Live Line-Up – Top L- R – Jesse Berger (Guitar), Justin Smith (Drums), Bottom L-R – Sam Jackson (Bass), Nick Odgen (Vocals) = Photo Credit: Tyler Frith from Frith Photography
UnderTheGunReview.net has teamed up with Edmonton, AB hardcore metal band Lucid Skies for the premiere of their new track ‘Shotgun Mouthwash’ at the following link here. The song is from their forthcoming EP ‘Hounds’ set for release on November 26th, which will be supported by a Western Canadian tour w/ Bonfire.
“We couldn’t be more excited to announce the release of our new EP and our Western Canadian tour with our good friends Bonfire. We put a lot of effort into this EP and can’t wait to get it out there to the provinces we haven’t had the pleasure of touring yet.” comments guitarist Jesse Berger.
‘Hounds‘, is a four track EP fusing classic hardcore with infectious melodies, that the band demonstrates in their on stage aggression and banter, which they invite the crowd to become a part of.
Their enticing vocals combined with melodic riffs allude to metal godfathers; Hatebreed (lyrically, vocally, and melodically) while sticking to their hardcore influences (Comeback Kid, Holly Springs Disaster). Instrumentally, Lucid Skies draws from d-beats, breakbeats, and breakdowns. Their EP ‘Hounds’ is peppered with chugging bass lines and complimented by rhythmic guitar arrangements.
Their origin of Lucid Skies is simple: Jesse Berger kick-started the process for collecting members and establishing a sound for the band in Edmonton in 2009. Soon after, Berger recruited Nick Ogden to enhance the overall aggression and build their signature sound. Many of the members would frequent Avenue Theatre (formerly Avenue Skatepark) and attend local and touring hardcore and metalcore shows. It seemed it was only a matter of time before Sam Jackson (Bass), was bullied by the band to join, and soon followed after by Justin Smith (drums) as the final member for Lucid Skies.
Track Listing – Hounds EP
1. Shotgun Mouthwash
2. Left Hook
3. With Eyes
4. Count Me Out
The band will be touring the following Canadian cities in promotion of the release.
Western Canadian Tour Dates:
November 21, 2013 – Avenue Theatre – Edmonton, AB
November 22, 2013 – Funky Winkerbeans – Vancouver, BC
November 25, 2013 – Slumland Theatre – Red Deer, AB
November 26, 2013 – Verns – Calgary, AB
November 27, 2013 – TBA – Saskatoon, SK
November 28, 2013 – Humbolt Complex – Humbolt, SK
November 29, 2013 – Swan Valley Regional – Swan River, MB
November 30, 2013 – Elice Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
December 1, 2013 – Park Community Centre – Brandon, MB
December 2, 2013 – The Club – Regina, SK
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