Alexisonfire Announce New Dog's Blood EP

Alexisonfire Announce New <i>Dog's Blood</i> EP
It's been months since Alexisonfire first started talking about the "crazy riff" on Dog's Blood, the title track of their new EP. Thankfully, the group have put their money where their mouths are and are finally set to release the out-there composition.

The long-discussed track made its live debut at last week's Canadian Artist Selected By You (CASBY) awards in Toronto, ON (September 30). Revved up like a long-lost Motörhead tune, the cut steamrolls by on a barrage of double-time drums and '80s metal riffs before eventually coming to its climax of emotional mosh breakdowns and trade-off vocals between crooning six-stringer Dallas Green and shrill, shrieking frontman George Pettit. You can watch the performance for yourself in the YouTube video below.

A press release describes the EP, to be released November 2, as a departure for the band, pushing both their harder and softer tendencies to their natural extremes. Pettit describes some of its ventures as "atmospheric-sounding," a far cry from their screamo past.

"They're completely different-sounding songs and would probably never make it onto a full-length record," says Green of the EP.

On top of being available digitally and as a CD, a limited run of 2,000 vinyl records will be pressed in three different colours. Record stores will receive one variation, another through the band's web store and the last version can be picked up during Alexisonfire's upcoming winter tour.

Dine Alone releases Dog's Blood November 2. See below for a full tracklisting and Alexisonfire's upcoming tour dates:

Dog's Blood:

1. Dog's Blood

2. Grey

3. Black As Jet

4. Vex

Tour dates:

11/26 Victoria, BC – 9ONE9

11/27 Vancouver, BC – Pacific National Exhibition

11/29 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre

12/1 Calgary, AB – MacHall Ballroom

12/3 Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon Events Centre

12/4 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre

12/6 Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

12/8 North Bay, ON – The Wall

12/10 Montreal, QC – Metropolis

12/12 Kingston, ON – Stages

12/14 London, ON – London Music Hall

12/16 Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy