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Mares Of Thrace

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Below is our complete Mares Of Thrace 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.

Axis Of Metal Releases Second Compilation

Axis of Metal has now released a second free online compilation (check out the first one here), which can be streamed or downloaded via Bandcamp or in the player below. Axis of Metal also commented:

"Axis Of The Underground Volume 2 will treat your eardrums to the thrashiest of metal, heinous black metal, putrid death metal, empowering traditional metal, methodical doom metal, boundary pushing progressive metal, the grooviest of groove metal, avant-garde madness, and bouncy folk metal among many other genres and incarnations of heavy sounds.

"We’ve loaded our heavy metal shotgun and are discharging the most comprehensive of compilations to satisfy even the pickiest of nay-sayers and nitpickers. Axis Of The Underground is our way to give back to the genre that has brought all of us years and years of elation and enjoyment. So sit back, crack a cold one, or roll a herbal cigarette and hit play on the bandcamp player below, and be prepared to be whisked away to a heavy metal nirvana. "

1. Obduracy - Virtue And Vice 04:38
2. Razorwyre - Knights Of Fire 03:23
3. Wings Denied - Clockwork 04:50
4. Desultor - Black Monday 03:13
5. Monsterworks - Freewill 04:28
6. Rusted Brain - Caught In The Fire 02:29
7. Scythia - Sailor's Accolade 03:19
8. Symptom - Into The Scalding Spring 05:43
9. Eryn Non Dae - Hidden Lotus 06:12
10. Lich King - In The End, Devastation 04:36
11. Cultfinder - Archangel Burial 02:51
12. Derelict - Shackles Of Indoctrination 05:14
13. Infiltrator - Crush The False 05:59
14. Mares Of Thrace - The Gallwasp 04:36
15. Cryptopsy - Damned Draft Dodgers 03:57
16. Entropy - Encryption 07:11
17. Auroch - From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
18. Fatality - Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep 05:25
19. Gypsy Chief Goliath - St. Covens Tavern 05:56
20. Adrenechrome - Titans Fall 03:18
21. Invective - Systemic 03:22
22. Dire Omen - Deserving Of Ash 03:09
23. Mortor - Under The Flag 03:00
24. Bushwhacker - Forest Lord 08:09
25. Abstract Violence - S.N.M. 03:25
26. Seprevation - Sea Of Thoughts 03:02
27. Luna Azure - Meadows Of Spring 06:43 More...

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Mares Of Thrace Recruits New Drummer

Calgary's Mares of Thrace has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"Hello Everyone. So, due to getting into the educational program of her dreams and its subsequent conflicts with touring, Stef has decided to step down.

"She is, as the Dothraki from Game of Thrones say, blood of my blood, I love her very very much and I promise I will keep you posted on her future musical projects, which will probably be very Meshuggah-like.

"However, I am very happy to announce that Rae Fucking Amitay will be playing in Mares of Thrace going forward. She is a Berklee School of Music-trained, metal session-playing, former aspiring Lovecraftian scholar and giant nerd, so please fling all your most unflattering granny panties at her. Also, here's a video of her playing an Allegaeon song." More...

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Primitive Weapons Announces U.S. Tour

This August, three contemporary extreme music luminaries -- Primitive Weapons, Mares of Thrace, and Pilgrim -- will hit the road on a three-way co-headlining tour of the Northeastern U.S.

The diverse, ten-date excursion will commence in Boston on the last day of July and run counter-clockwise through Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio before the finale in Chicago. All three acts also have recently released new LPs.

7/31/2012 O'Briens - Boston, MA
8/02/2012 Cherry St. Station - Wallingford, CT
8/03/2012 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
8/04/2012 Broadway Bar - Amityville, NY
8/05/2012 Talking Head - Baltimore, MD
8/06/2012 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
8/07/2012 The Depot - York, PA
8/08/2012 Pirates Cove - Cleveland, OH
8/09/2012 Ruby Tuesday - Columbus, OH
8/10/2012 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL

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Mares Of Thrace Posts New Music Video

Calgary's sonic duo Mares of Thrace released sophomore album "The Pilgrimage" this week via Sonic Unyon Metal, and now the first video to be crafted for the album is available.

The visual depiction of the album's diverse fourth track "The Perpetrator," the video was filmed and directed by iHartVideo. MetalSucks has presented the debut of the action-packed video, which the band describes as "one of the filthiest, most vitriolic videos of the season," right here.

Exclaim! Magazine is also still hosting a stream of "The Pilgrimage" in its entirety here.

