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Just days before the release of their debut album Under Reprisal on Nuclear Blast Records, Canadian metal hopefuls THREAT SIGNAL have launched a self-produced video for the song "Counterbalance". The clip features footage of the band on the road, in the studio with producer Christian Olde Wolbers of Fear Factory, snippets from the "Rational Eyes" production video shoot, and plenty of live footage from North American shows as well as the band's recent appearance at Germany's Earthshaker Festival. The new video was shot and put together by the band and their crew themselves and can be seen on YouTube (or below).
Meanwhile THREAT SIGNAL are boiling with excitement about the Under Reprisal North American release this Tuesday, August 22nd and the chance to play Earthshaker. Vocalist Jon Howard speaks from his home in Hamilton, Ontario..."Ever since I was a kid I've dreamed of releasing an album, and next week that dream becomes a reality. Words cannot describe the excitement! Under Reprisal has been released in Europe for a few months now, and has been doing great. However now it is being released on our home turf, and we'll actually get to see our album in stores, our video played, and even hear our music on the radio, it's a trip. Playing the Earthshaker Fest was just completely ridiculous. They treated us like fuckin rock stars. We played on a gigantic stage where we could actually move around, and to thousands of people who most of them knew who we were! Germany rules!"
THREAT SIGNAL will hit the road in October 5th for a five-week North American tour supporting Soilwork, Darkest Hour and Mnemic, sponsored by Decibel Magazine. "I've always been a huge fan of Soilwork, and our band is actually influenced by Soilwork," admits Howard. "I must have seen that band perform at least 5 times last year, and every show I was wishing we could open for them, now we are. Watch out for THREAT SIGNAL boys!"
You can check out Threat Signal's ecard that includes full bio, tour dates, downloads and the entire "Rational Eyes" video here.
The entire list of dates follows: More...
A new top album ? Its true, this week Strapping Young Lad takes over the top spot from Shadows Fall. Both of these bands are very deserving, but we crown our second #1 in as many weeks. Last weeks top 7 managed to stay on the chart, but jump around a little bit. While we have 3 brand new albums debuting this week, with one going as high as #6 in Voivod's Katorz. This is quite possibly the best album these guys have released and they are finally getting the notority they deserve. Not far behind them in the new releases is Unearths' III: The Eyes Of Fire, which is amazing considering it hasnt been released in alot of areas yet but the pre-orders are astounding. I see a #1 in the future for these guys, but who can knock off the consistancy SYL is showing. All That Remains also leapfrogged The Shads into the #2 slot and the big jumper was Between The Buried And Me gaining three slots, which is hard to do considering the company they are in. Meanwhile, Cellador dropped from 8th to 11th. Acacia Strain from 9th to 14th and BYD to 12th. New albums already making a storm up the charts are Slayers "Christ Illusion" with pre-ordering alone landing it inside the top 20. Hatebreed's Supremecy is also showing strong and will reach the top 10 next week. Also in responding to the comments I am considering making this, and the singles list a top 15. If you think its a good idea please respond so, or if thats too much tell me to keep it at 10. \m/.
|1||2||SYL||The New Black||2||1|
|2||3||All That Remains||The Fall of Ideas||2||2|
|3||1||Shadows Fall||Fallout From The War||2||1|
|4||7||BTBAM||The Anatomy Of||2||4|
|7||-||Unearth||III: The Eyes of Fire||1||7|
|8||6||Stone Sour||Come What(ever) May||2||6|
Now for the singles, with a very familiar band to anyone who visits this site, taking over as #1. Lamb of God also stays strong moving up 1 to #2. Shadows Fall and Stone Sour round out the top 4 with a big jumper for the week Celtic Frost's Ground moving up to number 5. Threat Signal holds strong and then we get to three really strong debuts by 3 really strong bands. SYL's new ozzfest anthem boasts the #9 spot as a highlight of the new songs. Roudning out the top 10 is BLS with Concrete Jungle.
