New LP "Chemical Reign" Announced By Surgeon
Philadelphia progressive rock/metal act Surgeon has announced that the band will self-issue the forthcoming sophomore LP "Chemical Reign" on May 19th, 2013 both as a CD and digital release. More information on purchasing the album can be found on the band's Facebook Page.
According to the press release: "A shockingly unknown band outside of the local scene until now, SURGEON propels an organic, flowing style of progressive metal with bold rock buildups, which also merges into the realms of epic, classic doom. Comprised of vocalist/bassist Sean Bolton, lead guitarist Lydia Giordano and drummer Ruston Grosse (ex-Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, ex-Woe, Master tour drummer), the band recorded their debut album Angry Guest at Electrical Audio in Chicago by Steve Albini, self-releasing it onto the masses in 2008. Their energy and attitude carries through both in the studio as well as on-stage, a feature that has helped the three seasoned musicians become known across the Philadelphia region, with SURGEON having shared the stage with Stinking Lizaveta, Howl, Black Cobra and others.
"Crafting each song as an individual piece of art, blending their infectious hooks with intricate melodies SURGEON’s alloy of metals shines more than ever on the band’s ambitious second opus, Chemical Reign. Boasting nearly fifty minutes of material recorded with Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, New Jersey (Mike Portnoy, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Number
12 Looks Like You, Russell Allen of Symphony X), Antreassian was able to capture the band’s live dynamics, the band unlocking new potentials only grazed upon before during previous recording sessions. SURGEON will be self-releasing Chemical Reign on May 19th, 2013 digitally and on CD, the massive album undoubtedly something fans of Pharaoh, Atlantean Kodex, Slough Feg and early Iron Maiden should be proud to broadcast."
The track list for "Chemical Reign" is:
1. The Creeple
2. Watching You
3. Deadly Are The Words
5. Chemical Reign
7. Hamburger Factory
8. The Only Constant
Check out live footage of the band playing "Greed" here:
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