VESPERIA Cross Canada Tour (April 4-24) w/ KALMAH + Launch Album Crowdfunding Campaign

 Conquerors of epic metal, VESPERIA will be supporting Finnish metal masters KALMAH‘s 2016 cross Canada tour from April 4th – 24th (dates listed below). The Oshawa based band has been rising up the ranks after winning the Canadian and International 2015 edition of Wacken Metal Battle crowning them the best in the world against other competing independent bands from over 30 other countries. Over the last 10 years, the international battle has been hosted by the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air that takes place every summer in Wacken, Germany with the planet’s highest caliber of metal bands.

Prior to their tour, VESPERIA will be entering Blue Sound & Music Studios in Toronto, Canada this March to record their followup to 2015’s ‘The Iron Tempests’ EP. Helming the project will be engineer/ producer Russ Mackay (Mastodon, Iron Maiden, Styx). The new album will feature an array of famous Canadian guest musicians and the art will be created by Juno award-winning artist Hugh Syme (Rush, Nevermore, Dream Theatre).

The band has launched an Indiegogo campaign to give fans many special and unique perks for their contributions, including mead made by VESPERIA’s front man Morgan Rider, drinking horns, album pre-releases, the bands stage banners and much more! For all details and to contribute, please visit the following link: 

The band comments:

“With the new year comes much and more from the Vesperia camp! We have been labouring away diligently behind the scenes to breath life into what will be our largest and most ambitious project to date! But to realize our ambitions, we are turning to you: our dear fans, family and friends for help in this new endeavour.

We decided that a crowdfunding campaign made the most sense to raise the necessary funds for our new album while allowing us the opportunity to give back to everyone who has helped build Vesperia to what it is today! We have crafted some truly unique gifts, perks and experiences to make this an incredibly special adventure for everyone. We cant wait to show you what we have in store!”

Canadian Tourture 2016 Kalmah & Vesperia 
April 4 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar – Event Info
April 5 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks – Event info
April 6 – Jonquiere, QC – Les Productions 4 Barils – Event info
April 7 – Rimouski, QC – Salle Desjardins-Telus – Event info
April 8 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub & Grill – Event info
April 9 – Moncton, NB – Esquire Tavern – Event info
April 10 – Quebec, QC – Salle Multi de Méduse – Event info
April 11 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques – Event info
April 12 – Sherbrooke, QC – Le Murdoch – Event info
April 13 – Drummondville, QC – Salle Gaston-Mandeville – Event info
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
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.

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at Manager of The Goddanm Electric, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.