New Haven-based progressive ensemble, Earthside, is gearing up for a North American tour later this month supporting Norwegian progressive metal act, Leprous. In advance of that tour, Earthside have revealed a glimpse of one of the key aspects of their live performance in the form of the backing for the track “Crater.” Watch the visual component to Earthside’s live “Crater” performance, complete with special guest vocalist Björn Strid of Soilwork, here on .
We make every effort with our music to give you all something unique and heartfelt that breaks from the norm. We did this by taking a no-limitations approach to our songwriting on A Dream in Static and working with a number of incredible guest musicians. It follows in suit that our live show should also bring something special to the Earthside mythos.
We collaborated with several amazing vocalists for A Dream in Static and, unfortunately, we can’t bring them all on the road with us. To avoid compromising the stellar performances of Björn [Strid], Dan [Tompkins], Lajon [Witherspoon], and Eric [Zirlinger] during our live shows, we came up with a unique solution. We captured full-body video of their performances and infused them with intense visuals to create a powerful multimedia element that we project alongside each of these songs.
The upcoming September/October tour reunites Earthside and Leprous following a European stint with Voyager earlier this year. Binary Code and Dissona will round out the North American tour package. A full list of dates can be seen below.
Earthside drummer Ben Shanbrom comments:
Leprous is truly a part of the next generation of progressive music. In less than a year they have become one of Earthside’s absolute favorite bands — they’re good friends, great people, and unbelievable musicians and performers. It was an amazing experience touring with them and Voyager earlier this year across Europe, and we are so happy to be supporting them in our home country this fall.
Earthside is touring in support of its debut album, A Dream in Static, which was released last October. An epic undertaking of cross-continental collaborations, A Dream in Static was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden, under the watch of renowned producer and mix engineer David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia, Bloodbath), and additional mix and mastering engineer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, The Ocean, Devin Townsend). The instrumental collective recruited several acclaimed guest vocalists including Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Daniel Tompkins (TesseracT, ex-Skyharbor), Björn Strid (Soilwork), and Eric Zirlinger (Face the King, ex-Seer) to provide their prowess across four of the eight cinematic tracks, as well as the Moscow Studio Symphony Orchestra (MSSO) for live orchestral compositions.
Earthside Tour Dates:
w/ Leprous, Binary Code & Dissona
9/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl at Center Stage
9/28 – Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
9/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
9/30 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
10/01 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
10/02 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
10/03 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
10/05 – Quebec City, QC @ Salle Multi
10/06 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
10/07 – Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
10/08 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
10/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
10/11 – Calgary, AB @ Distortion
10/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Red Room
10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/14 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
10/15 – Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Complex
10/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
10/19 – San Antonio, TX @ Rockbox
10/20 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
10/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10/22 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Indie Rocks *LEPROUS only
Rock Hard \m/