This is not a small accomplishment! We are simply stoked! Longhouse nominated for a Juno Award! They share the Metal / Hard Music album of the year nominations with Metz, Anciients, Archspire and Striker. You read it right… that three band members project out of Ottawa, who released their second album last year, are now making a huge Pan-Canadian splash. They are listed alongside some fantastic bands that contribute to the shining of the Canadian music scene. We could hardly be prouder.
After being reviewed by huge media outlets internationally in 2017, Longhouse keeps rolling! They have accumulated an incredible list of Best album of the year as 2017 came to a close (Hellbound.ca, & CJLO for example), and now this. Are they going to bring the award home? We’ll find out on March 25th during the 2018 Juno Awards, but no matter what the result, they deserved a huge round of applause. Go check out their Facebook page and twitter account and let them know how good they are! Seriously, do it. They’ll appreciate it. And why not take some time, tune on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer or wherever you are enjoying music and give II:Vanishing a spin. You won’t be disappointed.
For those of whom who do not know Longhouse, here is a quick recap :
The least we can say is that LONGHOUSE are not afraid of taking their audience light-years away from any traditional heavy metal clichés. Diving into their vocalist’s Indigenous heritage and fearlessly commenting on important issues affecting the Indigenous population in Canada, such as the intergenerational impacts of the Indian Residential School System, and Murdered and Missing Indigenous women and girls, LONGHOUSE has created a unique mixture of heavy, intricate riffs, splashed with a touch of post-metal that guides you on a dark and textured doom metal.
“This album is raw, tranquil, oppressive and emotive but is always of the highest quality… if you’re in the mood for a hybrid of heaviness drawing comparisons and influences from the likes of Cult of Luna, High on Fire, Neurosis, Khemmis, Unearthly Trance, we set our Sludgelord dial to stun because this album is spectacular.” – The Sludgelord
Produced and engineered by Mike Bond (Loviatar, Norilsk, Crusades), their latest album II:Vanishing is a visceral journey of five tracks spanning nearly 40 minutes. Recorded at Wolf Lake Studios, II:Vanishing, their sophomore album, continues right where they left off with their debut album Earth from Water, released in 2015. Guitarist Marc Casey, bassist/vocalist Joshua Cayer and drummer Mike Hache’s music has captured the attention of many media outlets in 2016 and 2017, from Decibel Magazine, No Clean Singing, ToiletovHell, Sludgelord, Lords of Metal, Doomed to Darkness and Bonded By Metal just to name a few.