All Else Fails Joins Loud As Hell Fest 2017 Lineup

Coming off their a international tour of India as well as performing a local Edmonton CD release show last month supporting new EP “The Forever Lie,” All Else Fails now confirms the band will be joining the 2017 Loud As Hell festival line up in Drumheller, AB.

AEF’s set will be on the second day of the festival on Saturday, August 5th with a set time at 9pm. Full ticket, line up, and set time info can be found here.

In additional news, All Else Fails’ new video for EP title track “The Forever Lie” – that was all shot with clips from the band’s India tour including performances at the Unmaad Fest and the Alcheringa Fest – can be viewed at this location.

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Inire Posts New “Crash” Single

Aylmer, QC’s heavy hitting, northern riffing groove demons from Inire just premiereed a second single titled “Crash” and taken off their upcoming album “Cauchemar,” due out on November 18th.

The 13 track album was produced by drummer Chris Bonavia and continues the band’s reputation of delivering energetic anthems that have garnered them a loyal following in the Ontario and Quebec scenes. –

In additional news, Inire will be local opening support for Sebastian Bach’s tour stop in Ottawa on November 24th at Barrymore’s. Catch these upcoming Inire tour dates:

Nov 21 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar
Nov 24 – Ottawa, ON – Barrymore’s
Nov 25 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club
Nov 26 – London, ON – The Grinning Gator
Dec 10 – Gatineau, QC – Le Minotaure

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Striker Wins “Metal Recording Of The Year” At Edmonton Music Awards

After wrapping up a USA and Canadian tour last week, Striker returned home just in time to receive an award at this year’s Edmonton Music Awards for “Metal Recording of The Year.”

Striker earned the win for the track “Too Late,” from latest album “Stand In The Fire” released this past February. Guitarist Tim Brown comments:

“Huge thanks to Edmonton Music community, as well as everyone that has helped us out over the years including the AFA, Edmonton Arts Council, FACTOR, and many others! We hope this award can bring some awareness to all the other great bands coming out of Edmonton these days as well.”

Striker was nominated alongside the following Edmonton bands:

Face First – Killing Me
Monarch Sky – Hell’s A Little Closer
Striker – Too Late
The Order of Chaos – Apocalypse Moon
Vanity Red – Kingdom Come

In additional news, Striker was also nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award in the “Metal/Hard Rock Artist of The Year” category alongside KEN mode (MB), Shooting Guns (SK), Third Ion (SK), and Van Halst (AB). The awards will be held in Regina, SK on October 13th.

Haven’t seen Striker live yet? Catch the band at the Loud As Hell festival:

July 30 – Loud As Hell Fest – Drumheller, AB – info

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Helleborus Releasing “Ritual” Beer At Colorado Show

After recently unleashing debut album “The Carnal Sabbath” via Satanath Records (Russia) and Black Plague Records (USA), black metal blood brother duo Helleborus will be joining forces with Black Sky Brewery for a new craft beer entitled “Ritual.”

This new brew will be revealed at the band’s next performance presented by the brewery and Metal Nation Radio in Denver, CO on July 15th at Bluebird Theater. Helleborus will be joined by Of Feather And Bone, Belhor, Scepter of Eligos.

In additional news, Helleborus has been added as local support for the Ghost Bath tour stop in Colorado Springs, CO on July 19th alongside Underling, He Whose Ox Is Gored.

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Silent Line Posts Lyric Video For Each Track Off “Shattered Shores”

After unleashing concept album “Shattered Shores” this past October, Silent Line is proud to announce a CD launch and first Edmonton show date on January 2nd at the Mercury Room with a new live addition: clean vocalist Matthew Massinon.

In additional news, Silent Line has posted a full album lyric video playlist on YouTube. Check out the lyric video for every single track off “Shattered Shores” below.

