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Below is our complete Chariots of the Gods 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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Chariots Of The Gods Posts Christmas Medley

With the holiday season almost in full gear, Ottawa, ON metal band Chariots of The Gods want to share with fans a Xmas medley to enjoy. Check it out below.

Guitarist Dimitri Gervais comments: "Happy Holidays from COTG! We love all our fans, thanks for showing us all the love this year during touring and promoting our new album 'Tides of War', please enjoy this holiday medley we've put together for you!"

You can also catch the band live iwth The Prestige (France), Algebra (Switzerland), No Sun In San Francisco (Switzerland), and Meltdown (Switzerland) in Cuba on these dates:

13/02 Santa Clara - Plaza Sandino
15/02 Holguin - Mestre
16/02 Santiago de Cuba - Pista Pancho Alonso del Teatro Heredia
18/02 Camagüey - Casino Deportivo / Cepmi
19/02 Trinidad - TBA
21/02 La Habana - Maxim Rock
22/02 La Habana - Maxim Rock
23/02 Artemisa - TBA More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Announces New Tour Dates

Touring Canada aggressively over the years, especially in 2013 for promotion of the "Tides of War" album, Ottawa melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods are proud to announce their first ever tour outside the snow infested lands of Canada for this year's "Brutal Winter Fest Tour" in Cuba.

The band will also be joined by The Prestige (France), Algebra (Switzerland), No Sun In San Francisco (Switzerland), Meltdown (Switzerland). Chariots of the Gods guitarist Mat St-Amour comments:

"Cuba is going to be amazing! The Brutal Fest is getting bigger and bigger every year and we can't wait to bring 'em our music. Plus as a bonus we get to escape winter for two weeks!"

13/02 Santa Clara - Plaza Sandino
15/02 Holguin - Mestre
16/02 Santiago de Cuba - Pista Pancho Alonso del Teatro Heredia
18/02 Camagüey - Casino Deportivo / Cepmi
19/02 Trinidad - TBA
21/02 La Habana - Maxim Rock
22/02 La Habana - Maxim Rock
23/02 Artemisa - TBA

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"Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 3" Available Online

Asher Media Relations, a PR company based in Montreal that has been helping bands get heard and read about in rock and metal media for over half a decade, is proud to unleash its latest holiday sampler "Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 3."

The sampler is a free download, which features 23 tracks from the artists AMR has worked with during 2013. You can download the tracks here or stream them below. Publicist and founder Jon Asher comments:

"We like to thank all the media outlets for all their support they have given us to help promote these artists! You have been instrumental in giving our artists exposure through interviews, reviews, radio play and then some! Thank you for also being so welcoming to Cara Ashbey, the Asher Media Intern, and hope you enjoy the music from these bands, that we've had the pleasure to work with over this past year."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Chariots of The Gods - Starborn 03:24
2. Edge of Attack - In Hell 04:36
3. Chosen - Engines of Belief 05:30
4. BornBroken - Control 03:50
5. The In & Outs - There We Go 02:35
6. Fatality - Thoughts Collide 05:10
7. Sanktuary - Midnite Mass 05:29
8. Final Trigger - Face It 03:17
9. The Rabid Whole - Future 03:56
10. Breached - Left Behind 04:06
11. Arcane Saints - Your Ocean 03:22
12. All Else Fails - Anti Martyr 05:49
13. Where Giants Once Stood - The Heavens Tremble 03:35
14. Until Dawn - This Fallen Fortress 03:19
15. Dissension - Of Time & Chronic Disease 07:00
16. Unbeing - Versus 10 Behemoth 06:26
17. Insurrection - Checkmate 04:59
18. Death Toll Rising - Infection Legacy 05:40
19. Tribune - Insectoid 04:50
20. Psychostick - Obey The Beard 03:59
21. Trainwreck Architect - As Killers Breathe (ft. Guitar Solo by Jeff Waters of Annihilator) 04:31
22. Lucid Skies - Shotgun Mouthwash 02:43
23. Xul - Battlestorm 04:27 More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Checks In With Road Report

Ottawa, ON melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have posted a new tour blog from their current "Ride The Tides Tour" in support of debut album "Tides War" (reviewed here). Check out the road report at this location.

