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| 7 September 2012 | Reply

Metal supergroup AxeWound are set to release their debut album Vultures
on October 5TH via Sony Music Australia.  The album release will be
preceded by the single Cold on September 21st, coinciding with a UK

AxeWound's pedigree is inarguably first class - since they feature
guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck from Bullet For My Valentine and singer
Liam Cormier of Canadian hardcore bruisers Cancer Bats, prime movers
both in two of the most exciting bands to have emerged onto the metal
scene in recent years. The line-up is completed by drummer
extraordinaire Jason Bowld (Pitchshifter), guitarist Mike Kingswood
(Glamour Of The Kill) and ex-Rise To Remain bassist Joe Copcutt. 

The Vultures album was recorded in Cardiff at the start of this year,
regular Bullet For My Valentine collaborator Martin 'Ginge' Ford
engineering the sessions. From the outset, the aim was to work quickly
and instinctively. In the event, they recorded 10 songs in 10 frenetic

"It was very intense, very demanding but that's how we wanted it to be,"
reasons Tuck. "No pre-writing, no rehearsing... just booking a studio
and going in and doing a song a day. We wanted to capture something that
happened right there and then."

Says Cormier: "The record is great because it's been made by a bunch of
friends who are just enjoying themselves playing together and doing
something that's different to what they normally do."

By any measure Vultures is a terrific debut. It is, as was intended, a
thoroughly uncompromising beast: standout songs Burn Alive and the title
track being driven by venomous riffs, the former in particular echoing
the sort of thrilling assault administered by the likes of Slayer and
Sepultura in their pomp. Yet Tuck's melodic gifts are in ready supply
too on hulking tunes like ExoChrist and the epic Collide.

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