Brooklyn Metal Merchants MARTYRD will support guitar god YNGWIE MALMSTEEN on select North American tour dates beginning April 26th in Toronto, ON. The band will also perform with SINGLE BULLET THEORY on May 11th in Queens, NY and June 1st at Mojo 13 in Wilmington, DE.
MARTYRD released the critically acclaimed The Mortal Coil in 2012. Guitar World's Josh Hart praised the album, comparing the band's sound to acts as varied as KREATOR, and SYMPHONY X, while also affirming comparisons to the likes of MEGADETH, PAIN OF SALVATION, and SYSTEM OF A DOWN.
4/26 @ The Phoenix* - Toronto, ON
4/27 @ Webster Theater* - Hartford, CT
4/28 @ Carnegie Music Hall* - Munhall, PA
4/30 @ Irving Plaza* - New York, NY
5/04 @ House of Blues* - Chicago, IL
5/11 @ Arena Queens ** - Queens, NY
5/16 @ Granda Theater* - Dallas, TX
5/17 @ Backstage Live* - San Antonio, TX
5/18 @ Houston Guitar Fest* - Houston, TX
5/24 @ TBA* - Florida
5/25 @ Grand Central* - Miami, FL
6/01 @ Mojo 13** - Wilmington, DE
*with Yngwie Malmsteen
**with Single Bullet Theory
"If you like a steady diet of crunchy riffs, and pounding drums punching out hook laden metal delivered with technical prowess, then Martyrd's new effort 'The Mortal Coil' will light you up." - Fingers, WBAB Radio DJ, Fingers Metal Shop
"With the amount of new and young blood Thrash Metal bands being signed to major labels (Mantic Ritual, Black Tide, Warbringer), can success be far behind for the New York based Martyrd? Let's hope not." -Ken Pierce, Piercing Metal
"Martyrd has created a heavy metal album that wears its influences proudly (Exodus, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Megadeth)." -BLABBERMOUTH.NET
"...you need to check out Martyrd. If you love that old school metal sound, you will love these guys!" -The Aquarian
**TO OUR FRIENDS IN THE PRESS**
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2012 saw Martyrd continue their pattern of growth and dominance in the metal markets. Highlights included the summer release of their sophomore album, The Mortal Coil; reaching 14th nationally on the CMJ Loud Rock Charts; their successful Fall of the Faithful fall-winter tour; and strong performance of the single "Pain of Reason" in a wildfire 8-week national radio campaign. In 2013, the band continues to pursue increased brand awareness through strong working partnerships with publicists, developers, consultants, and marketing firms. Martyrd will continue to tour in support of The Mortal Coil through quarters 2 and 3 of 2013, before heading into the studio to record their third album in the fourth quarter. Martyrd achieved rapid growth of their fanbase and market share in 2012, and will continue to grow in 2013 with a full schedule of tour dates, festival appearances, showcases, and nonstop events.