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Montreal, QC – March 23, 2017
For fans of Revocation, Lazarus AD, Havok, Battlecross, Exodus
Tour Dates: Calgary Thrashers ILLYRIAN ‘Round 2: Fight!’ Western Canadian Tour (AB/BC)
New Album ‘Round 2: Fight!’ Out Now!
L-R: Scott Onofrychuk (Guitar/Vocals) | Jeff Perry (Bass/Vocals) | Brandon McNeil (Guitar/Vocals) | Darren May (Drums)
Photo Credit: Brad Scott
Calgary thrashers ILLYRIAN will be hitting the road for May tour dates in Alberta and British Columbia (dates listed below). The tour is in support of their latest album ‘Round 2: Fight!’ unleashed during October of last year. The album was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios plus mastered by Sacha Laskow (Every Hour Kills, ex-Divinity) at Perfect Fifth Studios.
Formed in 2011 under the name Hellborn Death Engines, the band resurfaced under the new moniker ILLYRIAN with the additions of bassist / vocalist Jeff Perry (Sikarra, ex-Animus Labyrinth) plus British drum sensation Darren May (ex-Deacon Birch) who have brought new and progressive musical mindsets into the band to join original and founding members Scott Onofrychuk (guitars/vocals) and Brandon McNeil (guitar/vocals).
Evolving into a highly technical group playing thrash metal with their erratic and precise on-stage delivery, rapier wit, along with nostalgic charm, ILLYRIAN have removed the constraints of conventional metal sub-genre formula to replace their sound with a melting pot of technical thrash riffs, blistering solos, prog-influenced rhythms along with the band’s signature tri-vocal attack.
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April 20 – Calgary, AB – Nite Owl
April 21 – Edmonton, AB – DV8
May 2 – Banff, AB – Hoodoo Lounge
May 8 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s
May 12 – Abbotsford, BC – Brothers Billiard
May 13 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
May 14 – TBA
May 15 – Nanaimo, BC – The Cambie
May 17 – Vernon, BC – Record City
May 18 – Kelowna, BC – Chaos w/ NoMessisah Radio Show
May 19 – Prince George, BC – Fore Bistro
May 20 – Burns Lake, BC – The Dungeon
Album Length: 44:05
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“Calgary thrashers Illyrian’s sophomore release, Round 2: Fight!, hits you like a sack of hammers to the face. Combining aggressive riffs, vicious vocals, machine gun-like rhythms and head-splitting guitar solos, the four-piece band delivers the goods on its 10 fiery tracks. ” – Bravewords
“Like a game of classic Street Fighter, as the song title ‘Round 2: Fight’ should have you envisioning, Calgary’s Illyrian totally kick ass!” – Pure Grain Audio
“Illyrian impressively fuse such influences as classic thrash, death metal in the vein of Obituary, and a lot of 80s influences into a profoundly impressive package.” – Hellbound
“Calgary based thrash metal that will rip your spine out…theses guys have blistering solos that will make you headbang until your head falls off…The virtuoso guitarists Scott Onofrychuk and Brandon McNeil, give you powerful guitar riffs, creating an atmosphere only a metal head can dream of.” – Rockbrary
“a mosh pit massacring new album appropriately titled Round 2: Fight! Unrelenting, face-melting and otherwise utterly insane, this album is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser!!” – Canadian Beats