Ontario-based progressive death metal outfit Becomes Astral recently released their album Paleblood Sky, which includes six pulverizing tracks, recorded and mixed by Christian Donaldson and Marco Frechette at The Grid. Upon the release of Paleblood Sky, the band will set out on their album release tour throughout Canada, starting on the Eastern leg with Eye of Horus and later adding Into Eternity for the Western leg of the tour. Becomes Astral recently partnered with Metal Underground for the exclusive premiere of the album’s title track, “Paleblood Sky.”Written as an introduction track to the highlights of their forthcoming album, the lyrics loosely frame a Bloodborne theme, which is a game that both visually and conceptually inspired the band to write two very lengthy full songs. “Paleblood Sky” was also where vocalist Cam Sherer experimented with an unfamiliar writing style, creating the pulverizing track.
Becomes Astral is a progressive death metal band based out of Guelph, Ontario. Formed in the later months of 2013, they quickly got to work on releasing their debut EP, The Mind, which was released in October 2014. The Mind was recorded and mixed by Don Levasseur at Atlantic Studio. After their debut release, Becomes Astral toured heavily for the following year, covering west coast Canada, and two Ontario and Quebec tours. Playing steadily since, Becomes Astral has made themselves a force to be reckoned with, allowing the band to sell out half of their last tour in Ontario. In early 2016, Becomes Astral took a break from playing live to write a full-length record, and returned to shows in late 2016. In December 2016 the band entered The Grid Studios in Montreal, QC with Christian Donaldson of Cryptopsy as a producer and came out with a piece of music they are proud to call their own, Paleblood Sky.
Paleblood Sky was released on August 18, 2017 and is now available here.
Friday, August 18th – Guelph, ON @ Silence
Saturday, August 19th – Stratford, ON @ Heatwave
Sunday, August 20th – Barrie, ON @ The Foxx
Monday, August 21st – Toronto, ON @ TBA
Tuesday, August 22nd – Hamilton, ON @ The Doors Pub
Wednesday, August 23rd – Ottawa, ON @ Café Deckuf
Thursday, August 24th – Quebec City, QC @ La Source De La Martiniere
Friday, August 25th – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
Saturday, August 26th – Kitchener, ON @ Maxwell’s
Sunday, August 27th – Sault Ste. Marie, ON @ Canadian Night Club
Western leg with Into Eternity and Eye of Horus:
Wednesday, August 30th – Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre
Thursday, August 31st – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Friday, September 1st – Saskatoon, SK @ Vangeli’s Tavern
Saturday, September 2nd – Edmonton, AB @ Industry House
Sunday, September 3rd – Grand Prairie, AB @ Better Than Fred’s
Wednesday, September 6th – Kelowna, BC @ Munnin’s Post
Thursday, September 7th – Vancouver, BC @ The Red Room
Friday, September 8th – Calgary, AB @ Distortion
Saturday, September 9th – Red Deer, AB @ International Beer Haus