Canadian progressive metal band Mandroid Echostar has unleashed a gripping video for a brand new single, “Paladin,” today at MetalSucks.net. The band has also announced they’ve inked deals with Distort Entertainment/Fontana North in Canada to release their debut, full-length record in 2016. Fans can download the new track for free at www.mandroidrelease.com. Additional details about the album are forthcoming.
Watch the new video for “Paladin” at MetalSucks.net
Mandroid Echostar Tour Dates:
Nov 5 - Calgary, AB - The Gateway SAIT (w/Protest The Hero)
Nov 6 - Calgary, AB - The Gateway SAIT (w/Protest The Hero)
Nov 7 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room (w/Protest The Hero)
Nov 8 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room (w/Protest The Hero)
Nov 9 - Red Deer, AB - The Vat
Nov 11 - Medicine Hat, AB - Mario’s Pub
Nov 12 - Regina, SK - The Owl
Nov 13 - Saskatoon, SK - O’Brians Event Centre (w/Protest The Hero)
Nov 14 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre (w/Protest The Hero)
Nov 19 - Quebec City, QC - Salle Multi (w/Protest The Hero)
Nov 20 - Ottawa, ON - Bronson Centre (w/Protest The Hero)
Nov 21 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes (w/Protest The Hero)
Nov 24 - Fredericton, NB - Charlotte Street Arts Center
Nov 26 - St. John’s, NL - Rock House (w/Protest The Hero)
Nov 27 - St. John’s, NL - Rock House (w/Protest The Hero)
Nov 28 - Halifax, NS - The Marquee (w/Protest The Hero)
Dec 1 - Hamilton, ON - Club Absinthe
Dec 2 - Kingston, ON - Overtime
Dec 3 - London, ON - London Music Hall (w/Protest The Hero)
Dec 4 - Toronto, ON - Opera House (w/Protest The Hero)
Dec 5 - Toronto, ON - Opera House (w/Protest The Hero)
Dec 6 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club Theatre (w/Protest The Hero)
Hailing from Guelph, ON, Mandroid Echostar is a six-piece progressive metal tour de force comprised of Stephen Richards (guitar), Sam Pattison (guitar), Michael Ciccia (vocals), James Krul (guitar/vocals), Matt Huber-Kidby (drums) and Adam Richards (bass). The band wields an unprecedented level of skill and their unique combination of melodic alternative rock and technical heavy metal has sparked feverish excitement in the heavy rock scene.
After their formation in 2010, Mandroid Echostar quickly made a name for themselves throughout North America with tours/shows with Megadeth, Every Time I Die, Protest The Hero, Intervals, The Kindred and more and two stellar releases, 2012’s self-titled EP and 2013’s crowd funded Citadels EP, which received rave reviews from critics.
In 2016 the band will take their sound to new heights with their highly anticipated full-length record. Details will unfold in the following months, but for now fans can get a taste of what’s to come with their hard-hitting new single “Paladin.”
“”Paladin” pushes boundaries on both ends of the scale for us, delivering high energy heavy riffs and subtle melodies,” says vocalist Michael Ciccia. “This song represents one of many steps into new terrain on our upcoming record.”
For their upcoming record the band has partnered with Distort Entertainment/Fontana North to release the album in Canada.
“We are beyond stoked to be a part of the distort/Fontana family,” adds Ciccia. “Distort is/was the home to some of our favourite bands and to be part of that lineage is an absolute honour for us. We are very excited to see what the future holds being a part of such an incredible label here in Canada.”
Mandroid Echostar just kicked off a Canadian tour this week that includes dates with fellow Canuck metalheads Protest The Hero. Dates are listed below. Follow the band for additional updates.
RITUAL - the brainchild of former Dead and Divine vocalist, Matt Ryan Tobin hailing from Hamilton, Ontario - have released their self-titled debut. The band have been carving out their place in the metalcore scene playing with Protest The Hero, Silverstein and at Toronto's Riot Fest in 2015. Tobin: “We were born from waste. We are the product of broken bands, miles traveled and mistakes made. We are RITUAL”.
2. Gag Order
4. Rat Queen
5. Grim Part II
6. Hot Pink
7. Model Wife
8. White Blooded
9. Love Song
Listen To RITUAL's Premiere Via NOISEY HERE
Get RITUAL Via iTunes HERE
NOISEY/VICE is premiering the full album from RITUAL! The debut self titled album is out October 30 via Distort Inc. and Fontana North.
RITUAL is the brainchild of former Dead and Divine vocalist, Matt Ryan Tobin. After the untimely demise of Dead and Divine's decade long career, Tobin found himself far from finished. With little to no time spent mourning, he threw himself head first into a new musical endeavour with the aid of four musicians who found themselves feeling all too similar. RITUAL is a band without guidelines or limitations, chalked full of raw and untainted passion; this was the band Tobin always set out to create. "We were born from waste. We are the product of broken bands, miles traveled and mistakes made. We are RITUAL".
The band has been busy playing live with Protest The Hero and Silverstein and just played Riot Fest in Toronto with Weezer, Motorhead, Thrice, All Time Low and more.
'RITUAL' - Track List:
02. Gag Order
04. Rat Queen
05. Grim Part II
06. Hot Pink
07. Model Wife
08. White Blooded
09. Love Song