Canadian Stoner Metal Festival 420 Music & Arts Open To Band Submissions

Big Rock Brewery & Metalheads United are proud to announce they will be presenting a 2018 edition of the 420 Music & Arts Festival in Calgary, AB after a successful inaugural expo and concert series this past April.

Submissions for bands to perform at the 2018 420 Music & Arts Festival on April 19th, 20th, and 21st are now open and will close on August 31st, 2017. Applications can be submitted here.

This year’s festival will also be expanding its line up from stoner rock/stoner metal, doom, psychedelic and heavy blues to also include reggae, ska, blues, R&B and hip-hop.

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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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Tombs Releasing Savage Gold IPA And New Coffee

Brooklyn, New York’s Tombs is set to release an official IPA beer with Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA. The following press release was issued about the new brew:

“The Savage Gold beer is an imminently refreshing and crushable IPA brewed with red wheat and oats. Hopped intensely and aggressively with Nelson Sauvin and Hallertau Blanc, featuring enormous notes of white grape, green pepper, mango, and marijuana. 5.2% abv. Tired Hands will be holding a special event around the launch of the beer this Friday, July 18th at their brewery in Ardmore complete with giveaways of the band’s new album Savage Gold. Info on the brewery is available here.”

Additionally, frontman Mike Hill has launched a specialty coffee company, Savage Gold Coffee, inspired by his love for organic coffee. The first roast, Savage Gold Prime, is an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee bean grown between 6,000 and 6,500 feet above sea level. It is sourced from a co-op of Ethiopian farmers and is 100% Fair Trade, certified organic and wet (mechanically) processed.

In support of the “Savage Gold” album, Tombs will hit the road this fall for a three week tour with Pallbearer and Vattnet Viskar. The shows kick off on October 17th in Nashville, TV and run through November 9th in Dallas, TX. The band will also be playing a hometown record release show at Saint Vitus Bar on July 25th which will include kegs of the Tired Hands Savage Gold IPA on tap. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Jul 25 Brooklyn NY St. Vitus (Record Release show) w/ Pyrrhon, Statiq Bloom, Passage Between

w/ Pallbearer and Vattnet Viskar

Oct 17 Nashville, TN Exit/In
Oct 18 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s
Oct 19 Champaign, IL High Dive
Oct 20 Madison, WI The Frequency
Oct 21 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick Lounge
Oct 23 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Oct 24 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
Oct 25 Montreal, QC Il Motore
Oct 26 Boston, MA Great Scott
Oct 27 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
Oct 29 Philadelphia, PA Black Box at Underground Arts
Oct 30 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Nov 01 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Nov 02 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
Nov 05 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Nov 09 Dallas, TX Three Links

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Mass Insanity To Release New Album "The Hypochrist"

Polish death metal act Mass Insanity has announced its new album “The Hypochrist” will be released at the end of the month through Brewery Distro. You can check out the cover artwork below, or listen to Mass Insanity’s music by heading over to the band’s MySpace page.

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