VORTEX - Announces Eastern Canadian Tour Dates (QC, ON, NB, PEI)

Rimouski, Quebec's Vortex announces they will be hitting the road for show dates across Eastern Canada this coming Fall 2023 in support of their latest album “The Future Remains In Oblivion” released this past June. The band will be touring from the months of September to January performing across Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, and PEI where they will be joined by Aeternam, Serene Dark, Strigampire (2023 Wacken Metal Battle Canada Champions), and Beyond Fiction on select dates.

Tour Dates:​

Sept 15 - Rivières-Du-Loup, QC - Espace Berger w/ Aeternam, Alvar, Synyster 
Sept 16 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar (Hellstorm Prod. 20th Anniversary Show) 
Oct 20 - St-Georges, QC - Bar 4000 w/ Strigampire, Beyond Fiction 
Oct 21 - Ottawa, ON - The House Of Targ w/ Serene Dark, Strigampire 
Nov 3 - Saguenay, QC - CEM w/ Beyond Fiction, Strigampire 
Nov 4 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar w/ Strigampire, Serene Dark 
Nov 15 - Edmundston, NB - Ateepic w/ Aeternam 
Nov 16 - Charlottetown, PEI - Trail Side Music Hall w/ Aeternam 
Nov 17 - Moncton, NB - Xeroz w/ Aeternam 
Nov 18 - Saint John, NB - The Panic Room w/ Aeternam 
Dec 15 - Rimouski, QC - Le Paradis w/ Strigampire, Serene Dark, Beyond Fiction, Synyster 
Dec 16 - Trois-Rivières, QC - L’Entité w/ Strigampire, Serene Dark, Born Divided 
Jan 26 - Drummondville, QC - La Sainte-Paix w/ Aeternam 
Jan 27 - Quebec, QC - L’Anti Bar w/ Aeternam

Vortex's third epic concept album is set to aggressive and beautiful orchestral melodic death metal with hints of black metal. Each song on “The Future Remains In Oblivion” is one chapter in their well-written sci-fi tale and there is a build-up in intensity and emotion that goes along with the storyline and the lyrics as you traverse the album. They share their thoughts:

“This is an orchestral death metal album with plenty of heavy riffing and melodies, technical vocals, and epic soloing. Some of the songs are riff-oriented and some others had the orchestra and melodies written before the drums and the guitars. We wrote all the lyrics before the music to make sure that it would fit the feel and emotion of each song/part of the story. When we start writing a song, we know exactly what feeling and emotion we are aiming at, it’s a good way to push ourselves creatively and write thoughtful music.”

Those familiar with the previous albums will note that they were more on the ambient/dramatic side. The new album’s songs are still melodic/orchestral but much more aggressive and some of them have a black metal influence. Vortex’s goal was to create songs that would have a greater impact on their live shows, and these aggressive songs will work well live. They feel the album is a good combination of aggression/melody, and ugliness/beauty.

Creativity and storytelling are the key tenets of Vortex. Their masterful lyric writing is equally matched with their prowess in devising riffs, and orchestrations. They will transport the listener into a new world and are recommended for fans of Lorna Shore, Dimmu Borgir, and Fleshgod Apocalypse.

“The Future Remains In Oblivion” was released on June 9, 2023, and is available at the following links:

Digital (Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music) - https://linktr.ee/vortexband​

Music Video - First Blood - https://youtu.be/Wd-yfIfRRzQ

Track Listing:​

1. From The Sun (5:24) 
2. Downfall (4:11) 
3. The Fool (3:13) 
4. The Walls (4:32) 
5. Our Possible End (4:23) 
6. First Blood (4:29) 
7. The Future Remains In Oblivion (4:50) 
8. When No More Words Will Be Heard (5:22)