‘METAL ON ICE’ EP NOW AVAILABLE
NEW RECORDING FROM CANADIAN HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL HEROES LEE AARON, BRIAN VOLLMER (HELIX), DARBY MILLS (HEADPINS), CARL DIXON (CONEY HATCH), NICK WALSH (SLIK TOXIK) AND RUSS DWARF (KILLER DWARFS)
Billboard-charting guitarist, Metal on Ice author and co-producer of the Metal on Ice EP, Sean Kelly is excited to announce the official Metal on Ice CD release show, scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014 at The Opera House in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week 2014.
“I wrote a book to honour my Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes,” says Kelly. “Through the help of our fans and Pledge Music we turned up the volume with an amazing new EP, and now it’s time to crank the amps, stack the speakers, and put on the LOUDEST book release party in history! The Metal On Ice concert is going to bring the passion of the book and EP to life through an evening of great songs and killer performances…Get Your Metal On!!!”
On October 29, 2013, Coalition Music released Metal on Ice: Tunes from Canada’s Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes, the companion EP to Kelly’s book Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada’s Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes (publication date: Sept. 14/2013, Dundurn Press).
The Metal on Ice EP features illustrious Canadian artists Brian Vollmer (Helix), Carl Dixon (Coney Hatch), Darby Mills (Headpins), Lee Aaron, Nick Walsh (Slik Toxik) and Russ Dwarf (Killer Dwarfs) performing new versions of classic songs from the 1980s. As a special bonus for fans, the EP also includes title track “Metal on Ice”, a BRAND NEW song featuring Vollmer, Aaron, Mills, Dixon and Walsh.
Metal on Ice – Track Listing
- Heavy Metal Love – f. Brian Vollmer
- Metal Queen – f. Lee Aaron
- On The Road To Rock – f. Nick Walsh
- Hey Operator – f. Carl Dixon
- Don’t It Make Ya Feel – f. Darby Mills
- Keep The Spirit Alive – f. Russ Dwarf
- Metal On Ice – f. Brian Vollmer, Lee Aaron, Nick Walsh, Carl Dixon & Darby Mills
The CD release show will feature the album’s participating artists Brian Vollmer, Carl Dixon, Darby Mills, Lee Aaron, and Nick Walsh, along with host Christopher Ward (former MuchMusic VJ) and the author/musical director of the night, Sean Kelly. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 7 at Ticketmaster.ca.
“Guitauthor” Sean Kelly’s book Metal on Ice has received accolades from the music press and fans since its release last fall. “For those of you who are fans of Canadian ’80s rock this is a real page turner…highly recommended!” comments Brighton Rock guitarist Greg Fraser. The book reached the #1 spot on Amazon Canada’s ‘Best Sellers in Heavy Metal Music’ section, and was selected as one of iTunes Canada’s ‘Best Books of September (2013)’.
In 2013, a successful PledgeMusic campaign for the Metal on Ice project reached 112% of the target fundraising goal, thanks to international fan support.
About Metal on Ice: Tunes from Canada’s Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes and the Metal on Ice Project
Published on September 14, 2013 by Dundurn Press and written by Billboard-charting guitarist Sean Kelly, Metal on Ice draws on interviews with original artists such as Helix, Anvil, Coney Hatch, Killer Dwarfs, Harem Scarem and Honeymoon Suite, as well as prominent journalists, VJs and industry insiders. Reliving the lives of those striving to land the coveted record deal, Metal on Ice presents a new perspective on the dreams of musicians shooting for an American ideal of success and discovering a uniquely Canadian voice in the process. Supporting the book, the Metal on Ice Project sees author Sean Kelly partnering with Coalition Music to provide fans of Canadian hard rock and heavy metal an insider’s look into the creation of an album and the celebration of its release through the excitement of a live show. For more information, visit www.metalonice.com.
About Sean Kelly
Sean Kelly is a Billboard-charting guitarist of his own band, Crash Kelly. He has released several classical guitar albums and tours as lead guitarist for Grammy Award-winning superstar Nelly Furtado. Kelly has also performed with Helix, Carl Dixon, Gilby Clarke and Carole Pope, among many others. He lives in Toronto.
About Coalition Music
Established in 1991, Coalition Music is a full service music company that includes artist management, music licensing, online creative, publicity departments along with a fully functional record company, Coalition Records. The company’s current artist roster includes: Simple Plan, Our Lady Peace, Finger Eleven, Justin Nozuka, Faber Drive, Incura, These Kids Wear Crowns, The Balconies, Ben Caplan, Barlow, Raine Maida and USS. Since its inception, Coalition Music has been involved in the commercial release of over 50 albums with combined worldwide sales exceeding 15 million albums. For more information on Coalition Music, visit www.coalitionmusic.ca.
About Dundurn Press
Dundurn Press was started in 1972. At first a small publisher of Canadian non-fiction, focusing on military history, current affairs, politics and biography, the company has since expanded, most recently acquiring Thomas Allen Publishers in July, 2013. Publishing over 100 books a year, Dundurn’s program now includes award-winning adult and YA fiction, mysteries, pop culture, business and current affairs titles as well as a wide range of military history titles.
About Canadian Music Week
Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining three information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival, CMW spans a five-day period from May 6 to May 10, 2014 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel and over 60 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit www.cmw.net.