Having just released ten tracks of their intricate, contrapuntal prog rock that they’ve honed over the last decade on May 18, 2018 on their first full length effort titled “Awakening” to follow their 2017 EP “Back Again”, Toronto melodic proggers THE SLYDE are sharing with fans the full stream of the new album via Progressive Music Planet at the following link: https://progressivemusicplanet.com/2018/05/17/full-album-premiere-the-slyde-awakening/

The band comments:
“We think fans will certainly enjoy this release, and will notice that we’re slowly adding more of an aggressive edge to our songwriting plus incorporating more ‘metal’ elements into the riffs. ‘Awakening” is less conceptual than previous releases by containing more straight up rockin’ tunes. Each song stands on its own.”

In true prog fashion, THE SLYDE stays true to their mission statement with their quirky arrangements, aggressive edge, and ominous lyrics. The result is a thought provoking, high-octane album for fans of Rush, Dream Theater, Haken, Coheed and Cambria, and Megadeth. Driven by Nathan Da Silva’s elegant vocals, Sarah Westbrook’s powering keyboard skills, and the powerful rhythm section of Alberto Campuzano (Warmachine, ex-Annihilator) and Brendan Soares, the band are to catch the ears of any technically minded melodic prog rock fan.

“Awakening” is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and Distrokid.

Music Video – Back Again – https://youtu.be/9T7jugWro2o
Music Video – Divide – https://youtu.be/-9DSd7ru_mY
Lyric Video – Fading – https://youtu.be/_AaBYNVXyo8

Track Listing:
1. Awaken (0:37)
2. Walk With Me (3:01)
3. In Silence (4:39)
4. These Wars (4:50)
5. Awakening (3:51)
6. So Blind (4:20)
7. Fading (3:54)
8. Join The Parade (4:39)
9. Divide (4:48)
10. Back Again (5:31)

Nathan Da Silva (Vocals, Guitar)
Sarah Westbrook (Keyboards, Samples)
Alberto Campuzano (Bass, Vocals)
Brendan Soares (Drums, Vocals)

In support of the release, THE SLYDE will be performing show dates in Ontario and Quebec during the months of May and June.

Show Dates:
May 23 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog – info
May 24 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar – info
May 25 – Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood – info
May 26 – Niagara Falls, ON – The Geekery Pub – info
June 6 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion – info
June 7 – Montreal, QC – Katacombes – info
June 8 – Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf – info
June 9 – Cornwall, ON – Lola’s Pub – info

For more information:


“The Slyde have written a full-length rock record that is retro yet contemporary, edgy yet smooth. There are plenty of dynamics while staying high-energy and never boring or overwrought. Well-balanced and entertaining, these songs are progressive but not pretentious. Have a listen then tell your friends! “
– Progressive Music Planet

“An album with an incredible energy and a vocalist that keeps up with them, The Slyde make a formidable record. This band have many highlights on Awakening, including ‘Walk With Me’ and ‘So Blind’ where the band make clear just what they can do.”
– Thinking Lyrically

“It’s obvious that The Slyde is very passionate about their music, and for good reason. The tracks contained on this album are top notch progressive jams, each offering their own unique spin on the prog rock/metal genre.”
– Under Air Media

“…This is quite possibly the greatest thing I have heard from the underground in a while, at least in North America. The Slyde have nailed a style many deny exists, and done it with true flair. I really hope this band picks up, since they are one of the current unsung talents of this earth.”
– The 10th Doctor of Prog, on The Slyde’s 2012 EP ‘New World Sympathy’

“…an impressive step forward/return to form for these Canadian bright-eyed musicians and stands to solidify their name as one of the more promising ventures in the increasingly prolific progressive metal scene.”
– Heavy Blog is Heavy, on the ‘Back Again’ EP

“Back Again is a breath of fresh air as all four songs bounce along with spirit and confidence, not to mention a great blend of strong hooks, succinctness and technical ability which is evident but not rammed down our throats. Everything just sounds right, if that makes sense.” 8/10
– The Man of Much Metal

“Not just an epic heavy prog-fest, The Slyde have delivered an intelligent and compelling 4-track EP that hints at much promise to come from this Canadian four piece.”
– ProgRadar, on the ‘Back Again’ EP

“The Slyde will be the band I remember from IndieWeek. Thanks for making it worthwhile guys. Incredible set. Best band of the week by a mile.”
– Music Vice

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