Official press release:
Vesperia, Canada’s epic metal quartet and recently crowned 2015 champions of Wacken Metal Battle Canada has teamed up with Bravewords.com for the premiere of ‘Iron Saga’, one of three tracks offered on their upcoming EP The Iron Tempests being released on July 10th. The EP was co-produced with the effort of Ryan Bovaird, frontman of Canadian melodeath band Hallow’s Die. The EP artwork was also created by none other than Vesperia’s frontman Morgan Rider at his own White North Studios.
Comments vocalist/bassist Morgan Rider:
“‘Iron Saga’ is about the forging of steel blades from the viewpoint of the steel itself as a sentient, blood-hungry presence. The lyrics talk about the steel coming to awareness while being shaped and it’s eagerness to leave the forge to see battle and taste blood. As the song progresses, the steel recalls the ebb and flow of ancient battles and the shaping of the world.”
EP pre-orders are available at this location.
Vesperia will be performing a string of tour dates across Western Canada this July with select dates supported by Winnipeg’s melodic death metal band Laika. Plus performing at Wacken Open Air later this month.
7/10 – Oshawa, ON | The Moustache Club w/ Arbor, Blastomycosis, & Conquer
7/12 – Winnipeg, MB | The Zoo *
7/13 – Saskatoon, SK | Vangelis Tavern *
7/14 – Edmonton, AB | DV8 *
7/16 – Calgary, AB | Distortion *
7/18 – Armstrong, BC | Armstrong Metalfest
7/21 – Brandon, MB | North Hill Inn
7/23 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON | Algonquin Hotel
7/24 – Sudbury, ON | The Asylum
7/30 – 08.01 – Wacken, DE | Wacken Open Air
8/14 – Windsor, ON | Venue Music Hall
* = w/ Laika
The Iron Tempests track listing:
1. “The Western Tempests”
2. “Iron Saga”
3. “In The Hall Of The Mountain King”