The Agonist Kicking Off Headline Canadian Tour

Tonight, The Agonist returns to the road on the band’s first ever headline tour of Canada. The tour starts August 4th in Montreal, QC and runs through August 29th in Regina, SK. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Guitarist Danny Marino is looking forward to tearing across Canada: “We’re pumped and ready for our first ever cross Canada tour! We’re excited to play some places we’ve never been and give full headline shows to some places we’ve only been as support. We’ve prepared a varied set that spans our 5 records to date. Looking forward to seeing all you fellow Canadians out there!”

The Agonist is touring in support o Napalm Records debut “Five” and the band recently released a video for “The Raven Eye.”

08/04/17 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
08/05/17 Toronto, ON The Rockpile
08/06/17 Kingston, ON @ Overtime Sports Bar
08/10/17 Rimouski, QC @ Bar Le Match
08/11/17 Moncton, NB @ Le Coude
08/12/17 Halifax, NS @ Gus Pub
08/14/17 Jonquiere, QC @ Salle le 4 Barils
08/15/17 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
08/16/17 Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock cafe le Stage
08/17/17 Gatineau, QC @ Minotaure
08/18/17 Rouyn, QC @ Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda
08/20/17 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
08/22/17 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
08/23/17 Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
08/24/17 Prince George, BC @ Generator Cabaret
08/25/17 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
08/26/17 Kamloops, BC @ The Dirty Jersey
08/28/17 Calgary, AB @ Palamino
08/29/17 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
08/30/17 Winnipeg, MB The Park Theatre

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Anarcheon Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Formed in 2015, Anarcheon has been stealing the hearts and souls of fans in the Vancouver area and beyond. A powerhouse of shemonic screams, catchy riffs, and energetic heavy bass leads, the quartet will be embarking on a Western Canadian tour that will kick off in Vancouver, BC on August 24th and wrap up in Prince George, BC on September 2nd.

The trek will also include a show date in Kamloops on August 26th supporting Montreal’s internationally renowned extreme group The Agonist (Napalm Records). Anarcheon vocalist Kaija Kinney comments:

“We’re looking forward to connecting with audiences on this tour, we like to bring great energy, get everyone involved in the pit and atmosphere. We got new music to play off our upcoming EP and album that we can’t wait to perform live!”

Anarcheon is touring in support of an upcoming debut EP set for release in October, which the band will follow with a full album currently being recorded.

Aug 24 – Vancouver, BC – Pub 340
Aug 25 – Kelowna, BC – Munnin’s Post
Aug 26 – Kamloops, BC – The Dirty Jersey w/ The Agonist
Aug 27 – Calgary, AB – Distortion
Aug 29 – Lethbridge, AB – TBA
Aug 30 – Edmonton, AB – The Brixx
Aug 31 – Grand Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s
Sept 2 – Prince George, BC – The Legion

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First Ever Canadian Headline Tour Announced By The Agonist

Canadian metal act The Agonist is set to return to the road in its native land this August. The band is on tour in support of the latest release and Napalm Records debut “Five,” which was released late last year.

This is will be the first ever full headlining Canadian tour and the band cannot wait to devastate the nation with a spectacularly brutal live show.

“In almost 10 years of touring The Agonist has yet to plot a full Canadian tour. We get asked all the time by fans and this year we said it’s about time eh! Although we have played most Canadian cities at one point or another it was always sporadic and often as a support. We’re really happy to finally give a proper headline show to all our Canadian brothers and sisters across the country,” says the band.

