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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
“These guys don’t just write riffs, they craft songs and that’s the best compliment I can give any band. I look forward to hearing a full length from these guys as if they can keep up this kind of quality over the course of a full album then they will definitely be a forced to be reckoned with on the metal scene.” – Eric Walls,That Metal Station
Exclusive Stream: PureGrainAudio.com Feature FALSE FLAG ‘Sacrifice of Solitude’ + EP Release Show in Calgary
Top (left to right): Mike Harach (Guitar), Dan Ishak (Bass), Russ Gauthier (Guitar/vocals), and John Byskal (Drums)
Photo credit: Channing Peterson
PureGrainAudio.com are hosting the exclusive stream ‘Sacrifice of Solitude’ off of the ‘Nest of Vipers’ EP from Calgary groove metallers FALSE FLAG. This track is the first song off of their 2015 EP slated to be released Tuesday, August 4 and available for pre-orderhere. The Calgary four piece wanted to ensure that fans would not be completely caught off guard by the changes from this new EP to older albums like Orobas (2013) or Suffer In Silence (2014).
“We wanted to start the EP off with a familiar sounding song, something that could have been off our last album or our first EP. “Sacrifice Of Solitude” is a solid, mid tempo rocker with a bouncy groove throughout. The lyrics deal with the spreading of lies through disinformation and the defiance of blissful ignorance. The song also features guest vocals from Garrett McElroy from Afterearth (Who also engineered and mixed the new EP at his studio). We are excited to share this gnarly tune with ya’ll at Puregrainaudio.com, so crack a cold one and turn it up!” – Russ Gauthier (Guitar and vocals).
FALSE FLAG just finished performing at Farmageddon Open Air Fest two weeks ago on the same day as Aggression, The Order of Chaos, and GrimReaper. They also announced the local EP Release Party in their hometown of Calgary, Alberta taking place on Friday, July 31, 2015 at Distortion (3828 MacLeod Trail South).
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/819343731497783/
FALSE FLAG invited some old friends AfterEarth and Lordosis (both bands Russ Gauthier has play/played in, as well as Oh Shit, and From The Wolves. Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $10. The CD Release show wraps up their seven-day tour across Alberta and Saskatchewan, just 4 days away from their album release. The band will have ‘Nest of Viper’ EPs and t-shirts available while they are on tour.
To view additional tour dates please see below:
‘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
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,