We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Dead Centuries guitar playthrough video for their song “Blood Dragon” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s latest album Rage Against Time, which is available through Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play and all other major digital distributors.
The band commented on the song:
‘Blood Dragon’ is another high energy song focusing on the interaction between guitar lines. It features a dance inspired two handed guitar section which blends complexity with listen-ability. The final section of the song changes pace for a guitar solo which features bursts of harmonized guitar to add moments of increased intensity.
About the band:
Visionary and highly influential writer Michael Moorcock, who worked with the bands Hawkwind and Blue Öyster Cult, memorably stated that ‘it is the business of the future to be dangerous.’
Ottawa three-piece The Dead Centuries are both futuristic and dangerous, which is as it should be. Influenced by Protest The Hero, Periphery, Paul Gilbert, Sithu Aye and Intervals, The Dead Centuries can easily hold their heads up in such exalted company.
In their current form, The Dead Centuries compose and perform technically precise instrumental music, rich in virtuosity, melody, compositional skills, and most importantly, they create superb music to listen to. This isn’t the sound of three musicians showing off their undoubted skills, rather they are serving their songs above all else, with every fiber of their beings, every neuron firing in their minds, every tendon in their bodies. In a sense it is as if the three musicians that make up The Dead Centuries have become one mind in their own music.
Adam Tremblett describes the sound of The Dead Centuries as “technical, melodic, energetic, heavy, precise.” Indeed The Dead Centuries are so precise, they are like some kind of cosmic clock; they are always on time.
The Dead Centuries had a natural evolution into the special band they are now, originally consisting of two guitarists, a bassist, female vocalist, and drummer; as members left over time, those that remained rose to the occasion and created more technical and original music.
Adam feels the fans will love their new album Race Against Time, they should expect ten tracks of “melodic, high energy, refreshing material.”
Live, though, The Dead Centuries music evolves into different forms. “We perform at a very high technical level, with the emphasis on accuracy, precision and energy. Live shows are light hearted and fun, a welcome change from most heavy bands. The Dead Centuries take their music very seriously, but not themselves!”