It’s hard to think of anything more cliche than hitting a moose while on tour in Canada. The only thing moreso would be hitting a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and careening into a maple tree. At any rate, that’s exactly what happened to The Faceless last night on the Canadian Summer Slaughter tour. While their van was damaged, no one in the band was, and they were able to get a new vehicle, which won’t cause them to miss any shows on the tour. As stated by Metal Sucks, the accident happened during their three day break from the tour, in which they had to drive between Ottawa on August 20th and Edmonton on August 23rd, which is an absolutely insane 39 hour drive. That sounds horrible. Here’s what the band had to say about the situation earlier today via Facebook:
To elaborate on the events of last night, in a freak accident, we ended up totaling our vehicle on a stretch of Canadian highway. A pack of moose were covering all lanes of the highway and it was completely unavoidable. Some how we all managed to walk away totally unharmed, though a bit shaken up.
Through the help of our tour mates in Fallujah, Black Crown Initiate and Archspire, we managed to get to a tow yard and onward to a rental facility to get a vehicle and get back on the road. We WILL be playing the remaining tour dates on our current headline tour.
Thank you for all the support in the past few hours and we hope to see you at the upcoming shows.
The picture comes from guitarist Michael Keene’s Instagram page, where he stated the band was happy to be alive. He also hysterically stated in a comment on the post “Fuck that moose. I’m glad it’s dead. I’d break my 10+ years of vegetarianism to eat that stupid dickhead moose right now.”
We’re glad everyone’s ok and the tour will continue. One moose was killed in the making of this post.