HEAVY MTL 2011 Details

March 22nd, 2011
by Celtic Bob

CONCERT PROMOTION TITANS EVENKO AND LIVE NATION TEAM UP
TO BRING THE HEAVY BRAND TO TORONTO FOR THE SUMMER OF 2011

WHILE HEAVY MTL 2011 IS SET TO INVADE MONTREAL FOR ITS
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD EDITION!

BOTH LINE UPS AND ON-SALES LISTED BELOW!
(LINE UPS DIFFER IN EACH MARKET)

HEAVY MTL 2011
Packs One Heavy Punch!
KISS, Motörhead, Disturbed,
Billy Talent, Godsmack
and many more!
July 23 – 24, 2011 / Parc Jean-Drapeau

TICKETS ON SALE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH AT NOON!
Tickets available at Bell Centre
By phone: (514) 790-2525 or 1 877 668-8269
Order online: www.heavymtl.com or www.evenko.ca
Ticket prices: Single-day ticket: $83 / Week-end pass: $148.50
Reserved seating 1 day: $110 / Reserved seating week-end: $205.50
TAXES AND SERVICE FEES ARE INCLUDED
Group sales: ventesauxgroupes@evenko.ca ou 1-866-365-SHOW (7469)
Now it can be said. Or rather, shouted out loud, from the tops of buildings and mountains: HEAVY MTL is again bringing you a line-up sure to unite tens of thousands of hard rock and metal fans for an unparalleled, mind-blowing weekend at Parc Jean-Drapeau.
And you know when KISS shows up in town, it’s going to bring the mayhem to a whole new level. Continuing their decades-old relationship with Montrealers, the most influential hard rock band of all time bring their record-breaking, genre-defining, bone- crunching pyrotechnic theatrics to Parc Jean-Drapeau. Groundhogs and ducks: time to take cover! And stay under cover for awhile as  Disturbed brings back their dark, winding riffs to the stage, joining  the bombastic power of Godsmack’s nu metal and Juno-award winner Billy Talent’s indie-ish hard rock as they crank the levels sky-high.
Add to that the sonic wall of one of the originators of the new wave of British metal and you’ve got a party goin’ on – Motörhead will be sure to keep the guitar gods happy. As well as Anthrax, one of the Big Four of thrash metal, prog-metallers Opeth and even more of the biggest and best hard rock and heavy metal perpetrators around.
Last year’s second edition of HEAVY MTL saw 42,500 faithful bang their heads in unison and enjoy the heaviness that is HEAVY.  This year that call to hard rock and heavy metal fans goes even further and reaches out down the 401 as the event expands to include the HEAVY T.O. weekend, which launches its first assault on Toronto’s Downsview Park. Why have all the fun in one place: It’s time for Toronto’s fans of hard and heavy rock to stand up and count to ‘11’ on their amps. If you like your music loud and your t-shirts black, you’ll be embarrassed if you’re caught anywhere else this summer!
Tickets for HEAVY MTL go on sale this Saturday, March 26 at noon via evenko.ca. Be sure to check out heavymtl.com, Facebook page and Twitter account for news and updates before the festival goes on sale Saturday.

And if this isn’t enough rock & metal for March, stay tuned for a few more heavy, crunchy announcements to be added to the line-ups.

HEAVY MTL DATES
July 23-24, 2011 at PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU
And stay tuned for Heavy in the City events!

SATURDAY, JULY 23rd, 2011
part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour
Disturbed
Godsmack
Billy Talent
In Flames
Trivium
Unearth
Kindgom of Sorrow
Red Fang
Machine Head
Suicide Silence
All Shall Perish
Straight Line Stitch
SUNDAY, JULY 24th, 2011
KISS
Motörhead
Opeth
Anthrax
Children of Bodom
As I Lay Dying
The Sword
Times of Grace
DevilDriver

www.HeavyMTL.com

HEAVY IS SET TO TAKE OVER TORONTO!

