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HOLLOW covernoname 5-23-14Hailing from Montreal, QC, melodic death metal band has amassed quite the portfolio since its conception in 2009. Conquering audiences across Québec and Ontario, has became a household name that has showcased in front of industry giants such as Alex Skolnick (Testament), Blacky and Dan Mongrain (Voivod), Stephane Barbe (Kataklysm) and Mikey Heppner (Priestess).

Their unique look and high-energy stage performances have permitted the band to take part in concerts and events such as Heavy MTL and Trois-Rivières Metalfest along with supporting acts such as VOÏVOD, SUFFOCATION, SWORD, JUNGLE ROT, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, BLACKGUARD, THE AGONIST, BEYOND CREATION, MARDUK, 1349, TYR, ORPHANED LAND, KEEP OF KALESSIN, SUIDAKRA, PSYCROPTIC, ABORTED, PATHOLOGY, AUGURY, etc.

Their first release, “Cynoptic Eschaton EP”, was released in 2010 to critical appraise from fans and media, securing them many shows and a short tour supporting Norwegian act EINHERJER during their first Canadian tour “Dragons Over Vinland”. In the following months, the band entered the studio to record their long-awaited first full-length entitled “”.

The album features a unique analogue approach towards extreme metal: recorded without the use of any triggers, midi or copy/paste editing, the album features true-to-life performances that bring a breath of fresh air into an over-compressed and digital world. “” was produced at Uplift Studios by Kevin Jardine (Slaves on Dope) and co-produced by Dan Lauzon (Entropy) and .

ARE:

Snow – Bass
Cadaver – Guitar
Mott – Vocals
Blaac – Drums

Shared Stage with:
VOÏVOD, SUFFOCATION, SWORD, JUNGLE ROT, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, BLACKGUARD, THE AGONIST, BEYOND CREATION, MARDUK, 1349, TYR, ORPHANED LAND, KEEP OF KALESSIN, SUIDAKRA, PSYCROPTIC, ABORTED, PATHOLOGY, AUGURY, EINHERJER, CRIMSON SHADOWS, OPRHANED LAND

Festivals:
Heavy MTL
Trois Rivieres Metal Fest

Artist Endorsements:
NOMADES Bass Cabs (http://www.arsenalmusical.com/)

“Clad in black and painted in ghostly, skeletal white and gray, Montreal’s Hollow is one of North America’s most deceptively original and subversive underground metal acts today. Exploiting the surface aesthetics of black metal, the band surprises with an abundance of musical diversity and depth.” – Metal Underground

“A primer on how extreme metal ought to sound: adventurous, expansive, daring, and heroic.” – Metal Underground

par Hollow. Opus quintessencié annonçant un départ en force pour la formation de Montréal. Voilà ce que dégage le nouvel album de Hollow. Les douze pistes de cet enregistrement forment un tout et entraînent l’auditeur dans un univers à la fois sombre et fascinant. Ce premier album complet était fort anticipé et vaut son pesant d’or…. Que se soit la justesse, la production, la composition, l’ambiance générale, chacun peut y trouver son petit bonheur (pas trop, il faut rester grim) avec . Avec une base et un nom très solides, Hollow fait déjà ses preuves et sait montrer qu’il ne peut que continuer d’évoluer pour le mieux. Procurez-vous l’album et allez voir une performance live du groupe; vous n’allez pas vouloir arrêter de les encourager!” – Musik Universe

“Hollow nous donne ici un album complet, très ambiancé, progressif, heavy et lourd mais à la fois mélodique et complexe. Pour un première album, Hollow a mis la barre haute, voire même très haute, que ça sois du côté des ambiances ou des cœurs éparpiller ici et là dans toute les pièces de l’album ou bien de tous les instruments réunis, on as le droit ici a des compositions de haute qualité.” – Quebec Metal

“Orchestration majestueuse. Un piano nous proposant une belle déferlante de notes. Riff heavy speed et voix alternant le death et le black comme si Fleshgod Apocalypse avait laissé une trace de souffre de son passage sur le nouveau continent. Break orchestral et solo de guitare très technique et rapide. Ca décoiffe !” – Muzik Injection

Mordrake – Track Listing:
1. Lament Configuration (5:02)
2. Cryptic Howling (4:13)
3. A New Life (5:32)
4. Landscape (4:47)
5. Iscariot (4:29)
6. Sunriser (4:21)
7. Vlad (3:23)
8. Anomie (3:59)
9. Snow (6:54)
10. Birth (4:45)
11. Hate (4:50)
12. Death (4:51)

Total Length: (52:53)

Album Credits:
• All songs performed by: Hollow
• All songs written by: Hollow
• Produced by: Kevin Jardine, Dan Lauzon & Hollow
• Mixed by: Kevin Jardine
• Mastered by: Kevin Jardine
• Album Cover created by Malcolm Garn
• Album Design by Eddy Levitsky

Music Video – Landscape – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s7DCmwXkI8

Lyric Video – Iscariot – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPajBXzmDgc

Song Stream – Hate – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_GFh5woSAM

Live Video – Snow – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GgOkD13DvQ

Live Video – Sunriser – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEG11ctSK_U

Live Video – Heavy MTL 2012 – Vlad – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTNWLIJcNIY

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