IVORY KNIGHT To Open For SONATA ARCTICA In Ottawa

Classic heavy metal band IVORY KNIGHT have been confirmed as the support act for Finnish power metallers SONATA ARCTICA on April 15 at Barrymore’s Music Hall in Ottawa, Canada.

IVORY KNIGHT's second full-length album, titled "Unconscience", was released in mid-January. The CD was mixed and mastered by the Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR, and features artwork by Gyula Havanscak, who also did the artwork for ANNIHILATOR's last album.

During the late 1980s, IVORY KNIGHT was a name familiar to metal fans who witnessed the bands exciting live performances at venues including Ottawa's Barrymores, Porter Hall, and (now-defunct) Roxannes in Hull. The band shared the stage with many great acts including SWORD and BLACKSTAR (featuring John Ricci and Jacques Belanger of EXCITER). The band recorded a demo, "Voices In Your Nightmare", which received excellent reviews from all over the world. The band broke up in 1990 due to musical differences. Founding member John Devadasan Perinbam reformed the band in late 1999 with drummer George Nesrallah, bassist Steve Mercer, and guitarist Rob Gravelle. The group, featuring the soaring, powerful, passionate vocals of Perinbam and the virtuosity of Gravelle, recorded an album, "Up From The Ashes", which received excellent reviews from fans and critics throughout the world. The band has played many shows in the Ottawa area including the Rainbow and Café Dekcuf.

Check out a sample clip of "Unconscience" at this location.

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