After twenty of Montreal’s most epic independent metal bands showcased their head banging fury over five rounds in front of iconic guest judges such as Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Glen Drover (ex-Megadeth), Vinny Appice (Kill Devil Hill, DIO, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell), Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio) and Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse). The top five bands have been selected to battle it out for the final round at Théâtre Corona on Friday, June 8th where the best two bands will go on to play Montreal’s heaviest and loudest stage for Heavy MTL taking place at Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 11 to 12.
Each of the TOP TWO BANDS will win a booking to play HEAVY MTL 2012, as well as weekend passes to the fest and other surprises, which will be determined by the following guest judges: members of VOIVOD, Jason Rockman (Slaves on Dope), Mikey Heppner (Priestess), Mike Metal (CHOM 97.7FM), Jon Asher (Asher Media Relations/H.M.M.A.C.) & Daniel Glick of Evenko/Heavy MTL.
The finalists of the En Route to Heavy MTL 2012 Battle of the Bands contest are the following:
En Route Final Show Details:
Date: Friday June 8
Venue: Théâtre Corona, 2490 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Time: Doors 7pm – Show 8pm
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Heavy MTL 2012 Lineup – www.heavymtl.com/2-