JULY 23rd & 24th, 2011
DOWNSVIEW PARK, TORONTO

MEGADETH · ROB ZOMBIE
BILLY TALENT · SLAYER
ANTHRAX · MOTÖRHEAD · OPETH
MASTODON · CHILDREN OF BODOM · TESTAMENT
AS I LAY DYING · THE SWORD · TIMES OF GRACE · DEVILDRIVER
ANVIL  · BAPTIZED IN BLOOD · MELISSA AUF DER MAUR & MORE!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: WWW.HEAVYTO.COM
TICKETS ON SALE
FRIDAY, MARCH 25th at 11:00AM

Tickets also available all Ticketmaster Outlets, Rotate This, Soundscapes
or call 1-855-985-5000 to charge by phone.

TICKETS:
Weekend Pass: $135 plus service charges
Weekend Pass Special Edition Ticket*: $145 plus service charges
Live Nation Lounge**: Single day $150 Weekend pass $275 plus service charges
Saturday admittance: $72.50 plus service charges
Sunday admittance: $72.50 plus service charges

*Weekend Pass Special Edition Ticket includes:  This limited edition Heavy T.O. 2011 Weekend Pass Special Edition Ticket is something special that fans can keep for years to come!

**Live Nation Lounge ticket includes: 19+ only area, exclusive bar and restrooms, access to limited GA bleacher seating, and a limited edition Heavy T.O. 2011 Commemorative Laminate (to be picked up at entrance gate on day-of-show)

The remarkable success of HEAVY MTL prompted the launch of a new event, right down the 401 – that’s right, we’re talkin’ HEAVY T.O. “Thanks to the incredible support of fans and the sheer momentum Heavy has gained in two short years, we felt this experience needed to be shared elsewhere in Canada” said evenko’s director of concerts and events, Nick Farkas. “Toronto metal fans have been begging for an outdoor metal festival – we’re answering those calls with Heavy T.O.” said Live Nation Promoter, Emmanuel Patterson.

Set to take place on the same weekend as HEAVY MTL, metal and hard rock fans in the GTA will be able to get up close and personal with the amazing HEAVY T.O. experience. The event will feature two full days of programming and will undoubtedly make Canada the envy of the international metal and hard rock communities.

Saturday, July 23
Megadeth
Anthrax
Opeth
Motörhead
Children of Bodom
As I Lay Dying
The Sword
Times of Grace
DevilDriver
….and more!

Sunday, July 24
Rob Zombie
Billy Talent
Slayer
Mastodon
Testament
Baptized In Blood
Anvil
Melissa Auf der Maur
…and more!

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Norris Post New Video Teaser Online For New Album

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Canadian experimental tech metal outfit Norris has posted a new video teaser for their new album “The Great White North” online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM3Is_JKLuM

 

Norris’ new album is now available in stores and on-line through Year of The Sun Records. “We’re extremely proud of having this record be our first release of 2011,” states label head C. Benner. “I don’t think metal fans will be dissapointed when they hear the honesty and anger that Norris has been able to capture with this album.”

 

Norris have been ripping their way through Canada leaving behind a trail of devoted fans who have been a key factor in spreading the band’s extreme blend of metal, rock, and hardcore across the country. The band’s explosive sound has been praised by Exclaim Magazine in the past as “…simply obliterating… manages to come barreling out of the speakers with unbridled passion.”

 

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www.myspace.com/rightnorris

 

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MASTIPHAL new song available for streaming!

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

“Man Strikes God Falls” is the new Mastiphal song, that has just been added to band’s official myspace page (www.myspace.com/mastiphalofficial). This recording comes from the album “Parvzya“, which will be released on 15th May 2011 via Witching Hour Productions.

“This song is the announcement of what will appear on new Mastiphal album. In our opinion the content of “Parvzya” is closer to the essence of black metal. There’s unique oldchool feeling in it and what’s more the album includes two crucial elements: specific atmosphere and shitloads of satan!” – underlines Flauros, singer of Mastiphal.