Mares of Thrace will take to the road across North America for a solid month in conjunction with the release of "The Pilgrimage" next week as well, the first show taking place only two days after the album's release. More...

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Mares Of Thrace Streaming New Album

"The Pilgrimage," the awaited second album from Calgary's Mares of Thrace, will finally see worldwide release via CD and digital download next Tuesday, April 24th. To count down to the release date, today Exclaim! Magazine is hosting a full album stream of "The Pilgrimage" at this location.

Mares of Thrace will take to the road across North America for a solid month in conjunction with the release of "The Pilgrimage" next week as well, the first show taking place only two days after the album's release.

4/26/2012 LBH - Kamloops, BC
4/27/2012 Funky Winkerbeans - Vancouver, BC
4/28/2012 Highline - Seattle, WA
4/29/2012 Voyeur Cafe - Olympia, WA
4/30/2012 East End - Portland, OR
5/03/2012 Broken City - Calgary, AB
5/04/2012 Amigos - Saskatoon, SK
5/06/2012 Negative Space - Winnipeg, MB
5/07/2012 Black Pirates Pub - Thunder Bay, ON
5/08/2012 Oddfellows Hall - Sault Ste Marie, ON
5/09/2012 This Ain't Hollywood - Hamilton, ON
5/10/2012 Cafe Dekcuf - Ottawa, ON
5/11/2012 460 - Toronto, ON
5/12/2012 Club Absynthe - Montreal, QC
5/13/2012 Le Kaméléon - Quebec, QC
5/14/2012 Geno's - Portland, ME
5/15/2012 St. Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
5/16/2012 Radio - Somerville, MA
5/17/2012 Cherry Street Station - Wallingford, CT
5/18/2012 Monty's Krown - Rochester, NY
5/19/2012 Carabar - Columbus, OH
5/20/2012 Blind Bob's - Dayton, OH
5/21/2012 Lager House - Detroit, MI
5/22/2012 Vibes Music - Indianapolis, IN
5/23/2012 Ultralounge - Chicago, IL
5/24/2012 The Heavy Anchor - St. Louis, MO
5/25/2012 Off Minor - Dubuque, IA
5/26/2012 Medusa - Minneapolis, MN

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Mares Of Thrace Streaming New Song

Still nearly three weeks from release, Mares of Thrace's sophomore LP, "The Pilgrimage," is already pillaging print and online media. Today Pitchfork is hosting an exclusive stream of "Act I: David Glimpses Bathsheba," the opening track to "The Pilgrimage," which sets up the album with incredible force, showcasing the dexterity these two ladies are capable of as a simple duo. Check it out via an exclusive premiere right here.

The third track from the album, "The Gallwasp," was also recently unveiled through Brooklyn Vegan.

Calgary-based Mares of Thrace will release "The Pilgrimage" on CD and digital download this April 24th, the first in the band's multi-album worldwide deal with Sonic Unyon Metal. An LP pressing will follow at a later date. The band will take to the road across North America for a solid month in conjunction with the release of "The Pilgrimage" later this month. More...

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Mares Of Thrace Streaming New Track

Calgary based doom duo Mares of Thrace will release the debut full-length "The Pilgrimage" on CD and digital download this April 24th, the first in the band's multi-album worldwide deal with Sonic Unyon Metal. An LP pressing will follow at a later date.

The follow-up to the 2010 released "The Moulting," the new Mares of Thrace album "The Pilgrimage" sets a new bar for the duo, with nearly 43 minutes of material more creative, compelling and crushing than before. "The Pilgrimage" was recorded at Chicago’s Engine Studio with producer Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Pelican, YOB) and mastered by Collin Jordan at Boiler Room.

Get your first sampling of the new album now, by streaming the third track from "The Pilgrimage," titled "The Gallwasp," hosted by BrooklynVegan at this location. You can check out footage of the band performing live below, or catch Mares of Thrace live on the following dates: More...

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Untimely Demise Announces North American Tour

Saskatoon's thrash trio Untimely Demise have just locked down a Spring tour of the western half of Canada and the United States.

The young crew will take their blazing modernized classic thrash metal to the highways of North America kicking off in their home province of Saskatchewan at the end of March and rage west across the country and down the U.S. West Coast. Untimely Demise will share the stage with Excruciator, Hatched, Hemoptysis, Exmortus and labelmates Mares Of Thrace, and more along the trek, even including a co-headlining slot at San Jose's Beyond The Realms of Metal Festival.

