All Else Fails Nominated For “Metal Recording Of The Year” Award

All Else Fails has been nominated for an Edmonton Music Award in the Metal Recording of The Year category for “The Forever Lie.” The EP was released in February and continues the Edmonton band’s aggressively dark brand of metal that breaks traditional ideals.

Vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko comments on the nomination: “We are honoured to be nominated for Metal Recording of the Year at the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards. We are in excellent company; the choices this year are all great bands and even better people.”

All Else Fails was nominated for Metal Recording of the Year alongside fellow friends and musicians:

Black Friday – Suffering In Stereo
Juliet Ruin – Rogue Down
Silence The Machine – Lost
Striker – Phoenix Lights

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Striker Awarded “Metal Artist Of The Year” At The 2016 Western Canadian Music Awards

It’s been an award winning year for Edmonton, AB’s Striker. First the band won an Edmonton Music Prize along with the Edmonton Music Award for Metal Recording of The Year off the strength of “Too Late” from the “Stand In The Fire” album.

Now adding to that growing list of awards, the power new wave metallers have been celebrated with a 2016 Western Canadian Music Award for Metal / Hard Music Artist of The Year.

The band comments: “We are so very honoured to receive the award for Metal Artist of The Year from the Western Canadian Music Awards! Huge thanks to everyone who has supported us in getting our music out into the world, and we hope everyone is ready for another dose of Striker coming soon!”

Striker was nominated alongside the following Western Canadian bands:

KEN mode (MB)
Shooting Guns (SK)
Striker (AB)
Third Ion (SK)
Van Halst (AB)

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Striker Wins “Metal Recording Of The Year” At Edmonton Music Awards

After wrapping up a USA and Canadian tour last week, Striker returned home just in time to receive an award at this year’s Edmonton Music Awards for “Metal Recording of The Year.”

Striker earned the win for the track “Too Late,” from latest album “Stand In The Fire” released this past February. Guitarist Tim Brown comments:

“Huge thanks to Edmonton Music community, as well as everyone that has helped us out over the years including the AFA, Edmonton Arts Council, FACTOR, and many others! We hope this award can bring some awareness to all the other great bands coming out of Edmonton these days as well.”

Striker was nominated alongside the following Edmonton bands:

Face First – Killing Me
Monarch Sky – Hell’s A Little Closer
Striker – Too Late
The Order of Chaos – Apocalypse Moon
Vanity Red – Kingdom Come

In additional news, Striker was also nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award in the “Metal/Hard Rock Artist of The Year” category alongside KEN mode (MB), Shooting Guns (SK), Third Ion (SK), and Van Halst (AB). The awards will be held in Regina, SK on October 13th.

Haven’t seen Striker live yet? Catch the band at the Loud As Hell festival:

July 30 – Loud As Hell Fest – Drumheller, AB – info

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Eyal Levi Announces Metal Recording Bootcamp Workshop

CreativeLive Music & Audio has announced an extensive heavy metal production workshop dubbed the “Metal Recording Bootcamp” and set to take place over a four week span starting March 7th.

Hosted by one of producer/educator Eyal Levi, Metal Recording Bootcamp will give viewers unprecedented access inside Clear Lake Recording in Los Angeles as Levi and special guest band, Monuments, demonstrate how to record flawless takes and how to prepare to enter the studio.

The bootcamp will kick-off on March 7th with a live half day session that lays out the entire month’s curriculum. Every weekday for the next four weeks will feature a new hour-long segment on CreativeLive.com. Every Friday, Levi will do a live check to follow-up on that week’s lessons.

The class will conclude on April 1st with another half day live broadcast where Levi will do mix critiques from a handful of enrolled students. Those who purchase the course will receive a ton of extra content and special offers. Head over to CreativeLive.com here for all the info.

“My CreativeLive bootcamp is going to be the most in-depth, detailed class on metal production that’s ever been done,” commented Eyal Levi. “We’re going to show you how to do EVERYTHING, from start to finish, in unprecedented detail. Having Monuments in the studio with us is the icing on the cake. You need world-class players to get world-class recordings, and the guys in Monuments are going to show everyone exactly what that looks like in action.”

