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Well after a long year of writing, recording, playing shows, and all that good stuff, we are 2 SONGS away from being fully prepared to release our FIRST EP. we cannot be more excited for what the upcoming years hold for this band. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of the wonderful support we have gained so far, as our first year as a "real" band, WEAREUNSCATHED
Our music and profile have been getting a ton of plays and views due to this killer site and social media, Reverbnation, facebook, twitter and more. Thank you guys so much for your support and we will continue writing and playing music until we die, WEAREUNSCATHED
Watch out for The Heavy Metal Yeti for killer reviews and such aswell!!!!!!!!
We are a few weeks into the new year and it's already shaping up to be a killer year for metal. 2014 has already promised outstanding concert & festival line ups as well as potential studio releases from blockbuster metal bands such as Behemoth, Agalloch, Anthrax, Slayer, Deftones, Slipknot, & Arch Enemy. But while the big names of metal promise a great year to come, something huge is looming in the underground of southern Ontario. There is a ton of talent brewing throughout the Ontario metal scene, however there are a few bands that i feel everyone needs to be keeping extra close tabs on. Here are my top 3 bands to keep an eye out for this year.
ENDING TYRANNY - I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be a huge year for Brantford's death metal king pins. Having recently released their full length album "Perpetual Greed" as well as being signed to the small record label "Ghost Vision Records & Entertainment", the band has been receiving a lot of attention from promoters as well as festival coordinators. Ending Tyranny is already set to headline Niagara Falls' Breakthrough Festival in March, and is sure as hell to make appearances at a number of other metal festivals and venues throughout the year. Ending Tyranny is on the verge of exploding, so make sure to check them out in person and online @ www.facebook.com/EndingTyranny & @ itunes.apple.com/ca/album/perpetual-greed/.
VARGA - Being born in Hamilton, Varga was a band I heard of often. While they were at their peak just a bit before my time, I remember catching their video for their song "Greed" on late night Much Loud video flows, as well as on an episode of Beavis & Buthead. So when I heard the band was releasing a brand new album after a 17 year hiatus, I knew something killer was on its way. And so it was with their godly release of "Enter The Metal" in the fall of last year, featuring 6 songs of a brutal mixture of progressive, power, and thrash metal. Since the release Varga has received a lot of hype and has played a steady line of gigs, showing no sign of slowing down. This year definitely has a lot in store for the power thrash foursome, so make sure to check them out live and online @ www.facebook.com/pages/Varga-HQ and @ http://vargahq.com/band/.
UNSCATHED - With just over a year under their belt as a band, Unscathed spent 2013 playing a steady line up of festivals and shows as well spending considerable time in the studio. Mid way through last year the band performed a drastic change to their sound, taking on a heavier vocal direction as well as altering and refining their instrumental sound. With Unscathed set to release their first EP mid-february and a number of festivals and shows on the horizon, 2014 should be an interesting year for these unscathed progressive thrash metal demons. So keep your ears to the underground for live shows and your eyes peeled for Unscathed EP @ www.facebook.com/weareunscathed.
In preparation for the upcoming 2013 Southern Ontario Metal Festival, the Hamilton Ontario based four-piece progressive metal machine, Unscathed, have released an updated music video for their song Darkened Skies. The video was shot at the Niagara Metal Fest and features a super up close and abstract view of the band. The video features footage of the band shredding, as well as clips that seem to be associated with internal struggle, as the song name 'Darkened Skies' suggests. Special thanks to Behemoth-X Productions for creating the video. Check out the video and go see them on the opening night of the Southern Ontario Metal Fest, August 23, 2013 @ 8pm at Club Absinthe, Hamilton. - www.SOMF.ca Also make sure to like the band on facebook if you dig their music! - www.facebook.com/weareunscathed \m/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU4gJTTqZnQ - Overall I really enjoyed the music video; although a little rough on the eyes, the video features a killer song from the band as well as utilizes some neat cinematography throughout the video! Can't wait to see the next one! -My Verdict \m/\m/\m/\n out of \m/\m/\m/\m/\m/ 3.5/5 - Wicked Tune!
-Heavy Metal Sasquatch out! \nn/
New Metal Review: Unscathed - In Command The local metal underground surrounding the Heavy Metal Sasquatch is full of delicious metal to browse on. And now finally one of the Yeti's all time favourite underground bands, Unscathed, has released their first mastered song off their soon to be released 5 track EP. Unscathed makes their debut with a track entitled In Command, which sets forth a furiously paced combination of thrash metal full of technical progressive brilliance. This song does not let up for an instance, constantly delivering non-stop eruptions of galloping shreddtastic guitars, full throtle drumming, and aggressive hard hitting vocals. I absolutely love the speed and ferocity of this track. Unscathed is redefining the thrash metal genre, blending old school influences of Iron Maiden & Testament with new age technicality and ferocity of death and progressive metal. Listen to "In Command" as well as recieve as free download below! Keep and eye out for the full EP once it is released. And as always, make sure to support the band on facebook @ www.facebook.com/weareunscathed /,,/