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All Else Fails has been nominated for an Edmonton Music Award in the Metal Recording of The Year category for "The Forever Lie." The EP was released in February and continues the Edmonton band's aggressively dark brand of metal that breaks traditional ideals.
Vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko comments on the nomination: "We are honoured to be nominated for Metal Recording of the Year at the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards. We are in excellent company; the choices this year are all great bands and even better people."
All Else Fails was nominated for Metal Recording of the Year alongside fellow friends and musicians:
Black Friday - Suffering In Stereo
Juliet Ruin - Rogue Down
Silence The Machine - Lost
Striker - Phoenix Lights More...
Coming off their a international tour of India as well as performing a local Edmonton CD release show last month supporting new EP "The Forever Lie," All Else Fails now confirms the band will be joining the 2017 Loud As Hell festival line up in Drumheller, AB.
AEF's set will be on the second day of the festival on Saturday, August 5th with a set time at 9pm. Full ticket, line up, and set time info can be found here.
In additional news, All Else Fails' new video for EP title track "The Forever Lie" - that was all shot with clips from the band's India tour including performances at the Unmaad Fest and the Alcheringa Fest - can be viewed at this location. More...
Canadian metalcore band All Else Fails released new EP "The Forever Lie" this past February (still available for streaming here) and also embarked on the group's first international tour of India to perform at the Unmaad Fest and the Alcheringa Fest.
While on tour, the band made sure to capture every moment visually to share with fans. The end result is a new music video for title track "The Forever Lie" - check it out below. The EP's full track listing is as follows:
1. Beneath The Waves (4:12)
2. The Sons of Plenty (3:35)
3. The Forever Lie (3:34)
4. Twice Broken (4:44)
5. Broken (4:11)
6. Terracide (7:54) More...
All Else Fails' new EP "The Forever Lie" celebrates the band's existence for the last 10 years annihilating Canadians from coast to coast along with a ecent first international tour of India performing at the Unmaad Fest and the Alcheringa Fest.
In celebration of this 10th anniversary, the original line-up will be reuniting for a CD launch show in Edmonton, AB on February 18th at The Forge on Whyte to give local fans an exclusive night to remember.
For those who can't be there to hear "The Forever Lie" live, All Else Fails is now streaming all the tracks below. Vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko comments:
"All Else Fails has a surprise for everyone this Saturday! To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, the Original AEF lineup is going to get together for the first time since 2009 to play a few songs off our old albums! We may be older, we may be fatter, we may be dumber, but we definitely have more tattoos. I also want to mention, we literally couldn't have done it without our fans support during the crowdfund campaign that made this all possible. I think it's our best disc yet, and can't wait to hear what you all think." More...
Canadian group All Else Fails is now back from the band's first international tour of India perfoming at Unmaad Fest and the Alcheringa Festival. Set to unleash new EP "The Forever Lie" on February 17th, All Else Fails is today streaming second single "Beneath The Waves."
Vocalist / guitarist Barret Klesko had this to say about the track: "When we were writing 'The Forever Lie,' 'Beneath The Waves' was the turning point in the process, it was the song that really got us excited about the disc.
"It's heavy, but its super melodic, its got an ultra catchy chorus hook, which is followed by some odd time signature heaviness, and it has a ton of variety. It just captures and sums up the album really well. We always try to keep our albums sounding different from each other, and this one to me sounds like nothing we have done in the past."
Canadian group All Else Fails is currently on the band's first international tour of India, having already performed at the Unmaad Fest and now scheduled to play February 4th at the Alcheringa Fest.
Teaming up with Decibel Magazine, vocalist/guitarist Barrett Klesko has shared a series of pics and updates from the trek - check out the full road report right here.
All Else Fails will unleash new EP "The Forever Lie" on Februaryh 17th, 2017 to follow 2013's award winning EP "Fucktropolis." See the band live:
February 4, 2017 – Alcheringa Fest, Guwahati More...
Canadians / Edmonton, AB based All Else Fails is back with the follow-up to 2013 EP "Fucktropolis." New mini-album release "The Forever Lie" is due out February 17th via indie label Suicidal Bride Records.
Vocalist / guitarist Barret Klesko sums up the EP: "'The Forever Lie' is the idea that if we fall in line, we will be taken care of. That we can work hard like our parents and we will be successful. It's that our lives will ultimately have meaning, and that we deserve to be happy. The forever lie is the so called American dream, and that everything will be okay."
Coming out of Edmonton, Alberta, All Else Fails is making a mark around the world with an aggressively dark brand of metal that is breaking the traditional ideals of the genre.
A high energy live show that sets All Else Fails apart from the group's peers and has garnered appearances on numerous festivals over the years, including Van’s Warped tour, Boonstock, and opening spots for artists like Protest the Hero, Cancer Bats, Dayglo Abortions, 3 Inches of Blood, Fear Factory, Threat Signal, Decapitated, and Suffocation.
