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VESPERIA Announce East Coast Tour Dates
The Western Tempests (Live in Montreal) – Watch here.
Music Video – Vesperia – Pints Held High- Watch here.
The Swordsman (Live in Toronto) – Watch here.
04.18 – Belleville, ON – Belle Pub
04.24 – Sudbury, ON – Little Montreal
04.25 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
05.13 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House (w/ Septicflesh, Moonspell & Deathstars)
06.05 – London, ON – The APK
Vesperia East Coast Tour
06.11 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub
06.12 – Moncton, NB – Esquire Tavern
06.13 – Fredericton, NB – Charlotte Arts Centre
06.16 – Belleville, ON – Belle Pub
VESPERIA are proud to announce they will hitting the road this June for dates in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in addition to their previously announced Ontario shows in April and May, which includes a support date for Septicflesh, Moonspell and Death Stars in Toronto on May 13th.
“We are incredibly excited to finally hit the road again and for the first time play some dates in the Maritimes of our lovely homeland of Canada! These shows have been a long time coming as we have had many fans emailing us to play over the years and in some cases – driving to Ontario or Quebec to catch a show. June cannot come quick enough!” comments vocalist / bassist Morgan Rider.
Following a steady period of complete recluse, VESPERIA have burst forth through the gates of sequestration and solidified a new lineup with the addition of talented young drummer Dylan Gowan (son of Lawrence Gowan (Styx)), and a new EP to follow up to 2013’s An Olden Tale.
The title for the upcoming EP will be called ‘The Iron Tempest’ and will span around 18-24 minutes long. Helming the engineering side of the effort will be Ryan Bovaird (frontman of Canadian melodeath band Hallow’s Die). The artwork below was created by none other than VESPERIA‘s frontman Morgan Rider at his own White North Studios (http://whitenorthstudios.com).
Track Listing: Vesperia – The Iron Tempests EP
1 – Iron Saga
2 – The Western Tempests
3 – In the Hall of the Mountain King
Twisting, writhing and forcing their aural onslaught upon metal audiences across the globe have sincerely ensured VESPERIA’s continuity through all the harsh and arduous battles modern metal bands are sure to encounter in their tenures.
Originally formed in 2005 by lead vocalist/ bassist Morgan Rider as a black metal band, the sound, direction and theme of the music naturally evolved into the style of fierce and heroic metal the band is now known for. Shortly after releasing their long overdue brand melodic metal 2011 full-length ‘Voyage from Vinland’, VESPERIA redefined their purpose and direction once and finally with their 2012 demo ‘The Swordsman’ and 2013 full-length ‘An Olden Tale’, drawing the ears and attention of metal fans around the world and demonstrating their true mastery of their craft.With the most fierce music written to date and a bounty of opportunity awaiting, VESPERIA hungrily eye 2015 as the year they will make their mark upon the Earth.
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“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
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