Kiros Announces Full Length Album; New Song Available For Download

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On February 7th, 2012, Kiros will release their Ain’t No Grave Records debut full length, ‘Lay Your Weapons Down’. Produced by Mark Lee Townsend (Relient K, House of Heroes), the 10 song disc delivers a perfect blend of melodic rock, infectious hooks and faith-based lyrics. “‘Lay Your Weapons Down’ is the end result after fighting through crumpled pages, discarded chord progressions and melodies that never arrived, and crescendos that never peaked. It’s the sum of years of searching for a sound and story that is fully ours to share and tell,” says vocalist Barry MacKichan. “We’re pleased to share this story and sound, these songs that are meant to both stand on their own and as part of a cohesive journey. It’s our hope that listeners will be able to lay claim to these songs and this story as their own.”

Earlier this year while on the ‘Music With A Mission Tour’, Kiros released ‘Outlaws and Prodigals’, a three song EP offering a small taste of what’s to be featured on the upcoming album. MacKichan says, “This record contains our honest anthems. Every emotion, thought, failure and victory is reflected inside the lyrics. These songs were written during some of the hardest and painful times of my life, but also some of the most incredible and amazing. The record captures those highs and lows that make life the epic journey that it is.”

‘Unshaken’, the first single from Lay Your Weapons Down is currently available as one of the featured free downloads on Fuse TV’s website, Fuse.tv. In support of the upcoming release, Kiros will be on tour in early 2012. More details on the forthcoming run will be revealed soon.

Kiros ‘Outlaws and Prodigals’ EP Out September 27th

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Kiros announced a September 27th release for their ‘Outlaws and Prodigals’ EP via Ain’t No Grave Records. The three song EP features two new songs off the upcoming 2012 ANGR release, ‘Lay Your Weapons Down’, and an exclusive acoustic b-side track. The ‘Outlaws and Prodigals’ EP will be exclusively available on iTunes and while on tour.

In support of the upcoming EP, the Canadian rock band will be taking part in the “Music With A Mission Tour” alongside Hawk Nelson, Superchick, Firefight, Mikeschair, Manafest, Hyland, Samestate and on select dates, Chasen. The tour kicked off last night and runs until October 9th, focusing on the strength of Christian communities through music.

Kiros is very excited to be involved. Vocalist Barry MacKichan says, “Thousands of people? Rock’n’roll goodness? A festival atmosphere? Being a part of a cause making the world better? Yeah, we are thrilled to be a part of this year’s ‘Music With A Mission Tour’!!!” A full list of dates can be seen below, and the ‘Outlaws and Prodigals’ EP will be available for purchase on all dates.

“Music With A Mission” Tour
9/1/2011 – Waukesha, WI at Fox River Christian Church
9/4/2011 – LaCygne, KS at Youthfront South
9/5/2011 – Springfield, MO at Remington’s
9/7/2011 – Plainview, TX at Wayland Baptist University – Hutcherson Gyn
9/8/2011 – Sanger, TX at New Life Church
9/9/2011 – Kileen, TX at Destiny World Outreach
9/10/2011 – Longview, TX at S.E. Belcher Jr, Chapel and Performance Center
9/11/2011 – Wichita, KS at Central Community Church
9/14/2011 – Waterloo, IN at Dekalb High School
9/17/2011 – Shippensburg, PA at Shippensburg Festival Fairgrounds
9/18/2011 – Greenville, OH at Darke County Fairgrounds
9/22/2011 – Biddeford, ME at New Life
9/23/2011 – Shrewsburry, MA at Liberty Churches
9/24/2011 – Allentown, PA at Faith Free Evangelical Church
9/28/2011 – Summerville, SC at Faith Assembly of God
9/29/2011 – Central, SC at Newton Hobson Fine Arts Center
10/1/2011 – Crystal Springs, MS at Chautauqua Park
10/2/2011 – Madison, AL at Bob Jones High School
10/3/2011 – Rome, GA at Forum Civic Center
10/5/2011 – Jackson, TN at Casey Jones Village Amphitheater
10/7/2011 – Troy, MI at Zion Christian Church
10/8/2011 – Muskegon, MI at LC Walker Arena
10/9/2011 – Roscommon, MI at Kirtland Center For the Performing Arts

Kiros Sign With Ain’t No Grave Records

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Canadian rock band Kiros have signed a recording contract with Ain’t No Grave Records (ANGR). The band is hard at work on their next album that will be out later this year. Barry Mackichan and company also have plans to hit the road with Hawk Nelson and Fireflight this fall.

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