Unearth Announces New North American Tour Dates

Unearth just announced the band’s first-ever shows in Halifax, Moncton, and Fredericton with special guests Fit For An Autopsy, Exalt, and Darkness Divided. These additional dates arrives around previously announced North American shows – check out full details in the tour poster. Advance tickets for all three newly announced shows will be on sale now Tuesday, February 21st via this location.

Saturday, April 1st at The Caveau (Moncton, NB – 19+)
Sunday, April 2nd at The Seahorse Tavern (Halifax, NS – 19+)
Monday, April 3rd at The Capital Complex (Fredericton, NB – 19+)

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Tactus Posts “Colossus” Guitar Playthrough

After unleashing debut full-length album “Bending Light” on October 7th, the Fredericton, New Brunswick five piece progressive metal band just dropped a “Colossus” guitar playthrough video.

The “Bending Light” album features ten outer limit tracks produced by the band with mixing and mastering by Jamie King (Between The Buried In Me, Paradise Lost, Scale The Summit).

1. Anamnesis (2:12)
2. Aurora (6:26)
3. Scimitar (4:08)
4. All Roads (4:06)
5. Feast or Famine (4:58)
6. Colossus (4:20)
7. Goliath (7:14)
8. Cardinal (4:20)
9. Red and Ivory (6:56)
10. King of the Sky (14:35)

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The Apex Kicking Off Canadian Tour Dates

Windsor, ON ghetto tech metal band The Apex will be hitting the road for an Eastern Canadian tour across Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes supporting Erimha and Killitorous from November 18 to December 7, 2015.

The Apex drummer Tyson Taylor comments: “We look forward to hitting the road again! Touring is our favourite part of being in a band and it’s going to be awesome to make new friends and fans plus share the stage with Erimha and Killitorous!”

Nov 18 – Grinning Gator – London, ON
Nov 19 – Venue Music Hall – Windsor, ON
Nov 20 – Dstrct – Guelph, ON
Nov 21 – The Underground – Hamilton, ON
Nov 22 – Nocturne – Toronto, ON
Nov 24 – The Belle Pub – Belleville, ON
Nov 25 – The Atria – Oshawa, ON
Nov 26 – House of Targ – Ottawa, ON
Nov 27 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC
Nov 28 – Pub Heriot – Drummmondville, QC
Dec 2 – L’Anti Bar – Quebec City, QC
Dec 4 – Gus’ Pub – Halifax, NS
Dec 5 – Esquire Tavern – Moncton, NB
Dec 7 – The Capital Complex – Fredericton, NB

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Where Giants Once Stood Announces New Tour Dates

Toronto, ON’s metalcore quartet Where Giants Once Stood will be embarking on a two week Summer Rumble Tour of Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia with Signifier kicking off August 8th in Belleville, ON.

The tour is in support of upcoming sophomore EP “Live Above,” which was produced by Jon Howard of Threat Signal and is due out on September 2nd to follow up last year’s debut “The Changing.”

08/08 – Belleville, ON @ Belle Pub
08/12 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
08/14 – TBA
08/15 – Fredericton, NB @ Elk’s Club
08/16 – Saint John, NB @ Chuckles
08/17 – Halifax, NS @ Plan B
08/18 – Halifax, NS @ House Show
08/19 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’ Pub
08/21 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar Le Magog
08/22 – Oshawa, ON @ Atria
08/23 – TBA

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Fuck The Facts Announces New Tour Dates

Fuck The Facts will be embarking on a tour of the Canadian Maritimes in September, as well as making the band’s first ever appearance in Newfoundland. Dates are as follows:

09/17 Fredericton, NB at The Capital
09/18 Halifax, NS at Gus’ Pub
09/20 St. John’s, NL at Distortion
09/21 St. John’s, NL at Distortion
09/23 Charlottetown, PE at Baba’s Lounge
09/24 Moncton, NB at The Caveau

Before the tour, Fuck the Facts will be playing two shows with Rochester tech-metal band Psyopus, including an appearance at the Southern Ontario Metalfest with Dying Fetus. Dates are as follows:

08/23 Oshawa, ON at The Atria
08/24 Hamilton, ON at The Southern Ontario Metalfest (Club Absinthe)

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Skull Fist Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Toronto’s Skull Fist will be setting out for the Canadian “Shred The East” tour this month, kicking it off in Ottawa, ON on August 16th.

Commented the band: “Canada hasn’t been fisted in a while but it can’t handle a whole fisting at once. So the lucky ones on the East are gonna get it first! GET PIST WITH THE FIST.”

