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SLUDGEHAMMER Announce “Hammering Westward Tour”

With their mind bending guitar solos, devastating heavy riffs, blistering drum fury and dynamic vocal performances from new lead singer Josh Stephney along with bassist Dan Ayers, Toronto’s Sludgehammer will be pounding Western Canada this June for their “Hammering Westward Tour”, which includes a performance at this year’s Decimate MetalFest in Calgary on June 8th. Supporting them on select dates of the tour will be Regina, SK’s groove metal Kelevra. The tour will see Sludgehammer kick off the rampage in Toronto on June 1st and venture west to as far as Vancouver, BC to wrap things up back in Ontario on Guelph on June 23rd.


Sludgehammer’s debut album “The Fallen Sun” was released in 2016 featuring fan favourites “Carrion Eater” and “Demons From The Woodwork” plus peaked at #4 on the Canadian College Radio Loud Charts along with multiple praise from publications such as Bravewords, Blabbermouth and No Clean Singing. Here’s what they had to say.

“Sludgehammer brings its “A” game on its debut full-length release, The Fallen Sun. Sludgehammer doesn’t fit neatly into the traditional death or groove metal box, as its diverse elements sets it apart from its peers. Its 11 tracks (including two bonus tracks) are decorated with hooky riffs, catchy choruses and a perfect clean/growled vocal combination…There are many memorable moments on The Fallen Sun and for an unsigned band, Sludgehammer possesses loads of potential. Highly recommended!” – Bravewords

“This is how gifted SLUDGEHAMMER as a band is, even with only a demo, EP and now LP under their belts. On their own, they’re a devastating DIY metal band. With a contract in-hand, they’re gonna become unstoppable.” – Blabbermouth

““Demons From the Woodwork”. It’s a jolting, high-octane, full-throttled romp that incorporates elements of thrash, death metal, and head-slugging groove — and it’s an infectious beast that Sludgehammer have unchained.” – No Clean Singing

While on their first ever Western Canadian tour, Sludgehammer will be unveiling to fans new headbangers off their later to be released 2018 follow up album.

The band comments:

“We are absolutely thrilled to be finally heading out and doing some shows in Western Canada. We are looking forward to seeing old friends, meeting new ones and making awesome memories. Hope to see all you crazy metalheads out there…let’s have some fun!”




1. Demons From The Woodwork
2. Intestines Entwined
3. The Black Abyss
4. Ectogenesis
5. Carrion Eater
6. Consuming Afterbirth
7. Carnivorous Forest
8. Utopian
9. Revolting
10. Organ Harvester
11. Casualties


June 1 – Toronto, ON – Coalition – info
June 2 – Hamilton – Corktown – info
June 7 – Edmonton, AB – Rendez Vous * – info
June 8 – Calgary, AB – Distortion (Decimate MetalFest) – info
June 9 – Kelowna, BC – Munnin’s Post *
June 10 – Vancouver, BC – 333 * – info
June 14 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern (formerly known as Vangelis Tavern) – info
June 15 – Regina, SK – Cloud 9 * – info
June 16 – Winnipeg, MB – Doghouse *
June 23 – Guelph, ON – Dstrct
* (shows with Kelevra)

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