Bloodshot Dawn – Reanimation – Cross Canada Tour 2018
BLOODSHOT DAWN “Reanimation” Canada Tour 2018
April 17 – Quebec City, QC – Le Scanner
April 18 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
April 19 – Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf
April 20 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck – info
April 21 – Kitchener, ON – Schwaben Club – info
April 22 – Guelph, ON – Silence – info
April 24 – Winnipeg, MB – The Doghouse
April 25 – Regina, SK – Cloud 9 Live – info
April 26 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern (formerly Vangelis) – info
April 27 – Edmonton, AB – Brixx – info
April 28 – Vancouver, BC – Astoria – info
April 29 – Kelowna, BC – Muninn’s Post – info
April 30 – TBA
May 1 – Calgary, AB – Distortion- info
“Bloodshot Dawn are flying the flag for smart and geeky metal!” – Metal Hammer
“Bloodshot Dawn might just become a household name for metalheads.” – Alternative Press
“If it doesn’t get the blood coursing, you’ll need to seek medical advice.” – Metal Wani
“Reanimation doesn’t mess around. Anywhere. From “Seared Earth” to “Reanimated” itself, there’s not a dull patch.” – The Moshville Times
“Terrific album!” – No Clean Singing
“The songwriting craft on Reanimation is hearteningly strong and this is already in the running for one of our top 10 death metal albums of 2018.” – Worship Metal
“A masterful performance which will leave you cowering on the floor begging for more.” – Uber Rock
“The tight execution of all their playing is phenomenal… ‘Reanimation’ is definitely something you should look out for.” – Metal Ireland
“Back from the brink of extinction, Bloodshot Dawn still carry quite a venomous bark.” – Dead Rhetoric
1. Seared Earth (4:22)
2. Graviton Nightmare (5:53)
3. Survival Evolved (4:27)
4. Upon the Throne of Fear (3:32)
5. Controlled Conscious (3:42)
6. Soul Affliction (4:20)
7. Shackled (4:35)
8. Battle for the Omniverse (6:03)
9. DNA Reacquisition (1:39)
10. Reanimated (5:36)
Album Length: 44:14
Band Line Up:
Josh McMorran – Guitar / Vocals
Morgan Reid – Guitar / Vocals
James Stewart – Drums
Giacomo Gastaldi – Bass
Album Info and Credits:
Release Date: January 12, 2018
Label: Hostile Media
Distribution: PHD (Europe), MVD (America)
– All songs performed by Bloodshot Dawn
– All songs written by Josh McMorran & Morgan Reid
– Produced by Bloodshot Dawn
– Mixed & Mastered by Per Nilsson
– Artwork by Chris Kewli & Tomasz Strzalkowski
– Reanimation Guest Appearances:
Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, Nevermore), Paul Wardingham, Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams, The Faceless), Mendel Bij De Leij (Aborted)
2007 – Coalition Of Terror – EP
2011 – Slaves To The Lie – EP
2012 – Self Titled – LP
2014 – Demons – LP
2018 – Renanimation – LP
Photo Credit: Zeleny Ca
First formed in 2003, Bloodshot Dawn have evolved into a technically ferocious extreme metal outfit. Hailed by Terrorizer as a band that delivers “blistering live shows”, Bloodshot Dawn has become a household name in the UK underground.
In 2007 Bloodshot Dawn recorded and released their first effort in the form of ‘Coalition Of Terror’, a two track EP that received positive feedback both critically and around their local metal scene. The band then went on to win the 2009 ‘Metal To The Masses’ competition, playing at Bloodstock Open Air Festival with the likes of influential bands such as Carcass, Arch Enemy and Kreator.
Late 2009 Bloodshot Dawn began preparing material for their follow up to ‘Coalition Of Terror’. This came in the form of the ‘Slaves To The Lie’ EP, released in February 2011. The band supported the release with tour dates in the UK, including gigs with Vader, Krisiun, and Cerebral Bore.
