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Montreal, QC – September 13, 2017
For Fans of Black Sabbath, The Sword, Clutch, Truckfighters, Priestess, Mastodon, Red Fang, Thin Lizzy
Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. Endorse WOODHAWK “Strikes Back Tour” (AB/SK/BC)
Riff-tastic Debut LP “Beyond The Sun” Out Now!
New Video “The High Priest”
Calgary’ AB’s masters of straight ahead riff-rock wizardry WOODHAWK are now officially endorsed by Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. during their Western Canadian “Strikes Back Tour”. The band will be giving away free samples at their merch table and able to answer any hot sauce aficionado’s questions.
“We’re super excited to be working with Heartbeat Hot Sauce. We’ve been a big fan of them for a long time. When we tour, we cook a lot on the road, and can’t wait to make some tasty tour meals and Caesars with their amazing lineup of sauces.” comments drummer Kevin Nelson.
The Thunder Bay, ON based Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. was founded in 2015. After years of hot sauce obsession, founders Nancy Shaw and Al Bourbouhakis decided to stop purchasing and start cooking! Being in the restaurant industry they had been working with a local pepper farmer for several years (Chris Paulusma). After months of experimenting with different varieties, the duo developed a recipe using what has become their favourite pepper: the Red Habanero. Shortly after selling to friends and industry peers, Shaw and Bourbouhakis realized they had something truly addictive and decided to start the company. Heartbeat Hot Sauce is available from various retailers and restaurants across Canada plus available for purchase online. For more info, please visit: http://www.heartbeathotsauce.com.
WOODHAWK are currently on the road this September for their second Western Canadian tour (AB/SK/BC) (dates listed below) in support of their full length album ‘Beyond The Sun’ released this past April. The album was produced by the band with Jesse Gander (Bison, Japandroids) to follow their 2014 debut EP. Made of equal parts 1970’s Birmingham and a myriad of 21st century heavy who’s who, WOODHAWK are purveyors of riff-centric rock and roll. Capable and original, the band is able to craft anthemic fist-pumping songs while forgoing tired stoner rock clichés. With time travel tested themes of science fiction, swords and sorcery, the band’s lyrics are born from snowy winters, hot practice spaces and pages of dog-eared paperbacks. While the musicianship reinforces recollections of Black Sabbath, modern influences that have helped you smash air drums or highway speed limits are undeniably present.
‘Beyond The Sun’ album stream available on Bandcamp at https://woodhawk.bandcamp.com.
The album is available on digital, vinyl and CD.
The band’s music video ‘The High Priest’ can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5g5jTKtEfM
WOODHAWK Strikes Back Tour (AB/SK/BC)
Sept 15 – Golden, BC – The Rockwater
Sept 16 – Vancouver, BC – The Astoria
Sept 23 – Kelowna, BC – Doc Willoughby’s
Oct 7 – Edmonton, AB – UP+DT Festival – Downtown Edmonton Community League
1. Beyond The Sun (3:57)
2. The High Priest (4:46)
3. Living In The Sand (6:03)
4. Magnetic North (4:13)
5. Lawless (3:06)
6. Quest For Clarity (4:14)
7. A New Hope (4:49)
8. Forsee The Future (2:12)
9. Chrononaut (5:19)
Turner Midzain – Vocals/Guitar
Mike Badmington – Bass/Vocals
Kevin Nelson – Drums
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“Beyond the Sun is incredibly infectious and memorable and right from the get go, you know that you are in for a ride. Even if for whatever reason you are in a bad mood, this record will straighten that out in a hurry as it has you nodding your head and belting the lyrics out with the vocalist in no time….a release that is easy to listen to and get into but isn’t easy to put down by any means. Once you begin listening you have a hard time tearing yourself away from your speakers.” – Cadaver Garden
““Beyond The Sun, is overflowing with everything one could want from a great stoner rock record, thick, rumbling bass tones, sizzling guitar fuzz and infectious, mid tempo riffage, making this the kind of album that is very hard to stop listening to” – The Sludgelord
“Woodhawk have a new album – Beyond The Sun – and it’s one that ticks all right boxes if you’re a serious fan of Stoner Rock. Taking influence from bands such as Kyuss, The Sword and Truckfighters. Woodhawk offer a refreshing style of Psych Stoner Metal with moments of Fuzz and Desert Rock that add extra grit to their music.” – Outlaws of The Sun
“The whole album put me in a good mood. Although I am a fan of a more distorted and fuzz-y sounding stoner rock, this was a great cleaned up take…The killer trio band have really created their own rules. One of which is trying to throw out stoner rock stereotypes. And it’s working brilliantly for them. Beyond the Sun is exactly what one would expect from Woodhawk. Riffs and riffs and riffs and high energy drums and more riffs…Moral of the story: this is the perfect CD to pop on when you feel like dancing in your underwear while cleaning your room. I would recommend “Beyond the Sun” to anyone who would like a less distorted version of Red Fang. Which is definitely a compliment, for the record.” – Bangs!
“As I was walking into the venue, I began hurrying up the stairs as their sound captured my attention right away and was quickly swept up into their thick pulse thumping guitars and huge powerhouse drum sound.” – Vancity Buzz
“Calgarian riff-riders Woodhawk kicked off the proceedings, hitting all the gritty notes with their raucous roadhouse metal. Propane and Jack flowed freely as the golden western trio woke all them witches with their thematic rock fury.” – Beatroute Magazine