LA’s OUR DYING WORLD Delves Into Personal Struggles With Debut EP “Expedition” Out March 18th

LA’s OUR DYING WORLD Delves Into Personal Struggles With Debut EP “Expedition” Out March 18th

For fans of Testament, As I Lay Dying, Slayer, Havok, Amon Amarth, Skeletonwitch

OUR DYING WORLD, from Los Angeles, USA have compiled 5 heavy hitting tracks on their debut EP “Expedition” set to be released March 18, 2019. These tracks all have a personal meaning to Tom Tierney (drums) who envisioned the EP and went on to write it, later recruiting the rest of the lineup to finish the project.
Two singles have been released already from “Expedition” and the diversity between the two tracks shows that not only does the band have remarkable flexibility and musicianship, but they are able to captivate a wide audience using a variety of well-crafted elements. “Post Mortem” is a fast thrash attack conveying anger and determination whereas “Liberation” is a melodic doomy song that explores pain and suffering but also self-perseverance.
“Liberation” is available on YouTube

“Post Mortem” is available on YouTube

“Expedition” is a walkthrough Tierney’s year of struggles and letdowns in 2018.

“Emotionally, it was a tough year where a lot of life was rearranged and new foundations had to be created. Each song covers a topic or event that transpired, leading to the creation of the record as a whole.”
Tierney and Our Dying World invite the masses, especially fans of Testament, As I Lay Dying, Slayer and Amon Amarth to this personal “Expedition” on March 18, 2019, available at for pre-order on Bandcamp.

Track Listing:
1. The Desert Of The Real
2. Post Mortem – Ft. Ray Sanchez
3. The Tyrant
4. Consequence
5. Liberation
6. Culticide
7. Armageddon



• All songs performed by:
Tom Tierney (bass, drums, guitars, vocals on Liberation)
Chris Buzea (Clean Guitar on Consequence, Solo on Liberation)
David Ainsworth (Vocals on all songs except Liberaton)
Ray Sanchez (Solo on Post Mortem)
Nick Laux (Orchestration on Liberation)
• All songs written by: Tom Tierney
• Produced by: Charlie Waymire
• Mixed by: Charlie Waymire
• Mastered by: Ernesto Homeyer
• Album Artwork by: Stephen McCorry

Australian thrashers MASON and their new album “Impervious” dropping officially this Friday, October 6th, 2017.

L-R: Nonda T. (Drums), Jimmy Benson (Vocals/Guitar), Steve Montalto (Bass), Grant Burns (Lead Guitar)

Australian thrashers MASON and their new album “Impervious” dropping

officially this Friday, October 6th, 2017.

If you’re a fan of bands like Kreator, Death, Testament, Sodom then you’ll want to check this one out.

Crushing audiences across the globe with their driving force and energetic stage presence, Melbourne thrashers MASON deliver commanding performances that has taken them on tours across Australia and beyond in Asia, Europe plus Canada where they have shared the stage with the likes of Harlott, Havok, Accept, Revocation, Mutank and Annihilator.

Drawing influence from The Big Four and The Bay Area, MASON encapsulates the 80′s thrash sound mixed with fast tempos and a dominating rhythm section.  Their second full length “Impervious” mixed and mastered by Erin Hamidovic (Devin Townsend Project, Sikth, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Elm Street) will be crashing the gates and kicking the mosh pit into overdrive with its official release set for October 6th. The album follows their three past releases “Unmerciful” (EP) (2016), “Warhead” (2013), and self-titled EP (2011) that have captivated and reinforced their stronghold on a global level.

Leading up to the release of “Impervious”, MASON have teamed up with for the premiere of their next single “Burn”, one of nine glorious thrashing tracks that will be blazing an even bigger trail for this Aussie powerhouse.

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Based in Melbourne, Australia, the thrash metal group known as Mason deliver commanding performances in both
the domestic and international metal scene.
Drawing influences from The Big Four and The Bay Area sound, Mason encapsulates 80’s thrash comprised with fast tempos, technical aggression and a dominating rhythm section.

The band continues to crush audiences across the globe with their driving force and energetic stage presence,
​ stimulating a growing, loyal fan base.

