TEMPESTARII with Fjell Thyngor & Svneatr at New Level Brewing Co.
Time & Location
About The Event
MHU Productions welcomes TEMPESTARII to Canada for the first time. They will be stopping in Calgary on Friday, October 18 on their way to Black Mourning Light Festival. They will be joined by Calgary's Fjell Thyngor and Vancouver's SVNEATR.
The show will take place at New Level Brewing Co. as they celebrate the launch of their new Black metal inspired brew in October. Tickets are very limited, with only 50 available. Be sure to grab yours quickly before they are gone. You don't want to miss this special event. Tickets are on sale now on Showpass https://www.showpass.com/tempestarii/ or via etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (no password required/ please mention your name and the show its for in the message box).
TEMPESTARII is shrouded in mystery. Hailing from Boise, Idaho, this underground black metal band cannot be found in most usual places such as Facebook. You need to dig a little deeper to find them, and that digging is well worth it.
The Tempestarii were weather witches who had numerous run-ins with the Medieval Catholic Church. The band draws from this history yet it means so much more to them. They feel that it represents their existence as beings that lie between the earth and the sky, and that their sound is an homage to those systems that have shaped their world.
A review by Pure Grain Audio of the Temple of Skies Album states: "Anonymity in metal is nothing new – from the mainstream (Kiss, Slipknot, Ghost…) through to the blackest end of the spectrum (insert any of a number of Mgła clones) but it remains an effective technique in provoking interest: why are the band members masked? Is it because of who they are? Is it a statement? Are they protecting something … or hiding something? Too many questions, and most will never be answered, especially in the extreme end of the pool, where media attention is less invasive.
Tempestarii, from Boise, Idaho, fall among this latter grouping – not only in anonymity but in their vehicle of expression. Like the aforementioned Mgła, their debut album Temple of Skies (following two independent demo releases) straddles the atmospheric and depressive black metal sub-genres, drawing equally from both stylistically.
What Tempestarii does differently, though, is the acoustic side of things. A fair proportion of atmospheric black metal bands create said atmosphere through the building of a wall of tremolo picked, high treble noise (have no fear, there’s still plenty of that to be had – see the middle bridge on “Gaian Mind” for example), but on tracks like “Holy Dread” and “Shroud of Horns”, Tempestarii add clean acoustic passages: the folk-like, gentle nature of these provide unexpected relief from their otherwise punishing music."
You do not want to miss this atmospheric perfomance unlike any you've seen before.
Emerging as a brutal synthesis of the punishing Canadian winter and German desolation from behind the Iron Curtain, Fjell Thyngor arose in the early months of 2017. Containing former members of Leipzig's Valgaldrar and Calgary's Burning Effigy, they craft a unique sound of classic black metal riffs and eclectic drumming. Wrapped together by tortured screams that can only come from the isolation of the vast prairies, their music evokes a feeling both familiar and engaging.
Fjell Thyngor have made great waves in the underground Metal scene recently with their rise through the ranks in the Canadian Wacken Metal Battle - winning top spot in Calgary and gaining a birth in the Canadian final. While they did not end up with the coveted prize of a trip to Germany to compete in the final, they did win many new fans with their evolution through the competition and their compelling stage presence. In addition, they have captured the eye of many people in the music industry leading to an opening spot with UADA in Calgary in April and a spot at Loud as Hell Festival 2019. Watch for big things for them in the future!
Vancouver's SVNEATR will be opening the night with their brand of Black Metal. Described by fans as having a groovy yet aggressive vibe, they have a strong, loyal following on Bandcamp and for good reason. Don't miss Svneatr especially if you want to hear the Sound of Nature screamng back at you!