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    ESKIMO CALLBOY have just announced that they will be joining Attack Attack! for The Level Up co-headline U.S. tour. The tour starts on October 12th in Dallas, TX and wraps on November 5th in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets go on sale starting December 10th, HERE:

    w/Attack Attack!
    October 12 – Dallas, TX – Trees
    October 13 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
    October 14 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
    October 15 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
    October 16 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Live
    October 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
    October 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club
    October 20 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
    October 21 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
    October 22 – Portland, OR – Hawthorn
    October 23 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
    October 25 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
    October 26 – Denver, CO – Summit
    October 27 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
    October 28 – Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
    October 29 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
    October 30 – Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater
    October 31 – Fort Wayne, IN – Pieres
    November 1 – Columbus, OH Kings Of Clubs
    November 2 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
    November 3 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
    November 4 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
    November 5 – Brooklyn, NY - Monarch

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  • JOETOWN Pays Homage to AC/DC Anthem and Brings Bagpipes Back to Rock’n’Roll


    Bagpipes & Rock’n’Roll. If not for the venerable Bon Scott & AC/DC these two things would have remained mutually exclusive. But, for Joetown, it served as inspiration for the style and sound of the band to which they are so proud. Joe gave some insight, “Kerry Gollarney (Guitarist and Bagpiper) is a secret weapon! When those pipes come out the crowd goes f’n mental, it’s like a war cry!”. The new single is a remade version of the Bon Scott era AC/DC classic "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" and is complete with video of the band rolling through the city streets in major civic events such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. “The video just happened to work out since we have been doing so many public events, I figured, let’s do it like the original AC/DC video they did through the streets of Melbourne. The song and the video are a way to honor how much the song and lyrics have been an inspiration – they are our musical heroes and I think we capture the spirit of what it is all about.”

    Watch the video for'It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) JOETOWN Version' , here below:

    Frontman Joe Delaney, (also the voice of popular hair rockers Bomber Alley), gives the signal of much more bagpipes in the mix and is excited that the next single is an original tune that features the pipes, “that sound is stuck in my head now and as a songwriter, I hear melody in that register every time, similar to having its a horn section or B3 player.”

    The band will be performing at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Hartford & New Haven Connecticut, USA, March 11th & 12th with a release party at their hometown haunt, Cherry Street Station in Wallingford on St Patrick’s Day, March 17th.

    “Good to see this band called Joetown, from another generation and continent, do a very authentic and respectful retake of the iconic AC/DC video that I was involved in 'Long Way To The Top'," says Michael Browning, AC/DC Manager (1974-1979).

    Chris Slade (Ex-AC/DC) is quoted as saying, ”Great Pipes!” 

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  • BLACK ANVIL Announces North American Live Dates for 2022


    New York City black metal collective BLACK ANVIL have announced several live U.S. and Canadian performances in support of IMMOLATION! The run will kick off on March 15 in Detroit and will conclude with the band's homecoming in New York City on March 19. The full run of BLACK ANVIL's performances can be found below along with ticket links. Tickets are on sale now!

    BLACK ANVIL has been working on their fifth studio album, which will be released by Season of Mist. For a glimpse of what to expect, check out the band's 2017 album, 'As Was,' via Bandcamp HERE: 



    03/15: Detroit, MI @ El Club 

    03/16: Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground 

    03/17: Montreal, QC @ Petite Campus 

    03/18: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium 

    03/19: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza 

    Formed in 2007 in New York City, Black Metal troupe BLACK ANVIL released their debut album, Time Insults the Mind, on Monumentum/Reflections Records in September 2009, and later that year signed to renowned independent label Relapse Records. After a re-release of their acclaimed 2009 debut, BLACK ANVIL unleashed their first proper full-length Triumvirate in September 2010. Recorded with engineer ‘General’ George Fullan (The Rolling Stones, Dream Theater) at Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza’s (Twisted Sister) Diamond Drop Studio on Long Island, NY, Triumvirate received critical acclaim and was hailed as an "all-around monster metal album." Pitchfork even stated, “Black Anvil’s an amazing live band… and their songwriting’s as strong as their stage presence.” 

