Official press release:
The heavy yet technically challenging metal of Martyrd will soon be on display once more, with the arrival of a new album, Endless, and a performance on the star-studded Motörhead’s Motörboat Cruise.
In a statement, the New York-based band (which is comprised of members Aaron Pollard – Vocals, Michael Andreas – Guitar, Mike Kitsos – Guitar, Brian Nichols – Bass, and Randall Lee – Drums) explained:
“We loved what we did with The Mortal Coil, but we wouldn’t want to keep making the same album again. All of us have grown as musicians and humans, and its been a natural progression taking us from that era to this new territory we’re exploring with Endless. This time around, we’re diving right into the deep end, the album is darker and heavier than anything we’ve ever done before – just how we like it! It’s still Martyrd, but taken to the tenth degree.”
And the quintet pointed out that Endless is a conceptual work, as well:
“The album is really story driven – both musically and lyrically, every song is part of this big story. Each song stands by itself, but they’re all part of a bigger whole. Musically too – you’ll be able to listen to the whole album through as a single piece of music. We didn’t decide on the name ‘Endless’ until very late in the recording process. All the music and story was done, by that point, we had been in the studio for almost a year already, and the name seemed really fitting!”
And headbangers will be able to sample some of the Endless material with a performance aboard Motörhead’s Motörboat Cruise, which sets sail on September 28th, and features such renowned metal artists as Slayer, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, and of course, the mighty Motörhead.
“We’re incredibly excited to bring this album on the road. It defines who we are today – the culmination of all we’ve become. Its also the heaviest thing we’ve ever done, and we can’t wait to get out there and go nuts with our friends. We’ll be debuting a few new songs for the fish, the sea, and a couple thousand of our closest friends on Motörhead’s Motörboat next week. Definitely no better way to kick off the new tunes from Endless!”