Melodic Death Metal from Winnipeg Manitoba
Laika is a six piece melodic death metal band. Combining the modern metal feeling and progressive tone of new wave North American metal with European influences from hard hitters Dark Tranquility, Amon Amarth and Insomnium. With inspirations originating in both classical music and folk metal; Laika delivers a truly surreal sound experience.
As a band Laika is constantly evolving, refusing to become complacent. This thirst for evolution drives the writing process as successive tracks learned from their predecessors, giving the impression that each new song is bound for glory. As the band evolves it also gains new experiences including a healthly dose of touring and big ticket shows. Approaching their third year in live performances Laika has already shared the stage with fellow metallers Abysmal Dawn, All Shall Perish, Conducting from the Grave, Kampfar, Kataklysm, Nylithia, Necronomicon, Obscura, Unleash the Archers, and Vreid among others.
Laika is currently deep in the works of producing their second full length album which is due to be released within the year. A sneak peak of two tracks planned to be release on the second album can be heard on the bands SoundCloud page (http://soundcloud.com/laika-6/sets/somnia). As most of their new and best material is yet unrecorded; the best way to hear it is to go to one of their shows and check it out. Watch for dates and venues on their upcoming tour featuring Abhorupt and check them out live!
Crafting the Cataclysm, Laika's first full length album was independently released in 2010 and is available for free download.