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Band News (more headlines) 06-12-2014

Decibel Mag Song Premiere EXPAIN 'Allegiance To Pain'; New Debut Album 'Just The Tip' Out June 24th

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Website: http://expainband.bandcamp.com/
Music: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/expain-vancouver-band-act[...]

Vancouver, BC's mosh pit architects of tech/prog/thrash/jazz metal EXPAIN (formerly known as The Almighty Excruciating Pain) has teamed up with Decibel Magazine for the song premiere of 'Allegiance To Pain', the latest single from the band's forthcoming debut album 'Just The Tip' set to be unleashed on Tuesday, June 24th and now available for pre-order at http://expainband.bandcamp.com. Decibel Magazine also share the band's video cover of John Lennon's 'Imagaine' EXPAIN style!

"Hey this is Pat Peeve (guitarist) from Expain! Welcome to our world of debauchery! We are stoked for you guys to hear our latest track "Allegiance To Pain". Sit back and enjoy the ride!"

Decibel Mag song premiere 'Allegiance To Pain' link - http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/expain-vancouver-band-acts-like-wise-acres-premieres-new-song-and-eviscerates-classic-tune/

In additional news, the band recently shared with fans a guitar / bass playthrough for their track 'Aggressions Progression' at the following link:


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

Upcoming Show Dates:

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

Track Listing: EXPAIN - 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


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

“Hold on to your balls, for Expain could be positioned as Canada’s next great metal export. Evidently going by their ferociously captivating debut album ‘Just The Tip’, the quintet slap together a masochistic mixture of blazing riffs, supersonic drumming, sexy solo’s and vocals so brutal it would make your last hangover as weak as Justin Bieber banging one out. Come on they mix jazz elements, that surely has to receive numerous acknowledgements, but also through the various sounds and lyric topics employed, this album is a party on it’s own” – Global Metal Apocalypse

“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

“In my metal induced coma, I am inclined to say this band should not be sniffed at or trifled with, they are some serious thrash metal impresarios… For Fans Of: Uber thrash with a touch of jazz.” – All About The Rock

“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:



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

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

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