The Kindred

A few of you may be familiar with Ottawa, Canada’s The Kindred, formerly known as Today I Caught The Plague. The band managed to pick up a following before getting signed by releasing an EP, and independent full-length album Lore, and touring with the likes of Protest the Hero, The Devin Townsend Project, Periphery, and Scale the Summit. Based on this touring resume, you could probably glean that the group dabbles in modern progressive metal, and they’re pretty good at it. So much so that they gained the attention of Sumerian Records for a worldwide record deal.

Evidently, the band had Sumerian Records in mind for quite some time, so it’s good that it turned out it in their favor:

David Journeaux (vocals) states: “I remember when we were writing material for our independent full-length, LORE, having multiple conversations about Sumerian Records as a label, and how well they seemed to work with their bands. Those conversations always ended with some variation of the statement ‘it would be great if we could get ourselves onto their roster’. Knowing this, you can imagine how we felt when we first heard from the label. From that initial correspondence forward, we only had the best experiences in dealing with the people at Sumerian and we’re quite excited to move forward with everything that’s to come. As a group, we’ve always been really proud of what we’ve been able to achieve for ourselves, but now, with the support of an entity like Sumerian, we seem to be closer and closer to realizing some of the bigger goals that we’ve always had for ourselves.”

A new song titled ‘Decades‘ from the group’s forthcoming album is available for streaming below:


The group’s new album will be out later this year. Be on the lookout for new information as it comes in.

– JR


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