Metal Blade Records launches RETURN TO EARTH landing page!
Return to Earth landing page for ‘Automata’ home to music, low priced preorder deals, trailers previewing the album, and videos!

Music video for the track ‘Automata’ in the works

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - July 15, 2010 - In conjunction with the upcoming release Automata from the alternative metal act RETURN TO EARTH, Metal Blade Records has launched a landing page where fans can go to check out music, two teaser videos that showcase music from the upcoming album, specially low priced preorder packages, an in-the-studio-video, and video footage of Chris Pennie (ex-Dillinger/current Coheed drummer) at the 2010 Modern Drummer Festival. The first single currently streaming is for the track Back of My Hand with more tracks to come before the album is released on August 17.

Preorder packages available for Automata:
CD: $10.99
'Desert' T-Shirt: $14.99
'Blue Sphere' T-Shirt: $14.99
CD/T-Shirt Bundle #1: $22.99
CD/T-Shirt Bundle #2: $22.99

Track-listing for Automata:
1. Automata
2. You Will Be Replaced
3. Back of My Hand
4. 1.0
5. Edge of Forever
6. Night of the Exploding Razors
7. Snakeface
8. The Dots Do Not Connect
9. 2.0
10. The Replicas
11. So Close
12. God at the End of the World
13. 3.0
14. Exit Wound
15. The Altercation of Man

“The musicianship on display is faultless, they’ve really got a knack for writing a good tune, it’s good to see also that they’re not ashamed to employ melody and write a catchy song, so many heavy rock bands would shy away from this.”

A music video for the title track Automata is currently in the works with the team that brought you the two trailers for the album, Damien Serban and Yann Bertrand from Absinthe Studio in France ( Stay tuned to RETURN TO EARTH’s and Metal Blade Records’ sites for further details on when and where the music video will be premiered.

About the band:
RETURN TO EARTH is the amalgamation of the musical talents of Ron Scalzo, Brett Aveni, and Chris Pennie; three veteran and visionary musicians whose material can't be pigeonholed to one genre or easily classified. You'll hear bits and pieces of their influences and other projects and those bits and pieces come together to form the unique whole that is RETURN TO EARTH.

All three members of RTE sport impressive musical resumes - Pennie, in particular, hones his craft as one of the most heralded drummers working today. His groundbreaking drum style provides the backbone for RTE's aggressive brand of rock. Pennie also wrote a lot of the material & contributed in the form of synth & loop programming. "Brett & I have been itching to work with Chris for years," admits Scalzo. "He's one of those prodigies that make the rest of wonder why we even bother trying to make music."

Brooklyn native Scalzo is no slouch in the music-making department, having achieved moderate success as electro-rock singer/songwriter Q*Ball. With three self-released critically-acclaimed albums under his belt, Scalzo has purveyed that moderate success – and a lot of long hours – into an underground DIY label, Bald Freak Music. The upstart's growing roster includes Guns N' Roses guitarist Bumblefoot, who releases his impressive solo work on the label, and buzz-worthy pirate metal band Swashbuckle.

"You blink your eyes these days & the industry has already shifted another 30 degrees to the left," says Scalzo. "I was tired of playing 'the game' – trying to fashion an image, a look, a musical style that would impress all the wrong people. I wanted to make music that I wanted to make, and the only way I was going to do that on my own terms was to release it myself."

Ron Scalzo - Vocals
Brett Aveni - Guitars
Chris Pennie - Drums

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