Hellbent on delivering the highest caliber metal to the masses, GunShyAssassin.com has hooked with Chicago’s TRIALS for the premier of “Blueprints of Metaphor” off the band’s upcoming release, In the Shadow of Swords.
Coming off the heels of their 2011 debut, Witness to the Downfall, In the Shadow of Swords sees the band take their blend of forward-thinking metal and muscular, technical thrash to the next level. Don’t mistake those words for the typical promotional hyperbole either. TRIALS has truly upped the ante where aggression, songwriting and sheer metallic power are concerned.
Check out “Blueprints of Metaphor” at this location.
Tomorrow night (Wednesday, April 17th) members of TRIALS will take part in a release preview / interview on the Rock In Chicago Show. Tune into www.RockInChicago.org tomorrow night at 10 pm CST to listen.
Then on Friday, April 19th, TRIALS will take the stage at The Cobra Lounge in Chicago for the In the Shadow of Swords Record Release Party. AFTERIMAGE, THE BLANK STANDARD and MALICIOUS RESOLVE will also be on the bill.
Visit www.cobralounge.com for tickets and details.
Pre-orders for In the Shadow of Swords are available at: trials.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-shadow-of-swords
In the Shadow of Swords is the first TRIALS recording to feature guitarist Ryan Bruchert (ex-HEWHOCORRUPTS), who joined the band last year. The album will be offered in digital and CD formats. The digital version includes a ripping cover of JUDAS PRIEST’s “Jawbreaker” as a bonus track, while the CD release will feature an additional TRIALS song, “Spirit Leaves” as a bonus. Recording took place at Wall 2 Wall Studios in Chicago and at TRIALS‘ home studio with mixing and mastering courtesy of Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios in Lübeck, Germany. The album’s artwork was done by Chris Angelucci with Mark Sugar & Usha Rajbhandari.
A preview trailer for In the Shadow of Swords has been posted HERE.
Believers in Black
Blueprints of Metaphor
In the Misery Machine
With Only Sorrow Now
All the Promises
Upon this Day
Jawbreaker *(digital release only)
Spirit Leaves ** (CD release only)
Mark Sugar (guitar/vocals)
Ryan Bruchert (guitar)
Usha Rajbhandari (bass)
Adam Kopecky (drums)