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Below is our complete West of Hell 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.

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West Of Hell Streaming Entire New Album

Vancouver, BC act West of Hell’s new full-length album, "Spiral Empire," hits stores today. The record is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers, but if you order your copy of "Spiral Empire" from Reversed Records, you will instantly receive the album as a digital download as well. For those that want to listen before they buy, the record is also available for streaming at the band’s official Soundcloud page for a limited time. The album can also be heard in the player below.

Bassist Jordan Kemp states, “In this band, we all write, contributing to each other’s ideas and hashing out riffs. Hell, we'll re-write something three or four times until we're all satisfied its 100 percent killer! That's why there's not a dull moment on this record. It sounds unique yet classic. Makes me wanna drink beer and party! Play it fuckin' LOUD!”

“This is an album that has surpassed expectation. Fuelled by beer and anger, this record is an answer to the castrated state of popular music. It is truly an exercise in dragging tradition and force into a soulless, dying music industry,” states vocalist Chris “The Heathen” Valagao.

“Listening to this album from start to finish, I'm totally stoked with the whole thing,” adds Kemp. “It's not like one of those albums that all the songs start sounding too alike. When you put it on, you'll be banging your head right through till it’s done!”

"Spiral Empire" was recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver and is produced by Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, Fear Factory). West of Hell is currently on the road in Canada, with upcoming dates as follows:

5/8 – Sault Ste Marie, ON @ The Canadian Night Club
5/9 - Sudbury, ON @ The Serbian Centre Bar
5/11 - Montreal, QB @ The Underworld
5/12 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
5/16 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
5/18 - Edmonton, AB @ New City (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/24 - Canmore, AB @ Canmore Hotel (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/25 - Kelowna, BC @ Level Nite Club (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/26 –Victoria, BC@ Church of 13 Flames Privet Bash (Family event with Cocaine Moustache) More...

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West Of Hell Posts "Singularity" Track Online

Vancouver, BC’s West of Hell is releasing a third track for preview streaming, titled "Singularity," with PureGrainAudio.com today. You can listen to the track now at this location. "Singularity" is the sixth track on the band’s upcoming full-length, "Spiral Empire," set to hit stores on May 8th, 2012. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Spiral Empire features a unique sound that preserves the band’s legendary, distinctive influences whilst incorporating modern elements, creating a one-of-a-kind listening experience. Spiral Empire was recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver and is produced by Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, Fear Factory). West of Hell is currently on the road in Canada! See below for all currently confirmed dates."

5/2 – Drumheller, AB @ Bad Lands Community Facility
5/3 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
5/4 - Brandon, MN @ North Shore Inn
5/5 - Winnipeg, MN @ the Zoo
5/8 – Sault Ste Marie, ON @ The Canadian Night Club
5/9 - Sudbury, ON @ The Serbian Centre Bar
5/11 - Montreal, QB @ The Underworld
5/12 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
5/16 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
5/18 - Edmonton, AB @ New City (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/24 - Canmore, AB @ Canmore Hotel (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/25 - Kelowna, BC @ Level Nite Club (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/26 –Victoria, BC@ Church of 13 Flames Privet Bash (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)

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West Of Hell Posts New Song Online

Vancouver, BC’s West of Hell is releasing a second new track for preview streaming, "Demon Sent," with Stereokiller.com today. You can listen to the track now on the band’s Stereokiller profile. "Demon Sent" is the third track on the band’s upcoming full-length, "Spiral Empire," set to hit stores on May 8th, 2012. The following press release was also issued:

"Spiral Empire features a unique sound that preserves the band’s legendary, distinctive influences whilst incorporating modern elements, creating a one-of-a-kind listening experience. Spiral Empire was recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver and is produced by Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, Fear Factory)."

West of Hell kicks off a tour of Canada today, and will continue on the road through May 25th. See below for all currently confirmed dates. More...

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West Of Hell Streaming "Water Of Sorcery"

Vancouver, BC’s West of Hell and AOL’s Noisecreep.com are pleased to debut a brand new track, "Water of Sorcery," cut from the band’s upcoming album, "Spiral Empire." The track is available now for streaming at this location. The single will be released for sale online tomorrow on iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby, and more. The track is the second on the album and is described by the band as a good ol’ drinking song.

“‘Watery of Sorcery’ is a quote by Kevin Spacey describing tequila. It's a drinking song as many before it,” states vocalist Chris Valagao. “Deep as a pint and long as a horn. The moment of clarity when liquor reveals the soul.”

