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Latest Cicada News

Below is our complete Cicada news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Cicada Reveals New Album Details

Halifax’s Cicada, which was recently featured in our Unearthing The Metal Underground column, has revealed the details for the band's upcoming self titled album including artwork, track listing, and release date. The album is set to be released on September 17th at their CD release show at Club 1668. The album was recorded at SoundMarket Studios and all artwork done by the band's Djembe player Nathan Collupy with photography by Tifany Naugler.

The tracklisting for "Cicada" is as follows:

1. Cleansing of the Wicked
2. Insame
3. Benefactor of Chaos
4. Guild of Guilt
5. Presence
6. Acquiescence
7. Steel Crusher
8. The Invention
9. Encapsulated (i)

You can download a free MP3 of "The Invention" here.

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In The Maritimes

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. For this article I’m going to be looking at three very distinct styles, but all are committed to their style and fan base.

The Maritimes, with its small population and many rural areas, might not be considered the hotbed of metal, but when you look into the underground you see a very different story. With all styles of metal being accepted and embraced, the underground is growing each and every late night. In the name of the Maritimes, sit back with an Alexander Keith’s and enjoy this ride through our underground.


Bass + Guitar + Drums = A Band. Bass + Guitar + Drums + Deep Growls + High Shrieks = A Metal Band. Bass + Guitar + Drums + Deep Growls + High Shrieks + African Djembe = CICADA. Cicada consists of Chester Long (bass/vocals), Anson May (guitar/vocals), Joe Pottie (drums), and Nathan Collupy (Djembe). The obvious white elephant in the room is the Djembe. The Djembe creates an instant groove to their whole performance. The groove sound it creates is something that all bands work hard at achieving with some very complicated bass work, but with Cicada the Djembe frees up Chester to work in tandem with the drums and create a very heavy rhythm that Anson can play in an out of.

It’s not very often that you hear something and think (a) “that’s different” and (b) “that’s really good,” but that’s the simplest expression I can use when describing a band of great guys that has created something really good and really different. You can hear this amazing sound at their ReverbNation page.


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