Prog Rockers THE SLYDE Announce Canadian Tour In Support of New Album “Awakening” Out May 18th and Release New Video “Back Again”
Following up with 2017’s EP release “Back Again”, Toronto melodic proggers THE SLYDE return with their first full length effort titled “Awakening”. The band (formerly known as just Slyde) will drop ten tracks of their intricate, contrapuntal prog rock that they’ve honed over the last decade on May 18, 2018. In support of the release, THE SLYDE will be performing show dates in Ontario and Quebec during the months of May and June.
In true prog fashion, THE SLYDE stays true to their mission statement with their quirky arrangements, aggressive edge, and ominous lyrics. The result is a thought provoking, high-octane album for fans of Rush, Dream Theater, Haken, Coheed and Cambria, and Megadeth. Driven by Nathan Da Silva’s elegant vocals, Sarah Westbrook’s powering keyboard skills, and the powerful rhythm section of Alberto Campuzano (Warmachine, ex-Annihilator) and Brendan Soares, the band are to catch the ears of any technically minded melodic prog rock fan.
The band comments about “Awakening”:
“We think fans will certainly enjoy this release, and will notice that we’re slowly adding more of an aggressive edge to our songwriting plus incorporating more ‘metal’ elements into the riffs. ‘Awakening” is less conceptual than previous releases by containing more straight up rockin’ tunes. Each song stands on its own. We’re always pumped to hit the road and play new tunes, and this time we are extra excited with the upcoming release of our first full length record, ‘Awakening’. The Quebec-Windsor corridor has been our lifeblood for touring since we started in 2009, so we are very familiar with this circuit. We’re also playing some venues (Les Katacombes in Montreal) and cities (Niagara Falls) we’ve never played before, so we’re anxious to get out there and play for the people. Party on Wayne! “
May 23 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog – info
May 24 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar – info
May 25 – Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood – info
May 26 – Niagara Falls, ON – The Geekery Pub – info
June 6 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion – info
June 7 – Montreal, QC – Katacombes – info
June 8 – Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf – info
June 9 – Cornwall, ON – Lola’s Pub – info
Feature Photo: L-R: Alberto Campuzano (Bass, Vocals), Nathan Da Silva (Vocals, Guitar), Sarah Westbrook (Keyboards, Samples), Brendan Soares (Drums, Vocals) – Photo Credit: Gilad Cohen
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