"Spiral Empire" will be released with Reversed Records on May 8th, 2012. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

4/26 – Red Deer, AB @ The Vat
4/27 - Calgary, AB @ Lord Nelsons Pub
4/28 - Rocky Mountain House, AB @ Youth Hall
4/30 – Grand Prairie, AB @ Better Then Fred’s
5/3 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
5/4 - Brandon, MN @ North Shore Inn
5/5 - Winnipeg, MN @ the Zoo
5/9 - Sudbury, ON @ The Serbian Centre Bar
5/11 - Montreal, QB @ The Underworld
5/12 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
5/16 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
5/18 - Edmonton, AB @ New City (Reversed Records family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/24 - Canmore, AB @ Canmore Hotel (Reversed Records family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/25 - Kelowna, BC @ Level Nite Club (Reversed Records family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/26 –Victoria, BC@ Church of 13 flames privet party (Reversed Records family event with Cocaine Moustache)

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West Of Hell To Release New Single

Vancouver, BC’s West of Hell is pleased to announce the release of the band's upcoming single, "Water of Sorcery," cut from the upcoming album, "Spiral Empire." The single will be released for sale online on April 19th on iTunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby, and more. The track is the second on the album and is described by the band as a "good ol’ drinking song."

“‘Watery of Sorcery’ is a quote by Kevin Spacey describing tequila. It's a drinking song as many before it,” states vocalist Chris Valago. “Deep as a pint and long as a horn. The moment of clarity when liquor reveals the soul.” The following press release was also issued:

"'Spiral Empire' will be released with Reversed Records on May 8th, 2012, and features a unique sound that preserves the band’s legendary, distinctive influences whilst incorporating modern elements, creating a one-of-a-kind listening experience. Spiral Empire was recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver and is produced by Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, Fear Factory). West of Hell has Spiral Empire pre-sale packages available now exclusively at this location."

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

4/26 – Red Deer, AB @ The Vat
4/27 - Calgary, AB @ Lord Nelsons Pub
4/28 - Rocky Mountain House, AB @ Youth Hall
5/3 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
5/4 - Brandon, MN @ North Shore Inn
5/5 - Winnipeg, MN @ the Zoo
5/9 - Sudbury, ON @ The Serbian Centre Bar
5/11 - Montreal, QB @ The Underworld
5/12 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
5/16 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
5/18 - Edmonton, AB @ New City
5/24 - Canmore, AB @ Canmore Hotel
5/25 - Kelowna, BC @ Level Nite Club

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West Of Hell Reveals "Spiral Empire" Details

Vancouver, BC’s West of Hell is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of the full-length debut album, "Spiral Empire." The new album will be released with Reversed Records on May 8th, 2012. The following press release was issued:

"Spiral Empire features a unique sound that preserves the band’s legendary, distinctive influences whilst incorporating modern elements, creating a one-of-a-kind listening experience. Spiral Empire was recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver and is produced by Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, Fear Factory).

"West of Hell was formed in West Auckland, New Zealand by guitarist Ivan Vrdoljak and drummer Andrew Hulme in 2002. Shortly after founding, friends of the pair finally directed them to guitarist Sean Parkinson (ex-Sinate). Parkinson established an instant chemistry with Vrdoljak and Hulme, driving the trio to immediately begin working, writing songs, and forging their trademark sound. Then, after two years of painstaking searches and monitoring the grapevine, the band was led to bassist Jordan Kemp.

"With the instrumental portion of the band locked down, all that was left to be discovered was the perfect frontman. Having searched without success for perfect vocalist locally, the band decided to continue the hunt in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and uprooted to the area in 2009. In order to share their vision and establish West of Hell in a larger scene, they needed a singer that was more than just a screamer, which drastically narrowed the possibilities. The band played a series of shows as a four-piece instrumental, drawing critical acclaim, and ultimately attracted the attention of the local metal community. The exposure led them to Zimmers Hole frontman Chris 'The Heathen' Valagao. It was apparent to the founding members that Valagaos’s diverse skills were exactly what West of Hell needed to realize the band’s ultimate vision. More...

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Omega Crom Announces Tour With West Of Hell

Vancouver's Omega Crom and West of Hell will join forces for this summer's Western Canadian 'More Beer' tour.

West of Hell, featuring Zimmers Hole frontman Chris 'The Heathen' Valagao, has just completed work on the band's debut album with producer/Juno, engineer Rob Shallcross (Zimmer’s Hole, Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Omega Crom). The album will be released later this year while Omega Crom will continue support on the band's latest effort "Blood, Steel and Fire" released via Reversed Records Canada.

The tour kicks off Friday August 5th in Kamloops B.C. Canada and will be highlighted by headlining Alberta's outdoor Metal Mountain Festival on Saturday August 13th in Hinton Alberta. Dates are as follows:

August 5th-Kamloops BC-@Pogue Mahone
August 6th-Kelowna BC-@ Dave's Sports Bar
August 10th-Calgary Alberta-@The Distillery
August-11th-Coledale Alberta-@ The Vent
August-12th-Canmore Alberta-@The Canmore Hotel
August-13th-Hinton Alberta-@ Metal Mountain Festival
August-15th-Edmonton Alberta-@ Filthy McNasty's
August-19th-Prince George BC-@ Third
August-20th-Burns Lake BC-@ Root 16
August-25th-Nanimo BC-@The Cambie
August-26th-Victoria BC-@Metropolis Nightclub
August-27th-Vancouver BC-@-TBA

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