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Below is our complete Black Wizard news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Black Wizard Kicking Off Canadian Tour

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: More...

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Armstrong Metal Fest 2016 Reveals Full Lineup

Armstrong Metal Fest is proud to announce Beyond Creation, Rivers of Nihil, and The Zenith Passage as the final additions to complete this year's 2016 line up featuring a powerhouse of bands from across Western Canada.

The full line up of bands is listed below with schedule of days and times to be announced at a later date. "This is going to be the best line up Armstrong Metalfest has ever had. We have worked hard this year to make ensure the talent is front to back awesome!" comments Jesse Valstat co-organizer of AMF.

Armstrong Metal Fest will be taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. Details and ticket info areavailable here. More...

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Black Wizard Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Posted

Vancouver, Canada-based stoner rock/metal act Black Wizard premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "New Waste", which will be out in stores February 12 via Listenable Records.

Check out now "New Waste" in its entirety below.

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Red Fang Adds More Tour Dates

Portland's Red Fang has announced a new run of North American dates this coming April, which will see the band playing venues across the U.S. West Coast and British Columbia with support from Golden Void, Bison, and Black Wizard on select dates.

Red Fang recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with a trio of Northwestern U.S. performances. The also band returns to the studio later this month, recording the follow-up to "Whales & Leeches" with famed producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Sepultura) and with mixing handled by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Melvins, Tool).

Red Fang will trek from Portland to Robinson's Venice, California studio with two shows en route: Feb. 17 at Jub Jub’s in Reno and Feb. 18 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz. See these upcoming Red Fang tour dates: More...

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Armstrong Metalfest Reveals More Bands

After previously revealing the first six bands last week, Armstrong Metalfest is proud to now announce the next batch of bands for this year's lineup taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena.

The 2016 fest plans to showcase a high caliber of Western Canadian and international bands, which will include this year's best metal winner from the Whammy Awards taking place in Vancouver on February 12th.

Early bird pre-sale tickets are up here and the currently confirmed acts for Armstrong Metalfest 2016 are as follows:

Xul (Vernon, BC)
Trollband (Edmonton, AB/ Vancouver, BC)
Apprentice (Vancouver, BC)
Kataplexis (Calgary, AB)
Dead Asylum (Vancouver, BC)
Leave the Living (Red Deer, AB)
ArkenFire (Kelowna, BC)
Bleed (Edmonton, AB)
Black Wizard (Vancouver, BC)
WMD (Calgary, AB)
Slagduster (Grand Forks, BC)
Cryptic Enslavement (Nanaimo, BC) More...

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Black Wizard Streams "Vivian Girls"

"New Waste" is the forthcoming new long player from Vancouver's heavy metal/stoner rock alchemists Black Wizard. Slated to drop on February 12th, 2016 via Listenable Records, "New Waste" hurls forth nine road-raging tracks of red-eyed, retro-riff worship.

In advance of its release, today you can hear fourth cut, "Vivian Girls," in the player provided below. The "New Waste" track listing is as follows:

1. Revival
2. Harsh Time (streaming here)
3. Laughing and Lost
4. Vivian Girls
5. Eliminator
6. Unnecessary Evil
7. Waiting For
8. The Priest
9. Final Ripper More...

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First Six Bands Announced For Armstrong Metalfest

The Armstrong Metalfest is proud to reveal its first six bands for this year's lineup taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena.

This year's fest plans to showcase a high caliber of Western Canadian and international bands. With more still to be announced, these groups were just confirmed:

ArkenFire (Kelowna, BC)
Bleed (Edmonton, AB)
Black Wizard (Vancouver, BC)
WMD (Calgary, AB)
Slagduster (Grand Forks, BC)
Cryptic Enslavement (Nanaimo, BC) More...

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Black Wizard Streaming "Harsh Time"

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based heavy metal/stoner rock alchemists from Black Wizard are preparing to unleash their latest full-length entitled "New Waste" on February 12th, 2015 via Listenable Records.

Set for release via the band's new label home of Listenable Records next month, the record boasts nine tracks of red-eyed, road-raging, retro-riff worship. As a precursor to its release, today the album's second cut "Harsh Time" is available for streaming.

Elaborates drummer Eugene Parkomenko of the track: "This is one of our favorites. It's a wicked tune that captures the vibe of the whole record. So make sure to crank up the volume and get a drink going, 'cause it's a ripper!"

The "New Waste" track listing is as follows:

1. Revival
2. Harsh Time
3. Laughing and Lost
4. Vivian Girls
5. Eliminator
6. Unnecessary Evil
7. Waiting For
8. The Priest
9. Final Ripper More...

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Anciients Kicking Off New Tour Dates

Vancouver's Anciients is about to embark on a Canadian summer headlining tour. The Bravewords.com sponsored tour begins tomorrow, June 17th in Vancouver, BC, and runs for six weeks from coast to coast.

The tour also includes both Black Cobra and Black Wizard. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

The Juno and Polaris-nominated band Anciients is fresh off its first ever European tour and continues to perform in support of the "Heart of Oak" album (reviewed here). More...

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Riffs Not Riots Charity Gig In Vancouver, BC

The Riffs Not Riots show was an effort by the Vancouver metal community to showcase local talent while emphasizing that while we love our violent music, we don’t condone violence in our streets. The show was a way of protesting against the riot that devastated Vancouver shortly after the Canucks’ loss against the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

The MetalUnderground.com-sponsored event took place on July 13th, 2011, at the Fortune Sound Club, strangely located in the heart of Chinatown. Proceeds went to Canucks for Kids Fund, a nonprofit charity run by the Vancouver Canucks NHL organization. The crowd was a mixed group, ranging from hipsters to an old guy in a fishing cap (he had to be at least 60 or 70) who rocked out until closing. Somehow, the anti-riot theme of the show toned down the moshing as most of the audience just stood and soaked up the tunes. More...

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Metalunderground.com Presents: Riffs Not Riots

Metalunderground.com is thrilled to announce that we will be taking part as a sponsor in an upcoming charity event dubbed "Riffs Not Riots" on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.

Metalunderground.com is joining forces alongside Etnies, Cariboo Brewing, Emerica, Abort Magazine, The Invisible Orange, 99.3 The Fox, Scratch Records and many others to bring "Riffs Not Riots" to the people in an effort to support the victims of the recent riot that took place in Vancouver. The proceeds from the event will go directly to the Canucks For Kids Fund - a nonprofit charity run by the Vancouver Canucks NHL organization.

On the evening of June 15, 2011 a riot broke out in the city of Vancouver following the team's loss in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins. The riot and following looting impacted over 60 Vancouver businesses which suffered millions of dollars in damages and losses. Many courageous and innocent civilians also came under attack from the roaming mobs for taking a stand against the rioters and defending the city in which they live and love. These citizens placed themselves in front of shop windows and others left vulnerable to protect those who could not protect themselves. It is these people that "Riffs Not Riots" aims to thank and appreciate. More...

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