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Montreal, QC – January 20, 2016
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For fans of Septicflesh, Wintersun, Arcturus, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Finntroll
VESPERIA Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For Upcoming Album + Canadian Tour Dates w/ Kalmah
Live at Wacken Open Air 2015 – Watch here
EP Stream – The Iron Tempests – Listen here
Music Video – The Western Tempests – Watch here
Canada’s epic metal quartet and 2015 Wacken Metal Battle Champions VESPERIA
announce they will be entering Blue Sound & Music Studios in Toronto, Canada this March to record their followup to 2015’s The Iron Tempests EP. Helming the project will be engineer/ producer Russ Mackay (Mastodon, Iron Maiden, Styx). The new album will feature an array of famous Canadian guest musicians and the art will be created by Juno award-winning artist Hugh Syme (Rush, Nevermore, Dream Theatre).
The Indiegogo campaign will give fans many special and unique perks for their contributions, including mead made by the band’s frontman Morgan Rider, Vesperia drinking horns, album pre-releases, the bands stage banners and much more! For all details and to contribute, please visit the following link: https://www.indiegogo.com/at/new-vesperia-album
The band comments:
“With the new year comes much and more from the Vesperia camp! We have been labouring away diligently behind the scenes to breath life into what will be our largest and most ambitious project to date! But to realize our ambitions, we are turning to you: our dear fans, family and friends for help in this new endeavour.
We decided that a crowdfunding campaign made the most sense to raise the necessary funds for our new album while allowing us the opportunity to give back to everyone who has helped build Vesperia to what it is today! We have crafted some truly unique gifts, perks and experiences to make this an incredibly special adventure for everyone. We cant wait to show you what we have in store!”
In additional news, VESPERIA will be supporting Finnish metal mastersKALMAH‘s 2016 cross Canada tour from April 4th – 24th.
Canadian Tourture 2016 Kalmah & Vesperia
April 4 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
April 5 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
April 6 – Jonquiere, QC – Les Productions 4 Barils
April 7 – Rimouski, QC – Salle Desjardins-Telus
April 8 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub & Grill
April 9 – Moncton, NB – Esquire Tavern
April 10 – Quebec, QC – Salle Multi de Méduse
April 11 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
April 12 – Sherbrooke, QC – Le Murdoch
April 13 – Drummondville, QC – Salle Gaston-Mandeville
April 14 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
April 16 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
April 17 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
April 18 – Lethbridge, AB – Moose Hall
April 19 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
April 20 – Prince George, BC – Generator Cabaret
April 21 – Vancouver, BC – The Red Room
April 22 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
April 23 – Kelowna, BC – Flashback’s
April 24 – Calgary, AB – Distortion
The cloudy beginnings of VESPERIA lay etched in the gorged bodies of former musical projects among the now four-member band. Twisting, writhing and forcing their aural onslaught upon metal audiences across the globe have sincerely ensured the band’s continuity through all the harsh and arduous battles modern metal bands are bound to encounter in their tenures.
Established in 2012 by vocalist/ bassist Morgan Rider, the sound, direction and theme of the music quickly and naturally evolved into the style of fierce and heroic metal the band is now known and praised for.
Shortly after releasing their first full-length album Voyage from Vinland, VESPERIA redefined themselves and further focused their direction with the 2012 demo, The Swordsman. In 2013, the band independently funded and released their 2nd full-length album An Olden Tale, drawing the ears and attention of metal fans around the world and demonstrating their true mastery of their craft. During that same year, the band also independently funded and completed several Canadian tours to support the album.
Early 2015 saw the band enter the studio once again to record some demo material, which would become The Iron Tempests EP. During this time, the band toured Canada from coast to coast and also made an appearance at Wacken Open Air in Germany, where they won the title of 2015 International Wacken Battle Champions, a second time win for the band’s frontman, Morgan.
With their most fierce music written to date and a bounty of opportunity awaiting, VESPERIA continue to hungrily eye 2015 as the year they will make their mark upon the Earth.
1- The Western Tempests (4:32)
2 – Iron Saga (6:13)
3 – In The Hall of the Mountain King (cover of Edvard Grieg composition) (2:12)
EP Length: 12:59
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