Heavy Montréal to Go on Hiatus in 2020

Bummer news as evanko, the legendary promoter of festivals and tours in Canada has announced that Heavy Montréal will go on hiatus for 2020. The fest was on break in 2018 while upgrades were made to Park Jean Drapeau, the national park and recreation area that hosts the fest. Heavy Montréal will continue to offer a packed calendar of concerts throughout the city and the province all year round. Jacques Aubé, Chief Operating Officer of evenko commented: Continue reading

Heavy Montréal 2019 Announces Daily Schedules

Heavy Montréal returns next month! Presented by Black Label, the tenth Heavy MTL on July 27 & 28 at Parc Jean-Drapeau as well as its sister fest on July 26 with Heavy In The City (77)! has announced its daily schedules. The city of Montréal has revamped Île Sainte-Hélène of Parc Jean-Drapeau, one of the most renowned festival sites in North America! More than thirty bands have joined previously announced Slayer, including Ghost, Godsmack, Evanescence, Anthrax, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, In This Moment, Killswitch Engage, Anthrax, Steel Panther, Clutch, Gamma Ray, Testament, Hatebreed, Beartooth, Skillet, Metal Churh, Municipal Waste, Atreyu, All That Remains, Quiet Riot, Cancer Bats, Fever 333, and many more! Passes on sale now! Continue reading

Slayer, Ghost, Godsmack, Evanescence, Anthrax, Slash, Killswitch Engage Booked for Heavy Montréal 2019

After a one-year hiatus, Heavy Montréal is back in 2019! Presented by Black Label, the tenth Heavy MTL on July 27 & 28 at Parc Jean-Drapeau as well as its sister fest on July 26 with Heavy In The City! As part of a project, the past two years by the city of Montréal the fest takes place at the revamped Île Sainte-Hélène of Parc Jean-Drapeau, one of the most renowned festival sites in North America! More than thirty bands have joined previously announced Slayer, including Ghost, Godsmack, Evanescence, Anthrax, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, In This Moment, Killswitch Engage, Anthrax, Steel Panther, Clutch, Gamma Ray, Testament, Hatebreed, Beartooth, Skillet, Metal Church, Municipal Waste, Atreyu, All That Remains, Quiet Riot, Cancer Bats, Fever 333, and many more! Passes on sale now! Continue reading

Heavy Montreal 2018 To Feature Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, And More!

After skipping 2017, Heavy Montreal is officially back, and the 2018 lineup is HUGE. Continue reading

Heavy Montreal To Return In 2018

 

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After taking a one-year hiatus for upgrades to the venue, Evenko, which produces Heavy Montreal, has announced that the festival will return in summer 2018. Taking place July 28 & 29, 2018 at Parc Jean-Drapeau and also its sister festival, Heavy in the City, will return on July 27, 2018. Since 2008 the fest has been headlined by the likes of Metallica, Slipknot, KISS, System Of A Down, Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, KORN, Slayer, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Motörhead, Marilyn Manson, Godsmack, Lamb Of God, and Faith No More. Speculation is already rampant about who will appear next summer as the headline band. Continue reading

Heavy Montréal Festival To Take 2017 Off, Set To Return In 2018

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Evenko (a.k.a. evenko), the company that hosts the long-running annual Heavy Montréal,  Heavy In The City, and Heavy Toronto festivals in Canada have announced that Heavy Montréal is on hiatus for 2017, but set to return in 2018. We have all the details below.  Continue reading

Heavy Montreal 7th Edition Wraps Up, Date Set For 2016

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Over 40,000 metal, rock and punk fans attended this past weekend’s Heavy Montreal at Parc Jean-Drapeau this past weekend. The 7th annual edition was so successful that next years 8th edition has already been announced, set to take place August 5 to 7, 2016. Acts for Heavy Montreal 2016 are tba.

Headlined by the likes of Slipknot, Korn and Faith No More, 70 bands in total graced four stages. Other bands on the bill included NOFX, Extreme, Iggy Pop, a reunited Alexisonfire, Faith No More’s first performance in Montreal since 1992, and a special set from Marky Ramone and Andrew WK who performed greatest hits of The Ramones to a roaring crowds treated to a more diverse bill more akin to European open air festivals than the typical concerts of North America.

A break down of the fest highlights by the numbers :

  • 70 groups
  • 17 Canadian groups
  • 12 Quebec groups
  • 3 days at Parc Jean-Drapeau
  • 5 after parties at the Métropolis and the Katacombes
  • 4 stages including 2 SAM750s from StageLine – the largest mobile stage in the world
  • 4 official HEAVY MONTRÉAL accommodations

 

Revocation Books Headline Tour, Names New Drummer

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Revocation has announced they will be hitting the road this fall for a headline tour. Playing 26 shows in 30 days, support will come from Cannabis Corpse, Archspire and Black Fast. Starting in Rhode Island and ending with a home town show in Boston at Great Scott on October 3rd, this is the first headline tour for the band since the release of Deathless (Metal Blade) in 2014. The band is also appearing at next month’s Heavy Montreal Festival on August 7th and will also appear at September’s Full Terror Assault Festival.

Ash Pearson (3 Inches of Blood) has also been named as the bands new drummer, following the departure of founding member Phil DuBois.

Pearson commented on joining Revocation:

I am very honoured to be joining Revocation. Phil is a good friend of mine and I feel privileged to have his blessing and to be his successor. I take seriously the challenge to keep the caliber of this band high and look forward to continuing the legacy of Revocation.

