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Exes For Eyes

Formed: 2009
From: Toronto, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Exes For Eyes News

Below is our complete Exes For Eyes 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.

Brutal Battle Cuba Releases Compilation

Brutal Battle Cuba is proud to share with metal heads from around the world a FREE download compilation of this year's competing Canadian bands. Stream all the tracks below, or grab your copy at Bandcamp.

One of those bands will win the opportunity to perform on this year's Brutal Summer Fest Tour across Cuba from from August 18th - 28th. The winning Canadian band will be introduced to every aspect of Cuban culture during seven dates over two weeks across the country with five to seven other international bands that includes crew members, drivers and one big bus on the road.

In addition to holding the competition, Brutal Battle Cuba is raising funds for instruments to give to Cuban musicians. Full details can found here. More...

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Exes For Eyes Raising Money For Fan's Treatment

Toronto, ON based metal outfit Exes For Eyes - along with the support of Canadian metal bands Endast, Great Sabatini, Last Scattering, Odium, Planet Eater, Sparky, Out of The Ruins, Ninjaspy, KYOKTYS, Mad Trapper, BornBroken and Of Reverie - are teaming up to help raise cancer treatment funds for a long time metal fan who has been battling AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia).

All the bands have come together by selling all their albums for $1 at this location. Exes For Eyes also comments:

"This picture was taken at Heavy Montreal, right after one of the most important performances/moments of Exes For Eyes' career. Josh was there showing us love and support, and now it's our turn to show HIM love and support through some difficult times.

"Back in March, Josh was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia). After several treatments, chemo, and a stem cell transplant, Josh and his family were informed in December that the Leukemia had returned. The doctors are doing what ever they can to help Josh, but some of the treatments are not covered by OHIP...one of the treatments will cost almost 7000 dollars.

"We've banded together with some close friends in the scene to help raise money for these medical expenses. Several bands (including Exes For Eyes, Endast, The Great Sabatini, Last Scattering, Planet Eater, Out Of The Ruins, Sparky, Ninja Spy etc.) will all be selling their album for $1.00 here at ExesForEyes.com with all proceeds going towards Josh's treatment for the duration of his GOFUNDME campaign. Keep checking back, as more music will added in the coming days. On top of purchasing music, if you wish to make additional contributions directly to Josh's campaign, please click here." More...

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51 Track Metal Sampler Up For Grabs

It's that time of year: put up your hails horns \m/\m/ and get in the mosh pit spirit for Asher Media Relations' latest holiday sampler!

"Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 5" features a stunning 51 tracks and just under four hours of headbanging tunes from bands they've had the honour of doing PR for in 2015. Listen in below, while the full track listing is available after the jump.


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Sudbury Metal Festival Set To Annihilate Ontario

Sudbury Metal Fest returns for its seventh year supporting Canadian metal with 36 bands from across the country, along with showcasing international talent that includes Negura Bunget and Grimegod from Romania plus Dyanfari from Iceland.

For three days Sudbury, ON will be biggest mosh pit in Canada from October 23 to October 25 with two stages at the Sudbury Events Centre and Asylum, both located at 19 Regent Street. SMF organzier Mark Howitt comments:

"Sudbury Metal Fest has a reputation for showcasing bands that are on the rise and doing big things, and we feel that this year's line up is a solid display of underground and independent bands that Canadian fans need to see live and know about. In the past, bands we have showcased at these events have went on to win Juno awards, and this year we feel is no exception.

"Artists like Exes For Eyes, Thantifaxath, Zaum, and Corrupt Leaders to name just a few, are making big waves and have had appearances at some large festivals in Canada and the US. It is really great to be able to display some of Canada's rising stars all in one event. For the first time, this years line up also has the inclusion of punk and hardcore bands such as the legendary punk band The Ripcordz. We are extremely excited to have brought this unique festival back to life and the response so far has been over the top." More...

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Exes For Eyes Posts New Video

Toronto, ON based metal outfit Exes For Eyes just released new video "My Life Vs. Your Vacation," which can be viewed below. The video - in support of latest album "Tongues Like Figure Eights" - features clips of the band's road adventures including an epic group hug at this year's Heavy Montreal.