"Tides of War" was produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator, and Voivod. COTG's new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow-up the 2010 debut EP "Reverence." You can stream "Tides of War" below. More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Posts GodCast Episode 9

Ottawa, ON melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have posted their latest Godcast online.

Episode 9, titled "SuperSecretProjectOuhhhh!" features host guitarist Matt St. Amour and guest Dimitri Gervais discussing going in the studio last Wednesday to re-record an old song. They also brief fans on new merch and tour dates in Ontario.

In additional news, a teaser for the group's next music video "Starborn," which comes off debut full-length "Tides of War," is available at this location. More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Posts Video Teaser

Ottawa, ON melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have posted a teaser for their next music video "Starborn," which is off their debut full length "Tides of War" (reviewed here).

The album was produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson, who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator and Voivod.

Chariots of the Gods will also be hitting the road this summer and performing in Ontario and Quebec for the "Ride The Tides Tour" in support of the release. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Posts New GodCast

Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have posted their sixth band podcast hosted by guitarist Matt St. Amour.

This week's episode, "Return of the Dimdozer," features COTG guirtarist Dimitri Gervais as he discusses his first steps into music, to originally supporting COTG from the sideline, to then filling in on bass duties and stepping up as a full fledged guitar player and recording the "Tides of War" full-length. Check it out at the band's website here.

In additional news, COTG will be hitting the road this summer and performing in Ontario and Quebec for the "Ride The Tides Tour." Catch the band live: More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Announces Tour Dates

Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods will be hitting the road this summer for the "Ride The Tides Tour" in promotion of debut full-length album "Tides of War" (reviewed here).

You can stream the album at Bandcamp here or catch the band live:

June 19 - The Belle Pub - Belleville, ON
June 20 - The Doors Pub - Hamilton, ON
June 21 - The Atria - Oshawa, ON w/ Fatality, Buried Out Back, Darkness in Aurora, Black Concept
June 22 - The Spill - Peterborough, ON
June 23 - Bovine Sex Club - Toronto, ON
June 27, 2013 - Gatineau Midsummer Fest - Gatineau, QC
August 14 - TBA - Ottawa, ON
August 15 - Cafe Chaos - Montreal, QC
August 16 - L'Agitee - Quebec City, QC
August 17 - Grind Your Mind Open Air - Notre-Dame-Du-Bon-Conseil, QC
August 18 - Rock Cafe Stage - Trois-Rivières, QC More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Posts GodCast Clip

Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have posted their third band podcast hosted by guitarist Matt St. Amour.

In this latest podcast special guest COTG drummer Rich O'Neil discusses his days before COTG, his musical influences, starting with guitar and later switching to drums, along with updating fans on his health scare and his journey on the path to recovery. Check out the clip below.

Chariots of the Gods released the "Tides of War" album earlier this year, and you can read our review right here.

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Chariots Of The Gods Posts New "GodCast"

Chariots of the Gods, which released new album "Tides of War" (reviewed here) earlier this year, has now posted a new "GodCast" episode online.

Check it out below, and the band also comments on the clip:

"In which your host and guest Christian Carriere, ex-Chariots of the Gods guitar player, discuss Chris's musical beginnings, finding Metallica, smoking weed and laughing at cock jokes, forming Chariots of the Gods, playing shows, having to leave the band, the realities of life but also finding love, making it last and having a good time with friends." More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Posts Performance Footage

Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods, who released their debut full length album "Tides of War" in January (reviewed here), have posted video from the March 7th performance of their track "Unbound" on Ottawa Live Music on CKCU 93.1FM. Check out the clip below.

