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Web Events (more headlines) 06-06-2014

MetalUnderground Premiere EXPAIN Guitar/Bass Playthrough Video For 'Aggressions Progression'; Upcoming Album 'Just The Tip' Out June 24th

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The days are inching near for the release of EXPAIN's (formerly known as The Almighty Excruciating Pain) debut album 'Just The Tip' set to be unleashed on Tuesday, June 24th. The Vancouver, BC comedic blenders of tech/prog/thrash/jazz metal are sharing with fans their new guitar / bass playthrough video premiered via MetalUnderground.com featuring guitarists Pat Peeve and Eric Morrison with bassist Nikko Whitworth at the following link:

MetalUnderground.com - Video Premiere - Guitar / Bass Playthrough - http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=103397

The band is also offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of 'Aggressions Progression' via SMNNEWS.com - http://www.smnnews.com/2014/05/28/expain-aggressions-progression-free-exclusive-download-on-smnnews/

Album Teaser - http://youtu.be/9MDYzR5yAOE

In additional news, EXPAIN recently performed on May 31st on Vancouver concert promoter The Invisible Orange's 5th anniversary metal cruise.

Here are some great pics from that event on the band's facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/kwx2lhm and VancouverMetal.net with review - http://vancouvermetal.net/2014/06/03/metal-cruise-2014/

Upcoming Show Dates:

July 12 - Funky Winkerbeans - Vancouver, BC w/ The Hallowed Catharsis, Selfist, Riftwalker


Track Listing: 'Just The Tip'
1. Bacchus
2. Aggressions Progression
3. Phoenix Writhing
4. The King
5. Don’t Worry The Worst Is Yet To Come
6. Idol Worship
7. Allegiance To Pain
8. Manatee
9. Headbang Your Head Off
10. A.T.M.
11. Eating A Beating Heart

Album Credits:
All Songs performed by – Expain
All songs written by – Expain
Produced by – Matthew Roach
Mixed by – Matthew Roach
Available on – CD+Digital

Album + Live lineup:
Daniel Brand – Vocals
Pat Peeve – Guitar
Eric Morrison – Guitar
Nikko Whitworth – Bass
Ryan Idris – Drums

About:

There’s something to be said about technology and its ability to bring musicians together and Vancouver’s Expain has Craigslist to thanks for its birth.

Mixing thrash with jazzier elements and everything in between, the band delivers music that’s energetic, diverse and thoughtful in every sense of the word. “Our music tends to be very melodic and we put a big emphasis on the songwriting, as well as the individual riffs,” says guitarist Eric Morrison.

The band’s debut album, ‘Just the Tip’, plays to its sense of humour, but also represents the beginning of a musical journey that’s not bound to stop or slow down any time soon. Writing about everything from overcoming adversity to partying hard, living in an ever-changing city and the state of today’s society as a whole, Expain has captured its true identity on record.

As Morrison explains, “We go through many different concepts on this album but I think throughout all of it there is an attempt to stay hopeful and make something positive out of difficult or unpleasant situations.”

Shared stage with:
Suffocation, Archspire, Powerman 5000, Nylithia, West Of Hell, Unleash The Archers, Mortillery, Into Eternity, Thor

Tours & Festivals:
2014 – Western Canadian Tour (BC/AB)
2013 – Western Canadian Tour (BC/AB)
2013/ 2014 – Armstrong Metal Fest
2013 – Medicine Hat Metal Fest

“a band built on displaying technical skills behind the instruments. A heavy and potent mixture of thrash and jazz metal, Vancouver, Canada’s Expain is hoping to become a staple in a genre built on technical skill and speed” – Under The Gun Review

“a perfect blend of the technical and melodic, combining together to create a sound that is incredibly unique and forthright. I have listened to the album several times now, and each time I find myself enjoying some new dimension to the sound, or some new aspect of the music. It just keeps getting better.” – Vancouver Metal

“Wildly diverse band that combines elements of thrash, punk, tech metal and even some jazz with an off-the-wall comedic streak.” Prog NW Metal Zone

“It’s one of the finest independently released albums I’ve ever heard in my life. From the short intro track ‘Bacchus’ all the way to the perfect closer in ‘Eating A Beating Heart,’ there’s so many quality thrashers on the disc. ‘The King’ is a personal favorite of mine as the musicianship is ridiculously tight. ‘Aggressions Progressions’ has an absolutely beautiful dueling solo section and ‘Manatee’ has a sick bass solo. Overall it’s 11 tracks of pure thrash mayhem” – Broken Neck Radio

“The band comes racing out of the gate with three dementedly heavy fist-pumpers….a promising metal act that is well worth a listen.” – Discorder (E.P.E.P Review)

“a strong mixture of early Thrash and Crossover Thrash concepts, blending them with a Melodic Death Metal sound, and plenty of energetic aggression.” – Apochs Metal Review (E.P.E.P Review)

“Don’t leave your children alone with The Almighty Excruciating Pain” – Metal Sucks (E.P.E.P Review)

For more info, please visit the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/Expainmetal

https://soundcloud.com/expmetal

Album Pre-Order - https://expainband.bandcamp.com/

EPK - http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-expain-just-the-tip-2014/

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