Thursday, 18 May 2017

Vagabonds from the Western World

The rental van has been returned. The shower has ran. Dinner has been cooked. The laundry has been cleaned and the groceries have been paid for and jammed into the fridge. I've contracted some sort of touring van virus and can't go five minutes without gargling hot salty water or blasting snot from my nose. I'm back at work and trying desperately to run profit margins on polyethelene sheets without blacking out.

I believe this means that we've had a good tour.

She was a quickie, just five gigs in five days spread across 4,000 beautiful kilometres of western Canadia. I played a lot of power chords and ate a lot of Egg McMuffins and shook a lot of hands and laughed my ass off for what feels like 120 straight hours.

Massive thanks to everyone involved in making the tour and the shows the best they could possibly be. The promoters (Sloan, Tyson, Kyle and Randy), the venues + staff (Pats Pub, Distortion, Mercury Room, The Legion, Munnin's Post), the bands (Assimilation,Omnisight, Martial Law, Hazzerd, Eye of Horus, WMD, Unleash The Archers, Displaced and Arkenfire) and all the friends, new and old who came, saw, and had their faces rocked off. Special thanks to all those who let us crash on their floors, fed us and gave us booze. Much love and respect.

The future is looking great. Our next move is to put the finishing touches on our debut LP, then burn Armstrong Metalfest to the ground. 

Talk soon.

- Geoff
Gatekeeper and Assimilation