It's been some years since EXPAIN's debut album "Just The Tip" enlightened the senses of metal fans across Canada and beyond. The album brought forward a great combination of thrash, death, prog, technical and jazz influences all balanced for a very welcomed mosh pit of madness, especially for fans that enjoy the styles of bands like Revocation, Black Dahlia Murder and Vektor. Touring across the country these past years, EXPAIN is back with a fresh line up that includes Eli Slamang on guitar (Ex-Skull Vultures) and Sean Ip on vocals (The Hallowed Catharsis). The band will be releasing their perfectly titled EP "Pinching Nerves" on September 15th, which will be doing exactly as it says with its flurry of six cacophonous tracks of pounding drums, harmony laden riffs and in your face catchy vocals. The EP even showcases a very legendary special guest, guitarist Dan Mongrain (Voivod, Martyr) on "Corridors of The Mind", which the band has teamed up with GearGods.net to exclusively premiere the video playthrough featuring Mongrain's solo with shredding attacks from EXPAIN's Pat Peeve and Eli Slamang.
1. They Live
2. The Witch Is Dead
3. Pinching Nerves
4. Corridors Of The Mind ft. guest guitar solo Dan Mongrain (Voivod, Martyr)
6. Torch Formula
In additional news, EXPAIN will be touring this September with Divinity for dates in Alberta.
Tour Dates w/ Divinity:
September 21 - Innisfail, AB - The Zoo
September 22 - Edmonton, AB - Mercury Room
September 23 - Calgary, AB - Distortion
September 24 - Lethbridge, AB - Cornucopia (ALL AGES)
September 25 - Drumheller, AB - Neighbours' Corner Pub
September 26 - Banff, AB - Hoodoo