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Below is our complete The Kindred 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.
What was old is now new again, as much like with Hollywood returning to Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Terminator, metal heads had a desire for past and present to collide throughout 2014.
This was another year of major reunions and comebacks with the likes of At The Gates, Slipknot, Sanctuary, and Massacre all returning with new material. The long dead Coal Chamber also came back to life, although we won't see an actual release until next year (with varying opinions on to whether that particular resurrection was wanted or needed).
Besides all the blasts from the past, this was a year marked by spectacles in the metal world – some truly unfortunate and others less so. Heavy metal managed to hit the Facebook trending bar and gain exposure to millions when 92 year old actor Christopher Lee released his Metal Knight EP and Christmas single ”Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing.”
Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying was finally sentenced after being arrested back in 2013 for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his ex-wife – an act that lead to the creation of Wovenwar, featuring the remaining members of As I Lay Dying as well as a fellow ex-believer from Oh, Sleeper.
This was also the year that included Roadrunner Records botching the release of the first Opeth single from “Pale Communion” and subsequently breaking the Internet. And who could forget Wintersun's infamous rant (perhaps best summarized as “I can't possibly record an album unless its in my own personal studio that someone else has paid for”), which sent a horde of lemming-like fans to send death threats to the Nuclear Blast Facebook page?
Typical metal shenanigans aside, this was actually a solid year for metal overall even past the major reunions. Now moving into 2015, the big question marks are if that Metallica album actually comes out, when Dimmu Borgir is finally going to get around to leaking some new info, and for those of us who have been impatiently waiting since 2012 – when will God Of Atheists finally drop that debut release that we voted most anticipated two years ago?
Before any of those questions come close to getting answers, let's take a look back at what 2014 had to offer for metal fans... More...
This week on Metalunderground.com's Official Podcast, dedicated co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) start by tackling two debut releases from two fascinating Canadian bands.
First up is Ottawa, Ontario's The Kindred, formerly known as Today I Caught The Plague. Kevin explores his mixed feelings about this act's eclectic take on progressive metal, first by recounting a bracing live experience, then by dissecting the new release "Life In Lucidity."
Then Mike shares his thoughts and feelings on Montreal, Quebec's Hollow, a band he describes as an all-around "celebration of extreme metal" that subverts certain trends and defies others. The group's debut album "Mordrake" is due out this May, 2014.
Finally, your hosts wrap things up with an impassioned and informative overview of "As The Palaces Burn," the new documentary film chronicling the adventures of Virginia powerhouse Lamb Of God - including frontman Randy Blythe's dramatic 2012 legal showdown.
Take a listen here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback.
The Kindred (formerly Today I Caught The Plague) will release new album "Life In Lucidity" on February 25th via Sumeria Records and you can catch the band on tour with Between The Buried and Me, Deafheaven and Intronaut (Feb. 20 - Mar. 23) in North America. A teaser trailer for the album can now be seen below.
As previously announced, instrumental adventurists Scale the Summit will soon head out to take on the vast jungles of America shred-by-shred on their upcoming headlining tour “Adventure Metal Across America,” on which they'll be supported by Today I Caught The Plague. In preparation, they have released a new video teaser for the tour, which can be viewed below.
"Adventure Metal Across America," the band’s second headlining tour, will start in Cleveland, Ohio on May 24 and continue until they reach their hometown of Houston, TX on June 20. More...
Vancouver, Canada metal act Quartered has announced that it will be embarking on a Canadian tour later this March. The band will also be performing as part of the Canadian Music Week festivities in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can check out the full list of announced dates below.
March 14th - Kelowna, B.C. - Flashbacks w/ Dracula Black & Smash Blvd
March 15th - Calgary, A.B. - Dickens Pub w/ ALKATINE & ChronGoblin
March 16th - Edmonton, A.B. - Haven Social Club w/ All Else Fails, Jezebel, Eternal Prophecy
March 17th - Saskatoon, S.K. - TBA
March 18th - Winnipeg, M.B. - Osborne Village Inn w/ On This Day
March 21st - Toronto, O.N. (Canadian Music Week) - Velvet Underground w/ Islands, Hey Sugar, Inire, Misguided Aggression
March 23rd - Toronto O.N. (Canadian Music Week) - Hard Luck Bar w/ Three Crowns, Farewell To Freeway, Dancing With Paris, Today I Caught the Plague
Canadian Music Week/Fest 2012 will feature over 900 different artists and bands from over 40 different countries with the week-long event spanning over 5 days. The event will feature performances from Slash, Devildriver, Job For A Cowboy and many others. Wristbands for the event, which are good for any show during the 5 day festival, can be purchased here.