Canadian progressive metal outfit TAKING BALFOUR have announced a small run of show dates in their home province of Ontario. The dates are in support of their recently released album, Dawn of Polaris, released on October 21st.
TAKING BALFOUR tour dates:
November 26 – Peterborough – The Red Dog
December 3 – Kingston-The Mansion
December 9 – Oshawa – The Atria
December 10- Guelph – The Red Papaya
More about TAKING BALFOUR:
Formed in 2019, the Canadian quintet released their debut self-titled album in 2020. Drawing creative inspiration from old school, nu metal along with progressive rock and metal, TAKING BALFOUR create a wall of sound comprised of powerful percussion, thundering bass and epic guitar riffage, all accompanied by compelling synths and piano. “Echoes” is a beautifully haunting introduction to the album, building up anticipation ahead of the heavy thrills of “Neptune”. A gothic a seductive tone manifests in “Awakening”, while “Lightyears Away” explores contrasting sections of a serene, soaring nature, and high intensity. Blues and funk influences run through Dawn of Polaris with “The Jester’s Fool” and “T.O.A.D.” prominently incorporating these musical styles. Each track ventures down a different path of TAKING BALFOUR’s sound, revealing something new at every turn. The convergence of these elements is found in the concluding “Purge of Darkness”. From driving percussion and delicate lead melodies, to immersive atmospheres and an explosive breakdown, this finale goes out with a bang.
TAKING BALFOUR elevate their music by exploring beyond the typical boundaries of metal. Breaking out synthesizers and organ parts alongside the metal instrumentation, the band produce a fiery sound with unceasing impact.
TAKING BALFOUR is:
Spencer Gill – Lead Vocals
Noah Anderson – Guitar, backup vocals
Orion Park – Bass guitar
Tim Paty – Drums
Zachary Culp – Keys/Samples