Since releasing their first full-length album in 2013 (featuring Arch Enemy, Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis), called ‘WARHEAD’
the band proceeded with National tours around Australia that included support slots for international acts
HAVOK, and ACCEPT, then contuing to tour supporting REVOCATION during the first part of their 2015 Asian tour, galvanizing a more broad audience allowing Mason to dominate and grow uncontensted.

Due to the overwhelming demand of fans asking for more of Mason’s unique blend of Thrash Metal, the band offered a new, powerful E.P titled “Unmerciful” in 2016.
Unmerciful hinted Mason’s ability to evolve and create an original and organic follow up satisfying the growing hunger of a global audience allowing Unmerciful to showcase fast, aggressive and exciting music reinforcing Mason’s stronghold.

Mason continued to tour and grow their fan base by spending 2016/2017 touring Europe and North America in support of the Thrash Metal legends Annihilator thrilling crowds and taking home an even more broad and diverse fan base allowing Mason to walk forward in confidence with the release of their new album IMPERVIOUS set for release in 2017.



Track Listing of “Impervious”
1. Eligos (0:29)
2. Burn (3:30)
3. Tears of Tragedy (4:05)
4. The Afterlife (5:13)
5. Impervious (4:48)
6. Cross This Path (3:26)
7. Sacrificed (4:11)
8. Hellbent on Chaos (3:54)
9. Created To Kill (6:29)
Album Length: 36:08

What people area saying:
“Support comes from Australia’s thrash sensations Mason says Annihilator main man Jeff Waters: “With all the great bands that sent in demos, cds and links, the one that stoof out was these guys. My guitarist Aaron and I sat and listened to some of their songs and realized that this band will kick our asses if we don’t start practicing a bit more! Killer thrash band and genuine.” – Jeff Waters Annihilator

“this really is thrash in its truest essence. If you were around when thrash first broke all those years ago, you have to listen to this record. You’ll be flabbergasted how tracks like Tears of Tragedy and The Afterlife make you feel just like you did in 1984-86, so effectively has the band captured the very essence of what thrash metal should look, smell and, most importantly, sound like. – Sentinel Daily

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Calgary Thrashers ILLYRIAN ‘Round 2: Fight!’ Western Canadian Tour

illyrian-pressphoto-creditbradscottwebL-R: Scott Onofrychuk (Guitar/Vocals) | Jeff Perry (Bass/Vocals) | Brandon McNeil (Guitar/Vocals) | Darren May (Drums)
Photo Credit: Brad Scott


Calgary Thrashers ILLYRIAN ‘Round 2: Fight!’ Western Canadian Tour

New Album ‘Round 2: Fight!’ Out Now!

For fans of Revocation, Lazarus AD, Havok, Battlecross, Exodus

Calgary thrashers ILLYRIAN will be hitting the road for May tour dates in Alberta and British Columbia (dates listed below).  The tour is in support of their latest album ‘Round 2: Fight!’ unleashed during October of last year. The album was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios plus mastered by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) at Perfect Fifth Studios.

Formed in 2011 under the name Hellborn Death Engines, the band resurfaced under the new moniker ILLYRIAN with the additions of bassist / vocalist Jeff Perry (Sikarra, ex-Animus Labyrinth) plus British drum sensation Darren May (ex-Deacon Birch) who have brought new and progressive musical mindsets into the band to join original and founding members Scott Onofrychuk (guitars/vocals) and Brandon McNeil (guitar/vocals).

Evolving into a highly technical group playing thrash metal with their erratic and precise on-stage delivery, rapier wit, along with nostalgic charm, ILLYRIAN have removed the constraints of conventional metal sub-genre formula to replace their sound with a melting pot of technical thrash riffs, blistering solos, prog-influenced rhythms along with the band’s signature tri-vocal attack.

1. Walking In Sunshine (5:41)illyrian-cover-art
2. Round 2: Fight! (4:31)
3. Opulent & Imperial (3:58)
4. Chaotic Neutral (3:28)
5. Zeta Reticulan (4:29)
6. Mindbender (4:25)
7. Five by Five (The Dark Slayer Comes) (4:06)
8. Wings of Freedom (4:47)
9. Technodrone (3:50)
10. Sound of The Serpent Siren (4:47)
Album Length: 44:05


Full album stream can be heard at the following link: plus available for on iTunesAmazon.

Free Song Download – ‘Round 2 Fight!’ – here. Video here.

