February 2013 Archives

Revised-People_standing_outside_-_lines.jpgMontreal is known for having one of Canada's harshest and coldest winters, and every year it's unfortunate that those who are homeless must endure the reality of living on the street.

Since its conception, Blankfest Quebec has been raising awareness and clothing (over 2,500 items to date) for Montreal's homeless and shelter the Old Brewery Mission.

This year sees the return of the fifth annual charity event with city's music community coming together once again to help those in need. Blankfest Quebec V will be held on March 9th at Piranha Bar (680 Ste. Catherine W.) with blues rockers Vinyl Hero, society fighters Fist of Freedom, metallers Dissension and the politically charged Forbidden Sin.

In addition to the Blankfest Quebec V, the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada will be holding a fundraising brunch at Frite Alors (680 Ste. Catherine W.) the morning of March 9th at 11am to raise funds for the Old Brewery Mission along with a speakers panel on the topic of Charity & Music.

Note: H.M.M.A.C. will be accepting donations of rolled pennies at the brunch for those interested in getting rid of them.

Montreal, QC - Feb 22, 2013

Following the success of the inaugural edition in 2012, Dungeon Works Productions and Evenko are proud to present En Route to Heavy MTL 2013 and the selected twenty bands that will be battling it out over the next five months to win one of two opening slots at this year's 2013 HVY MTL.

Battle 3 of the BOTB will take place on Thursday, March 7th at Les Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent Blvd) with special guest judges Dan Lilker (Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault) & Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) along with local music industry for the death metal night.

Competing bands: Death Metal Night





Event Details:

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/538264052860653/ 

Ticket Purchase: http://www.admission.com/event/en-route-vers-heavy-mtl-2013-bataille-3-tickets/708091 & La Boutique Labyrinthe: 486 Ste. Catherine Ouest

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2022

Time: 8:30PM

Cost: $12 Advance / $15 Door

sponsored by:

Budweiser - http://www.budweiser.ca/
Jagermeister - http://www.jagermeister.ca/
Galaxie - http://www.galaxie.ca/
Revolutionary Longboards - https://www.facebook.com/RevolutionaryLongboards
Godin Guitars - http://www.godinguitars.com/
Delta Hotels - https://www.deltahotels.com/Hotels/Delta-Montreal
Italmélodie - http://www.italmelodie.com/
La Boutique Labyrinthe - http://www.labyrintherock.com/
Slick Styled Steel Tattoo & Piercing - http://www.slickstyledsteel.com/
HMMAC - https://www.facebook.com/HMMACANADA
Absolute Underground Magazine - https://www.facebook.com/groups/10034445807/

For more info, please visit (www.dungeonworksprods.com & http://heavymtl.com/en/jouer-heavy/)

Rounds to come!

Prog/Power/Epic Metal Night:
Transcend - http://www.reverbnation.com/transcendband
Eclipse Prophecy - http://www.facebook.com/eclipseprophecy
Kalter (Quebec City) - http://kalterofficial.com/
Unbeing - http://www.unbeingmusic.com/

Deathcore Night:
Rosewood - http://www.facebook.com/RosewoodMTL
Self Collapse - http://www.reverbnation.com/selfcollapsemetal
Pandora's Wake - http://www.facebook.com/pandoraswake
Death Lullaby - http://www.deathlullaby.com/

The world's most prestigious metal festival, Wacken Open Air, known for its elite lineup of the globe's best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet to Canada. Wacken Metal Battle Canada will be recruiting one independent Canadian band to perform at this year's highly celebrated gathering of metal heads in Wacken, Germany. Searching for the strongest contenders, Metal Battle Canada will showcase Canada's premiere talents for one true champion to represent the nation with highest honor at the Wacken Open Air Festival.

Being held in Toronto, ON and Montreal, QC during the months of May and June, Canadian metal bands from across the country will challenge one another to join a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil,  Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who have performed at the festival in years past.

The W:O:A Metal Battle was founded in 2004 to encourage future generations of heavy metal and rock, as Wacken Open Air believes in supporting the future of metal music and its musicians. 

Submissions for Metal Battle Canada can be completed via the online application at the following link below and will be open from Feb 18th to deadline on March 10th. (Please remember to select the city in which you would like to potentially compete.)


Glenmatlock__POSTER_march281.gifPunk legends Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols and Tommy Ramone of The Ramones will be performing in Montreal on March 28th at Piranha Bar (680 Ste-Catherine Ouest) with their touring show 'Acoustic Anarchy', playing classics for beloved fans along with new solo material.


Rockie Fresh is coming to Montreal on March 5th at Underworld (1403 Rue Ste-Élisabeth) as part of his Electric Highway Tour in promotion of same titled mixtape released via Maybach Music.

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Rockie Fresh, is an American hip hop artist born in Chicago, Illinois signed to Maybach Music Group. He is known for his alternative rock influenced style of hip-hop, and his associations with recording artists Rick RossPatrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, and Joel & Benji Madden of Good Charlotte.

In 2009, Rockie began recording his debut mixtape Rockie's Modern Life in a small recording studio Chicago, IL. During the recording process, he met Andrew Koenig and Andrew Gertler, who became his managers and started APG Music Group, LLC. They released Rockie's Modern Life in December 2009, and followed it up with another mixtape, The Otherside in December 2010.

The success of the projects earned Rockie performances with Rick Ross, Twista, Big Sean, and at Bamboozle Festival, where he met Josh Madden, who would later introduce Rockie to his brothers Joel & Benji Madden of Good Charlotte. Rockie's music also grabbed the attention of Fall Out Boy lead-singer Patrick Stump, whom Rockie has cited as a major influence and has since toured with.

Since the release of The Otherside Rockie has been named one of Metromix's "25 Hottest Artists Under 25" and his music has been featured on The CW's nationally syndicated television show Nikita. He was also featured on Good Charlotte's project The Madden Brothers: Before The Fame according to Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines. In 2012, he released his mixtape Driving 88, which led to his signing with Maybach Music Group on July 12.

On January 21, 2013, he released his fifth mixtape 'Electric Highway', his first imprint under Maybach Music.

Music Video - Electric Highway - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbayZC1-p2s
Event Link - (please feel free to share on facebook and twitter) - https://www.facebook.com/events/478286955540382/
AT CLUB SODA ON Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Rockie Fresh w/

Opening DJ:


Opening Acts:


Ticket Prices: (To Be Announced)
Info or Tickets:
Jon Asher - Music Publicist
C#.514.581.5780[email protected]


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