Metalcore fans can breathe deeply when Calgary’s From the Wolves continues its western Canadian tour with Shark Infested Daughters. Both bands arrive at Record City Thursday, Feb. 9.
Hailing from Calgary, the imaginatively named From The Wolves mixes melody with metalcore, creativity with carnage, and intelligence with aggression, which can be heard on their new EP Nightmares.
Released Oct. 14, the album is available via streaming on Bandcamp and digital download on iTunes.
“The whole EP is just an angry statement towards the world and everything we all deal with on a daily basis,” said Wolves’ drummer Layne Frank. “It is fast and aggressive with hard-hitting riffs, with some melodic hooks thrown in.”
Fantasy plays no part in From The Wolves’ lyrical influences as band members say they are inspired by life experiences and anything they strongly believe in.
“We want our listeners to go through an emotional roller coaster when listening to us,” said Frank. “We wanted a fast and aggressive EP and these three songs were perfect for what we were going for. Fans can expect a lot more music from us.”
The band’s sound is also evolving rapidly, added Frank.
“We have grown a lot as a band. When we started, we were mainly writing with a more hardcore style… We have come a long way when it comes to songwriting and how we structure songs. We are influenced by a ton of different styles of metal. The main influences for us would have to be metalcore, deathcore, and everything in between.”
Opening for From the Wolves and Shark Infested Daughters Thursday are Kelowna’s Kitsune and Vernon act Nomad. The show is all ages and doors open at 6 p.m. Cover is $7 at the door. Record City is located at 3127 30th Ave, downtown Vernon.