WHO: Times of Grace
WHAT: Full Album Stream of The Hymn of a Broken Man courtesy of ARTISTdirect.com
WHEN: Friday, January 14th, 2011 at 4 PM ET through Monday, January 17th.
WHY: Jesse Leach (original KsE singer) and Adam D. (original and current KsE member, guitars now, drums then!) have reteamed for Times of Grace, which is not a retread of their now-classic last effort together, 2002’s crucial Alive or Just Breathing.
Times of Grace’s The Hymn of a Broken Man hits retail on January 18th. They will kick off their first tour in February and plan to remain active and in your face through 2011. This is not a side project; this is not KsE, Version 3.0. It’s like Corey Taylor with Slipknot and Stone Sour. When the ‘Knot goes into hibernation, CT rocks his face off in Stone Sour. Same goes for Adam D. with KsE and TOG.
This is Jesse Leach and Adam D. playing off one another’s strengths, crafting molten metal with soulful, contemplative lyrics. The album is already on my Top 10 of 2011 and it’s only January, but hey, I’m close to the record, so don’t take my word for it! Get in touch for more info, music, interview opportunities.
Also, here is what your friends in the media are saying when they rave about The Hymn of a Broken Man.
“Emotionally raw vocals, melodic guitar solos, thundering drums and everything else you’d expect from these guys…so purist it’s almost retro.” –Alternative Press
“The Hymn of a Broken Man could very well be a touchstone for metal’s evolution.” OR “From the pointed explorations of darkness to the incendiary metallic incisions, The Hymn of a Broken Man has all the trappings of a classic metal album.” OR “Time of Grace are the future. Let the new age begin.” –ARTISTdirect.com
“An album that combines raging Killswitch-style metalcore with more melody and atmospheric moments.” –Guitar World
“It is unequivocally one of the finest records you’ll hear this year….a truly stunning achievement.” –Outburn
“It’s a heavy and eclectic record that augment’s Dutkiewicz’s signature metalcore with atmospheric hard rock and moody pop.” –Revolver
Times of Grace tour dates are below.
Thanks, and open your eyes/ears/mind to Times of Grace; you won’t ask for those 50 minutes of your life back, I promise you that.
Feb. 01 Baltimore, MD @ The Quarter
Feb.02 Atlanta, GA @ the Masquerade (downstairs)
Feb. 04 Dallas, TX @ The Door
Feb. 05 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Feb. 07 Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile
Feb. 08 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Feb. 09 San Francisco, CA@ Bottom of the Hill
Feb. 11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 12 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Ballroom
Feb. 14 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Grand Room
Feb. 15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Feb. 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Feb. 18 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Feb. 19 Detroit, MI @ Eagle Theater
Feb. 20 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Feb. 21 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Feb. 22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Feb. 24 West Chester, PA @ The Note
Feb. 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Feb. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Feb. 27 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club