FINAL TRIGGER New Album In Stores Next Week

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Final Trigger is a band that comes along once in a lifetime. As the innovators of “Skrap-Metal”, their music combines high-energy metal with a hip-hop feel. The band creates a unique sound and a sick vibe, with vocal hooks and anthem choruses that are un-deniable to any listener.

Final Trigger’s story begins on ‘The Block’, nestled deep in Toronto’s urban jungle. Crime and poverty stricken, amongst a haven of thugs and deadbeats, four musically talented characters cross paths.

The spark of a lighter in a dark alley, smoking joints over the talk of escape and rebellion. A dream of a better life, where money/weed/bitches are a plenty. Free-styling with homies, rolling dirty, and dropping out of school to jam and pursue music. Most of all: a pact that would bind each member to a common cause, and entwine their fates forever. These are the fundamentals on which Final Trigger was born, and would lead it to become what it is today.

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Final Trigger (pictured from left to right): JJ (Drums), Profit G (DJ/Vocals/Keys), J-Roc (Vocals/Guitar), Skitzo Da Clown (Hypeman), Fazio (Bass/Vocals)

The Four Horsemen:

Lead Vocalist/Guitarist J-Roc provides the guitar-driven structures and shredding guitar solos with a tone reminiscent of Dimebag Darrell and Dave Mustaine. All while ripping vocal screams that would rival a Frankenstein of Lamb Of God, Snot and Hed PE.

Bass-man/Vocalist Fazio brings an equally heavy but funky vibe. He plays with a rock-solid presence and slap-bass style, with influences of Cliff Burton and Marcus Miller combined. Not to mention the ability to free-style vocally as if James Brown joined the Wu Tang Clan.

DJ/Vocalist Profit brings the smooth hip-hop vibe to the music, spitting savvy rhymes with old-school swagger, and tasteful keys and scratches.

Drummer extraordinaire JJ Tartaglia contributes the backbone beats and rhythms with a metal/funk style to get the groove just right. Blazing double kicks, sky-high cymbals, and a visual style unlike you’ve ever seen.

These players are the magical combination that makes Final Trigger an all-star line-up, and 2nd to none. The band believes hard in their music, and are proud to live their lyrics and image.

In 2009, Final Trigger released Skrap Metal (Boonsdale Records), mixed by Jagori Tanna of I Mother Earth. The release received critical acclaim in Canada & USA, charting on college radio, and the single Start A Moshpit receiving regular video rotation on Much Loud. Their CD release party in Toronto sold out the Opera House of 1,300 capacity.

Since then, Final Trigger toured as direct support for Mushroomhead across the USA, and shared the stage with Suicidal Tendencies, Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest The Hero, Baptized In Blood, Hail The Villain, Threat Signal, Slaves On Dope, Agent Orange, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Boondox and more.

Skrap Metal Volume II mixed by David Bottrill (Tool/Mudvayne/Stone Sour/Godsmack) is due for a summer 2013 release.

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Available now on iTunes, in stores July 9

Discography:

2013 – Skrap Metal Vol. II (Boonsdale Records)

2009 – Skrap Metal (Boonsdale Records)

Artist Endorsements:

JJ Tartaglia endorses Pearl Drums and Ahead Drumsticks.

http://www.eriksonmusic.com/pearl-artists/

http://www.bigbangdist.com/jj_tartaglia.htm

Music Placements:

Final Trigger & Kokanee CrankWorx 2009 – http://youtu.be/UO4nMCMLPNc

MACHINE HEAD Announce New Bassist

It is with great pride and excitement that Machine Head announce Jared MacEachern as their new bass player.  Jared has already begun rehearsals for the upcoming Rockstar Mayhem U.S. summer festival tour and will soon relocate from North Carolina to Northern California to begin pre-production for Machine Head’s upcoming 8th studio release.

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MacEachern auditioning for Machine Head

Some fans might remember MacEachern from 2007’s The Black Tyranny Tour, playing with his previous band Sanctity.  Machine Head, challenged to find a fill-in bass player for the North American tour after an injury sidelined their then-4-stringer, also found themselves in need of someone to sing harmony with singer/guitarist Robb Flynn.

Flynn remembers, “We had locked in Brandon Sigmund of local boys Hostility to play bass on that tour, but we soon realized we’d need someone to hit the high harmonies. Our A&R guy Monte Conner recommended Jared since he was already on the tour, and that ended up being a great call.  Jared flew out a few days before the tour and rehearsed with us and did great. What was most impressive about the whole thing was that he was doing double duty – opening for Machine Head with his band at the time Sanctity, and then later singing with us. He would stay sober until after our set, and often get in the van and drive all night. His seriousness and dedication was awesome to see and it stuck with us.”

Earlier this year, Machine Head conducted an extensive search for candidates through various channels, the most fruitful of which proved to be video submissions. Sifting through more than 400 videos, the band personally reviewed and evaluated everyone’s performances, including MacEachern, who made the short list without a second thought. image002

Lead guitarist Phil Demmel recalls, “There were dozens of amazing players, and it was interesting to watch each one take on our tunes. One of our biggest criteria for this gig was to be able to sing the high harmonies. That was our litmus test. And Jared passed with flying colors.”

After reviewing all of the submissions, the band narrowed down the 400+ candidates to a short list of 7, each of whom took a trip to Oakland to perform a handful of songs in person and spend the day hanging with the band.

Remembers Drummer Dave McClain, “Jared came in to the audition and just killed it!  Besides being able to nail the bass and vocal harmonies, he also had the vibe and personality to make it feel like we were a BAND again. It was a great feeling and we all knew he was the guy.”

MacEachern first picked up concert bass at 12 and around the same time, discovered metal.

Jared recalls, “I heard the song Unforgiven and really liked it. The next day my friend gave me Kill ‘Em All and it was over. I became completely enamored with all the metal bands of that time; Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Pantera, but when it came to bass, it was all about Cliff Burton, he was, and is my dude.”

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Jared’s Audition Videos:

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With a brief stint at the Brevard School for Music Performance, Jared consistently played bass for the past 22 years, most notably in Sanctity, where oddly enough, the band needed a guitar player.

“That was purely out of necessity” he explains, “I’d been a bass player, but that gig opened up and I gave it a shot on the 6-stringer.”

Sanctity Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctity_(band)

Beneath The Machine

After extensive global touring with Sanctity and the birth of his daughter in 2007, the band’s release from their label ignited Jared’s sense of responsibility and he quit the band to focus on her.  But music stayed a part of his life and he continued to jam locally throughout the south with death metal bands From A Dig and Telic, until he saw Machine Head were in need and thought he’d try out.

Frontman Robb Flynn reflects, “We really wanted a guy that was hungry for this, someone who could live and breathe this with us. Dave would joke around that we didn’t want to get someone too green that’d be like ‘oh my god, is this a dressing room?!’, but we also didn’t want someone who was too jaded by the whole thing and ‘been there done that’. We thought the perfect guy would be someone who’d paid some dues, who had done 9 or 10 crummy van tours, and wasn’t broken by that, but inspired to keep going and play music, and in many ways that was Jared. I mean hell, the guy’s only rode in a bus for two nights, one of which was with us! It brings a really cool level of appreciation to the table, and it shows where his heart’s at”

Jared enthuses, “I’m ready to get to work!  This tour is going to kick ass and the new tunes are heavy as shit! I’m SO looking forward to making good music with good dudes!”