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Throne Of Vengeance Announce Show Dates & Free Download

On July 14th, Throne Of Vengeance’s publicist, Asher Media, released the following post:

“Calgary, AB’s Throne of Vengeance is proud to announce they will be performing a local show date on July 26th @ The Republik to support fellow scene friends Alkatine and their CD release show.

(show details can be found at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/483137818497129/)

Until the end of July, Throne Of Vengeance are offering a free download of one of the tracks appearing on their latest album,
To download the FREE version of “Terminal Velocity”, click here.

In additional news, till the end of month of July, TOV are giving away a free song (Terminal Velocity), and for every person that downloads the track, their email will be entered for a chance to win a merch pack of the entire Throne of Vengeance discography of Live Evil (2013), Flesh Engine (2011) and Toxic Black Cloud [EP] (2009) plus a rad vinyl sticker.  To enter the merch giveaway and get yourFREE download of Terminal Velocity, please visit the following link: http://throne-of-vengeance.bandcamp.com/track/terminal-velocity

(Note: emails from free download will be submitted into merch give away draw with the winner announced at the end of July 2014)”

~Asher Media Relations (Full Article)

Wind Up Radio Sessions – “Bird Eyes”

From the get-go, Bird Eyes is an album that brims with nostalgia and comfort. This is the second full studio album by the Montreal-based folk-rock band Wind Up Radio Sessions, and it doesn’t disappoint. With simple yet layered melodies, acoustic twang, and the full studio treatment, the album makes for an engaging, yet relaxed, listening experience. Each song has a regular, even pace that’s perfect for nodding your head to while you’re gathered around a fire with old friends.

Titles like “Family Bonds” and “Legally Dead” are full of warm folk sound, narrative lyrics, and ethereal sounds. “Backporch” deviates from expectations, adding synth to a chorus that gently carries the listener up and down through its melody. “To Be Alone” reminds the listener of what makes bands like Coldplay reigning favourites through the test of time, and “Caroline’s Dress” echoes with soulful melody. “Chesterfields” makes for a more uptempo tune, with a charismatic beat that insistently urges you forward to the song’s conclusion. The album wraps up with “Blades of Grass”, a song that reminds you that at their heart, Wind Up Radio Sessions are all about good folk music.

Bird Eyes is subtle and charming the first time you hear it, and it only grows more likable with the passage of time. I would definitely recommend this to any fans of folk or a nice chill rock session. You can learn more about these guys on their website, and Bird Eyes can be streamed and downloaded on BandCamp and on iTunes. Frankly, I can’t think of a better way for you to spend nine of your hard-won dollars.

Wind Up Radio Sessions - "Bird Eyes"

Throne of Vengeance at Lord Nelson’s – Show Review

Throne of Vengeance has a killer reputation for their live shows, and having been to my fair share of them I can say that their reputation is completely deserved. It is the winning trifecta of tunes, talk and tattoos that makes TOV a band to watch. Their sound is awesome (we’ll get to that later) but their presence on stage and explosive personalities are the real kicker. Lead vocalist Tommy “Shakes” Holt is simply nuts: he says things that make you question even your own sanity, a mix of randomness and hilarity that may make you piss yourself with laughter when you remember it later. And I mean that in the best way: Tommy is a stage man, and it is the live show that pushes TOV from a mere band to a FULL-OUT COMBO OF ROCK AWESOMENESS.

But don’t get me wrong: this isn’t a comedy show or the super fun happy hour. TOV is a metal band, and a super-talented metal band at that. Thursday’s show at Lord Nelson’s was the Calgary kick-off for Throne of Vengeance’s Flesh Injection Tour, and they definitely kicked it off in high gear. Opening for Throne were heavier bands BDFM and Stab.Twist.Pull, who set the tone for the night by pumping up the crowd and moving bodies around. Lord Nelson’s is a cool venue: with a stage that’s hidden around the corner from the main doors and a dropped-down floor that makes a perfect pit for moshing and dancing, it’s a great place to watch and listen to music, and we lucked out on Thursday night by having a sound tech who actually knew what he was doing. By the time TOV came on stage at 11:30, we were pumped and ready.

On stage, the boys show amazing chemistry. They are so in sync with each other that they seem to communicate without words, and every sound and movement seems completely effortless. This is something that has developed over time and has made them so cool to watch — even the hair puts on a show. Bassist Riley Cobb looks like he should be on the cover of a romance novel, and the screams of “Riley is sexy!” from the crowd (usually from the men, disturbingly) just add to the image. The other boys aren’t bad either: with Brad Weidlich on guitar, Trevor Cobb on drums, and Tommy singing and playing additional guitar, even the eyes get a treat when TOV is onstage.

But enough of my girlish fawning. Throne of Vengeance deserves to be recognized for their music and the sound that they’re known for. The classic and raw metal sound that comes from these guys is on a completely different level than most of the other bands out there, and each song is so flawless that their talent seems almost unnatural. Tommy’s voice is incredible: he has one of those gravelly, growly rock voices that you can feel right down in your gut, and the screams he occasionally throws in are like the mating call of a wolverine. Simply delicious (albeit a little scary). Guitars are smooth and crisp, and on explosive drums, Trevor shows why he’s nicknamed ‘Animal’. From start to finish, Throne’s performance is stellar and just gets better and better.

As a whole, Tommy summed it up best: “It’s fuckin’ rowdy for a Thursday!” Definitely true, and thank you, TOV, for making it so! They’re now off performing a solid series of shows from Winnipeg Beach to Montreal and back again. Check out their tour schedule here, get to a show, and then follow TOV around like a groupie, because, really, you need to.

Set list:
Undertow
Big D
White Widow
Flesh Engine
Devil’s Captain
Blunt Force Trauma (Damageplan cover)
Hooligan Hunter
Perfect Plan
World War Everything

Encore:
Outlaw