L-R - Jacob Teeple (bass), Kyle Hunter (guitar), Joseph McKee (vocals), Logan Vars (drums), Parker (guitar and vocals) Photo-credit: Lucas Gould at Trivium Photography
Offering a rush of groovy guitar parts met with story-filled lyrics and serene, landscape-sized instrumentals that roll like hills into a valley, Edmonton, AB's PROTOSEQUENCE announce more dates for their "The Greasy BC Tour" (dates listed below). The tour is in support of their latest release 'Schizophrene' along with them premiering new material that can only be heard live from their forthcoming follow up. The tour is also presented by Temple Entertainment and Odessa Music Management plus sponsored by Absolute Underground and will kick off in Abbotsford, BC on June 10th and wrap up with a hometown show in Edmonton, AB on June 17th. Supporting PROTOSEQUENCE on the tour for select dates will be Calgary melodic progressive death metallers PLAGUEBRINGER. Video "Guardian" on Djent Worldwide TV:
EP Stream - 'Schizophrene' - https://protosequence.bandcamp.com/album/schizophrene
"The Greasy BC Tour" sponsored by Absolute Underground
*Select dates with Plaguebringer # New Date Added
June 10 - Abbotsford, BC - Brother's Billiards* - w/Plaguebringer
June 11 - Victoria, BC - Intrepid Theatre* - w/Plaguebringer
June 12 - Nanaimo, BC - The Cambie* - w/Plaguebringer
June 13 - Vancouver, BC - 333* - w/Plaguebringer June 14 - Calgary, AB - Broken City # June 15 - Grande Prairie, AB - The Blue Room #
June 17 - Edmonton, AB - Rendezvous Pub
Track Listing: 1. Pitiless 03:47 2. Guardian 03:18 3. Cannabis Daggers 05:02 4. Darkness Weeps 05:55
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Protosequence is a reference to the original genome where all life began -- much like the band, which existed in principle before they even had a presence. Each of the members were lying in wait to be activated and become the strain that is now Protosequence. Kyle Hunter (guitar) was constantly crafting near-complete songs that were ready to be realized. It did not take long for Kyle and Logan Vars (drums) to finally meet. It seemed as though there were two projects destined to combine into a singular effort to form the final line-up for the band: Logan (drums), Kyle (guitar), Parker (guitar), Joseph (vocals), and Ryan (ex-bassist). Members have a long history in the Edmonton music scene, playing in bands like Anubian and In The Midst Of A Murder since the early 2000s.
The band draws influence from acts like All Shall Perish, August Burns Red, and The Black Dahlia Murder. With a foothold on their influences, they root their music in technicality while layering emotional, yet gruff vocals weaved into every track.The band transitions seamlessly through djent riffs, grinding drums, and groove elements, making their sound versatile and ever-changing. Each live performance is crafted like an album played from front to back, with each song bearing a story and painting the room like a canvas -- leaving the colours and experiences on each audience member.
The band is currently planning to release another EP as a follow up to their 2016 release ‘Schizophrene’ that will be announced early 2017.