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From Montreal, Canada, Ion Dissonance was one of the creators and refiners of a sound in the mid-'00s that was equally brutal, technical, and rich with pit-friendly grooves.
Along with French Canadian countrymen Despised Icon and U.S. bands like The Red Chord, Ion Dissonance mixed dizzying math and earthquaking heaviness into a vibe that served as a gateway for the deathcore boom that followed. Between 2003 and 2010, the band released four albums and toured the world.
Now in 2016, Ion Dissonance is set to return with its fifth album, "Cast the First Stone," to be released November 18th on Good Fight Music. Check out new song "Treading on Thin Ice" below.
Ion Dissonance frontman Kevin McCaughey offers this statement: "First and foremost, we are excited that we inked a new record deal with Good Fight Music. For those who know us well it is certainly no secret that our band has encountered its fair share of obstacles through this 15-year journey, leading us to remain inactive for the better part of the last six years. With that being said, we look forward to a fresh start, and couldn't ask for a better fit than the relationship established with the Good Fight family. The professionalism, dedication, support and hard work going into this record is so much moe positive than our previous experiences thus far.
"On a side note, we are beyond stoked to finally share with our fans the songs we've been working on for some time now. For the occasion we reserved some of the hardest hitting grooves you've heard from us to date. With Antoine [Lussier, Ion Dissonance guitarist] at the helm of production once again, we made sure to include a little bit of everything on this one. Cast the First Stone is a solid mix of all the essential elements you would expect to hear from us, with some new twists added. This is the next chapter in the Ion Dissonance discography and we are far from finished." More...
Ion Dissonance has a new track online for streaming titled "Ill Will," which can be heard in the player below. The group also had this to say:
"The wait is finally over… We would like to thank you all for your patience and support. Nevertheless, here is Ion Dissonance’s way of saying thank you.
"We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Dominic Grimard from ‘The Last Felony’ into the Ion Dissonance family. For those who know us well, you know that we have a nasty habit of recycling up guitarists to play bass for us. Dominic is no exception to this rule. The guy shreds, and we are happy to have him helping us out with bass duties. For those of you wondering, Yanic is still involved with the band and helping with the recording process. Unfortunate health issues have forced him to step aside for now. We wish him all the best and a prompt recovery.
"So without further delay, here is the first installment of our upcoming release. If you want to purchase the song, we have included the bandcamp link within the Youtube video. The Montreal and Toronto shows are on for this upcoming weekend. See you all there."
The time is fast approaching for DevilDriver at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on June 18th, and we at the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast are offering a free ticket giveaway to South Florida residents or anyone else able and willing to attend. Anyone interested should email email@example.com with the subject "DEVILDRIVER," and provide your name (matching your ID).
This week: vocalist Paul "Ablaze" Zinay (Blackguard) and bassist Xavier St Laurent (ex-Ion Dissonance) of Montreal, Quebec have formed a new group known as Ages. The two tracks so far released are titled "Heinous Nemesis" and "Resounding Negation," featuring members of Epica and HateSphere as guests. Co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) offers his opinion on the band's sound and potential appeal.
Next: Mike and co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) react to two freshly released singles: "Chimes At Midnight" from Atlanta's Mastodon and "Cusp Of Eternity" from Sweden's Opeth. Both songs are taken from the eagerly anticipated upcoming albums "Once More 'Round The Sun" and "Pale Communion," respectively.
New Montreal act Ages has issued the following press release:
"We are AGES, welcome.
"Created by Xavier St Laurent (ex-Ion Dissonance) and Alexander Hebert, with a lineup that now includes Andre Thibault, Paul “Ablaze” Zinay (Blackguard), and Francois Archambault.
"We are excited to present to everyone our first of two singles entitled 'Heinous Nemesis' featuring Mark Jansen of EPICA and MAYAN."
"Heinous Nemesis" can be downloaded for free here. Ages will be releasing songs continuously throughout the coming months, all of which will available for free download.
Basick Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a free sampler album online:
"To wish all our fans, friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and special New Year, we've released a FREE sampler featuring some of our favorite tracks from the Basick roster.
"This new sampler features tracks from recent signings Skyharbor, Blotted Science, and The Algorithm, as well as stunning work from Chimp Spanner, Aliases, Circles, Monuments, Uneven Structure, and many, many more. Did we mention it's FREE! Pick it up at Amazon today!"
