I Am Heresy
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Precious Metal, a series of live shows held at Lit Lounge in New York City, will come to an end on January 21st, 2013, after 6.66 years and over 300 events.
Created in 2006 by Curran Reynolds, a music publicist and drummer for bands such as Today Is The Day, Precious Metal showcased a diverse array of bands from around the city and as far away as Iceland, Italy, Iraq, and Australia. Precious Metal was named "NYC's best metal party" by The Village Voice, "the city's most open-minded metal night" by Time Out New York, "the best in contemporary extreme metal" by The A.V. Club, and "Manhattan's epicenter of underground metal" by Invisible Oranges.
The series will end with a benefit show to raise money for The South Sound, a Brooklyn music space destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Curran Reynolds issued the following statement:
“Friends, I am proud to announce the Grand Finale of Precious Metal. After 6.66 years and over 300 events, the series I started in May of 2006 will come to an end on January 21, 2013. We had a good run! Monday after Monday, we brought all sorts of heaviness into the den of Downtown grime and glamour that is Lit. These forces combined and added up to something special. I like to think we played a part in the resurgence of a New York City metal scene, one which now looks stronger than ever.”
BrooklynVegan’s Fred Pessaro adds: “I can't tell you how many great bands I have seen over the years at Precious Metal. The series is responsible not only for the first appearances from some favorite bands but also many personal friendships forged in that dingy basement.”
The remaining Precious Metal shows are as follows: More...
I Am Heresy has a new self-titled album due out in Europe on February 22nd, 2013 through End Hits Records. The band has now released a teaser clip for the album and upcoming live shows, which can be seen below. I Am Heresy also commented:
"Here is the latest promo/teaser video for our album's European release/European tour!! the song snippet is called 'Pigs In Seizure,' and is the bonus track for the album."
U.S. act I Am Heresy has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with two members:
"OK... here's the deal...Simon Gray and Jonah Latshaw have decided to part ways with I Am Heresy in order to put more time into their band The May 4TH Massacre.
"This show will be their last show before moving on, so come out and say goodbye and good luck! Also, please welcome Eros Iuliano and Matt Balog to the fold....word!"
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Magic Bullet Records has issued the following announcement about I Am Heresy entering the studio to record the band's debut album:
"As we continue to celebrate the 15th year of Magic Bullet Records, it’s time to reveal another awesome twist.
"As many in the listening audience will recall, the first ever record released on the label was Boy Set Fire‘s 'This Crying, This Screaming, My Voice is Being Born' back in 1997. Fast forward to 2012 and BSF singer Nathan Gray has brought his new band into the fold; a six-headed monster of sound that has been christened I Am Heresy. More...
U.S. act I Am Heresy has posted a two song demo online, which can be streamed or downloaded through the player below. The band also commented on its history:
"What happens when your band falls apart and everything you worked toward is abruptly thrown away? You start a new one! That is exactly what Nathan Gray (Boysetsfire, Casting Out) decided to do once his last musical effort The Casting Out ceased to exist. Not one to sit around and cry about the situation, he decided to move forward and form something completely new.
"He didn't have to look far though, realizing that his son Simon Gray and fellow band mate Jonah Latshaw (May 4th Massacre) both were very talented musicians in their own right, he recruited them to start a new band. Going back to the roots of what made Boysetsfire such a powerful force in the punk/hardcore scene, mixed in with the younger metal influence of Simon and Jonah..... I AM HERESY was formed.
"To help complete the band and take it to the next level, brothers Jay and Crumbs Konieko (The Dead and Gone) were added on Bass and Drums respectively. The last piece to the puzzle to help reinforce such and imposing sound was former (Chambers) guitarist Gregg Kautz. As a whole each band member brings their own unique musical style to form an imposing wall of sound that has and will continue to grow and evolve. I AM HERESY." More...