Long Island, NY’s MISERY is seeing excellent reviews of their recent full-length release, Evil is Crowned. New Jersey’s Aquarian Weekly states, “[Misery’s] newest disc, Evil Is Crowned, contains fiery vocals and lyrics from John LoCasto, in addition to strong guitar playing from Corey Schaefer and Duane Conlon.” The magazine describes select songs as having “emotional lyrics and a catchy chorus” and compares John LoCasto’s vocals to that of Anthony Martini of New Jersey’s very own E-Town Concrete. Allmusic.com has also released an impressive review and states, “This is a dense, abrasive, clobbering effort that thrives on crushing brutality, but in their own angry, corrosive way, the Long Islanders can be enjoyably infectious.” Allmusic.com also compares MISERY’s sound to that of metal greats such as Pantera, Sepultura, and Pro-Pain.
MISERY released Evil is Crowned on February 15th, 2011. The album was recorded at Systems 2 Recording Studio in Brooklyn, NY and was mastered at Manhattan’s world-famous Sterling Sound. Production credits on Evil is Crowned go to Joey Z of Life of Agony. The album was released via Super Metal Records.
MISERY is pleased to announce a group of upcoming New York performances this spring. The band is also planning on announcing a few upcoming New Jersey performances as well. Those shows will be announced as they are confirmed. See below for all upcoming dates:
MISERY TOUR DATES:
Manhattan, NY – April 23rd @ Fontana’s
New Hyde Park, NY – May 6th @ Dublin Pub
Brooklyn, NY – May 7th @ The Trash Bar
Brooklyn, NY – June 3rd @ Production Lounge
Formed in the early 90’s, MISERY are known for their powerfully aggressive sound, often being compared to the likes of Pantera and Metallica with an eerie Black Sabbath undertone. MISERY are also recognized for their rigorous touring schedule, including support for large acts such as Napalm Death, Buckcherry and Testament. After hearing MISERY’s 2008 full length release, Fifteen Years of Aggression, producer Joey Z took such a liking to the band that he asked MISERY to support Life of Agony on their Winter 2009 tour. Playing with such an eclectic mix of bands has helped to expose MISERY to a world of new fans! In 2009, MISERY reached the #12 position on the FMQB Metal Radio charts, and currently can be heard on cable music outlets such as Music Choice and DMX. MISERY completed a tour in the fall with DevilDriver, Kittie and Kataklysm.
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