For fans of Rush, Dream Theater, Coheed and Cambria, Haken
Prog Rockers THE SLYDE Announce "Awakening" Album Release Tour (ON/QC)
New Album "Awakening" Out May 18th
New Music Video "Back Again"
L-R: Alberto Campuzano (Bass, Vocals), Nathan Da Silva (Vocals, Guitar), Sarah Westbrook (Keyboards, Samples), Brendan Soares (Drums, Vocals) - Photo Credit: Gilad Cohen
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.
The band comments:
"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 lifesblood 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! \m/ \m/ "
1. Awaken (0:37)
2. Walk With Me (3:01)
3. In Silence (4:39)
4. These Wars (4:50)
5. Awakening (3:51)
6. So Blind (4:20)
7. Fading (3:54)
8. Join The Parade (4:39)
9. Divide (4:48)
10. Back Again (5:31)
Album Length: 40:16
THE SLYDE is:
Nathan Da Silva (Vocals, Guitar)
Sarah Westbrook (Keyboards, Samples)
Alberto Campuzano (Bass, Vocals)
Brendan Soares (Drums, Vocals)
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
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."
Music Video - Back Again - https://youtu.be/9T7jugWro2o
Music Video - Divide - https://youtu.be/-9DSd7ru_mY
Lyric Video - Fading - https://youtu.be/_AaBYNVXyo8
"...This is quite possibly the greatest thing I have heard from the underground in a while, at least in North America. The Slyde have nailed a style many deny exists, and done it with true flair. I really hope this band picks up, since they are one of the current unsung talents of this earth." - The 10th Doctor of Prog, on The Slyde's 2012 EP 'New World Sympathy'
"...an impressive step forward/return to form for these Canadian bright-eyed musicians and stands to solidify their name as one of the more promising ventures in the increasingly prolific progressive metal scene." - Heavy Blog is Heavy, on the ‘Back Again’ EP
"Back Again is a breath of fresh air as all four songs bounce along with spirit and confidence, not to mention a great blend of strong hooks, succinctness and technical ability which is evident but not rammed down our throats. Everything just sounds right, if that makes sense." 8/10 - The Man of Much Metal
"Not just an epic heavy prog-fest, The Slyde have delivered an intelligent and compelling 4-track EP that hints at much promise to come from this Canadian four piece." - ProgRadar, on the ‘Back Again’ EP
"The Slyde will be the band I remember from IndieWeek. Thanks for making it worthwhile guys. Incredible set. Best band of the week by a mile." - Music Vice