In support of the upcoming release of their 2008 debut album Metal Vengeance on CD and digital formats for the first time, Canadian heavy metal traditionalists EVIL SURVIVES prepare to hit the road for a jaunt across Canada and the United States. Originally released on vinyl format-only by Canadian label War on Music Records, Metal Vengeance hits store shelves on CD April 19th in North America and April 26th throughout the rest of the world care of Heavy Artillery Records.
March 26 – Winnipeg MB @ The Zoo – w/ Nuclear Assault
April 25 – Winnipeg MB @ Royal Albert – w/ Cauldron, Holy Grail
April 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Secret Space
April 29 – Appleton, WI @ BFG
April 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Doghouse
May 1 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
May 2 – Dayton, OH @ TBA
May 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
May 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
May 7 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s
May 8 – St Catherines, ON @ Celtic Pub
May 9 – Pembroke, ON @ TBA
May 11 – Quebec City, QC @ Bar le scanner
May 12 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
May 13 – Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe
May 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Bovine
May 20 – Brandon, MB @ TBA w/ Striker
May 21 – Winnipeg, MB @ Deathtrap w/ Striker
Based out Winnipeg, Manitoba EVIL SURVIVES first began spreading their metallic mayhem when the in the summer of 2006 Front man Karl “Axe n’ Smash” Warkentin and guitarist Adrian Riff began the arduous task of recruiting like minded metal heads. Finally after three months the search was complete and EVIL SURVIVES was born. By June 2008 EVIL SURVIVES made its first performance- by no coincidence…but fate! – outside of an Iron Maiden concert in their home town of Winnipeg. Less than a month later, EVIL SURVIVES entered the studio to record their debut full length album Metal Vengeance released exclusively on vinyl on War on Music.
On the heels of a growing renown, EVIL SURVIVES were right back in studio by the end of 2009 to record their second full length album, entitled Powerkiller, released by War on Music on vinyl and limited edition cassette. Mixed entirely in analog, the master reels contained over 40 minutes of driving NWOBHM worship, sounding like 1985-2009 never even happened. Powerkiller caught the attention of New York metal merchants HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS who released the album on CD and digitally on October 12th 2010.
Touring non-stop across Canada and beyond, EVIL SURVIVES quickly gained a reputation as a ripping live act, with piercing croons, guitar heroics, shotgun bass, and wild antics. Taking the torch from those who came before them, EVIL SURVIVES are positioned to become a leading force for the fight for the rightful return of Heavy Metal… and the execution of false metal everywhere.
Listen to EVIL SURVIVES at heavyartillery.bandcamp.com