Gearing up for new release "The Forever Lie," due out February 17th, All Else Fials is proud to premiere first single and new video "The Sons of Plenty" today.
"I've been waiting my entire musical career to light my guitar on fire and smash a drumset to pieces with it. This video is fucking awesome," comments vocalist/guitarist Barrett Klesko. More...
Canadian group All Else Fails today announces forthcoming album "The Forever Lie." Vocalist Barrett Klesko comments:
"Almost 4 years ago we released a little EP called 'Fucktropolis' that exceeded all our expectations. It’s been a long time following up with a new album, but we finally have the new songs ready to go, and we are about to unleash 'The Forever Lie.' We’re extremely excited about it and can’t wait to let you all in on it!"
After completing the tracking of the album, with mixing to begin soon along and artwork pending, All Else Fails ran into a snag. In order to give fans the best album possible, AEF needs some additional funding. The pre-release date is set for December 2016, with full album release set for late winter / early spring 2017.
In order to complete the production, AEF has started an IndieGoGo campaign here, and in return is offering some great exclusive perks such as an alternate personal CD artwork, along many others. More...
Semchuk Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Metal Nation Radio, Prairie Fire Events, and Asher Media Relations are proud to announce the return of this year’s 2016 Loud As Hell heavy metal festival in Drumheller, Alberta at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds.
Moving into its fifth consecutive year, Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival promises to be bigger and better than last year with three full days of face melting metal from July 29th – August 1st.
This year’s lineup includes Unleash The Archers, Striker, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Divinity, West of Hell, Disciples of Power and more! (full list below).
Friday, July 29
West of Hell - 11:30pm
Divinity - 10pm
The Order Of Chaos - 9pm
Leave The Living - 8pm
Dahlmers Realm - 7pm More...
All Else Fails just released a new political message with a video for "AntiMartyr," which can be seen below. Vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko comments:
"It's been a long road since we released 'Fucktropolis' almost 4 years ago, and since then we have been in almost constant member changeover hell. Some of it was good, like bringing back original drummer Ryan Biggs, but some, like losing our long time bassist Seedy Mitchell was much harder.
"We have a new bass player, the new album written and in pre-production and it is sounding fresh and awesome, but it was important to us to release 'Antimartyr' as a full single first. With that, it wouldn't have felt right with Mitch's voice coming out of the new guy’s mouth in the video, so we talked him into coming back for one last project, and I'm really happy with the turnout, it seems like a great way to send off an album that treated us so well, and move on to the next grand adventure. Hopefully one that won't take us another 4 years to follow up."
To watch 'AntiMartyr', please visit the following link: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/all-else-fails-antimartyr-music-video-premiere More...
CCE Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Metal Nation Radio, and Asher Media Relations are proud to announce the return of this year’s Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival V.
This year's edition takes place in Drumheller, Alberta at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds and will feature three full days of face melting metal from July 29th – August 1st in the heart of the Alberta badlands.
The lineup includes Unleash The Archers, Archspire, Into Eternity, Titans Eve, Ninjaspy, Divinity, Disciples of Power and more! (full list below).
Onsite camping, vendors, tattoo artists, suspension demos, guitar and drum clinics, models and everything else that the big guy probably doesn’t approve of… yes it’s Loud As Hell so bring your earplugs and get ready for over 30 bands playing over 3 days. More...
There's no better holiday out there than Valentine's Day to remind you of a broken heart. So Asher Media Relations is proud to present its next volume of heart felt tracks that best describe your inner pain - check out "Cupid Metal! Love Hurts! Love Scars! Vol 2" below.
The compilation features 12 tracks to love and hate that special someone, proclaiming the message "I \m/\m/ you!" All the tracks can be streamed below or downloaded for free at this location.
1. All Else Fails - La Demencia Violenta (4:58)
2. Blind Race - It's Not Me (4:02)
3. BornBroken - Watch The World Unwind (3:47)
4. Death Toll Rising - Crack Open A Cold One (5:15)
5. Expain - Eating a Beating Heart (4:57)
6. Fayne - Bitch (4:30)
7. Laugh At The Fakes - Little Angel (2:48)
8. Norilsk - Planète Heurt (7:39)
9. Protokult - Desert Scourge (4:31)
10. Psychostick - Blue Screen (4:37)
11. Psychostick - My Clingy Girlfriend (5:02)
12. Them County Bastardz - Buzz Kill (4:03)
13. Throne of Vengeance - Live Evil (4:58) More...
It's that time of year: Asher Media Relations is proud to offer its latest holiday sampler "Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 4" featuring 44 tracks of headbanging fury from bands the PR company have had the honor of working with in 2014.
"It's been a great year supporting metal and rock and we like to showcase this year's talent we've enjoyed working with. We like to thank all our media friends, partners and the fans for your continuous support in helping the unheard to be heard! Looking forward to 2015!" comments AMR founder / music publicist Jon Asher.
All Else Fails, the loud 'n heavy, lyrically conscious metal band from Edmonton, AB, today announces the departure of long time bassist Seedy Mitchell.
