Self-Titled New Album Available For Streaming

New Jersey metallers Symetria don’t just play old school influenced metal, the band lives and breathes it. Remember the first time you blew your windows out by blasting Anthrax’s “Fisful of Metal” or scared your neighbor’s dog with the sheer volume at which you played Overkill’s “Feel the Fire”?? That’s exactly what Symetria is throwing at you.

Symetria will release their self-titled record via Tripsquad Records on September 29 2017. The record can be heard in full over at this location.

Old school metal never died, it went back to it’s home in New Jersey, where it belongs. The land of Method of Destruction (M.O.D.), TT Quick, Overkill and legendary metal label, Megaforce Records, the genre is safe once again after flailing about aimlessly for the better part of the last two decades.

Rising to the top of the current throng of hopefuls is newcomers Symetria. While the Garden State quintet may be fresh out of the box, the wealth of talent and the ability to deliver within their ranks put them a step ahead of the competition is there. Core members Vince Santonastaso and Kevin Gust met through a Craigslist ad and after playing covers from the likes of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Metallica, Santonastaso knew there must be more to life. Guitarist Cust followed him out the door and gave an old friend of his, Fernando Carrera a call, who came on board shortly after. The search for a drummer began and Blair Smith was quickly found on Bandmix, solidifying the initial Symetria lineup.

The band spent the fall of 2016 writing and working up a live show, playing their first gig at a Toys for Tots benefit in November of that year to critical praise across the board. Santonastaso recalls, “Kevin’s wife overheard someone in the audience talking about us and he seemed to be blown away, according to her. The fact that it was a complete stranger solidified the fact that we were on to something.”

Before long the band had gotten in touch with former M.O.D. guitarist Tim McMurtrie – an old acquaintance of Vince’s – who had just formed a label called Tripsquad Records. Symetria wound up being his first signing. Entering Trax East in South River, NJ with producers Eric Rachel (Burnt by the Sun, M.O.D.) and McMurtie, the band set to work, laying down eight songs in seven days. “We definitely learned a lot working with Eric and Tim,“ says bassist Fernando Carrera. “It was a fantastic experience and definitely an honour to be in the same room with those guys. After recording, I realized I had learned three things: my “true” bass lines, to be patient and that I can eat an eggplant-Parmesan sandwich as long as my entire arm in one take,” he adds, laughing. While second guitarist James Soto had technically joined just as they began tracking, it wasn’t until after the band had stepped away from the studio that Soto was able to jump in with both feet. “James met us and we initially practiced a few times with him before we recorded,” Vincent says. “While we were in the studio he was going over his parts and by the time we were finished recording he was more than ready to be a full time member.”

When it comes to their self-titled album, Symetria play with the confidence and power of a band who have several years under its belt rather than a small handful. The track “Flying High” brings up the ugliness of addiction. More specifically, Kevin Cust’s addiction and recovery. “All Kevin did was tell me what the song was supposed to reflect and as soon as he did, I just ran with it,” while “Venial Sin” is about the 7 Deadly Sins, “I just used Latin terms for the sins themselves for a cool effect,“ tells Santonastaso. “A venial sin is a lesser sin, I chose the name because I wanted to draw attention to the sad truth that so much of our lives have become trivial now and so little really has meaning anymore. We’re just lost souls wandering around destroying ourselves blindly” and “Too Late” calls for immediate action for whatever it is you intend to do in life. “While there’s a tomorrow on the calendar there’s no guarantee you’re going to see it so stop procrastinating.”

The band’s name, Symetria, is actually the Polish translation for symmetry – a literal translation would be “balanced and intelligent” and that’s exactly how the members of the band see themselves and their vision for the future.

The track listing is:

1 – Wakening
2 – Flying High
3 – Vinial Sin
4 – All The Same
5 – Stomp
6 – Time
7 – Too Late
8 – Symetria

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Armored Saint Posts “An Exercise In Debauchery” Music Video

Los Angeles, California’s Armored Saint has had a banner year with the release of seventh studio album, “Win Hands Down,” in addition to playing massive European festivals, crushing the masses across a North American co-headlining run with metal legends Saxon, and now wrapping-up the year with a very striking new music video for the blistering new track, “An Exercise In Debauchery.”

The clip was shot by Brian Cox (Hollywood Undead, Prong) and can be seen below, courtesy of Loudwire. John Bush (vocals) states:

“I’m so happy with the way this video turned out. The song has a heavy subject matter and the video compliments it perfectly. There’s also a feeling of campiness which makes the viewer fade in & out of being uncomfortable and having a chuckle. The actors did a great job and personal props to my neighbor Sharon who let it all out as the police officer. Oh yeah, the band looks bad ass as well. Debauchery indeed.”

