Following the release of their debut self-titled album, prog-metallers The Stranger are hitting the road through June and into early July, down the East Coast, hitting Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and hometown Brisbane.
They will hit Coffs Hotel Thursday 15th June with Meridian Theory headlining, Friday 16th Juneat Newcastle’s Hamilton Station Hotel with The Loom of Time headlining, Saturday 17th June in Sydney at Brighton Up Bar with Anubis launching their album and headlining, Thursday 22nd June in Melbourne at Bendigo Hotel with Enlight headlining, Saturday 24th June at Melbourne’s Wrangler Studios with Terrestrials headlining an All Ages metal show, and back home Saturday 1st July at Brisbane New Globe Theatre for their headliner party to finish the tour out.
The album enjoyed solid reviews and plenty of radio love, with singles Divine Intervention, The Whip & Solomon’s Son drawing comparisons to bands such as Protest the Hero and Devin Townsend, and enjoying spins on Triple J’s The Racket and the filmclip for The Whip being featured on Rage.
Adam Merker (Aversions Crown, Lagerstein, Disentomb) from Anderz Debeerz Studio recorded the album with David Castillo (Katatonia, Bloodbath, Opeth) from Ghost Ward Studios on mix duties and Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Caligula’s Horse) from Fascination Street Studios doing final master on the polished, sharp and epic album.
Of the record, Kalen Austin said, “We are absolutely proud of our work on the album and what we are about to embark on, the release of our self-titled debut LP – and The Whip, we feel, is the epitome of what the record is about – heavy, fun and it’s a favourite to play live.”
Since its inception, The Stranger has been captivating audiences with their energetic live performances which display the interplay of instrumental virtuosity and lyrical story telling – for which the band has become known. The Stranger has been fortunate enough to share the stage with Australian progressive metal powerhouses Caligula’s Horse and German power metal legends Helloween.
The Stranger’s self-titled LP is available now in iTunes and Spotify and all other online outlets. Physical copies of the record are available for pre-order from Bandcamp now and will be available at these tour dates. For more information, go to http://www.facebook.com/the
Thursday 15th June – Coffs Harbour
with MERIDIAN THEORY (HEADLINE) & CONVEX
Friday 16th June – Newcastle
Hamilton Station Hotel
with THE LOOM OF TIME (HEADLINE), FIVE SURVIVE & CHILLAUM
Saturday 17th June – Sydney
Brighton Up Bar
with ANUBIS (HEADLINE), HIGHVIEW & CHILLAUM
Thursday 22nd June – Melbourne
with ENLIGHT (HEADLINE) DROVA, THE DEADLIPS
Saturday 24th June – Melbourne
Wrangler Studios – All Ages
with TERRESTRIALS (HEADLINE), LEGERITY & TERRARIUM
Saturday 1st July – Brisbane
New Globe Theatre
with LAVIDIUS, AGES OF EARTH & INOVO