With the new year always come changes and challenges and for Ontario, Canada’s BOLERO, 2012 has already shaped up to be all about transformation and evolution. Out with the old and in with the new.
After several months of deep thinking and more than half a decade of live shows, line-up changes and the constant shake-ups in the music industry, the four musicians behind Bolero decided it was time for a big move – a change in name and mentality. Ladies, gentlemen and metal Vikings, we present to you, VESPERIA.
“This new name means ‘of the land of the evening star’ and the word ‘Vesperia’ was one of the proposed names for Canada before our country’s name was decided upon,” explained Morgan Rider of the chosen name’s origins.
Continuing to derive influences from thrash, black metal and traditional folk music, Vesperia are not leaving their epic orchestrations, throat-crushing speed nor ear-piercing guitar riffs behind, rather, they’re intensifying each element, adding more energy to their live shows just when fans thought they couldn’t get any more amped up and prepping to release their new demo as Vesperia, entitled ‘The Swordsman’.
‘The Swordsman’ can be streamed here:
In celebration of these momentous changes and of the upcoming release, VESPERIA will be offering fans a free download of a brand new recording off ‘The Swordsman’ every week for the upcoming month.
Converting listeners and critics across the globe into believers and preachers of symphonic Celtic death metal since 2007, it’s clear VESPERIA has no plans of slowing down.
In support of the bands evolution, VESPERIA will be embarking on a string of Ontario dates with warrior brothers CRIMSON SHADOWS.
‘For the Glory of the Swordsman’ Tour Dates:
May 18, 2012 – The Port – Barrie, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Goliath, The Isosceles Project
June 1, 2012 – The Granite Club – North Bay, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, The Killing Field, Face the Hate, Sign of the Raven
June 2, 2012 – The Serbian Centre – Sudbury, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Before the Black Gates
June 8, 2012 – The Corktown Pub – Hamilton, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Deathmarch
June 9, 2012 – Dominion House Tavern – Windsor, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Aeron’s Wake, Final Stage, Nepenthe
June 15, 2012 – Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON w/ Valfreya, Protokult, Nordheim
June 22, 2012 – The Atria – Oshawa, ON w/ Crimson Shadows
June 29, 2012 – The Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON w/ Sonburst, Crimson Shadows, Signs of Chaos
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