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All Else Fails Nominated For “Best Metal Recording Of The Year” Edmonton Music Award

After announcing the return of drummer Ryan Biggs last month, All Else Fails is now proud to reveal more great news for 2014, with the band being nominated for “Metal Recording of The Year” at this year’s Edmonton Music Awards.

Vocalist/guitarist Barrett Klesko comments: “We are so excited and thankful to have been nominated for an Edmonton Music Award Metal Recording of the Year for our track ‘AntiMartyr’ from ‘Fucktropolis.’ Big congrats to our friends who also got nominations as well at the awards (Death Toll Rising, Russ Dawson, and Thrill House). We are really proud of this recording and thank everyone that had a part in making it happen.”

The full nomination list is available at this location, and the nominees for “Metal Recording Of The Year” are:

All Else Fails “AntiMartyr”
Death Toll Rising “Malice Incarnate”
Dieuponaday “Enlighten”
Monarch Sky “Circles”
Villainizer “Twin Tower Two-Step”

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Death Toll Rising Comments On Edmonton Music Award Nomination

Rising up the ladder of the Canadian metal scene with latest album “Infection Legacy” unleashed last October, Death Toll Rising won praise in 2013 from fans, metal publications, and support from Canadian Loud Charts.

Now with an upcoming tour with Kataklysm and Aborted on select dates during the “Kill The Elite Tour,” the indie force is proud to announce hometown endorsement and nomination for “Metal Recording of The Year” from the Edmonton Music Awards. Drew Copland, guitarist for DTR comments:

“It is a great honour for us to be nominated for an Edmonton Music Award. We have been a part of this city’s music scene for over a decade now and we are proud to represent it alongside some other amazing bands! We would like to extend a huge high five to our local fanbase for always supporting us and sticking with us. It took some time to get Infection Legacy out there, but we poured our heart and soul into it, and just being nominated is very gratifying for us! “

Catch the band live:

Mar 7 – Coaldale, AB – The Vent w/ Ides of Winter, Tramp Stamper – Event Details
Mar 8 – Red Deer, AB – The Vat w/ Demise Without Reason, Ides of Winter, Enemyus
Apr 10 – Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop – w/ Katakylsm, Aborted
Apr 11 – Calgary, AB – The Rebublik – w/ Katakylsm, Aborted
Apr 12 – Kamloops, BC – Columbo Lounge w/ Katakylsm, Aborted
Apr 13 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw – w/ Katakylsm, Aborted

Death Toll Rising also comments: “We are absolutely pumped to be supporting Kataklysm and Aborted on select Western Canadian dates of the Kill The Elite spring tour 2014! Both of these acts have been major influences on us over the last 10 years. We will be alongside Vancity’s stay tech masters, Archspire getting everyone primed to be wiped out by the headliners!”

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Corpus Mortale Inks Deal With Deepsend Records To Release "FleshCraft"

Danish death metallers Corpus Mortale have signed to Deepsend Records. Deepsend will release the Danes’ third album “FleshCraft” this Fall, with pre-orders available right here. “FleshCraft” is the follow-up to Corpus Mortale’s 2007 sophomore album, “A New Species of Deviant” and first for Deepsend Records. The label comments:

“Corpus Mortale joins Dawn of Demise, Spectral Mortuary, Deus Otiosus, and The Cleansing as our dominance with Danish death metal continues! ‘FleshCraft’ will come to be known as a defining statement of Danish death metal. The year’s best death metal album is also amongst the best from Denmark ever.

“The perfect death metal recording, Martin Rosendahl’s trademark bellow (last heard on The Cleansing ‘Poisoned Legacy’) and their musicianship that’s second to none. Your expectations should be high and will be mightily fulfilled. ‘FleshCraft’ is an excellently composed monster, exemplifying everything that Danish death metal has been known for and finally accomplished by Corpus Mortale.”

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