The tour starts August 4th in Montreal, QC and runs through August 29th in Regina, SK. A complete list of dates can be found below:

8/4: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
8/5: Toronto, ON @ Rockpile
8/10: Rimouski @ Bar Le Match
8/11: Moncton, NB @ Le Coude
8/12: Halifax, NS @ Gus Pub
8/14: Jonquiere, QC @ Salle des 4 Barils
8/15: Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
8/16: Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Le Stage
8/17: Gatineau, QC @ Le Minotaure
8/18: Rouyn, QC @ Petit Theater
8/22: Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis
8/23: Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
8/24: Prince George, BC @ The Generator
8/25: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
8/26: Kamloops, BC @ The Dirty Jersey
8/28: Calgary, AB @ Palamino
8/29: Regina, SK @ The Exchange

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Social Arsonist Gearing Up For Spring Tour Dates

Chilean/Canadian thrash hybrid Social Arsonist will be hitting the road for dates across British Columbia and Alberta for the month of May, which will then be followed by a tour of Chile and a return to Canada to perform at the Loud As Hell festival in Drumheller, AB (full dates listed below).

Formed in Chile in 2009 by bassist Dario Zuniga and guitarist Manuel Morgado, the two musicians were unable to locate the perfect vocalist in their home country and turned the web. Finding Canadian singer Cayle Charlton, the duo worked with him for years via the internet, honing material before taking the ultimate step of relocating to Canada.

With a full line up in Vancouver, BC, the fiery crucible of Chilean thrash met the icy cauldron of Canadian metal to create an explosive storm built on a foundation of classic thrash and modern metal resulting in two releases: 2016 full-length “Duality of Perception” and 2014 debut EP “De-Evolution of Thy Self.”

Duality Of Perception by Social Arsonist

Catch these upcoming Social Arsonist 2017 tour dates:

May 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
May 19 – Vernon, BC – Record City
May 20 – Prince George, BC – Legion
May 21 – Kamloops, BC – The Dirty Jersey
May 25 – Edmonton, AB – DV8
May 26 – TBA
May 27 – Calgary, AB – Lord Nelson’s
May 28 – Lethbridge, AB – Smokehouse
May 29 – Kelowna, BC – Muninn’s Post
July 14 – Abbotsford, BC – Brother’s Bowling and Billiards
August 5 – Drumheller, AB – Loud As Hell Fest

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Ninajaspy Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Vancouver crew Ninjaspy – a trio of blood brothers that have created a metal fusion of hard, heavy, hook-laden music that runs the gamut of reggae, surf, metal and more – will be performing a powerfully unhinged live show across Canada in support of next full-length album “Spüken,” which is due out April 14th, 2017.

This upcoming album was once again produced by GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mudvayne, Gallows) and Ben Kaplan (Biffy Clyro, Atreyu, Haste the Day). Catch the band live supporting “Spüken” on these upcoming tour dates:

April 21 – Nanaimo, BC @ Studio 420
April 22 – Victoria, BC @ TBA
April 29 – Kamloops, BC @ Dirty Jersey
April 30 – Vernon, BC @ The Green (All Ages)
May 11 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
May 12 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
May 13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid
May 14 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Black PIrate Pub
May 18 – St. Catherines, ON @ Warehouse
May 19 – Guelph, ON @ DSTRCT
May 20 – Orillia, ON @ The Geneva
May 21 – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
May 24 – Sudbury, ON @ Asylum
May 26 – Saskatoon, SK @ Vangellis
May 27 – Edmonton, AB @ The Forge
May 28 – Kelowna, BC @ Fernandos
June 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
July 14/15 – Armstrong, BC @ Armstrong Metal Fest w/ Revocation, Aggression, Golers and more

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Black Wizard Kicking Off Canadian Tour Dates

Vancouver’s volume dealing Black Wizard will kick off a month-long Canadian tour tomorrow, June 2nd with Dead Quiet.

The trek will commence in Victoria at Logan’s Pub and run through June 28th in Kamloops at The Dirty Jersey. From there, the band will take a short breather before supporting Volbeat and Killswitch Engage this August followed by a march through Europe this Fall with Joy.

