Hells Headbangers signs ChainbreakerThursday, January 18, 2018 8:47 AM PT / 1,381 views
Official press press: Today, Hells Headbangers announces the signing of Canada's Chainbreaker. The first fruit of this union shall be the band's highly anticipated debut album, Lethal Desire, which is slated for international release later this spring/summer. The band features Cauldron's Ian Chains on guitar, and the quartet suitably specialize in lean 'n' mean speed metal that pays respects to their '80s Canadian forebears like Razor, Sacrifice, Piledriver, and Slaughter whilst honorably adding to that classic canon. Chainbreaker formed sometime in the frigid depths of 2013. The band began as a three-piece in Al Chambers' garage, with Al taking care of vocal duties and drums, Ian Chains on guitar, and band friend Craig Rose on bass. Initially, the band was just an excuse to cope with winter by get hammered and playing Razor songs. Eventually, a solid lineup came together (Rob Ouellette on vocals, Curtis Faux on bass) and the 'Constant Graving' demo tape was released in early 2014 to coincide with the band's debut gig at the now-defunct Izakaya Sushi Bar. A handful of shows were played in Eastern Canada in support of the tape, as well as a brief US tour with now-labelmates BAT in the summer. The following year, three songs were recorded for the Enslave Your Masters 7" single that has yet to be released, but has since been made available online. In the spring of 2017, the debut full length Lethal Desire was recorded at Lincoln County Social Club (Cauldron's main recording haunt) in Toronto, and was mixed and mastered by Toxic Holocaust frontman Joel Grind. It's also the first Chainbreaker recording to feature new bassist Phil Zeller (Rammer/Toxic Holocaust) and will be the first release for the band on Hells Headbangers. "We're chuffed to finally announce our signing to Hells Headbangers," says Ian Chains. "It's quite an obvious fit for us, and we'll be in good company with our comrades in BAT, Midnight, Shitfucker, etc. 2018 is the year of broken chains!" Release date, cover art, tracklisting, and preorder info to be announced shortly.
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