Vancouver, BC based metal band TRIBUNE comments on their upcoming performance at this year’s 2nd annual homeless benefit show Blankfest-Vancouver in support of the city’s Covenant House, the non-profit shelter that helps the cities street youth from age 16-24 who have fled physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, along with those who have been forced from their homes or those who have aged out of foster care. Last year, the full-to-capacity event raised over $1,000 and over 200 clothing items for the city’s less fortunate.
Tribune guitarist Shawn Culley comments:
“Tribune is super pumped to be playing a show that will help out the local community. We’re always down for fundraising shows and we want all our metal head friends to come out and hook up the Covenant House with some clothing, blankets or even a cash donation. Tribune is offering deals for donations, so make one and we’ll give you a sweet deal on our merch!”
This year’s event will see seven local Vancouver bands with support from bands from Kelowna and Calgary ranging in various genres of rock n’ roll, hard rock and metal, performing from 7:30pm to 2am at The Railway Club to share their tunes, raise awareness, funds and clothing for the city’s homeless.
As the event slogan goes, ‘It’s About The Homeless, Nothing More, Nothing Less.’.
Blankfest Calgary is just one of many events across North America inspired by founder Kenn Rowell, who has been organizing Blankfest in New York City since 1997 and has encouraged others to hold Blankfests in various parts of the USA, Canada (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary) and Europe to help the homeless with the support from their music communities.
Saturday November 9th
The Railway Club
579 Dunsmuir, Vancouver BC
Doors 7:30 pm
Supporting: Covenant House Vancouver
Admission: Blanket, Teen clothing or cash donation of choice at the door
The Cut Losses (Vancouver) – Alternative – https://www.facebook.com/thecutlosses
King Dylan (Calgary) – Hip Hop/Rap – https://www.facebook.com/#!/TheRealKingDyl
The Coalition (Vancouver) – Rock – https://www.facebook.com/coalitionsound
Dracula Black (Kelowna) – Hard Rock – https://www.facebook.com/DraculaBlackMusic
SplitTRACT (Vancouver) – Alternative Hard Rock – https://www.facebook.com/splittract/
Versus the Nothing (Vancouver) – Alternative Rock – https://www.facebook.com/versusthenothing
Among The Betrayed (Vancouver) – Metal/ Hard Rock – https://www.facebook.com/amongthebetrayed
Tribune (Vancouver) – Metal – https://www.facebook.com/TribuneMetal
Over The Coals (Vancouver) – Metal https://www.facebook.com/overthecoals
For more info, please visit the following link:
Over the past nine years, Vancouver, BC’s TRIBUNE has been progressively combining its myriad of influences into a genre-shattering whole and etching away at a sound all its own. Now, the band’s efforts have culminated in their third full-length record, Tales set for release October 29th via their indie label Corpse Corrosion Music, which is available for pre-order at the following link.
Album Pre-Order: http://tribune.bandcamp.com/
The nine-track concept album has been inspired by the writings of some of the world’s most renowned authors, including H.P. Lovecraft, H.G. Wells, Homer among many others, but the result is strictly TRIBUNE.
Exploring a more melodic and progressive sound than ever before, but still staying true to the group’s extreme aggression roots, Tales, the follow-up to 2011’s Elder Lore/The Dark Arts, demonstrates TRIBUNE’s brawn and brains with a collusion of extremity and accessibility.
As the band’s appetite for more extreme metal increased, bands like Carcass, Death and At The Gates began bleeding into their melting pot of influences, resulting in a fresh take on their fine metal sound, which can be heard echoing in the depths of TRIBUNE’s Tales.
Tribune is now streaming the first single from the album ‘From Funeral To Funeral’ at the following links:
‘Tales’ – Track Listing:
Chapter I – Tales
Chapter II – Insectoid
Chapter III – The Butterfly Effect
Chapter IV – From Funeral To Funeral
Chapter V – Horror
Chapter VI – King of Ithaca
Chapter VII – Vengeance
Chapter VIII – Red Crescent
Chapter IX – That Bleakest Shore
For more info on Tribune, please visit these links:
Official Website: http://www.tribunemetal.com/