Lady Beast to tour Canada for the first time
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA based Lady Beast will be making their first foray on Canadian soil as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal sounding group will be playing three shows in Canada from May 12 to 14, 2016.
Sleaze Roxx is no stranger to seeing Lady Beast live having seen the band play at the renowned M-Pre Party in Columbia, Maryland, USA back on April 30, 2015. Sleaze Roxx stated in its review of that show: “The star of the show was undoubtedly [Deborah] Levine who was sporting tons of tattoos, blue hair and one huge grin during the entire band’s set. Levine prayed like a panther on the stage while singing her guts out. Her huge smile spoke volumes on how much fun she was having up there. There was no doubt who was the heaviest band on the bill on this night. Lady Beast‘s brand of NWOBHM will take you back to those early Iron Maiden days. In a way, it was a funny contrast to see Levine smiling from ear to ear and bopping along while performing when the band’s songs are so heavy. However, although Lady Beast‘s songs are definitely on the heavy side, I find them quite uplifting as well.” Sleaze Roxx concluded its review of Lady Beast‘s set by stating: “Clearly, Lady Beast‘s set left us clamouring for more of the band’s NWOBHM style heavy metal.”
Lady Beast’s tour dates:
May 11, 2016 – Pineapple Jacks – Rochester, NY, USA
May 12, 2016 – Dominion Tavern – Bleak Life Fest – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
May 13, 2016 – The Temple – St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
May 14, 2016 – Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Decibel Geek Podcast presents: Lady Beast – Lose To WinTaken at their show at Sonoma’s Bar & Grill, Columbia, MD as a part of the M-Pre-party for M3 Fest…
Lady Beast have released two albums thus far and are working on releasing a new four-song EP.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Lady Beast‘s self-titled debut album: “Old school baby — that is what Lady Beast is all about, plain and simple. From the opening chords of the Pittsburgh based band’s self-titled debut, you can hear the throwback metal feel and the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal influences — think early Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, and top it off with some Metallica circa Kill ‘Em All.” Sleaze Roxx also opined: “Every track is a good one on Lady Beast, with my favorites being the opening title track, “Metal Rules” (whose guitar riffs borrow heavily from Kill ‘Em All), “When Desire Is Stronger Than Fear” and “Hot Pursuit”. With a little more polish, Lady Beast could be a true classic metal album.”
Lady Beast‘s aptly named follow-up Lady Beast II was also the subject of a review from Sleaze Roxx which stated: “Lady Beast may be singing about “Heavy Metal Destiny” on their sophomore record Lady Beast II but it is really classic heavy metal bliss for anyone that gets a chance to listen to it. Following in the tradition of the self-titled debut record, Lady Beast II is a throwback to the days of the New World of British Heavy Metal in the vein of Iron Maiden‘s early work but with a phenomenal female lead vocalist by the name of Deborah Levine and at times Ronnie James Dio type lyrics.”
Both of Lady Beast‘s albums can be purchased via the group’s Bandcamp page.