"Scandalous", the new album from DEADWALK — the Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based hardcore/metal outfit which now features ex-TOO PURE TO DIE frontman Greg Kepka — is being streamed in its entirety on the band's MySpace page. DEADWALK has also announced that founding bassist Gates Pompizzi has rejoined the group and will acompany them on their upcoming touring cycle.
"I really think this was a good time for me to come back to DEADWALK, and I am very fortunate that my good friends asked me to come back and be part of something I started and to help take it to the next level," Pompizzi said in a statement. "I think this is going to be the record that makes the band a known name. Hate us or love us, you'll know us, that is for sure."
The band added, "We felt the only way we could accumulate more hype and pique kids' interest even more was to give them what they wanted, so we decided to stream the entire album to coincide with its launch.
"We know people will enjoy this record and its direction, so we do not think it will kill our record sales, but rather help our band grow. So look out for us in 2010, we'll be in your face and harder than ever."
"Scandalous" was released on November 24 through Year of the Sun Records. The CD was recorded at Red Dusk Studio with producer Matt Laperle (BLIND WITNESS) and features a guest appearance by STICK TO YOUR GUNS frontman Jesse Barnett on the track "Frailty".
DEADWALK has been creating a name for themselves as one of Canada's premier metal/hardcore acts for the past two years with the group's independently released EP, "Powerhouse". Their energetic live show and cement heavy breakdowns have landed them opportunities to play with everyone from hardcore warriors EMMURE, BRING ME THE HORIZON and ELYSIA, to some of metal's fastest-rising acts, including ION DISONNANCE and BURY YOUR DEAD.