EVIL UNITED — the Austin/San Antonio, Texas-based band featuring Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER, DANGEROUS TOYS, BROKEN TEETH) on vocals, a double guitar assault of T.C. Connally (PB/DC, CULT TO FOLLOW) and John Valenzuela (PB/DC, URIAL) as well as the brutal rhythm section of Don Van Stavern (RIOT, S.A. SLAYER) on bass and "Shakes" West (MURDERDOLLS, NEUROTICA, SEBASTIAN BACH) on drums — will release its sophomore full-length studio album, "Honored By Fire", on August 12. The CD will be distributed in North America and Europe through MVD Entertainment Group.
Says the group: "Our second release brings us closer to were we want to be as a band. The production is heavier than our debut album but still keeps the original vibe of the band intact."
"Honored By Fire" track listing:
01. Dead Can See
03. Ripping Flesh
05. Tomb Spawn
06. Ab Initio
07. Viking Funeral
08. Mind Over Pain
09. Ghost Crushed
10. The Cottage
11. Bloody Water
EVIL UNITED instantly delivers what fans expect and demand from the Lone Star state: intricate, heavy, pounding rhythms, screeching guitar solos and over-the-top power-screaming vocals. The band was described by Lior "Steinmetal" Stein of Metal-Temple.com as "fresh with an old-school orientation."
EVIL UNITED's self-titled debut album was released in September 2011 via MVD Entertainment Group.
McMaster previously stated about EVIL UNITED: "I think there are a lot of bands playing this type of metal right now, but I believe that EVIL UNITED has something different about it. There is a wide range of influence, lots of peaks and valleys to explore, without losing any of the extreme.
"It's a pleasure to work with Texas metal alumni such as these guys; they shred but they are paying attention to the thrash and power as well as the melody."