Entering their 34th year as an entity, Canadian Thrash Metal titans Aggression are starting the year off by announcing a series of Canadian and US shows this April. Dubbed “April Assault”, you can catch the band supporting their latest album “Feels Like Punk/Sounds Like Thrash”. Which was released via Dissonance Productions last May. The trek culminates at the NYDM Spring Bash 3 day festival in Milwaukee, WI.
Denis ‘Sasquatch’ Barthe had this to say about the upcoming tour: “We have been itching to hit the road for a while and this April Assault Tour is exactly what the doctor ordered. I’m looking forward to seeing family, friends and fans on this never ending Aggression trip to hell”
Dates/Cities/Venues April 3 Quebec City, QC @ Source De La Martiniere April 4 New York City, NY @ St. Vitus Bar April 5 Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Diner April 6 Montreal, QC @ Les Katacombes April 7 Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekuf April 13 Portland, OR @ Speakeasy Bar April 14 Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse April 18 Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi‘s
Aggression was formed in the spring of 1985 in Laval, Quebec. They recorded the album “Forgotten Skeleton” in 1986 (which didn’t see release until 2004). The Full Treatment album came out in 1987 via Banzai Records. During this time the band regularly played with the likes of Voivod, Anvil, DBC, Sacrifice and Celtic Frost among others.
The band was quietly put to rest in 1989. Sasquatch got the band together for 2 shows for a 20 year reunion in 2005. In 2014, now calling Vancouver, BC home, Sasquatch enlisted help from vocalist Brian Langley (Infernal Majesty), bassist Martin Meyer (Disciples of Power), guitarist Dave Watson (Entropia) and drummer Ryan Idris (ExPain) to breathe new life into Aggression. Since reforming, the band has been playing festivals and touring all over North America and Europe.
In 2016 they released their first brand new, full length album in 29 years! And their latest opus ’Feels Like Punk, Sounds Like Thrash‘ was released to great acclaim on Dissonance in 2018.