Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Local metal outfit set to release debut album later this month.
We're pleased to announce that Year of the Sun Records has signed Guelph metal outfit Wakeless. The band's debut album "Desolation Diaries" is slated for release on Tuesday November 27, 2012. The first single from the new album is now available through bandcamp at the following link: http://yearofthesun.bandcamp.com/album/wakeless-desolation-diaries Wakeless combine their heavy metal roots with a southern rock approach, an atmospheric element and a touch of 90’s alternative. Even though their sound is tough to categorize into one particular genre or sub genre, the ba...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Hanover Ontario favorites return with blistering new album, video, and tour.
Odium released their hotly anticipated sophomore album today on iTunes, Bandcamp, and where good music is sold. The follow up release to 2009's "At The Bottom," the band's new release "Burning the Bridges To Nowhere," was once again produced by Greg Dawson and features the singles "Insomnia" and "No Way Out." Tour information and details regarding the band's third video will follow shortly. Make sure you get this one, it is definitely worth your time.
Monday, April 25, 2011
New Album Mixed and Mastered By Jens Bogren. To Be Released This Spring.
European metal outfit NAMI has signed with Year of the Sun Records for the release of their new album “Fragile Alignments” in North America this spring. The album will also be released by Kaiowas Records in Spain and Season of Mist/Klonosphere in France. NAMI’s complex sound is often compared to Opeth, Meshuggah, and Gojira. Year of the Sun Records has made some of the band’s new songs available for streaming and download at the following location: http://yearofthesun.bandcamp.com/album/nami-fragile-alignments “Ever since Year of the Sun contacted us, we h...
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
East Coast Company Works Out Agreement With Southern Ontario's Most Independent Label
We’re super excited to announce that Year of the Sun Records has formed a brand new working partnership with Nova Scotia’s Red Tentacle Music Solutions. Red Tentacle is the brain child of Josh Hogan and Hassan King, two paramount figures in the East Coast independent music community and we’re honored to be working alongside them on a variety of upcoming projects. “We have been fans of the music that Year of the Sun has put out for years and are very excited to be working together on their upcoming releases,” states Red Tentacle’s Hassan King. “Th...
Monday, January 24, 2011
New Project Featuring Vocalist Of Endast Preparing Debut Record
Exes For Eyes, the new project featuring vocalist "Big" James Arsenian from Endast and Dave Sheldon, former bassist of Annihilator and Man With Target, have signed with Year Of The Sun Records for the release of their upcoming debut album "The Amsler Grid.” The band is currently streaming new material online at http://www.myspace.com/exesforeyesmusic [link] with their new full length record set to drop this spring. "We've been eager to have the album released for some time now, so to finally have it see the light of day is exciting," commented fro...
Monday, January 24, 2011
"The Great White North" Dropping In Stores This March
As promised, the hotly anticipated full length record from Thunder Bay’s Norris will be dropping this spring on Year of the Sun Records. Entitled “The Great White North,” the full length album will be Norris’ follow up to their hugely successful “Bonecrusher” EP, and will be available on I-tunes and where good music is sold on Tuesday March 22, 2011. Featuring the lead off singles “Jesus Heist” and “The De-Evolution of Music,” the new record was produced by Sean Skillen and mastered by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, What&r...
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Thunder Bay metal quintet prepare new full length album for label debut
Thunder Bay Ontario’s Norris has officially signed with Year of the Sun Records for the release of their upcoming new album. "After years of going it alone in the Canadian music scene, Norris is looking forward to working with a label that is excited about our music as we are. It feels good to have the backing of a label that has been in the game for eight years and has staff that consists of individuals who have been in bands that play heavy music and who understand what it's like to make sacrifices to pursue something you love and believe in," commented Norris drummer...
