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Montreal, QC – March 27, 2019
For fans of Abiotic, early- Fallujah, The Faceless
Edmonton’s PROTOSEQUENCE Announce Full Canadian Tour Coming June 2019
Edmonton’s PROTOSEQUENCE is preparing for a cross Canada tour this June, bringing their face-melting mix of modern and technical death metal to familiar Western Canadian cities and new ones in the East.
Having solidified their following in the underground scene around Western Canada, with appearances at Armstrong and Metallion Festivals along with touring through British Columbia and Alberta plus sharing the stage with such well-known acts including The Faceless, Angelmaker, Ingested, and Signs of the Swarm. PROTOSEQUENCE are now ready to conquer the Eastern side of Canada on their June tour in support of their two EPs ‘Biophagous’ (2017) and ‘Schizophrene’ (2016) along with a new fresh single set to be released in April. The band is looking forward to partying with existing fans as well as gaining new ones who might also be admirers of similar sounding extreme metal acts such as Abiotic, The Faceless, and early Fallujah.
The band adds:
“We are really excited to be finally hitting some cities in the East as well as returning to some of our favorites in the West. We have been tucked away reinventing ourselves and can’t wait to show people the “New” Protosequence. If we are in your town, come out and say hi. Let’s have a drink and talk metal, pets and partying.”
‘Biophagous’ EP Stream here.
Lyric Video – Parasitic here.
(Tour poster design by Taylor Bourque Designs)
June 1 – Calgary, AB – County Line Saloon *
June 3 – Kelowna, BC – Muninn’s Post *
June 5 – Vancouver, BC – Pub 340 *
June 6 – Nanaimo, BC – The Cambie
June 7 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
June 8 – Abbotsford, BC – Captains
June 11 – Lethbridge, AB – Slice Bar and Grill
June 13 – Winnipeg, MB – Windsor
June 14 – Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirates
June 16 – Montreal, QC – TBA
June 17 – Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martiniere
June 19 – Hamilton, ON – Doors Pub
June 20 – London, ON – Old East 765
June 21 – Toronto, ON – Duffy’s
June 24 – Portage La Prairie, MB – TBA
June 25 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
* = dates w/ Plaguebringer
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Protosequence was formed in the spring of 2014 by five guys who shared the same goal: create an array of songs that reflected each of them personally. As Autumn approached that year, the band started to play in Edmonton, as well as Central and Southern Alberta. Releasing their debut 4 song EP “Schizophrene” in January of 2016, they quickly established a name for themselves in the Edmonton and area metal scene. Bassist Ryan Schaffler left the band in early 2017, with Jacob Teeple filling the vacancy seamlessly. After taking to the road, completing a 10-day tour of Western Canada in June, they hit the studio and released their sophomore 4 song EP “Biophagous” in August of 2017. 2018 saw Protosequence solidify and expand their following around Western Canada. Playing Armstrong and Metallion Festival, touring through BC, as well as sharing the stage with touring acts like The Faceless, Angelmaker, Ingested, Signs of the Swarm, Bodysnatcher, and others. In August, vocalist Joe McKee announced his retirement from Protosequence, with guitarist Kyle Hunter following suit a few weeks later. Protosequence quickly added Josh Hahn to the mix on vocals after seeing him perform with his previous band, Seraphic Nihilist. Shortly after Metallion Festival, the band convinced him to move from Prince George, BC, to the motherland: Edmonton, Alberta. With no luck finding a replacement guitarist, the band pressed on into writing mode.
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“Edmonton’s Protosequence perform an agile balancing act on the new song “Shepherd” we’re bringing you from their forthcoming EP, Biophagus, a high-wire performance that deftly straddles a stylistic divide without ever losing their path forward.” – No Clean Singing
“In the vein of bands like All Shall Perish & Born of Osiris, Protosequence kick proceedings off with the furiously tech riffing of Parasitic, a wild & untamed slab of death metal. That is until a surprising tempo change that brings in some keyboards & more classic metal sounding guitar solo. It’s a damn strong start, one that leaves you wondering just what more Biophagous has to offer.” – Games, Braaaiiins And A Headbanging Life
“Biophagous is of another caliber, every aspect of it is flawless, and will not only be in my playlist but should be in everyone else’s as well. Whatever you do, do not sleep on this band. Make sure you pick up Biophagus when it releases August 18th! ” – Blood Rock Media
“Protosequence is an act of quality over quantity. I get seriously lost in their music, be it through a spine-damaging headbanging session (“DFL”) or stretch of melodic introspection (“Shepherd”). Biophagous offers up another nice showcase of the band’s skill across a variety of substyles and paces.” – Metal Trenches
“Incorporating elements from deathcore, technical death metal, and, yes, even djent, Protosequence manages to maintain the listener’s interest while developing an identity that is not only unique to Canada, but to the world. ” – It Djents