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Montreal, QC – July 10, 2015
RIYL = Septicflesh, Wintersun, Arcturus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Finntroll, Black Dahlia Murder
Out Now! VESPERIA Unleash New EP ‘The Iron Tempests’; Canadian Tour Dates + Wacken Open Air
The Western Tempests (Live in Niagara Falls) – Watch here
The Western Tempests (Live in Montreal) – Watch here
Music Video – Vesperia – Pints Held High- Watch here
The Swordsman (Live in Toronto) – Watch here
, Canada’s epic metal quartet and recently crowned 2015 champions of Wacken Metal Battle Canada
are proud to unleash their new EP ‘The Iron Tempests’
out today, July 10th
. The EP was co-produced with the effort of Ryan Bovaird, frontman of Canadian melodeath band Hallow’s Die. The EP artwork was also created by none other than VESPERIA
‘s frontman Morgan Rider at his own White North Studios (http://whitenorthstudios.com
“Finally we can offer everyone a glimpse of what we have been so silent about over the last year and a half. If anyone has seen us live on our recent tour dates, they will have heard a couple of these new songs in our set. We are feeling especially excited about the cover song we chose ‘In The Hall of The Mountain King’ by composer Edvard Grieg
. Enjoy, everyone!” comments vocalist/ bassist Morgan Rider.
EP -Order available at https://vesperia.bandcamp.com/album/the-iron-tempests-ep
1- The Western Tempests (4:32)
2 – Iron Saga (6:13)
3 – In The Hall of the Mountain King (2:12)
EP Length: 12:59
Vesperia will be performing a string of tour dates across Western Canada this July with select dates supported by Winnipeg’s melodic death metal band Laika (https://www.facebook.com/LaikaOfficial
). Plus performing at Wacken Open Air later this month
07.10 – Oshawa, ON – The Moustache Club – Event info here. w/ Arbor (Wisconsin black metal), Blastomycosis & Conquer
07.12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo (w/ Laika) – Event info here.
07.13 – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern
07.14 – Edmonton, AB – DV8 – Event info here.
07.16 – Calgary, AB – Distortion
07.18 – Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metalfest – Event info here.
07.21 – Brandon, MB – North Hill Inn – Event info here.
07.23 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Algonquin Hotel – Event info here.
07.24 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
07.30 – 08.01 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air – Event info here
08.14 – Windsor, ON – Venue Music Hall – Event info here
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.
For more info, please visit the following links:
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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