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Art Alexakis, the charismatic frontman of the multi-platinum rock band Everclear, has announced his debut solo album, Sun Songs. Due out on October 11th via BMG, the long-awaited solo record marks a new chapter in the legendary frontman’s career, as he explores sounds, styles and lyrical subjects outside the normal realm of Everclear. In support, Alexakis will embark on a solo tour, including select US, UK and Ireland dates, this October. See below for a full list of dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 16th at 10AM Eastern Time. For more information, please visit: http://everclearmusic.com


While Art Alexakis has always been the driving force behind Everclear, his solo work finally offers him an opportunity to create music solely on his own, without any preconceived notion or collaborative influence as to what it should sound like. On his debut solo album Sun Songs, Alexakis shares, “For the most part, it’s an acoustic singer-songwriter type of album. It’s not about making another Everclear record; it’s about doing something that’s just me.”


Creating outside of the Everclear realm has given Alexakis the chance to explore styles and sounds that don’t necessarily work for his band. His solo work will push the boundaries of what to expect from an Art Alexakis composition, as he cites everything from classic country to hip hop, to the great acoustic singer-songwriters of the 1970’s as major influences for this record. “I’m pushing my ability and pushing the envelope, and having fun at the same time,” Alexakis continues. “I’ve always wanted to do something like this.”


The long-awaited solo record ultimately comes at a time of transition in Alexakis’ life. After announcing his Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis earlier this year, the formidable songwriter is in the most honest and vulnerable place he has ever been.


Sun Songs Tracklisting:

  1. Sunshine Love Song
  2. California Blood
  3. A House With A Pool
  4. Orange
  5. The Hot Water Test
  6. Arizona Star
  7. Look At Us Now
  8. White People Scare Me
  9. Sing Away
  10. Line In The Sand
  11. A Seat At The Table


Art Alexakis Solo Tour:

8th Oct – Evanston, IL – Space

9th Oct – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe

10th Oct – Boston, MA – City Winery

14th Oct – Manchester, UK – Night & Day Café

15th Oct – Norwich, UK – Epic Studios

16th Oct – London, UK – O2 Academy Islington

18th Oct – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

19th Oct – Birmingham, UK – Actress & Bishop

20th Oct – Dublin, IE – The Sound House



Formed by Art Alexakis in 1992 in Portland, Oregon, Everclear has enjoyed a lengthy career spanning 9 original studio releases, numerous videos, and thousands of shows and accolades that include a 1998 Grammy nomination for So Much For The Afterglow. The band remains active today, most recently issuing Black is the New Black in 2015 and touring extensively around the world. Alexakis also created and performs as part of the annual Summerland Tour, which features a package bill of popular ’90s alt rock bands.










TERRORIZER: Metal Injection Streams Caustic Attack Full-Length In Its Entirety



Stream / Share TERRORIZER’s Caustic Attack At  THIS LOCATION
Metal Injection is currently streaming Caustic Attack, the imminent new full-length from long-running American grindcore unit TERRORIZER, in its inexorable entirety. Slated to drop worldwide via The End Records October 12th, the band’s first studio offering in six years was produced by Jason Suecof (Deicide, All That Remains, Kataklysm, Battlecross) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and features the apocalyptic cover art of Timbul Cahyono (Rotting Corpse, Pyrexia).
Writes Metal Injection of the release, “Caustic Attack…is everything devastating you’ve ever loved about TERRORIZER and then some.”
Stream TERRORIZER’s Caustic Attack at THIS LOCATION.
Caustic Attack will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION.
TERRORIZER will play Mass Destruction Metal Fest 2, headlining the second day of the event on Saturday, November 3rd with additional live invasions to be announced in the weeks to come.
11/03/2018 Mass Destruction Metal Fest 2 @ The Loft At Center Stage – Atlanta, GA [info]
Before Pete Sandoval recorded Morbid Angel’s first album, 1989’s Altars Of Madness, he performed on two demos and a split album with his original band TERRORIZER. Today, the group’s 1989 full-length debut World Downfall is still considered a pinnacle for death metal and grindcore, featuring impossibly fast blastbeats and double-bass drumming along with a blitzkrieg attack by late guitarist Jesse Pintado (Napalm Death), and ex-vocalist Oscar Garcia (Nausea). The 1989 lineup was rounded out by Sandoval and then-fellow Morbid Angel bandmate David Vincent on bass
Over the next twenty-three years, Sandoval took time between Morbid Angel albums to continue working with TERRORIZER, recording two more cataclysmic full-lengths, 2006’s Darker Days Ahead and 2012’s Hordes Of Zombies. And now, another six years down the burning highway, TERRORIZER is back with Caustic Attack, their heaviest and most eclectic album to date.
Sandoval has long been known as one of the fastest players in death metal – the pioneer of blastbeats – and he doesn’t hold back on Caustic Attack. At the same time, even the fastest songs are tighter and more precise than TERRORIZER have ever been thanks to veteran producer Jason Suecof, who’s painstaking method of recording showcases Sandoval and his team at peak capacity.
The proof is in the pummeling. There are flesh-shredding grindfests like “Turbulence,” “Caustic Attack,” and “Poison Gas Tsunami,” each of which swoops down, destroys, and depart in under-two-minutes. Then, there are the nearly five-minute-long tracks, including “Infiltration” – which slows to a thunderous breakdown before ramping back up to hyper-speed – and “Wasteland,” a global conflagration with undeniable guitar hooks and a lethal mid-song chug that reveals previously unexplored diversity and depth.
“If extreme metal is Sandoval’s ministry, Caustic Attack is the sort of triumph that’ll have you taking a look at that higher power.” — Decibel
“Blast-beat expert Pete ‘Commando’ Sandoval shows why he still excels at the style he helped to perfect…” — Rolling Stone on Caustic Attack’s title track
“If you’ve ever accidentally spilled anything super-acidic on yourself, it’s not hard to imagine ‘Invasion’ as the panicked soundtrack to searing flesh. The band ain’t called ‘TERRORIZER‘ for nothing.” — MetalSucks on “Invasion”
“…a minute-long onslaught of blasting fury and muscular staccato riffs….” — Revolver on Caustic Attack’s title track
“…this album rips from start to finish.” — No Clean Singing
“…the absolute Grandaddies of grind…” — Antichrist Magazine
“…one of the genre’s finest efforts of the last few years if what you fancy is straight-up no bells and whistles extreme metal.” — Metal Wani
“Sandoval is still the benchmark for all extreme metal drummers and percussionists.” — Metal Obsession