 

Revocation tour dates:

Aug 07: Heavy Montreal – Montreal, QC
Revocation with Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, and Black Fast
Sept 03: Dusk – Providence, RI*
Sept 04: Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
Sept 05: Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Sept 06: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Sept 08: Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
Sept 09: Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
Sept 10: Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
Sept 11: Full Terror Assault Fest – Cave in Rock, IL**
Sept 12: Rail Club – Ft Worth, TX
Sept 13: Walter’s On Washington – Houston, TX
Sept 14: Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
Sept 16: Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
Sept 17: Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
Sept 18: Mystery Box – Los Angeles, CA
Sept 19: Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
Sept 20: Analog Cafe – Portland, OR
Sept 21: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Sept 22: Red Room – Vancouver, BC
Sept 24: Starlite – Edmonton, CAN
Sept 25: Riddell Center – Regina, SK
Sept 26: Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
Sept 27: Skyway Theater Studio B – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 29: Shelter – Detroit, MI
Sept 30: Hard Luck – Toronto, ON***
Oct 01: Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON***
Oct 02: La Source – Quebec City, QC***
Oct 03: Great Scott – Boston, MA***
* = Revocation Only
**= Revocation & Cannabis Corpse Only
***= No Cannabis Corpse

Battlecross To Release New Album Rise To Power, New Single Out Now

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Detroit modern metallers Battlecross will release their anticipated new record Rise To Power from Metal Blade on August 21st. The new single ‘Not Your Slave’ is streaming now on www.Metalblade.com

Produced by Jason Suecof and mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis of Audiohammer Studios in Florida, the artwork was created by Hungarian artist Péter Sallai (Sabaton, Sacred Steel).

Guitarist Tony Asta comments on ‘Not Your Slave’:

“We’re really happy with the crushing feel of this song. Somehow through the writing process, maybe even on accident, a more groovy feel was created. We won’t write the same record twice and I think this is our strongest and more dynamic album yet.”

Rise To Power track listing

1. Scars
2. Not Your Slave
3. Absence
4. Spoiled
5. The Climb
6. Blood & Lies
7. Bound by Fear
8. Despised
9. Shackles
10. The Path

Battlecross will be seen on stages all over this summer first opening for the “Summer of Doom Tour” with Crowbar and Lord Dying, followed by a run of dates with GWAR and Butcher Babies.

Battlecross Tour Dates

Tour w/ Crowbar, Lord Dying
05/28 Shreveport, LA The Riverside Warehouse
05/29 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/30 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
05/31 Houston, TX Scout Bar
06/02 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
06/03 Mesa, AZ Club Red
06/04 San Diego, CA Til-Two Club
06/05 Long Beach, CA Dipiazza’s
06/06 West Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go-Go
06/07 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Operahouse
06/08 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
06/09 Seattle, WA El Corazon
06/10 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
06/12 Calgary, AB The Republik
06/13 Edmonton, AB The Pawn Shop
06/14 Saskatoon, SK O’Brian’s Event Centre
06/16 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo Cabaret
06/17 St. Paul, MN The Amsterdam Bar & Hall
06/18 Cudahy, WI The Metal Grill
06/19 Detroit, MI The Shelter
06/20 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
06/21 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
06/22 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
06/23 Toronto, ON The Mod Club
06/24 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
06/25 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
06/26 Worcester, MA The Palladium
06/27 Clifton Park, NY Trick Shot Billiards
06/28 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge
06/29 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
06/30 Frederick, MD Cafe 611
07/01 West Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
07/02 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
07/03 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
End Tour


08/08 Montreal, QC Heavy MTL

Tour w/ GWAR, Butcher Babies
08/25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
08/27 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
08/28 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
08/30 Lawrence, KS Granada
08/31 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
09/01 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
09/02 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
09/03 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
09/04 Birmingham, AL Iron City
09/06 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggys
09/08 Wilmington, NC Ziggys By The Sea
09/09 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
09/10 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
09/11 Sauget, IL Pop’s
09/14 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09/15 So. Burlington, VT Higher Ground
09/16 Reading, PA Reverb
09/17 Huntington, NY The Paramount
09/18 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall

Neurosis Announces Extensive US Tour This Summer

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Neurosis has announced they will undertake a full US Tour this summer, their first of this scale in 15 years. Not only is the band celebrating 30 years in 2015, but they are working on a new album for release late this year. Various acts will open several dates such as Brothers of The Sonic Cloth, The Body, SUMAC, Pinkish Black, and Iron Tongue, as detailed below. The tour dates include the already announced appearance at Heavy Montreal (HVY MTL), and tickets go on sale this Friday, May 29th.

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Tour Dates:

7/31/2015 Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body

8/01/2015 Mill City – Minneapolis, MN w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body

8/02/2015 The Majestic – Madison, WI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body

8/03/2015 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body

8/04/2015 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body

8/05/2015 St. Andrews – Detroit, MI w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body

8/06/2015 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body

8/07/2015 Heavy MontréalMontréal, QC w/ Mastodon, Meshuggah, Gorguts, Arch Enemy [info]

8/08/2015 Paradise – Boston, MA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac, The Body

8/09/2015 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac

8/11/2015 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac

8/12/2015 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac

8/14/2015 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Sumac

8/15/2015 House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Iron Tongue

8/16/2015 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX w/ Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Pinkish Black

 

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