A full listing of onstage debauchery will be revealed in the coming weeks. For now, see the Black Wizard performing live on these dates:

w/ Dead Quiet:
6/02/2016 Logan’s Pub – Victoria, BC
6/03/2016 SBC – Vancouver, BC
6/04/2016 Vantopia Fest – Calgary, AB
6/05/2016 Amigo’s – Saskatoon, SK
6/07/2016 The Windsor – Winnipeg, MB
6/08/2016 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
6/10/2016 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
6/11/2016 Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC
6/14/2016 The Capital – Fredericton, NB
6/15/2016 Panic Room – Saint John, NB
6/16/2016 Gus Pub – Halifax, NS
6/17/2016 Esquire Tavern – Moncton, NB
6/18/2016 Le Murdoch – Sherbrooke, QC
6/19/2016 Scanner – Quebec City, QC
6/21/2016 Doors Pub – Hamilton, ON
6/22/2016 Call The Office – London, ON
6/24/2016 North Hill Inn – Brandon, MB
6/25/2016 The Exchange – Regina, SK
6/26/2016 DV8 – Edmonton, AB
6/27/2016 Siksika – Siksika Nation, AB
6/28/2016 The Dirty Jersey – Kamloops, BC

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Ninjaspy Launches Crowd Funding Campaign For New Album

Vancouver, BC’s high flying cross breed of metal and ska, Ninjaspy (a band of brothers literally), is proud to launch a new Indiegogo campaign to record a new full-length album. Drummer Adam Parent comments:

“Today marks the first step towards the making of a new record and we couldn’t be more excited. The campaign is going to bring us closer to our fans in ways we’ve never experienced and frankly it seems appropriate. There should never be a disconnect between artists and people who love their work.”

Ninjaspy’s goal is to raise $10,000 to record, produce and market the album, and fans who donate to the campaign are offered a range of perks. Get full details at Indie GoGo here. You can also catch the band live:

4/4/2014 – Pitt Meadows, BC @ Pitt Meadows Church Hall (All Ages) w/ Guts and Glory
4/5/2014 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater (19+) w/ Nylithia, Harvest The Infection
4/11/2014 – Nanaimo, BC @ Cavalotti Hall (All Ages) w/ Season To Attack, Ellice Blackout
4/12/2014 – Victoria, BC – “RUDEFEST” @ Victoria Event Centre (All Ages + 19+ BEER GARDEN)
4/16/2014 – Kelowna, BC @ The Habitat (19+) w/ To Rise As Kings, Gomorrah
4/17/2014 – Siksika Nation, AB @ Siksika Pow Wow Arbor (All Ages)
4/18/2014 – Saskatoon, SK @ Rock Bottom (19+) w/ Thresh
4/19/2014 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo (18+)
4/21/2014 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Black Pirates Pub (All Ages)
4/23/2014 – Brandon, MB @ North Hill Inn ( 19+)
4/24/2014 – Edmonton, AB @ The Studio (18+) w/ Samandriel, Grounded Star
4/25/2014 – Calgary, AB @ TBA
4/26/2014 – Red Deer, AB @ The Vat Pub (18+) w/ All Else Fails, Illusive Man, Cryptosis
4/27/2014 – Kamloops, BC @ The Dirty Jersey (19+)

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Fen Releases New Video For "A Long Line"

Vancouver’s Fen has partnered up with The Ripple Effect for an exclusive preview of the band’s new video, “A Long Line.” Check out the video right here or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the band’s new album:

“Following up on 2010’s breakout album, Trails Out of Gloom, the band return to their heavier roots with the brand new album, Of Losing Interest! Once again recorded at Creativ Studios with longtime producer, Mike Southworth at the helm, the band have crafted themselves an album that perfectly balances the technical virtuosity of heavy metal with the more down to earth tones of the early 90’s alternative rock movement. Of Losing Interest is available through Nail Distribution in North America, Code 7 in the UK, and Clearspot International in Europe.”

Fen will be hitting the road to begin supporting “Of Losing Interest” this month:

Sept 21st: Kamloops, BC – The Dirty Jersey
Sept 22nd: Salmon Arm, BC – Hideaway Pub
Sept 25th: Calgary, AB – Vern’s Bar
Sept 28th: Prince George, BC – Riley’s Pub
Sept 29th: Dawson Creek, BC – Rockwell’s

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