By Sebastian Buzzalino
They may sound ultra-Canadian but Greek rockers Maplerun are making a rare cross-Canada tour this month, bringing their modern rock anthems to clubs from Montreal to Vancouver, including their final Canadian date in Calgary on June 14.
Rather than mining classic influences, the four-piece combines the technicality of TOOL, Katatonia and Dream Theatre with the aggressive riffage of Metallica and System of a Down. Their breakout single, “For You,” landed them heavy airplay on MTV Greece and a management deal with the hosts of Headbangers Ball in their home country.
Clear hearts and raised fists are the name of the game for Maplerun as they make their run across the land of maple leafs and syrup.
Maplerun perform June 14 at the Palomino Smokehouse & Social ClubMaplerun