The track listing is as follows:
1. Dark Age Of Technology Chimp Spanner
2. Act III Circles
3. The Uncollective (instrumental) Monuments
4. Celestial (edit) Skyharbor
5. Awaken (edit) Uneven Structure
6. The Winnowing 7 Horns 7 Eyes
7. A Sting Operation - Human Barbecued Blotted Science
8. This Is The Last Time I Repeat Myself Ion Dissonance
9. The Resurgent The Arusha Accord
10. The Reality Of Beliefs Aliases
11. Oceans Visions
12. Isometry Algorithm
Despised Icon has issued the following update:
"It’s been a while already since we made THE announcement and I know some of you are probably saying 'WTF, these guys still aren’t done yet?!' hahah Well, instead of canceling the tours we had in the works at the time, we figured it’d be a good opportunity to play in our favourite cities, tour in a few countries we had never visited before and rock out with you guys for the last time."
"After touring in 24 countries in the last 6 months, we’re finally back home and getting ready to play our last Quebec and Ontario shows next week. This final world tour was simply amazing and since this is the last time we check-in with you guys, I just want to sincerely thank you all once again for all your help and support. We’ve had some good fucking times together!"
"For those who were planning on coming to our final Montreal shows, we have a few surprises for you. The original Despised Icon line-up (2002-2006) will make its appearance and play a few songs from the first 2 albums! We're also happy to announce that our brothers in Ion Dissonance and Beneath The Massacre will be supporting their new records for the first time at home and ABACABB will also be playing one of their last shows ever with us. Our homies in The Acacia Strain, Oceano and Mychildren Mybride will also be part of the event. It's gonna be epic. Bandeapart.ca will film and host the entire last set on their website for free so make sure you demonstrate how we do things in MTL! See you soon!" More...
Canadian deathcore act Ion Dissonance has announced that is has dropped off of the "Portals Tour" which features Arsonists Get All The Girls, Within The Ruins, And Hell Followed With and Structures. The band issued the following statement:
"We are truly sorry to announce that we have decided to drop off the Malus promoted “Portals” tour with our friends in AGATG, Within the ruins, And Hell Followed With and Structures. We don’t want to waste anybody’s time getting into the details of why exactly we have decided to drop off, so lets just say that a certain clothing company did not hold up their end of the promotion deal that was necessary for this tour, and that the shows we played were no where near what we had anticipated as a band.
We sincerly appologize to everyone who had planned on coming out to see us and watch us play, as well as all those of you who found out about the show the following day. For those concerned, be assured that internal problems within the band were not a factor in our decision to drop off. The band is doing quite well actually and monatary reasons are the major influence on our decision to go home.
We want to take a minute and give a shout out to everyone participating with the portals tour. Arsonists get all the girls, Within the ruins, And hell followed with, Structures and destruction of a rose. You guys are all great dudes and musicians and we miss you all (even Joel). Hopefully the news of our departure will help promote the remaining shows of the tour.
Take care and stay tuned for more on the situation.
DESPISED ICON is wrapping up the final shows of their storied career, but they have added a few more in order to have one last hurrah with the Canadian fans that ultimately launched their career. The band has announced six shows featuring support from THE ACACIA STRAIN and appearances by friends and peers such as OCEANO, ION DISSONANCE, BENEATH THE MASSACRE and MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE.
Despised Icon's final Canadian tour dates with The Acacia Strain are as follows:
11/29/10 – Imperial – Quebec, QC (w/ Oceano, Ion Dissonance & Mychildren Mybride)
11/30/10 – Cactus – Rimouski, QC (w/Oceano, Ion Dissonance & Mychildren Mybride)
12/02/10 – Rockpile – Toronto, ON (w/Ion Dissonance & Mychildren Mybride)
12/03/10 – Rockpile – Toronto, ON (w/Beneath the Massacre & Oceano)
12/04/10 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC (w/Beneath the Massacre & Mychildren Mybride)
12/05/10 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC (w/Ion Dissonance)
Massachusetts technical metal outfit WITHIN THE RUINS is heading out with Arsonists Get All the Girls, Ion Dissonance, And Hell Followed With, Destruction of a Rose and Struc/tures on a full US tour. Here's a short video message from the band about this tour:
And here are the tour dates: More...