This brutal trek is being booked in conjunction with the upcoming vinyl edition of Untimely Demise's debut full-length "City Of Steel," set to be co-released by Sonic Unyon and War On Music. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, the 12" features a full-color insert and a bonus track of the anthem "My Tragedy," from the band's 2009-released "Full Speed Metal" EP. The wax version of "City Of Steel" will hit the streets of Canada on March 13th and invade the U.S. on March 27th, with European distribution to be confirmed shortly.

Untimely Demise is also still streaming the entire "City of Steel" album online through Metalunderground.com at this location. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Mares Of Thrace Signs With Sonic Unyon Metal

Hamilton, Ontario-based Sonic Unyon Metal has announced the multi-album signing of noise-doom duo Mares of Thrace to the label’s ever-expanding roster.

Based out of Calgary, Alberta, Mares of Thrace is comprised simply of guitarist/vocalist Thérèse Lanz and drummer Stefani MacKichan.

“Some of the most influential records in my life, from way back in the 90s up till now, were Sonic Unyon releases,” says Lanz about the signing. “It’s impossible to understate the impact the label has had on Canadian independent music. Accordingly we are incredibly proud and stoked to partner with Sonic Unyon Metal for our upcoming records.”

Mares of Thrace released the debut album "The Moulting" in 2010 via Arctodus Records, touring Canada in support of the album immediately after its release, followed by a U.S. tour in 2011. Additionally, Thérèse played bass for Ken Mode for the first half of 2011.

The newly completed new LP from Mares of Thrace, and first for Sonic Unyon Metal, is entitled "The Pilgrimage." Recorded in October and November of 2011 at Chicago’s Engine Studio with producer Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Pelican, YOB) and mastered by Collin Jordan at Boiler Room, the final touches on the release are being handled now, preparing the album for worldwide release this April.

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Mares Of Thrace Announces North American Shows

Mares of Thrace, which features Ken Mode bassist Therese Lanz, is gearing up for a North American outing and will soon be coming stateside to tour with Milwaukee’s Enabler (featuring members of Today is the Day and Trap Them).

Therese Lanz was also recently covered in Revolver Magazine’s "Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock" column at this location.

The upcoming Mares of Thrace tour dates are as follows:

Wed Aug 3 Calgary, AB Undermountain
Thurs Aug 4 Saskatoon, SK Lucifest @ Amigo's

*With Enabler (ex-members of Today is the Day and Trap Them)

*Friday Aug 5 Winnipeg, MB Arsonfest @ The Death Trap
*Sun Aug 7 Thunder Bay, ON @ Black Pirates Pub
*Mon Aug 8 Sault Ste Marie, ON @ The Rosie
*Tues Aug 9 Ottawa, ON @ Café Dekcuf
*Wed Aug 10 Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
*Thurs Aug 11 Quebec City, QC @ Bar Octobre
*Fri Aug 12 Toronto, ON @ Parts and Labour
*Sat Aug 13 Hamilton, ON @ the Casbah
*Sun Aug 14 Detroit, MI @ The Shack
*Mon Aug 15 Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob's
*Tues Aug 16 Columbus, OH @ Legion of Doom
*Wed Aug 17 Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton
*Thu Aug 18 St Louis, MO @ APOP Records
*Fri Aug 19 Chicago, IL @ TBA
*Sat Aug 20 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
*Sun Aug 21 Minneapolis, MN @ The Rat Hole
Mon Aug 22 Fargo, ND 396.4 @ New Direction
Wed Aug 24 Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
Thu Aug 25 Portland, OR @ Plan B
Fri Aug 26 Seattle, WA @ the Funhouse
Sat Aug 27 Vancouver, BC @ the Waldorf
sun Aug 28 Kamloops, BC @ the LBH

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Mares Of Thrace Posts "General Sherman" Video

Mares of Thrace has posted a music video online for the song "General Sherman," which is off the band's debut album "The Moulting." You can check out the video clip below.

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Mares Of Thrace Announces Canadian Shows

Calgary based two woman metal act Mares of Thrace has just announced an upcoming Canadian tour, which will see the band bring their sound from Vancouver to Montreal in support of the debut release "The Moulting." Guitar player and Vocalist Therese Lanz commented:

"Stef's and my absolute favorite thing to do is climb into the van and leave a trail of tinnitus, sawdust and mystery bruises across this fair country. We can't wait to share this new record (and possibly some beef jerky and V8) with friends old and new all over Canada. Look out world!"

The upcoming Mares of Thrace tour dates are as follows: More...

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