Hamilton, Ontario-based bashers Varga, who released the first part of a two-part comeback album, Enter The Metal, on October 30th, 2013. They recently checked in with the following update:
"On Friday, April 11th 2014, Black Sabbath played in our hometown, and to honor this legendary band we played a set filled with Sabbath covers, as well as tracks from our releases Enter The Metal and the upcoming Return Of The Metal
Varga are gearing up for the release of Return Of The Metal. The new song 'Three Section Staff' is currently available for free download at VargaHQ.com
. Check out the song below.
Return Of The Metal will be released on May 24th through the band's own label, Vargantuan Music. Stay tuned for updates.
Comprised of members Joe Varga (bass & vocals), Adam Alex (guitar), Sean Williamson (guitar), and Dan Fila (drums), the veteran band - originally formed in 1989 - has built a large and loyal following of heavy metal fans, particular in their Canadian homeland, on the strength of such popular releases as 1994's Prototype (released via the Zoo label), which spawned the hits 'Freeze Don't Move' and 'Greed', even earning the band a thumbs up on the then-popular Beavis And Butthead program on MTV. After over a decade apart, Varga reunited in 2011 and issued their reunion effort, Enter The Metal,their first new studio album in 17 years.
The album was produced by long time friend and producer/engineer, Julius “Juice” Butty (ALEXISONFIRE, PROTEST THE HERO), and recorded at both Six Nations’ Jukasa Studio, and Butty’s own Silo Studios. As the band's leader, Joe Varga, states, “In this collection of music, you’ll hear a return to our metal and progressive roots with songs laden with heavy licks, crazy time changes and insane vocals.”
Varga recently posted the new song, 'Gamera' (found below) and have now launched a preview page featuring more songs from Enter The Metal. Check out the previews here
Preview tracks include;
'Beginning Of The End'
'No More Clean Air'