Pete Sandoval – drums
Lee Harrison – guitars
Sam Molina – bass/vocals

For TERRORIZER coverage contact liz@earsplitcompound.com.




CAULDRON: New Noise Magazine Streams New Gods Full-Length From Canadian Heavy Metal Trio


Canadian heavy metal trio CAULDRON dropped their New Gods full-length via The End Records in North America and Dissonance Productions in Europe. Crowned, “a classic heavy metal ripper,” by Metal Injection, the band’s fifth full-length and follow up to the acclaimed 2016 offering In Ruin was captured by Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Wooden Sky) at Union Sound in Toronto and again highlights the band’s now-signature strong emphasis on songwriting and melody, complete with high-end organic production to match.


Stream New Gods in full alongside an interview with frontman Jason Decay courtesy of New Noise Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.


CAULDRON’s New Gods is available on CD, digital, and vinyl formats.

In conjunction with the release of New Gods, CAULDRON played a handful of US shows in with support provided by Barrow Wight. The band has also played a special record release show in their hometown of Toronto at Junction City Music Hall. See all dates below.


9/06/2018 The Middle East – Boston, MA w/ Barrow Wight

9/07/2018 Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA w/ Barrow Wight
9/08/2018 The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY w/ Barrow Wight
9/15/2018 Junction City Music Hall – Toronto, ON


Toronto’s CAULDRON was born from the ashes of Goat Horn. After calling it quits in 2006, frontman Jason Decay wasted no time in putting together CAULDRON to carry on his heavy metal vision. Leaders among the new wave of traditional heavy metal, CAULDRON – which features Decay alongside Ian Chains (guitar) and Myles Deck (drums) – has since released two EPs with Into The Cauldron (2007) and Moonlight Desires (2014) as well as four full-length albums: Chained To The Nite (2009), Burning Fortune (2011), Tomorrow’s Lost (2012), and In Ruin (2016). The band has toured the world with the likes of Municipal Waste, Death Angel, Nevermore, Diamond Head, Enforcer, and in the summer of 2013, were invited to play Metallica’s Orion Fest in Detroit. Burning Fortune was nominated for a Juno award in 2012 while the video for the single “All Or Nothing” has received almost 600,000 views on Youtube/Vevo and was featured in the video game RockBand.


“The latest single is ‘No Longer,’ a Scorpions-meets-Dokken-esque rocker that focuses on strong vocals and badass guitar licks to create their retro-leaning approach. Riffs are paramount, yet the quality of the band’s songwriting supersedes any potential genre trappings.” — Revolver on “No Longer”


“…a classic heavy metal ripper. Not in a crushing, fast way, but instead one rife with catchy choruses and big arena-rock riffs.” — Metal Injection


“…a no frills, no bells and whistles kind of record that is a solid listen all around… CAULDRON do a great job carrying the torch for all of us old-school metal heads.” — Puregrainaudio

“…In Ian Chains they have one of the more talented guitarists around, and here he is to the fore again. ‘Letting Go’ stirs the pot to find some occult sounding alchemy.” — Maximum Volume Music


“Cauldron have once again done a fantastic job of crafting catchy songs within a bone crunching early ’80s metal framework, dripping with dark atmosphere yet also brightly melodic at the same time.” — Sea Of Tranquility


For CAULDRON coverage in North America contact liz@earsplitcompound.com.


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