EUROPEAN RELEASE DATE 5.6. 2011
NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE DATE 4.12. 2011
Intense, high energy progressive/power metal abounds on this stunning debut album by Conflicted. Featuring the award winning 4-octave vocals of Jason Orton, Never Be Tamed is full of addictive, musically adventurous yet instantly memorable songs featuring virtuosic performances delivered with a fire and passion rarely heard in this genre.
Metal and Classical. Screams and Whispers. Technique and Emotion.
Definitions at odds with each other effortlessly fusing together to form the sound that is CONFLICTED.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada — CONFLICTED create a truly unique, category-defying, genre-expanding modern progressive/power metal sound via a combination of seasoned technical ability, a fervency for volume, and a passion for power. CONFLICTED is fronted by the astounding four-octave vocals of singer JASON ORTON who consistently delivers pitch-perfect tones rich with both ferocity and emotion. In perfect contrast, neo-classically influenced guitarist MARK OWEN possesses a fiery, virtuosic stranglehold on the fretboard. Supported by the symphonic atmospheres created by RON DE COSTE’s masterful keyboard work, Bassist JOHN KOLODZIEJ commands the bottom end with complimentary melodic undertones while Drummer COREY STOLL delivers a percussive onslaught with seasoned precision.
Formed in 2008, CONFLICTED successfully released 2 critically acclaimed EPs and have risen to become one of the most revered and “must see” live acts in their region, having headlined several of their own shows, as well as sharing the stage with international touring artists – all to stellar audience reception. Based on the strength of these two releases, a reputation for putting on stunning live performances and a rapidly growing international fan-base, CONFLICTED was named “Best Metal Band” at the 2010 Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMAs) and also earnedthree prominent ImageFM Radio 2010 Annual Independent Music Awards.
CONFLICTED is currently supporting the release of their debut album “Never Be Tamed”.
Jason Orton – Vocals
Mark Owen – Guitar
Ron De Coste – Keyboards
John Kolodziej – Bass
Corey Stoll – Drums