Heavy Montreal Announces Daily Lineups

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Daily lineups have been announced for the 2015 Heavy Montreal Festival, happening August 7-9, 2015 at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, QC.

Friday, August 07th:

Korn (performing their self-titled debut)
Alexisonfire
Mastodon
Meshuggah
Lagwagon
Extreme
Arch Enemy
Neurosis
Strung Out
Periphery
Gorguts
Fozzy
Lofofora
Veil Of Maya
The Flatliners
The Acacia Strain
Moneen
Obscura
After The Burial
Cattle Decapitation
Nothing More
Toyguitar

Saturday, August 08th:
Faith No More
Iggy Pop
NOFX
Billy Talent
Testament
Abbath
Gojira
Lita Ford
Rocket From The Crypt
Glassjaw
Pentagram
Devin Townsend Project
Deafheaven
Dying Fetus
B.A.R.E.
Swingin’ utters
The Brains
The Agonist
Masked Intruder
Battlecross
Slaves On Dope
Intervals
Dig It Up
Mass Murder Messiah

Sunday, August 09th:
Slipknot
Lamb Of God
Bullet For My Valentine
Within Temptation
Warrant
Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg With Andrew W.K.
Nuclear Assault
Ihsahn
Asking Alexandria
Dokken
Coal Chamber
Pig Destroyer
Motionless In White
Sanctuary
Small Brown Bike
Insomnium
Jasta
Upon A Burning Body
Anonymus
Wilson
Omnium Gatherum
Dead Tired
Sandveiss

Slipknot, Faith No More, Korn, Lamb Of God On Heavy Montreal 2015

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The 2015 Heavy Montreal Festival has confirmed their lineup, which will be happening at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, QC from August 7-9, 2015. For those speculating about who will be on this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, check out the post below.

Slipknot
Faith No More
Korn (performing “Korn” in full)
Alexisonfire
Lamb Of God
Iggy Pop
NOFX
Billy Talent
Mastodon
Bullet For My Valentine
Meshuggah
Within Temptation
Gojira
Testament
Arch Enemy
Lagwagon
Lita Ford
Marky Ramone and Andrew W.K. (performing a Ramones set)
Warrant
Dokken
Rocket From The Crypt
Asking Alexandria
Periphery
Deafheaven
Coal Chamber
Nuclear Assault
Dying Fetus
Glassjaw
Ihsahn
Pentagram
Gorguts
B.A.R.F.
Motionless In White
Moneen
Lofofora
Small Brown Bike
Pig Destroyer
Anonymus
The Flatliners
The Agonist
Fozzy
Upon A Burning Body
Nothing More
Jasta
Battlecross
Insomnium
Slaves On Dope
Ominum Gatherum
Wilson
Dead Tired
Toyguitar
Intervals
Dig It Up

Skull Fist – Chasing The Dream

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First point of order: calling yourself Skull Fist and having a album cover with a skeleton on it, you have to be heavier than this. You should be, well, shattering skulls with your fist. Massive slabs of heavy guitar and brutal vocals. You should sound like Nails (who probably never expected to be name-checked in a Skull Fist review).

 

Once the opening phaser effected into hammer on intro to first track ‘Hour To Live’ quickly establishes this isn’t a D-beat or crust, death or thrash combo and the expectations are reset, Chasing The Dream (NoiseArt) kicks in with its NWOTM (New Wave of Traditional Metal) bang, and Canadians Skull Fist are up and running on their sophomore release.

 

Straddling the middle ground between the more melodic end new thrash and the rebirth of more traditional metal, Skull Fist come across as the central point between Enforcer and Holy Grail, with a splash of 3 Inches Of Blood in there, too (so maybe 1 inch of blood…). While performing a retro style can be limiting, and lead to negative comparisons to those that strode the Earth before, Skull Fist do have a naïve and endearing charm to them, technically proficient but still performing with energy and undoubted enthusiasm.

 

Vocalist Jackie Slaughter is a strong performer, at times calling to mind late 80’s Sebastian Bach, at others Don Dokken and Marc Hudson of Dragonforce fame, though without quite the same distinctiveness and x-factor in his helium voice.

Tracks like ‘Bad For Good’ are enjoyable mash-ups of Skid Row and early Def Leppard, the title track calls to mind Dokken, while ‘Call Of The Wild’ brings out the Iron Maiden worship. All in Chasing The Dream is an engaging number that makes you smile and think fondly of it but isn’t one to hang your hat on or fall in love with. Kind of like a relatives pet cat.

 

6.0/10

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STEVE TOVEY