A short trailer for “Parvzya” can be viewed below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xWigE8BKoQ&tracker=False&hd=1

“Parvzya”was mixed and mastered with producer Sverker “Widda” Widgren at his Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm, Sweden (WATAIN, FUNERAL MIST, DESTROYER 666). MASTIPHAL, one of the most important Polish black metal bands of the ’90s,  recorded 10 new songs. However only 9 of them will be featured on CD version. In addition to the exclusive digibook CD as well as a limited LP version – 180-gram black grey vinyl with the full album on CD as bonus “Reclaming the Throne” song!

Live premiere of the new tracks will take place June 3rd at the “Silesian Massacre” festival in Katowice, Poland, where MASTIPHAL will play with DODHEIMSGARD, URGEHAL, ENTOMBED and KATAKLYSMMASTIPHAL have been confirmed also for “The Underground Unleashed 2011″ festival (INCANTATION, DARZAMAT, DEMONICAL), set to take place September 30 – October 2, in Darjeeling, India.

“Parvzya” track listing:
1. Intro
2. The Wall of Phantom
3. Under The Sign of the Morning Star
4. May He Rot in Hell
5. Sovereign’s Return
6. Man Strikes God Falls
7. Nihil Esse
8. Parvzya
9. Chosen Obituaries
10. Reclaming the Throne*
11. Triumph of Destruction
*only vinyl edition

A double-CD digipack from MASTIPHAL was made available on September 25, 2009 via Witching Hour Productions. Entitled “Damnatio Memoriae”, the set contains the group’s entire discography and, as a special bonus, footage of band performing live in 1994 as well as the remastered audio track from that concert.

Mastiphal current line-up
Flauros – vocal
Daamr – guitars, bass
Oppressor – guitars, bass
Cymeris – guitars
Senator – drums

Discography:

“Sowing Profane Seed” – (Baron Records 1994)
“For a Glory of All Evil Spirits, Rise for Victory” –
(Baron Records 1995 /Nocturn Records 1996)
“Seed of Victory” – (Vox Mortiis 1998)
“Czarne Zastępy – W hołdzie Kat” – compilation – (Pagan Records 1998)
“A Tribute to Hell” – compilation – (Full Moon Productions 1998)
“Damnatio Memoriae” – (Witching Hour Productions 2009)
“Parvzya” – (Witching Hour Productions 2011)

www.myspace.com/mastiphalofficial
www.youtube.com/mastiphalofficial

 

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WOODS OF YPRES – ‘WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM’ OUT NOW IN NORTH AMERICA

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM, the latest album from Canadian blackened doom merchants WOODS OF YPRES, is out now in North America.

Originally released in 2009, WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM received critical acclaim upon its release, and has now been reissued worldwide by Earache Records.

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM is available now on CD, and will be available on limited edition coloured double vinyl on April 11th exclusively from the Earache Webstore.  The limited edition vinyl will be available in the following colors and quantities:

100 – Shards of Love (pink with white splatter)
200 – Pain & Piss (yellow with red splatter)
300 – Wood Green
400 – Black

Get WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM now in North America on CD, and pre-order the limited edition coloured vinyl, athttp://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_745

WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM is also available now worldwide on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/album/woods-4-the-green-album/id408538564

The album is available in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_758

WOODS OF YPRES recently released a new music video for the track, “I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery”, which is taken from WOODS 4: THE GREEN ALBUM.  Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9TvcAMENJE

Get more WOODS OF YPRES news and information at:

Official site – http://www.woodsofypres.ca
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/woodsofypres
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/woodsofypres

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SoundCheck Hollywood Announces Its Grand Opening Autograph Signings For March 23rd and 24th

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

SoundCheck Hollywood (located at 8872 Sunset Blvd.) will be officially opening its doors to the public with an exciting grand opening extravaganza that will have metal/hard rock community flooding the Hollywood streets. This all kicks off with an autograph signing with ASKING ALEXANDRIA, who will be there to meet fans, sign autographs and take photos on Wednesday, March 23rdat 3PM. See below or visit www.facebook.com/soundcheckhollywood to view the entire list of band appearances.