The band has challenged fans and the metal community help the independently released album reach Platinum status by selling one million digital copies under/ To date Exes For Eyes has sold over 14,000 digital copies. You can also catch the band on the upcoming "November To Remember" tour dates:

11/13 - Hamilton, ON - Absinthe
11/14 - Ajax, ON - Rotilicious
11/16 - Fredericton, NB - The Capitol
11/17 - Moncton, NB - Plan B
11/18 - Saint John, NB - Pub Down Under
11/19- Yarmouth, NS - Beacon Church Hall
11/20 - Halifax, NS - Menz – Rainbow Room
11/21 - Montreal, QC - Turbo Haus
11/22 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace More...

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Exes For Eyes Seeking Independent Platinum Release

Toronto, ON based metal outfit Exes For Eyes unleashed new album "Tongues Like Figure Eights" earlier this month with the challenge to fans and the metal community to help a fully independent band reach Platinum status with one million digital copies sold.

"The idea is to sell the concept of a new business model for independent bands as much as it is about selling the album," comments vocalist James Arsenian.

To get your digital copy of "Tongues Like Figure Eights" for $1, head over to the band's website here.

Featuring eleven assaulting tracks that include guest appearances by Bjorn Strid of Soilwork, Lisa Sinner of Out of The Ruins, and Dominic Cifarelli of Chronicles of Israfel\Scars On Broadway, "Tongues Like Figure Eights" was produced by EFE guitarist Dave Sheldon to follow 2011's debut album "The Amsler Grid." More...

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Asher Media Offering Free Metal Sampler

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.

Download yours for free over at this location, or stream all the tracks below. The full track listing is as follows: More...

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Exes For Eyes Releases New Video

Exes For Eyes has released a new video for the song "Tongues Like Figure Eights," which is available below courtesy of Exclaim.ca.

"Tongues Like Figure Eights" is the debut single and title track off the upcoming Exes for Eyes album to be released later this summer. This will be the follow-up to 2011's "The Amsler Grid."

Like the previous music videos, this one was filmed and edited by the band. "We wanted to keep it simple for this video. Raw and energetic but also clean looking," comments vocalist James Arsenian. "Like all of our videos to date, we filmed and edited this ourselves. We're proud to be 100% diy because the results look pretty badass." More...

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Exes For Eyes Donating Merch Sales To Endast

Exes For Eyes has issued the following announcement about Endast breaking down on the road and requiring financial assistance:

"Endast's van has broken down and requires a new transmission, leaving them stranded on the other side of the country in the middle of their Canadian tour.

"In light of this, Exes For Eyes will be forwarding all money acquired from the sales of locally (GTA/Durham) purchased T-Shirts and CD’s directly to Endast to get them back on the road as soon as possible to minimize the further cancellations of remaining shows. $10 Shirts, $5 CD’s

"I’ll be making deliveries today (Oct 30th) during the day and evening, as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Go to here or this location to message me directly, or call me at 647 448 4580." More...

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Exes For Eyes Posts New Music Video

Canadian groove metal band Exes for Eyes posted a new music video for the song "Stop Thinking, Start Feeling." The song appears on the band's debut LP "The Amsler Grid," which was issued in April 2011 through Year of the Sun Records. The band features former Annihilator bassist Dave Sheldon, who plays guitar with Exes for Eyes and Endast vocalist James Arsenian.

Check out "Stop Thinking, Start Feeling" here:

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Exes For Eyes Posts "Feel Again" Video

Year of the Sun Records has announced the release of the official music video for "Feel Again" by the Toronto/Montreal collaborative project Exes for Eyes. The song "Feel Again" was the opening track from the band’s 2011 debut "The Amsler Grid." The video was filmed by Dave Sheldon and “Big” James Arsenian from the band along with Connor Sheaves and Liliana Carvalho. Check out the clip below.

"James and I have wanted to put together an Exes For Eyes video for a long time now," commented guitarist Dave Sheldon. "This was a completely beer-influenced DIY shoot with good friends in my old rehearsal room, so it provided an excellent vibe that I think really translated in the footage."

Vocalist “Big” James Arsenian concurs. "The song 'Feel Again' is a party tune so, when it came time to make the video, it made sense to just get a bunch of cases of beer, a tube and a funnel and bust out the cameras. We'll be hitting the road in March and rocking Ontario and Quebec so keep an eye out for us. Also, the first person to show up naked to an Exes For Eyes show gets a free T-shirt and I'm not joking." More...

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