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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The Agonist Posts “The Raven Eyes” Music Video

As The Agonist gets ready to hit the road, the band just released a video for “The Raven Eyes,” taken from Napalm Records debut album “Five,” which was released late last year.

Guitarist Danny Marino comments: “Writing this was a departure for Vicky and I but it may have been one of the most rewarding as songwriters. It allowed us to explore sounds and emotions we’ve always wanted to but could never quite get to in a metal setting.

“Also, working with Igor Khoroshev (Yes) really helped bring out the full depth of Vicky’s piano and string arrangements. The lyrics were originally inspired by stories of the renaissance plague doctors. FTB Visuals was able to take these themes and create a modern world storyline with an equally dark overtone that captured the painful emotions in the song.”

The band is currently preparing for a headline Canadian tour starting August 4th in Montreal, QC and running through August 29th in Regina, SK. A complete list of dates can be found after the video.

THE AGONIST:
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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Goatwhore Posts “Chaos Arcane” Lyric Video

“Vengeful Ascension” is the imminent new full-length album from New Orleans’ metal legion Goatwhore. Set to drop on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records worldwide, the band’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

In advance of its release, today the band shares an official lyric video for “Chaos Arcane.” Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s character Nyarlathotep who attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil, the track conveys that sensation of impending doom through sound in a way only Goatwhore can.

Goatwhore recently wrapping up a successful tour with labelmates Amon Amarth. The band will play the Fort Worth Metal Fest at the The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend before taking to the streets again for a near-three-week North American headlining journey from June 9th through July 1st. Support will be provided by Vancouver metallers, Anciients. See all confirmed dates below.

5/27-28/2017 Fort Worth Metal Fest @ The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX

w/ Anciients:
6/09/2017 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
6/10/2017 Backstage Lubbock Depot – Lubbock, TX
6/11/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
6/12/2017 The Green Rom – Flagstaff, AZ
6/14/2017 Stork Club – Oakland, CA
6/15/2017 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
6/16/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
6/20/2017 Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
6/21/2017 Distortion – Calgary, AB
6/22/2017 Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
6/23/2017 Riddell Center – Regina, SK
6/24/2017 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
6/25/2017 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
6/26/2017 The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
6/27/2017 Frankies – Bryan, OH
6/29/2017 George’s Majestic Lounge – Springdale, AR
6/30/2017 Vino’s Brewpub – Little Rock, AR
7/01/2017 Maggie Meyers Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL

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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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Terrifier Gearing Up For Canadian Tour Dates

Vancouver thrash crew Terrifier just announced a mini tour in April along with headlining this year’s 2nd annual CEMR MetalFest in Calgary, AB on April 8th.

The show dates are in support of new album “Weapons of Thrash Destruction,” released in January of this year via Test Your Metal Records. Catch these upcoming Terrifier tour dates:

April 5 – The Royal On Baker – Nelson, BC
April 6 – Smokehouse Bar and Grill – Lethbridge, AB
April 7 – The Forge On Whyte – Edmonton, AB
April 8 – Nite Owl – Calgary, AB – CEMR Metalfest (Headliners)

Other Dates:
April 22 – SBC Restaurant – Vancouver, BC
May 5 – Logan’s Pub – Victoria, BC
July 15 – Hassen Arena – Armstrong, BC – Armstrong MetalFest
August 11 – Brookside Resort – Prince George, BC – Metallion Festival

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Armstrong Metal Fest Announces First Crop Of 2017 Bands

Amstrong Metal Fest has been delivering a high caliber of Western Canadian and international bands with the glorious backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in the Okanagan valley for the last eight years.

Today the organizers of the festival are proud to announce the first eight bands to join the 2017 lineup, taking place on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC. Confirmed for the fest are the following:

Odinfist (Armstrong, BC)
Eye of Horus (Edmonton, AB)
Gatekeeper (Vancouver, BC)
Xul (Vernon, BC)
Tales of The Tomb (Edmonton, AB)
Aggression (Vancouver, BC)
Seraphic Nihilist (Prince George, BC)
Gardener (Vernon, BC)

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Noire Posts New Song “My Name”

Canadian dark metal band Noire is currently streaming “My Name,” taken from upcoming EP “Tracks of the Hunted,” which will be released on July 8th, 2016.

The track is dark with haunting, clean vocals interlaced with acoustic guitar and piano. Starting in early July, Noire will also be hitting the road to support “The Tracks of the Hunted” throughout western Canada, which includes an appearance at Armstrong MetalFest 2016!

You can pre-order “The Tracks of the Hunted” for only $1 at this location and catch the band live on these dates:

July 2 – Winnipeg MB, The Windsor Hotel
July 6 – Calgary AB, Distortion Live Music
July 7 – Edmonton AB, Brixx
July 8 – Vancouver BC, The Astoria
July 9 – Kelowna BC, Muninn’s Post
July 10 – Victoria BC, Logan’s Pub
July 11 – Nanaimo BC, The Cambie
July 14 – Prince George BC, The Art Space
July 15 – 17 Armstrong Metal Fest
July 21 – Red Deer AB, The Vat
July 23 – Regina, TBA

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Abiotic To Tour Canada With Necronomicon And Vesperia

Progressive death metal unit Abiotic will be touring Canada this August alongside the black metal might of Necronomicon and Vesperia for the “Okkults In Canada” tour 2016.

Set to commence on August 4th and level nearly two dozen venues through August 27th, the upcoming trek follows Abiotic’s recent European tour alongside death metal heavyweights, Suffocation and Cattle Decapitation.

Abiotic will be touring in support of the “Casuistry” full-length, issued last year via Metal Blade Records and featuring some of the best metal cover art of 2015.

8/04/2016 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
8/05/2016 Detour Music Hall – St. Catherines, ON
8/06/2016 Windsor Beer Exchange – Windsor, ON
8/07/2016 Call The Office – London, ON
8/09/2016 The Asylum – Sudbury, ON
8/10/2016 TBA – Sault St Marie, ON
8/12/2016 Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
8/13/2016 North Hill Inn – Brandon, MA
8/14/2016 The Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MA
8/15/2016 TBA – Regina, SK
8/16/2016 Inferno Nightclub – Lethbridge, AB
8/17/2016 Filthy’s – Edmonton, AB
8/18/2016 Munins Post – Kelowna, BC
8/19/2016 TBA – Victoria, BC
8/20/2016Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
8/21/2016 Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
8/22/2016 Distortion – Calgary, AB
8/23/2016 O’Brian’s Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
8/24/2016 TBA – Kenora, ON
8/26/2016 The Working Class – Timmins, ON
8/27/2016 The Atria – Oshawa, ON

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Noire Premieres Title-Track From Forthcoming New EP “The Tracks of the Hunted”

Winnipeg-based dark metal band Noire premieres the title-track from the forthcoming new six-track EP named “The Tracks of the Hunted”, which will be out July 8 via Bandcamp.

Check out now “The Tracks of the Hunted” below.

Catch Noire live on these upcoming tour dates:

July 2 – Winnipeg MB, The Windsor Hotel
July 6 – Calgary AB, Distortion Live Music
July 7 – Edmonton AB, Brixx
July 8 – Vancouver BC, The Astoria
July 9 – Penticton BC, The Legion
July 10 – Victoria BC, Logan’s Pub
July 11 – Nanaimo BC, The Cambie
July 14 – Prince George BC, The Art Space
July 15 – 17 Armstrong Metal Fest
July 21 – Red Deer AB, The Vat
July 23 – Regina, TBA

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