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Exclusive deal will see entire Year of the Sun cataloge distributed in the United States
Year of the Sun Records has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Relapse Records. The deal will see all of Year of the Sun’s releases being distributed in the United States while also making the label’s product available through Relapse’s online store at: Relapse Records On-Line Store "We take pride in working with forward-thinking labels, and all it takes is one listen to any of the bands on Year Of The Sun's roster to show why Relapse Records is pleased to work with them,” commented Brian O'Neil from Relapse Records. “We anticipate our relation...
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Features Neuraxis, Derelict, The Last Felony, Starring Janet Leigh, Odium, and more.
We're pleased to announce that Year of the Sun Records has partnered with Galy Records, Diminished Fifth Records, and CDN Records for the release of "The True North Loud and Free" digital album. The free 16 track compilation features some of Canada's best underground metal acts from some of Canada's strongest metal labels. The compilation will be offered as a free download on Tuesday May 11th, 2010. “The Truth North Loud and Free” features cuts from The Last Felony, Derelict, Bloodshoteye, Rusted Dawn, and Odium as well as a live Neuraxis track, the previously unre...
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Band releases info on 27 date trek from Montreal to Vancouver
Derelict has released all of the information regarding their new "Northern Shores" Canadaian tour. The 27 date trek across Canada will see the band travel from their home town of Montreal all the way out to British Columbia and back during the months of May and June. Derelict has been tearing up the Canadian college radio charts for the last few weeks while their video for their single "Machete" has been racking up the plays on YouTube. Bottom line, you need to see this band live if you haven't already and while you're at it, check out their video below. To find out whe...
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Hometown Beatdown show to feature Misguided Aggression, Odium, Drudgery, and more
We're pleased to announce our 8th year anniversary show which will be happening on Friday April 23rd, 2010 at Club Vinyl in Guelph Ontario. The show will feature sets by Misguided Aggression, Odium, Drudgery in addition to some very special performances from our friends in Time The Destroyer and The Geneva Project. There will be some super awesome merch deals as well as a very special announcement regarding the future of the label. Admission is only $8.00 at the door and you'll even get a free CD from Year of the Sun's back catalog as an extra special thank you to our fans and supporters. So,...
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Montreal Band Captures Top Spot After Weeks of Solid Airplay
After a few solid weeks on the campus radio Loud charts, Derelict has taken over the top spot on Earshot for the week of March 23rd. Thanks so much for requesting the band's current album, "Unspoken Words" and make sure you keep letting your local campus radio station know that you love listening to metal.
Monday, February 15, 2010
New Website Improves Connectivity Between Your Bands And Our Fans
We're pleased to to announce the relaunching of the new and improved yearofthesun.com. Big thanks to our web designer Brian Weed to help us get this new on-line incarnation of the label. Bands and fans alike will get access to our entire video library (including some extra surprises) as well as all of our bios from both our past and present roster. There's lots to check out so feel free to snoop around and check out what Canada's most independent record label is all about.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Donovan Mason Currently in Stable Condition After H1N1 Fight
On January 23, 2010, vocalist/bassist Donavan "Demon" Mason of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada metallers CRADLE TO GRAVE was rushed to Vancouver's UBC Hospital after he was unresponsive to his family attempting to wake him up. Mason is blind and suffers from advanced diabetes, which can cause his immune system to shut down periodically. His family and bandmates suspected that he was just battling a bad case of the flu, but upon arrival at the hospital doctors diagnosed Mason with a severe case of the H1N1 virus. The medical staff at UBC Hospital were able to bring Mason ba...
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Band Performing as Part of Massive Valentine's Day Show
Montreal based Derelict have been added as direct support to Quebec metal legends Martyr’s upcoming show February 14th, 2010 at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec. Derelict is currently touring in support of their recently released new album 'Unspoken Words', which was released by Year of the Sun Records. "We couldn't be happier about playing with Martyr! They are one of our main influences, in terms of songwriting, technicality, stage presence and their all around live show,” commented Derelict’s Eric Burnet. “Martyr not only raised the bar for...