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REMINDER – Farmageddon Open Air Launch Go Fund Me For 2018 Edition


REMINDER – Farmageddon Open Air Launch Go Fund Me For 2018 Edition

One of Western Canada’s loudest outdoor metal festivals Farmageddon Open Air organized by Prairie Fire Events Ltd. has launched a Go Fund Me campaign in support of their next event to be held in 2018. Prairie Fire Events Ltd. organized last year’s 2015 fest that saw headliners Grim Reaper from the UK, American bands Pallbearer and Incantation plus Canadian bands Into Eternity and Archspire along with many more from Western Canada metal scene for its third edition in Ryley, AB (80 KM East of Edmonton) from June 11-14. Plus Earlier this year, Prairie Events Ltd. held their first indoor metal fest and conference, ShrEdmonton with headliners Dying Fetus, Acacia Strain, Jungle Rot, Black Crown Initiate, Goatwhore, Finnish power metallers Thunderstone along with some of Western Canada’s best including Disciples of Power, Planet Eater, Scythia, Tylor Dory Trio, Every Hour Kills among many more.

Main coordinator Prairie Fire Events Ltd. Tyson Travnik issued the following statement along with a video explaining the Go Fund Me campaign for Farmageddon 2018 that will run until 2019.

Go Fund Me Farmageddon 2018:


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“Greetings, metal family!

By now, I’m sure most are aware that Praire Fire Events Ltd. is the not-for-profit incorporation responsible for forming the Farmageddon Open Air and Shredmonton metal festivals in the Edmonton, AB area. We are proud to bring these to you and have heard nothing, but great feedback since we started the first Farmageddon in 2013.
For our fifth festival, we are planning to bring you something HUGE in 2018. We are looking to dwarf anything we’ve done to date. It will take at least 2 years to fund raise for the event, apply for needed grants, etc, which we have already started to do. We are proud to host these events for the Canadian metal community and want to continue to do so.

That said, we are unfortunately struggling from a large financial hit due to the growing pains from the past few years, specifically Farmageddon Open Air 2015. A lot of variables came into play with the foul weather being a large part of it. This resulted in a large debt with one of our main investors. With deadlines set for payments and the downturn in the economy and job markets affecting us personally, we are struggling to make sure we don’t fall short of our payment deadlines.

We have quite a few fundraisers in the works over the next few months with some that require time to set up and promote properly. With this go-fund-me campaign, we are reaching out towards everyone that can help contribute to try to bring us back out of debt as fast as possible so we can start forming the backbone for the 2018 festival.

Every little bit helps, and goes a long way. We don’t forget our supporters, and you will be on top of our minds when it comes time to launch our next event. We want to bring western Canada a festival that will make the central Alberta heavy metal culture known worldwide for its professionalism, sense of community and belonging, and its rapport.

If you have never been to one of our festivals, (and even if you have), I encourage you to check out the Farmageddon Open Air 2015 promo video, brought to you by Prairie Fire Events Ltd. and Fade Back Productions. It’s a great demonstration of the caliber of events that we are proud to host.
Cheers, and thank you for any and all your help!

Tyson Travnik
Prairie Fire Events Ltd.”

About ShrEdmonton:


ShrEdmonton featured over 20 bands over the course of 3 days from May 4-6 at The Starlite Room and The Brixx Bar and Grill (same building), as well as a multi-room industry based conference located at the Shaw Conference Center. The full line up consisted of an ultra heavy hitting bill that included headliners Dying Fetus, Acacia Strain, Jungle Rot, Black Crown Initiate, Goatwhore, Finnish power metallers Thunderstone along with some of Western Canada’s best including Disciples of Power, Planet Eater, Scythia, Tylor Dory Trio, Every Hour Kills among many more! Plus there were clinics by Tylor Dory (Tylor Dory Trio) and panels at the Shaw Conference Center on recording, photography, video production, publicity, media relations, journalism, and concert promotion / talent buying for festivals / venues with music industry professionals from across Canada (full conference schedule and list of industry reps here).

About Farmageddon Open Air:

Farmageddon Open- Air was conceived in 2012 by Tyson Travnik whom is recognized in the Alberta metal scene through sound engineering duties and promotional services. After noticing the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, Travnik wanted to re-create the intimate setting and host a festival with no internal borders in the Edmonton area.

