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Canadian outfit Deathpoint has issued the following statement about parting ways with the band's drummer and guitarist:
"The band formally announces the departure of drummer Mike Labate and lead guitarist Henry Joldersma from Deathpoint.
"Mike and Henry have both felt that their lives are headed in different directions than where the band is, and have decided to part ways amicably. There is no hostility or bad feelings between any members or management and we would like to wish them both the best of luck on their future.
"Deathpoint will continue to move forward and will have some big announcements very very soon regarding the upcoming music video and tours. Both Mike and Henry will be joining the band on stage for the following dates:
Jan 11 - Statford, ON w/No Honor Amongst Thieves
Jan 16 - Toronto, ON @ Sneeky Dees w/ Death Lullaby
Jan 17 - London, ON @ The Richmond w/Death Lullaby, NHAT
Jan 18 - Hamilton, ON @ The Underground w/Death Lullaby, NHAT, A Sin For A Prayer
Feb 8 - St Catherines, ON
"More to come on the happenings of the band and we ask that all of our fans show their appreciation for Mike and Henry as key contributors of this band for a long time and that we make these last 5 shows as this incarnation of Deathpoint as crazy as we can."
Originally scheduled as a two day fest in Toronto, Spread The Metal Fest will now only be taking place on Saturday, Sept 7th at the Opera House with the following line-up:
Beheading of a King
Answer With Metal
The all-day heavy metal music celebration will be hosted by The Governor, from the "Governor's Ball podcast." All profits are to be donated by Spread the Metal Records to Kiva.org. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the doors, with ticket info available right here.
Spread The Metal Fest is gearing up for upcoming events in both Halifax on August 24th and 25th and Toronto on September 7th and 8th with bands such as Deicide, The Agonist, Skullfist, Black Moor, Deathpoint, Death Valley Driver, Sanktuary, Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Kittie, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King, and many more!
In promotion of these two fests, Spread The Metal Fest is offering fans an aural assault of free metal. Check them out below.
The Halifax edition:
1. Deathpoint - For Your Eyes Only 05:45
2. Doom Machine - Shallow Grave 05:35
3. Evertrapped - Depression Unrest 06:18
4. Malixria - Chrous of Hatred 04:48
5. Sanktuary - Hail The Villain 06:45
6. Severed Reign - Will To Live 03:35
7. Spew - Tube Fed 02:30 More...
The organizers of the Spread The Metal Festival have announced this year's Toronto edition will occur at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th. The fest will see Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist and many more perform in raising funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries. Festival organizer Matt Day comments:
"This is the second of many Spread the Metal Festivals to come, and this one comes to you in the form of Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, and 12 more tearing up The Opera House stage in Toronto. 100% of the profits from the festival are going to Kiva.org in order to fight poverty and eventually injustice around the world. There's a lot in it for fans this year as well though, since they can make off with signed albums, VIP experiences, album downloads and so much more. Now go forth and Spread the Metal."
To compliment the festival, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva. Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival (including some that aren't), guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec. More...
This September 7th and 8th, Spread the Metal Records will host the Spread the Metal Festival in Toronto, ON. The festival will see 100% of its profits donated to Kiva, a non-profit organization, which helps people around the world to lift themselves out of poverty.
Headlining the festival will be Suffocation, with additional headliners to be announced at a later date. Direct support will be provided by The Agonist, Augury and Skull Fist. Additional support bands include Beheading of a King, The Catalyst, Edge of Attack, Deathpoint, Crimson Shadows, Nephelium, Hallows Die, Evertrapped, Answer With Metal, and Sanktuary.
2 day tickets for the festival can be found at this location (individual day passes on sale June 1st).
To complement the festival itself, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.
Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival, guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec! Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page here.
Halifax based Spread The Metal Records is proud to announce the signing of Hamilton, ON's melodic groove metal band Deathpoint for the release of new album "Sinister." The album is set to be unleashed later this year. The band also recently added vocalist Tom Emmans (Odium) to the line up.
Matt Day of STM Records comments: "It seems like anyone can get a Nobel Peace Prize nowadays, but getting signed to STM is a different story. You have to earn it. Deathpoint is the proud new addition to STM's roster and I'm grateful to be given the chance to stand behind their upcoming full length, Sinister."
Deathpoint previously released 2010 debut album "Fixation" and the 2011 follow-up EP "Suffer." The band has been steadily establishing itself in the Ontario metal scene performing alongside bands such as Divine Heresy, Moonspell, Blackguard, Threat Signal, The Agonist, and The Catalyst.
Deathpoint drummer Mike Labate comments on the signing: "We are very excited to sign with Spread The Metal records. We've put in a lot of hard work into making this record and building our name in and around the greater Hamilton area. Also, it is very exciting to work with a label whose key objective is the advance of the band with only success as the objective. Our plan is to make the label proud, and work together to take Deathpoint to the next level."