 

Wednesday, March 23rd

ASKING ALEXANDRIA – 3PM

I SEE STARS – 5PM

ANIMALS AS LEADERS – 6PM

 

Thursday, March 24th

 

THE FACELESS – 5PM

 

SUICIDE SILENCE – 8PM

 

More bands TBA

 

SoundCheck Hollywood is essentially a lifestyle music store that will feature CDs, Vinyl and DVDs from all artists spanning the spectrum of the metal/underground rock genres, but will separate itself from any other store with the special emphasis of limited edition merchandise that will cover the walls.

 

However, the specialness does not stop there. SoundCheck will offer fans a unique meet and greet opportunity with bands that takes place in the “backstage” of the store which will differ greatly from your normal autograph signings. Founder Ash Avildsen states: “We want to create an intimate environment that no other store has ever offered fans when they go to meet their favorite artists at a signing. SoundCheck’s backstage will be far different from your typical “move-it-along” setting, i.e. having a line of people looking over your shoulder while you are sharing your coveted moment with the band you came to meet.”

 

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SCAR SYMMETRY: Track by Track Incl. Snippets of New Album Online

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Swedish progressive melodic death metal icons SCAR SYMMETRY have posted a video track by track for the bands upcoming album The Unseen Empire. The videos explain the lyrical concept of the album, which deals with conspiracy theories / illuminati themes. The track by track by drummer Henrik Ohlsson also contains short snippets of every song fromThe Unseen Empire!

The first single “Illuminoid Dream Sequence” can be streamed in its entirety on the bands Facebook profile: www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry

The Unseen Empire will be released April 15 (Europe) and May 17th (North America) 2011 via Nuclear Blast!

For more info visit: www.scarsymmetry.comwww.facebook.com/scarsymmetrywww.nuclearblast.de/scarsymmetry

 

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SYLOSIS Release New Videoclip

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

UK-based modern thrashers SYLOSIS have just released the videoclip for the song “Empyreal”. The track is taken from the album Edge Of The Earth, which will be released on April 19th in North America.

Check it out the clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXdPoL1yQsA

SYLOSIS’ Nuclear Blast debut “Conclusion Of An Age” was released in North America on January 27 2009.

SYLOSIS‘ musical style can be described as “brutal, technical and deceptively melodic modern metal that favors invention over cliché and never shies away from nimble shifts in style, tempo or mood. The quintet manage to bring an epic, technical and melodic feel to the old-school thrash sound, combining incredible guitar solos and bloodlust vocals. The outcome, a sound that is both devastatingly feral and blisteringly precise.”
For more info visit: www.sylosis.comwww.myspace.com/sylosis

 

 

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HEAVENWOOD (Oporto, Portugal) – New album showcases scheduled in Portugal/ 2 New songs streaming online

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Portuguese Dark Goth Metal act HEAVENWOOD have scheduled two showcases for introducing the new ABYSS MASTERPIECE album which was released last March 14th in Portugal, and March 18th in Europe via Listenable Records, and will be released on May 3rd 2011 in North America through eOne Distribution. The band shall present 5 versions to some of the new songs of the new album and signing autographs for friends and fans in two separate occasions. First date due March 27 at the auditorium of FNAC STORE in Norte Shopping, Matosinhos, Portugal and session starts at 9:30pm. Second date is April 2 at the auditorium of FNAC STORE in Guimarães Shopping, Guimarães, Portugal, starting hour at 10pm.

Meanwhile the first dates for the ‘ Abyssus Convucatum Est Tour 2011 ‘ shall be revealed very soon.

In other news, ‘ Winter Slave ‘ and ‘ Leonor ‘ (with RAM-ZET’s Miriam Renvag on vocals) , two brand new tracks taken from ‘ Abyss Masterpiece ‘ are available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page. Both songs comes off the band’s new album which the media across the globe have been replying positively with numerous excellent reviews (Metal Hammer Magazine Germany 5/7; Rock Hard Magazine Germany 8/10; Terrorizer Magazine U.K. 7/10; Heavy Sound France 8.5/10; Heavy Hardes Magazine Germany 4/6; Reflections Of Darkness Webzine Holland 9/10; Metal Fan Magazine Romenia 8.3/10; Loud! Magazine Portugal 7.9/10; Scratch The Surface Webzine Portugal 8/10; Ruído Sonoro Webzine Portugal 93,90/100; Metal Imperium Portugal 8.7/10; Stormbringer Austria 4/5; Legacy Germany 11/15; Metal Glory Germany 7/10; Metal Italia Italy 7/10; RockNHeavy Portugal 8/10; U-Zine France 7/10; among many others). The follow-up to 2008’s Redemption was produced by Ricardo Dias and HEAVENWOOD and was mixed and mastered by Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner at Kohlekeller Studios, Germany and the cover art for the record was developed and realized by Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwave Art.

