Order of Ennead
Order of Ennead is an American self-described'philosophical virtuoso death metal' band, formed in Tampa, Florida. It includes two members of the death metal band Deicide, the student of a former guitarist of the band. Order of Ennead have released two albums to date. Order Of Ennead was formed in the fall of 1997 under the banner of the now defunct Council Of The Fallen. Following Kevin Quirion's hiatus from Council Of The Fallen in 2006, with Deicide on hiatus, in late 2006, Scott Patrick began jamming with Steve Asheim on a more straightforward rock project. In summer 2007, Patrick played the preproduction for the next Council album for Steve, relaying that Derek Roddy had exited earlier the previous year and that the material was top notch but called for a high-caliber drummer to step up. With Asheim interested, Patrick met with Quirion at a Vital Remains show and relayed that Asheim would like to jam the preproduction songs. In September 2007, the trio had their first practice. In late 2007, Patrick's long time friend Santiago Dobles performed the leads for the demo, which would become the first Order Of Ennead record.
Following their signing to Earache Records in early 2008, Santiago Dobles was replaced with Patrick's friend John Li due to scheduling conflicts with Santiago’s primary act Aghora. At Earache Records' request, at the time of the signing, the band changed its name from "Council Of The Fallen" to "Order Of Ennead"; when the band began working together, they had been working under the band name "Council of the Fallen", but they decided that they would take on a new name, since it became an new project for all. While in the United Kingdom, Asheim was reading up on ancient mythology and suggested the name Ennead from a mythology of nine Egyptian deities. In November 2008, the band released their self-titled debut album, with their second album, An Examination of Being, released in May 2010, both to warm critical reception and both on the Earache Records label; when Li was not available for touring, Jack Owen, the former guitarist of Deicide, took over. Order of Ennead are noted for their experimental nature within their songwriting.
While maintaining the heaviness of death and black metal, many songs include elements such as odd time signatures and ambient sections and melodic guitar solos & melodies. CurrentSteve Asheim – drums, acoustic guitar, piano Kevin Quirion – vocals, rhythm guitar Scott Patrick – bass John Li – lead guitarTourJack Owen – lead guitar Order of Ennead An Examination of Being Order of Ennead on Myspace Order of Ennead on Facebook
August Burns Red
August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania formed in 2003. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Jake Luhrs, rhythm guitarist Brent Rambler, lead guitarist John Benjamin "JB" Brubaker and keyboardist Dustin Davidson, drummer Matt Greiner; the band was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2016 for Best Metal Performance for the song "Identity" from its 2015 release Found in Far Away Places, again in 2018 for "Invisible Enemy" from their most recent studio album Phantom Anthem. In 2018, the Christmas EP Winter Wilderness was released. August Burns Red was founded in March 2003; the original practice sessions of the band began in drummer, Matt Greiner's old egg house and basement on the Greiner family's farmland. After playing many local shows within Lancaster, they recorded their first EP, titled Looks Fragile After All with label CI Records in 2004. Vocalist Jon Hershey quit the band during the same year, which led to Josh McManness taking on the position as lead singer.
After several months of playing with McManness, August Burns Red signed to Solid State Records in 2005. Hershey would go on to form post-rock band Bells. August Burns Red released Thrill Seeker, their first full-length album, on November 8, 2005. In 2006, drummer Matt Greiner was endorsed by Truth Custom Drums following the release of the album. McManness departed from the band in 2006, just after one tour, he was replaced with SC resident Jake Luhrs. Bassist Jordan Tuscan left the band in 2006 for similar reasons as McManness, he was replaced by a friend of the band. The band's second album, was released on June 19, 2007. Marking the debut for Luhrs fronting the group, it became the band's breakthrough album, reaching number 81 on the Billboard 200; the album has sold a total of 108,000 copies as of May 2011. Throughout 2008, August Burns Red toured with several acts across North America and Europe to promote Messengers. From April to May they toured with As I Lay Dying and Misery Signals across the United States and Canada.
