Saturday, January 30, 2016


Ride Forth
Prosthetic Records
release: 8 January 2016
The L.A. kings of shredding virtuosity return for another victorious crusade. Once again Exmortus, the great one, brings its gongshow in all its glory. The combination of neoclassical guitar + power/thrash tempos + growled vocals is as sharp as ever. If things turn out right for them, this album should raise their profile higher and more people will know the name. Listen to this music and very quickly you will hear the precision and the quality instrumentation. The music rejoices with neoclassical shredding and the spirit of neoclassical metal in general. The 2014 album was called “Slave to the Sword” and it was a very good album for the audiences looking for excellent musicianship. I have been listening to this new one that will be out in January 2016: the band’s dedication to the craft shines through mightily again. It’s refreshing to hear a metal band so devoted to mastering its art. The guitar playing is something to be heard. At times the band is melodic, at times the speed of the shredding is dazzling, it always sounds awesome. The standard that the band has set for itself gives great results, and the listener wins. The public into serious guitar and headbanging tunes will find many, many positives here. Highly recommended to metal audiences that want, that demand, that seek skill, hard work and high standards of quality.
(They started young!)
ON TOUR: EXMORTUS will hit the road in early 2016 alongside Enforcer, Warbringer and Cauldron.
1/31 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven *
2/1 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre *
2/2 San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside *
2/3 West Hollywood, CA - Whisky a Go Go *
2/4 San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick *
2/5 Tempe, AZ - Club Red *
2/6 Las Vegas, NV - LVCS *
2/7 Reno, NV - PB&Js *
2/8 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue *
2/9 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater *
2/10 Merriam, KS - Aftershock *
2/11 Austin, TX - Sidewinder *
2/12 San Antonio, TX - Korova *
2/13 Houston, TX - Scout Bar *
2/14 Dallas, TX - Trees *
2/15 New Orleans, LA - Siberia *
2/16 Tampa, FL - Orpheum *
2/17 Orlando, FL - The Haven *
2/18 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade *
2/19 Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub *
2/20 Richmond, VA - Canal Club *
* with Enforcer, Warbringer & Cauldron

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