Canadian folk-metal “supergroup” HUGG has announced plans to tour Canada at last.

The side project of Borealis recording artist Aengus Finnan, Penguin Eggs album of the year winner Jory Nash, Trevor Mills, bassist for Digging Roots and Roots Music Canada editor-in-chief David Newland, HUGG has long been rumoured to be heading for the studio, then the road.

The band has now formally announced the release of their eponymous first record, produced by Mills’ father Paul Mills.

Details to follow.

Listen for the discordant sounds of HUGG at a festival beer tent near you this summer, pending fire permit approval.

Thanks Kerrin McNamara for brilliant photographic work on the album cover.

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10 comments

  1. avatar
    Joanne Crabtree 1 April, 2011 at 09:53

    Exciting news! These guys are not only great singer/songwriters, but savagely funny quipster/conversationalist/storyteller dudes as well. (But what, pray tell is “folk-metal”? Would that be as in Bob Dylan circa “Like a Rollin’ Stone”?)

  2. avatar
    Peter MacDonald 1 April, 2011 at 10:36

    All OCFF members in good standing will receive a copy of the album as a basic benefit of membership. This offer good until Noon on Friday, April 1, 2011.

  3. avatar
    David Newland 1 April, 2011 at 14:12

    Funny thing Peter: today at noon was when the HUGG tour officially ended!

    Thanks for the support everyone. We’ll see you all again next APRIL FOOL’s!

  4. avatar
    Arthur McGregor 1 April, 2011 at 14:16

    I heard that it’s virtually impossible to remove that makeup once it’s posted! that pic will sure stick in my memory!

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