|2||3||Lamb of God||Redneck||2||2|
|3||1||Shadows Fall||Will To Rebuild||2||1|
|6||7||Threat Signal||Rational Eyes||2||6|
|7||*||Unearth||The Glorious Nightmare||1||7|
|8||*||Terror||Strike You Down||1||8|
|9||*||Strapping Young Lad||You Suck||1||9|
|10||9||Black Label Society||Concrete Jungle||2||9|
Welcome to the return of This Week In Metal, a column I used to do before I was forced to take a hiatus from metalunderground.com. In this weekly column, we will update the top 10 selling albums in the metal industry (courtesy of CMJ) and the top 10 radio singles (pulled from Music Match). They use a number of sources for the list, including all satellite radio. While you may find a few bands that are too soft for the list, I assure you there will be more then enough surprises. Feel free to comment on the list and who you think is over/under-rated, what bands you expected to see and which ones you didn't. Again this column will run weekly, so be sure to check for it every Thursday in the columns area of MetalUnderground.com.
Now for the music, we will start each week with the albums. It's a good mix of what bands are bursting the underground, and some bands that have been killing for quite a while now.
|1||Shadows Fall||Fallout From The War||1||1|
|2||SYL||The New Black||1||2|
|3||All That Remains||The Fall Of Ideas||1||3|
|6||Stone Sour||Come What(ever) May||1||6|
|7||BTBAM||The Anatomy Of||1||7|
|9||The Acacia Strain||Dead Walk||1||9|
|10||Bury Your Dead||Beauty And The Breakdown||1||10|
Now for the tunes. These singles are a real who's who amongst metal right now. I find the list to be powerful and only really have one flaw. Keep in mind some songs have been out longer then others and have picked up a good fanbase on the radio, other songs have just come out and are sure to see their time at the top.
|1||Shadows Fall||Will To Rebuild||1||1|
|3||Lamb of God||Redneck||1||3|
|5||All That Remains||This Calling||1||5|
|7||Threat Signal||Rational Eyes||1||7|
|9||Black Label Society||Concrete Jungle||1||9|
Rich Howard, guitarist for the newly signed Canadian band THREAT SIGNAL, has left the band to pursue other life goals.
"We totally respect his decision and wish him the best of luck in the future," commented vocalist Jon Howard via their official website. "Rich, your time in the band was amazing and we'll never forget the kick-ass riffage you threw down!" Rich will play the remaining shows on the band's August itinerary. Afterwards, current bassist Marco Bressette will take over guitar duties.
Due to the recent turn of events, THREAT SIGNAL is in urgent need of a new bassist for the band's upcoming October/November North American tour with label mates SOILWORK and MNEMIC. According to the band, here's what they're looking for:
"A dude who can slay a bass like a guitar, must use a pick, have professional gear, willing (and able!) to tour the world and make THREAT SIGNAL his top priority."
Interested parties are encouraged to contact the band at email@example.com
An e-card for Under Reprisal, the debut release from Canadian modern metal quintet THREAT SIGNAL that Metal Hammer magazine is touting as "an early contender for metal febut of the year" is now available for viewing here. Under Reprisal will be released in North America on August 22nd.
BLIND GUARDIAN, GOREFEST, MENDEED and JUSTICE have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
JON OLIVA'S PAIN
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET
Hamilton, Ontario, shredders Threat Signal will release their North American debut, "Under Reprisal," August 22. The disc was produced by Fear Factory guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers in Los Angeles last fall. Threat Signals recently shot a video for "Rational Eyes" in New York with director David Brodsky (the Red Chord, God Forbid).
Threat Signal inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records late last year. Their music can be described as "low-end, syncopated thrash, with melody intertwined," according to a press release. You can hear a couple of their songs on their MySpace Page.
Soilwork will be touring with Darkest Hour, Mnemic, and Threat Signal. Tour dates are as follows:
October 5 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx (no Darkest Hour)
October 7 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
October 9 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
October 12 - Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
October 15 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
October 17 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
October 20 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
October 21 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
November 5 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
Canadian metallers THREAT SIGNAL have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records.
THREAT SIGNAL's music can be described as "low-end, syncopated thrash, with melody intertwined," according to a press release. "The band was fed up with groups playing whiny emotional songs about girls, and also with the simplicity of nu-metal. THREAT SIGNAL combines the complexity of old school and European thrash music with de-tuned, technical syncopation, as well as melodic singing and musical passages. The band's influences include SOILWORK, FEAR FACTORY, PANTERA, MESHUGGAH, and MUDVAYNE."
You can hear a couple of THREAT SIGNAL songs at this location.