HEAVY AS TEXAS, Featuring Members of Exhorder, to Release New Album in April

"To Keep A Promise" Single/Music Video Out Now | Watch Here via Guitar World

Pre-Order New Self-Titled Album via iTunes & Official Site

Out April 19, 2019 via Crunchy Western Records

Acclaimed guitarist Marzi Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas - otherwise recognized as members of Louisiana-based metal pioneers  Exhorder  (named by  Spin  as one of the 30 Greatest Thrash Bands of All Time) - are thrilled to announce their brand new, whiskey-soaked, aggressive metal project,  HEAVY AS TEXAS .   HEAVY AS TEXAS  plans to release their brand new self-titled album on April 19, 2019 via Crunchy Western Records. Pre-orders are available now via  iTunes  and the band's  official website .  Get a taste of a brand new  HEAVY AS TEXAS  track, entitled "To Keep a Promise", now via a brand new music video directed by Mark Borchardt. Watch here via  Guitar World :  https://www.guitarworld.com/news/heavy-as-texas-premiere-to-keep-a-promise-music-video   For the album,  HEAVY AS TEXAS  tapped renowned drummer Anup Sastry ( Marty Friedman ,  Jeff Loomis ,  Skyharbor ) and notable engineer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Collier ( Korn ,  Prong ,  Winds of Plague ) on bass. Currently, the Houston, TX-based band's line-up is rounded out by full time members Lenwood Sonnier on bass, and James Goetz on drums.  The new  HEAVY AS TEXAS  album was produced by guitarist Marzi Montazeri, with mix and mastering duties handled by Chris Collier.  Marzi Montazeri says,  "I started this project simply because I wanted to perform new music but wasn't able to sing and play complex rhythms at the same time. So I thought, I'll stick to my strengths - the guitar and writing songs! I brought in a vocalist that would fit it perfectly - the one and only Kyle Thomas! As soon as Kyle joined everything musically fell into place."   After the album drops,  HEAVY AS TEXAS  plans to begin writing their next effort and to hit the road in support of both. Montazeri adds,  "I want to play our music for everyone all over this planet. We have stayed true to our art through complete artistic integrity and we display that live, so it is our duty to get it out to the people and celebrate our own brand of music!"   Heavy metal fans may also recognize guitarist Marzi Montazeri for his contributions to various projects featuring  Philip Anselmo  throughout the years, as well as his performances with the annual Randy Rhoads Remembered events at NAMM. Vocalist Kyle Thomas is also recognized for his time with  Alabama Thunderpussy .  Stay tuned, hang on tight and prepare for the wild ride that is  HEAVY AS TEXAS !   HEAVY AS TEXAS Self-Titled track listing:   1 - To Keep a Promise  2 - It's On  3 - Death of a Prodigy  4 - Blind  5 - Reality Check  6 - King of Fools  7 - From This Day On  8 - Love Gets Us All   HEAVY AS TEXAS online :  Website:  www.heavyastexas.com   Facebook:  www.facebook.com/heavyastexas   Instagram:  www.instagram.com/heavyastexas    Guitarist Marzi Montazeri online:    www.marzimontazeri.com    www.facebook.com/marziarmy    www.instagram.com/marziarmy    www.twitter.com/marziarmy    www.youtube.com/user/marziarmy   Marzi Montazeri is endorsed by Washburn Guitars, Fortin Amplification, Seymour Duncan, Jim Dunlop Products, Spectraflex, Pigtronix, Eventide and Godlyke Inc.    Crunchy Western Records online:   Website:  www.crunchywesternrecords.com   Facebook:  www.facebook.com/crunchywesternrecords   Instagram:  www.instagram.com/crunchywesternrecords

Acclaimed guitarist Marzi Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas - otherwise recognized as members of Louisiana-based metal pioneers Exhorder (named by Spin as one of the 30 Greatest Thrash Bands of All Time) - are thrilled to announce their brand new, whiskey-soaked, aggressive metal project, HEAVY AS TEXAS.

HEAVY AS TEXAS plans to release their brand new self-titled album on April 19, 2019 via Crunchy Western Records. Pre-orders are available now via iTunes and the band's official website.

Get a taste of a brand new HEAVY AS TEXAS track, entitled "To Keep a Promise", now via a brand new music video directed by Mark Borchardt. Watch here via Guitar Worldhttps://www.guitarworld.com/news/heavy-as-texas-premiere-to-keep-a-promise-music-video

For the album, HEAVY AS TEXAS tapped renowned drummer Anup Sastry (Marty FriedmanJeff LoomisSkyharbor) and notable engineer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Collier (KornProngWinds of Plague) on bass. Currently, the Houston, TX-based band's line-up is rounded out by full time members Lenwood Sonnier on bass, and James Goetz on drums.

The new HEAVY AS TEXAS album was produced by guitarist Marzi Montazeri, with mix and mastering duties handled by Chris Collier.

Marzi Montazeri says, "I started this project simply because I wanted to perform new music but wasn't able to sing and play complex rhythms at the same time. So I thought, I'll stick to my strengths - the guitar and writing songs! I brought in a vocalist that would fit it perfectly - the one and only Kyle Thomas! As soon as Kyle joined everything musically fell into place."

After the album drops, HEAVY AS TEXAS plans to begin writing their next effort and to hit the road in support of both. Montazeri adds, "I want to play our music for everyone all over this planet. We have stayed true to our art through complete artistic integrity and we display that live, so it is our duty to get it out to the people and celebrate our own brand of music!"

Heavy metal fans may also recognize guitarist Marzi Montazeri for his contributions to various projects featuring Philip Anselmo throughout the years, as well as his performances with the annual Randy Rhoads Remembered events at NAMM. Vocalist Kyle Thomas is also recognized for his time with Alabama Thunderpussy.

Stay tuned, hang on tight and prepare for the wild ride that is HEAVY AS TEXAS!

HEAVY AS TEXAS Self-Titled track listing:

1 - To Keep a Promise

2 - It's On

3 - Death of a Prodigy

4 - Blind

5 - Reality Check

6 - King of Fools

7 - From This Day On

8 - Love Gets Us All

HEAVY AS TEXAS online:

Website: www.heavyastexas.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/heavyastexas

Instagram: www.instagram.com/heavyastexas

Guitarist Marzi Montazeri online:

www.marzimontazeri.com

www.facebook.com/marziarmy

www.instagram.com/marziarmy

www.twitter.com/marziarmy

www.youtube.com/user/marziarmy

Marzi Montazeri is endorsed by Washburn Guitars, Fortin Amplification, Seymour Duncan, Jim Dunlop Products, Spectraflex, Pigtronix, Eventide and Godlyke Inc.


Crunchy Western Records online:

Website: www.crunchywesternrecords.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/crunchywesternrecords

Instagram: www.instagram.com/crunchywesternrecords

HEAVY AS TEXAS Press Photo by Bryan Anderson

HEAVY AS TEXAS Press Photo by Bryan Anderson