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Saints Of Death Posts “Watching Me Die” Drum Cam Footage

Vancouver, BC’s Saints Of Death (a name inspired by the Mexican folklore of Santa Muerte) just posted a video capturing drummer Christopher James pounding out the track “Watching Me Die.” This video was taken during the band’s performance at The Phoenix Ballroom in Abbottsford, BC back in October.

In additional news, the band has been confirmed to be local support for Mushroomhead on December 9th in Vancouver, BC. Full details are available here. To hear more Saints Of Death, check out the lyric video for “Angels and Demons” at this location.

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Arrival Of Autumn Posts “Like Fire” Live Lyric Video

Arrival of Autumn will perform upcoming Alberta dates in Calgary on May 15th and Lethbridge on May 16th in support of latest album “Shadows,” released last year and available on Bandcamp here.

In additional news, the band has released a live lyric video for “Like Fire,” a track that talks about the correlation of a dangerous relationship and a fire that consumes the body.

The video was filmed by Nathan Fast at The Grande Prairie Theatre back in November 2014 to a packed room of energetic faces.

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Fayne Announces “Make Your Way Home” Tour Dates

Montreal, QC metalcore quintet Fayne is proud to announce dates in Ontario and Quebec for the “Make Your Way Home” tour supporting latest EP “The Queen of Kings.”

In additional news, Fayne’s ferocious sound will be hitting the stage on February 22nd in Montreal to be local support for The Contortionist, Revocation, Fallujah and Toothgrinder. Catch the band on these dates:

Feb 22 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Cafe Campus w/ The Contortionist, Revocation, Fallujah
March 14 – Ottawa @ Pressed
March 17 – London @ APK
March 18 – Belleville @ The Belle Pub
March 19 – Toronto @ Smiling Buddha
March 20 – Oshawa @ Atria
March 21 – TBA
March 27 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes

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Laika Posts New Song “Caligae A Galea”

Melodic death metal band Laika is streaming new track “Caligae A Galea,” plus awarding fans a chance to win 1 of 3 copies of new album “Somnia.”

The forthcoming new album is due for official release on September 30th via Filth Regime Records.

Check out the track below, and enter to win a copy of the CD via Crown Of Viserys here. The new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Restless Mind (1:31)
2. Escalation of Terror (4:26)
3. Somnia (5:26)
4. Fidelity (3:48)
5. Caligae A Galea (5:29)
6. Dream of Nothing (5:35)
7. The Immortal (3:52) [available for streaming here]
8. Predictions (Tide Bearer) (5:48)
9. Invaders (4:13)

In additional news, the band will be hosting a local CD release party in Winnipeg, MB on October 11th at The Windsor Hotel (187 Garry Street) with local support from Tyrants Demise, Mortalis, Withdrawal, and Occvlt Hand. Admission is $10 with the first 25 people in the door receive a free copy of “Somnia.”

“This is a momentous occasion for us all because not only are we celebrating the release of Somnia we are also celebrating 5 years as a band, we will be playing Somnia in full and a cover or two. We are absolutely thrilled to have such a stellar lineup for the evening. Hope to see you all out for the grand celebration!” comments vocalist Jordan Dorge.

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The Body Politic Posts “Armature” Guitar Play Through Video

Nanaimo, BC six-piece powerhouse The Body Politic has teamed up with for the premiere of a new guitar play through for “Armature,” the first single off upcoming EP “Egressor,” due out on September 16th, 2014.

Check out the play through video clip below. The Body Politic’s guitarist Matt Aasen also comments:

“Dan and I had a blast with this play through! I’m so excited to have an opportunity to showcase some of the guitar work from ‘Egressor’. Since we have six members, sometimes it can be hard to focus on the individual parts of our songs – especially when each of us is playing something different! Armature is the best example of the kind of musicianship you should expect from the rest of Egressor.”

In additional news, the band will be performing at this year’s Beaver Fest in Valley View, AB on August 29th alongside Protest The Hero, Silverstein, Comeback and many more. For more info, visit this location.

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