VESPERIA Announce ‘The Tempests Over Ontario Tour’ (May/June)

VESPERIA Announce ‘The Tempests Over Ontario Tour’ (May/June)

Toronto June 1st w/ Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Primal Fear

L-R – Casey Elliott (Guitar), Morgan Rider (Vocals, Bass), Frankie Caracci (Guitar), Dylan Gowan (Drums)


Live at Wacken Open Air 2015 – Watch here.

EP Stream – The Iron Tempests – Listen here.

Music Video – The Western Tempests – Watch here.


       Recently wrapping up their cross Canada tour with Finnish metal masters KALMAH during the month of April, VESPERIA are proud to announce they will be back on the road for dates in Ontario during the months of May and June for ‘The Tempests Over Ontario Tour’. The tour will also includeVESPERIA headlining the Kitchener Metalfest on May 28th plus being local support for the June 1st tour stop of Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Primal Fear at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto, ON.

“After touring from coast to coast with Finland’s Kalmah, we have decided to do a short run of shows in our home province! All these towns have a significant history for the band and how we got our start. We also cant wait to share the stage with Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Primal Fear during their Toronto stop!” comments vocalist / bassist Morgan Rider.

May 26 – Windsor, ON – Rockstar
May 27 – London, ON – Grinning Gator
May 28 – Kitchener, ON @ Wax Nightclub (Kitchener Metalfest) – Event info
June 1 – Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club w/ Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, Primal Fear – Event info
June 4 – North Bay, ON – Fraser
June 5 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum

After tour, VESPERIA will also be completing the recording of their new album to follow to 2015’s ‘The Iron Tempests’ EP. The album is being recorded at Blue Sound & Music Studios in Toronto, Canada with engineer/ producer Russ Mackay (Mastodon, Iron Maiden, Styx) and will feature an array of famous Canadian guest musicians with the art created by Juno award-winning artist Hugh Syme (Rush, Nevermore, Dream Theater).

VESPERIA launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise over $5,000 to record the new album giving fans many special and unique perks for their contributions, including mead made by the band’s front man Morgan Rider, drinking horns, album pre-releases, the bands stage banners and much more! For all details on contributions, please visit the following link:


The cloudy beginnings of VESPERIA lay etched in the gorged bodies of former musical projects among the now four-member band. Twisting, writhing and forcing their aural onslaught upon metal audiences across the globe have sincerely ensured the band’s continuity through all the harsh and arduous battles modern metal bands are bound to encounter in their tenures.
Established in 2012 by vocalist/ bassist Morgan Rider, the sound, direction and theme of the music quickly and naturally evolved into the style of fierce and heroic metal the band is now known and praised for.
Shortly after releasing their first full-length album Voyage from Vinland, VESPERIA redefined themselves and further focused their direction with the 2012 demo, The Swordsman. In 2013, the band independently funded and released their 2nd full-length album An Olden Tale, drawing the ears and attention of metal fans around the world and demonstrating their true mastery of their craft. During that same year, the band also independently funded and completed several Canadian tours to support the album.
Early 2015 saw the band enter the studio once again to record some demo material, which would become The Iron Tempests EP. During this time, the band toured Canada from coast to coast and also made an appearance at Wacken Open Air in Germany, where they won the title of 2015 International Wacken Battle Champions, a second time win for the band’s frontman, Morgan.
With their most fierce music written to date and a bounty of opportunity awaiting, VESPERIA continue to hungrily eye 2015 as the year they will make their mark upon the Earth.

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