Hero's Last Rite
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Canadian thrash band Hero's Last Rite, which was covered in a a previous edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has now released a video for "I Am Atomic." Check out the clip below.
The video was shot in Fredericton, New Brunswick with director Tim Rayne and marks the band’s first official music video. Hero's Last Rite set two shows in New Brunswick to debut the video, Friday in Moncton and Saturday in Fredericton. Due to technical issues the video could not be shown in the Moncton venue; however the band rigged up a mini showing of the video in the back of its tour van in the parking lot. Fredericton's showing, with a jam packed venue, went off without a hitch.
Hero's Last Rite is currently writing and recording for the follow up to the debut release "Inevitable is the End." More...
Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. For this article I’m going to be looking at three very distinct styles, but all are committed to their style and fan base.
The Maritimes, with its small population and many rural areas, might not be considered the hotbed of metal, but when you look into the underground you see a very different story. With all styles of metal being accepted and embraced, the underground is growing each and every late night. In the name of the Maritimes, sit back with an Alexander Keith’s and enjoy this ride through our underground.
Bass + Guitar + Drums = A Band. Bass + Guitar + Drums + Deep Growls + High Shrieks = A Metal Band. Bass + Guitar + Drums + Deep Growls + High Shrieks + African Djembe = CICADA. Cicada consists of Chester Long (bass/vocals), Anson May (guitar/vocals), Joe Pottie (drums), and Nathan Collupy (Djembe). The obvious white elephant in the room is the Djembe. The Djembe creates an instant groove to their whole performance. The groove sound it creates is something that all bands work hard at achieving with some very complicated bass work, but with Cicada the Djembe frees up Chester to work in tandem with the drums and create a very heavy rhythm that Anson can play in an out of.
It’s not very often that you hear something and think (a) “that’s different” and (b) “that’s really good,” but that’s the simplest expression I can use when describing a band of great guys that has created something really good and really different. You can hear this amazing sound at their ReverbNation page.