THE APEX Reveal Artwork + Track Listing For New EP ‘Underbelly + Canadian Tour Dates
‘Fresh Out of The Foundry Tour’ (ON/QC/PE/NB/NS)
Supporting THE DILLENGER ESCAPE PLAN – Aug 4th – Toronto, ON
L-R: The Apex Album lineup: Brian Gemus (Guitar) | Tyson Taylor (Drums) | Darren Marchand (Vocals) | Jer Candusso (Bass) | Steve Landgraff (Guitar) (Photo Credit Shari Richards)
2015 – Self-Titled – Album Stream – Bandcamp
Music Video – If Detroit River Could Speak – Watch here.
Windsor, ON’s THE APEX will be hitting the road this August for their two week ‘Fresh Out of The Foundry Tour’ with Regina’s The Man and His Machine across Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (dates listed below). The tour is in support of their upcoming EP ‘Underbelly’ in follow up to their 2015 self-titled album. The EP will feature 3 ear piercing blasts of extreme shrapnel in the following track listing and album cover below.
In additional news, prior to the tour, THE APEX will be supporting THE DILLENGER ESCAPE PLANin Toronto on August 4th at the Hard Luck Bar. Full details can be found here.
The ghetto tech metallers have also launched a Go Fund Me / Pre-Order Campaign for fans to support. A full list of perks ranging from limited edition shirts, tapes, CDs, vinyls plus an exclusive performance can be viewed at the following link here.
Video of the band recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EL0PLlXh2A
The band comments:
“We would like to start by saying we are trying to stay as modest as possible here. We see many campaigns for bands shoot for crazy numbers and we are trying to keep ours at a reasonable and achievable number. We are trying to raise some funds to put out our new EP entitled, “Underbelly” which is set to be released in August in time for our East Coast tour around the same time. We need all the help we can get by Aug. 1st. Any help past that day is still a HUGE help!”
Music and lyrics written by: Steve Landgraff and Tyson Taylor
Recorded at: Empire Recording Studios
Engineered by: Nick Kinnish at Serafina Productions
‘Fresh Out of The Foundry Tour’:
Aug 17 – Windsor, ON – The Dominion House – info
Aug 18 – Toronto, ON – Coalition T.O. – info
Aug 19 – Montreal, QC – THR Bar – info
Aug 20 – Drummondville, QC – Pur Heriot – info
Aug 21 – Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martinière
Aug 22 – Charlottetown, PE – Babas Lounge
Aug 23 – Moncton, NB – Plan B
Aug 25 – Saint John, NB – TBA
Aug 26 – Sydney, NS – Embers
Aug 27 – Sackville, NS – House Show
Aug 28 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub
Aug 29 – Fredericton, NB – Charlotte Street Arts Center – info
The Apex formed in August of 2013.
They are a collective of individuals from the Ontario metal community, whom over the years have come together from past bands such as, Closed Casket Funeral, Dismata, Blood Shot Eye, The Coalition Design, and Corprophemia to form The Apex.
In a true culmination of talent, dedication, and timing, this group has created a unique hometown sound that is now being called “Windsor Ghetto Tech”. The brutal sonic assault of their music coupled with the emotional reckless abandonment of their live performance, have drawn stanch comparisons to Meshuggah and classic Dillinger Escape Plan rounded out with a distinctly Canadian flair. To add influence, vocalist Darren M. suffers from Neurogenic Stammering, which effects his speech where the brain won’t tell the mouth what to say so he’s unable to carry on a normal conversation, but for some reason he’s able to scream all the lyrics live and that is how he gets to express himself vocally with the band.
In July, 2014 they entered Shark Tank Productions studio in Windsor, Ontario to begin recording their debut self-titled full length album, “The Apex”. They hired engineer Nick Kinnish of Serafina Productions (Johnny Truent, Architects, and more) to aid them in capturing their sound accurately. In November, 2014 they completed their recording and announced the independent release date of February 21st, 2015. In 2016, the band entered Empire Recording Studios to record their next release, the EP ‘Underbelly’ set to be unleashed in August.
This band is no stranger to hitting the pavement to support the music they love to make. In their 15+ years of experience creating music in previous bands, they’ve been support on tour for bands like: Cephalic Carnage, All Shall Perish, Despised Icon, Cryptopsy, Today Is The Day, Killitorous, Erimha and Ion Dissonance to name a few. In previous bands they’ve also shared the stage on festivals with bands like: SOD, Venom, Obituary, Cradle Of Filth, Earth Crisis, God Forbid, Skinless, Beneath The Massacre and more to crowds up to 7500+ in North America.
As their current lineup “The Apex”, they have already invested in a mid-sized tour bus and have began to book many shows and festivals across Canada for 2016.
For more info, please visit http://www.facebook.com/wearetheapex.