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Unsigned & Streamed: Islands

Posted by on November 30, 2011

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig.

This week, we’re excited to shine a light on Hamilton, ON, Canada’s Islands. Guitarist Adrian Levasseur, also of Straight Reads The Line, intended to release Waves as his solo debut. After the positive response he received from releasing the EP via Facebook and Rapidshare, though, Levasseur put together a live lineup with Straight Reads The Line singer Blake Prince. And that led to the birth of Islands. This five piece band’s blend of hardcore and djent metal reminds us of bands like Suicide Silence and Periphery. So without further ado, give a listen to the song “Deception,” off of their EP Waves, in the stream below.

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Islands will be filming a music video for “Deception” this Friday (December 2). The band hopes to make their live debut this coming January or February, while they’re also in talks to partake in a Spring/ Summer tour. You can download Waves for free via Rapidshare, while you can keep up to date on Islands’ upcoming plans via Facebook.

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