VESPERIA Joins ‘Okkultis In Canada Tour’ Presented By PureGrainAudio w/ Necronomicon, Abiotic

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VESPERIA Joins ‘Okkultis In Canada Tour’ Presented By w/ Necronomicon, Abiotic

L-R – Casey Elliott (Guitar), Morgan Rider (Vocals, Bass), Frankie Caracci (Guitar), Dylan Gowan (Drums)


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       Canadian epic metal quartet and 2015 Wacken Metal Battle champions VESPERIA are proud to announce they will be back on the road for dates across Canada with death metal masters NECRONOMICON and Floridian tech-death metallers ABIOTIC for the ‘Okkultis In Canada Tour’ presented by The tour will kick off in Ottawa, ON on August 4th and head as far west as Vancouver to wrap up back east in VESPERIA‘s hometown of Oshawa on Aug 27th. This is VESPERIA‘s second cross Canada tour in 2016, previously supporting Finnish metal masters KALMAH during the month of April. 

We are back for another assault upon Canada! This time we look forward to joining forces with Necronomicon and Abiotic! We can’t wait to see all of our Canadian fans again soon!” comments vocalist / bassist Morgan Rider.

VESPERIA are currently completing the recording of their new album to follow to 2015’s ‘The Iron Tempests’ EP. The album is being recorded at Blue Sound & Music Studios in Toronto, Canada with engineer/ producer Russ Mackay (Mastodon, Iron Maiden, Styx) and will feature an array of famous Canadian guest musicians with the art created by Juno award-winning artist Hugh Syme (Rush, Nevermore, Dream Theater). 

VESPERIA launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise over $5,000 to record the new album giving fans many special and unique perks for their contributions, including mead made by the band’s front man Morgan Rider, drinking horns, album pre-releases, the bands stage banners and much more! For all details on contributions, please visit the following link: 


‘Okkultis In Canada Tour’ presented by
8/4 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks

8/5 – St. Catherines, ON @ Detour Music Hall
8/6 – Windsor, ON @ Windsor Beer Exchange
8/7 – London, ON @ Call The Office
8/9 – Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum
8/12 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
8/13 – Brandon, MA @ North Hill Inn
8/14 – Winnipeg, MA @ The Park Theatre
8/15 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
8/16 – Lethbridge, AB @ Inferno Nightclub
8/17 – Edmonton, AB  @ The Brixx
8/18 – Kelowna, BC @ Muninn’s Post
8/19 – Victoria, BC @ The V-Lounge

8/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
8/21 – Prince George, BC @ Generator Cabaret
8/22 – Calgary, AB @ Distortion
8/23 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre
8/26 – Timmins, ON @ The Working Class
*8/27 – Oshawa, ON @ The Atria
* = Abiotic & Vesperia only



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.


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