After a half year of relative recluse, Canadian epic metal quartet VESPERIA have recently announced their return to the fray with an onslaught of fresh news!
After recently announcing the band’s new lineup with the addition of talented young drummer (and son of Lawrence Gowan), Dylan Gowan as well as a new logo – VESPERIA now plan on entering the studio next month to record a short EP/ Mini CD follow up to 2013’s AN OLDEN TALE.
“We are going to be recording 2 brand new original songs that we have been playing live and in rehearsal for the better part of the last year as well as a special cover song from a well-known piece of Norwegian classical music. We realize that none of us hold much Norwegian heritage, but we really love this piece of music and would love to record our take on it” comments the band’s frontman, Morgan Rider.
The title for the upcoming EP will be called ‘The Iron Tempest EP’ and will span around 18-24 minutes long. Helming the engineering side of the effort will be Ryan Bovaird (frontman of Canadian melodeath band Hallow’s Die).
In addition, VESPERIA will also be performing select intimate shows throughout Canada during March and April. These shows will display VESPERIA’s striking new live performance as well as a selection from their entire repetoire.
The show dates are as follows:
February 27th – Toronto, ON @ Rancho Relaxo
March 6th – Toronto WACKEN BATTLE @ Bovine Sex Club
March 7th – Oshawa, ON @ The Atria
March 13th – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
March 14th – London, ON @ The APK
April 17th – Kingston, ON @ Overtime
April 18th – Belleville, ON @ Belle Pub
*MORE SHOWS TO BE ANNOUNCED*
More information at http://vesperiametal.com.