In September and October of that same year, they headlined a tour with A Skylit Drive, Sky Eats Airplane, Greeley Estates, This or the Apocalypse in the United States. The band visited Europe for a month-long headlining tour in November, playing in Germany, Norway, The United Kingdom, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Czech Republic and France. After this series of tours, the band recorded two covers of popular songs, they recorded an instrumental version of the classic song, "Carol of the Bells" for the X Christmas compilation album, featured in trailers for the film, The Spirit, released Christmas Day 2008. They recorded a cover of "... Baby One More Time" by pop singer Britney Spears for the Punk Goes Pop 2 compilation album, released in March 2009. On February 24, 2009, the band released an EP, entitled Lost Messengers: The Outtakes, it contains material, related or was decided not to be included in the final, mastered version of Messengers. August Burns Reds' first trip to the Middle East took place on March 6, 2009 with the band playing at the Dubai Desert Rock Festival.
The band's last tour before their next album release took place in the United States, where they toured with metalcore band All That Remains throughout April and May. To promote their upcoming album, August Burns Red released several new tracks and a music video during June 2009; the tracks Thirty and Seven and Ocean of Apathy were all released on the 15th, 21st, 29th, respectively. A music video for the song Meddler was released during this month. On July 7, a week before the album's release, August Burns Red began streaming the full album on their Myspace profile for a limited time. August Burns Red released their third full-length album, Constellations, on July 14, 2009. During the week of August 1, 2009, the album charted at spot 24 on the Billboard 200. Another United States tour was organized with August Burns Red headlining and support from Blessthefall, Enter Shikari, All Shall Perish, Iwrestledabearonce. After this tour, the band joined a short tour in Australia with Architects in support of Australian band Parkway Drive.
August Burns Red toured alongside Emery in November and December 2009 as well. The band released their first live CD/DVD, Home, on September 28, 2010; the group co-headlined an Alternative Press tour throughout November. On February 23, 2010, Constellations was nominated for the Dove Award for "Best Rock Album". August Burns Red toured New Zealand in December 2010 on the No Sleep Til Festival; the band played alongside Parkway Drive, A Day to Remember, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Suicide Silence, Descendents and many others. On July 27, 2010, Brubaker stated that the band would be taking time off tour to write their next record, On February 12, 2011, the band announced via their official Facebook page that they had finished writing their new record and that they would be entering the studio on Valentine's Day. In March 2011, the band announced that the record was finished, that it was time for mixing. On April 5, 2011, August Burns Red revealed the name of the record as Leveler. On May 16, 2011, the band released the song "Empire" as a preview before its release.
They later premiered three other songs: "Internal Cannon", "Divisions", "Poor Millionaire", on May 31, June 6, June 14, respectively. Leveler was released on June 2011 in two forms; the deluxe version of Leveler contains four extra songs, including an acoustic version of the song "Internal Cannon". The album sold well compared to th
Nocturnal (The Black Dahlia Murder album)
Nocturnal is the third studio album by American death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder. It was released through Metal Blade on September 18, 2007 and is the band's first album to feature bassist Bart Williams, who replaced Dave Lock, drummer Shannon Lucas, it is the last album to feature longtime guitarist John Kempainen. The name of the second track "What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse", is taken from the name of the band's first demo release of the same name, which in turn is a quote from the 1988 video game Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. Kristian Wåhlin did the cover art for the album; the end of the song "Nocturnal" features an audio clip from the movie The Monster Squad. The song "Deathmask Divine" appears to be inspired by both the story of Carl von Cosel and the 1979 Italian horror film Beyond the Darkness. All lyrics by Trevor Strnad and all music written by The Black Dahlia Murder; the Black Dahlia MurderTrevor Strnad – lead vocals Brian Eschbach – rhythm guitar, backing vocals John Kempainen – lead guitar Ryan "Bart" Williams – bass Shannon Lucas – drumsProductionExecutive producer: Brian Slagel Produced and mixed by Jason Suecof Engineered by Mark Lewis and Eric Rachel, with assistance by Eric Kvortek Vocals engineered by Kyle Neeley
Trivium is an American heavy metal band from Orlando, formed in 1999. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released eight studio albums and over twenty singles, their latest album, The Sin and the Sentence, was released on October 20, 2017. The band has sold over one million albums worldwide; the band formed in 1999. At his eighth-grade talent show, Matt Heafy performed a cover version of "No Leaf Clover" by Metallica. Singer Brad Lewter noticed Heafy and asked him to try out for his band as lead guitarist; the pair went over to drummer Travis Smith's house where they played a rendition of Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Impressed with Heafy's performance, they accepted him into the band known as "Trivium", a Latin three-way intersection they used to explain their music as combining metalcore, melodic death metal and thrash metal. Lewter played a number of local gigs with the band before departing about a year later. In mid-2001 Trivium parted ways with its bassist.
