First Fragment, The Kennedy Veil, Sarah Longfield
772 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON, M6J 1V1
This event is 19 and over
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For the recent successes of technical death outfit ARCHSPIRE to come into fruition, certain variables must align. Talent, drive, creativitiy, and absolute dedication are only a few characteristics one may notice about the group, and indeed many have experienced the bi-product of these characteristics:
A tight live performance, where impressive speeds come grinding to a halt, and in even less time twist and contort into complex passages rife with beautiful harmonies, juxtaposed against insidious melodies. An attention to songwriting, focusing not only on technicality, but originality as well, take this sub genre and put it on it's ear. And the combination of musical backgrounds, which is apparent in much of ARCHSPIRE'S music, showing itself through catchy rhythms, interesting riffs and arrangements, and progressive passages.
Pushing boundaries of speed and endurance set only by the genre's top artists, while remaining accessible and interesting is no small feat. These Canadians have proven themselves worthy of touring and playing with bands like Origin, Decapitated, Hate Eternal, Abysmal Dawn, Vomitory, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Aborted.
When all the elements required align in such a way that they form something original, and interesting, it becomes a catalyst for something new... and in the case of ARCHSPIRE, All has indeed, Aligned.
For fans of : Origin, Spawn of Possession, Obscura, and Immolation.
With the recent release of the band's debut album "Dasein" in May 2016, Montreal's First Fragment have caught the attention of many shred fanatics worldwide with their adventurous and eclectic sound. Combining 80's neoclassical metal, flamenco and extreme metal influences, the music of First Fragment is a bold and over-the-top "monument of shred," despite it's structural and harmonic simplicity. Formed in 2007, First Fragment quickly drew attention of the underground after releasing numerous demos, and their debut EP "The Afterthought Ecstasy" as a three piece. It wasn't long until the band made their official entry in the scene afterwards with a full-line-up until eventually getting the attention of Californian-based label Unique Leader Records to release their debut album. Years later, First Fragment remains as strong as ever and unchanged to their core, and in their common obsession : To dominate the world. Onward!
The Kennedy Veil
The Kennedy Veil is a band of musicians who have come together to bring you the next level of brutality. Formed in the early months of 2009, The Kennedy Veil is the brainchild of Casey Childers (ex-Forktung) and Cody Walker (ex-Skribble and Traits Of A Killer) who have conspired to form a band together for years. When finally the opportunity arrived, both jumped at the chance. After a short search, they found drummer Gabe Seeber (ex-Wretched Dawn) and the foundation of what was to be a truly original, dynamic, and utterly crushing form of death metal emerged. With the final addition of Shawn Peterson on bass, the circle was complete and The Kennedy Veil is set to be a breath of fresh air in a metal scene bogged down with cookie cutter metal. The Kennedy Veil prides itself on pure musicianship and ultra high energy performances. Come to a show and witness for yourself what The Kennedy Veil truly is.