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Below is our complete Bolero 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.

Vesperia Offering Debut Album For Free Download

Vesperia has issued the following announcement about offering the band's debut album "Voyage From Vinland" as a free download:

"We originally released this album under our original name 'Bolero' back in January of 2011. We got all sorts of epic reviews, feedback and general attention from around the world, which only whetted our appetite for the epic metals.

"Next Saturday, October the 20th, we are going to be doing a headlining show in our original hometown of Oshawa with our brothers in BATTLESOUL, WILL OF THE ANCIENTS and UNBOWED! Up until that point, we will be just GIVING AWAY our debut album Voyage from Vinland in digital format for FREE!

"I know, fucking crazy, right?!?!

"SO, do yourself and those metal savouring eardrums of yours a favour and swing on down to the Vesperia bandcamp page and download 'Voyage For Vinland' for fucking FREE!" More...

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Vesperia Releases New Song "To Times End We Ride"

Vesperia (formerly Bolero) has posted "To Times End We Ride," the third of four free downloads for the month of May from the band's new demo "The Swordsman." Grab the song here or in the player below.

Vesperia will also be on tour with fellow metal warriors Crimson Shadows playing the following dates in Ontario:

June 1, 2012 – The Granite Club - North Bay, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, The Killing Field
June 2, 2012 – The Serbian Centre - Sudbury, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Before the Black Gates
June 8, 2012 – The Corktown Pub - Hamilton, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Deathmarch
June 9, 2012 – Dominion House Tavern - Windsor, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Aeron's Wake
June 15, 2012 - Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON w/ Valfreya, Protokult, Nordheim
June 22, 2012 – The Atria - Oshawa, ON w/ Crimson Shadows
June 29, 2012 – The Brass Monkey - Ottawa, ON w/ Sonburst, Crimson Shadows, Signs of Chaos

The track listing for "The Swordsman" demo is as follows:

1. The Swordsman
2. Huntress
3. To Times End We Ride
4. A Silence Prolonging (In Longing) More...

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Vesperia Streaming New Track

Vesperia, formerly known as Bolero, has released another song online from the band's new demo "The Swordsman." After previously posting the title track online, Vesperia is now streaming the next track "Huntress."

Check out the song in the player below. The demo's track listing is as follows:

1. The Swordsman
2. Huntress
3. To Times End We Ride
4. A Silence Prolonging (In Longing) More...

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Vesperia Streaming New Song

Vesperia (formerly known as Bolero) is proud to release the title track from the band's new demo "The Swordsman" as the first of four free downloads set to be unleashed over the month of May. Check out the track in the Bandcamp player below.

Vesperia will also be on tour with fellow metal warriors Crimson Shadows playing the following dates in Ontario:

May 18, 2012 – The Port - Barrie, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Goliath, The Isosceles Project
June 1, 2012 – The Granite Club - North Bay, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, The Killing Field
June 2, 2012 – The Serbian Centre - Sudbury, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Before the Black Gates
June 8, 2012 – The Corktown Pub - Hamilton, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Deathmarch
June 9, 2012 – Dominion House Tavern - Windsor, ON w/ Crimson Shadows, Aeron's Wake
June 22, 2012 – The Atria - Oshawa, ON w/ Crimson Shadows
June 29, 2012 – The Brass Monkey - Ottawa, ON w/ Sonburst, Crimson Shadows, Signs of Chaos More...

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Bolero Changes Band Name To Vesperia

The following press release has been issued about Bolero changing the band's name to Vesperia:

"With the new year always come changes and challenges and for Ontario, Canada’s Bolero, 2012 has already shaped up to be all about transformation and evolution. Out with the old and in with the new.

"After several months of deep thinking and more than half a decade of live shows, line-up changes and the constant shake-ups in the music industry, the four musicians behind Bolero decided it was time for a big move - a change in name and mentality. Ladies, gentlemen and metal Vikings, we present to you, VESPERIA.

"Continuing to derive influences from thrash, black metal and traditional folk music, Vesperia are not leaving their epic orchestrations, throat-crushing speed nor ear-piercing guitar riffs behind, rather, they’re intensifying each element, adding more energy to their live shows just when fans thought they couldn’t get any more amped up and prepping to release their new demo as Vesperia, entitled 'The Swordsman.'"

“This new name means 'of the land of the evening star' and the word ‘Vesperia’ was one of the proposed names for Canada before our country's name was decided upon,” explained Morgan Rider of the chosen name’s origins. More...

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Blacktooth Entertainment Offering Free Compilation

Blacktooth Entertainment has unleashed a free download compilation in support of the upcoming Crimson Shadows album launch on Saturday, February 11th at The Hard Luck Bar (772A Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON) for the band's debut full-length “Glory On The Battlefield."

You can stream or download the tracks from the compilation in the player below, or at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Crimson Shadows - Beyond the Mountain Wasteland
2. Crimson Shadows - Kingdom of Ale
3. Kalter - Ashes
4. Kalter - Of Tears & Blood
5. Bolero - Pints Held High
6. Bolero - O' Hail to the Northlander
7. Bolero - When the Legends Die
8. Burning the Day - Kill More...

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Asher Media Offering Free Compilation

Asher Media has posted a sampler album online for streaming and free download featuring 13 bands on the company's roster. You can check out the songs through the player below or via Bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:

1. All Else Fails - This World In Flames - 04:04
2. Auroch - Astral King - 05:03
3. Bolero - Pints Held High - 04:21
4. Fallstaf - The Cost - 03:21
5. Fatality - Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep - 05:25
6. Kill Matilda - Geisha With A Switchblade - 04:21
7. Nephelium - Merciless Annihilation - 06:17
8. Ninjaspy - Evolution of Skid - 02:58
9. Scythia - For The King - 05:08
10. The New Jacobin Club - This Treason - 05:01
11. Titans Eve - Judgement - 04:47
12. Versus The Nothing - Killer - 03:00
13. Without Mercy - Chasm - 04:31 More...

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Bolero Announces Shows With Arkona

Symphonic Celtic death metallers Bolero will be joining Russian pagan metal band Arkona for two Canadian dates in Toronto on November 12th and Ottawa on November 14th.

In welcoming the Russian pagan metal act to Canada, Bolero has posted the track "O'Hail To The Northlander" for free download at this location. The track is from Bolero's debut full length "Voyage From Vinland," released earlier this year.

The upcoming Bolero tour dates are as follows:

Saturday November 12th - Toronto @ The Annex Wreckroom with Arkona and Talamyus
Monday November 14th - Ottawa @ Mavericks with Arkona, Talamyus and Sonburst
Saturday, November 26 - Montreal @ Club Saphir with Aegnymist

You can also check out the band's "Pints Held High" music video in the player below. More...

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Bolero Offers Free Download Of Song

Canadian folk/black metal act Bolero is offering the song "When The Legends Die" as a free download from this location.

The song appears on the band's debut LP "Voyage From Vinland," which was self released earlier this year.

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Bolero Offering Single As Free Download

Symphonic celtic death metallers Bolero have posted their latest single "Pints Held High" for free download. The single is taken off Bolero's debut release "Voyage From Vinland." You download the track by heading over here, or check out the music video for the single below.

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Bolero Posts "Pints Held High" Video

Toronto's Bolero has released the new music video "Pints Held High" online in support of the band's debut release "Voyage From Vinland."

"We (Bolero) are extremely happy and excited to have finally released our debut music video! The filming went very smoothly over the production period and we can't be any happier with the work by director/ producer Garrett Henry provided us with," commented vocalist/bassist Morgan Rider.

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