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Down-tuned alternative metal from Halifax

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Swallowed by the Sun (2022)

Sunshine Album Cover

Sunshine (2020)

About Us

Originally a studio project, Feathers & Anvils is the brainchild of Halifax-based musician Rob Gillan. Holed up in a dark basement studio during the long Canadian winters (and ensuing pandemic), Rob set out to create a sound that captures the full spectrum of emotions… from fear, frustration, and anger to hope, joy, and optimism. Feathers & Anvils was born.

Drawing inspiration from a variety of seminal 90s and 2000s artists such as Deftones, Korn, Alice in Chains, Pantera, Sevendust, Soundgarden, and Nirvana, Feathers & Anvils crafted a sonic palette with a nod to the influences of his favourite bands that coalesced into something wholly their own.

With the first songs recorded and the debut EP “Sunshine” released to streaming, Rob recruited a group of talented musicians from the lively Halifax music scene. Enter: Matt Kenny (guitar), Kyle Smith (drums), and Keenan Naugle (bass). Matt and Rob began collaborating immediately on new material and the follow-up album “Swallowed by the Sun” was released in March of 2022.

Feathers & Anvils are excited to bring their unique take on alternative metal to speakers, headphones, and stages near you.

UPCOMING SHOWS

June 18, 2022 – Gus’ Pub (Halifax, NS)

August 5, 2022 – Baba’s Lounge (Charlottetown, PE)

August 19, 2022 – Riverfest: Rock The Bush (Aylesford, NS)

September 9, 2022 – Gus’ Pub (Halifax, NS)

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About Us

Originally a studio project, Feathers & Anvils is the brainchild of Halifax-based musician Rob Gillan. Holed up in a dark basement studio during the long Canadian winters (and ensuing pandemic), Rob set out to create a sound that captures the full spectrum of emotions… from fear, frustration, and anger to hope, joy, and optimism. Feathers & Anvils was born.

Drawing inspiration from a variety of seminal 90s and 2000s artists such as Deftones, Korn, Alice in Chains, Pantera, Sevendust, Soundgarden, and Nirvana, Feathers & Anvils crafted a sonic palette with a nod to the influences of his favourite bands that coalesced into something wholly their own.

With the first songs recorded and the debut EP “Sunshine” released to streaming, Rob recruited a group of talented musicians from the lively Halifax music scene. Enter: Matt Kenny (guitar), Kyle Smith (drums), and Keenan Naugle (bass). Matt and Rob began collaborating immediately on new material and the follow-up album “Swallowed by the Sun” was released in March of 2022.

Feathers & Anvils are excited to bring their unique take on alternative metal to speakers, headphones, and stages near you.

The band

Rob Headshot
Rob Gillan | Vocals
Matt Headshot
Matt Kenny | Guitar
Adam headshot
Adam Hersey | Guitar
Kyle Headshot
Kyle Smith | Drums
Keenan Headshot
Keenan Naugle | Bass

News

March 28, 2022

“Swallowed by the Sun” is now officially out on all major streaming platforms and for digital download. SBTS was mixed by award-winning engineer and producer Darren van Niekerk of Iron Tulip Audio and mastered by Noah Mintz of Lacquer Channel.

March 5, 2022

“Swallowed by the Sun” is now out as an early release on Bandcamp! The album will be released to major streaming services in the coming weeks.

February 15, 2022

Our follow-up album “Swallowed by the Sun” is officially mixed and is now in the hands of our mastering engineer. Look forward to a social media blast as soon as the album is ready to stream!

October 13, 2021

The new website is live! A huge thank-you to our website and graphic designer @melaniemacdonald.designs for the work designing our new album cover as well as this website. Go check her out!

September 1, 2021

Our deput EP “Sunshine” was just nominated for the Nova Scotia Music Awards – Loud Recording of the Year award. This category recognizes albums released under genres such as metal, alt-metal, punk, and much more, so it’s a pretty big feather in our cap.

gear

Feathers & Anvils proudly play
and use:

  • Revv Amps
  • ESP Guitars
  • Tama Drums
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • Vic Firth Sticks
  • Shure Microphones
  • Presonus Audio Interfaces
  • Behringer x32 Digital Consoles

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