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Spellcaster with Hazzerd & Riot City (Calgary, Alberta May 1st. )

July 1st, 2016

Spellcaster with Hazzerd & Riot City  

Dickens Pub   Calgary, Alberta  May 1st. 

by JP

Photos courtesy of Jeff Bartelli 

The month of May started with a huge bang. I have six or seven gigs with a total of 40+ bands to see in May and it all started on May 1st with Spellcaster!

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October 21st, 2011

In support of the release of their well-received debut album Under the Spell on July 12th of this year, Portland, OR traditional heavy metal torch-bearers SPELLCASTER prepare to embark on a ten-date campaign down the western United States. Carrying on the proud legacy of Pacific Northwest heavy metal bands such as MALICE, METAL CHURCH, early QUEENSRYCHE and SANCTUARY, SPELLCASTER formed during early 2009 to prove that traditional heavy metal is alive and well in the USA.


Catch SPELLCASTER during these dates:


11/11 – Portland, OR – East End

11/12 – Medford, OR – TBD

11/13 – Oakland, CA – Eli’s Mile High Club

11/14 – Fullerton, CA – Riff Haus

11/15 – Escondido, CA – Metaphor Cafe

11/17 – Phoenix, AZ – TBD

11/18 – Las Vegas, NV – TBD

11/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – TBD

11/20 – Boise, ID – The Shredder

11/21 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse


Listen to SPELLCASTER at

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June 11th, 2010

HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS is pleased to announce the signing of Portland, OR heavy metal maniacs SPELLCASTER. Carrying on the proud legacy of Pacific Northwest heavy metal bands before them such as MALICE, METAL CHURCH and WILD DOGS, SPELLCASTER have arrived to prove that traditional heavy metal is alive and well in the USA.

After the breakup of their previous band during late 2008 guitarist Cory Boyd and drummer Shad Covert set out to start a faster, heavier band with which to fulfill their musical desires. After hearing him sing along to GRIM REAPER tracks on his car stereo, frontman Thomas Adams was immediately recruited on vocals. Following months of practice with various temporary bass players coming and going, the band had put together a set list worth of original material and covers. Ready to hit the stage the band found themselves in need of a bass player for an upcoming show. Gabe Franco of SEVENTH GATE was asked to fill in and after a killer performance, subsequently invited to join the permanent line-up. In need of a second guitarist to complete their dual-guitar attack, Tyler Loney joined SPELLCASTER, filling the last piece of the puzzle and completing the band’s line-up.

With a Solid lineup, SPELLCASTER hit the studio in late 2009 to record and self-release their debut three song EP entitled Spells of Speed. Catching the attention of New York genre giants Heavy Artillery Records, the band were offered an opportunity to join the label’s growing roster. Now armed and ready for battle, SPELLCASTER are finalizing the material for their debut album, tentatively scheduled for release in early 2011. Working nonstop to get their music blasting into the ears of bullet belt abusing, beer bashing headbangers worldwide, SPELLCASTER are a band to watch out for throughout 2010/2011.

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Thursday June 24th @ Plan B W/ Vektor
1305 SE 8th Ave Portland, OR 97214  21+

Saturday July 3rd @ Plan B W/ Skelator
1305 SE 8th Ave Portland, OR 97214  21+

Thursday August 5th @ Club Satyricon W/ Hexen & Rattlehead
125 NW 6th Ave Portland, OR 97209  All Ages

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