Friday, January 18, 2013

Birthday weekend... plus! EP reviews are in!

From the left: Craig, Ben, Tommy and Josh
My birthday weekend was a success! Since my real birthday is on January 14th, I celebrated on Saturday at my favorite venue in the world; Empire. They had a show going on during the day, so we took over the Alchemy Room. There was cake and baloons and presents and a bunch of my friends came and took shots with me. I drank a lot more than I should have. A LOT MORE. So much in fact that I thought I lost my phone, the next morning... but luckily, it was tucked safely into one of my gift bags during a brief moment of clarity. Hurray! We had the party after an "emergency" photo shoot that we needed to do in order to update our band photos. We actually got some really beautiful shots that I'm very anxious to see, but sadly, nothing yet! The guys and I did some fun poses behind the bar, wore lab coats, did some group shots and individual shots and lemme tell ya, I've never seen Chris look so inspired! It's gonna be a good series of photos, no doubt.

The next day we had a usual Sunday practice, followed by my REAL birthday on Monday. Nothing too interesting happened, except a bunch of reviews of Queen of Hell came! And they're absolutely BEAMING! I can't tell you how awesome it feels to read these, like maybe we might possibly be doing something RIGHT! So here's the reviews we've gotten so far, plus a few choice quotes I picked myself.. ;) I'll put up more reviews as we get them, but we seem to be on a pretty good roll!!

CD Review: A SOUND OF THUNDER ~ Queen of Hell EP by Rustyn Rose
Metalholic Magazine
...Old school Judas Priest meets Gamma Ray, classic Black Sabbath meets Hammerfall: Traditional meets power metal. The fact that Osegueda’s voice alone crashes down like a sound of thunder; one massive sonic tornado and 1000 unleashed hell hounds, only adds to the glory of the beast...

Danger Dog Music Reviews
...The latter version features Veronica Freeman of Benedictum tying one on in duet with ASoT's Nina Osegueda. You don't want to get between these two gals; by vocal skills alone they can burn most ordinary metal bands to the ground...
Heavy Metal Time Machine...If you could give only one selling point for the "Queen of Hell" EP it would have to be the vocals of Nina Osegueda. Nina's been described as "the love child of Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson...", but even that description fails to fully describe just how good she is... 
Queen of Hell Review  by Matt Vicente
The Metal Pit
...This is old school power metal at it’s finest, rapid rire double bass drums, aggressive, melodic vocals, and riffs from the depths of Hades... 
...Nina Osegueda then completely slices off the top of your skull with a scream that truly could have come from the depths of Hell itself! Mission accomplished and we’re only 53 seconds into the track...

Media Mikes
...If you are a metal fan, there is no way in hell that this album won’t get you rocking out! Get those devil horns because you are going to need them!


Those were pretty awesome, if I do say so myself! Remember, if you still haven't pre-ordered Queen of Hell, there is still time! You can get our stuff from the following links. Hope you enjoy!!

- Cardboard Sleeve Edition

-25 Hand-Numbered Copies
- Signed by entire band and Veronica Freeman
- Includes 4" Embroidered "Queen's Guard" Patch
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity

CD & Vinyl editions can be ordered at our official store:

Digital copies can be ordered at: 

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