Thunder Bay, ON – As part of their Western Canada / US tour, Montreal metal band The Great Sabatini will be making a stop in Thunder Bay, Monday, June 9 at Black Pirates Pub (215 Red River Road). Hosted by Wiggins Pro-Ductions, TGS will be promoting the release of their latest album, Dog Years (Solar Flare Records). Opening the show will be local metal acts Bring Forth the Ocean, The Unbalanced and Fist Fight With Gandhi.
The Great Sabatini is slow tempos, feedback, tube amps, baritone guitars and four screaming mouths. Formed in 2007 in Montreal, The Great Sabatini have directed their focus on a stripped-down approach to songwriting without discarding the technical aspects of their performance. Drawing on influences from doom metal, 70’s rock and grindcore helped create their unique although not unfamiliar sound.
Dog Years is TGS’s third full-length album. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Sean Pearson (Cursed, Shallow North Dakota), and uses a raw, un-polished approach to capture a band with years of accumulated experience touring, writing and recording together. Their aim was to create a hi fi document with all of their lo fi sensibilities, grit and live energy intact.
With the songs, the band strives to bring more focus and muscularity to their ideas…to reign in their use of musical devices and create a series of pieces that expressed some facet of their sonic personalities as a band, without wasting too much needless bells and whistles.
Each song has a different story to tell, musically and lyrically, so the band hopes to leave listeners with a diverse set of tunes that reveal nuances inside the noise and grime with each listen. Having said that, the weight of every riff, the conviction behind every note, is the thread used to sew it all together. Every tune should represent the balance of precious playing and sonic pummel that they strive for. They want to move people. Not just the heshers who worship the almighty riff, but the folks out there with ears tuned to different marriages of sound.
Doors open at 8pm. Cover is $6. All-ages welcome.