Vesperia – The Iron Tempests – EP (2015)
Release Date: July 10th
RIYL = Septicflesh, Wintersun, Arcturus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Finntroll, Black Dahlia Murder
“If you have yet to check out Vesperia, then you need to hear The Iron Tempestsand become familiar with their sound before the inevitable third full-length drops as, if this recording is any indication of that one’s quality, that future endeavour will be one worth keeping on your radar.” – Apoch’s Metal Review
“The Iron Tempests from Toronto, Canada’s Vesperia is a 3 song, 13 minute recording that showcases their solid skill set in the symphonic, Celtic death metal platform.” – Dead Rhetoric
“Vesperia are a symphonic death metal three-piece and they certainly have some promise, especially when it comes to those backing keyboards, machine-gun drum blasts and a dual (scowl/growl) vocal front.” The Grim Tower
“This album will be a favorite now, and quite possibly a legend in years to come.” – 9.5/10 – Sorrow Eternal “Mixing folk, death, and black metal in a beautiful medley that will keep your ears entertained throughout the entire length of the album.” – Metal Geek Reviews
“… an experience in a new form of Viking metal we have yet to have the pleasure to listen to…” – 4/5 – SF Media
“…a show that the ability of high quality performance , arrangement , sense of scale , in all , compete in the world while debut” – 4.5/5 – Ore Metal
“…Vesperia will satisfy most fans of epic melodic death metal, especially the ones who like a more modern sound…” – 8.5/10 – Metal Soundscapes
“Many listeners in the metal underground will find something to enjoy in every track” – Arte Mortifica Reviews “Plug in your head phones and let loose, An Olden Tale is easy to start, and almost impossible to put down!” – Two Guys Metal Reviews
Photo credit by Victoria J. Polsoni of Entre Saisons
2013 – An Olden Tale
Track Listing: Vesperia – An Olden Tale
1. 1000 Years Ago (1:45)
2. With Omens of Sorrow (7:21)
3. The Swordsman (4:19)
4. Forsaken Shores (3:34)
5. Huntress (3:28)
6. To Times End We Ride (7:33)
7. Bring Me Triumph (4:43)
8. An Olden Tale (17:46)
– Drums recorded at Icehouse Studios by Thomas Ireland.
– Bass, orchestrations and vocals recorded at W
– Guitars recorded at Frankie’s home studio
– Mixed and mastered by Thomas Ireland at Icehouse Studios.
– Cover art by Jan Yrlund
– Logo by Morgan Rider and Jan Yrlund
– Album lineup: Morgan Rider – Bass/ Vocals/ Keyboards/ Orchestrations Casey Elliott
– Guitar/ Vocals Frankie Caracci – Guitar/ Vocals Cory Hofing – Drums
2012 – The Swordsman (demo)
Track Listing: Vesperia – The Swordsman
1. The Swordsman (4:42)
2. Huntress (3:28)
3. To Times End We Ride (7:47)
4. A Silence Prolonging (In Longing) (4:58)
Recorded March-April 2012 at White North Studios for demo purposes.
2011 – Voyage From Vinland
Track Listing: Vesperia – Voyage From Vinland
1. Voyage from Vinland (2:34)
2. Send of the War Summons (4:20)
3. When the Legends Die (6:09)
4. Risen Victorious (4:36)
5. Our Land, Our Sea, Our Skies (2:31)
6. Pints Held High (4:21)
7. O’ Hail to the Northlander (4:49)
8. Throne of Storms (3:54)
9. A Silence Prolonging (4:49)
10. Way to Forgotten Lands (2:41)
11. Sworn Under the Winter’s Majesty/ Onward We March (4:41)
– Tracked and mixed by Colin Attlesey at Attlesey Studios in Oakville and Scarborough, Ontario from July 2009 to October 2010.
– Mastered by Thomas Ireland at Icehouse Studios, Goderich, Ontario.
– All music and lyrics by Morgan Rider with the exception of #4
– Risen Victorious (by M.Rider, T.Ferriman, C.Elliott & A. Woods).
– All songs performed by VESPERIA. – Album lineup: Morgan Rider
– Bass/ Vocals Tim Ferriman – Guitar/ Vocals Casey Elliott
– Guitar/ Vocals Alex Woods – Keyboards Rob Rousseau – Drums
2009 – Self Titled Demo
Track Listing: Vesperia – Self Titled Demo
1. When the Legends Die (6:22)
2. Risen Victorious (4:03)
3. O’ Hail to the Northlander (4:59)
4. Throne of Storms (3:59)
– Tracked, mixed and mastered by Trevor Cox at the Recording Factory, Oshawa, Ontario from March-April 2009.
– All music by Morgan Rider, performed by VESPERIA.
– Release lineup: Morgan Rider – Bass/ Vocals Tim Ferriman – Guitar/ Vocals Casey Elliott – Guitar/ Vocals Ryan Bovaird – Keyboards Alex Woods – Drums