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Kitchener-Waterloo Metal Cover Compilation


Various Artists
Kitchener-Waterloo Metal Cover Compilation
Self-Released
7 May 2021

After a long and grueling 2020, sometimes it’s best to kick back and jam with friends. Canadian rockers Invicta, Æpoch, Cathartic Demise, Raider, Rippr’d,  and Stolos have teamed up for some seriously scathing and crushing metal madness.

On May 7th, 2021 the bands will release their absolute blast of a covers album, The Kitchener-Waterloo Metal Cover Compilation, featuring metal artists from all around the Kitchener/Ontario, Canada area. By combining their own respective genres, from black to thrash and everything in between, with the original tracks, the bands have created a unique and intricate sound that incorporates both the core elements of each track and their own creativity. For the album, each band chose songs to cover that held particular meaning to them. 

Kyle Edissi of Invicta says of the album: “We decided to do the covers because we are all friends and wanted to collaborate on a fun project that is also sick. We all rehearse in the same building and a lot of us have played in each other’s bands. We thought it would be a good showcase of the local talent we have in the area.

We wanted to pick old school metal songs we all liked that were also suitable in style for each band. It’s our best effort to pay tribute to the 80’s and early 90’s metal that influenced each of our bands.”

Fierce vocals, intricate guitars and thundering bass and drums come together seamlessly for blistering good time! Each of the seven songs is a wild ride, with modern twists on some of the most legendary tracks in heavy metal. 

Track List:

Invicta, Hellion/Electric Eye  (Judas Priest) Compilation song. Featuring Raider, Cathartic Demise, Aepoch, Rippr’d
Cathartic Demise, Good Mourning/Black Friday (Megadeth)
Rippr’d, Toxic Waltz (Exodus)
Invicta, Killers (Iron Maiden)
Raider, Carnivorous Obsession (Demolition Hammer)
Aepoch, Trapped in a Corner (Death)
Stolos, Leave me in Hell (Venom) Live off the Floor

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Invicta:

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Cathartic Demise:

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Rippr’d:

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Raider:

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Stolos:

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Æpoch

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