STOP! You should totally check out THIS POST instead. Vesperia‘s entire The Swordsman demo is now available to download for free; the full details are included there.
Hello again, readers. Once again, we’re checking in with Vesperia, the Toronto-based Celtic/pagan/folk/symphonic/blackened-thrash band who were formerly known as Bolero.
We first discussed the band two weeks ago when I shared the announcement of their new name, as well as the fact that they’d be releasing a new four-track demo called The Swordsman. We also talked about the fact that each week this month, they’d be releasing another of those four tracks as free downloads. I think I might have misunderstood something in that initial announcement, because I was under the impression that each song would be given away for one week only. On the contrary, the first two songs continue to be available for free, in addition to the third one which they have just released. For the first song (“The Swordsman”), see the link at the beginning of this paragraph; for the second (“Huntress”), click here, and for the third — head on down to the bottom of this post.
Also as a reminder, the band are currently in the midst of a tour of Ontario with Crimson Shadows. I’ve re-reprinted the remaining tour dates later in this post as well.
‘For the Glory of the Swordsman’ Tour Dates:
- June 1, 2012 – The Granite Club – North Bay, ON
- June 2, 2012 – The Serbian Centre – Sudbury, ON
- June 8, 2012 – The Corktown Pub – Hamilton, ON
- June 9, 2012 – Dominion House Tavern – Windsor, ON
- June 22, 2012 – The Atria – Oshawa, ON
- June 29, 2012 – The Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
The Swordsman contains four tracks altogether, and they can all be streamed (or the digital download of the whole thing can be purchased) through Bandcamp.
However, the third track, “To Times End We Ride” can be downloaded FOR FREE – using this widget:
Keep checking back here, because the last track is due to be released next week! (Or, like I said, you can just buy the whole thing now if you’re super impatient.)