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Founding Member /Bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay Rejoins
Recently celebrating their 30 year anniversary tour earlier this March on their ‘Forsaken East Coast Survival US Tour’, AGGRESSION have re-kindled their fire and hitting the road once again with not just founding member / guitarist Denis ‘Sasquatch’ Barthe who reformed the Canadian 80’s thrashers, but will have original bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay rejoin them for their ‘Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour’ that includes three festival appearances at Alberta’s Farmageddon Open Air in June along with BC’s Metallion Festival and Montreal’s Obscene Extreme Festival in August (all dates listed below).
“Seeing the new version of the band and having a chance to play one show with them already back in March, I had no other options than joining when the chance came up! The new members do a great job helping capture the essence of what Aggression is supposed to be. Seeing them perform brought me right back to the early days. Of course it is nice to be reunited with Denis “Sasquatch” Barthe too!” – comments bassist Yves “Dug” Duguay.
‘Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion Tour’
June 5 – Vancouver, BC – Wise Hall & Lounge – Event Details here.
June 6 – Victoria, BC – The Cambie – Event Details here.
June 12 – Calgary, AB – Overtime Sports Bar – Event Details here.
June 14- Ryley, AB – Farmageddon Open Air Festival – Event Details here.
August 14 – Vanderhoof, BC – Metallion Festival – Event Details here.
August 20 – Quebec City, QC – Bar La Source De La Martiniere
August 21 – Montreal, QC – Obscene Extreme America Festival – Event Details here.
August 22 – Jonquiere, QC – Le 4 Barils – Event Details here.
August 23 – Trois-Rivieres, QC – Rock Cafe Le Stage
Formed in 1985 under the original moniker “Asylum” to be later changed to AGGRESSION, the speed metallers unleashed their 1986 demo “Forgotten Skeleton”, (which saw an album release in 2005) and their debut full length “The Full Treatment” in 1987, which lead them to become one of the most popular bands to rise out of the Quebec and Canadian metal scene. With their manager at the time (Johnny Hart), AGGRESSION quickly became a household name with their concerts sold out everywhere and a fan base that grew from hundreds to thousands in no time.
Other bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Hallow’s Eve, Destruction and others all wanted to see the beast for themselves during tour stops in Montreal. Playing numerous concerts with bands such as Anvil, Celtic Frost, Voïvod, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Possessed, Dark Angel, Crumbsuckers, Sacrifice and others, AGGRESSION decided to call it quits in 1989 due to external influences.
*band line up for recordings was Denis Sasquatch Barthe (guitar and backup vocals), Botcher (vocals), Burn (guitar), Dug (bass) and Gate (drums and backup vocals).
*1985 – *4 track demo
*1986 – *Live (14 track live album)
*1986 -* 4 Track demo
*1986 – Forgotten Skeleton (originally recorded in 1986 and later released in 2004)
1987 – The Full Treatment (full length) – band lineup for The Full Treatment was Denis Sasquatch Barthe (guitar and backup vocals), Cactus Pete (vocals) Dug (bass and backup vocals) and Gate (drums and backup vocals)
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LONG LIVE AGGRESSION.
LONG LIVE METAL.
LONG LIVE CANADA.