Vancouver's Titan's Eve impressed this hack a couple years back with the streamlined and melodic mixture of thrash and traditional metal of their The Divine Equal self-released debut. I hadn't heard much from or about the band since the album was made publicly available, probably because I wasn't paying attention, as usual, but word has come down the promotional pipeline that the quartet is on the eve of album number two, Life Apocalypse, which is set for release on July 13th. The band has got in touch with us, with their new single, "Destined to Die," in the starting blocksm offering it up for your ear holes. Here's what the band themselves have to say about the tune: ''Destined to Die" is the track we feel really introduces our album's theme of a personal apocalypse on a broad scale. It's about a person's everyday struggle with life challenges and how in the end we die no matter how hard we fight to live. Death is the storm we can't see, but our wanting to triumph over challenges despite the inevitable end is what makes us real.' says vocalist / guitarist Brian Gamblin. Check it out:
Also check out snippets of all the album's songs from a video the band posted on YouTube:
Additionally, Titan's Eve has announced they will be on tour with Anvil - the very reason I found myself walking around the Maryland Death Fest last month, apologising to various Americans on behalf of my home nation - this summer and are offering a free T-shirt with every pre-order of the album via their bandcamp, at this location.
Here are the tour dates: Titans Eve w/ ANVIL: July 30, 2012 - The Exchange - Regina, SK w/ ANVIL + guests July 31, 2012 - The Odeon - Saskatoon, SK w/ ANVIL, Untimely Demise, Lavagoat, Agony Spawn, Caym August 1, 2012 - The Scott Block - Red Deer, AB w/ ANVIL, Day One August 2, 2012 - The Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB w/ ANVIL + guests August 3, 2012 - The Distillery - Calgary, AB w/ ANVIL + guests August 4, 2012 - The Sapphire Lounge - Kelowna, BC w/ ANVIL August 5, 2012 - The Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC w/ ANVIL, Skullhammer, Dead Asylum
Photo credit: Shimon Karmel