My favorite thing about Edmonton will always be the dynasty held by the hometown Oilers and how they, led by Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky basically had the NHL by the short ‘n’ curlies throughout most of the 1980’s. As far as the rest of the city goes…well, if you’ve ever driven around town, you’re likely aware that it was apparently designed by a bunch of failed urban planners who couldn’t find jobs elsewhere and were shipped northward to keep industry unemployment rates down. And whoever thought naming the streets with that NW, SE, etc. system of ridiculousness should have their head examined.
If we’re talking redeeming qualities however, there’s a neat little pizza place that’s open late next to the Starlite Ballroom, a venue with which I had little quarrel last time I was in town. One other redeeming quality of the city is the melodic power thrashing metal of The Order of Chaos and today, we present the audio and lyrics – a not-so-antagonistic way of saying “it’s a fucking lyric video” – to “Believe in the Demon,” the second and latest single from their forthcoming fourth album, Maniacal.
Having come to life in 2006, the quintet has had previous releases issued on Germany’s Killer Metal Records, features Into Eternity vocalist Amanda Kiernan (she was actually a member of TOoC first) and toured Europe, Canada and pre-Coronavirus China. The upcoming album was engineered by Diego Fernandez at Oracle Studios and Nathan Kidd at Method Music Productions in Edmonton, mixed by Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland (Wintersun, Amorphis, Sonata Arctica) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers Mastering in Espoo (Rammstein, Volbeat).
When asked for a comment about the new track, guitarist John Simon Fallon remarked: “‘Believe in the Demon’ is the first song we wrote for this album and is quite possibly the heaviest song The Order of Chaos has ever written. It is a dark song that explores the prevalence of mental illness in modern society,and the maniacal voices we all have inside our heads. If you have seen The Order of Chaos live in the past year or so, you have probably already heard it, as it was one of the heavy hitters in the most recent set list.”
*photo by Barrett Klesko