Obey The Brave

spectrasonic.com presents

Obey The Brave

Killitorous, We Were Sharks, Dreamer/Deceiver

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


Ottawa, ON

tickets also available at Vertigo Records.

lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.

Obey The Brave
Obey The Brave
Canada’s most exciting, adrenaline-charged metalcore band Obey The Brave have released their album, Young Blood via Epitaph.

"I remember listening to my Pennywise and Rancid cassettes back in high school and daydreaming endlessly about being in a band and touring the world," says lead vocalist Alex Erian. "If someone would have told me back then that I’d sign one day with the label that started it all, I would have never believed it. It feels unreal but my boys in OTB and I are definitely up to the challenge. We’re extremely honored to now be part of the Epitaph family and are looking forward to many years of pure fucking destruction together!"

Originating from Montreal and Ottawa, Canada, Obey The Brave is vocalist Alex Erian (ex-Despised Icon), bassist Miguel Lepage, guitarist John Campbell, guitarist Greg Wood and drummer Stevie Morotti. Fueled by passion and a strong DIY ethic, Obey The Brave formed in January 2012 and gained over 14,000 Facebook fans in their first two weeks of existence, all without releasing a single song. Armed with a music video for “Get Real” and a few more tricks up their sleeve, the OTB army is gearing up for a killer year.
Killitorous consists of The Passion to "grind" and the general love of fast paced Technical - Death - Metal...we wanted to be the band we never saw.

Formed in early 2008, the band is formed of current as well as ex-members of Blind Witness (Mediaskare Records), Vital Remains (Century Media Records), Blessed By A Broken Heart (Tooth & Nail Records), The Kindred (Sumerian Records) and Immersed (Unique Leader Records) and is set by creating music in the light of the bands they grew up loving. Killitorous is excited to be releasing their debut album “Party, Grind” after so many years of hard work and perseverance.
We Were Sharks
We Were Sharks
The WE WERE SHARKS story is one of tenacity and passion, being told through crunchy guitar riffs and catchy vocal hooks with pummeling drums. Since 2011, these Canadians have been dedicating their lives to pumping out tunes and tearing apart highways.

Straight out of the nation’s capital city Ottawa and collecting members from the far reaches of Eastern Canada, sextet WE WERE SHARKS is fronted by vocalist Randy Frobel, drummer Will Plummer, bassist Steve Creaturo, and is rounded out by the hat-trick attack of guitarists Jason Mooney, Josh King and Colin Jacques.

The music scene can be a funny thing, and no matter how large your city or country is, it’s a very small community. Aside from the lifelong friendship between King and Mooney, the members of WE WERE SHARKS all came together from touring in previous bands, staying connected, touring with one another’s bands, and everyone eventually finding Ottawa as their home.

WE WERE SHARKSself-released their debut LP, Highways, in 2012 and the band started gaining national notoriety and laid the foundation of a loyal fan base. The band then hooked up with Panic State Records and released 2015’s Not A Chance EP to extensive critical acclaim.

Even though these boys already have a lot of mileage under their belts, their book is far from written. Over the last few years, the band has shared the stage with peers such as State Champs, The Wonder Years, Beartooth, Andrew W.K. and many others. At this point, with their streams reaching over 2 million, it became apparent WE WERE SHARKS needed serious label support. Victory Records signed the band in 2017 and will release the band's new album Lost Touch.

Produced by Silverstein guitarist Paul Marc Rousseau and producer Sam Guaiana, Lost Touch is a nod to disconnecting from the comfort and recognition of normal daily life, the failure of intimate relationships, as well as close friendships. The dying household commonalities that are symbolized in the album artwork reflect the notion that as people, we all eventually lose touch with parts of our life.

“Working with Paul and Sam was an amazing experience, they helped us shine and paint a picture with colors we never quite saw, “confesses Mooney. “Their dedication, hard work, passion and ideas for this record made it feel like they were two other members in the band. When we listen to this record, we feel so proud and are antsy to show it to the world. We’re so excited for everyone to sing this record with us.”

Fans will get a chance to singalong as WE WERE SHARKS hit the road supporting A Wilhelm Scream’s 10 Year Career Suicide Tour, and will round out 2017 with a North American tour with Broadside, Carousel Kings and For The Win.

Lost Touch will be released on February 23, 2018.
Hailing from the nation's capital, Canadian band Dreamer/Deceiver is bringing their brand of metal to the table. Appealing to fans of While She Sleeps and Northlane they hope to secure themselves a spot among the ranks of Canada's growing metal scene.

Having spent the duration of 2013 writing, recording and preparing for launch, Dreamer/Deceiver was formed on the ashes of various Ottawa local bands. Their debut EP was produced, recorded and mixed by Doug Meadows of Horizons who helped forge their well structured mix of hardcore and metal that is not only catchy and ambient, but also heavy hitting.

Their debut EP will be available worldwide digitally in early 2014 and the members of Dreamer/Deceiver are eager to hit the road and share their hard work on stage.
Venue Information:
221 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON, K1N 5X8