Set to unleash their new EP “Legends Never Die” on November 9th, Hamilton’s THE CASTOR TROYS will be kicking off live promotion of the release with dates across southern Ontario with Black Collar Union, which includes a hometown show on November 1st opening for Canadian legends Headstones for the first date of their “The Picture of Health Tour”.
The band comments:
“We’re incredibly stoked to kick off this album release tour opening for Headstones, one of the reasons for this band coming together in the first place. Their sound was kind of like the center of the Venn diagram of all our influences. We’ve followed them since we were too young to get into clubs to hear them play. And FirstOntario Concert Hall will be the biggest stage we’ve played yet. Then to follow that up with a series of shows with Black Collar Union will make this an Autumn to remember!”
Nov. 1 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall w/ Headstones – info
Nov. 10 – Hamilton, ON – Corktown w/ Black Collar Union – info
Nov. 16 – London, ON – Norma Jeans w/ Black Collar Union
Nov. 17 – Windsor, ON – TBA w/ Black Collar Union
Nov. 23 – St. Catharines, ON – TBA w/ Black Collar Union
Dec. 6 – Barrie, ON – Foxx Lounge
Jan. 19 – Cobourg, ON – Kelly’s
THE CASTOR TROYS first single “We Are One”, a catchy and fun sing-along with punk overtones in the riffs and a steady rockin’ beat is now streaming below:
Check out the artwork and tracklisting for ‘Legends Never Die’ below:
1. Blackout Love
2. We Are One
3. Watch the City Burn
4. Legends Never Die
5. Wreck of The Bastard
6. Runnin’ Down A Dream (Tom Petty cover)
The Castor Troys are a story-telling hard rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. Through lyrics that tell tales of war heroes, bank robbers and clandestine lovers, this intrepid four-piece peddles true stories and truer fiction. Drawing inspiration from bands like The Headstones, Social Distortion, Motörhead, The Offspring and Iron Maiden, The Castor Troys craft fiery and infectious songs that draw you in and don’t let go.
Taking their band name from a character in a Jon Woo film, The Castor Troys are a jubilant mix of hard rock, punk, country and southern rock. “Castor Troy was the villain (played by Nicholas Cage) in Face/Off. He was elegant, flamboyant and stylish, instantly likeable, while at the same time single-minded and ruthless in his pursuit of his goals.” expands the band on their choice of name.
Formed in 2013, they released their debut full-length album “Come Hell or High Water” in May of 2015 and their six track EP “Legends Never Die” will be due out November 9, 2018. Working with producer Andre Kaden Black and engineer Tal Vaisman (Ascot Royals) has refined the band’s sound and enabled them to capture the fierce energy of their live performance onto record.
Proven by becoming the 97.7 HTZ-FM Rocksearch 2018 Finalists, The Castor Troys are a relentless team of stage veterans. Averaging over 40 shows a year, they’ve played many festivals including Burlington’s Sound of Music sharing stages with countless bands such as The Planet Smashers, Scarlett and Silverstein. Writing music that is catchy and instantly memorable, The Castor Troys weave tales in an accessible and uncompromising manner.
EP Recording & Live Line Up:
Aaron Walsh – Lead Vocals
Chris Ledroit – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Matthew Bowker – Bass, Backing Vocals
Bryson Emmons – Drums, Backing Vocals