ANION To Perform At Sled Island June 24th; New EP ‘Fractions of Failure’ (No List Records) Out Now!
Creating an intense hardcore sound with healthy doses of abrasive noise rock and heavy sludge, Vancouver, BC’s ANION are proud to announce they will be performing at this year’s Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary, AB on Friday, June 24th alongside Chieftain, Vaalt, Witchstone and Bell Witch. Full details can be found here and at www.sledisland.com. (other No List Records artists performing Adolyne June 24 & 25 info here, Moth & Locusts June 25th info here.)
The band is performing in support of their new EP ‘Fractions of Failure’ unleashed this past May via No List Records with a fresh new line up featuring new vocalist Sean Bouchard and new drummer Tristan Helgason (ex-Ghost of Modern Man, Molten Lava) to join guitarist Steve Speanzyk and bassist Cole Benoit. The EP was recorded by Jesse Gander at Rain City Studios with artwork done by Demian Johnston (Great Falls/Playing Enemy) to follow ANION‘s 2013 full length ‘Without Solace’.
Anion was formed in early 2010 in a diesel soaked rehearsal space with one purpose – to create the music that its members wanted to hear. No scene points, no genre devotion – just a desire to create devastatingly heavy and ultimately ugly music. Riff driven and intense, the music stands apart with an underlying foundation of ugly and intense hardcore, healthy doses of abrasive noise rock and heavy sludge mixed in to create a unique sound that Anion are known for.
Their new EP/7” record entitled “Fractions of Failure” was released on May 20, 2016 via No List Records and features artwork by Demian Johnston (Great Falls/Playing Enemy). This EP, recorded by Jesse Gander at Rain City Studios, sees the recorded debut of new vocalist Sean Bouchard and new drummer Tristan Helgason (ex-Ghost of Modern Man, Molten Lava), elevating the band to a new level.
Anion’s last full length LP, entitled “Without Solace”, was released in September 2013 via No List Records on gatefold vinyl and digital formats. This album, recorded with legendary producer Matt Bayles (Botch, Mastodon, Isis) at Red Room studios in Seattle, WA, “Without Solace”.
Having played with bands such as Indian (Relapse), Helm’s Alee (HydraHead), Thrones (Southern Lord), Black Elk (Crucial Blast), KENmode (Profound Lore), and Ghostlimb (Vitriol), among many other well-known acts, Anion’s live shows are intense and abrasive. Not soon forgotten, they have gained notoriety for these live performances in various publications and websites such as Exclaim! and Beatroute.
With the digital Manolete EP, the Carrion King 7″ and the handcrafted Corpseflower cassette among their releases, Anion has had extremely favorable reviews in publications/sites such as Terrorizer, Maximum Rock and Roll, Exclaim!, Hellbound and more.