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Despite a break in the heavy metal tour circuit, the Commodore Ballroom will host at least one more really freakin’ loud metal concert, with the double bill of Katatonia and The Devin Townsend Project bringing extreme doom (metal) to the Granville Street mainstay on Wednesday, September 5.
The Swedish five-piece may take top billing, but local fans will be stoked to see the New Westminster native Townsend onstage, at home on the second stop of the Epic Kings & Idols tour. Townsend is also the guitarist and lead singer of Strapping Young Lad, currently on hiatus.
Accompanying the co-headliners is British doomers Paradise Lost and avant-garde, dark cabaret-inspired Stolen Babies, both of which should impress even the most anxious of Vancouver crowds.
Katatonia will perform from its extensive catalogue, as well as new tracks off it newly released ninth studio album Dead End Kings. The Devin Townsend Project will surely bring some SYL covers, solo recordings and cuts from the DTP’s four studio records, plus new songs off the upcoming fifth album Epicloud.
Tickets cost $35.25 and are on sale through Ticketmaster in-person and online.