"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2001
From: Townsend, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Armory News

Below is our complete Armory 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.

Shadowstrike Added To Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization, announced that newly discovered Long Island, NY power metal band, Shadowstrike has been confirmed for Warriors Of Metal Fest VII, which takes place at O'Sheckys Live Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio from June 27th-28th.

ShadowStrike guitarist and vocalist Matthaus Krais states: "We are all very excited to be a part of Warriors Of Metal Fest VII. This will not only be our first time performing in Ohio, but it will be our first time performing in the Midwest period. There are many amazing bands playing this festival and we can't wait to see them all perform as well as share the stage with them and of course bring our music to all the fans!"

The band previously posted "Gales of Winter" off their forthcoming EP "Infinite Power," which can be heard at this location.

More information about the festival, including ticket information can be found over here. The latest lineup for the festival includes:



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Armory Appearing At WOM VII Festival

The Warriors of Metal fest has announced that Massachusetts-based, eurocentric power metallers Armory have chosen the Warriors Of Metal Fest VII to host its first and only midwest performance in 2014. The band will be appearing in support of their sophomore release, "Empyrean Realm," which came out late last year.

Much like the band's 2007 debut, "Dawn of Enlightenment," this album was released independently, but this time through the band's own label, Metavania Music. Warriors of Metal Fest VII will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 27 & 28 at O'Sheckeys LIVE Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

Band founder, guitarist and studio drummer Joe Kurland states: "It feels great to finally play a show outside of the Northeast and the timing is perfect to showcase songs from our new album, Empyrean Realms! Warriors of Metal Fest VII will be Armory's first metal festival and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of such a premier event."

Check out the "Empyrean Realms" album sampler below.

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Armory Announces New Album Release

Power metal band Armory's second album, “Empyrean Realms” is due for release on November 12th, 2013.

The album will be released and promoted worldwide by Metavania Music. “Empyrean Realms” contains nine original songs and was engineered, mixed, mastered, and produced by the band at Mystic Star Studios and Damage Studios, both based in Massachusetts, USA. The 12-page album booklet contains celestial artwork produced by England’s Gary Tonge.

Armory comments on the new album: “We believe 'Empyrean Realms' is a huge step forward for the band and an album which displays a style and sound which is more uniquely our own. Compared to our debut album, 'The Dawn of Enlightenment,' 'Empyrean Realms' has more dynamic composing and arranging, with more colorful melodies, head-banging riffs, key changes, and progressive elements. The lyrics are also more articulate, centering on the themes of metaphysics, cosmology, and the power of human will. If you like your metal with soaring vocals, crunchy guitar riffs, blazing solos, technical drums, finger-picked bass, flavorful key changes, and an epic atmosphere, then 'Empyrean Realms' was made for YOU!”

The band has also issued a statement on the extended length of time between albums: “Armory would like to personally thank all our fans near and far and throughout the years who have enjoyed our debut album and waited so patiently for the release of our second album. We are thrilled to finally unveil 'Empyrean Realms' and hope fans agree it was worth the wait. At this point we now intend to be much more interactive with our fans so like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, play us on YouTube, visit our new Website, sign up to our Newsletter, and send us your comments and critiques!”

Physical and digital pre-orders for “Empyrean Realms” and related merch are available now at the new Armory store here. More...

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Armory Streaming Entire Album Online

Massachusetts based metallers Armory have made their entire 2007 album "The Dawn of Enlightenment" available for streaming online. The first clip can be viewed below and the rest can be found after the jump.


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Frozen Posts New Album Teaser Online

Unsigned Massachusetts progressive death metal has posted a seven minute album teaser their MySpace page.

Frozen's current lineup is as follows:

Kenny Benda - Vocals (Beyond the Embrace)
Mike Abdow - Guitars (Tempus Mori)
Jon Morency - Bass
Peter Rutcho - Keyboards (Vomitron, Graveheart, Armory)
Colin Conway - Drums, Vocals (Cannae)

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Armory Working On New Album

Massachusetts based metal act Armory has issued the following update about working on a new album and streaming new cover songs online via the band's MySpace page:

