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Van Halst is a Canadian hard rock/metal band currently based out of Toronto, ON.

Their debut single “Save Me” was released, worldwide, on October 2, 2015 and their full-length album, World of Make Believe, was released on March 4, 2016.

World of Make Believe was recorded in Edmonton, AB at Powersound Studios with producers Scott Greene (Blue Rodeo, Derina Harvey, Kickupafuss,) and Phil Anderson (Dead Jesus, Social Code, One Bad Son). The album was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Sepultura, Lita Ford).

The band’s influences stay true to goth rock, Kami Van Halst demonstrates an agile vocal delivery in combination with pummelling growls. Lyrically, the band draws from black metal due to its focus on people suffering from isolation and rising to overcome the preconceptions of a judgemental society. The band’s live performance is a theatric experience as they utilize full-costumes, make-up and stage props to give their audience not only a stellar musical experience but a visual show as well.

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Past Shows

August 18-21 - Ourfest 2016 - Tail Creek Raceways, AB

August 27-28 - Metalocalypstick Fest - BC

August 31 - Fernando's - Kelowna, BC

September 2 - Logan's Pub - Victoria BC

September 3 - The Red Room - Vancouver, BC

September 4 - Mercury Room - Edmonton, AB

September 13 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON

September 24 - The Doors: Taco Joint and Metal Bar - Hamilton, ON

October 1 - The Atria - Oshawa, ON

October 22 - The Bovine Sex Club - Toronto, ON

November 6 - The Rainbow - Ottawa, ON

November 20 - The Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON

Upcoming Shows

2017 Dates TBD

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Bookings and information: info@vanhalstmusic.com

Press and media: Jon Asher at Asher Media: ashermedia@gmail.com