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Edmonton, AB – Aug 4, 2015
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RIYL (Recommended If You Like) = Meshuggah, Pantera, The Acacia Strain, and Lamb of God
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“These guys don’t just write riffs, they craft songs and that’s the best compliment I can give any band. I look forward to hearing a full length from these guys as if they can keep up this kind of quality over the course of a full album then they will definitely be a forced to be reckoned with on the metal scene.” – Eric Walls,That Metal Station
“If you want the REAL Calgary Stampede then look no further than the blistering metal quartet, False Flag. These guys seriously RULE…”- PureGrainAudio.com
“In their punishing debut, Calgary metal trio False Flag skirt between multiple sub-genres while never fully committing to one. As such, they’ve created something original and crushing that is never cliché.” – Sarah Kitteringham, BeatRoute
Available Now! ‘Nest of Vipers’ EP Officially Released From False Flag + CD Giveaway
Clockwise from top left: John Byskal (Drums), Mike Harach (Guitar), Russ Gauthier (Guitar/vocals), and Dan Ishak (Bass)
Photo credit: Channing Peterson [download press photo]
Song Stream – ‘Sacrifice of Solitude’ – PureGrainAudio
Song Stream – ‘Reversion of Sin’ – Yell! Magazine
Calgary’s loudest groove metallers FALSE FLAG are proud to announce their 2015 EP ‘Nest of Vipers’ mastered by Alan Sacha Laskow (Eyes Set To Kill) is available today, August 4th. The album is self-released and their subsequent tour for the EP just wrapped up July 31 with their local CD Release in Calgary. The band also has a giveaway for 3 lucky winners to get a copy of the EP via their Facebook page.
“Nest of Vipers is finally unleashed! Our third and most diverse offering yet and also our first album with our new drummer John Byskal. Its a huge step forward for us in terms of production and songwriting. Recorded in Calgary by Garrett McElroy at Oracle Studio, and mastered by Sacha Alan Laskow. Welcome to our sonic masterpiece!” – Russ Gauthier, Guitar and Vocals
To order ‘Nest of Vipers’ EP visit their Bandcamp: https://falseflagmusic.bandcamp.com/
Track Listing: False Flag – Nest of Vipers EP
1. Sacrifice Of Solitude
3. Reversion Of Sin
4. Nest Of Vipers
Calgary’s down-tuned super-group False Flag are a heavy hitting 4 piece that produce loud groovy metal.
Formed in 2012 as a side project for Russ Gauthier (Lordosis, Meggido, and We Found The Body) and Nick Purdy (Meggido). They soon recruited Garrett McElroy (AfterEarth) as a bass player and recorded their first EP (Orobas) at Garrett’s apartment studio.
Prior to performing at Calgary Metalfest, and Vernstock the band recruited Dan Ishak (Meggido, Stinger) on bass as Garrett’s band Afterearth was picking up steam. In January 2014 False Flag started recording the full length album “Suffer In Silence”. Finally guitarist Mike Harach (Meggido, Stinger) was added and solidified the bands thick live sound. John Byskal (We Found The Body) joined the band (replacing Nick Purdy) in February 2015 and their lineup was settled.
False Flag is currently in the studio recording their 3rd release, “Nest Of Vipers” EP. The EP will be released August 4th, 2015 and will start with an Alberta/Saskatchewan tour July 2015.
For more info please visit: https://falseflagcalgary.wordpress.com
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“…With their punkified Meshuggah-esque guitar judding, and powerful howling vocals, they got the crowd moving.” – Beatroute
“What metal is lacking is more bands like False Flag who realize how vast the genre is, how much imagery, lyrical themes and sounds are available, and who take only what is right for them to make their music, without being embarrassed or strident about the boundaries.” – Gareth Watkins, BeatRoute
“This is definitely a heavy metal giant in the making and you should keep your eyes on them.” – YELL!Magazine