June 24th marks the release of the brand new EP, Sensory Overload, from Nor Cal’s APOTHESARY. This young band, average age 21, started making music as 14-year-old friends blending their influences into something they could call their own. Instead of just hanging out in the garage and dreaming about the possibilities, these teens started releasing independent CDs and touring the country on DIY-booked tours spreading their name by playing shows with Killswitch Engage, Dark Tranquillity, Fear Factory, Dying Fetus, Helloween, Suffocation, Warbringer and As I Lay Dying and networking with no fear in summer breaks between school.
Now 7 years later, this is no boy-band, and Apothesary are ready to join the bigger leagues. Having the solid, original core of guitarist vocalist Jared Eandi, drummer Gregg O’Neil and guitar player Clayton Cagle (also of Bay Area thrashers Hatchet) along with new bassist Brittany Shankle, the quartet will hit the road again this summer, including dates opening for American Head Charge, Motograter and Psycroptic, on their first agent-booked tour. In combination comes the new EP, showcasing a continued maturity as they blend new and old-school death metal influences to concoct something brutal, melodic and adventurous all in one. This EP will be released on M-Theory Audio, the indie, underground imprint from Marco Barbieri, formerly of Century Media, Metal Blade and currently running Salem Rose Music Mgmt and Publishing Co.
“We’re beyond excited to announce our signing to M-Theory Audio! Finally, Sensory Overload will see the light of day through this fabulous partnership,” states guitarist Clayton Cagle. “I’ve known Marco since Apothesary’s Myspace days where I first asked him for feedback on our oldest material. Fast forward seven years, and he’s given us advice on everything from how to get good promo, to touring contacts, to even helping orchestrate me playing in HATCHET. It’s crazy to think that this relationship has come as far as M-Theory releasing our music – and APOTHESARY couldn’t be happier about it!”
On Sensory Overload, APOTHESARY epitomize their generation – youth plagued by depression, anxiety, and drug use writing songs that paint the beauty of struggle at its most primal with every riff, heavy… every melody, heartfelt… and every word, honest.
The EP will be available June 24th on all digital and streaming platforms, as well as physical copies available at the band’s shows, in addition to mail-order from www.m-theoryaudio.com/store and for retailers from Alliance and Super D one-stops. Check out the lyric video for the title track, “Sensory Overload” below:
June 10 Laguna Niguel CA – Karmann Bar
June 11 Reno NV – Davidson’s Distillery
June 12 Walnut Creek CA – Redhouse w/Blessed Curse
June 15 Seattle WA – El Corazon
June 17 Denver CO – Herman’s Hideaway w/American Head Charge and Motograter
June 18 Spearfish SD – The Z Bar
June 21 Madison WI – The Frequency w/Psycroptic
June 22 Des Moines IA – Lefty’s
June 23 Omaha NE – Lookout Lounge w/American Head Charge and Motograter
June 24 Moorhead MN – The Garage Bar
June 25 Minneapolis MN – Skyway Theater w/American Head Charge, Motograter and Soil
June 28 Ogden UT – Kamikaze’s w/Motograter
June 30 Santa Cruz CA – TBA
…more dates being added
“a thundering blast of death/thrash that will get your blood racing, complete with an infectious melody, rabid vocal tirades, and a combo of acoustic and electric guitar shred hot enough to singe your eyebrows.” (No Clean Singing)
“Kicking and screaming from the get-go, I was heading for a raging storm… APOTHESARY sounds untamed, dripping with blood and on the attack with full force.” (Metal-Temple)
“I can easily picture a room full of a hundred or so longhairs headbanging furiously to Apothesary’s fine blend of death metal and thrash.” (Metalsucks)