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 (http://whitenorthstudios.com).
“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.” comments vocalist/ bassist Morgan Rider.
2 – Iron Saga (6:13)
3 – In the Hall of the Mountain King (2:12)
EP Length: 12:59
07.10 – Oshawa, ON – The Moustache Club
07.12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo
07.13 – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern
07.14 – Edmonton, AB – DV8
07.16 – Calgary, AB – Distortion
07.18 – Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metalfest
07.21 – Brandon, MB – North Hill Inn
07.23 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Algonquin Hotel
07.24 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
07.30 – 08.01 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
08.14 – Windsor, ON – Venue Music Hall
Twisting, writhing and forcing their aural onslaught upon metal audiences across the globe have sincerely ensured VESPERIA’s continuity through all the harsh and arduous battles modern metal bands are sure to encounter in their tenures.
Originally formed in 2005 by lead vocalist/ bassist Morgan Rider as a black metal band, the sound, direction and theme of the music naturally evolved into the style of fierce and heroic metal the band is now known for. Shortly after releasing their long overdue brand melodic metal 2011 full-length ‘Voyage from Vinland’, VESPERIA redefined their purpose and direction once and finally with their 2012 demo ‘The Swordsman’ and 2013 full-length ‘An Olden Tale’, drawing the ears and attention of metal fans around the world and demonstrating their true mastery of their craft.With the most fierce music written to date and a bounty of opportunity awaiting, VESPERIA hungrily eye 2015 as the year they will make their mark upon the Earth.
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