Calgary metalcore band Shark Infested Daughters performed at the Lantzville Legion in April. Tonight, Oct. 13, they’re coming to Victoria’s Upstairs Cabaret. (Greg Sakaki/The News Bulletin)

Calgary metalcore band Shark Infested Daughters performed at the Lantzville Legion in April. Tonight, Oct. 13, they’re coming to Victoria’s Upstairs Cabaret. (Greg Sakaki/The News Bulletin)

Shark-attack metal band coming to Victoria tonight

Shark Infested Daughters, a Calgary metalcore group, play the Upstairs Cabaret tonight, Oct. 13

Calgary-based metalcore band Shark Infested Daughters is back on Vancouver Island for the second time in six months with the addition of a new EP and the subtraction of one member.

This week the group – vocalist Chris Thoresen, guitarists Oliver Carter-Wells and Dan McCormick, bassist Tyler Beninger and drummer Yannick Mathieu – released the four-song collection Phoenix Down and now they’re on their release tour. Tonight, Oct. 13, they play Victoria’s Upstairs Cabaret.

Thoresen said the EP was originally recorded more than a year ago and was intended to follow the release of their 2016 full-length debut These Tides, Our Tombs. SID had been shopping Phoenix Down around hoping to attract label interest. Thoresen said the EP is an update on where the band is at right now.

He described it as “a quick, little EP to showcase what we’re doing these days as opposed to what we did on the full-length. Just kind of like the natural progression of sound.”

Thoresen said in a response to listener input, the EP is heavier than their last album. So far it’s been well received, with the single Cetra doing better than any previous single.

“We took some constructive criticism from the release of our full-length and every YouTube kid in the world going, ‘That’s not heavy enough!’ so we definitely added in some spicy bits just to prove that we’re multifaceted and that we don’t really know how to do one thing,” he said. “So it’s definitely on the edgier side. It’s more of an angrier EP, whereas the full-length was more about touching on sad things, this one’s more about getting mad about it.”

This is also SID’s first tour as a quintet since singer and keyboardist Erika Leah left the group in August. Guitarist McCormick, who usually sings harmonies, will be taking on Leah’s vocals.

“He’s going to be stepping into the singing role for this tour, not to say that this is our plan in longevity’s sake but for the sake of right now,” Thoresen said. “We had this booked when everything happened so he really stepped up, stepped out of his comfort level a little bit being able to sing Erika’s parts while playing guitar at the same time.”

In response to the lineup change, Thoresen said SID are planning to “shake it up a little bit” in the future. He said they have some prospects and ideas on how the group will tailor its changing sound, but he said it’s still the same band.

“You definitely miss that element of the female-fronted vocal, but as far as that it’s the same five dudes who we’ve done eight tours with,” he said. “We’re all really locked in, we all know what it needs to sound like … we’re very comfortable doing what we’re doing and we all know how to make it sound good.”

WHAT’S ON … Shark Infested Daughters perform at the Upstairs Cabaret, 15 Bastion Square, Victoria, on Saturday, Oct. 13, with doors at 7 p.m. Also on the bill are hardcore metal band Vultures, metalcore group Living Machines, and progressive metal group Galactic Pegasus. Show is 19-plus. Admission $15 at the door. $10 advance tickets may be available at Cavity Curiosity Shop.



arts@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Orca 1
Orcas: Our Shared Future

Royal BC Museum dives into the world of orcas with upcoming feature exhibition

Frank Ludwig in a forklift with his long hair during Trooper’s heyday. (Photo submitted)
Humble Island beginnings blossomed into storied career for Trooper keyboardist

Frank Ludwig got his start as a boy pumping the organ in a tiny downtown Chemainus church

Joan Miller with the Vancouver Island North Regional Film Commission says there’s much room for optimism in the region rebounding from COVID-19 and is excited about what the future holds for the region. Black Press File Photo
North Island film industry optimistic about post-COVID rebound

Interest in filming here is still high, according to film commission, once things open back up

The 10-part Netflix series Maid, which is being exclusively shot in Greater Victoria, has been filming in Langford and Colwood over the past two weeks. On April 7, filming will take place on the east side of the Esquimalt Lagoon. (Black Press Media file)
Netflix series ‘Maid’ filming in Colwood

10-episode Warner Bros. production filmed exclusively in Greater Victoria

Victoria mural artists Joshua Lundrigan (from left) and Paul Archer join Rob Chyzowski, co-owner of Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner in front of an Archer-designed mural that went up on Thursday at the Inner Harbour restaurant. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Positivity rules with new outdoor mural from Victoria artist

Paul Archer teams with Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner for patio project

Author Eden Robinson poses for a portrait during an interview in Toronto, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Trickster trilogy author Eden Robinson hosts online conversation and reading

Haisla and Heiltsuk will join fans in event hosted by Vancouver Island Regional Library

Nanaimo author Lawrence Winkler’s latest book is ‘The Last Casebook of Doctor Sababa.’ (Bulletin file photo/supplied)
Nanaimo author wraps up trilogy following ‘antihero’ Island doctor

Lawrence Winkler presents ‘The Last Casebook of Doctor Sababa’

‘Frank Ney’ by Patrick Flavin, ‘Millstone River Upper Falls’ by John Collison Baker, ‘Labyrinth of Dreams’ by MA Molcan, ‘On the Other Side’ by Liana Ravensbergen, ‘December Snow’ by Laurel Karjala and ‘Jacks Point’ by Dana Smiley (cropped, clockwise from top-left) are among the works in the Nanaimo Arts Council’s latest exhibition. (Photos courtesy Nanaimo Arts Council)
Nanaimo Arts Council presents its first online gallery show

Submissions now open for upcoming ‘Ekphrastic Celebration’ show

Dorothy Sevcov’s exhibition ‘Having Fun With Acrylics’ is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Experimental paintings now on exhibit at Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery

Dorothy Sevcov’s ‘Having Fun With Acrylics’ on display through April

Courtenay artist Christine Boyer presents Alongside My Path: Native Wildflowers of Canada at Gallery Merrick from April 9 to 23. (Photo courtesy Christine Boyer)
Island painter shows off the wildflowers of Western Canada in first solo show

Courtenay’s Christine Boyer presents floral exhibit at Nanaimo’s Gallery Merrick

Nanaimo Harbourfront Library librarian April Ripley led the effort to create a Vancouver Island poetry booklet in recognition of National Poetry Month. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Harbourfront Library publishes booklet for National Poetry Month

Collection features winners of ‘Poem in your Pocket’ contest

SENCOTEN language revitalizationist and filmmaker Renee Sampson’s short film, Bringing Our Language Back to LIfe, shows online during the Reel 2 Real International Youth Film Festival, April 14-23. (Photo courtesy Wapikoni)
SENCOTEN language featured in short film created on Saanich Peninsula

Renee Sampson film highlights importance of passing on traditional languages to youth

The area surrounding the Chemainus Rotary Club’s bunker door is one of the new surfaces that will feature a mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Up to three new murals coming to Chemainus

Project will be coordinated between the Rotary Club and Festival of Murals Society

Most Read