So its official, we will be releasing the new record from Canadian skate punk legends Belvedere. The Revenge of The Fifth is the fifth studio album from the Calgary quartet and is set for release on May 5, 2016 via Bird Attack (US), Effervescence (FR), Funtime (BE), No Reason Records(It) and Lockjaw Records (UK).
The album was recorded at Echo Base Studio in Calgary and was mixed and mastered at the Blasting Room in Colorado, the studio built in 1994 by members of The Descendents, ALL, and Black Flag which has played a part in seminal records from names including Lagwagon, Rise Against, The Swellers, Flogging Molly and many more.
Keeping further details of the new album under wraps for now, frontman Steve Rawles teases on the new material: “The record has 12 new tracks that sound very Belvedere: fast, melodic and furious.”
Formed in 1995 and originally never even meant to play a live show, the trailblazing foursome from Calgary, Alberta quickly grew a reputation on the underground punk scene for their blazing fast speed and melodic vocals. Taking their name from the ’80s sitcom and influenced by the likes of Bad Religion and NOFX, they released their debut album Because No One Stopped Us in 1998 following up with three more full length records over the course of their career and leading to tours with Bad Religion, Strung Out, Death by Stereo, Tsunami Bomb and several appearances at Warped Tour and Groezrock Festival.
The band broke up in late 2005 and after seven years apart Belvedere finally came back together for a reunion tour in 2012, after which they began work on the new record. New music, as well as further details of the new album and live dates, will be revealed over the coming months.
Watch the video for single “Closed Doors,” taken from last album Fast Forward Eats The Tape, below.
Belvedere Tour Dates:
Feb 11 Dickens – Calgary, Canada
Feb 25 TBA – Goiania, Brazil
Feb 26 Music Hall – Curitiba, Brazil
Feb 27 Clash Club – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Feb 28 Teatro Odisseia – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Mar 02 Groove – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mar 04 Teatro Cariola – Santiago, Chile
Mar 05 Festiva – Lima, Peru
Mar 06 Festival Skate Punk – Bogota, Colombia
May 13 Dickens – Calgary, Canada
May 14 Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, Canada
May 21 The Cave – Toronto, ON