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Interview with Vesperia Part 2

September 6th, 2015

Interview with Vesperia Part 2

by JP


Vesperia beat hundreds of bands worldwide to take the title. A Canadian band has won the WMB two out of the last three years!

See their winning performance below.

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Interview with Morgan Rider of Vesperia, Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2015 Champions- Part I

July 2nd, 2015

Interview with Morgan Rider of Vesperia

Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2015 Champions – Part I

by JP


It was week after midnight in Toronto, Ontario on June 6th when it was finally announced, Vesperia had won the Wacken Metal Battle Canada.  We decided to contact the band and do a two-part interview.  In this first part we will meet the band and in Part II we will hear of their adventures in Germany this summer.  Enjoy!

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Announce VESPERIA 2015 National Final Champion 

June 8th, 2015

Full Listing of Battle Rounds By City:

Free Download: Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 3 (Over 80 Tracks)

ONE BAND RULES THEM ALL! Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce VESPERIA as this year’s 2015 winner. The band was crowned champion after performing alongside MEDEVIL (Vancouver), BLEED (Edmonton), ENDLESS CHAOS (Winnipeg), MIDNIGHT MALICE(Toronto), NORDHEIM (Quebec City) who represented the top six metal talents out of 120 competing bands from ten participating cities across Canada.

We are very proud to present Vesperia’s brand of epic melodic metal to the mighty Wacken festival. This makes it two wins for front man Morgan Rider who played bass for Crimson Shadows during their 2013 win and has been a very active player in the Canadian metal scene for many years. It’s great to see him succeed and carry the torch with Vesperia.” comments WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia.

VESPERIA will now move on to perform at the 11th international Wacken Metal Battle(participating countries can be found here) at the world’s largest metal festival Wacken Open Air (July 30-Aug 1) in Wacken, Germany, which has attendance of over 80,000 people.

The final took place on June 6th at Opera House in Toronto, ON and was judged by Annihilator’s Jeff Waters and Mike Harshaw, Noel Peters (Inertia Entertainment), Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth), Tim Henderson (BraveWords) and David Bottrill (Producer, Mixer).

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Vesperia Offer Free Download From New Demo ‘The Swordsman’

May 10th, 2012

Vesperia formerly known as Bolero as it was previously announced last week are proud to release the title track from their new demo ‘The Swordsman’ as the first of four free downloads set to be unleashed over the month of May.

FREE download at the following link here.

Vesperia will also be on tour with fellow metal warriors Crimson Shadows playing the following dates in Ontario.

‘For the Glory of the Swordsman’ Tour Dates:

May 18, 2012 – The Port – Barrie, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Goliath, The Isosceles Project

June 1, 2012 – The Granite Club – North Bay, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, The Killing Field, Face the Hate, Sign of the Raven

June 2, 2012 – The Serbian Centre – Sudbury, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Before the Black Gates

June 8, 2012 – The Corktown Pub – Hamilton, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Deathmarch

June 9, 2012 – Dominion House Tavern – Windsor, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Aeron’s Wake, Final Stage, Nepenthe

June 22, 2012 – The Atria – Oshawa, ON w/ Crimson Shadows

June 29, 2012 – The Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON w/ Sonburst, Crimson Shadows, Signs of Chaos


1. The Swordsman 04:42
2. Huntress 03:28
3. To Times End We Ride 07:47
4. A Silence Prolonging (In Longing) 04:58

About: After several months of deep thinking and more than half a decade of live shows, line-up changes and the constant shake-ups in the music industry, the four musicians behind Bolero decided it was time for a big move – a change in name and mentality. Ladies, gentlemen and metal Vikings, we present to you, VESPERIA formerly known as Bolero.

Continuing to derive influences from thrash, black metal and traditional folk music, Vesperia are not leaving their epic orchestrations, throat-crushing speed nor ear-piercing guitar riffs behind, rather, they’re intensifying each element, adding more energy to their live shows just when fans thought they couldn’t get any more amped up and prepping to release their new demo as Vesperia, entitled ‘The Swordsman’.

Converting listeners and critics across the globe into believers and preachers of symphonic Celtic death metal since 2007, it’s clear VESPERIA has no plans of slowing down.


VESPERIA (Official) ‘PINTS HELD HIGH’ Music Video –

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