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Latest Trials News

Below is our complete Trials 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.


Trials Premieres "Truth Defiled"

Tired of the mud slinging and the opinions from elected officials touted as facts? So is Trials! Today we're premiering new track "Truth Defiled," taken off upcoming album "This Ruined World." Give it a listen below.

The new album was recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording and mixed by Quentin Poynter at Gunpoint Recording, with art work courtesy of Eva Bialecki.

Trials guitarist / vocalist Mark Sugar comments on the album's opening track: "'Truth Defiled' is about public figures who engage in smear campaigns and spew their own personal biases as fact, in order to stay in the news and promote themselves. Musically, this track is one of the faster and more aggressive things that we've done. Enjoy!"

“This Ruined World” will be self-released on July 24 and follows a pair of previous independent releases - 2011's “Witness to the Downfall” and 2013's “In the Shadow of Swords” (still available for streaming here). You can pre-order the new album at this location and the track listing is as follows:

1. Truth Defiled
2. Don't Believe The Word
3. Digging My Own Grave
4. Disgraced and Erased
5. Blink Of An Eye
6. Beat The System To Death
7. They Hide Behind the Law
8. Inheritance
9. This Ruined World More...

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Trials Releasing "This Ruined World"

Chicago-based metal powerhouse Trials will release third full-length “This Ruined World” on July 24th.

Following “Witness to the Downfall” (2011) and “In the Shadow of Swords” (2013), Trials has returned with the band's most evolved effort to date. Featuring nine tracks of intricately-woven, relentless and forward-thinking metal, “This Ruined World” blends aggression and progression for devastating results.

"’This Ruined World’ contains some of the darkest, most complex music that we have made yet. We put a lot of blood and sweat into this project, and ended up with a record that represents us at our very best," stated guitarist / vocalist Mark Sugar.

The album was recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Hollow Earth) and mixed by Quentin Poynter at Gunpoint Recording (The Skull, Veil of Maya), with art work courtesy of Eva Bialecki (Jar’d Loose). More...

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Trials Posts Full Album Stream

Chicago-based modern thrash powerhouse Trials has self-released its sophomore effort, "In the Shadow of Swords." Available as a digital download or CD Digipak, "In the Shadow of Swords" features ten tracks of modern metal of the highest caliber. To mark the occasion, Trials has teamed up with New Noise Magazine for a full album stream of "In the Shadow of Swords." Check it out at this location, or below.

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Trials Streaming New Track

GunShyAssassin.com has hooked with Chicago's Trials for the premier of "Blueprints of Metaphor" off the band's upcoming release, "In the Shadow of Swords." Check out "Blueprints of Metaphor" at this location. Friday, April 19th, Trials will take the stage at The Cobra Lounge in Chicago for the In the Shadow of Swords Record Release Party. Afterimage, The Blank Standard and Malicious Resolve will also be on the bill.

"In the Shadow of Swords" is the first Trials recording to feature guitarist Ryan Bruchert (ex-Hewhocorrupts), who joined the band last year. The album will be offered in digital and CD formats. The digital version includes a ripping cover of Judas Priest's "Jawbreaker" as a bonus track, while the CD release will feature an additional Trials song, "Spirit Leaves," as a bonus. Recording took place at Wall 2 Wall Studios in Chicago and at Trials' home studio with mixing and mastering courtesy of Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios in Lübeck, Germany. The album's artwork was done by Chris Angelucci with Mark Sugar and Usha Rajbhandari.

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Trials Streaming Advance Track

Chicago modern metal powerhouse Trials is set to make its return on May 1st with the release of their sophomore album, "In the Shadow of Swords." Coming off the heels of its 2011 debut "Witness to the Downfall," "In the Shadow of Swords" sees the band take their blend of forward-thinking metal and muscular, technical thrash to the next level. A advance track from the release, "Believers in Black," has been posted by the band. Stream the tune over at soundcloud, or below.

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Trials Recruits New Guitarist

Chicago thrashers Trials have parted ways with guitarist Remy Walle. The band's new guitarist is Ryan Bruchert (Centaurus, ex-He Who Corrupts). The band commented as follows:

As far as the split with Remy, all we can say is that sometimes shit just doesn't work out. We wish him the best of luck with whatever he chooses to do. We'd like you to join us in welcoming Ryan Bruchert to the band. His music credentials include our more progressive brothers in Centaurus (who you should all check out), as well as now-departed grind legends He Who Corrupts. He's a decent human being and an excellent guitarist, and despite his aversion to eating meat, we like the guy. We're looking forward to him putting his stamp on the new album we've been recording, as well as our upcoming live shows this summer. You can get updated on all that stuff over at Facebook. See you there.

Trials is currently working on the follow up to its debut "Witness to the Downfall," which was released last year. The band has posted a series of studio journals chronicling the album's progress online at YouTube.


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