Trivium asked Richie Brown from local black metal band Mindscar to fill in on bass duties until a full-time member could be brought in. A string of successful shows followed and a search was conducted for a permanent bassist. In late 2002, Trivium went into the recording studio to record its first high-quality demo disc. A copy of the demo was heard by German label Lifeforce which signed Trivium, the band entered a studio to record its debut album, Ember to Inferno. Lead guitarist Corey Beaulieu joined after the recording of the album. In 2004, Paolo Gregoletto joined as the band's bassist, replacing Brent Young, before a tour with Machine Head; the album Ember to Inferno managed to garner the interest of Roadrunner Records representatives, who signed Trivium to the label. The band began writing songs for their major label debut. In 2004, Trivium recorded its second album, Ascendancy, in Audiohammer Studios and Morrisound Recording in Florida. Produced by Heafy and Jason Suecof, the album was released in March 2005.
The album debuted at No. 4 on the Top Heatseekers chart. Allmusic reviewer Johnny Loftus stated on Ascendancy, Trivium are a "ridiculously tight quartet, unleashing thrilling dual guitar passages and pummeling kick drum gallops as as they do melodic breaks and vicious throat screams." and Rod Smith of Decibel magazine praised "Smith's impeccably articulated beats, bassist Paolo Gregoletto's contained thunder, Heafy and guitarist Corey Beaulieu's liquid twin leads." The album was recognized as the "Album of the Year" by Kerrang! magazine. In 2007 the band received their first Gold Record in the UK for more than 100,000 Sales. In 2005, Trivium played the first Saturday set on the main stage at Download Festival in Castle Donington, credited by Matt Heafy as the gig that launched Trivium on the world stage. Singles and music videos were released for "Like Light to the Flies", "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr", "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation", "Dying in Your Arms"; the videos for these songs gained rotation on Scuzz TV and MTV2's Headbangers Ball and "Pull Harder on The Strings of Your Martyr" has become one of the band's most well known songs and is the song that they close their sets with.
In support of the album, Trivium played on numerous tours with well-known artists. The band opened for Killswitch Engage, Iced Earth, Fear Factory, Machine Head, who were one of Heafy's largest influences. Trivium played at Road Rage 2005 and Ozzfest. Ascendancy was re-released in 2006 with four bonus tracks and a DVD containing all of the band's music videos and live footage. In April 2006, after a headlining tour with Mendeed and God Forbid as openers, Trivium entered the studio with Suecof and Heafy producing again; the band played the Download Festival for a second time, again on the main stage, with Korn and Metallica. Trivium released The Crusade in October 2006. Debuting at number 25 on the Billboard 200, the album sold over 32,000 copies in its first week of sales. Heafy's vocals had changed from the metalcore scream of the previous albums to actual singing; this new singing style, along with the band's thrash metal music, were criticised as sounding too much like Metallica, a major influence on the band.
The band supported the album by touring with Iron Maiden and Metallica, appearing on the Black Crusade tour with Machine Head, Arch Enemy, DragonForce and Shadows Fall, as well as headlining a European tour with supporting acts Annihilator and Sanctity and acquiring an opening slot on the Family Values Tour with Korn. Trivium was named the best live band of 2006 at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Trivium started working on a new album with producer Nick Raskulinecz in October 2007. Heafy stated he wanted to bring back the screaming, found on Ascendancy, the band said they chose not to work with Suecof again because they recorded three albums with him and wanted to explore new ideas. Recording ended June 2008. In an interview with the UK's Metal Hammer magazine in May 2008, Heafy said that their new album was to have "more thrash influences, more screaming." He told Revolver magazine, "For the first time, we can't look at our songs and say who the riffs sound like. We're making our own stuff and our own kind of music and art form, that's exciting."