He will be performing his last show with the band on December 5th in Edmonton at the Rendez Vous Pub. With his departure, the band will be moving forward and is currently searching for a new bassist to work with on an upcoming release. Seedy Mitchell has issued the following statement on his departure:
"A Eulogy, to whoever gives a shit,
"This message is to set the record straight and quell speculation surrounding my departure from All Else Fails. First and foremost, I love this band. I love my band brothers, I love the management and I love the fans. You will always be my family and I hope there are no hard feelings, aside from my causing disappointment, between us. There has never been anything but honesty and heart within the band, within the band's music and in the decision making so with respect, I'm going to lay it all out there.
"For a long time I've been at war in my mind because the people involved in this project mean so much to me, but the fact is, I've lost my passion and desire to pursue music in this capacity, and I'm retiring from the idea. A negative and soulless outlook from anyone in a band reverberates throughout the entire project and will inevitably bring it down. For a long time I've felt like a boxed artist, a painter making prints, and I feel like I've been too busy being in a band to do what's right for me, and that's simply writing and recording. Expel the demons and move on. To me, the rest seems trivial and just slows that process down. Having said that, an artist never quits, so keep your ears open. You can expect music from two sources now, and in the meantime, I'll be standing next to you in the crowd, as an AEF fan. More...
The Loud as Hell Festival roars into year three in Drumheller, Alberta and finally has unleashed the 2014 Lineup. Four days of Canadian metal in the heart of the Badlands will see over 30 bands performing along with freak shows, camping, and guitar and drum clinics.
The event runs from August 29th - September 1st this year and it will be a long Labour Day weekend for metal fans you won't want to miss. Band confirmed include Protest The Hero, Ninjaspy, All Else Fails, Titans Eve, Death Toll Rising and more. Details and ticket info can be found at this location. More...
All Else Fails is proud to announce a win at this year's Edmonton Music Awards in the category of "Metal Recording of The Year." Nominated alongside Death Toll Rising, Dieuponaday, Monarch Sky and Villianizer, vocalist/ guitarist Barrett Klesko from All Else Fail's comments:
"We are humbled and honored to take home the award for Metal Recording of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards this past week. That we were considered and then chosen from the immense pool of amazing metal artists in this city is nothing short of mind blowing! On top of that we are extremely excited to hit the festival stages of both Tail Creek Mud & Music Fest and Loud as Hell Metal Festival this summer."
You can view the nominees list at this location. In additional news, the band has been confirmed to perform at this year's Tail Creek Mud & Music Festival taking place from June 27th - 29th with headliners Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage and more. Full details can be found here.
Along with that fest, AEF have also been confirmed for this year's Loud As Hell Metal Festival taking place from August 29th - September 1st in Drumheller, AB. More...
After announcing the return of drummer Ryan Biggs last month, All Else Fails is now proud to reveal more great news for 2014, with the band being nominated for "Metal Recording of The Year" at this year's Edmonton Music Awards.
Vocalist/guitarist Barrett Klesko comments: "We are so excited and thankful to have been nominated for an Edmonton Music Award Metal Recording of the Year for our track 'AntiMartyr' from 'Fucktropolis.' Big congrats to our friends who also got nominations as well at the awards (Death Toll Rising, Russ Dawson, and Thrill House). We are really proud of this recording and thank everyone that had a part in making it happen."
The full nomination list is available at this location, and the nominees for "Metal Recording Of The Year" are:
All Else Fails “AntiMartyr”
Death Toll Rising “Malice Incarnate”
Monarch Sky “Circles”
Villainizer “Twin Tower Two-Step” More...
In a statement posted on the band's Facebook page, All Else Fails has announced the return of drummer Ryan Biggs, who was with the band during 2010 along with being a touring member through 2011 and 2012. The band comments:
"I won't go into the boring details about whats been up the last couple of months, but the short version is that we are really excited to have Ryan Biggs back behind the drums for us! This seems like a suitable time to share this previously unreleased episode of Breaking Acclaim below!"
The band was scheduled to perform on February 1st at Studio Music Foundation in Edmonton but due to scheduling conflict are now unable to take the stage. The band will be performing in Drumheller, AB on March 1st at the Whiskey Lounge & Night Club w/ Maimed Wolf plus on April 26th at The Vat in Red Deer, AB with Ninjaspy.
Releasing latest EP "Fucktropolis" on Suicidal Bride Records this past summer, Edmonton, AB's All Else Fails is bringing the year to an end with the premiere of aa new music video for "A Most Unwanted Reprieve."
Check out the new video clip below. All Else Fails vocalist / guitarist and video director Barrett Klesko also comments:
"This new video is different for us because it's all live footage filmed during our set at Loud as Hell Metal Fest in Drumheller, AB last summer and obviously the fans played a big part in how it came out. We are also debuting our new VEVO channel with this one. We'd like to wish all our fans a Merry Fucking Christmas from All Else Fails!"