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Last Call Chernobyl

From: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Latest Last Call Chernobyl News

Below is our complete Last Call Chernobyl 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.

Last Call Chernobyl Streaming Re-Recorded EP

Metal band Last Call Chernobyl has re-recorded the 2012 EP "Set Adrift" wit new vocalist Tyler Morrison. The EP is now available for free download on the Diminished Fifth Records bandcamp page, or you can stream it below.

The band's bassist Jason Szeto issued the following statement: "It's been going well with Tyler in the band now, I honestly think it's the most productive we've been in writing in a really long time. The whole band just seems more well rounded on so many levels. We can't wait for people to see Tyler's writing skills on the new album, but since that's down the road quite a bit we decided to rerecord the Set Adrift EP."

1. The Frailty of Ascent
2. Odin
3. Hourglass
4. Abyss More...

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Last Call Chernobyl Recruits New Vocalist

After a quiet year, Nova Scotia's progressive metal band Last Call Chernobyl has announced a change in the vocal department. The band issued the following statement:

"We've recently gone through some big changes and realizations. Unfortunately we had to part ways with our long time singer Kyle Mahar. It was in both parties best interest in order for the band and Kyle to move forward and we wish him the very best.

"Taking his place will be Tyler Morrison, previously a temporary vocalist in the band. To showcase Tyler's abilities we've begun re-recording our EP Set Adrift. This will be a free online release, available for download in the near future.

"Thanks for everyone's continued support. We truly believe Last Call Chernobyl's best chapters are to come."

You can also check out the band's previously released music video for "Hourglass" below. More...

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Last Call Chernobyl Releases New Video Clip

Last Call Chernobyl has revealed a new video for the song "Hourglass," taken off the band's recent EP release "Set Adrift." Check out the video clip below. The film was shot by Sebastien Desrosiers at Epiphany Productions, who compiled a large collection of LCC live footage and proposed the idea.

"We just wanted a different feel for our next video and when Sebastien at Epiphany Productions proposed the idea of a video of live footage we thought it was a great idea." commented bassist Jason Szeto "Seeing as how the live show is a real important part of LCC, we felt it would be a honest look into what we do." More...

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Last Call Chernobyl Releasing New EP

Last Call Chernobyl has announced the band will be releasing the new EP "Set Adrift" on D5 Digital / Diminished Fifth Records this coming July 10th. The song "Odin" is now available for free download at bandcamp or through the player below. The band will also be releasing a limited run of CDs for the EP at upcoming shows.

"I'm really happy to once again be able to collaborate with D5R and release some new material to the public," commented bassist Jason Szeto. "We took a really hands on approach for the EP and did almost all of the recording, mixing and mastering ourselves except the drums which were tracked at SoundMarket studios. I'm excited to hear the feedback and I feel like the material on this EP will give people a good look as to where the band is hoping to take the new full length album."

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Frailty of Ascent
2. Odin
3. Hourglas
4. Abyss More...

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Spread The Metal Festival Adds More Bands

The Halifax based Spread The Metal Festival, with a goal to raise $100,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, is proud to announce headliners Morbid Angel, along with Blackguard, Cryptopsy and Last Call Chernobyl as the next batch of bands added to the line up to support the festival charity fundraiser.

Matt Day, STM owner and festival organizer, commented: "Spread the Metal Records has lofty ambitions for this festival and as it grows each year, I want to prove that the label is as committed to philanthropy as we are to releasing phenomenal records. We take on the responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves, and this festival has the power to help a lot of people, year after year."

The lineup is as follows:

July 5th:

Answer With Metal - 12pm
Last Call Chernobyl - 1pm
Dischord - 2pm
Hallows Die - 3:15pm
Descend - 4:30pm
Fallen Joy - 6pm
Blackguard - 7:30pm
Kataklysm - 9:15pm More...

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Unearthing the Metal Underground in Halifax

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. For my second article (read the first one here) I am going to look at three bands of three distinct genres in Heavy Metal, but in the emerging Halifax Underground you can find these three bands playing together on any given night.

Nova Scotia, with its small population and many rural areas, might not be considered the hotbed of metal, but when you look into the underground you see a very different story. With all styles of metal being accepted and embraced, the underground is growing each and every late night.

Black Moor

Black Moor consists of: Eric Hanlin – Guitar & vocals, Nick Jones – Lead Guitar, Rob Nickerson – Bass, Sylvain Coderre – Drums, and yes they are young. In fact I’m sure they are sick of people talking about how young they are, but why we as media are so amazed at their baby faces is because of the music that comes out of them.

The band rips tunes that are inspired by such heroes as Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and Metallica. When you are writing and playing music that has the sound of those amazing legends then you are going to have great show, especially when you pull it off as well as Black Moor. I can use all the adjectives here: hard hitting guitar riffs, raunchy vocals, blast beats! That’s all crap that as reviewers we use every day so if you need that at least I said it. In my opinion though Black Moor far outweighs those clichés. Their music is Raw Thrash that speaks to you on a level that I haven’t experienced since I was 14 and heard “Seek and Destroy” for the first time. As Heavy Metal Momma would say Black Moor is more of a feeling then a band. You can get that feeling at their MySpace page.

I will be the first to admit that having someone who could be my kid play music that takes me back to the days when thrash was king is weird, but hell I’m going to roll with it. What amazes me about them is they could certainly make some dollars standing up and doing cover songs, but they write and play what they like instead. That’s ballsy and what old-school thrash is all about.

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Last Call Chernobyl Reveals New Album Details

Last Call Chernobyl has released the track listing, album artwork and a free song for their upcoming album, "‘Drowning Beneath the Sound of Change," which is set to be released this summer. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. This City
2. For Fear of Falling
3. Beneath the Veil
4. Drowning Beneath the Sound of Change
5. Eris
6. Level 7
7. Burden of Dreams

The band has also released one of the songs, ‘Beneath the Veil,’ which can be heard here.

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Last Call Chernobyl Signs To Diminished Fifth

Canadian metal band Last Call Chernobyl has announced their signing to Diminished Fifth Records. anticipation of their upcoming release "Drowning Beneath the Sound of Change". The album is set to be released in the early summer.

Having entered the studio in Januray 2010 at Halifax's Soundmarket Studio, Last Call Chernobyl has been hard at work to record their upcoming album. Diminished Fifth Records head Josh Hogan comments "D5R is incredibly excited to be working with LCC. In addition to being to youngest edition to our growing family they will be the first band to waive the D5R banner in the USA" More...

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