Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 12, 2010
Special Ops, the Canadian Heavy Metal band whose video "Pressure" has been receiving wide airplay across the country, is taking their new tour "Through the Heart of the Infidel" on the road with the blessings and support of Rockstar Weekly starting April 28, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.
"Pressure" has been in heavy rotation at major closed circuit outlets in Mall stores like Journey's, Macy's, Nordstrom, Blockbuster Video as well as Hilton Hotels, Disney Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise lines (US and UK Fleet). "Pressure" has also received play from the regional public access programs across America, and now the band is taking it to the next level with this tour.
"Pressure" is an anthem, a song that deals literally what it is to deal with the grind everyday. This song and video is for the people," said guitarist Akbar Johnson. The "Pressure" video won for Best Rock Video at the Toronto TEMA awards.
"Through The Heart of the Infidel" sparks a triumphant return to the road for Special Ops as their bassist Waldo Thornhill was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. Their 2009 tour was cancelled so Thornhill could remain in treatment in Montreal. "This was a life or death choice for me and I want to thank the fans for understanding. I look forward to my return to the stage," said Thornhill. During the down time the band was busy recording in the studio and winning Best Metal Song for "Anger is Creeping" at The New Music Awards.
Special Ops is being presented by Rockstar Weekly, but also is endorsed by K&B Entertainment, Surine Bass, Amiral Guitar, MRP Custom Drums, and NDG Entertainment. The band will be using Shure equipment for the tour.
"Shure is proud to have some of the best recording and live performance equipment on the market, but beyond that we are proud and honored to have a true myriad of talented artists using our products. We are thrilled that Special Ops will be rocking with Shure gear," commented Mark Khoury, Shure Product Manager.
The tour kicks off in Canada but will maintain a killer pace, blazing through 22 States in the US hitting both coasts as well as Southern and Northern States in just over 2 months.
Their new Cd 'through the heart of the Infidel" was produced by award winning Glen Robinson (The Ramones, ACDC, Queensryche) for Thorny Bleeder records and has received rave reviews from the critics:
"Incredible album! It's a dynamic audio attack that is fueled by the deep tones of a solid rhythm unit coupled with a dazzling display of musicality from a number of genres, such as the jazzy interlude within the song 'Amber'. Special Ops 'Through the Heart of an Infidel' is a vibrant and vital album to be added to everyone's playlist, ya gotta check them out live when they storm through your area!- CHUO 89.1 FM - Metal Canvas
"If straight up rock is your thing then Special Ops is a band you should keep in mind. The band's third release is a lesson for any rock band thinking of changing style - rock still reigns supreme." Skunk Magazine
"All in all 'Through The Heart of the Infidel' is a solid album, one that deserves attention from fans of Rock, Metal and all their various subgenres." 8/ 10 - Confront Magazine
"Multi-faceted" is the best term to define Special Ops, because they can do damn near anything they want, and do it well...expert drumming from Clarence Mcgillacutty...."Amber" allows bassist Waldo Thornhill to steal the show during the opening, with his pumping lead." - HardRock Haven
"A band making metal music with all the best elements of contagious rhythm, heavy beats and distorted guitars." - Glasswerk (UK)
"The sonic assault begins right from the first track 'H.M.', a driving piece of metal mayhem that gets your head bangin' and feet stompin." - Fazer Magazine
Management Kimberly Bjorkland, K&B Artists, kimberlybjorkland(at)yahoo(dot)com
Publicity Canada - Jon Asher, Asher Media, ashermedia(at)gmail(dot)com
Publicity USA - Christine Thompson, AMFM Studios LLC, christine(at)amfmstudios(dot)com
Booking - Shameless Promotions leanne.harrison(at)shamelessproms(dot)com
http://www.rockstarweekly.com, Rockstar Weekly
http://www.kbentertainment.com, KB Entertainment
http://www.myspace.com/admiralguitars, Amiral Guitars
http://www.THORNYBLEEDER.com THORNY BLEEDER Records
http://www.mrpdrums.com, MRP The Custom Drum Company
http://www.surinebasses, Surine Basses
http://www.wcsl.org, WestCoast Sound and Lighting
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