"It is about time that we let people know just what the heck we’ve been doing for the past couple of years. No, we have not been simply sitting on our arses! We have been working tirelessly on our second album, to be entitled ‘Empyrean Realms’. Actually, the seeds for this album took root as early as 2003. The music developed gradually in depth and breadth amidst the re-recording of our debut, ‘The Dawn Of Enlightenment’ in the mid 2000s. By spring 2008, virtually all of the music was composed for the nine songs that will become our follow-up album. Right now we are in the studio, completely immersed in the recording process. In fact, the drums and guitars are already completely tracked! On our myspace profile page, we have posted a compilation video of the drum and guitar tracking to give fans a sneak preview of what this album has in store. Please comment and let us know what you think! We are very excited about this album and look forward to releasing it to the metal community. The arduous work composing and endless hours in the studio are paying off, as musically everything is coming together better than we could have imagined. ‘Empyrean Realms’ will certainly be a huge step forward for the band. More...

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Ravage Announces Tour Date Cancellations

Singer Al Firicano, of the thrash metal band, Ravage, has issued the following update regarding some tour date cancellations:

"Ravage has unfortunately been forced to cancel appearances at The KC Power Fest and the August 18th show at Volume 11 in Raleigh, NC (this show will still be taking place, but without Ravage). Due to issues with the Ravage mobile, we've been forced to wait for repairs to take place in Missouri, so we will be delayed significantly and will have to pick up the tour in Allentown PA on August 20th - that will be the next show. We'd like to sincerely apologize to the fans and promoters for this and we hope to add a Kansas City show and a Raleigh NC show back to the tour before it is all over. Details will be announced when available." More...

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Ravage Announces North American Tour Dates

Metal Blade Records artists, Ravage, from Boston, MA, has announced an extensive North American Tour in support of their forthcoming full-length CD, "The End Of Tomorrow," which due out on August 18th.

The tour will be in essence, a collection of mini-tours featuring the best regional and local support acts appearing on short strings of dates. In the North East, Ravage will be joined by Las Vegas power metallers, SEVENTH CALLING, for a series of shows. Some tour dates will also include Heaven and Hell Record's East Coasters HELLRAZOR. Southern dates will include appearances by A LOWER DEEP, and in the Northwest, Ravage will be joined by SKELATOR for some dates. In addition, Ravage will make a special guest appearance at the Seattle tour date of STRATOVARIUS and will kick off the tour at the Mexico Metalfest in Mexico, Maine with PSYCHOSTICK. Further festival appearances will include The KC Power Fest in Kansas City with MANILLA ROAD, The Binghampton NY Metalfest with THE RODS and CAGE, The Iron and Steel Festival in New Jersey with ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR) and FAITH FACTOR (ex-DEADLY BLESSING) and The Pathfinder Metalfest in Atlanta with HALLOW'S EVE. More...

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Lake Of Tears To Play Lebanon And Other Shows

Swedish metallers LAKE Of TEARS have issued the following update:

"For the first time ever, LAKE Of TEARS will play a show in Lebanon, at the Tantra Kaslik in Beirut on January 9, 2009. Opening bands are ARMORY, POSTMORTEM and ELEMENT 26. Tickets are on sale at Cheers club (Broumana) and Cherry's pub (Anthelias). The whole event will be broadcast on LebaneseBands.com."

Here are the upcoming LAKE Of TEARS shows:

Jan. 09 - Tantra Kaslik - Beirut, Lebanon
Jul. 18 - ProRock Festival - Kiev, Ukraine
Oct. 24 - Sundown Festival - Gaildorf, Germany

LAKE OF TEARS' latest album, "Moons and Mushrooms," was released in April 2007 via Dockyard 1. The follow-up to 2004's "Black Brick Road" was mixed by Christian Silver. The CD was issued in two editions — a normal version with eight tracks and a limited-edition digipack containing a cover of STATUS QUO's "Is There a Better Way" "played with the energy of a punk rock song!"

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Exclusive Armory Song "Heart Of Dreams" Online

In conjunction with Massachusetts based melodic power metal band, Armory, we've posted an exclusive track entitled "Heart Of Dreams" on Metal Underground.com's MySpace page to promote their current album, "The Dawn Of Enlightenment." You can listen to the track exclusively on our MySpace page for the next month - starting today - so head over now and check it out.

Armory creates an epic sound of their own by combining their influences of traditional metal, power metal, and thrash metal. Armory recently recruited local producer/engineer Peter Rutcho of Vomitron and Graveheart on keyboards to solidify their lineup and professionally record their current album.

To hear additional music from Armory, check out their MySpace page here.

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