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“In their punishing debut, Calgary metal trio False Flag skirt between multiple sub-genres while never fully committing to one. As such, they’ve created something original and crushing that is never cliché.” – Sarah Kitteringham, BeatRoute
Calgary’s Groove Metallers FALSE FLAG Set To Release ‘Nest of Vipers’ EP + Western Canada Tour Dates (July 2015)
Top (left to right): Mike Harach (Guitar), Dan Ishak (Bass), Russ Gauthier (Guitar/vocals), and John Byskal (Drums)
Photo credit: Channing Peterson
It’s coming…. ‘Nest of Vipers’, the third release from Calgary’s False Flag, and this time they are taking it on the road. Their signature bottom end sound is mastered by Alan Sasha Laskow at Perfect Fifth (Every Hour Kills, Divinity, Death Toll Rising, and Titan’s Eve) and their new EP is slated to be available Tuesday, August 4, 2015 and can be pre-ordered at the following link HERE. The group is travelling across the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan to hit 6 different cities (dates listed below).
“We are very excited to share our new EP “Nest Of Vipers” with our fans and peers, but especially the people that haven’t heard us yet. This EP is a huge push forward, in that it showcases our many influences while still keeping the same low tuned groove that our fans have come to expect from us. The songwriting, performances, and production are finally up to our own standards and we are more excited than ever to unleash these heavy tunes for you all to hear!” comments Russ Gauthier (guitar & vocals).
‘Nest of Vipers’ Tour Dates – Full date details can be found here.
July 21 – Medicine Hat, AB – Liquid w/ Statue of Demur, Leave The Living, Morbidly Depraved
July 22 – Regina, SK – The Club w/ Statue of Demur and guests
July 23 – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern w/ Statue of Demur
July 24 – Edmonton, AB – Rendezvous Pub w/ Statue of Demur, After Earth, Decrepitation
July 25 – Red Deer, AB – Slumland w/ After Earth, Wives Tail, Decrepitation
July 26 – Calgary, AB – Morgan’s Pub w/ After Earth, Statue of Demur
July 31 – Calgary, AB – Distortion w/ From The Wolves, Lordosis, Oh Shit, The Electric Revival
False Flag are also scheduled to play Farmageddon Open Air Festival (2015) right beforeGatekeeper and The Order of Chaos on Sunday, June 14 at 3:00 pm MST.
Track Listing: False Flag – Nest of Vipers EP
1. Sacrifice Of Solitude
3. Reversion Of Sin
4. Nest Of Vipers
Calgary’s down-tuned super-group False Flag are a heavy hitting 4 piece that produce loud groovy metal.
Formed in 2012 as a side project for Russ Gauthier (Lordosis, Meggido, and We Found The Body) and Nick Purdy (Meggido). They soon recruited Garrett McElroy (AfterEarth) as a bass player and recorded their first EP (Orobas) at Garrett’s apartment studio.
Prior to performing at Calgary Metalfest, and Vernstock the band recruited Dan Ishak (Meggido, Stinger) on bass as Garrett’s band Afterearth was picking up steam. In January 2014 False Flag started recording the full length album “Suffer In Silence”. Finally guitarist Mike Harach (Meggido, Stinger) was added and solidified the bands thick live sound. John Byskal (We Found The Body) joined the band (replacing Nick Purdy) in February 2015 and their lineup was settled.
False Flag is currently in the studio recording their 3rd release, “Nest Of Vipers” EP. The EP will be released August 4th, 2015 and will start with an Alberta/Saskatchewan tour July 2015.
For more info please visit: https://falseflagcalgary.wordpress.com
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“…With their punkified Meshuggah-esque guitar judding, and powerful howling vocals, they got the crowd moving.” – Beatroute
“What metal is lacking is more bands like False Flag who realize how vast the genre is, how much imagery, lyrical themes and sounds are available, and who take only what is right for them to make their music, without being embarrassed or strident about the boundaries.” – Gareth Watkins, BeatRoute,