Massachusetts metal outfit Within the Ruins has released the band's sophomore album on Victory Records, entitled "Invade." Within the Ruins will be heading out with Arsonists Get All the Girls, Ion Dissonance, And Hell Followed With, Destruction of a Rose, and Struc/tures on a full U.S. tour, presented by Malus Clothing. The dates are as follows:
10/15/10 Temacula, California @ The Vault
10/16/10 Canoga Park, California @ San Diego, California
10/17/10 San Diego, California @ Soma
10/18/10 Tucson, Arizona @ Skrappys
10/19/10 Albuquerque, New Mexico @ The Fusion Factory
10/21/10 San Antonio, Texas @ White Rabbit
10/22/10 The Woodlands, Texas @ Shadowplay Lounge
10/24/10 Waco, Texas @ Art Ambush
10/25/10 Metairie, Louisiana @ The High Ground
10/27/10 West Palm Beach, Florida @ Ground Control
10/28/10 Tampa, Florida @ The Brass Mug
10/29/10 Columbus, Georgia @ Gallery 13
10/30/10 Greenville, North Carolina @ Backdoor Skatepark
10/31/10 Springfield, Virginia @ Jaxx
11/1/10 Jermyn, Pennsylvania @ Eleanor Rigby's
11/2/10 Vineland, New Jersey @ Hanger 84
11/3/10 Howell, New Jersey @ The Dippy Dome
11/4/10 Patchogue, New York @ Club Karma
11/5/10 Albany, New York @ Bogie's
11/6/10 Manchester, New Hampshire @ Rocko's
11/7/10 Holyoke, Massachusetts @ Waterfront Tavern
11/8/10 Danbury, Connecticut @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
11/9/10 Buffalo, New York @ Broadway Joe's
11/10/10 Toledo, Ohio @ Frankie's
11/11/10 Southgate, Michigan @ The Modern Exchange
11/12/10 Bartlett, Illinois @ Local Noise
11/13/10 Jefferson, South Dakota @ Jefferson Community Center
11/14/10 St. Paul, Minnesota @ The Space
11/15/10 Wichita, Kansas @ Eagles Lodge
11/16/10 Denver, Colorado @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
11/17/10 Boise, Idaho @ The Venue
11/18/10 Seattle, Washington @ Studio Seven
11/20/10 Orangevale, California @ Club Retro
Montreal's Ion Dissonance has posted a new song online titled "The More Things Change, The More Things Stay The Same," which is from the band's upcoming Century Media release, "Cursed." The track can be streamed via the Ion Dissonance Myspace page.
"Cursed" was tracked at .357 Productions with Ion Dissonance guitar player, Antoine Lussier at the production helm. The album is scheduled for release on August 24th, 2010. A video trailer unveiling the artwork from Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord) can also be seen below. More...
Avant-garde jazz-tech-death outfit Starring Janet Leigh have announced a handful of tour dates. The first is the Mountain Metal Madness Fest (MMMF MySpace) in New Hampshire, and the last five dates are a quick jaunt around Ontario with Ion Dissonance and The Last Felony.
Starring Janet Leigh was on the Metal as Art Tour earlier in 2010 and released their debut full length, "Spectrum," in 2009. Check out more tour details and info about Starring Janet Leigh at their MySpace Page.
MOUNTAIN METAL MADNESS FEST w/ Unearth, It Dies Today, many more...
Aug. 14, 2010 - Notre Dame Area, Berlin, New Hampshire, USA
ON TOUR WITH ION DISSONANCE & THE LAST FELONY
Aug. 19th, 2010 - Maverick's, Ottawa, ON
Aug. 20th, 2010 - The Rock Pile, Toronto, ON
Aug. 21st, 2010 - The Chubby Pickle, Windsor, ON
Aug. 22nd, 2010 - Call the Office, London, ON
Aug. 23rd, 2010 - Club Absinthe, Hamilton, ON
Montreal deathcore act Ion Dissonance are streaming two brand new tracks titled "You People Are Messed Up" and "After Everything That’s Happened, What Did You Expect" over on their myspace page. The songs come off of the band new album titled "Cursed," which is due for release on August 24th, 2010 through Century Media.
You can listen to "You People Are Messed Up" here.