In September 2008, Trivium released Shogun. The album sold 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, debuting at number 23 on the Billboard 200 chart as well as number 1 in the UK Rock Album Charts. Trivium toured extensively throughout 2009 in support of Shogun, with two headline legs of the US, a headline slot on the Mayhem Festival second stage, an Australia/Japan leg, as well as a
This Is Exile
This Is Exile is the second studio album by the American deathcore band Whitechapel. It was produced by Jonny Fay and the band itself and was released on July 8, 2008 through Metal Blade Records; the first album to feature guitarist Zach Householder. Upon the release of the record, its sales reached 5,900 in copies, which had it enter the Billboard Top 200 chart at position 118. Three music videos for songs from the album were released; the video for "This Is Exile" was released on June 18, 2008. The music video for "Possession" was released on November 18, 2008 and shown on MTV2's Headbangers Ball; the music video for "Eternal Refuge" was released on June 8, 2009. This album marked a change in the group's thematic material; the song "This Is Exile" is available as downloadable content for Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and Rock Band 3. The song is used in the iPod Touch game, Tap Tap Revenge 3. All lyrics written by Phil Bozeman. Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes. WhitechapelPhil Bozeman – vocals Ben Savage – lead guitar Alex Wade – rhythm guitar Zach Householder – third guitar Gabe Crisp – bass Kevin Lane – drumsGuest musiciansGuy Kozowyk – vocals on "Exalt"ProductionJonny Fay – engineering, tracking, production Whitechapel – production "Zeuss" – mixing, masteringArtwork and designColin Marks – artwork Whitechapel – artwork concept Backyard Studios in Milford, NH, US – tracking Planet Z, Hadley, MA, US – mixing, mastering This Is Exile at AllMusic This Is Exile at Metal Blade This Is Exile at Whitechapel's official website
Road to Bloodshed
Road to Bloodshed is the first studio album by American heavy metal band Sanctity, released in the United States on April 24, 2007 through Roadrunner Records. "Beneath the Machine" – 3:19 "Brotherhood of Destruction" – 4:21 "Road to Bloodshed" – 3:29 "Laws of Reason" – 4:26 "Billy Seals" – 3:28 "Zeppo" – 4:12 "Beloved Killer" – 3:19 "The Shape of Things" – 3:34 "Flatline" – 3:26 "The Rift Between" – 3:38 "Seconds" – 3:38 "Once Again" – 4:30 "Haze of Gray" 3:46 Jared MacEachern – vocals, Rhythm Guitar Zeff Childress – Lead Guitar Derek Anderson – Bass Jeremy London – drums
Metal Blade Records
Metal Blade Records is a heavy metal independent record label founded by Brian Slagel in 1982. The U. S. office for Metal Blade is located in California. It has offices in Germany, Japan and the UK; the label is distributed in the U. S. by RED Distribution, in Canada by Sony Music Entertainment. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Records in the United States from 1988 to 1993. Metal Blade Records was founded by Brian Slagel, who at the time was a record store employee in suburban Los Angeles, as a way to increase the recognition of local metal bands; the label's first release was a compilation album called The New Heavy Metal Revue presents Metal Massacre, included Metallica and Black'n Blue. Metal Blade artists that have appeared on the Billboard 200 chart include the Goo Goo Dolls, Amon Amarth, Trouble, As I Lay Dying, the Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse, Fates Warning, Lizzy Borden, Gwar, King Diamond, Job for a Cowboy, Armored Saint, The Red Chord, Between the Buried and Me, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Corrosion of Conformity and Cattle Decapitation.
From 1985 to 1998, Metal Blade had a sublabel called Death Records, which released recordings by, signed bands like D. R. I. Corrosion of Conformity, Mission of Christ, School of Violence, Cryptic Slaughter, The Mentors, Cannibal Corpse, Angkor Wat, Loss for Words, Dr. Know, Beyond Possession, Dark Funeral. In 2010 Metal Blade Records joined the RIAA. IronClad Recordings is an imprint. On January 18, 2017 Metal Blade Records was inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal History for their large contribution to the Heavy Metal library. Brian was inducted by special guest Kerry King of Slayer. On August 29, 2017, BMG Rights Management will publish The Sake of Heaviness: the History of Metal Blade Records, a book on the label's history, co-written by Mark Eglington and the label's founder Brian Slagel. Metal Massacre List of record labels Megaforce Records Official website Official YouTube Channel