MESSIAHVORE have released their crushing self-titled album via Coffin & Bolt / Golden Robot Records
Hailing from Denver, Colorado MESSIAHVORE have released their crushing self-titled album via Coffin & Bolt / Golden Robot Records. To celebrate the release, the band have also released a new video clip for the track ‘Cult Worship’.
‘’After such a heavyweight offering, it’s a short and sharp burst of groove with ‘Blood and Guts’. Before ‘Consume You’, ‘Lightweight’ and ‘The Last Word’ has Messiahvore racing to the end with all their heavy metal might. Might that comes crashing down the skull but leaves a big old grin on the face. They’ve done a top job here.’’ Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
MESSIAHVORE‘s first album release features 9 tracks. All the music was recorded live in-studio and then the vocals and some extras added after the fact. We were stoked to have tracked all in the same room with one another and bring the music with the natural energy, feedback and volume of our live performances.
The recording was done in Denver in our own commercially-run studio known as “The Crash Pad” Bart, the guitarist and singer engineered the recording. We simply set up and test tracked, locked in the tones and let it rip. The results speak for themselves. We are proud of our first effort and are looking forward to sharing it with all the heavy music fans of the world.
Lots of density on this debut release. Thick guitars and bass combined with saturated vocals. Catchy hooks but not overly commercial. ‘The Last Word’ is an epic instrumental that supplies an ambient vibe for days. ‘Betrothed’ hits hard and is either about overbearing control or Vampires. You can make the call. ‘Cult Worship’ is one of our favourites and ‘Doublecross’ starts out with some Sabbath vibe then moves into desert rock territory. MESSIAHVORE mixes elements of groove metal, doom, stoner rock and a bit of industrial to complete the sound.
ABOUT MESSIAHVORE MESSIAHVORE were only formed in Mid-2018. However, collectively members have been working the Denver scene for years. Bart McCroreyStarted out in the punk rock outfit St James Gate then joined the local skate rock favourite Frontside Five. Bart played lead guitar and co-fronted the band for a 10-year stent. Jenn began playing bass when asked to join The Blackouts in 2008. The all-female hard rock band that still plays in Denver today. Jenn and Bart asked long-time friend Bailey Cecil to play drums for them. Bailey had a strong background in the stoner and doom scene in the area hailing from fronting Bronze on guitar and drumming in Core of the Earth.Kevin Disney was the first and only guitarist the band tried out. They knew him from a band called The Worth. Kevin supplies an excellent amount of weird mixed with sonic knowhow.
The intent of MESSIAHVORE was to play heavy groove intensive rock that draws from their favourite stoner, doom, and whatever else that is sonically pleasing to them.
It was a fast start for the band, opening for Fu Manchu, Sasquatch, Nebula, Daikaiju and were slated to play with Lord Dying then the COVID hit the states. You know the rest of that story. This led to them buckling down and writing a seven-song EP. The band signed to Coffin & Bolt Records which is incorporated with the international mainstay Golden Robot Records.
New drummer Brokk Dagaz and Bart met while recording a band at Bart’s studio The Crash Pad. After working with Brokk, Bart took note and tapped him for a collaboration project called The Bloodaxe released in 2018 that featured Bart on most all the strings and Brokk on drums. The collaboration part was 14 of Colorado’s aggressive vocalist writing and performing on the release. After this venture, it was clear that Brokk would be hit up in the future and fortunately, he was available and willing to step in.
Brokk comes from a Philadelphia death metal band Nefarious. The dude has chops for days and easily adapted to MESSIAHVORE’s driving style. He has a great feel and grooves the shit out of the riffs. A fan of classic metal and an open mind to music, much like the rest of the band, he was the perfect fit to solidify the line-up.