Saturday, 19 May 2012

June 15th 2012

Dark Forest (Calgary) will return to Edmonton for the first time since January 2009, and we will be playing as well, this will be the last chance you will get to see us play with Hoop on bass, so don't miss out on seeing this incredible gig! Support will come from our good friends in Sonorus Odium and new thrashers Armifera will make their pawn Shop debut at this show.

Doors at 8pm, bands at 9 or 9:30pm. Tickets available from us, or here:

Note: Chances are Samandriel will play last, after Dark Forest to ensure they get the prime time crowd, so show up on time, and get good and lubricated for us!

- Jeff B

Thursday, 3 May 2012

"Needs more lube"

Last weekend we took to the studio and laid down some drum tracks for a couple songs, which will be appearing on our upcoming demo release. This will be the first recordings to feature our new singer Guy Pettigrew, and we're very excited to be moving forward with him. In the photo above you can see Oskar (guitars) sporting a slick new 'do as he soundchecks what appears to be an old wheel. It's the little things that make you stand out. More updates to follow!

Jeff B

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Career direction

We recently found out that ex-bassist (and founding member) Ryan "Hoops" Hopper has turned to pursue a career in the performing arts now that he's left the band. I'm sure there's a huge market for scarey-looking dudes in the industry right now and I hope that he is able to stretch his creative muscles in these vibrant and colourful roles. Do him a favour and check it out!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Seeking Bassist

A re-post from our Facebook page:

With Hoops taking his leave from the band, we are now seeking for someone to fill the gap. Any interested parties may get in touch with us via email, or through any of the band members and we can set up an audition. Our new bassist may be asked to record on our upcoming full-length.

Prospective bassist will need:

- Chops and instrument skill (ability to play odd timings)
- Gig/recording experience
- OUTSTANDING stage presence (watch our live videos for a reference)
- Gig-worth gear, and a willingness to keep stage volumes low)
- Backing vocal skills (harmony singing)
- Willing to get a round in at the pub
- Transportation to rehearsals/gigs
- Able to rehearse twice a week
- Able to hit the road for out of town shows
- Over 18 years of age. NON-NEGOTIABLE.
- Look like you belong in a metal band
- Not be a drug-addled dickhead
- Able to pitch money for jam space rent every month

Audition process is being discussed, but expect to learn a couple of our own songs plus some of our favorite covers.

Please send us an email with a photo, videos of you playing, and a list of your top-five favorite albums.

Saturday, 17 March 2012


This will be the new official Samandriel webspace, hosted by Blogger until we get our own domain name online! This is where you'll find the latest official updates and dirty details for Samandriel, and will be our professional page. The Facebook Page will continue to be your source for our silly antics and general behind-the-scenes nonsense, so please keep checking back there as well!

Please stay tuned as we update this site with our upcoming live dates, slick photo galleries, song samplers, videos and other cool, more "professional" happenings.

- Jeff B