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Past Shows

Sat. April 18th 2009
BRUTAL FEST (all ages) Terror Syndrome, Divinity, Verbal Deception, First Reign, Alpha Trion, Ninjaspy, Gross Misconduct, 13th Prophet
Sun. August 26th 2007
The Former Cobalt (No Minors)
WOLVEN ANCESTRY, NEFASTUS DIES, Verbal Deception, Anatolian Wisdom
Fri. April 6th 2007
The Former Cobalt (No Minors)
Defiance, Verbal Deception, Dead River Wasteland
Fri. September 29th 2006
MacEwan Hall Calgary Alberta (All Ages)
MacEwan Metal Mayhem Operation Winter Mist, Red Tide, Verbal Deception, Nebucadnezzer, Entropy of Earth, Mark of Cain, Dark Forest, Norrath
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Verbal Deception

Pirate Metal from Calgary Alberta
Unknown - Confirmed: Sep. 11, 2006 (Awaiting Update)

Contact Details
(403) 240-7850
Driven from the forces of the unknown
From the shadows of deep
From the depths of the ocean’s floor
Never woken from its sleep
Scavengers arise from the bowels below

It was in a basement where the idea for a new genre of metal first crept into the twisted minds of Walt Fleming, Kresho Klarich and Taylor Pierce. Walt was experimenting with various keyboard patches when he stumbled upon the Accordion sound, while in the background Kresho manically played his Flying V. Taylor, the drummer at the time laughed, saying it sounded like pirate metal. They wrote their one of their first tunes "Pirate Attack" around that theme, and then joined as a trio to form Verbal Deception. Together they would combine Celtic and gypsy melodies with power and prog metal ferocity to bring unto this world the cryptic beast of piracy. Yet still something was missing.

Past times slowly slip from my mind
My thoughts become those frozen in time
Remember your forgotten past
From ages dead
In the halls of the lost
Our lives unthread

Treading the waters would prove extremely difficult for the three, with Taylor living in another city. Johnny Iocca joined the group for a year and then Jordon Bourgeault, a captain Morgan-esque figure, who fit the band like a glove, replaced him. A raging fury of percussion now filled every venue they played. Bass virtuoso Terry Baldwin later joined the band. Now, they had everything they needed, Walt’s menacing melodies, Kresho’s speed metal guitar riffs, Jordon’s twisted sense of timing and Terry's thundering low-end assault. Power, melody and percussion have fused to create a vicious new sub-genre, Pirate Metal.

Here I stand
Rum in hand
Sea born scarab
Not of this land

Like the real pirates of days gone by they are outcast from the bored imperialism of the music mainstream. Verbal Deception stands on its own, creating new sounds for anyone who dares to listen to their music. To those who are with Verbal Deception, we salute you! For those who choose to ignore the call of piracy, prepare to be quartered!
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Current Lineup

Kresho KlarichVocals / Guitar
Walt FlemingKeyboards
Jordon BourgeaultDrums
Matt PettiBass
Terry BaldwinBass
Status: Unknown
- Last confirmed Sep. 11, 2006