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Chariots Of The Gods Posts Road Report

Chariots of the Gods has posted a new road report video, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:

"Following Toronto and Hamilton misadventures, we thought 'FUCK IT, the show must go on!,' and we rented a big ass van for Saturday's show in Sherbrooke. The drive was quite pleasant, and the place had one of the best stage that we've ever played on! Thanks to everyone who showed up... and be sure to check our 'on the road' video below!"

Chariots of the Gods has been performing in support of the "Tides of War" album (reviewed here). For more info on the band and album, read our recent interview with the band. More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Announces New Tour Dates

Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods are proud to announce they will performing a string of Quebec and Ontario tour dates in support of recently released full-length album "Tides of War" (reviewed here). Dates are as follows:

March 8, 2013 - Le Petit Chicago - Gatineau, QC
March 15, 2013 - The Doors Pub - Hamilton, ON
March 16, 2013 - D.C. Music Theatre - Etobicoke, ON (Toronto) METAL FEST w/ Adversary Number 7
March 23, 2013 - Woodstock Bar - Sherbrooke, QC w/ Made Up A Reason, Black Absinthe
March 29, 2013 - Carleton University - Ottawa, ON

You can also check out the music video for the title track off "Tides of War" in the YouTube player below. More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Updates "Tides Of War" Dates

Canada's Chariots of the Gods recently released the new full-length album "Tides of War" (reviewed here), as well as a music video for the album's title track. The band has now checked in with the following brief announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Part 2 of the 'Tides of War Tour!' We will hit the road this Friday for a couple of gigs. Check out the poster and all the info below!" More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Posts New Music Video

Releasing their debut their full-length album "Tides of War" (reviewed here) yesterday, Ottawa's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods are proud to unleash their new music video in support of the annihilator on BlankTV. Check out the clip below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator and Voivod, COTG's new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up their well received 2010 debut EP 'Reverence,' which the band aggressively toured in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with names such as Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Chariots of the Gods Announces Quebec Show Dates

Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have announced they will be performing at this year’s Drummondville Metal Fest V on February 9th, 2013, with Quebec's top metal talents Cryptopsy (Montreal), Ghoulunatics (Montreal), Bookakee (Montreal), 101 Proof (Montreal), Trollheims (Trois-Rivieres), Odium (Walkerton, ON) and L’Habit Me Suce Le Moine (Drummondville). Chariots of the Gods will also be performing in Montreal, QC the following week on Feb 16th, 2013, with Burning The Oppressor.

"With our album being released soon, we look forward to playing it live at Drummond Metalfest 5, along with playing with incredible bands, in front of one of the best crowds in the province of Quebec," comments vocalist Renaud Jobin.

The band is set to release their full length album, "Tides of War," on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013, and unleashed their second single, "Unbound," featuring guest vocals by Aleksi Sihvonen of Norther, which can be heard at this location. You can pre-order the album at the band's Bandcamp here, along with a free download of the title track. More...

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Unearthing The Canadian Metal Underground

It’s Monday again, which means it’s time to explore three more lesser known bands in the metal underground. Today’s exploration to the underground world features our neighbors to the north, which is home to its fair share of metal legends, from the most extreme to the most melodic. We’ve actually looked at Canadian acts several times before, specifically focusing on Toronto and the Maritimes previously, and today we’ll trek there again for three bands that cross the genre spectrum.

I suppose I should start out with a bit of disclosure: I’m not from Canada, and I’ve only been there once for a fishing trip years ago, although the border is only a few hours north of me. So unfortunately these are bands I know solely via their music and their online presence, and I haven’t had the pleasure of interacting with them in the live scene personally.

While working on the review for the new Chariots of the Gods album “Tides of War,” I got to thinking about the very solid lineup of bands from the frigid north, especially in the underground metal scene. There’s a fairly large grouping of what are essentially “second tier” bands currently active – these guys bring the metal full force, but they haven’t gotten signed with Nuclear Blast or Metal Blade or any of the larger labels focusing on heavy music. They still manage to get hooked up with PR companies to keep their presence known however, release high quality albums, and a good deal of them stay busy with touring and festival appearances.

