Verbal Deception is a folk-infused heavy metal band that formed in Calgary, Canada in November 2002.
Formed in 2002 by original members, Kresho Klarich (guitar and vocals), and Walt Fleming (keyboard and piano), met in high school and invited Taylor Pierce (drums) to join. Their music has become known for its distinct pirate metal sound, as a direct result of their use of the Bandoneon voice of a keyboard, along with their combination of folk, death, power and some prog elements. The name "Verbal Deception" - comes from a phrase in the song Mentally Blind by the legendary Death and apparently is a respectful nod to Chuck Schuldiner. Johnny Iocca replaced Pierce in the fall of 2003. Verbal Deception recorded a 6 track self titled EP in April 2004 and was favourably reviewed by the Metal Observer webzine in May of 2005, acknowledging the band?s ?original melodies?in today?s uniformity?Jordon Bourgeault replaced Iocca on drums in September of 2004 and the group remained a