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Every Hour Kills exclusively premiere EP Vacua

Every Hour Kills exclusively premiere EP Vacua

Calgary’s modern metal act Every Hour Kills has been shunning and breaking genre rules throughout their career. The latest offering “Vacua”, due out on October 8th, is the biggest departure yet and although it might not be to everyone’s taste, guitarist and primary songwriter Sacha Laskow decided to write what he felt rather than trying to stick to some imagined template of what the band ‘should’ sound like.  According to him, fans of progressive music like himself are typically open to a range of sounds, influences, and emotions. He explains the sound change further:

“This record is a culmination of a dark, tumultuous fucked up year in the world and in my personal life, as it was for many people around the world. As lucky as I am to still have work and my basic needs met, the emotional rollercoaster still affected me strongly and I ended up unemployed for a period in 2020, and thus this EP was born. It is both more human in that I collaborated more strongly with new songwriters and Jei Doublerice on vocals, but also more mechanical as I also wrote with the assistance of AI creation tools, and most of the instrumentation is programmed MIDI. I feel like this is my most honest work as a writer, to express what comes to mind rather than fit into a box or template of what Every Hour Kills ‘should’ sound like. It may alienate some people but so be it!”

Each of the five tracks on “Vacua” were written for the EP, with no filler and nothing left on the cutting room floor. ‘Intransigent’ was co-written with Calle Thomer (Vildhjarta, Humanity’s Last Breath) and ‘Euclidian’ and ‘Tenebrous’ were co-written with Chris Wiseman (Currents, Shadow of Intent). The EP was produced, mixed, and mastered by Laskow along with EP artwork done by Eris is red.

Stream the EP in its entirety two days before the official release, exclusively here on The Progspace:


Track Listing:

  1. Palindrome (intro) (2:01)
  2. Vacua (3:28)
  3. Euclidian (2:57)
  4. Tenebrous (3:34)
  5. Intransigent (4:08)

EP Length: 16:09

Every Hour Kills - Photo 2021

Every Hour Kills (Pic by Nicco Van Hamja)

Every Hour Kills is a rotating collective ensemble featuring the core of ex-Divinity/Enditol guitarist and producer Sacha Laskow, bassist Brent Stutsky (ex-Breach of Trust), along with vocalists Jei Doublerice (Despite Exile, Abiogenesis) and Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster (ex-Out of Your Mouth).

Every Hour Kills:
Sacha Laskow: Guitars & Programming
Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster: Vocals
Jei Doublerice: Vocals
Brent Stutsky: Bass

EP Credits:
Music: Tracks 1, 2 – Sacha Laskow
Music: Track 3, 4 – Sacha Laskow, Chris Wiseman
Music: Track 5 – Sacha Laskow, Calle Thommer
Lyrics and Vocals: Tracks 2, 4 – Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster, Jei Doublerice
Lyrics and Vocals: Tracks 3, 5 – Jei Doublerice
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered: Sacha Laskow – Perfect Filth Studios
Additional Vocal Engineering: Jei Doublerice at Exiled Media & Joe Hoferat J & C Studios
Every Hour Kills uses: Toontrack, Fractal Audio, Neura IDSP, ML Sound Labs, Ownhammer, Bareknuckle Pickups
EP Artwork: Eris is red
Band Photo: Nicco Van Hamja

About the Author


Co-Founder of The Progspace - Dario discovered the world of Prog upon hearing "Shine on you crazy diamond" for the first time at the tender age of 12 around the turn of the millennium. Coming from a musical family and brought up with classical music, this seemed to be the logical next step. Attended the school of from 2002, delving into both directions: catching up with the history of already more than 30 years of progressive music as well as always staying up to date with the newest prog sounds. He loves meeting like-minded people and enjoying live music at a concert somewhere in Europe.

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