SVEN GALI To Release New EP In 2019 - "Heavy, Melodic, Moody, And Just Flat Out Crushing"

December 15, 2018, 6 months ago

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SVEN GALI To Release New EP In 2019 - "Heavy, Melodic, Moody, And Just Flat Out Crushing"

Formed in 1987 in Hamilton and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Sven Gali brought the '80s and '90s hard rock / metal wave home to Canada. They delivered their high-energy live show from St. Johns to Victoria, and across the US and Europe for the next nine years. Back in March the band announced they had reunited; the 2018 lineup includes all three remaining original members: Dave Wanless (vocals), Andy Frank (guitar), Shawn Minden (bass) plus new drummer Dan Fila (Varga) and guitarist Sean Williamson.

Fila has checked in with the following update:

"Wanted to take a moment to thank David Wanless, Andy Frank, Shawn Minden, Sean Williamson, Shamus Black, Derek J. Callaghan, and Ed Thompson for the tremendous experience and pleasure of playing sold out shows on the Unfinished Business Tour 2018. 2019 will bring new music from SG in the form of an EP. It will be heavy, melodic, moody, and just flat out crushing.

I know I can speak on behalf of the band in saying that we are so very grateful to all of you for embracing and supporting our return. Our goals are simple - continue making great music together and delivering high energy world class jaw dropping shows... and we will deliver. Happy holidays, friends."

Sven Gali recently released an official lyric video for their brand new single, "Kill The Lies". The single entered the Top 10 on the CBC Music's Rock Charts. Check it out below.

Sven Gali built a name fast with their live shows; drawing growing crowds on the Canadian and US circuit while building their songwriting chops and a wild reputation. David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin) signed the band to BMG Music Canada in 1991 and produced the self-titled debut, released in 1992.

The album included singles and videos for "Under The Influence", "Tie Dyed Skies", "In My Garden", and the ballad, "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" (#6 CanCon song of 1993). It included a cover of Teenage Head’s "Disgusteen" featuring guest vocals by Frankie Venom. The video for "Under The Influence" won the MuchMusic Best Metal Video award in 1993. The band was nominated for Hard Rock Album of the Year and Most Promising Band at the Junos. Sven Gali went gold in Canada.

Sven Gali toured extensively throughout Canada and the USA, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and the UK, headlining and on the bill with acts including: April Wine, Foreigner, Candlebox, Pearl Jam and Def Leppard.

Their follow up album, Inwire (1995), recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, was produced by Kelly Grey (Candlebox, Brother Kane, Dokken) and featured guest musicians Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon, and Candlebox's Kevin Martin and Scott Mercado.

The band toured for the next year before disbanding in 1996.

Look for Sven Gali in 2019. Booking inquiries can be directed to

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