WOODHAWK – Beyond the Sun (April 7, 2017)

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WoodhawkSlathered in rock and roll riffs and dealing with a case of wanderlust, Calgary’s rock revival heroes Woodhawk set out to unleash their debut full-length Beyond The Sun.

The album is produced by the band with Jesse Gander (Bison, Japandroids) and is slated for release April 7, 2017.

“This album has been years in the making and really shows the evolution of the band. We focused hard on making not just making good riffs, but good songs. Doing this album, and with Jesse Gander,  no less, was a bucket list goal for us. So to be in Vancouver and recording with someone who we truly admire, was something that we feel is reflected in the album.” says vocalist/guitarist Turner Midzain.

From the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains comes Calgary, Alberta’s Woodhawk. Masters of straight ahead riff-rock wizardry, the power trio released an EP in 2014 and have continued forging ahead. With time travel tested themes of science fiction, swords, and sorcery, the band’s lyrics are born from snowy winters, hot practice spaces, and pages of dog-eared paperbacks. While the musicianship reinforces recollections of Black Sabbath, modern influences that have helped you smash air drums or highway speed limits are undeniably present.

In their brief existence, guitarist Turner Midzain, bassist Mike Badmington and drummer Kevin Nelson have taken the stage at The Commodore Ballroom, as well as landed slots supporting Elder and The Shrine. Expect their upcoming album Beyond the Sun, recorded at Rain City Recorders, to position them on turntables and in venues soon.

Made of equal parts 1970’s Birmingham and a myriad of 21st century heavy who’s who, Calgary trio Woodhawk are purveyors of riff-centric rock and roll. Capable and original, the band is able to craft anthemic fist-pumping songs while forgoing tired stoner rock clichés.

Beyond the Sun track listing:

1. “Beyond The Sun”
2. “The High Priest” 
3. “Living In The Sand”
4. “Magnetic North” 
5. “Lawless” 
6. “Quest For Clarity”
7. “A New Hope” 
8. “Forsee The Future”
9. “Chrononaut” 



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