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EXES FOR EYES Announces #TheAluminumProject; Selling New Album For Only $1 “Of Strength and Sorrow”
Canada’s EXES FOR EYES, the musical vision of Dave Sheldon (ex. Man With Target, Annihilator) and the lyrical conception of vocalist and frontman Big James (Stab.Twist.Pull, Endast, Authors) have left their hiatus to bring you a new album “Of Strength and Sorrow” to follow their 2014 album “Tongues Like Figure Eights”.
Back in 2014, the band challenged their fans and the metal community with #ThePlatinumProject to help a fully independent band reach platinum status by selling one million digital copies at only $1. Did the band reach their goal…? Not quite, but they did sell over 16,000 digital copies and encourage an online trend that followed. The promotion was a great experience and brought EXES FOR EYES tons of exposure and attention from the music industry. Fast-forwarding to 2019, with their next album “Of Strength and Sorrow” out as of Tuesday, August 13th, the band is entering the moshpit with a new challenge dubbed #TheAluminumProject. It’s the same concept, selling their new album exclusively for only $1 except with some more twists, which the band goes into further detail in the following video they have put together explaining the concept.
Watch the explanation of #TheAluminumProject here.
“Of Strength and Sorrow” is available for only $1 EXCLUSIVELY at www.ExesForEyes.com.
EXES FOR EYES latest album “Of Strength and Sorrow” has been four years in the making since their previous album. Having shown that they have matured sonically, the new album is darker without abandoning the soundscapes their fans have grown to love with their massive groove. Taking inspiration from composers such as John Williams, Danny Elfman, John Carpenter and Hans Zimmer there are new instrumental layers that add a definitive depth to the album. EXES FOR EYES comments on the writing process behind the massive 65-minute album:
“The writing process took so much out of us this album, so the idea of not releasing a song because ‘it doesn’t sound like the other ones’ didn’t even cross our minds. I feel like we knew we were going to release it ourselves on our terms again, so the idea of a 65-minute album didn’t seem outrageous. You’ll have your favourites the same way we have ours, but these are the songs and we want you to hear all of them. We meant every note and every word.”
1. Build, Work, Dream, Create (2:32)
2. Memories That Last (3:21)
3. The Metal (3:57)
4. Nothing Ever Satisfies (5:09)
5. The Fire Inside My Head (feat. Trey Xavier of In Virtue) (6:40)
6. Set It All On Fire (6:19)
7. The Savage Self (4:48)
8. I Miss My Friends (Too Many Of Them Are Dead) (6:26)
9. Hold On i. You Are Not Alone ii. Stronger Than This (8:33)
10. True Self Reckoning (3:11)
11. Love (feat. Pepe Poliquin of BornBroken) (3:56)
12. Get The Fuck Out Of My Head (3:24)
13. Methuselah (6:44)
Album Length: 1:05:07
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EXES FOR EYES is a project born of an overwhelming amount of mutual respect and admiration between two men. Respect for one another’s work ethic, musical proficiency, stylistic taste and of course, for each other as people.
The concept of blindness, be it willing, involuntary, inherent or otherwise is so foreign and far removed from anything within the realm of experience for these men. However as the process has begun to create this music, it has become apparent how limited one’s own vision can be when staring at the broad side of limitless potential and ambition.
With the musical vision of Dave Sheldon (ex-Man With Target, Annihilator) and the lyrical conception of vocalist and frontman Big James (Endast, Authors) the project is very quickly taking shape into something more than either anticipated. The hope is to see the world of metal in a new light, with EXES FOR EYES.