THE APEX To Blast Eardrums At 2016 Ontario DeathFest
Out Now! New EP ‘Underbelly’
‘Fresh Out of The Foundry Tour’ (ON/QC/PE/NB/NS)
(Ever see a metal vocalist perform w/ Neurogenic Stammering)
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 announce they will be performing at the 4th edition of the Ontario Death Fest on the Friday, October 21st in Toronto at Coalition T.O. alongside The Zeta Reticuli, Accursed Spawn, Mendacity, Experiment Specimen and Viledriver. Full line up details can found at the following event link here and facebook page here.
THE APEX will be performing at the fest in support of their recently unleashed EP ‘Underbelly’, which the band is currently on their ‘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).
‘Underbelly’ features three ear piercing blasts of extreme shrapnel, but what truly makes THE APEX interesting besides the full force of their technical brutality is that vocalist Darren Marchand 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.
To listen to ‘Underbelly’, please visit the following link onPureGrainAudio.com: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/stream-some-sweet-technical-metal-with-the-new-the-apex-ep-underbelly-exclusive-premiere
EP order available at https://theapexband.bandcamp.com/album/underbelly-ep
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 23 – Moncton, NB – Plan B – info
Aug 25 – Sussex, NB – Uncle G’s – info
Aug 26 – Sydney, NS – Embers – info
Aug 27 – Sackville, NS – House Show – info
Aug 28 – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub – info
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.