Shadow of Everest

What: Progressive Groove Metal

Where: Halifax, NS

Visit: www.shadowofeverest.bandcamp.com

Formed in 2014, Halifax’s Shadow of Everest wear the influences of Black Sabbath, Tool, and Mastodon proudly on their sleeves, delivering refreshing, heavy riffs defined by syncopated rhythms and dissonant tones.

In the last five years, the group has delivered a pair of albums – 2017’s Idle Hands and this year’s The Hunting Ground – that reinforce their commitment to keeping it heavy. Nowhere is this more evident than on The Hunting Ground tracks like “The River,” the high-energy “Castle in the Sky,” and “Fifty-Four.” Atlantic Canada has proven itself as a fertile ground for hard rock and heavy metal in the past, with Shadow of Everest now confidently leading the charge into the future.