Dates are as follows:

Aug 16 Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf
Aug 17 Montreal, QC – Frites Alors
Aug 18 Quebec City, QC – Bar La Source
Aug 21 Saint John, NB – Pub Down Under
Aug 22 Fredericton, NB – Lava Vodka Bar
Aug 23 Moncton, NB – Esquire Tavern
Aug 24 Windsor, NS – Community Center
Aug 25 Halifax, NS – Marquee Ballroom
Aug 28 Trois Rivieres, QC – Rock Cafe Le Stage

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Orchid’s Curse Announces New Canadian Tour Dates

On the heels of revealing the details on third album “Words,” Orchid’s Curse has now announced a series of dates with Ottawa’s BIIPIIGWAN. The band issued the following statement:

“We are excited as hell to hop into our new (to us) van and spread the curse a little more westward! It’s been a long time since we did any proper touring outside of Atlantic Canada so it brings us great pleasure to make this trek alongside the road warriors in Ottawa’s BIIPIIGWAN!”

2/16 Halifax, NS – Michael’s *
3/22 Halifax, NS – Seahorse Tavern (CD Release) ^
4/4 Hamilton, ON – Doors Pub +
4/5 Toronto, ON – Duffy’s Tavern +
4/6 Ottawa, ON -Daily Grind +
4/7 Sherbrooke, QC – ArtFocus Sherbrooke +
4/8 Quebec City, QC – L’Agitee +
4/9 Fredericton, NB – Fusion Nightlife +
4/10 Saint John, NB – Pub Down Under +
4/11 Moncton, NB – Esquire Tavern +
4/12 Charlottetown, PE – Baba’s Lounge +
4/24 Charlottetown, NB – Hunter’s Ale House #
4/25 Fredericton, NB – Lava Vodka Bar #
4/26 Moncton, NB – OC Nightclub #
4/27 Halifax, NS – Michael’s #
* with Cancer Bats, Dance Laury Dance, Oceans
^ with Black Moor, Pith
+ with BIIPIIGWAN ‘Bogus Journey’ Tour
# with Three Inches of Blood, Goatwhore

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Helm Announces New Canadian Tour Dates

Fredericton, New Brunswick act Helm has announced a string of upcoming Canadian shows in support of the band’s self-titled release. Dates are as follows:

Feb 22 Halifax, N.S. – Sad Rad w/Hellacaust TBA
Feb 23 Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Baba’s Lounge
March 21 Quebec City, P.Q. – Noise isn’t noise w/ Cyanide Eyes
March 22 Ottawa, Ont. – The Brass Monkey
March 23 Montreal, P.Q. – Puke Fest @ COOP KATACOMBES
March 24 Sherbrooke, P.Q. – Artfocus w/ Sights of War
March 25 Fredericton, N.B. – The Capital w/Burnt Church SpineSplitter

For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here. You can also check out the “Helm” release in the Bandcamp player below.


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Hero’s Last Rite Releases New Music Video For "I Am Atomic"

Canadian thrash band Hero’s Last Rite, which was covered in a a previous edition of our “Unearthing the Metal Underground” column, has now released a video for “I Am Atomic.” Check out the clip below.

The video was shot in Fredericton, New Brunswick with director Tim Rayne and marks the band’s first official music video. Hero’s Last Rite set two shows in New Brunswick to debut the video, Friday in Moncton and Saturday in Fredericton. Due to technical issues the video could not be shown in the Moncton venue; however the band rigged up a mini showing of the video in the back of its tour van in the parking lot. Fredericton’s showing, with a jam packed venue, went off without a hitch.

Hero’s Last Rite is currently writing and recording for the follow up to the debut release “Inevitable is the End.”

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Cauldron Kicking Off Canadian Tour Dates Tonight

Canadian heavy metal trio Cauldron is due to kick off a tour tonight (Thursday, September 22nd) in Quebec City.

The “Canadian Assault” tour starts off with a headlining performance at the opening day of the tenth anniversary edition of the Quebec Metal Fest, before the band continues around the country for six more shows. Cauldron vocalist and bassist Jason Decay comments:

“Last time we hit the Maritimes was in the middle of a blizzard, and we still had some great shows. Hopefully the roads work better this time though. Also looking forward to getting right French again in QC!”

Cauldron has the following upcoming tour dates:

Sep. 22 – Quebec City, QC – Quebec Metal Fest at Bar Le Scanner
Sep. 23 – Moncton, NB – The Manhattan
Sep. 24 – Dartmouth, NS – CD Heaven (6pm in-store performance)
Sep. 24 – Halifax, NS – Club 1668
Sep. 25 – Saint John, NB – Pub Down Under
Sep. 26 – Fredericton, NB – The Capital
Sep. 30 – Hamilton, ON – Doors Pub

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