In the ongoing effort to scour the ends of the earth for the best new talent that traditional metal has to offer, Heavy Artillery Records are very proud to announce the signing of Montreal, Quebec-based hard rock trio METALIAN. Since the band’s inception in 2004 METALIAN have recorded two demos and one full-length album, earning themselves a huge buzz throughout the underground but still residing far under the radar of most of the metal world. Now teamed up with Heavy Artillery Records, METALIAN will be bringing their own unique brand of hard rock and heavy metal to the masses with the release of the Rock Solid ep, to be released on December 13th, 2011 as the fourth installment in the label’s “Wax Maniax” demo series. METALIAN frontman Ian Wilson had this to say about the band’s signing:
“We’re really excited to be working with a sick label like Heavy Artillery and are proud to be a part of the Wax Maniacs demo series for December. We’re putting the finishing touches on the new material and looking forward to getting back in the studio to record our full-length album around late spring 2012. As for seeing us live in the near future, we’ll be announcing some Canadian dates for early December followed by some U.S. dates down the east coast soon after.”
Through triumphant dueling guitars, thundering drums, pounding bass, and true falsetto vocals, METALIAN are the living embodiment of the old spirit of metal. Frontman and lead guitarist Ian Wilson’s vocal range brings to mind legends such as Geoff Tate (QUEENSRYCHE), David Wayne (METAL CHURCH) and John Arch (FATE’S WARNING) in their prime. Backed with a powerful rhythm section in the form of drummer Dru Donovan and bassist Andreas Arango, Wilson and co. deliver raw, honest, heavy metal, regularly packing small venues from Toronto to New York with the lucky few in the know. It only takes one listen to know that METALIAN are the real deal, completely devoid of the pretense, fakery and tounge-in-cheek irony that plague many of the young bands who claim to fly the flag of old-school metal these days. Pretenders to the throne beware, the rightful heir has arrived ready for battle!
The “WAX MANIAX DEMO SERIES” is a “hand made” series of EP’s showcasing today’s up and coming metal masters with raw demo and live recordings in extremely limited vinyl and CD pressings. See http://www.heavyartillery.us for more info.
Listen to METALIAN at http://www.myspace.com/