Later that same year, Bloodshot Dawn entered 16th Cellar Studios in Rome (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance), to record their debut full-length release. The self-titled album saw Bloodshot Dawn’s writing style mature noticeably, becoming more intense and technical, while increasingly melodic and accessible. This unique writing sensibility, coupled with fierce production from Stefano Morabito, resulted in an album that saw Bloodshot Dawn claimed by many as one of the UK’s fiercest metal bands.
The album was completed in December 2011 and was self-released on 26th January 2012. The critically acclaimed album has received extremely positive feedback from the fans, and the metal press. Terrorizer cited the album as “a polished exercise in technical fury & unremitting brutality”, going on to say “what Bloodshot Dawn offer is something slick and streamlined without losing sight of the main goal: to smash your teeth in.” The band went on to support Fleshgod Apocalypse on their ‘Agony UK/Eire Tour’. Later in 2012 Bloodshot Dawn played a packed out performance at Bloodstock Open Air festival, the UK’s largest independent metal festival, as well as playing frequent shows around the UK including a full tour support to death metal legends, Decapitated.
Following the success of their debut album, Bloodshot Dawn entered Envy Studios in September 2012 to record a brand new single entitled ’Theoktony’, between tour commitments. The single was released on October 26th 2012 with all proceeds in support of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation (www.sophielancasterfoundation.com).
The following month saw Bloodshot Dawn leave the UK for their first shows abroad. The band toured with Deals Death in Japan and finished the year in India touring with fellow UK metallers Xerath including a slot at Indian Metal Festival headlined by arguably Frances biggest metal export, Gojira.
Not resting for one moment Bloodshot Dawn continued a trail blaze throughout 2013. A European tour alongside Polish death metal masterminds Vader In January/February, a slot at Hammerfest in March, a UK tour supporting Scar Symmetry in March/April before moving on to a short UK headline tour immediately following the Scar Symmetry tour.
Summer 2013 arrived and the band graced more stages throughout the UK and further afield, headlining Headbangers Balls in Cardiff, Wales, appearing at UK Techfest, supporting Wintersun on their UK tour supporting new album ‘Time’, a slot at Metal Days in Slovenia, UK Techfest & MAV Festival, Italy. In September Bloodshot Dawn returned to the UK for a headline tour completing the touring cycle for the debut self-titled album leaving a frenzy of fans in their wake.
2014 arrived and a new chapter had begun for the band. In April the band launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a brand new album and in just 4 days they had achieved their target, testament to the bands loyal following. Over the next few months the band hunkered behind closed doors preparing new material for their sophomore recording all whilst expanding their sights and looking into new territories to campaign throughout 2014. Over the summer the band visited multiple studios such as Studio Disaster in Sweden, Darkside Studio and Envy Studio in England where the band recorded the new album before sending the tracks to Danish sound wizard Jacob Hansen (Aborted, Amaranthe, Volbeat, Destruction, Epica, Pestilence) for mixing and mastering.
In August the band opened the Main Stage at Bloodstock 2014 where they announced they had completed the new album, it was to be entitled ‘Demons’ and it would be released on 26th October of that year. On that same date Bloodshot Dawn embarked on a headline UK/Ireland tour in support of the release and over the course of the next couple of years campaigned the new album further afield including a return once again to what had quickly become the bands second home, Japan.
After a short hiatus, and reshuffle in the ranks, the band welcomed Canadian shredder Morgan Reid to fill the void left by Ben Ellis who went on to join Scar Symmetry, sticksman James Stewart of Vader fame on drums following the departure of Janne Jaloma and new bass player Giacomo Gastaldi. With a new lineup in place and fresh ideas aplenty, July 2017 marked the beginning of a new era for Bloodshot Dawn as the band entered the studio once again, this time to begin work on their third album ‘Reanimation’ which was released January 12th 2018 via Hostile Media.
Bloodshot Dawn have well and truly established themselves as a heavyweight act amongst their peers and the worldwide metal scene. Technical, ferocious with an unrelenting work ethic, Bloodshot Dawn beckons oblivion!
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