RR Booking presents Seax (Massachusetts), Warsenal (Montreal), Sandstorm (Vancouver) and Glare.
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
18+ with government issued identification
When: Thursday September 5th, 2019
Admission: $10.00 Advance Available at https://slothrecords.wordpress.com/ or www.myshowpass.com
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A fixture on the true metal scene, Massachussetts' SEAX are a staunchly DIY and hard-touring group. Founded in 2009 with the intent of playing classic heavy metal, it was 2012 when SEAX's first album arrived with the aptly titled High on Metal. Completely DIY, it set the standard for which the band would follow. Two years later came To the Grave, further intensifying SEAX's by-now-speeding sound and underlining their independent spirit. But it was 2016's lay-it-all-on-the-line Speed Metal Mania where the band really came into their own, seemingly perfecting their infectiously classic speed metal sound.
That is, until Fallout Rituals, where SEAX have truly come into their own. Like some long-lost Cobra Records or Mausoleum release from '84, SEAX come roaring outta the gates with gleaming chrome and billowing exhaust, heading down the highway literally high on heavy metal. Old Canadian and German gods are hailed, and they see that all is right and righteous with SEAX; there's no faking this kind of authenticity, this timeless and unbending pursuit of total speed metal. Soaring vocals, exploding solos, locomotive drive, clear-yet-cutting production, absolute desire and desperation at every turn: Fallout Rituals is once again aptly titled, so focused is their pistons-pumping push. Naturally, elder British spirits likewise linger across this landscape, and they are suitably pleased with SEAX's speed metal mania.
The more things change, the more they stay the same...we've heard it all before. But hearing Fallout Rituals is believing SEAX, and they will convert you yet - or just plow through you like the evil invaders that they are!
Montreal Canada's Warsenal first began forming in 2011 originally between two childhood school friends Mathieu Rondeau and Francis Labine. The duo had previously become friends and met in their early teens, and bonded through having similar taste in music (mainly metal) and both being fans of the bands Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and Voivod. Just like many bands these days, solidifying a line up can be challenging, and in Warsenal's case, it was the drum department for the first few years. This call was answered when Vincent Caron came into the mix in 2016 after a series of drummers. Both Mathieu and Francis knew Vincent from being in the same Jazz music program from college days, reached out, hit it off and rounded out the line-up perfectly.
In the early days of Warsenal, the band released a three-song Demo in 2012 and immediately started performing live in May of the same year. The Demo quickly grasped the attention of a Japanese festival organizer who invited the band to perform on the 'True Thrash Fest' in Japan February 2013, Warsenal's first international performance. This was no run of the mill fest, since Exciter, Violator and Sabbat were all on the bill, just to name a few of the heavy hitters. The band gained further notice from fans when they got home and immediately took to touring and playing in every Canadian province, even headlining 2 different festivals in their home country.
In 2015 Warsenal started writing and recorded their debut album 'Barn Burner' which was released on Punishment 18 Records on September 28th the same year. Shortly after in early 2016, the guys got invited to go tour Mexico, 2 of those dates being the main support to the Enforcer Mexican Tour.
In 2017, the band played on the Full Terror Assault Festival in Cave-In-Rock, Il (USA) with bands such as: Overkill, Venom Inc., Crowbar, Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, etc. In 2018, Warsenal supported Solstice (US) on a West Coast US tour in May and in September they toured with the Japanese band Abigail across Canada.
The guys have proven themselves to be a force to reckon with from their live performances, and have also finished their latest unreleased set of material for their new upcoming album “Feast Your Eyes”. This Thrash-Metal forward collection of songs is the best material to date and will surely turn the heads of all their current fans, along with fans of old school Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. Make sure to be on the lookout for their sophomoric release in 2019.
Sandstorm was formed winter 2017 & consist of PJ La Griffe on drums, Reptile Anderson on lead vocals & bass guitar and Stevie Whiteless on lead vocals & guitar. Inspired by 80s Swedish underground metal, N.W.O.B.H.M & Rob Halford's Instagram account. Sandstorm has played numerous sold out shows in Vancouver & are always seen in shining studs and black leather.
From the twisted minds of members of BLACKRAT GATEKRASHOR AND RIOT CITY comes a storm of disease rushing over the earth. Bare witness and die by GLARE.
*This event takes place on the territory of the Blackfoot and the people of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T'ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
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