Montreal extreme metal band, ION DISSONANCE, have released the first song, “After Everything That’s Happened, What Did You Expect,” from their debut Century Media release, "Cursed." "Cursed" was tracked at .357 Productions with ION DISSONANCE guitar player, Antoine Lussier at the production helm. It is scheduled for release on August 24th. The track can be streamed at their Myspace page or heard below:
Montreal extreme metal band ION DISSONANCE recently completed the recording process for their new album, "Cursed," which is set for an August 24th North American release. The album was tracked at .357 Productions with ION DISSONANCE guitar player, Antoine Lussier at the production helm.
A new video trailer unveiling the captivating artwork from Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord) can be seen below:
Psycroptic has been added as the co-headliner alongside Cephalic Carnage, with the headliner position rotating each night, on the "Initiation of the Misled" European tour. The tour will also feature Ion Dissonance, Hour of Penance, and Dyscarnate. The currently announced dates are as follows:
10.09.10 Germany - Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater
11.09.10 Germany - München @ Feierwerk
12.09.10 Belgium - Aarschot @ Klinker Club
13.09.10 UK - London @ Underworld
14.09.10 UK - Plymouth @ White Rabbit
15.09.10 UK - Manchester @ Moho Live
16.09.10 UK - Colchester @ Arts Centre
17.09.10 Holland - Sneek @ Bolwerk
19.09.10 France - Nantes @ Le Ferrailleur
21.09.10 Spain - Madrid @ Sala Live
22.09.10 Spain - Badalona @ Estraperlo Club
23.09.10 France Luynes @ Le Korigan
24.09.10 Switzerland - Sursee @ Kulturwerk 118
25.09.10 Italy Pinarella di Cervia @ Rockplanet Club
26.09.10 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Gala Hala
27.09.10 Austria - Wien @ Arena
28.09.10 Germany - Leipzig @ Theater Fabrik Sachen
29.09.10 Czech Rep Prague @ Exit Chmelnice
30.09.10 Germany - Berlin @ K17
01.10.10 Holland - Eindhoven @ Dynamo, Bloodshed Fest
02.10.10 Germany - Oberhausen @ Death Feast Ultimate
Montreal extreme metal band, ION DISSONANCE, recently completed the recording process for their new album, "Cursed," which is set for an August 24th North American release. The album was tracked at .357 Productions with ION DISSONANCE guitar player, Antoine Lussier at the production helm. Watch a new video trailer unveiling the captivating artwork from the acclaimed Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord) below:
Canadian metallers Ion Dissonance will release their new album "Cursed" via Basick Records in Europe on August 23rd, 2010. After three full-length albums and more than 750 shows played in over 5 years of touring, Ion Dissonance went into hiatus to concentrate on a more personal life, as well as renew their inspiration to create extreme music. The band has now come back together to create "Cursed," which was recorded and produced by the band's guitar player Antoine Lussier. You can also check out sample Ion Dissonance tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
Montreal extreme metal band ION DISSONANCE has recently completed the recording process for their new album, "Cursed," which is set for an early summer release. The offering was tracked at .357 Productions with Ion guitar player, Antoine Lussier (who also produced Emmure's latest) at the production helm.
Kevin (vocals) comments, “We are now completely finished with the tracking process for our new album, Cursed. We only have a few more days of mixing left and we will be hitting up Wild Studios in the coming weeks to master our efforts and finally put an end to this horribly long and arduous recording process. We have been hacking away at this thing for the past three months and are down to our last few days. To see the light at the end of the tunnel and to hear what we have put together is motivating as Hell for us. We all had high hopes for this record and feel that we have undoubtedly delivered the goods.”
Montreal extreme metal band ION DISSONANCE are currently at .357 Productions with Ion guitar player, Antoine Lussier at the production helm. The new album is tentatively set for an early summer release.
Vocalist Kevin states, “So we are currently wrapping up our third week in the studio. The drum tracks have been completed and we are now halfway through recording guitars. Everything is going a hell of a lot better than we could ever expect. As a result, we are all stoked beyond belief at how retarded these new tracks sound."
“Have you ever noticed that every band recording lately tends to release the exact same quote? ‘This recording is the best ever put out, and the songs are the best ever written, and blah blah blah.’ Well, we want to switch it up a little bit and mention that this recording will be what you make it out to be." More...