We're pleased to announce that Canadian band Bolus have been signed for the 2013 edition of the Rites of Spring festival.
Bolus is based out of Toronto, and was formed back in 2003 when the founding members attended secondary school. They started developing material straight away, and performed live already in the fall of 2003. The following year they had a full album's worth of songs ready, and in 2005 they released their debut album "Watch Your Step".
Band development halted when founding member Richard Frankel left the band in 2007, but when a suitable replacement had been found the threesome, now consisting of Nick Karch (guitars, vocals, keyboards), Mat Keselman (drums, percussion, vocals) and Daniel Avner (bass, pedals, backing vocals) continued on in good spirit. Bolus released their sophomore effort "Delayed Reaction" in 2010, followed by a re-recorded version of their debut album "Watch Your Step" in 2011. They are currently preparing material for a new album, tentatively planned for release towards the tail end of 2012 or at the start of 2013.
This young and promising neo progressive trio, supplemented with the talents of guitarist and keyboardist Kyle Grounds for live events, will be given the honour of opening the 2013 edition of the Rites of Spring festival. We've heard good words about them from our Canadian contacts, and are certain that they will be a pleasant surprise for our devoted audience.
Official Website - http://bolusmusic.com/