“This Long Island-based quintet has recently been on the road previewing Evil is Crowned as the opening act for DevilDriver while simultaneously garnering airplay on Sirius XM's Liquid Metal channel and all the hoopla has placed the album on the Top 10 charts at FMQB and CMJ.
Misery has good chops and ideas and this solid sophomore effort makes them one to watch.
“Gripping vocals, in your face lyrics, and face peeling riffs are the nuts and bolts of Misery's highly anticipated release, Evil Is Crowned. Misery is known for their powerfully aggressive sound common to bands like Pantera and Metallica with an eerie Black Sabbath undertone. Misery has just completed Evil Is Crowned at the Systems 2 Recording Studio in Brooklyn, NY. The album was produced by legendary guitarist Joey Z from Life of Agony and will be mastered at Sterling Sound home of dozens of platinum and multi-platinum releases. The album is scheduled to be released this Fall via Super Metal Records. Currently two tracks off of the record are being spun religiously on Sirius-XM's Liquid Metal and the tracks have been receiving rave reviews from all over the Metal world.
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“When we asked their producer Joey Z how he got involved with Misery, this is what he to say: "The guys brought me a recording they had done somewhere else and were looking for a way to fix it. After listening to the recording, I knew they had a lot of potential but needed a producer that could help them achieve their goals. After seeing them perform live and realizing how tight they are, I offered to be their producer."
Recorded at System Two Studios Brooklyn, which is the same studio where Life Of Agony's classic album "River Runs Red" was recorded. "Evil Is Crowned" is an album that will take Misery to a new level; many are weighing them in as the next band from the New York area to become part of the elite. After their successful tour with Devildriver, they have already been asked to be part of another national tour. We have an EXCLUSIVE interview coming soon, so stay tuned!
“At present time the Heavy Music scene in the tri-state area is going through a revitalizing process, in which we are starting to see more and more bands stepping up their game and getting away from a set formula. One of those bands is Misery, a band that after 10 years of hard work, is finally starting to get the recognition they deserve. With the release of their new album titled "Evil Is Crowned", produced by Joey Z from Life Of Agony, the band has evolved into a hard-hitting powerhouse.
When we arrived at Duff's Brooklyn to their Official listening party, we immediately felt the groove and our ear drums reacted to their furious blend of Heavy Metal and Hardcore by demanding "more volume"! The crowd's reaction was positive to songs like "Evil Is Crowned" and "I Hate Your Face", some were even bobbling their heads in approval.
“MISERY released Evil is Crowned on February 15th, 2011. The album was recorded at Systems 2 Recording Studio in Brooklyn, NY and was mastered at Manhattan’s world-famous Sterling Sound. Production credits on Evil is Crowned go to Joey Z of Life of Agony. The album was released via Super Metal Records.
“New Album Evil is Crowned Out Now!
Long Island, NY’s MISERY is seeing excellent reviews of their recent full-length release, Evil is Crowned. New Jersey’s Aquarian Weekly states, “[Misery’s] newest disc, Evil Is Crowned, contains fiery vocals and lyrics from John LoCasto, in addition to strong guitar playing from Corey Schaefer and Duane Conlon.” The magazine describes select songs as having “emotional lyrics and a catchy chorus” and compares John LoCasto’s vocals to that of Anthony Martini of New Jersey’s very own E-Town Concrete. Allmusic.com has also released an impressive review and states, “This is a dense, abrasive, clobbering effort that thrives on crushing brutality, but in their own angry, corrosive way, the Long Islanders can be enjoyably infectious.” Allmusic.com also compares MISERY’s sound to that of metal greats such as Pantera, Sepultura, and Pro-Pain.
“Fifteen Years of Aggression is for people who like their Metal to be loud and violent. Misery doesn't waste your time with overly lofty ideals or flashy evil sentiment. Its just balls out down and dirty Metal with none of the bull shit.”
“This is the new breed of heavy.”
Joey Z of Life of Agony
“Long Island, NY has brought us some pretty talented musicians over the years and there is no denying that MISERY is among the list of greats. The band formed in the early 90's and has brought us a kick ass cd summer of 2008 entitled "Fifteen Years Of Aggression"”