Montreal, QC – June 29, 2022
MY HOLLOW Announces Great North Resurgence Canadian Tour w/ Tortured Saint
Out Now! New EP “Fighting The Monsters”
L-R Angelo Giammattolo – Drums, Sean De Faria – Bass, Graham Gaudreault – Vocals, Greg Gallagher – Guitar, Matt Williams – Keyboards,
(not pictured in photo) Danio Pirrone – Guitar
Photo Credit – Brett Teskey
Toronto’s My Hollow announces they will be hitting the road this coming July for the Great North Resurgence Tour with London, ON’s Tortured Saint. The tour will kick off in Guelph, ON on July 22nd and see both bands go West towards Alberta for performances on this year’s Loud As Hell Festival on July 31st (all dates listed below).
My Hollow is touring in support of their latest EP “Fighting The Monsters” released this past April. The EP features guest vocals from Bjorn ‘Speed’ Strid (Soilwork). The band supported its release with the very much loved puppet video “Vultures” and a cartoon for its title track. The new record boasts the heaviest music that they have written along with the addition of keyboards to add a new layer of epic melodies.
“Fighting The Monsters” was released on April 8th and available on all digital platforms including https://myhollow.bandcamp.com
Puppet Music Video – Vultures – https://youtu.be/aExduk_8XPg
Cartoon Music Video – Fighting The Monsters ft. Björn Strid (Soilwork) – https://youtu.be/nD_lQgx1zYs
My Hollow started via the internet many years ago and has had some lineup changes since then. As they have matured, so has the music and they are excited to share their latest version of themselves with the world. The band expects newer fans, as well as established ones, will be able to find tangible qualities to enjoy about the new EP. The new tunes don’t stray too far from their back catalogue, but they do possess more of a mature approach to the songwriting. The addition of keyboardist Matt Williams has also added a new dimension to the My Hollow sound. The band is suitable for fans of modern metal, especially those with a penchant for Fit For An Autopsy, Gojira, and Lamb of God.
Great North Resurgence Tour – Tortured Saint and My Hollow
July 22 – Guelph, ON – Onyx Nightclub
July 23 – Toronto, ON – The Rockpile
July 26 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
July 27 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
July 28 – Edmonton, AB – Shakers Roadhouse
July 31 – Drumheller, AB – Loud As Hell Festival
Aug 5 – London, ON – Rum Runners
My Hollow is:
Graham Gaudreault – Vocals
Angelo Giammattolo – Drums
Greg Gallagher – Guitar
Danio Pirrone – Guitar
Sean De Faria – Bass
Matt Williams – Keyboards
For more info:
hollow: (1) a place or area that is lower than the area around it.
(2) an empty space inside of something.
The definitions of the word hollow describe My Hollow fittingly. With intense riffs and passages seamlessly giving way to lower, heavier parts in a lock-up, chunked out style with mutes leaving empty space in an otherwise chaotic sequence.
Based out of the Toronto area, My Hollow boasts a cast of independent metal journeymen, hungry to be heavier, tighter and more engaging with every song. Applying advice and drawing experience from performing alongside some of Canada’s biggest metal exports; The Agonist, Cryptopsy, Threat Signal, Beneath The Massacre among others. My Hollow as a whole can draw from a multitude of influences, not only from metal but from other genres as well, reflected in both their recorded releases as well as their live performance. Described by Danish webzine Power Of Metal as “five pissed off Canadians ready to tear my head off!” As well as “all the subtlety of a two-ton anvil slamming down on a set of pearly whites” by US based heavy metal blog, Heavy Metal Time Machine.
My Hollow has two official releases, 2012’s ‘Cold Dark Days EP’ featuring four demo versions of songs which were reworked and reimagined on 2014’s ‘On Borrowed Time’ full length release featuring My Hollow’s most refined and focused work to date.
Like any band, My Hollow has had its highs and lows. Being selected as a finalist for the annual Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2013 solidified My Hollow as one of Toronto’s, as well as Canada’s top metal acts and announced themselves to a broader spectrum of listeners. Although narrowly missing out on a spot to perform in Germany at heavy metal’s premier festival the experience proved to strengthen the bands resolve and galvanize their confidence in the process.
While the band’s recorded releases give the listener an idea of what My Hollow is about, the live performance is where My Hollow truly shine. “With a crushing wave of energy, and sound, My Hollow filled the venue with their effervescent presence. The lads never disappoint on stage,” is how Toronto based metal publication Metal Master Kingdom described their experience.
With a new EP “Fighting The Monsters”, which includes guest vocals from Bjorn Strid (Soilwork) due out in 2022 and an ever-evolving sound and live performance, My Hollow strive to become an ever-present staple in the Canadian and global metal scene and will stop at nothing to leave you hollow, and wanting more.
2022 – Fighting The Monsters (EP)
2020 – iSolation (Single)
2018 – And Now We Fall (Single)
2015 – On Borrowed Time (LP)
2013 – Cold Dark Days (EP)
Shared Stage with:
The Agonist, Beyond Creation, Cryptopsy, Soilwork, Unearth, Battlecross, Fit For An Autopsy, Wretched, War Of Ages, SkullFist, Neck Of The Woods, Operus, Kill Devil Hill, Vital Remains, Warbringer, Beneath The Massacre. As well as (relatively) local bands: Insurrection, Centuries Of Decay, Sludgehammer, Astaroth Incarnate, BornBroken, Lutharo, Tortured Saint, Burning The Day.
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“If you’re looking for a solid orchestral, melodic death metal track to kick off your week, then look no further than our premiere of the new My Hollow single “Vultures.” – Metal Injection
“My Hollow – Vultures Returning with their first new music since 2015, Canada’s My Hollow bring a keyboard-laced feast of death metal in ‘Vultures’, the first track released from their upoming EP Fighting the Monsters. With nearly 5000 votes for this, it’s fair to say that fans are just a little excited.” – KNOTFEST.COM CHAMPION: COUNTDOWN TO OBLIVION JAN 26 – BEST MUSIC VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
“One can only imagine the damage that these boys can do live, and tracks like the fast-paced ‘Faded Through’ and the explosive finale of ‘The Iron harvest’ will incite dangerous levels of pit action. An interesting and welcome return.” – The Razor’s Edge
“Canadian progressive/groove death metal leviathans My Hollow release an epically engrossing EP that’s about to turn heads this month, Fighting the Monsters… A brutal and captivating piece of work from start to finish that lyrically deals with a myriad of deep themes, Fighting with Monsters is a personal triumph of an EP for a band in terms of maturity, growth, and depth. If they continue to weave such titanic feats much like this for the future of their careers, the future looks quite promising for these Canadian heavy hitters.” – Into The Void
“Fighting The Monsters” is a triumphant return boasting 26 minutes of music that sits in the space between Metalcore and Melodic Death Metal with synths enriching a technical riff leaning guitar attack with thunderous drums and hints at Power Metal influences in melody, lyric and lead during opening cut “Vultures” that adds to an epic feel.” – Metal Noise
“Melodic death, with a metalcore slant… a lot of stuff going on technically, and catchy brutal-ish too!” – Mosh Pit Radio – WORT FM 89.9 FM
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