After three very successful years, Farmageddon Open Air has proven to be one of the most prestigious metal open-air festivals in Canada with quality production that has been highly regarded by bands and patrons alike. The festival falls into a special category with Travnik setting goals of bringing in top-shelf bands that rarely, if ever play Canada. The costs of doing so are reflected in the ticket price with maximum attendance numbers not being something on the agenda. Keeping an intimate setting between the bands and their fans along with growth of the metal sub-culture to aid in promoting some of the hardest working bands in the country is at the forefront of Farmageddon’s priority.

Each year, the festival has hosted over 30 bands, with the request reaching as far as Europe and Asia. Farmageddon prides itself in only selecting the bands that the organizers feel have proven themselves worthy of the festival. This is not based on show attendance figures, but rather by judging the work ethic of the band throughout the previous years.

2015 Line Up included:
Grim Reaper, Pallbearer, Incantation, Archspire, Into Eternity, Aggression, Xul, The Order Of Chaos, Sleeping in traffic , Kyoktys, Altars Of Grief, Idolatry, Villanizer, Cellardor, Tyrant, With Malice, Leave The Living, Cryptic Enslavement, My Own Chaos, Viathyn, Samandriel, Noire, Naraka, Valyria, Ides Of Winter, Odinfist, False Flag, Gatekeeper

2014 Line Up included:
Havok, Wretched, Dark Forest, Sanktuary, Psychotic Gardening, Death Toll Rising, Tyrant’s Demise, Eyam, Without Mercy, Scimitar, Scythia, Vile Insignia, Kyoktys, Gatekrashor, , Kryosphere, Eye Of Horus, Mortillery, Ironstorm, Moosifix, Bloated Pig, Armifera, Witch Of The Waste, Monarch Sky, Druidus, Skymir, Hazzerd, Cryptosis, Gales Of Avalon, Mongol, Riot City, Display Of Decay, After Earth, Demise Without Reason, Grendel’s Awakening, Last Horizon, Idolatry, Bleed

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Seattle Thrashers FALLEN ANGELS Post Live Videos.

fallen angel1L- R – Steve Spitzbart – Drums, Bradzilla – Vocals, Erik Hanson – Guitars, Carl Larsson – Bass, Matt Be Roth – Guitars (Photo Credit – Aaron Meyers)

Video – Nightmare – Watch here + Free Song Download here.
Song Stream – Forsaken Existence – Listen here. has posted live video of Seattle, WA thrashers FALLEN ANGELS performing their tracks ‘Forsaken Existence’, ‘Guerilla’ and ‘Mortis Ex Machina’. The video was taken during the band’s tour stop in Grants Pass, OR last August, which was in support of their third studio release ‘World In Decay’ produced by Grammy award winning metal producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Forbidden, Testament, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam, Tesla, Vicious Rumors).

Video – Nightmare – Watch here

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FALLEN ANGELS is also offering a FREE Download of their track ‘Nightmare’ at the following, which is also supported by a video here.
‘World In Decay’ was released on August 4th via their indie label Cyberdyne Records to follow 2010’s ‘Engines of Oppression’ and 2008 debut ‘Rise From Ashes’ released on Metal On Metal Records. To order ‘World In Decay’, please visit here.fallen angel cover

Track Listing – Fallen Angels – World In Decay
1. The Hammer’s Blow (4:25)
2. Nightmare (4:58)
3. Forsaken Existence (5:05)
4. Leading the Blind (4:36)
5. Fire At Eden’s Gate (6:13)
6. Into The Abyss (5:39)
7. The Hour of the Time (5:40)
8. Mortis Ex Machina (4:28)
Album Length: 41:08
Capturing the classic thrash sound of the Big Four in their prime; early Metallica, Testament, Slayer, and Megadeth as well as lesser known cult heroes Exodus, Annihilator, Forbidden and Havok. FALLEN ANGELS is influenced by a wide range of 80’s thrash as well as classic metal from the 70’s and 80’s. The band combines these elements in a fresh, modern sounding album with the explosive riffs and solos that one might have expected to hear on the radio around 1989.

FALLEN ANGELS is a band that thrash fans and more classic metal oriented fans can agree on because the music is catchy but also very aggressive.
For more info, please visit hire.