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Hero's Last Rite

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Latest Hero's Last Rite News

Below is our complete Hero's Last Rite news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Hero's Last Rite Posts "Viral Judgment" Clip

Canadian metal band Hero's Last Rite just released a video for "Viral Judgment," which can be seen below.

The video was directed by Tim Rayne, who also previously directed the clip for "I Am Atomic." Inspired by the Amanda Todd tragedy, this new video deals with cyber bullying and its affect on a young girl's life and a parent's worst nightmare.

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Hero's Last Rite Parts With Bassist

New Brunswich outfit Hero's Last Rite has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist:

"Last night, our bass player and brother of 11 years, Paul Vidal decided it was time to step back from the band for personal reasons.

"It certainly wasn't easy for him and know that we respect his decision and will always care for Paul a great deal. With his decision, he is still committed to fulfill his obligations for all shows we currently have booked while we search for a new member.

"So if you're interested or know of someone who may be interested in auditioning, please contact us at heroslastrite@gmail.com." More...

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Hero's Last Rite Releases Sophomore Album

Canadian metal band Hero's Last Rite has released sophomore album "The Mirror's Face" for immediate digital purchase and CD pre-order at Bandcamp here.

The band finished up the recording of the album in February of this year at Needlenose Studios in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The release was mixed and mastered by Hero's Last Rite drummer Dan Rogers.

Hero's Last Rite comments: "We are extremely proud of this body of work and the overall growth of the band. We are excited to have it out there for metal fans and we hope they enjoy listening to it as much as we have enjoyed making it! We look forward to ripping it on tour!"

The track listing is as follows:

01. The Mirror's Face
02. Generation Why
03. Viral Judgement
04. Plague
05. I Am Atomic
06. Mechanism
07. Realign
08. The Voice of Guilt
09. Blind Eye Compromise
10. What I Long For
11. Save It For My Ghost

You can also see the band on these CD release shows:

May 9th The Trap Saint John NB
May 10th The Caveau Moncton NB
May 15th Micheals Halifax NS
May 16th The Capital Fredericton NB More...

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Hero's Last Rite Releases New Video Clip

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...

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In The Maritimes

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.


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