Calgary metal band Throne of Vengeance are taking on the challenge of playing three different festivals in three days including playing Lethbridge Dethfest in Coaldale at the Vent, Aug. 29.
“ We're doing this three festival tour at the end of August. It’s three festivals in three days, so it's crazy,” said Throne of Vengeance bassist Riley Cobb, who makes up the band with his brother Trevor on drums , vocalist/ guitarist Tommy Shakes and new guitarist Brady Side.
“ We’re playing Dethfest first and the next festival is Beaverfest in Valleyview which is nine hours away, so we have to leave right after we’ve played, though we might stay for the band right after us. We’ll probably go to Calgary first and do the rest the next day. They finish up a busy weekend in Alix, Alberta at the Alberta's own Festival.
Dethfest includes a variety of acts. On Friday, Throne of Vengeance shares the stage with the Golers, Putrescence, Ogroem, Death Toll Rising, Without mercy, Tramp Stamper, Naraka, Dethgod, Space Wolves and Trancide.
The Dayglo Abortions headline Aug. 30. Also on the bill are Reverend Kill, Parapsychotic, Kryosphere, Ides of Winter, Mass Control, Martial Law, Morbidly Depraved, Netheriel, Death Pledge and Ares Infernus.
“ We’ve got a couple of new songs ready to go and we’ll probably play our heavier stuff to fit in with the other bands,” he continued.
They released their latest Cd “Live Evil” which is not a live album, in October.
“ It has been on the top 10 on the Loud Charts for Earshot, which is the chart for campus community radio, since we released it in October,” he said.
“ It’s more of a personal album. The album we did before that was a concept album and we wanted to move away from that,” he said.
“It is more of a broad spectrum instead of just in terms of moving from evolution to extinction. Instead of appealing to a narrow segment of conspiracy theorists, we wanted to appeal to different people,” he said.