ÆPOCH premiere “Burn Them At The Stakes”

ÆPOCH: Old-School Influenced Prog-Death Unit Premiere “Burn Them At The Stakes” at The Circle Pit. Awakening Inception out April 13th 2018.

ÆPOCH: Canadian Tech/Prog-Death Outfit Premiere “Burn Them At The Stakes” at The Circle Pit. They play progressive death metal influenced by the 90’s original prog-death wave supplemented by thrash, black metal, and melodic death metal elements.

Ontario natives Æpoch recently announced their forthcoming debut album, Awakening Inception. Set for release on Friday, April 13th. The band has built up a well developed and unique spin on old-school influenced progressive death metal that incorporates black metal, thrash, lot’s of melody, and technical death metal elements inside of a progressive focused songwriting style. Influenced by bands like Death, Beyond Creation, Emperor, Gorod, Darkest Hour and Allegaeon.

The band will embark on an extended Canadian tour with UK death metal titans Bloodshot Dawn from April 17th – May 1st. Tour Dates & Info available HERE

The albums prior single, title track “Awakening Inception” Ft. guest vocals from Hideous Divinity’s Enrico Di Lorenzo can be heard HERE

Debut single “Tabula Rasa” can be listened to HERE

Today the band partnered with The Circle Pit to premiere “Burn Them At The Stakes”, the album’s third single to air so far from Awakening Inception. On “Burn Them At The Stakes”, Æpoch channel a darker more sinister vibe than usual for the group that showcases another side of the band’s varied approach to old-school influenced progressive death metal.

Official website: HERE

Bandcamp: HERE

Official YouTube channel: HERE

Official Instagram: HERE

Line up:
Bass/Vocals – Brett MacIntosh,
Drums – Greg Carvalho,
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kyle Edissi
Guitar – Taylor Wroblewski

“Our name was derived from the word EPOCH which means: In the fields of chronology and periodization, an epoch is an instant in time chosen as the origin of a particular era. The “epoch” then serves as a reference point from which time is measured. Time measurement units are counted from the epoch so that the date and time of events can be specified unambiguously.

When we came up with the name we were thinking to ourselves about the sun’s cycle and states and the epoch’s it goes through in a period of 2000 years, and the full count on the Mayan calendar, 2 different examples of epoch’s.
We decided to ad the Æ because we thought it was more original and we liked how it sounded and looked. Now it is a word that is truly ours.

Formed in September 2012 by Cannibal Christ (Ex Moltar, Invitation to Die, Newborn Genocide, Kynesys) and Brett MacIntosh (Ex Breaching the Peace, Columbian Necktie) after meeting through a mutual friend. Sharing a mutual interest for varied forms of heavy music and came to realize the amount of written material present between them. After recruiting Drummer Greg Carvalho, and Guitar Player Bobby Chounramany (Ex Breaching the Peace), the band quickly adapted to the individual styles of each member and have been writing for the first “Concept” EP.

Before the completion of the EP, Chris had to leave the band due to scheduling and person time issues. Æpoch played for a year as a 3 piece with Bobby Chounramany stepping up with all lead guitar duties during this time and Brett taking over the full vocal duties along with bass and Greg still on drums.

For the release of the new album Æpoch added guitarist Kyle Edissi who became an essential aspect of the bands live performance.

Aepochalypse was released on December 18th 2015 digitally and July 23rd 2016 on CD. It has received good impressions from fans all around. This EP focused much more on progressive writing in the newer songs. It includes a massive 15 minute 2 part song as well as a gorgeous guest solo by Benjamin Ellis (Scar Symmetry, ex- Bloodshot Dawn)

In June – October 2017 they recorded their debut full length album with producer Jonah K of Monarch Woods. Their album is set to be released in spring 2018.

Æpoch has played with bands such as Cryptopsy, Kataklysm, Beyond Creation, Allegaeon, Archspire, Act Of Defiance, Carach Angren, First Fragment, Inanimate Existence, Becomes Astral.”