Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Red Chord on tour for release out July 24

New England’s own death-grind powerhouse The Red Chord delivers a brutal new record!!! The album, titled Prey For Eyes, was recorded at New Jersey’s Trax East with producer Eric Rachel (Atreyu, Every Time I Die). The Red Chord is preparing for a tour with Between the Buried and Me, Cephalic Carnage, and The End in July and August to support the release of their new record.

The Red Chord also have a featured spot on the Metal Blade Records 25th Anniversary Tour!! The tour marks The Red Chord’s first full US tour in support of their upcoming release, Prey for Eyes, out July 24th. Vocalist Guy Kozowyk had this to say about the Metal Blade 25th Anniversary Tour: “Metal Blade Records has been the forerunner of releasing heavy music for the past twenty five years. It is an honor and a pleasure to be part of this tour commemorating over a quarter century of their devotion to metal. A big thanks to Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder and everyone at Metal Blade for having us along for this amazing ride.”

A sprawling enigma, the Prey For Eyes traverses nightmarish soundscapes with mind-bending time changes, gnashing guitars and schizophrenic vocals. Guitarist Mike “Gunface” Mckenzie couples bludgeoning riffs with haunting chord passages. Brad Fickeisen furiously propels the tracks with demonic double bass drumming as Greg Weeks bolts down a rhythmic freight train.

“We feel really great about the writing process for this album. We’re very proud of it. It’s as close to a defining Red Chord record as we’ve ever come,” says Kozowyk.

The title, Prey For Eyes, was inspired by an experience Kozowyk’s brother, a prison guard, had with an inmate. “The prisoner won't talk and gets into this dialogue via a notepad. After documenting that he can no longer talk because the devil removed his tongue, my brother checks the con’s mouth with his flashlight. When he tells him that his tongue is definitely intact, the inmate replies with the cryptic message “Pray for Eyes.”

Prey For Eyes is The Red Chord’s third full-length album and promises to be their most brutal offering yet!! The confirmed track list is as follows:
1. Film Critiques and Militia Men
2. Dread Prevailed
3. It Runs In The Family
4. Send The Death Storm
5. Pray For Eyes
6. Responsibles
7. Midas Touch
8. Tread On The Necks Of Kings
9. It Came From Over There
10. Intelligence Has Been Compromised
11. Open Eyed Beast Attack
12. Birdbath
13. Bone Needle
14. Seminar

To celebrate, the heavy metal journeymen have booked themselves a busy summer bringing their ‘must see’ show to fans across America. Prey For Eyes hits the masses on July 24!!

The Red Chord on tour w/Between the Buried and Me, Cephalic Carnage, and The End:
7/27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
7/28 – Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Icon
7/29 – Hamilton, ON – Underground
7/30 – St. Catherine, ON – L3
7/31 – London, ON – Call The Office
8/01 – Ottowa, ON – Babylon
8/02 – Quebec City, Quebec – Anti
8/03 – Portland, ME – The Station
8/04 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
8/05 – Troy, NY – Revolution Hall
8/07 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
8/08 – Covington, KY – Mad Hatter
8/09 – Huntington, WV – Monkey Bar
8/10 – Richmond, VA – Alley Katz
8/11 – Wilmington, NC – Soapbox

COMING IN SEPTEMBER!!! Metal Blade 25th Anniversary Tour!!!!
The Red Chord, Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Absence, PLUS 1 Guest TBA

9/06 New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
9/07 Houston, TX - Meridian
9/08 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
9/09 Ft. Worth, TX - The Rockyard
9/11 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
9/12 Scottsdale, AZ - Venue of Scottsdale
9/13 Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
9/14 West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
9/15 San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
9/16 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
9/17 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
9/18 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
9/19 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
9/20 Vancouver, BC - Croatian Cultural Centre
9/24 Regina, SK - The Distrikt
9/25 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
9/26 St. Paul, MN - Station 4
9/28 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
9/29 Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theatre
9/30 Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
10/02 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
10/03 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/04 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
10/05 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
10/06 Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
10/07 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
10/09 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
10/10 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/11 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues

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