Halifax rockers to celebrate new album with show in Truro

Published on July 2, 2014

Gloryhound, comprised of David Casey, Jeremy MacPherson, Evan Meisner and Shaun Hanlon, is performing at Champions Bar and Grill in Truro on July 25 as part of the launch to Loaded Gun, which was released on June 23. Submitted photo

Leigh Righton 2013

TRURO – Halifax-based rockers Gloryhound are celebrating the release of their newest album with a show at Champions Bar and Grill later this month.

Gloryhound released the title track ‘Loaded Gun’ back in April and are hitting the road for the launch of the album by the same name, which came out on June 23. The single became the band’s third straight Top 25 hit on Rock Radio in Canada, following Electric Dusk and Let You Down Again.

They’re bringing their classic rock and contemporary alt-rock style to Champions for a July 25 performance, beginning at 10 p.m.

Comprised of Evan Meisner (lead vocal/rhythm guitar), David Casey (lead guitar/background vocal), Shaun Hanlon (drums) and Jeremy MacPherson (bass), Gloryhound has amassed an ever-growing, faithful pack of rabid fans across Canada and are ready to crank it up another notch.

In their formative years, Gloryhound listened to Alice Cooper, The Ramones, Thin Lizzy and Iggy Pop. All of these influences can be heard in their self-styled form of rock, but their sound is truly their own.

With their ECMA nominated debut ‘Leave It Alone’ under their belts, Gloryhound took up temporary residency in Toronto to both impress the masses and record their second record. With producer Laurence Currie at the helm, Gloryhound recorded Electric Dusk, a seven-song EP that garnered multiple award nominations from both Music Nova Scotia and the East Coast Music Association.

On the strength of that recording, the band was signed to the Agency Group, scored prime showcase stages at Canadian Music Week, NorthByNorthEast and Junofest, and secured a label deal with eOne Music Canada.

Gloryhound cut their touring teeth playing stadiums throughout Atlantic Canada with rock icons Deep Purple, rocked Toronto’s Sound Academy as openers for Thin Lizzy, crossed the country as direct support for The Cult and along with their own coast to coast headline shows, the foursome have shared the stage with CJ Ramone (of The Ramones), Thornley, Sam Roberts, Drive By Truckers, Big Wreck, Three Days Grace, I Mother Earth, Nickelback, The Sheepdogs, The Trews, Tokyo Police Club, April Wine, and the one and only Willie Nile with whom they’ve also had the pleasure of co-writing.

Tickets for Gloryhound’s Truro performance are $10 in advance and are available at Champions and MacQuarries Pharmasave on the Esplanade.

For more information on Gloryhound, including music, videos and a full tour schedule, visit www.gloryhoundband.com.