Joey Vera (bass) further adds: “We’re psyched to play these upcoming shows. First at M15 in Corona, CA. We haven’t played Riverside County in a long time, so this is gonna be sick! Then after Thanksgiving, we head out to Europe for two headline shows and two festivals with legends Accept. What a great way for us to end this year. We’re cooking up more shows for 2016, so we’ll see you all soon!”

Brian Cox (video director) says: “This was by far the most challenging music video I have ever produced. Everything from the direction of the video down to the post-production editing techniques. It pushed my boundaries in every way possible, which is why this one has landed a spot as my personal favorite video to date!”

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Crisalida Wrapping Up Work On New Album “Terra Ancestral”

Chilean band Crisalida is currently adding the final touches to fourth full-length album “Terra Ancestral,” due to be released somewhere between March/April of 2015.

Crisalida has brought on Anathema’s Daniel Cardoso to produce “Terra Ancestral,” which was recorded at Tierra Studios. Drummer Rodrigo “Atilio” Sánchez comments:

“Right now we are on a very good position with Crisalida, we are playing live very often, not only in our home country but in the neighbor countries as well, the fans knows us very well because of our past recordings and videos, and we have managed to built a very solid fan following.

“But despite all of that we really wanted for this new album to do something very, very special, and that’s why we hired Daniel Cardoso to do the job. We rented one of the most expensive studios here in South America and we filmed everything related to the recording and production process to, soon enough, release it as a documentary and beside all that we are also already working on two video clips.

“We expect that this album to be our breaking point for Crisalida, we strongly believe on the songs we have recorded and that we have a powerful message, a message that beside the language barrier (yes, we are stubborn enough to continue singing in Spanish), we are fully decided that we are capable to conquer with our music.”

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Psychostick Posts “Quack Kills” Lyric Video

Are you afraid of a duck? Do you suffer from Anatidaephobia, an irrational fear that one is being watched by a duck?

The members of Psychostick do, and they’ve decided to let you know with a new lyric video for “Quack Kills,” featuring comedian Joe Bereta as “Dr. Duck.”

The track is off Psychostick’s new album “IV: Revenge of The Vengeance” released on November 4th, 2014 via Rock Ridge Music.

If you missed it, be sure to also catch the band’s ridiculous ode to B-movie god Bruce Campbell over here.

The album’s full track listing is:

1. Revenge of The Vengeance (0:42)
2. Obey the Beard (3:53)
3. President Rhino (2:12)
4. H-Flat (0:20)
5. So. Heavy. (4:48)
6. Dogs Like Socks (1:09)
7. Super Legit OFFICIAL Teaser #2 Explode (0:31)
8. Quack Kills (3:29)
9. Blue Screen (4:37)
10. NSFW (3:13)
11. Danger Zone (3:50)
12. New To The Neighborhood (0:53)
13. Loathe Thy Neighbor (4:57)
14. AWESOME! (3:32)
15. Choking Hazard (3:14)
16. Fight to the Death (3:18)
17. Bruce Campbell (2:40)
18. Trick or Treat (0:40)
19. Dimensional Time Portal (3:21)
20. The Power of Metal Compels You (2:04)
21. Outtakes IV: The Outtakening (3:47)

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Psychostick Announces New Album “IV: Revenge Of The Vengeance”

Chicago, IL based comedy group Psychostick is excited to share it’s latest offering nine months after a successful crowd-funding campaign to build a studio with a promise of new material.

Now that day has come and the humorcore masters are ready to unleash their 4th full-length installment “IV: Revenge of The Vengeance,” due out on November 4th, 2014.

This latest album from the band’s laugh factory is the follow-up to 2011’s “Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D,” and the track listing is as follows:

1. Revenge of The Vengeance (0:42)
2. Obey the Beard (3:53)
3. President Rhino (2:12)
4. H-Flat (0:20)
5. So. Heavy. (4:48)
6. Dogs Like Socks (1:09)
7. Super Legit OFFICIAL Teaser #2 Explode (0:31)
8. Quack Kills (3:29)
9. Blue Screen (4:37)
10. NSFW (3:13)
11. Danger Zone (3:50)
12. New To The Neighborhood (0:53)
13. Loathe Thy Neighbor (4:57)
14. AWESOME! (3:32)
15. Choking Hazard (3:14)
16. Fight to the Death (3:18)
17. Bruce Campbell (2:40)
18. Trick or Treat (0:40)
19. Dimensional Time Portal (3:21)
20. The Power of Metal Compels You (2:04)
21. Outtakes IV: The Outtakening (3:47)

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