STRAPPING YOUNG LAD First Segment Of 'The Making Of Alien' Posted

The maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD will embark on a massive U.S. headlining tour this spring with THE AGONY SCENE, MISERY SIGNALS and REFLUX in the support slots. The trek kicks off on April 5 and will make a stop at the legendary New England Metal and Hardcore Fest on April 23. This tour also marks the first time the group have ever played any of their new material live, and expect nothing less than a balls-out, highly energetic set.

Once an underground phenomenon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD are now on the verge of a major genre-defying breakthrough with "Alien", their highly anticipated fourth studio album. This offering is quickly going to redefine the meaning of extreme. Click here to download the mind-blowing track "Shitstorm" from "Alien", the group's most maniacal and outlandish offering yet.

Beginning today, the first segment of "The Making of Alien" will be posted online. A new installment will be posted each Tuesday leading up to the album's release on March 22. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD documented their entire recording process, and the first four parts will provide an in-depth look into Armoury Studios (KISS, VAN HALEN) where mastermind Devin Townsend (vocals, guitars) describes how the album was assembled. Also, for the first time, fans can witness how Gene Hoglan (ex-DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), Byron Stroud (now also in FEAR FACTORY) and Jed Simon lay their tracks down. The final three parts of this series will focus on the more technical aspects (gear, settings, samples, etc.) of the recording.

Click here to view the first segment of "The Making of Alien."

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD w/ THE AGONY SCENE, MISERY SIGNALS, REFLUX:

Apr. 05 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AL
Apr. 06 - Warehouse - Calgary, AL
Apr. 08 - Riddel Center - Regina, SK
Apr. 09 - Pyramid Caberet - Winnipeg, MAN
Apr. 10 - Ascot Room - Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 11 - Ranch Bowl - Omaha, NE
Apr. 12 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Apr. 13 - QC Live - Davenport, IA
Apr. 14 - Peabody’s Down Under - Cleveland, OH
Apr. 15 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
Apr. 16 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
Apr. 17 - BB King’s - New York, NY
Apr. 18 - Café Campus - Montreal, QC
Apr. 19 - Barrymore’s Music Hall - Ottawa, ONT
Apr. 20 - The Opera House - Toronto, ONT
Apr. 21 - Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
Apr. 22 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
Apr. 23 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Apr. 24 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 25 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
Apr. 26 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
Apr. 27 - Jesters Pub - Fayetteville, NC
May 03 - Sanctuary - San Antonio, TX
May 04 - Trees - Dallas, TX
May 06 - The Mason Jar - Phoenix, AZ
May 07 - House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
May 09 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
May 10 - The Pound @ Pier 96 - San Francisco, CA
May 11 - Roseland Grill - Portland, OR
May 12 - Fat Tuesday’s Concert Hall - Spokane, WA
May 13 - Graceland - Seattle, WA
May 14 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC

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