A little something I’m working on…pass it on to anyone you know in Canadian Metal bands that released an album between Sept 1, 2012 and Nov 13, 2013


My name is JP, Managing Editor of, one of the world’s largest and longest running Canadian Metal web-zines. I’m also co-host of Megawatt Mayhem, one of the world’s longest running Heavy Metal radio shows, also Canadian, now in our 26th year. I’m writing to you because I support Canadian Metal.

Two years ago CARAS (The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts And Sciences), after an almost two-decade absence, the return of a Heavy Metal music category for our national awards program, The JUNO’s. Last year only a very small percentage of eligible Canadian Metal bands submitted an entry to CARAS to be considered for the award. I’d like to see that number increase.

As a fellow Canadian Metal fan I’m writing to you to ask you to consider entering your album into this years competition. The process is simple. The following is taken directly from the Junos Awards web-site…

November 13, 2013 – Final Deadline

– $60.00 per submission for CARAS members
– $90.00 per submission for non-members

In order to be eligible for a 2013 JUNO Award your music must be released between September 1, 2012 and November 13, 2013. Your music needs to be available for national retail sale either in stores or online in Canada within this period.

If you’re actively participating in the Canadian music industry and plan on making a submission then a CARAS membership is a great option. Along with your discounted submission rates, you will receive voting privileges on 13 JUNO Awards categories, discounts on JUNO Awards ticket packages and more! Check for more information and to apply.

Submit your music at We look forward to hearing everything you’ve created!

According to my research there are over 300 eligible bands this year (that have released albums between Sept 1, 2012 and Nov 13, 2013) and it would be fantastic to show CARAS the wide range of talent, creativity and skill in the Metal community in Canada.

Please consider submitting your album to represent the best of Canadian Metal!

Thanks in advance,

Megawatt Mayhem CJSW 90.9FM