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Below is our complete Tard 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.
Vancouver metal act Quartered has announced that it has been nominated in the "Best Metal Band" category at this year's first annual Urban Culture Conference. The new awards event has categories based in music, blogs, arts, sports, food, beer, radio and nightlife (amongst many others) which all spotlight distinct Vancouver talent.
You can find the entire list of "Best Metal Band" nominees below and you can also cast your vote, for every category, at this location.
3 Inches of Blood
Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am showcasing Vancouver, Canada’s stellar underground death metal scene, the same city that gave birth to internationally recognized acts such as 3 Inches of Blood, Strapping Young Lad and Bison B.C to name a few. Vancouver though is one city that always has a long list of talented young bands that can easily become metal’s next big discovery.
Death metal and its variances have always been the most dominating metal genre in Vancouver. With quite a few venues catering specifically to the underground metal niche its easy for young bands to flourish. Even with the closure/re-modelling of some of Vancouver’s most iconic metal venues (The Cobalt R.I.P, Pub 340) the underground metal scene refuses to die and becomes bigger each and every year.
First up is Malice Plagued. Quite possibly the most under-rated metal band going in Vancouver today, Malice Plagued is known for their unrelenting dedication to their music and their live performances. With a wide range of influences coming from acts like Rush, Black Sabbath, Testament, Megadeth, Iron Maiden and Death, Malice Plagued has crafted a death-thrash hybrid sound unique to themselves, which is what keeps Vancouver crowds coming back for more after every show. Vocalist/guitarist Kyle Pepin knows what it means to be a proper front-man and can command audiences, shred and perform his distinct vocal style with effortless precision. The band is rounded out by drummer Lance Powell and bassist Kyle Smedley. This three piece death-thrash unit is one to keep an eye on and will surely be turning heads in the metal scene for years to come and should be the next Vancouver metal act to be breaking out to an international audience.
Grinding spastic death metal from Canada featuring Mr. Nasty formerly of Abuse, Tard has signed to Comatose Music. Tard is fronted by Hilary Muff, who according to the releases is "quite possibly the most brutal female vocalist ever." The band's upcoming album is entitled, "Disgorging Guttural Regurgitations of Dismembered Disembowelment and Effluvious Visceral Entrail Secretions With a Side of Emaciated Malignant Lymphatic Putrescence, a Glass of Ensanguined Malodorous Discharge to Drink, and Coagulated Pustular Rectal Seepage for Dessert (With a Cherry on Top)"
4th Annual Lethbridge Deathfest, set to take place this Sept. 9 & 10, has been announced.
Bands include Divinity, Bitchsplitter, Sufferance, Deadcast, Dead Will Rise, Widowmaker , Red Tide, TARD, Crackwhore, Muspellheim, Cadaver Synod plus more.
Tommy G's Pub
425 13th st N
$40 for weekend pass
$20 for Friday only
$30 for Saturday only
Advance tickets for weekend passes only. Single day price at the door only
Tickets will be available soon at the following locations:
Charisma on 5th St., Lethbridge
Also available at Charisma in Calgary 209 - 10 Street NW
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