The Hallowed Catharsis Tour Leaves No Remains

The Hallow Catharsis tour made it’s last stop in Kelowna Sunday night. The Summer Explosion tour made it’s way through BC and Alberta with support from No Faith in Fortune, Bushwacker (on select dates) and Technical Damage joining in the total destruction of Kelowna.

The Hallowed Catharsis Tour

No Faith in Fortune (Post-Metalcore) – Vancouver, BC

no faith in fortune

Super interesting! I had never heard NFIF before nor knew much about them beyond them being on the bill. I thought they had a really interesting set and loved the fact that they had a keyboardist on stage with them.

Vocalist Matty Toth put on an interactive show having him down on the floor with the crowd. Now whether he does that at shows to be in among the crowd or the fact that Muninn’s has a smaller stage. Unknown to me! We’ll have to talk about it when/if we have them on the show eventually!

Their album EP Designing Yesterday was released in May and really hits hard with some quite intense moments such as the track Dead Possessions.

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Technical Damage (Vancouver, BC) – groove/metalcore/metal

Technical Damage I had seen earlier this year when they were here with Truent. Funny that they are then playing the same weekend in Kelowna (just different nights). They also have a groove similar in ways to Truent only with more of a groove/metalcore sound.

When the intense moments kick in they are not when expected and really give a kick in the ass. Their album The Introspect has some progression to the music. Each song takes you through a progression of sections that flow together so well to the ears. There are catchy moments you least expect with sudden changes in the verse sections that groovely well.

This second video is one I took back in mid-March and have it uploaded to my personal YouTube channel for whatever reason:

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The Hallowed Catharsis (Vancouver, BC) – progressive death metal

Ah yes, The Hallowed Catharsis tour. The whole reason we are here. These guys SLAP HARD and put on such a great show. At this particular gig each metalhead there participated in their own way in moshing, cheering, headbanging away. What an incredible sight to see.

This live footage we streamed on Facebook will give an example of just how intense it was. The quality isn’t good as it was streaming over the LTE network and not a secure ethernet connection. What is important is we captured what it is like to be at a show on The Hallowed Catharsis tour to help motivate even more people to come out to the show and experience this!

We also captured this song which still has a title that is unknown to us. Hopefully we will learn soon but I couldn’t find it on any of their current releases.

Seriously though, these are some of the coolest dudes. Sean (vocalist) hung out with us after the show and it was a really nice time talking with him and learning more about the band and the people behind the creative music.

Check out their latest single below. Well worth the listen and throw them a couple of bucks too! The support is much appreciated and goes a long way.

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Thanks for making it to the end of the page! We have some really amazing stuff in the pipeline that will surprise a lot of people so please stay tuned!

Until then we have some shows coming up in September including:

Seax, Warsenal, Hyperia, LunAttack and Eden Echo on September 6th at Muninn’s Post. Eden Echo having been on the podcast previously with lots of good footage of these talented guys.

Apprentice, Greyhawk and Pharm on September 14th also at Muninn’s Post. Pharm footage here!

Podcast Episode 3 – At Doom’s Gate

After a weekend of two sold out gigs in Kelowna we have a lot to say about what we saw and heard. Have you ever heard the soundtrack to Doom 2016? Since we can’t stop listening to it we decided to give it some discussion! The show down between two melodic death metal bands is on. Hold on tight as we compare two bands that are and yet are not similar.

https://www.buzzsprout.com/264290/1005153-at-doom-s-gate.js?player=small



What happened the last week?

Thursday the 14th – Enterprise Earth and Aethere show
Saturday the 16th – Truent and Technical Damage show
 
News
 
Black Guard’s new single with Kittie-frontwoman Morgan Lander.
New Amon Amarth track Raven’s Flight.
 
DOOM

Mick Gordon’s video on the Doom 2016 soundtrack.
 
The 4 Easter eggs hidden in his music. On Feb 7th the final easter egg was discovered 2 years after the game’s release.
Doom Annihilation trailer.
 
Other
 
When people wear shirts from bands they don’t listen to or don’t understand where it’s from.
 
Upcoming
 
3rd round of Wacken Battle of the Bands at Muninn’s Post March 23rd.

Truent and Technical Damage at Muninn’s Post

Vancouver metal bands Truent and Technical Damage played Muninn’s Post on Saturday night (March 16, 2019) with supporting acts The Unending and Eden Echo. As far as I knew this was still one of Eden Echo’s first live shows. They have maybe a half dozen under their belt. This was also The Unending’s first show in a long time with a new lineup too.

I also had the pleasure of meeting a number of new people whom I struck up conversation with. One woman coming from Vernon to see the shows at the Post due to the lack of metal culture in Vernon. As we touched on in our dialogue Vernon does have the odd metal show and the blackened death metal band Xul hails from there as well. It is not a lost cause! Also, as she told me, it is worth driving the 45 or so minutes to Kelowna for a show. She also has a relative in a black metal band called SVNEATR which is coming to town this year. I’ll be contacting them for an interview. I listened to their album and really dig their old school style of black metal.

There was one man I met who had said that he had been going to metal concerts in Kelowna since the 80’s. The other night when Enterprise Earth and Aethere were in town was the first time he was turned away at the door because the show was sold out. This show is the second sold out this week. It is starting to feel like metal is really on the verge of becoming something bigger in this area.

Eden Echo

Eden Echo presented their songs very well. The style felt a little like a slight mix of Jari’s Ensiferum meets his first Wintersun album. Very creative with tons of different vocal styles and musical influences. These guys have a great opportunity to tighten their sound and continue creating awesome music!

YouTube playlist (2 songs)

The Unending

Wow, I was very impressed with The Unending. I had the pleasure of talking with Tyler a couple evenings before. He will be on the podcast in the future to discuss this band along with his metal history. This was their first show in, if memory serves me correct, five years and Tyler has been writing music for 9-10. These songs sounded very tight, interesting and very hard hitting. All the members had a fantastic onstage presence and were 100% into the show.

The Unending was a pleasure to watch and I’m looking forward to seeing them again. I had a difficult time describing the style so I will just let the videos do that for me.

YouTube playlist (4 songs)

Technical Damage

Technical Damage has this machine like sound to their tone, riffs and licks. It sounds unique to my ears and wasn’t something I could really get into at first. I had listened to their Bandcamp songs enough that I purchased their newest release and continued to listen to it for some time. Eventually it grew on me and I quite enjoy it now. They put on a great set. Lots of intensity and I highly enjoyed it.

YouTube playlist (3 songs)

Truent

These guys put on a hell of a show. Great stage presence and very tight sounding. Unfortunately the singer and guitarist Johnny Roodenrys had an injured hand so not only was he unable to play guitar but also had to cut the set short. He still put on a fantastic show despite his injury. The entire band did.

I purchased their EP off Bandcamp after they so graciously asked me to for listening to it too much. I felt they had the potential to put on a great show with their style mixing (which sounds to my ears like) Lamb of God, early SYL and System of a Down. They absolutely did not disappoint.

YouTube playlist (4 songs)