In 2019, Strigampire unveiled the captivating music video for their song “Dead Of Night,” generating considerable buzz within the music scene. A highly anticipated tour in Quebec was scheduled for May 2020, but unfortunately, the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted their plans. Like many others, Strigampire had to adapt and reinvent their strategies to navigate this new reality.
Despite these challenges, the band seized the opportunity presented by the confinement period to focus on composing and promoting their music online. They harnessed this time to push the boundaries of their creativity and refine their distinctive sound.
In 2021, a pivotal moment unfolded when James Foster, a young and talented drummer, answered the band’s call for a member with his remarkable skills. Joining the formation, the band began jamming without a bassist. However, fate had an unexpected twist in store. After an unsuccessful search for a bassist, the vocalist received a call from BadGuy P, the original bassist and a childhood friend. BadGuy expressed his desire to play music with his former comrades while waiting for a replacement to be found. Against all odds, BadGuy returned to the band after more than twenty years, reuniting three original members from the 2001 lineup.
The following year was marked by an intense period of creativity as the band focused on composing new material. Their hard work culminated in October 2022 when Strigampire entered the studio with Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy) to record their highly anticipated third full-length album. In 2023, the band made a triumphant return to the stage, performing at various venues across Quebec to promote their comeback. Among these performances, one stands out as particularly special: the first round of the Wacken Metal Battle Canada, a competition featuring over 60 bands from across the country, with the chance to represent Canada at the legendary Wacken Open Air festival in Germany.
Today, several concerts from this tour are yet to come. The album mixing is complete, and its release is scheduled for December. However, the most exciting news is that Strigampire emerged as the grand winner of the competition and will represent Canada at the Wacken Metal Battle in Germany during this prestigious festival. With over 80,000 tickets sold in less than 8 hours, Strigampire seizes this opportunity to fulfil their ultimate dream: spreading the new sound of extreme rock on a global scale.
The future looks incredibly promising for Strigampire, and the world can expect a musical explosion that will push all boundaries. Get ready to be transported into a whirlwind of raw energy and incendiary riffs because the best is yet to come for this exceptional band.