For more updated information on the bands new showcase dates yet to be announced please follow to their Official MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/heavenwood.

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BIOHAZARD MAKES NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL DEBUT

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

WORCESTER, Mass. – Reunited metal-core purveyors Biohazard will make their New England Metal and Hardcore Festival debut this year.

 

“It’s been years since we’ve played anywhere in New England – 15 years with the original Biohazard, so the show will be off the hook for our old school friends,” said guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei.  “I’m looking forward to playing in front of those people who have never seen Biohazard before but have heard the stories from their older brothers or sisters about the shows back in the day.  I’m looking forward to finally getting Biohazard back to New England with the ORIGINAL lineup!”

 

The band plans to treat fans to a set full of Biohazard classics, and possibly a preview of some new material that will be featured on their upcoming spring release.

 

“We’ll play some new songs, but it’s been a while since we played so there are a lot of old songs people want to hear,” Graziadei said.  “Regardless, it’s gonna rock!”

 

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Thursday, April14 through Saturday, April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.

 

The lineup for Thursday is:  Attack Attack, Vanna, My Children My Bride, Our Last Night, Stray From The Path, Lions Lions, Arsonist Get All The Girls, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Armor For The Broken, This Or The Apocalypse, I, The Breather, Across The Sun, Counterparts, Too Late The Hero, City Lights, Memphis May Fire, Attila, A Plea For Purging, Dr. Acula, The Crimson Armada, This Romantic Tragedy, Capitals, An Early Ending, Legacy, Gone Astray, and Your Last Request.

 

Bands scheduled for Friday are:  Biohazard, Blood For Blood, Bury Your Dead, Winds Of Plague, Stick To Your Guns, Close Your Eyes, Your Demise, Legend, Thy Will Be Done, Molotov Solution, Monsters, The Great Commission, The World We Knew, Murder Death Kill, Hundredth, She Has Fallen, Years Since The Storm, Terror, Trapped Under Ice, Lionheart, This Is Hell, Shai Hulud, The Carrier, Death Ray Vision, Venia, The Greenery, Born Low, Confrontation, King Conquer, Betrayal, and Faces of Bayon.

 

Saturday’s lineup is:  Hatebreed, Between The Buried And Me, Born Of Osiris, Times Of Grace, Darkest Hour, Carnifex, Job For A Cowboy, Dying Fetus, Oceano, The Ocean, Cephalic Carnage, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Within The Ruins, Contortionist, Volumes, Structures, Skeletonwitch, 3 Inches Of Blood, Nails, Beneath The Massacre, A Life Once Lost, Revocation, Withered, Lazarus AD, Burning The Masses, Last Chance To Reason, Son Of Aurelius, Hung, and Wretched.

 

Monster Energy is the official energy drink of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 13.  All In Merch is the official merchandise company and Hails & Horns is the official magazine.

 

Metal Blade Records, Atticus Black, D’Addario Strings and Evans Drumheads, Atticus Black, Rock Star Enegry Drink Mayhem Festival, Jak Prints, T-Mobile, Zildjian,Killer Tours, and ReturnToThePit.com are also sponsors of this year’s festival.  Break Thru Music (breakthrumusic.net) is hosting series of events for bands to complete for a slot on the festival.  Mazur PR coordinates media inquiries and Metal Injection supplies fans with videos and interviews at metalinjection.net for a preview of all the bands.  Jeremy Saffer from jeremysaffer.com and Aaron Peppelis from returntothepit.com provide all the official festival photos. This year the festival has also teamed up with a charity called Rise Above (weriseabove.org) to help children in Massachusetts get funding for them to learn instruments, play sports and go to events.

