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The Judas Syndrome

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"Personal Quote"

The Judas Syndrome has the combination of all that is needed by the youth of metal, with quickness and brutality. Coalescing with the strict guidelines of a 40 year old metal elitist - Matt from Veil of Maya/Born of Osiris


"Personal Quote"

The Judas Syndrome are bringing back the Thrash era style of metal, and don't give a fuck if you like it or not. Successfully blending influences from At The Gates and The Haunted to All Out War, they deliver a style of their own that is fast, pummeling, and relentless."
- Alex Wade from the band Whitechapel


"Personal Quote"

The Judas Syndrome effortlessly blend thrash metal with ambient electronic soundscapes giving them a fresh sound amongst a redundant industry. It makes sense that they come from the city considered "the center of the world" and they're definitely one of the top bands that I see emerging in 2010!"
- Alex Bois from the band Periphery


"The Judas Syndrome, 'Death of the Soul' -- Video Premiere"

New York City's the Judas Syndrome are getting a lot of love from fellow metal musicians -- like Whitechapel, Emmure and Black Anvil -- so with those ringing, tinnitis-causing endorsements, we at Noisecreep knew we had to premiere the new video, 'Death of the Soul,' from 'Underneath Blood Skies.' To put it simply, the melodically thrashy song slays, as does the video, which was co-directed by Dallas Coyle, formerly of God Forbid.

"The experience of working with [directors] Frankie [Nasso] and Dallas [Coyle] was unique in that we had one person who has always worked behind the camera and one who was always in front of the camera," the Judas Syndrome's Chris Oblivion told Noisecreep. "The combination of the two perspectives created the frenzied hell ride of unstoppable mayhem that we see in the final cut. If you don't feel like climbing a mountain or tearing down the Eiffel Tower after watching this video, then there is something wrong with you!

While we recommend scaling a mountain rather than taking down a globally recognized monument -- and yes, we recognize the sentiment of metaphor -- we do invite you to bang your head to the track while enjoying the clip. Director Nasso, who has worked with heavyweights like Hellyeah, Mudvayne and All That Remains, also told Noisecreep, "Put the politics of the metal industry aside for a second and embrace this collective work of passion from some of the baddest mother f---ers in the scene today. It was a pleasure working with so many talented, real people on this video."

Oh, and if you were curious, here's what other headbangers have said about TJS:

Jesse Ketive, Emmure: "This is hard ass riffin ass metal! Pissed vocals with awesome guitar harmonies. I'm down!"

Alex Wade, Whitechapel: "The Judas Syndrome are bringing back the Thrash era style of metal, and don't give a fuck if you like it or not. Successfully blending influences from At the Gates and the Haunted to All Out War, they deliver a style of their own that is fast, pummeling, and relentless."

Paul, Black Anvil: "The closest thing to the way metal should be played."
- AOLNoisecreep.com


"The Judas Syndrome Appreciate Women in the Metal Scene"

It was still early in the night when the Judas Syndrome started playing at New York City's Fontana's on Feb. 2. A couple songs into their set, I typed a message on my phone and passed it to Noisecreep editor Seth Werkheiser. It read, "This normally is not my thing, but this band is sort of blowing me away." I just had to tell someone that I was being impressed by a band I might have called generic or cheesy before.

If you live in New York City, you know the Judas Syndrome as one of those bands who have offered you their demo and business card at a minimum of shows within the last six months. While that can be a bit of a turn off for some people, the old-school 'demo passing' format is something that I still admire.

"I'm glad it's not a f---ing sausage fest. It's good to see that women still like metal," Judas Syndrome vocalist said after shouting out Liz Snair (of TonesOfDeath.com) and drummer Richard Christy.

The band plays a melodic, breakdown-heavy form of thrash. And this night, they played it with drive, energy and confidence. If you ever find yourself in a Judas Syndrome pit, you may want to make sure you grease up your elbows -- because it will get dangerous otherwise.

"We are the Judas Syndrome from New York City, I'm sure we'll see you again." You must admit, it's pretty charming when a band that wants you to know they live close to where you live.

While the band remains unsigned, I could easily see them billed on a tour with fellow New Yorkers Emmure or Endwell. Look out for their debut album in March, called 'Underneath Blood Skies. - AOLNoiseCreep.com


"Various press articles on The Judas Syndrome"

Various articles pertaining to the band - MetalSucks.net


"Ex-DEATH/ICED EARTH Drummer RICHARD CHRISTY Discusses CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED"

Inside Heavy recently conducted an interview with acclaimed metal drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, DEATH, LEASH LAW, CONTROL DENIED, BURNING INSIDE) about his new project, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED. The chat is now available for streaming below.

CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED's self-titled debut album is scheduled for release on February 2 via Metal Blade Records. The CD contains nine tracks, a bonus DVD ("The Making of Charred Walls of the Damned"), and comes in a digipack.

A FREE release party for the CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED album will be held on Tuesday night, February 2 at Fontana's in New York City. Owens and Christy will appear at the event and will be signing copies of the CD, which you will be able to buy at the FYE table at the party. Starting at 9:00 p.m., there will be three heavy metal bands playing THE HIXON, JUDAS SYNDROME and DOOMRIDERS.



- Blabbermouth.net


"The Judas Syndrome video to be co-directed by former God Forbid guitarist"

From the gritty streets of New York City, THE JUDAS SYNDROME is bringing its modern thrash attack to film.

Acclaimed music video and documentary director Frankie Nasso (LAMB OF GOD, ALL THAT REMAINS, MUDVAYNE, MESHUGGAH) will team up with GOD FORBID founding member Dallas Coyle to co-direct the first video from the thrash quintet. The clip for "Death of the Soul" will support THE JUDAS SYNDROME's debut album entitled "Underneath Blood Skies", due out in spring of 2010.

Commented Nasso: "THE JUDAS SYNDROME bring an innate and unmistakable level of talent and force to their music. There's no politics here; just good people coming together and doing a project out of pure love for metal music. That's why I'm so thrilled to be working with these guys and my longtime friend Dallas Coyle." Dallas added, "I'm excited as hell to be co-directing THE JUDAS SYNDROME's video with my good friend Frankie.

"Helping a band realize their vision is amazingly rewarding. Especially when the band is amazing like THE JUDAS SYNDROME. I'm honored to have them allow me into their creative circle."

The forthcoming THE JUDAS SYNDROME album will showcase the band’s unique blend of crushing modern metal with the classic thrash frenzy of MEGADETH, METALLICA, SLAYER and ANTHRAX.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/thejudassyndrome.

- Blabbermouth.net


Discography

Fall 2008 - 2 song demo featuring "Death Of The Soul" and "Thirteenth Star"

April 2010 - Debut self produced/released full length album "Underneath Blood Skies"

July 2010 - First single "Death Of The Soul" is released to national radio & shoots up to #9 on CMJ's Loud Rock (metal) chart. "DOTS" is still currently in rotation on Sirius/XM radio on the Liquid Metal Channel as well as numerous national commercial & college radio stations.

September 2010 - video for Death of The Soul debuts on MTV2 Head Banger's Ball and currently continues to be in rotation

May 2011 - The band released a uniquely heavy twist of Lady Gaga's "Judas" for internet streaming only on youtube.

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Bio

In the modern era of the heavy metal genre you find a lot of different styles or sub genres which encompass a multitude of influences from all the metal music innovators. Taking on what has been done to birth metal in the 80's and adding to it elements of electronica and modern extreme metal, The Judas Syndrome aim to take the future of metal by storm.

Formed in late 2008; The Judas Syndrome is THRASH FUCKIN METAL at heart with a modern twist in their sound. Intricately blending harmonized guitars with high tempo rhythms and one of the most distinct and recognizable voices in underground metal. They have all the chugging, riffing, melodic and pissed vocals one has come to expect in a modern heavy metal band.

Thus far, the band has performed in several major venues in New York City as well as hit the road to surrounding Eastern Atlantic states. Relentless hand-to-hand promotion as well as internet buzz have earned the band spots opening for national metal acts such as As I Lay Dying, Winds of Plague, Despised Icon, After The Burial, Nile, The Acacia Strain, Sworn Enemy, and Your Demise to name a few.

The Judas Syndrome have managed to draw considerable attention to themselves with their debut independant release "Underneath Blood Skies" charting at #9 on CMJ Loudrock charts. The first single "Death of the Soul" was widely well received nationally by radio and the video for the single debuted on MTV2 Headbanger's Ball in August 2010. Notably, Death of the Soul reached local NYC/NJ area radio station 89.5 WSOU's top 89 for 2010 and was spotlighted on Sirius/XM Liquidmetal radio in the Devilz Dozen for 13 weeks. The song continues to be played on national radio, the Metal Channel on cable and satellite television, Pandora Radio, and AOL Metal music. The second single "No Return" has also been well received and continues to be played on local and national radio.

The Judas Syndrome's live show is energetic and engaging, bringing a sonic assault that might very well vaporize small children and animals.
“We’re fun loving dudes who love playing metal.” - TJS