Project Legion bandmate Chase Wigmore and Haggith drummer Mike Haggith for a well received half-set of funk/hard rock tracks at The Oddfellows Hall last week? Well, they've officially joined forces as a new local band named The Strange Coyotes! Note that while Mike did provide temporary drums for some of Project Legion's own songs last week, indications so far point to The Strange Coyotes being a separate band, presumably to put full music to James' own original songs in a live setting, but if I'm wrong, I'll be sure to correct myself here! Posts on the new band's Facebook page indicate that they officially formed at the aforementioned Oddfellows show, crediting their songs during James' set as "spawning" The Strange Coyotes, though additional info isn't up yet. If you were at the show, you'll know how fun and talented these guys were together, especially when helping to flesh out James' promising existing solo tracks, so stay tuned for updates from The Strange Coyotes as they roll in, and they're now in our active Sault Ontario band links!
Next up, here's some new videos from the show that The Strange Coyotes essentially debuted at, that being Wednesday's Devil's Night concert at The Oddfellows Hall! These come from Blood Shed Productions' YouTube channel, and they feature two of label head Ringsnaps Gibson's grind projects that played last week, starting with one of his main solo band Crucify The Whore's new songs! I won't give the title here in case it's offensive to some readers, but it fits my thoughts of C.T.W.'s set on Wednesday, as it has the heavier and fuller sound that can be lacking on their studio material! The lighting to Ringsnaps' right really screws with the video though, but give this short new original a look and see what you think!
The other new video from the concert comes from Ringsnaps' duo pornogrind project Rotopsy's set, capturing another short untitled track of theirs, which (like their other YouTube concert videos) is on the tall cell phone angle, and likely from the same filmer. Same general thoughts apply here, as while they also sound better and more complete live, Dylan Taylor should expand his growls to more complicated verses. Also, this doesn't have a bearing on their musical talent, but the programmed drum beat on this song is quite catchy! Check out Rotopsy's newest live video below, and stay tuned for more from this concert soon!
And last for today, we have three assorted shorter news stories from recent days! As usual, these are in alphabetical order by band name:
- Just a minor note given that the event has passed, but Kinross, Michigan hard rockers Banned's show at Dan's Place in Rudyard on Friday did indeed have a late Halloween theme (or at least, the band was encouraging attendees to wear costumes), as per a post on their Facebook page prior to showtime. Apologies for missing that, hopefully the show was awesome!
- On Halloween, Sault Ontario death metal notables The Bear Hunters revealed on their Facebook page that just two guitar solos and the vocals were left to record for their debut album "Eternal Hibernation" before mixing and mastering begins, and they teased that it will be a "red blood-stained Christmas" if all goes well. Awesome to hear, and keep an eye out for updates on the sessions as recording wraps up!
- On Saturday, local hard rock quintet Skeyes of Seven hit the studio with producer Craig West to record a studio version of their original song "Fallen Faith", with updates on the sessions posted on their Facebook page. No word on if this will lead into a CD/album or if this is just for a standalone track, but it's cool to see the guys staying busy, especially with just two live concerts under their belts! When more comes out, we'll have it here!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and notes as the week rolls along! Thanks everyone!