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MP3 Armory - The Dawn Of Enlightenment

Armory is a unique blend of various metal genres ranging from classic Maiden-esque heavy metal to European melodic power metal with progressive and thrash/speed influences as well.

10 MP3 Songs in this album (63:55) !
Related styles: METAL/PUNK: Power Metal, METAL/PUNK: Heavy Metal

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Armory is:

Adam Kurland: Vocals
Joe Kurland: Rhythm, Lead, Acoustic Guitars/Session Drums
Chad Fisher: Rhythm, Lead, Acoustic Guitars
Thomas Preziosi: Bass
Peter Rutcho: Keyboards
Tom Vieira: Live Drums

"The Dawn Of Enlightenment" was:
Produced/Mixed by Armory
Engineered/Mastered by Peter Rutcho
Total Album Length: 69:48

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A Brief Bio of Armory:


Armory is a metal band that hails from Townsend, Massachusetts USA and was formed in the summer of 2001 by Chad Fisher and Joe Kurland. Heavily influenced by European power metal along with 80’s traditional metal, the band wanted to develop a sound taking advantage of both styles. In an effort to be even more original, they also wanted to incorporate sounds from other genres, such as thrash and progressive metal. After several months of intense writing together, the music for 10 original songs emerged, and thus Armory’s first album was basically written. While the drums were recorded by Joe and the guitars by Chad and Joe, certain key elements of the band were missing. The incredible voice of Adam Kurland (Joe''s brother) was called upon to deliver the needed power, emotion, and tone. Thomas Preziosi also joined the ranks on bass, offering a classic Steve Harris-influenced style. Ironically, all of these members were teenagers in the same high school and close friends with the same heavy metal passion prior to the formation of the band. The song writing, recording, and mixing took three years to perfect because the songs were meticulously revised and constantly re-recorded and the members had been extremely busy while trying to balance music with school. The lyrics centered mostly on philosophical topics combined with epic fantasy ingredients and were mostly written by Adam Kurland and Jason Kurland (the eldest Kurland brother). In 2004 they finally released the full-length album entitled “The Dawn Of Enlightenment”. Although the album was well received, it was not highly promoted. There were a few things that were keeping the album from being recognized more seriously in the metal community; namely the sound quality and overall album package were not as professional as the band had intended.


Armory decided to take things to the next level by re-recording the entire album professionally with local producer/engineer Peter Rutcho. They did this in order to have sound quality on the same level as any leader of the genre and to finally bring justice to the already professional writing and playing that was present on the original recording. They took the opportunity to revise the songs one last time and completely rework the vocal melodies. Also, unlike the programmed keyboards on the original recording, the keyboards on the re-recording were now real; performed by none other than Peter Rutcho. With his many talents and increased interest in the music, Armory decided to recruit Peter as the official keyboardist. The band also hooked up with Texas-based artist Steve Goad who produced incredible album artwork. The re-recording of “The Dawn Of Enlightenment” was released on December 28, 2007. The album consists of ten original songs (revised versions of same songs on the original recording); including a majestic intro, an emotional ballad, an ass-kicking instrumental, and a classic epic. In addition there are two bonus tracks which were recorded at the same time as the re-recording (covers of Iron Maiden’s “Flight Of Icarus” and the first stage in Dr. Wily’s level from the Nintendo game Mega Man 2). Overall, the album contains seventy minutes of passionately crafted melodic power metal. Although the drums on the re-recording were played by Joe Kurland, the band needed to find another drummer so that their live performance would include two guitarists and have a more preferable sound. To complete the band lineup, Armory offered Tom Vieira, a long-time friend of the band members, the chance to play drums for them live. Once the lineup was complete, Armory started playing live locally as a six-piece. The crowd response so far has been incredible.


In the next few months Armory’s focus will be on heavily promoting the re-recording of “The Dawn Of Enlightenment”. The intent is to send the album to numerous metal review magazines and websites across the globe, do lots of interviews, market album tee-shirts and posters, and to perfect their live show. On another note, original material for the next Armory album has been steadily building over the past few years. Thus, the future looks very promising for this band to continue making metal music while improving every step of the way. Armory would like to thank all the people who have supported them and their music, especially fans like you! LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL!

The Sound of Armory:

Armory can most easily be classified in the metal community as a melodic power metal band. The label is deceiving however, as their music contains fair amounts of traditional, progressive, thrash, and instrumental metal, and occasional traces of even black and death metal. Their songs consist of heavy doses of double-bass drumming, soaring vocals, galloping rhythms, dual leads, blazing solos, and atmospheric harmonies. They sound most similar to Iron Maiden, Helloween, Edguy, Hammerfall, Sonata Arctica, and Gamma Ray, and at times like Angra, Rhapsody, Megadeth, Savatage, Manowar, Judas Priest, Riot, Lost Horizon, Slayer, Children Of Bodom, King Diamond, Nintendo music, and bits and pieces of the hundreds of other metal bands they have grown up with; all blended together in the perfect proportions while still maintaining an original, fresh power/traditional metal sound that is virtually unheard of in this section of the world.

The Influences of Armory:

Armory is influenced and inspired by every subgenre of "TRUE" Metal- This includes Traditional, Power, Progressive, Thrash, NWOBHM, Instrumental, Death, Black and even Glam and Rock. They despise Nu-Metal (aka Un-Metal), Grindcore, Hardcore, Metalcore, and the like. Their most influencial bands include: Iron Maiden, Helloween, Edguy, Gamma Ray, Megadeth, 80''s Metallica, Savatage, Judas Priest, Riot, Lost Horizon, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Ozzy Osbourne, Dream Theater, Angra, Avantasia, Rhapsody, Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica, Crimson Glory, Iced Earth, Dio, ManOwaR, HammerFall, Heavenly, Symphony X, Pagan''s Mind, Dark Moor, Luca Turilli, Virgin Steele, Vicious Rumors, Running Wild, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Joe Satriani, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore, Cacaphony, Slayer, Sepultura, Pantera, Annihilator, Racer X, Children Of Bodom, Metal Church, Bruce Dickinson, Primal Fear, Black Sabbath, Axel Rudi Pell, Europe, Accept, Overkill, Cloven Hoof, Queensryche, Fates Warning, Journey, Ratt, Van Halen, Pretty Maids, Impellitteri, Anthrax, Testament, Death, Dissection, Flotsam & Jetsam, In Flames, Kamelot, Rush, Grim Reaper, TNT, Loudness, Dionysus, Insania, Nightwish, Hibria, Fairyland, Twilightning, Blind Guardian, Nocturnal Rites, and many more. They are also largely influenced by Nintendo game music, especially: Mega Man, Castlevania, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Contra, Powerblade, Batman, Tecmo Super Bowl, Super Mario Brothers, Mike Tyson''s Punch Out, LifeForce, and countless others. Classical music and epic movie soundtracks such as "The Lord of the Rings", "Star Wars", "Braveheart", "Clash of the Titans", and "The Neverending Story" help to round out their influences.

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