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Latest Laika News

Below is our complete Laika 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.

Laika Streaming New Song Online

Winnipeg, MB melodic death metal band Laika is proud to premiere the track "Escalation of Terror" online via Bloody-Disgusting.com in promotion of forthcoming full-length album "Somnia." Check out the new track below.

"Escalation of Terror is one of the newer songs in the Laika library and is a good song to use as an example as to where we are going as a band. It's the first track we share off the CD and it surely will get your blood flowing," comments vocalist Jordan Dorge.

The "Somnia" album is due out September 30th, 2014 on Filth Regime Records. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Restless Mind (1:31)
2. Escalation of Terror (4:26)
3. Somnia (5:26)
4. Fidelity (3:48)
5. Caligae A Galea (5:29)
6. Dream of Nothing (5:35)
7. The Immortal (3:52)
8. Predictions (Tide Bearer) (5:48)
9. Invaders (4:13) More...

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Laika Reveals New Album Details

Winnipe's melodic death metal band Laika is proud to reveal to fans the artwork and track listing for new full length album "Somnia," which is due out September 30th, 2014 via Filth Regime Records.

Vocalist Jordan Dorge comments: "Here we are around the corner of Laika's five year anniversary! What better way to celebrate than to deliver you an album we have been working on for the past 2 years. For this album we went above and beyond to bring the listener the best Laika we could. Enjoy Somnia."

Founded in 2009 as a six-piece and named after the Soviet dog who became one of the first animals to travel to space, the band unleashed a self-released album in 2010, then hit the road, sharing the stage with the likes of All Shall Perish, Kataklysm, Necronomicon and Unleash the Archers, before temporarily backing away from the spotlight.

Driven by a thirst for evolution, Laika spent two years constructing and writing upcoming full-length "Somnia," filling it with melodic hooks, ominous keys, and lyrics that are bound to get stuck in listeners’ heads to an almost maddening degree. The track listing is as follows:

1. Restless Mind (1:31)
2. Escalation of Terror (4:26)
3. Somnia (5:26)
4. Fidelity (3:48)
5. Caligae A Galea (5:29)
6. Dream of Nothing (5:35)
7. The Immortal (3:52)
8. Predictions (Tide Bearer) (5:48)
9. Invaders (4:13) More...

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Laika Reveals New Album Artwork

Laika has revealed the cover artwork for an upcoming album, which can be found below, and the band also comments:

"Here it is. This is the artwork for our next release titled 'Somnia.' Since there was more delays than we would like to admit we will be giving digital downloads of this album for free! CD and potentially vinyl versions wont be free. The artwork was created by The Art of Uzi Emperado. Stoked to finally reveal this beast." More...

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Laika To Record New Album

After splitting with the band's guitarist during the Summer, Canadian act Laika has now checked in with the following announcement about recording a new album:

"Long time no update. We are heading into the studio sometime in the winter to record the long overdue Somnia album. 8 brand new songs no one has ever heard.

"Look for more news in the coming weeks in regards to album art, release date and potentially a release show regarding it. We arent dead yet.."

For more info on Laika, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Laika Splits With Guitarist

Canadian melodic death metal act Laika has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Ronnie Ladobruk:

"Last night's show was a momentous occasion to bring another chapter to a close in Laika's nearly 5 year history, thank you all for coming out to witness Ronnie's last show on a Monday night nonetheless.

"We bid Ronnie farewell to pursue other projects. His time in Laika was fantastic, by far one of the more talented members we have ever had in the line-up. Even though we will lose a guitarist progress wont be halted.

"We start recording scratch tracks for the long overdue album 'Somnia'. Expect videos, teasers and much more. Stay tuned..."

You can also check out recently posted footage of Laika performing the track "Escalation of Terror" below. More...

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Laika Comments On Recent Tour

Canadian melodic death metallers Laika have issued a statement regarding last month's ill-fated Laikaruptour 2012 with tech deathers Abhorupt, which saw the band stranded outside Vancouver, BC for several days due to vehicle issues. Vocalist Jordan Dorge comments:

"We are back safe and sound from tour, it was a rocky one but we kept our spirits up. First we would like to thank all the promoters, bands and fans for making this tour possible. We unfortunately only got to complete 3 of the 8 shows we had booked out west. Our van broke down 3 hours outside of Vancouver. We were super crushed as we were looking forward to hitting Vancouver again and the rest of the dates.

