Vancouver-based metal band 2 Shadows’ dedication to delivering their self-described “loud, aggressive, honest, theatrical and diverse” live show has set them on a path to do just that as they’ve embarked upon a month-long, cross-country tour through Canada. Ottawa fans will get the chance to witness the band’s entertaining and energetic stage presence this coming Friday, May 11 at Mavericks, which marks the halfway point in the band’s tour.
This 22-show tour, titled “Feed the Obscene”, promises “theatrics, a lot of movement and good music,” lead singer Mike Horvath told Bytown Sound in a recent interview.
“We’ve added a lot of cool stuff, so even if you saw us on the last tour, it’s a whole new show.”
Describing the tour experience as “20% intimidating and 80% exciting”, Horvath (vocals) will be joined by Sterling Paterson (drums), Tryst Germaine (guitar), as well as James Holder (guitar), who collectively list Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Motionless In White, Rammstein, Asking Alexandria as some of their musical influences.
On top of being able to hear tracks from their album “Transference”, Horvath says the band has refined its music over the years, and that focus will be on full display in Ottawa this Friday as they’re set to perform two new songs, which he says will “blow people’s minds”.
“I like to talk about personal issues that I feel like people can relate to on a personal level,” he said. “I think the best thing about music is the fact that someone could relate to a song for a completely different reason than I wrote it, and if it helps them through a tough time, than that makes it worth it.”
For a little preview of what can be expected at Mavericks, you can check out the band’s music video for their song “Ill Treatment”:
Be sure to keep an eye out for 2 Shadows on their YouTube channel, where you’ll be able to catch some upcoming behind-the-scenes videos being filmed on their current tour (along with some older, but equally entertaining clips). You can follow the band via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and of course, their website.
Grab your tickets for this Friday, May 11 show to see 2 Shadows at Mavericks, along with Transmit, Final Fall, and ooluu, here: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/20617/