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Past Shows

Wed. December 14th 2011
Railway Club (No Minors)
Early show: Super Robertson Supper Show! A Spectre is Haunting Europe
Fri. December 5th 2008
The Balmoral (No Minors)
Punk it Up A Spectre is Haunting Europe, RottenFiends, Raised By Apes, IMPEDERS OF PROGRESS
Fri. July 28th 2006
The Lamplighter (No Minors)
NIGHTSHADE featuring Urceus Exit, DJ Pyxis, A Spectre is Haunting Europe
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A Spectre is Haunting Europe

post-punk, deathrock from Vancouver BC
Label: SImulacre
Unknown - Confirmed: Feb. 16, 2012 (Awaiting Update)
Intentionally ambiguous in both meaning and style, theirs is a music hewn in dirty ice, eroded by bloody history, and shrouded in the bleary, blustery mystery of the present. Guitars alternately grate, gibble, and blanket. Rhythms undulate, echo, march on. Stories about the dead and the barely living. Shadowplay (RU) calls them "nervous, hysterical, explosive". Punk Planet praises the band as "intelligible and beautiful ... easily holds a place amongst the past greats". Indygoth exclaims, "Oh Canada....thank you for making such dark fine music!" Rock critic Mick Mercer, who ranks Astonishing Tales in his Top Ten list for 2004, proclaims them as "standing indie expectations on their heads...thrashing out a brand new sound which is head and shoulders above typical indie".
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Current Lineup

Jean Hguitar / voice
Matt Sheppardbass
Phil Westerndrums

Past Members

Marina Stambouliehbass / drums2002-2005
Darcy Bangsunddrums2002-2004
Damon Stamouliehdrums / bass2004-2005
Status: Unknown
- Last confirmed Feb. 16, 2012