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Vesperia

From: Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Vesperia News

Below is our complete Vesperia 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.

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Heathen Crusade Confirms Three More Bands

The organizers of Heathen Crusade have announced three more acts for the event, which will take place on March 9th, 2013 at Station 4 in St Paul, MN. Newly confirmed acts include Canadian acoustic folk metal act SIG:AR:TYR (making a rare live appearance), Celtic thrashers Battlesoul (Canada) and Winterhymn (U.S).

This newly announced trio of bands will join Norwegian Viking Gods Einherjer (making its first appearance since 2001), Vanir (Denmark), Ashaena (Romania), Trelleborg (Russia), Hammer Horde (U.S.), Vesperia (formerly Bolero, Canada), and Minos (U.S.) for the United States' premier viking/folk/pagan metal festival.

This is the fourth installment of the Heathen Crusade Festival. Past years events have seen the likes of Primordial, Moonsorrow, Thyrfing, Bal-Sagoth, Vreid, Metsatoll, Skyforger, Rudra, Meal Mordha, Obtest and Manegarm all making their US debuts. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on additional confirmations, which can be obtained by going to the Heathen Crusade website.


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Vesperia Releases New Clip From Live DVD

Toronto-based Celtic Viking metal quartet Vesperia is pleased to announce the release of the second selected track "With Omens of Sorrow" from the upcoming live DVD entitled "Untamed in Toronto." Check out the clip below. Every week during the month of July will see the release of select videos from the DVD.

"We are very excited to reveal our first-ever live DVD that we filmed in our very own hometown of Toronto on our last tour," comments the group's bass player and lead vocalist, Morgan. "For anyone who has not been able to see one of our live performances, this will give them a unique opportunity to see the primal nature behind a Vesperia performance; fully equipped with a high-end lighting rig and in high definition!"

Filming for the entire live DVD took place on June 15th at the Hard Luck Bar in Toronto, Ontario and was helmed by local media specialists, Ax Media Studios. More...

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Vesperia Releases Clip From Upcoming DVD

Every week during the month of July, Toronto-based Celtic Viking Metal quartet Vesperia will be previewing to fans a selected video clip from upcoming live DVD "Untamed in Toronto!" The DVD was filmed by AX Media during the bands past show at the Hard Luck Bar.

'We are very excited to reveal our first-ever live DVD that we filmed in our very own hometown of Toronto on our last tour," says lead vocalist and bassist Morgan Rider. "For anyone who has not been able to see one of our live performances, this will give them a unique opportunity to see the primal nature behind a Vesperia performance; fully equipped with a high-end lighting rig and in high definition!"

Check out the first clip for "The Swordsman" in the player below. More...

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Vesperia Filming Live Set For Upcoming DVD

Vesperia (formerly known as Bolero) will be filming the band's full set on June 15th in Toronto at the Hard Luck Bar for an upcoming live DVD to be released at a later date. Vocalist/bassist Morgan Rider comments:

"We (Vesperia) are pleased to announce that we will be teaming up with Ax Media Studios on June 15th at our Toronto show to film our first live DVD! We are very excited to be working with these fellas again and can't wait to see all the people at the show for the filming!"

Ax Media filmed Vesperia's first music video "Pints Held High," the first single off the band's 2011 debut full length "Voyage From Vinland," which can be viewed at this location.

In additional news, the band is now offering a free download of the four track demo "The Swordsman" via bandcamp and will be on tour with fellow metal warriors Crimson Shadows playing the following dates in Ontario.

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

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Vesperia Offering New Song As Free Download

Vesperia, formerly known as Bolero, is now presenting the band's latest track "A Silence In Prolonging (In Longing)," which is the fourth and final free download from the new demo "The Swordsman." Check out the song in the player below or at this location.

Vesperia will also be on tour with fellow metal warriors Crimson Shadows playing the following dates in Ontario. "For the Glory of the Swordsman" Tour Dates:

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 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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