TRIALS – To Release “In the Shadow Of Swords” on May 1st

Trials - In The Shadows Of Swords - promo cover pic

Chicago Modern Metal powerhouse TRIALS is set to make a triumphant return on May 1st with the release of their sophomore album, In the Shadow of Swords.

Coming off the heels of their 2011 debut, Witness to the Downfall, In the Shadow of Swords sees the band take their blend of forward-thinking Metal and muscular, Technical Thrash to the next level. Don’t mistake those words for the typical promotional hyperbole either. TRIALS has truly upped the ante where aggression, songwriting and sheer metallic power are concerned. Look no further than the album’s lead single, “Believers in Black,” for proof of the band’s progression. Stream the tune now:

In the Shadow of Swords is the first TRIALS recording to feature guitarist Ryan Bruchert (ex-HEWHOCORRUPTS), who joined the band last year. The album will be offered in digital and CD formats. The digital version includes a ripping cover of JUDAS PRIEST’s “Jawbreaker” as a bonus track, while the CD release will feature an additional TRIALS song, “Spirit Leaves” as a bonus. Recording took place at Wall 2 Wall Studios in Chicago and at TRIALS’ home studio with mixing and mastering courtesy of Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios in Lübeck, Germany. The album’s artwork was done by Chris Angelucci with Mark Sugar & Usha Rajbhandari.

A preview trailer for In the Shadow of Swords is below!

In The Shadow Of Swords – Track Listing:


Believers in Black

Blueprints of Metaphor

In the Misery Machine

With Only Sorrow Now

All the Promises

Upon this Day


Embracing Nothing

Jawbreaker *(digital release only)

Spirit Leaves ** (CD release only)

Trials - group promo pic - #1 - 2013


Mark Sugar (guitar/vocals)

Ryan Bruchert (guitar)

Usha Rajbhandari (bass)

Adam Kopecky (drums)

Trials - large logo - B&W__________________________________________________

(Source: ClawHammer PR)

For more info on TRIALS, click on the links below!

facebook: Trials

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small




Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: