Last week we told about the Canadian Wacken metal Battle. Here’s the blokes what won it…..

VESPERIA, Canada’s epic metal quartet and recently crowned 2015 champions of Wacken Metal Battle Canada has teamed up with Bravewords.com for the premiere of ‘Iron Saga’, one of three tracks offered on their EP ‘The Iron Tempests’ was released on July 10th. The EP was co-produced with the effort of Ryan Bovaird, frontman of Canadian melodeath band Hallow’s Die. The EP artwork was also created by none other than VESPERIA‘s frontman Morgan Rider at his own White North Studios (http://whitenorthstudios.com).
“Iron Saga is about the forging of steel blades from the viewpoint of the steel itself as a sentient, blood-hungry presence. The lyrics talk about the steel coming to awareness while being shaped and it’s eagerness to leave the forge to see battle and taste blood. As the song progresses, the steel recalls the ebb and flow of ancient battles and the shaping of the world.” comments vocalist/ bassist Morgan Rider.
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1- The Western Tempests (4:32)
2 – Iron Saga (6:13)
3 – In the Hall of the Mountain King (2:12)
EP Length: 12:59
Vesperia will be performing a string of tour dates across Western Canada this July with select dates supported by Winnipeg’s melodic death metal band Laika (https://www.facebook.com/LaikaOfficial). Plus performing at Wacken Open Air later this month
Tour Dates:

07.10 – Oshawa, ON – The Moustache Club – Event info here. w/ Arbor (Wisconsin black metal), Blastomycosis & Conquer
07.12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo (w/ Laika) – Event info here.
07.13 – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern (w/ Laika)
07.14 – Edmonton, AB – DV8 (w/ Laika) – Event info here.
07.16 – Calgary, AB – Distortion (w/ Laika)
07.18 – Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metalfest – Event info here.
07.21 – Brandon, MB – North Hill Inn – Event info here.
07.23 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Algonquin Hotel – Event info here.
07.24 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum

07.30 – 08.01 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air – Event info here.
08.14 – Windsor, ON – Venue Music Hall – Event info here.