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Latest Mastery News

Below is our complete Mastery 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.

Mastery To Release New Album

Toronto's Mastery has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album later this month:

"The time has come! The official online release date of our new album featuring Billy Milano on vocals, 'In The Key Of Kill,' Doomsday December 21st, 2012! The whole album will go online as a FREE DOWNLOAD!"

The track listing for "In The Key Of Kill" is as follows:

01. Ashes of Epiphanies
02. Step Up
03. Ascension
04. Blood and Bones
05. Renumeration
06. This Our Dying Breath
07. Faithful Trust
08. The High and The Mighty
09. We Slaughter The Shepherds
10. The Great Manic Depression
11. Divided Nations
12. In the Key of Kill More...

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"Thrash Fuck Thrash Bash 4" Details Revealed

Following the success of the last three Thrash Fuck Thrash Bashes, Blacktooth Entertainment is proud to bring fans the fourth installment on Saturday, November 3rd at Hard Luck Bar (772 Dundas Street West).

A slew of bands, including Fatality, Aggressor, West of Hell, Mastery, Lethal Voltage and more, will take to the stage while DJ Cyndi Z will be spinning classic vinyl records all night. Details on the "Thrash Fuck Thrash Bash 4" are as follows:

Sat. Nov 3rd @ Hard Luck Bar - 772 Dundas Street W. Toronto (All Ages)
Aggressor (Return show!)
West of Hell (Vancouver)
Lethal Voltage
Eternal Judgment (Montreal)
More TBA

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Mastery Announces Lineup Changes

Toronto's Mastery has issued the following announcement about lineup changes within the band and releasing a new album:

"To many this may come as a surprise. Unfortunately we were forced to go through some major line-up changes in the past few months.

"We simply exhausted our efforts to make the long distance relationship in band between Mike and I who live in Canada and Billy, Tank and Kelly, who are in Texas, work. It was just logistically not feasible anymore. But the absolute amazing result that comes out of the collaboration of all of us is the new album 'IN THE KEY OF KILL.'

"And yes... we’re still waiting on specifics as to when this album will finally see the light of day…so please hang in there, you won’t be disappointed!!!

"In the meantime we want to take the opportunity to introduce the new members with Anthony Tuttolomondo on vocals and Oscar Rangel on bass guitar. But what’s even more exiting is that we decided not to wait any longer and start with live shows ASAP! We’re booking Southern Ontario right now, so keep checking back for dates!!"

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Mastery Records New Album

This past June, Toronto metal troupe Mastery entered Studio 57 at Music Lab in Austin, Texas with producer Tim Gerron and recorded the band's as-yet-untitled full-length.

The album was mixed by Tim Gerron and Dan Korneff at House of Loud Studios in Elmwood Park, New Jersey last month.

Mastery was founded by guitarist Markus Armellini in Toronto. With no luck finding a vocalist that could compliment the intensity and aggression of the music, the band’s debut, "Lethal Legacy," was unleashed as an instrumental in North America in 2006 and in Europe one year later.

Following the release, Mastery toured the States extensively. It was at a show in Austin where the band met vocalist Billy Milano of M.O.D./S.O.D. Combined with Armellini, drummer Mike Harshaw, bassist Tim “Tank” Casterline, and lead guitarist Kelly Fitzsimmons, Mastery is finally ready to scorch the ears of unsuspecting metallers globally.

Further details on Mastery are available by heading over to the band's official Facebook profile at this location.

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Novy Puts Together New Band, Road's End

Rumor has it that Novy, formerly of Behemoth, Vader and Dies Irae is currently putting together a new band, tentatively called Road's End, with lead guitarist Chris Cannella (N17, Autumn's End) and drummer Kevan Roy (ex-Mastery). Word is, they're still looking for another lead guitarist.

Novy is currently available for Studio/Session work individually or as part of a rhythm section. Drummer Kevan Roy (ex-Mastery) rounds out the Rhythm Section from Hell. For further details, contact their management at mj@desertcore.com or visit www.desertcore.com.

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Billy Minano Joins LOG On Stage In Texas

M.O.D./S.O.D/MASTERY. front man Billy Milano recently joined LAMB OF GOD on stage at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, TX. After being introduced by Randy Blythe, the LAMB OF GOD and Billy Milano ripped through the S.O.D. classic “United Forces.” You can view video of the performance below:

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler had the following to say about the blistering performance:

“We were honored to share the stage with a legend. Billy and S.O.D are our roots and I’ll remember this moment forever.”

Billy Milano also commented about the performance with the LAMB OF GOD Guys:

“To share the stage with LAMB OF GOD was fucking amazing. It was a life changing experience. Watching the video on YouTube, I couldn’t believe the size of the stage I was on. I don’t want to say it was the highlight of my career, but it truly was a milestone. Words are escaping me while trying to describe this event, which is strange, since I never shut the fuck up.”

LAMB OF GOD is out on tour this fall with Metallica and headlining off-dates with GWAR and Job For a Cowboy. Here are the latest Lamb of God tour dates: More...

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Mastery Parts Ways with Guitarist And Drummer

Toronto "instrumetal" thrash band Mastery have announced the departure of guitarist Jeff Dormar and drummer Kevin Joy.

"Due to personal and musical differences it was in the best interest of the band to let guitarist Jeff and drummer Kevin Joy go their separate ways," says Mastery guitarist Markus Armellini. "We are currently working on material for our upcoming new album and have decided that the new material will have a vocalist. We have someone in mind and will make an announcement regarding new members shortly."

Mastery's debut album, Lethal Legacy, was released through Corporate Punishment Records. You can preview material from the group’s debut album on the band's MySpace page.

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Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX Announces Undercard

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX has announced that the majority of our undercard has been booked. Undercard bands are featured, non-headlining bands and 36 featured bands are listed below. Though the list is substantial, it's not quite all of them. There will be more undercard announcements in a few days.

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX The Undercard: More...

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Mastery Announce Tour Dates

Toronto "instrumental" thrash band MASTERY has announced the dates for its headlining tour in support of the band's Corporate Punishment Records debut album, "Lethal Legacy".

MASTERY's new album "Lethal Legacy" has been receiving major praise within the metal community since its release. Metal Maniacs said, "While 'Lethal Legacy' pays homage to the classic thrash of the late '80s/early '90s with nods to TESTAMENT, FORBIDDEN, VIO-LENCE and METALLICA, it doesn't sound as if the band are pinning for the glory days." More...

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