L-R – Casey Elliott (Guitar), Morgan Rider (Vocals, Bass), Frankie Caracci (Guitar), Dylan Gowan (Drums)
VESPERIA Announce Toronto Support Date w/ Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, Primal Fear
Cross Canada Tour (April 4-24) w/ Finnish Masters KALMAH
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Currently on their cross Canada tour with Finnish metal masters KALMAH, Toronto, ON based VESPERIA are proud to announce they will be local support for the June 1st tour stop for Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Primal Fear at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club.Full details here.
“We would like to announce our addition to the Toronto stop for Rhapsody and Primal Fear! Though our sound may be routed with a more death metal element, we feel these power metal fans will appreciate our orchestral elements and high speed dexterity!” comments vocalist/ bassist Morgan Rider.
In addition to their support slot, VESPERIA will be headlining this year’s Kitchener Metalfest on May 28th in Kitchener, ON, which is a charity event to raise funds for the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. VESPERIA will be joined by Ontario area bands Devilz By Definition, Archelon, Odium, Fragile Existence, Act of Sin, Calling Chaos.
After tour, VESPERIA will also be completing the recording of their new album to follow to 2015’s ‘The Iron Tempests’ EP. The album is being recorded at Blue Sound & Music Studios in Toronto, Canada with engineer/ producer Russ Mackay (Mastodon, Iron Maiden, Styx) and will feature an array of famous Canadian guest musicians with the art created by Juno award-winning artist Hugh Syme (Rush, Nevermore, Dream Theater).
VESPERIA launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise over $5,000 to record the new album giving fans many special and unique perks for their contributions, including mead made by the band’s front man Morgan Rider, drinking horns, album pre-releases, the bands stage banners and much more! For all details on contributions, please visit the following link: https://www.indiegogo.com/at/new-vesperia-album
Canadian Tourture 2016 Kalmah & Vesperia (remaining dates)
April 14 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum – Event info
April 16 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre (Manitoba Metal Fest) – Event info
April 17 – Regina, SK – The Exchange – Event info
April 18 – Lethbridge, AB – Moose Hall – Event info
April 19 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room – Event info
April 20 – Prince George, BC – Generator Cabaret – Event info
April 21 – Vancouver, BC – The Red Room – Event info
April 22 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub – Event info
April 23 – Kelowna, BC – Flashback’s – Event info
April 24 – Calgary, AB – Distortion – Event info
April 26 – Brandon, MB @ North Hill Inn **No Kalmah
April 29 – Timmins, ON @ The Working Class **No Kalmah – Event info
*new show dates
*May 28 – Kitchener, ON @ Wax Nightclub (Kitchener Metalfest) – Event info
*June 1 – Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club w/ Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, Primal Fear – Event info
The cloudy beginnings of VESPERIA lay etched in the gorged bodies of former musical projects among the now four-member band. Twisting, writhing and forcing their aural onslaught upon metal audiences across the globe have sincerely ensured the band’s continuity through all the harsh and arduous battles modern metal bands are bound to encounter in their tenures.
Established in 2012 by vocalist/ bassist Morgan Rider, the sound, direction and theme of the music quickly and naturally evolved into the style of fierce and heroic metal the band is now known and praised for.
Shortly after releasing their first full-length album Voyage from Vinland, VESPERIA redefined themselves and further focused their direction with the 2012 demo, The Swordsman. In 2013, the band independently funded and released their 2nd full-length album An Olden Tale, drawing the ears and attention of metal fans around the world and demonstrating their true mastery of their craft. During that same year, the band also independently funded and completed several Canadian tours to support the album.
Early 2015 saw the band enter the studio once again to record some demo material, which would become The Iron Tempests EP. During this time, the band toured Canada from coast to coast and also made an appearance at Wacken Open Air in Germany, where they won the title of 2015 International Wacken Battle Champions, a second time win for the band’s frontman, Morgan.
With their most fierce music written to date and a bounty of opportunity awaiting, VESPERIA continue to hungrily eye 2015 as the year they will make their mark upon the Earth.
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