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Formed in 2010, featuring ex-members of Tangaroa, Executive Distraction Tasks, Hot Prophecy and Nerve Engine. Canaya's sound draws from an uncompromising urge to play powerful heavy music, pulling metal firmly into the 21st Century.

The debut EP, 'Alignment Of Dying Planets' was released in 2010 to great reviews in Rocksound (8/10), Big Cheese (5/5) and received heavy rotation on Total Rock Radio.

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Future Hits 171: Canaya

April 9th, 2014

Canaya promo photo Thrash Hits

From: Leeds, UK
Lazy equation: Older Mastodon + the dirtier end of British metal x LEEDS
URLs: Facebook // Twitter // Bandcamp

Thrash Hits verdict: There’s no use denying it – Leeds is undoubtably one of the crucibles of new heavy music talent in the UK right now. Formed from the fresh guts of a half-dozen other bands, Canaya are another band with their roots in the city. They take the temperance of riffing you’ll find in older Mastodon and smash it together with a very British approach (i.e. not-swampy) to sludge. It’s chunky without being simple, and heavy without being dumb. That’s the best combination. We lined up their guitarist, Owen Wilson, to answer our questions.

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Sunday Slaylist: Beyond The Redshift 2014

April 6th, 2014

Beyond The Redshift Thrash Hits

This week’s our Sunday Slaylist is taking a look at Beyond The Redshift, a one-day extravaganza of post-rock and post-metal, taking place at three venues across North London on 10 May 2014. The Forum, The Dome, and the Boston Music Rooms will play host to a variety of acts handpicked by the festival’s headline act and curators, those peerless Swedes Cult of Luna.

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