 

Doors open at 1 p.m. on Thursday and the festival will run from 1 to 10:45 p.m.  Doors open at noon on Friday and Saturday, with the shows running from noon to 12:45 a.m.  It is an all-ages event.

 

Tickets for Thursday cost $25.  Friday and Saturday individual day tickets cost $35.  A 3-day ticket costs $89.  Tickets are on sale now at FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or (800) 477-6849.

 

Performers are subject to change.

 

www.metalandhardcorefestival.com

 

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CELEBRATE ‘RECORD STORE DAY’ WITH DELUXE, NUMBERED DIO PICTURE DISC AND MEET THE DIO BAND IN CALIFORNIA!

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG
KILLING THE DRAGON (2002) picture disc

KILLING THE DRAGON (2002) picture disc

To coincide with this year’s Record Store Day (which falls on Saturday, April 16th), Niji Entertainment will be issuing a very special, LIMITED EDITION, Deluxe Numbered Picture Disc LP of Dio’s 2002 release, ‘Killing the Dragon,’ of which only 2,500 copies will be made.

 

Each copy will be numbered in a unique way – by a special Dio hologram sticker.

 

Also on Saturday, April 16th, former Dio band members Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, and Scott Warren will participate in an in-store appearance from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at the Mad Platter record store, which is located at 1223 University Avenue, #160, in Riverside, CA 92507-7238. You can also call the store at (951) 328-1600.

 

‘Killing the Dragon’ marked the first collaboration between Dio and guitarist Doug Aldrich, who has subsequently joined Whitesnake. The album also spawned the single/video “Push,” which featured Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass. And exclusively for the picture disc edition of ‘Killing the Dragon,’ Dio’s longtime engineer, Wyn Davis, mixed and remastered the album.

 

Get ready to grab your copy quickly of the ‘Killing the Dragon’ picture disc, as this collector’s item is bound to disappear quickly!

 

‘Killing the Dragon’ Track List:

 

1. “Killing the Dragon”

2. “Along Comes a Spider”

3. “Scream”

4. “Better in the Dark”

5. “Rock & Roll”

6. “Push”

7. “Guilty”

8. “Throw Away Children”

9. “Before the Fall”

10. “Cold Feet”

 

For more information, visit:

www.facebook.com/OfficialRonnieJamesDio

www.ronniejamesdio.com

 

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Complete Details Revealed For Heavy MTL, Heavy T.O.

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

More details have been announced for Canada’s leading “metal” festivals, Heavy MTL and Heavy T.O., which will take place in July.

Heavy MTL takes place July 23rd – 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, PQ. The line-up is as follows:

Saturday, July 23rd (part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour)

DISTURBED

GODSMACK

BILLY TALENT

IN FLAMES

TRIVIUM

UNEARTH

KINDGOM OF SORROW

RED FANG

MACHINE HEAD

SUICIDE SILENCE

ALL SHALL PERISH

STRAIGHT LINE STITCH

 

Sunday, July 24th

KISS

MOTÖRHEAD

OPETH

ANTHRAX

CHILDREN OF BODOM

AS I LAY DYING

THE SWORD

TIMES OF GRACE

DEVILDRIVER

 

Heavy T.O. takes place July 23rd – 24 at Downsview Park in Toronto, ON. The line-up is as follows:

 

Saturday, July 23rd

MEGADETH

ANTHRAX

OPETH

MOTORHEAD

CHILDREN OF BODOM

AS I LAY DYING

THE SWORD

TIMES OF GRACE

DEVILDRIVER

 

Sunday, July 24th

ROB ZOMBIE

BILLY TALENT

SLAYER

MASTODON

TESTAMENT

BAPTIZED IN BLOOD

ANVIL

MELISSA AUF DER MAUR

 

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 26th at noon for both events.

