Fresh off the release of their newest single and video “Faceless,” New York City’s Martyrd has announced that they will be doing several shows with Metal Church – a band that is often considered to be one of the trailblazers of the thrash metal movement, and responsible for penning such headbanging classics as “Watch the Children Pray.”
“I love Metal Church!” exclaims Martyrd guitarist, Michael Andreas. “Their heavy melodic sound has definitely had a huge influence on me as a musician, and I’m really honored to be able to go out and share the stage with them on this tour.” And as singer Aaron Pollard adds, “F*** yeah! I can’t wait to get on the road again in 2014, what better way to do that than with Metal Church!”
Comprised of singer Pollard, guitarists Michael Andreas and Mike Kitsos, bassist Brian Nichols, and drummer Randall Lee, Martyrd has quickly made a name for themselves on the US east coast. And their last album, 2012’s sophomore effort, ‘The Mortal Coil,’ saw the group on tour with six-string legend Yngwie Malmsteen, while gaining praise from the metal press, including Guitar World Magazine, which proclaimed Martyrd was “A melee of blistering riffs and soaring vocal melodies sure to please fans of both Kreator and Symphony X.”
‘The Mortal Coil’ also reached #14 nationally on the CMJ Loud Rock Charts, while the group also completed their successful “Fall of the Faithful” fall-winter tour; and enjoyed a strong performance of the album’s single, “Pain of Reason.” Additionally, Martyrd has shared the stage with countless renowned heavy metal acts, including Children of Bodom, Black Dahlia Murder, Sonata Arctica, God Forbid, Testament, Death Angel, Ensiferum, and many more.
“‘Faceless’ is my new favorite,” explains Andreas about one of the band’s standout new tracks. “We had so much fun writing, recording, and listening to it. We’ve been writing a ton of new material since we released ‘The Mortal Coil,’ but ‘Faceless’ just sort of came together on its own, very quick. Its no-nonsense – it comes in pounding right off the bat, and then makes a statement with that heavy verse riff. There’s definitely a lot of heaviness, in fact, I think Aaron in particular has never sounded so heavy. But there’s also harmony and melody – that chorus is just asking you to sing along. This song is what Martyrd’s all about; it’s heavy and pounding and aggressive, but also melodic and kind of catchy. It’s just really fun to play and listen to. We can’t wait to take it out on the road and really see our friends and fans get into it!”
Fans can view the music video for Faceless below
To purchase the song, visit iTunes at this link.
And from March 2nd through the 9th, Martyrd will be spreading the word throughout the east coast of the U.S. Don’t dare miss this hard-hitting evening
of metal madness!
CONFIRMED METAL CHURCH/MARTYRD TOUR DATES:
1. 03/02 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
2. 03/04 – St Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
3. 03/05 – JB McGinnes – New Castle, DE
4. 03/06 – Revolution – Amityville, NY
5. 03/07 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
6. 03/08 – Empire – Springfield, VA
7. 03/09 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
Martyrd.com – http://martyrd.com