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Sentient Working On New Album, Recruits New Drummer Scott Tanner

Four years since the band's debut album, Calgary based Sentient is now back. The band is pleased to announce the addition of drummer Scott Tanner to the fold, who has been a member of Thorazine and Operation Wintermist.

The boys hope to hit Calgary stages in the upcoming months and hope to see you out there to slam a few brews and get heavy. A full album of new material is set for recording as well, with details forthcoming. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Sentient was spawned in Calgary Alberta in 2004, and has been carving a bloody path to the top of the local scene ever since. Founded by Edmund Saulnier (guitar, lead vocals), Ranjit Ranawaya (bass, backing vocals) and Tod Quinlan (drums), the band quickly began melding their wide variety of influences into their own sound. Having played together in a thrash band before, Edmund and Ranjit already had a vast majority of the Sentient puzzle in place. After recruiting Tod through a local metal forum, all that was left was to find a second guitarist. After a lengthy search, it was clear that the only guitarist that fit with the rest of the band was Edmund, leaving Sentient as a three piece.

"After honing their sound at numerous live shows, 2006 saw the release of This Flesh Is Only A Cage, a self-recorded demo. Strong sales, positive reviews and even some radio play on from local university station CJSW helped to push the band further. With increasing demand from the band, as well as their growing fan base, writing began in 2008 on a new album. Recording was set for mid 2008 when tragedy struck, and Edmund was involved in a car wreck in Saskatchewan, leaving him unable to work or play guitar for six months.

"Recording for Brink Of Extinction, their 10-track debut album began in earnest in early 2009. As the band started to rev up in anticipation of the release, tensions began to increase, leading to the late 2009 departure of Tod Quinlan. The loss of Quinlan, along with increased costs almost resulted in Brink Of Extinction not seeing the light of day. When the album was finally unleashed on the metal hungry masses, it was again greeted with positive reviews and extensive airplay on CJSW’s Megawatt Mayhem."

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