 

An official teaser clip for Heavy MTL & Heavy T.O. 2011 has been launched. The video features the MEGADETH track, ‘Holy Wars… The Punishment Due’, from the band’s 1990 album, Rust In Peace. Check it out below:

 

 

 

Further details below:

HeavyMTL.com

HeavyTO.com

 

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THE HAUNTED RELEASE NEW ALBUM TEASER; ‘UNSEEN’ OUT NOW

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

THE HAUNTED are back with their follow-up to 2008’s ‘Versus’ and it’s bigger and more exciting than they’ve ever been! ‘Unseen’ sees a band who is unwilling to remain still and continues to push the boundaries of their sound and growth. REVOLVER Magazine recently gave ‘Unseen’ a four star review saying, “‘Unseen’ is daring and varied in its scope and execution, each track markedly different in genre and approach from the last, but never losing the distinctive HAUNTED touch.”

‘Unseen’ will be released upon the masses in North America tomorrow, but THE HAUNTED have released one more trailer for fans to check out before they get to hear this beastly slab of Swedish metal.

 

www.facebook.com/hauntedofficial

 

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Chris Reifert of AUTOPSY/DEATH Contributes Foreward to ‘METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries’

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Bazillion Points Books is proud to reveal that legendary American death metal pioneer Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY, ABSCESS, DEATH, THE RAVENOUS) has contributed a foreword to the upcoming 744-page hardcover book METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries, by Jon Kristiansen. Reifert’s connection to the Norwegian Slayer Mag dates to the late 1980s, when he and Kristiansen regularly exchanged demo cassettes and handwritten letters through the mail between California and Norway.

 

“Ask anyone who was around and into underground metal way back when,” begins Reifert, “and they will certainly mention Slayer Mag when discussing classic deathly literature…as you read it, I think you’ll enjoy being transported back in time to the early years of death metal.”

 

Part anthology, part memoir, and years in the making, METALION includes over 600 reproduction pages from every issue of Slayer mag, spanning from the early 1980s through 2010. In addition, author Jon Kristiansen recounts his life’s story, from alienated outsider to central figure in Norwegian black metal to world-weary metal survivor. The book also features over 100 rare photographs, including two color sections and a portrait gallery of photographs taken by Kristiansen himself.

 

“The greatest heavy metal story ever told” will be available June 6, 2011, wherever books are sold, and is available for preorder now with two bonus limited patches from Bazillion Points Books, “America’s smallest but heaviest book publisher.”

 

http://www.metalionbook.com

 

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Cradle of Filth and “The Creatures of the Black Abyss” tour

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

Cradle of Filth and “The Creatures of the Black Abyss” tour

Boots of Filth

 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
March 3rd, 2011

Review and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus  

My history with Cradle of Filth is a lengthy one. They’ve treated me both wonderfully and terribly, depending on the album or concert in question. I’m a huge fan of their earlier work, up til around DAMNATION AND A DAY. Then NYMPHETAMINE happened, and I completely checked out of the abyss that had become Dani Filth’s lackluster creative mind. Call me boring, but I am one of those fans who wants to hear nothing but tracks from the first half of Cradle’s career in a concert setting, leaving new material completely behind. My pickiness aside, Cradle can put on a great live show when they want – something that doesn’t always happen. The second time I ever saw them live, some six years ago, they were outright terrible. In addition to being completely upstaged by openers Arch-Enemy, they looked bored, flaccid, and flat-out lame. Thankfully they had improved tremendously when I saw them in early ’09.

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The Finnish Metal Tour 2 with Finntroll & Ensiferum

March 22nd, 2011
by EvilG

The Finnish Metal Tour 2 with Finntroll & Ensiferum

Finntroll 

The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY

February 26th, 2011

Review and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus

Last April, I was fortunate enough to catch the original Finnish metal tour featuring Finntroll and their sister band Moonsorrow, which thoroughly blew me away. The tour must have been quite a success, since Finntroll enlisted Viking metal warlords Ensiferum for a second round of stateside Pagan folk lunacy. Also on board were two Finnish bands I hadn’t heard of, Barren Earth and Rotten Sound.

 

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