Local band, The Apex, is beginning their second tour of their self-titled album this November 18, 2015. They will be playing in Windsor at Venue Music Hall, November 19, with bands Erimha and Killitorous.
The band is made up of Brian Gemus, Tyson Taylor, Darren Marchand, Jer Candusso and Steve Landgraff. The band came together around 4 years ago, and officially formed The Apex in August of 2013. They are all long-time members of the Ontario metal community, with backgrounds in playing for various metal bands across Canada.
One of the prominent songs being played on their album is titled If The Detroit River Could Speak. The drummer, Tyson Taylor, explained that it’s the story of Windsor and Detroit’s history, told from the perspective of the Detroit River.
“My father always told me the streets are paved with gold, when auto industry was flourishing here. It resonated with me. After that, I thought about writing how Windsor is now. Before, it was neon signs and new cars. Now…I thought it would be cool to write about the contrast,” said Taylor.
He loves the city, but he feels that every Windsorite knows that it did go through a period of severe economic downturn.
The band is looking forward to their tour.
“We have it pretty good. We work hard, and try to stay on the road. We slip in some tours between work, and families and all that good stuff. We have great support for our music when we travel,” said Taylor.
The show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets can be bought in advance or at the door for $10. For more information on where to get tickets, check out their Facebook event page.