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SLUDGEHAMMER Announce "Hammering Westward Tour" (ON/MB/SK/AB/BC)


Show Dates:
June 1 - Toronto, ON - Coalition - info
June 2 - Hamilton - Corktown - info
June 7 - Edmonton, AB - Rendez Vous * - info
June 8 - Calgary, AB - Distortion (Decimate MetalFest) - info
June 9 - Kelowna, BC - Munnin's Post *
June 10 - Vancouver, BC - 333 * - info
June 14 - Saskatoon, SK - Black Cat Tavern (formerly known as Vangelis Tavern) - info
June 15 - Regina, SK - Cloud 9 * - info
June 16 - Winnipeg, MB - Doghouse *
June 23 - Guelph, ON - Dstrct
* (shows with Kelevra)

 

With their mind bending guitar solos, devastating heavy riffs, blistering drum fury and dynamic vocal performances from new lead singer Josh Stephney along with bassist Dan Ayers, Toronto's SLUDGEHAMMER will be pounding Western Canada this June for their "Hammering Westward Tour", which includes a performance at this year's Decimate MetalFest in Calgary on June 8th. Supporting them on select dates of the tour will be Regina, SK's groove metal Kelevra. The tour will see SLUDGEHAMMER kick off the rampage in Toronto on June 1st and venture west to as far as Vancouver, BC to wrap things up back in Ontario on Guelph on June 23rd. 

SLUDGEHAMMER's debut album "The Fallen Sun" was released in 2016 featuring fan favourites "Carrion Eater" and "Demons From The Woodwork" plus peaked at #4 on the Canadian College Radio Loud Charts along with multiple praise from publications such as Bravewords, Blabbermouth and No Clean Singing. Here's what they had to say.

“Sludgehammer brings its “A” game on its debut full-length release, The Fallen Sun. Sludgehammer doesn’t fit neatly into the traditional death or groove metal box, as its diverse elements sets it apart from its peers. Its 11 tracks (including two bonus tracks) are decorated with hooky riffs, catchy choruses and a perfect clean/growled vocal combination…There are many memorable moments on The Fallen Sun and for an unsigned band, Sludgehammer possesses loads of potential. Highly recommended!” – Bravewords

“This is how gifted SLUDGEHAMMER as a band is, even with only a demo, EP and now LP under their belts. On their own, they’re a devastating DIY metal band. With a contract in-hand, they’re gonna become unstoppable.” – Blabbermouth

““Demons From the Woodwork”. It’s a jolting, high-octane, full-throttled romp that incorporates elements of thrash, death metal, and head-slugging groove — and it’s an infectious beast that Sludgehammer have unchained.” – No Clean Singing

While on their first ever Western Canadian tour, SLUDGEHAMMER will be unveiling to fans new headbangers off their later to be released 2018 follow up album.

The band comments:

"We are absolutely thrilled to be finally heading out and doing some shows in Western Canada. We are looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting new ones and making awesome memories. Hope to see all you crazy metalheads out there...let's have some fun!"


Music Video - Carrion Eater - https://youtu.be/OAbgAUBrzvo 

Music Video - Demons From The Woodwork - https://youtu.be/lBG8vTP992g 

"The Fallen Sun" is available for stream and download on BandcampiTunesSpotify and all other major online retailers.


Album Band Line Up:
Chris Szarota (Vocals)
Jeff Wilson (Guitars)
Tyler Williams (Guitars)
Dan Ayers (Bass, Vocals)
Fernando Villalobos (Drums)

Live Line Up:
Josh Stephney (Vocals)
Jeff Wilson (Guitar)
Tyler Williams (Guitar)
Dan Ayers (Bass and Vocals)
Fernando Villalobos (Drums)

 


For more info:


https://www.facebook.com/sludgehammermusic
EPK - https://wp.me/pciNW-8ee 

BIO:

Sludgehammer is a five piece Canadian metal band formed in 2013.  The band began with guitarist Jeff Wilson and drummer Fernando Villalobos jamming together, which quickly resulted in writing songs and searching for a full line up.  Their search led to vocalist Chris Szarota, who possessed an astonishing vocal ferocity and bassist and vocalist Dan Ayers, who passed the audition as a bassist and also revealed a golden voice.  Thus, the first incarnation of Sludgehammer was formed.

 

The four members worked hard over the next few months to put together a demo, which was released at the band’s first gig on November 22nd, 2013.  The demo was well received even though it was completely self-recorded and the gig offers kept on coming, along with new fans.

With the success of the demo, the band knew that it was time to step things up and hired producer Christian Anderson for their 2014 release, ‘Organ Harvester’.  During the writing sessions, the band decided that Chris and Dan should share vocal duties for this record, as Dan’s voice had been absent from the demo.  The dual vocals proved to be a force to be reckoned with and on August 11th, 2014 ‘Organ Harvester’ was released to rave reviews.

‘Organ Harvester’ gained both new fans and better shows, gathering serious momentum and solid name among the metal community.  However by 2015, after playing many gigs with the ‘Organ Harvester’ material it became very obvious that the fans were hungry for more.  The band began writing more songs for the next release and kept playing gigs, which led them to guitarist Tyler Williams.  Tyler was working as a sound man at the Atria in Oshawa, ON where Sludgehammer was playing, and after their performance, Tyler approached the band.  They set up a jam and in July 2015, Tyler Williams joined Sludgehammer.

The new five piece line up produced a much fuller sound as Jeff and Tyler began working together.  The old songs were given new life and badass new material was being written for their next release, titled ‘The Fallen Sun’.  The new songs featured dynamic vocal performances from Dan and Chris, mind bending guitar solos, heavy riffs and blistering drumming.  As the songs started to pile up, Sludgehammer discussed recording a full length album.  Tyler suggested that they record at his studio, Monolithic Productions.  The band set up shop there and unleashed ‘The Fallen Sun’ on June 10, 2016.

 

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“Sludgehammer brings its “A” game on its debut full-length release, The Fallen Sun. Sludgehammer doesn’t fit neatly into the traditional death or groove metal box, as its diverse elements sets it apart from its peers. Its 11 tracks (including two bonus tracks) are decorated with hooky riffs, catchy choruses and a perfect clean/growled vocal combination…There are many memorable moments on The Fallen Sun and for an unsigned band, Sludgehammer possesses loads of potential. Highly recommended!” – Bravewords

“This is how gifted SLUDGEHAMMER as a band is, even with only a demo, EP and now LP under their belts. On their own, they’re a devastating DIY metal band. With a contract in-hand, they’re gonna become unstoppable.” – Blabbermouth

““Demons From the Woodwork”. It’s a jolting, high-octane, full-throttled romp that incorporates elements of thrash, death metal, and head-slugging groove — and it’s an infectious beast that Sludgehammer have unchained.” – No Clean Singing

“Sludgehammer have a great way of infusing groove into their sound. Not nearly enough of that in death metal these days” – CJSF – Metal Meltdown – Michael Livan

Track Listing:
1. Demons From The Woodwork (4:02)
2. Intestines Entwined (5:02)
3. The Black Abyss (6:29)
4. Ectogenesis (4:34)
5. Carrion Eater (5:56)
6. Consuming Afterbirth (4:34)
7. Carnivorous Forest (5:08)
8. Utopian (5:45)
9. Revolting (4:46)
10. Organ Harvester (4:51)
11. Casualties (4:34)