Edmonton’s technical deathcore champions Protosequence are hitting the road this June to the summery climes of Western British Columbia. June 10th through 13th sees them play four nights, with a homecoming show on the 17th. This is not a show to be missed, as Protosequence put on a hell of a performance.
Protosequence – Greasy BC Tour 2017
June 10 – Abbotsford – Brothers Billiards
June 11 – Victoria – Intrepid Theatre
June 12 – Nanaimo – The Cambie
June 13 – Vancouver – 333
June 17 – Edmonton – Rendezvous Pub
One of Calgary’s best and hardest working death metal bands seemed to have dropped off the face of the earth awhile back, but finally they have made a statement as to why. From the AfterEarth Facebook page:
I figure its time to bring everyone up to speed!
AfterEarth is not dead as one might have assumed do to inactivity as of late. Jesse and Andrew decided to leave AfterEarth for reasons of their own. There is no bad blood, and we are all still friends, but people grow and seek in life. With that leaves quite a large void in the band, to which Dustin and myself have been deliberating on a course of action for quite a few months now.
We’ve decided to continue on, and we need your help!
We’re looking couple of dedicated musicians that share our vision to join up and continue on with us. Bass and Guitar/lead positions specifically.
Looking for people that have :
-gear and the ability to transport themselves and said gear.
-Love for Death Metal.
Currently we are working on new material, and would invite potential candidates get involved in the writing process if he/she desired.
We also have studio time booked in July to record a new single & 3 song ep.
Thanks so much!
I don’t know about you, but I know I am excited. I’ve seen AfterEarth a handful of times, and every time was spectacular. I was introduced to the band back at Farmageddon 2014, when they played in full sunlight. They then did a couple shows in Edmonton, including Black Mourning Light 2015, finally going off the radar last year.
News: Goatwhore to Release Vengeful Ascension June 23 via Metal Blade; Tour North America with Anciients
Goatwhore will release their anticipated Vengeful Ascension full-length worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).
The ten-track, forty-one-minute production – mixed by Chris Common (Tribulation, Pelican) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Today is the Day) – marches in, clutches its listeners by the throat and refuses to loosen its grip until the abrupt conclusion of “Those Who Denied God’s Will.” A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, it’s a record that finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons’ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms while vocalist Ben Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.
Vengeful Ascension will be available on CD, vinyl (in multiple limited color variations), and digital formats. Various Vengeful Ascension preorder options are currently available at through Metal Blade, where you can also sample the record’s title track.
Before the album is released, however, Goatwhore will wrap up their current tour with Amon Amarth and will begin a whole new tour with Canada’s own Anciients. As an added bonus for fans of both bands, the North American tour will actually tour through North America. Goatwhore will crush the Fort Worth Metal Fest at the The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas at the end of the month before taking to the streets again for a near-three-week North American journey from June 9th through July 1st.
Goatwhore with Amon Amarth (remaining dates):
5/16/2017 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
5/17/2017 Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
5/18/2017 Lookout – Omaha, NE * GOATWHORE only
5/19/2017 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
5/20/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
5/27-28/2017 Fort Worth Metal Fest @ The Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
6/09/2017 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
6/10/2017 Backstage Lubbock Depot – Lubbock, TX
6/11/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
6/12/2017 The Green Rom – Flagstaff, AZ
6/14/2017 Stork Club – Oakland, CA
6/15/2017 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
6/16/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
6/20/2017 Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
6/21/2017 Distortion – Calgary, AB
6/22/2017 Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
6/23/2017 Riddell Center – Regina, SK
6/24/2017 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
6/25/2017 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/26/2017 The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
6/27/2017 Frankies – Bryan, OH
7/01/2017 Maggie Meyers Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL
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The Maltese blackened death machine known as Prayer of the Dying is making it’s return to the world after four years. Following up 2013’s God’s Failed Creation is the new album Banished from Death. Bringing a little more of a doomy feel, bands like Woods of Ypres, Paradise Lost, and Pentagram come to mind as well as Darkthrone, Drudkh, and Behemoth.
Banished from Death is led by the single “Suffocate in Hatred”, which can be streamed below, on the Crown of Viserys Soundcloud. The album releases on Sunday, May 14, 2017, and can be ordered directly from the band via Facebook.
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As many in Edmonton and around the world know by know, the dates of the second year of the annual Shredmonton Metal Festival and Conference will soon be upon us. This year’s edition of the festival features some incredibly heavy acts, being headlined by Unleash the Archers, Psychotic Gardening, and Blëed, and takes place from May 12 to May 14, 2017.
One of the coolest aspects of Shredmonton this year that it features an all ages show on Sunday on top of the all ages industry conference on Saturday. All three days of shows feature killer lineups at one of Edmonton’s best venues, the Mercury Room, located at 10575 114 St NW.
Friday, May 12 (18+) – Doors 7:00 pm
8:00 – 8:45 – Days I Die (Calgary, AB)
9:00 – 9:45 – Osryon (Calgary, AB)
10:00 – 10:45 – Sleeping in Traffic (Edmonton, AB)
11:00 – 11:45 – Leave the Living (Red Deer, AB)
12:15 – 1:00 – Psychotic Gardening (Winnipeg, MB)
Saturday, May 13 Seminars (ALL AGES)
Publicity/Promotion Clinic – 1:00-1:30 pm
Vocal clinic 1:30-2:00
Guitar Clinic – 2:00-2:30 pm
Stage Moves with Jesse Valstar – 2:30-3:00 pm
Festival Seminar – 3:00-3:30 pm
Recording/Live Sound Clinic – 3:30-4:00 pm
Saturday, May 13 Show (18+) – Doors 6:00 pm
7:00 – 7:45 – Valyria (Edmonton, AB)
8:00 – 8:45 – Burning Effigy (Calgary, AB)
9:00 – 9:45 – W.M.D. (Calgary, AB)
10:00 – 10:45 – Gatekeeper (Vancouver, BC)
11:00 – 11:45 – Eye of Horus (Edmonton, AB)
12:15 – FIN – Unleash the Archers (Vancouver, BC)
Sunday, May 14 (All Ages) – Doors 3:00 pm
3:00 – 3:45 – Disturb the Dead (Devon, AB)
4:00 – 4:45 – Scarlet Serenity (Edmonton, AB)
5:00 – 5:45 – Krepitus (Calgary, AB)
6:00 – 6:45 – Voltang (Hamilton, ON)
7:00 – 8:00 – Blëed (Edmonton, AB)
Last year, the first ever Shredmonton, featured international talent such as Dying Fetus, The Acacia Strain, Jungle Rot, Black Crown Initiate, Goatwhore and more. Canadian and local talent included Noire, Tylor Dory Trio, Scythia, Mortillery, and more. It took place at Starlite Room and in it’s basement venue Brixx, with conferences at Shaw Conference Centre.
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Here is a new video review for the excellent album Spiritus in Terra by England’s Arx Atrata. Let me know what you think in the comments below, or on YouTube.
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Here is the second episode of the Crown of Viserys News Bit. In it I talk about some of the upcoming albums in April as well as the upcoming shows from Crown of Viserys that happen in April.
If you’re liking what you see with the news bit, let me know, and if you are in a band that would like to be featured in the news bit, also let me know.
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