DEATHPOINT Premiere New Music Video 'Between The Lines' On Blank TV; New Album Out 'Sinister' + Show Dates
L-R = Brad Gold – Bass | Tom Emmans – Vocals | Tim Ross – Guitars – Photo Credit: Anna SklavosHamilton, ON's hard hitting, heavy riffing melodic groove metal band Deathpoint whom debut at #20 on CMJ Rock Radio charts for their debut album 'Sinister' have teamed up with Blank TV to premiere their new music video 'Between The Lines'.
"The band is very excited to release this video. We had a blast shooting it in that creepy haunted looking house; I swear when the floors creaked there was a ghostly presence watching over us. We had a lot of fun just trying different things with the song and very happy with director Garrett Henry and his creative mind. We can't wait for people to see this video and spread it online. The band also has tour dates coming up and we are anxious to announce, keep your eyes and ears open." comments vocalist Tom Emmans.
To view the video, please visit the following link: http://youtu.be/43mh1Dmputw
Deathpoint signed with Spread The Metal Records in April 2013 for distribution and released their sophomore album “Sinister” on October 1, 2013. The band has been touring Ontario and Quebec aggressively and in early September 2013 the band performed at the Spread The Metal Festival in Toronto with Suffocation and Kittie among many others. Deathpoint will be pushing through Canadian tour dates in 2014, eager to not only experience the vastness of their home country but also do what they love the most –metal.
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Track Listing: Deathpoint – Sinister
1. For Your Eyes Only 05:22
2. Between The Lines 03:53
3. Sinister 04:04
4. Sick, Sick, Sick 04:37
5. Remission 04:58
6. Entitled To Nothing 03:33
7. Condemned To Suffer 05:33
8. Lost Haven 04:19
9. Thirty Stitches 07:06
Feb 7, 2014 – The APK – London, ON – Show Details
Feb 8, 2014 – Canadian Anglo Club – Windsor, ON – Show Details
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About: Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Deathpoint is a melodic groove metal band with a passion for persistence. What started out in bassist Brad Gold’s basement in 2005 when he was barely thirteen years old alongside childhood friend Cameron White on guitar, the band steadily grew into something promising. Drummer Mike Labate was introduced to the band by guitarist David Johnson. David left the band shortly after, leaving the trio of Brad, Cameron and Mike as an instrumental progressive metal band. Searching for a vocalist via Kijiji, Jonnie Barr was the next addition to the line-up. Deathpoint’s first show was in late 2007, and began playing regularly in the local scene. The desire for a second guitarist became apparent for harmonies and rhythms, and Mike Paling stood up to the task. Paling only stayed with the band for a very short period of time before they parted ways, leading to the addition of his replacement, Henry Joldersma – a high school friend of drummer Mike Labate.
Deathpoint released their debut album “Fixation” on May 7th 2010 and immediately began playing more shows alongside bands such as Threat Signal, Quo Vadis, The Agonist, Divine Heresy, and Moonspell. Shortly after “Fixation” was released, Cam White and Deathpoint parted ways due to a difference of priorities; with a very promising career ahead of him, White chose to pursue his education in computer engineering at the University of Waterloo. The band placed an ad on Kijiji once again, this time seeking a guitarist. Tim Ross responded, and it was clear he was man for the job. Brad, Mike, Henry, Jonnie and Tim released the band’s EP “Suffer” in August 2011.
The writing process for “Sinister” began within six months of releasing “Suffer,” and by August 2012 they began recording the new album. Jonnie Barr suffered a vocal cord injury which prevented him from performing and recording vocals, and Deathpoint decided it was time move on in another direction. The split was amicable in nature, as Jonnie was very understanding of the band’s desire to take the next step in driving forward. Jonnie and Deathpoint are still the best of friends; business did not get in the way of their strong brotherly bond. Frantically searching for a new vocalist to appear on the album, Tom Emmans of Odium offered his service for hire. After hearing the instrumental tracks and realizing the potential of what could be in store for Deathpoint, he immediately decided to join full-time.
- 30 -CMJ Top 40 rock radio (USA) debuted at number 20 on June 25, 2013
“These dudes from Canada can rock! Deathpoint, a melodic, metal band from the oh so fine country of Canada really know what they are doing… ”Sinister” is a nine song assault on your eardrums. Heavy guitar riffs, alongside the newly announced singer Tom Emmans’ ghostly growls are the meat and potatoes of this album. To be honest (which of course I always am) it is safe to say that if you are a fan of Killswitch Engage, Five Finger Death Punch and/or Mushroomhead you will enjoy this record.” – Royal Flush Magazine
“With their sophomore album, “Sinister”, they really took this to a new level and give you their special brand of melodic groove metal, the only way they know how: hard, fast, loud and in your face! From the opening track “For Your Eyes Only” all the way up to the climactic end “Thirty Stitches”, you feel every emotion bestowed upon you the way the band intended it. These tracks have subjects that many fans will relate to, lyrics that will adhere themselves to your heart and beats that will keep you moving from start to finish in one way or another. “Sinister”, put simply is an absolute masterpiece.” – New Transcendence
“Hamilton’s DEATHPOINT have their sound nailed here on their second disc, and fans of nu-laden groove metal will most likely find much to munch on here.” – Bravewords
“These guys have a special gift for expertly combining technicality with both intense power and melody. It is as if Fear Factory and Five Finger Death Punch got together and spawned Deathpoint; the dizzying staccato rhythms reminded me of Dino Cazares’ playing and the alternating growling/melodic vocals are reminiscent of Ivan Moody.” – Pure Grain Audio
“On a solid album our picks of the bunch are ‘Remission’; the insanely heavy ‘Lost Haven’ and closer ‘Thirty Stitches’ which lets in a little light; but it really is the heavier stuff where the band excel with ‘Condemned to Suffer’ almost up there with ‘Lost Haven’. On tracks like those you feel like the notes have been driven into you like nails. Great musicianship, interesting lyrics and like we said killer songs might just rank this up with the best Metalcore releases of recent years.” – The Rock Pit
“Sinister is an album that should fall in line with your existing record collection, safely nestled between your favorite Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall records. The band spends a good portion of Sinister flaunting their ability to blur the lines between the heavy and the harmonious, balancing a sheer undeniable technical prowess fueled by a frenzied, blistering and stunning duel guitar attack (guitarists Henry Joldersma and Tim Ross are the highlight of this album) and vocal delivery that flawlessly transitions between lead throated, scorched earth (“Sick, Sick, Sick,” “Condemned To Suffer,” “Lost Haven”) and intensely, powerfully melodic (“Sinister,” “Remission,” “Thirty Stitches”) from frontman Tom Emmans, who is a true diamond in the rough.” – Star Pulse
“With riffage as technically proficient as Fear Factory and a melodic tone in the vein of Flaw, Canadian heavies Deathpoint is an amalgamation of extremes.” – Pop Blerd
“First song “For Your Eyes Only” gets things off to a good start, and Emmans actually sounds like Maynard James Keenan at times. The guitars are good and crunchy, courtesy of Henry Joldersma and Tim Ross, and the rhythm section of Brad Gold on bass/vocals and Mike Labate on drums chugs along nicely.” – Amps And Green Screens
“No filler, just 9 blistering tracks of shear brutality.” – Rock Nightmare
“The guitar riffs are damn memorable and are the trademark of this band.” – Metal Titans