Winnipeg, Manitoba’s ANNEX THEORY, which features in its ranks former QUO VADIS vocalist Trevor Birnie, has revealed the artwork for its upcoming debut EP, “Beneath The Skin.” The art was designed by drummer Adam Jefkins—who had also previously wrapped up assisting in costume design for the 2011 feature length film “Goon,” starring Seann WilliamScott (AmericanPie, RoleModels) and JayBruchel (HowTo Train Your Dragon, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Tropic Thunder).
The band has also announced a Canadian tour supporting progressive death metallers LAIKA. Guitarist Sam Jacobs comments:
“Touring was something we had planned on doing from day one, so it’s an incredible feeling to finally have the chance to hit the road! We want to thank the guys in LAIKA for throwing us on this tour, it’s a great chance for us to start spreading the word and show people what ANNEX THEORY is all about! It’s gonna be one hell of a time.”
Confirmed dates are as follows:
August 11th – Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Royal Albert Arms
August 12th – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Kilroy’s
August 14th – Toronto, Ontario – Blue Moon
August 15th – Windsor, Ontario – Coach and horses
August 17th – Montreal, Quebec – Katacombes
August 20th – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Coconut Grove
August 23th – Quebec City, Quebec – Bar Octobre
August 24th – Ottawa, Ontario – Cafe Dekcuf
August 25th – Sault ste. Marie, Ontario – The Rosie
August 27th – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Kilroy’s – FINAL DAY
“Beneath The Skin” was produced and mixed by Carlin“Lemon”Heibert, cousin of COMEBACK KID guitarist Jeremy Heibert, and was mastered by TESSERACT guitarist Acle Kahney. The EP will see a worldwide digital release in May, while physical copies will be made available through the band exclusively.
LAIKA will soon enter the studio to record the follow-up to its self-released debut album, “Crafting The Cataclysm.”
According to a press release, ANNEX THEORY “combines high-level musicianship with catchy choruses and heavy grooves.” The band has opened for NEURAXIS, WITHIN THE RUINS, SUFFOKATE, LAST CHANCE TO REASON, DESPISED ICON, MISERY INDEX, and ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF among others.