Nanaimo News Bulletin

Monsters of metal

Consider it the great Canadian road trip.

Priestess – Mikey Heppner, Mike Dyball, Vince Nudo and Dan Watchorn – left Prince Edward Island in November and will hit Nanaimo tomorrow (Dec. 2).

The long stretches between cities like Regina and Winnipeg leaves Watchorn wondering the cost of a private jet.

“That would be very nice,” Watchorn said.

The band from Montreal hit the road in support of its new album Prior to the Fire, released in October. It took four years and a split with their record company for the album to come out.

The second album captured more of the band’s live sound, giving it a grittier edge than their previous, more polished work on Hello Master, said Watchorn.

“We were looking for a different approach on our second album,” Watchorn said. “We put out the record we wanted to put out as a band. We expected a lot from ourselves.”

Bonus material recorded in Los Angeles but not included on the new album is set to be released on 7” vinyl singles.

“We record these albums so we can go on tour and play for all you guys,” Watchorn said.

Early Man and Trigger Effect join Priestess at the Queen’s. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $15/advance from Lucid, Tranceformations, Music Maxx and the Queen’s; $20/door. Please call 250-754-6751.

arts@nanaimobulletin.com

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