Canadian epic metal bands VESPERIA and CRIMSON SHADOWS (Spread the Metal Records) have just announced plans to join forces on their first trans-continental tour entitled WESTERN CRUSADE CANADIAN TOUR! This August, VESPERIA & CRIMSON SHADOWS (who both just recently rose to the finals of the 2013 Wacken Battle Canada) will hit the trans-Canada Highway from South Ontario to Victoria British Columbia and back in stoic determination to bring their epic metal assault Canada-wide!
VESPERIA also recently announced a pre order campaign for the digital release of their new album AN OLDEN TALE that will begin on Monday, June 24th. The pre order will be available from their Bigcartel and Bandcamp pages, available at these locations:
VESPERIA’s new album AN OLDEN TALE was recorded between October 2012 and March 2013 with Thomas Ireland (Icehouse Studios, Battlesoul) in Goderich, ON. The cover artwork for the album was done by Jan Yrlund, whose art credits include TYR, KORPIKLAANI, MANOWAR & APOCALYPTICA.
Here is the WESTERN CRUSADE CANADIAN tour route:
August 1st – Oshawa, ON – The Atria (with Blackguard)
August 2nd – North Bay, ON – The Granite Club
August 3rd – Timmins, ON – venue TBA
August 5th – Winnipeg, MB – The Royal Albert
August 6th – TBA ***
August 7th – Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
August 9th – Victoria, BC – venue TBA
August 10th – Vancouver, BC – Venue TBA
August 12th – TBA ***
August 13th – TBA ***
August 14th – Edmonton, AB – DV8 Tavern
Agusut 15th – TBA ***
August 16th – Medicine Hat, AB – Liquid Niteclub
August 17th – Winnipeg, MB
***locations to be announced.
The band also filmed a music video for the single ‘Pints Held High’ from the 2011 release. That video can be viewed here: