectively spent time in NYC acts Murphy’s Law, Tides Within, After Dark, Malstrom, Supervillain and more. Their debut album Hour of the Wolf was recorded by veteran engineer Joe Hogan (Nebula, The Atomic Bitchwax) and features intense artwork by Seldon Hunt (Melvins, Sunn O))), Pelican, Neurosis, etc.).