•Front Bar at The Ritz•
Ethnocide, B.T. Saints
400 S. First Street
San Jose, CA, 95113
This event is 21 and over
The U.S.-based dark metal band URN® is one on a musical journey exploring the darker aspects of both the conscious mind and the unconscious soul. The band has been captivating audiences across multiple genres and have been establishing themselves as one the more energetic live acts to see. The band has drawn comparisons by national trade media to such artists such as Type O Negative, Lacuna Coil, Amorphis, Nightwish, My Dying Bride and other similar acts that tend to find a certain beauty in darkness. URN’s line-up is consisted of well-traveled veterans of various national and international acts.
The band released the “Desecrated Ashes” EP in 2003 and was met with great success and acclaim. The album received strong airplay support via college and internet stations all through the United States as well as in Mexico and Canada. URN has also done a several simulcasts with internet radio stations such as IPM Radio and Metal Works Radio.
URN signed with Rotting Corpse Records in the fall of 2005 and released their full-length LP “Dancing with the Demigods” with major chain-store distribution through Century Media, Synergy Distribution and Azure Green in July 2006. The album has received rave reviews in many major trade magazines such a Pit Magazine, Explicitly Intense, New Witch, Dark Realms, The Ninth Gate, Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles, and many more.
As a result, URN toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada, highlighted by being the support act for To/Die/For and Virgin Black for a full North American tour, also did support for regional legs for U.S. tours with Moonspell, Katatonia, Daylight Dies and Finntroll. In addition the band also shared the stage with honored acts such as, Type O Negative, Trail of Tears, Trouble, Novembers Doom, The Dayglo Abortions, Celtic Frost, Unexpect, Bile, Bella Morte, Echoes of Eternity, Seraphim Shock, The Dave Brockie Experience, and many notable others.
The band has also appeared at many high-profile conventions throughout North America such as Ancient Ways in Chicago, KiNvention North in Toronto, Endless Nights in New Orleans, Radio Active in Detroit, GenCon in Indianapolis, The International Body Art Expo in Columbus, Paganstock in Michigan, Doomsday Metal Festival in Milwaukee and the Long Black Veil in New York.
URN has ongoing collaborations with artists of other mediums such as Michelle Belanger, noted author of the Psychic Vampire Codex and actor Don Henrie of Sci-Fi Channel’s Mad, Mad House was able to get their music to appear in television programs such as A&E Biography’s “The Secret Life of Vampires” and has been filmed by the Sci-Fi Channel for potential upcoming programs. Both of these esteemed friends appear in URN’s video for their “Shadow Dancer” single which is being nationally distributed to many medium channels and is available on the album as well.
Born October 30th, 2016, the B.T. Saints are the latest addition to the S.F. Bay Area "Stoner Rock & Doom Metal" scene. The San Jose, CA. band is ushering in the next inevitable chapter, in an ever burgeoning resurgence of classic heavy music.
Taking their songwriting inspiration from the premier hard rock & heavy metal acts of the 60's, 70's and early 80's, but played with an unmistakable West Coast style, groove and attitude, that has them poised to establish themselves as the "New Sound of the Old Religion" in 2018 and beyond.
The B.T. Saints are currently recording their debut EP with producer/engineer, Don Budd, over at his Tone Freq Studios in San Jose, CA. The producer had expressed interest in producing the new band, after mixing their self-produced, debut single "Thirteen" at the end of 2017.
The new EP is due sometime in 2018, as the group is looking for interested record labels to distribute this effort to the world.
The B.T. Saints:
Steve McAulay - Baritone Guitars
Michael Donofrio - Drums
Kelly Dalton - Vocals