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  • WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Announces National Winner - BEGUILER - One Band To Rule Them All & Play Wacken Open Air

    One band to rule them all! Down to the final five bands from across the country, the national final for Wacken Metal Battle Canada was held this past Saturday, May 25th in Edmonton, AB at the Starlite Room with regional winners Arrow In The Quiver (Vancouver, BC), Infrastrvctvre (Calgary, AB), Age of Ashes (Edmonton, AB), Beguiler (Toronto, ON) and Red Raven Chaos (Montreal, QC) along with special guest headliners NECHT (Calgary, AB - 2023 National Finalist).

    The night was MC'd by Gord Alexander (Tessitura, Tides of Kharon) and judged by an industry panel that included JJ Tartaglia (Wacken Metal Battle Canada, Boonsdale Records, Skull Fist, Thunderor - Toronto, ON), Luc Lainé (CFLX 95,5 FM - Alerte Metallique - Sherbrooke, QC), Dan Cleary (Striker), Kim Aebly (The Invisible Orange, Vancouver, BC), Dana Zuk (Dana Zuk Photography - Edmonton, AB), Jon Asher (Asher Media Relations - Montreal, QC), Nancy Barnes (Big Nate Productions - Calgary, AB), Celestia Scarlett (Owner/Artist Manager - The Celestial Agency- Calgary, AB) and Steve DC (Strigampire - 2023 National WMBC Winner - Trois-Rivières, QC).

    After each band presented their furious rallying battle performance, the only one that stood out from the rest and is now crowned the 2024 champion is Toronto's Beguiler.

    "The level of the bands this year was very impressive, I am very glad that everyone killed it on stage and played for a full venue in Edmonton. And a massive congrats to Beguiler for being the chosen ones, I expect they will make quite an impression at Wacken," adds WMBC organizer JJ Tartaglia.

    As this year's crowned Canadian champion, Beguiler will now move on to perform as the only independent Canadian band at the International Battle at Wacken Open Air (July 31st – August 3rd), one of the world's most prestigious and largest metal festivals (Attendance of over 80,000 people in Wacken, Germany for over 30 years).​

    Beguiler will receive the following:
    - A slot at the 2024 Wacken Open Air Festival.
    - Full professional backline provided.
    - $1,000 CAD towards flights to Germany.
    - VIP camping at the festival.

    Beguiler joins the list of previous WMBC national winners Strigampire (Trois-Rivières, QC - 2023), The Slyde (Toronto, ON - 2019), Centuries of Decay (Toronto, ON - 2018), Profaner (Hamilton, ON - 2016), Vesperia (Toronto, ON - 2015), Mutank (Montreal, QC - 2014), Crimson Shadows (Toronto, ON - 2013).


    Since 2013, with a pause year in 2017 and 2020 due to COVID-19, Wacken Metal Battle Canada has hosted battles across the country to send one independent metal band to perform at the world’s largest metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany. 2019 saw the festival celebrate its 30th anniversary, but due to Covid, the 2020 and 2021 editions were both canceled. As the metal community regains its strength, Wacken Open Air 2024 will be the 33rd edition of the festival and will be held from July 31st – August 3rd. The 2024 event is already sold out with a line-up that includes Scorpions, Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian, In Extremo, Pain, Beast In Black, and many more. Details here.


    Wacken Metal Battle Canada is part of an international competition that sees bands from across the country battle each other for the chance to win their spot among 29 other countries’ champions, and represent Canada in an international battle of the bands at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival: Wacken Open Air. The battles have been hosted at the festival for over a decade giving independent bands the opportunity to showcase their talents to an international audience along with the chance to win multiple prizes.

    How it works:
    Participating cities will host qualifying rounds plus a city final organized by a local city concert promoter where one band will move forward to the Canadian national final (date and city to be determined). The winner of the national final will move on to perform at the Wacken Open Air 2024 and compete against the winners of 29 other countries in a final global battle. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry representatives.

    Rules for participation:


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