Canada's melodic thrash metal powerhouse, THREAT SIGNAL, premiere the first single from their long-awaited fourth studio album, "Disconnect", set to be released on November 10th worldwide via Agonia Records. The band's first new song in six years, "Exit The Matrix", is available in the form of a lyric video, at this link:
Since their critically acclaimed debut offering "Under Reprisal" (2006), which won the "Canadian Recording Of The Year Award" at the Hamilton Music Awards, THREAT SIGNAL became internationally recognised as one of the most interesting modern acts in thrash metal. Their latest two installments, the intense "Vigilance" (2009) and reinvented "Threat Signal" (2011), have both met with unrelenting hype, with each generating growing interest within the metal community. Combining the complexity of thrash metal, with a more contemporary groove sound involving technical rhythms and melodic musical passages, the band finally returns with its fourth studio album, "Disconnect".
Founder & vocalist Jon Howard commented: "Well, we made it to album number 4! To say its been a tough ride would be an understatement, but as the shit piles on, we'll keep shovelling that shit off!! So we began writing this album back in 2012, and continued writing over the next 3 years until we were able to hit the studio again. Basically our thought process while writing was to not have an end goal of what the album should sound like. We didn't plan to make a really heavy album, or a melodic album, or take anyone else's input on what we should sound like. We basically just wrote songs with a clear and open mindset until Disconnect grew together. This album ranges from melodic metal, to hard rock, to thrash metal, and even down to a chill acoustic tune, its a roller coaster of a ride while staying true to the Threat Signal sound. You will feel the energy from all of our previous albums plus something new. A big thanks to Agonia records for believing in us and finally getting this album released. Also a HUGE thanks to the fans for sticking with us over the years. I'd like to dedicate our album Disconnect to my fallen friend and former Threat Signal drummer Norm Killeen. May you be jamming with the best of them in the next life!!! Peace and love".
"Disconnect" was recorded and produced by vocalist Jon Howard and lead guitarist Travis Montgomery. Mixing and mastering were done by Mark Lewis (DevilDriver, Whitechapel, Battlecross, Coal Chamber). Artwork for the album was created by Ludovic Cordelieres of Rusalkadesign (Kamelot).
1. Elimination Process
3. Walking Alone
4. Exit The Matrix
5. Falling Apart
8. To Thine Own Self Be True
10. Terminal Madness
11. Eyes Sewn Shut*
*BOX CD exclusive.
- Digipack CD.
- Limited to 500 copies BOX (inc. CD + bonus track, poster, patch and sticker).
- Regular black LP.
- Limited to 150 copies transparent blue/opaque red ("colour in clolour") LP.
PRE-ORDER "Disconnect" at:
A detuned, syncopated, melodic metal machine, THREAT SIGNAL arose from the filthy, industrialized east end of Hamilton Ontario Canada in late 2003. Their debut song "Rational Eyes" hit #1 on the international music website GarageBand.com and maintained that position for over two years. As a result, the young band signed to Nuclear Blast and started intensive touring, having performed with act's such as Children Of Bodom, Soilwork, Motorhead, Saxon, Opeth, Kataklysm, Hatebreed, Epica, Arch Enemy and many more. They've released three albums on Nuclear Blast before parting ways with the label and joining Agonia Records roster. Their last two studio efforts have eneterd the Billboard's Top Heatseekers Chart, at #32 and #26 respectively.
Jon Howard - vocals
Travis Montgomery - guitars
Pat Kavanagh - bass
Matt Perrin - guitars
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