We got it towed to a nearby town and they helped us get to Kamloops where we waited for the van to get fixed up. Other than the blown transmission we had a successful tour, showed fans a little taste of new material and got our new guitarist worked into the tour life. We are already making plans as your reading this to make up for the lost dates, so stay tuned. See the tour video below to witness the journey we had!"

Check out that Laikaruptour 2012 video below. Back at home, Laika is preparing to hit the studio with engineer Ryan Forsyth to record the long overdue follow up to 2010's "Crafting the Cataclysm." To help fund the album, entitled "Somnia," Laika has launched an IndieGoGo campaign, which you can go to at this location.

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Laika Cancels Shows Due To Vehicle Problems

Canadian act Laika has issued the following announcement about canceling the remaining shows on the "Laikaruptour" due to vehicle problems:

"With great disappointment we will not be doing the remaining dates of the Laikaruptour the mountains of BC got the best of our van and claimed the life of our transmission. We are camping in kamloops til its fixed. We will be back.... Abhorupt will be playing the remaining dates solo."

You can find upcoming tour routing info on Laika over at the band's official Facebook profile here.

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Laika Announces The "Laikaruptour 2012"

The following press release has been issued about Canada's Laika heading out for the "Laikaruptour 2012" featuring Abhorupt:

"The time has come again, its tour season. Laika is going our west again and bringing along local technical death metallers Abhorupt with them. It has been a busy year for laika after completing a massive Eastern Canada tour and gearing up to record their second full length album.

"With this new tour we are showing the newer sound of Laika and exposing fans to true winnipeg Melodic Death metal We have enlisted Ronnie Ladobruk to join us on the journey out west taking over guitar duties. If this name sounds familiar, you may know him from this years Canada's Got Talent! He was apart of the Winnipeg Auditions. Ronnie has been putting a crazy amount of effort to make this tour a succesful one, awesome guitarist and cant wait to show him tour life.

"After the tour Laika will be heading into the studio with Ryan Forsyth again to record the long overdue follow up to 2010's Crafting the Cataclysm which was self released and made available for free download on their website."

July 23rd - Regina, SK - Exchange/the club
July 25th - Prince George, BC - Pizzaricos
July 26th - Vancouver - Red Room Lounge
July 27th - Edmonton - Avenue Theater
July 29th - Calgary - Lord Nelsons
july 30th - Saskatoon - The Fez
July 31st - Brandon - TBA
August 1st - Winnipeg - The Zoo More...

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Laika Posts "Tour Of Redundancy" Recap Clips

After the bands first Canadian tour, melodic metallers Laika have released a two part tour video for the "Tour Of Redundancy." You can check out the first clip below and the second is available after the jump.

"We want to thank everyone who supported us on this past tour," commented vocalist Jordan Dorge. "It was an incredible and rewarding experience meeting many fans and playing for them every night. We are extremely eager to keep a consistent tour schedule in the years to come and continually provide you with new music, videos and merch!"


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Annex Theory Announces Shows With Laika

Winnipeg, Canada-based act Annex Theory (featuring ex-Quo Vadis vocalist Trevor Birnie) is gearing up for a ten-date assault that will see the band storm across the Canadian countryside alongside Laika, in support of the group's recently released digital EP "Beneath the Skin."

When asked about the upcoming outing, guitarist/vocalist Sam Jacobs had the following to say:
"Touring was something we had planned on doing from day one, so it's an incredible feeling to finally have the chance to hit the road! We want to thank the guys in Laika for throwing us on this tour, it's a great chance for us to start spreading the word and show people what Annex Theory is all about! It's gonna be one hell of a time!"

The dates are as follows:

August 10th - Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Zoo
August 12th - Thunder Bay, Ontario - Jack's
August 13th - North Bay, Ontario - The Granite Club
August 14th - Toronto, Ontario - Blue Moon
August 15th - Windsor, Ontario - Coach and Horses
August 16th - Hamilton, Ontario - Waltz Live Music Club
August 17th - Montreal, Quebec - Katacombes
August 19th - Fredericton, New Brunswick - F-Studio
August 20st - Halifax, Nova Scotia - Coconut Grove
August 24th - Ottawa, Ontario - Cafe Dekcuf
August 25th - Sault ste. Marie, Ontario - The Rosie
August 26th - Thunder Bay, Ontario - Black Pirates Bar

Annex Theory has made a new track entitled “Orbit” available and it can be streamed through Got-Djent.com at this location. The track comes off the band’s debut digital-only EP, “Beneath the Skin,” released via Pivotal Rockordings on June 1st, 2011.

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