Continuing their pillaging of the ever-fertile Providence, Rhode Island scene, 20 Buck Spin presents the self-titled debut from MEGASUS. Riding forth like thunderbolts cast from the hammer of Thor, the eight hooves of the MEGASUS burn a trail of ice across the winter sky. Combining elements of heavy metal titans like High On Fire, Slayer, Pentagram and Karp, MEGASUS have created a debut of amazing power and volume, with riff after riff of neckbreaking metal fury.
The sordid history of MEGASUS goes something like this. 4 dudes all working for Harmonix - the video game developer who brought the world's most popular video games, Guitar Hero and Rock Band, to life - decided to get together to create a metal band of wild power. Featuring long-time Providence musicians, most notably Brian Gibson, bass-player of noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt (here showing off his own crushing drum skills), the band set out to simply have fun and write killer, memorable heavy metal songs. After having two songs, "Megasus" and "Red Lottery", both featured on this debut, placed into Rock Band and Guitar Hero 2 long before this album's release the band has already created a large awareness of their music to lovers of these video games.
Earlier in 2009 MEGASUS self-released an extremely limited edition vinyl version of their self-titled debut, a mere 200 copies. 20 Buck Spin got hold of a copy after happening across the band online and immediately contacted them about releasing the album on CD format to a wider audience, feeling these songs shouldn't be limited to such a small run. Much more than some video game gimmick or techie side project, MEGASUS have created a debut of highly memorable, focused heavy metal to sit alongside far more established bands, and become a worthy addition to the growing 20 Buck Spin roster of doom. A mini-tour and a 2nd album are already in the planning stages.
Megasus will be available worldwide on November 24th. Promotional copies will be available in advance; summon an Earsplit comrade with your demands!
1. Ten Kingdoms 2. Megasus 3. Swords 4. Hexes / Szaadek 5. Paladin Vs. Berserker 6. Red Lottery 7. Iron Mountain