Chariots of the Gods

Is this Ottawa act composed of thrash maniacs who are really into melodic death metal, or are they in an MDM band that can’t give up their love for Megadeth? Either way, this is pretty crushing, headbanging-mandatory stuff.

Chariots of the Gods will be officially dropping debut full-length album “Tides of War” later this month (January 29th to be precise), and the band has already released teasers that should more than pique the interest of metalheads. We recently had the opportunity to premiere the track “Unbound,” which features a guest appearance by Aleksi Sihvonen of Norther, and you can also hear the album’s title track below. For some more background on the band and info on the album’s themes, check out our recent interview here.

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Chariots Of The Gods Posts Album Trailer

Chariots of the Gods has released a teaser trailer for the band's upcoming new album "Tides of War," which is due out January 29th, 2013. Give the clip a view below, or listen to the full "Unbound" track over at this location. The full "Tides of War" track listing is as follows:

1. Overture
2. Seventh Weapon
3. Blind Assassin
4. Ambrosian Wings
5. Tides of War
6. Revillusion (1905)
7. Snow Falls On The White River (1914)
8. Severing The Bloodline (1917)
9. Collapse of An Empire
10. Red Skies
11. Nebula
12. Starborn
13. Unbound (featuring Aleksi Sihvonen)
14. Annihilation of The Gods More...

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Chariots Of The Gods Premieres New Track

Canadian act Chariots of the Gods will release debut full-length album "Tides of War" at the end of the month, and now we're bringing a sneak peek of the carnage to come with a new song premiere.

Check out the track "Unbound," which features a guest appearance by Aleksi Sihvonen of Norther, in the player below (the song may take a few moments to load after hitting "play").

The "Tides of War" album was produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson, who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, Gwar, Annihilator and Voivod.

Chariots of the Gods' new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up the 2010 "Reverence" EP, which the band aggressively supported by touring in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with names such as Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection.

To see what the band had to say about the new album, check out our recent interview with Chariots of the Gods right here. The full "Tides of War" track listing is as follows:

1. Overture
2. Seventh Weapon
3. Blind Assassin
4. Ambrosian Wings
5. Tides of War
6. Revillusion (1905)
7. Snow Falls On The White River (1914)
8. Severing The Bloodline (1917)
9. Collapse of An Empire
10. Red Skies
11. Nebula
12. Starborn
13. Unbound (featuring Aleksi Sihvonen)
14. Annihilation of The Gods

You can find additional info on the band and hear more music from Chariots of the Gods over at Facebook here.

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Asher Media Offering Free Sampler

Asher Media Relations, which represents some of Canada's best up and coming metal talents, is proud to offer a holiday sampler to fans near and far to head bang their season greetings.

Featuring nineteen tracks of AMR's 2012 roster, the sampler showcases metal genres ranging from brutal death, thrash, power, prog to folk, and a taste of some heavy rock. Download the sampler for free via Bandcamp here or listen in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Titans Eve - Destined To Die 03:08
2. Adrenechrome - Titans Fall 03:18
3. Chariots of The Gods - Tides of War 03:20
4. Auroch - From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
5. Tribune - The Succubus 03:14
6. Mortor - Under The Flag 03:00
7. Psychostick - Jolly Old Sadist 03:24
8. Dark Century - Kill The Crowd 03:55
9. XUL - Mastication of Putrescent Empyrean Remains 05:14
10. Odium - No Way Out 04:18
11. Vesperia - Pints Held High 04:21
12. Scythia - Sailor's Accolade 03:19
13. Edge of Attack - Forever 03:46
14. All Else Fails - This Burden of Life 05:13
15. The Rabid Whole - Future 03:56
16. Arcane Saints - Never Say Die 04:07
17. Project Mars - Hey! 03:07
18. New Jacobin Club - My Smile 02:36
19. The In & Outs - Sleepy Sheep 03:35 More...

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