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Nestled in the Okanagan valley, the town of Armstrong has become British Columbia's largest mosh pit. Trembling the Rocky Mountains and creating a gathering of metalheads like no other in Western Canada, Armstrong Metalfest - now in its ninth year - returns with a 2017 line up that metal fans from across country will feast on from sunrise till way past sunset on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena.
This year's headliners include Boston's tech death / thrash titans Revocation, Vancouver's ska-metal champions Ninjaspy, Canadian 80's thrash legends Aggression, and the Broken Neck Radio peoples choice winner Golers among many more from across the country. (full list below)
Festival co-founder Jesse Valstar comments: "The team members of West Metal Entertainment poured their sweat and blood into making this year's line up for Armstrong Metalfest the best year yet! A large portion of this year's line up consists of bands who will be releasing albums in 2017. The fact that so many bands in Canada are able to write and record quality material is a real testament to the thriving metal scene we have. The band submission process is a grueling gauntlet of awesomeness, but personally I love every second I dedicate to the brilliant artists of Canadian Metal!
"I am especially excited to have Revocation on this year's edition of Armstrong Metalfest. Their style is hella fitting for the festival and I know they will be well received! Also, their album 'Great Is Our Sin' is fantastic front to back. I'll be front row center screaming my heart out for sure! More...
Amstrong Metal Fest has been delivering a high caliber of Western Canadian and international bands with the glorious backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in the Okanagan valley for the last eight years.
Today the organizers of the festival are proud to announce the first eight bands to join the 2017 lineup, taking place on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC. Confirmed for the fest are the following:
Odinfist (Armstrong, BC)
Eye of Horus (Edmonton, AB)
Gatekeeper (Vancouver, BC)
Xul (Vernon, BC)
Tales of The Tomb (Edmonton, AB)
Aggression (Vancouver, BC)
Seraphic Nihilist (Prince George, BC)
Gardener (Vernon, BC) More...
The old Canadian thrash metal scene was one of the best and most underrated with bands like Slaughter, Infernal Majesty, Razor, and Aggression leading the way.
Xtreem music has not only re-released Aggression's classic 1987 album "The Full Treatment" but also managed to put out a brand new one: the freshly unveiled "Fragmented Spirit Devils." Listen to the full release below.
1. At Play in the Fields of Satan 01:24
2. Chapel of Horrors 05:41
3. Unleashing the Ghost 04:29
4. Insanity Without Indulgence 02:02
5. Halo of Maggots 03:08
6. Furnace Creek 06:35
7. Dark Shadow Crossing 04:12
8. Strangulation Ejaculation 05:40
9. Evil Pox 2016 04:03
10. Razamanaz 02:56 More...
Canadian thrashers Aggression has inked a worldwide deal (except USA & Canada) with Xtreem Music for the release of the long awaited third studio album "Fragmented Spirit Devils," the first album in 12 years and first since the band reunited again in 2014. "Fragmented Spirit Devils" will be issued November 10th worldwide, except USA & Canada, which will be distributed via Galy Records. Check out "Halo Of Maggots" in the player below.
In 2016, Aggression is a stronger and more brutal incarnation of the band, featuring Brian Langley (ex-Infernal Majesty) on vocals, who adds a bit more death metal approach while still retaining the full raging thrash metal assault.
The tracklist for "Fragmented Spirit Devils" is as follows:
1. At Play in the Fields of Satan
2. Chapel of Horrors
3. Unleashing the Ghost
4. Insanity Without Indulgence
5. Halo of Maggots
6. Furnace Creek
7. Dark Shadow Crossing
8. Strangulation Ejaculation
9. Evil Pox 2016
10. Razamanaz (Feat. Manny Charlton of Nazareth)
Check out "Halo Of Maggots" here: More...
Canadian group Aggression just re-issued cult debut '87 album "The Full Treatment" via Xtreem Music, and you can hear all the tracks below.
John McEntee of Incantation also comments: "Aggression are with out a doubt one of the best thrash metal bands ever. Total bone crushing, pissed off, head banging thrash the way it is supposed to be played. No trendy bullshit here!!!!"
1. Forsaken Survival
2. Frozen Aggressor
3. Green Goblin
4. One For The Woods
5. Dripping Flesh
6. By the Reaping Hook
7. Rotten By Torture
9. The Final Massacre More...
Canadian thrash group Aggression will see cult debut 1987 album "The Full Treatment" re-issued with original artwork for the very first time through Xtreem Music. The label comments:
"Emerged in 1985 together with other legendary Canadian thrash metal acts like Sacrifice, Infernal Majesty, Razor, Armoros, Soothsayer, DBC, etc. Aggression made waves with three demos during '85/'86 and the inclusion of some of these songs in New Renaissance Rec. compilations like 'Thrash Metal Attack' and \Speed Metal Hell II,' until debut full-length 'The Full Treatment' was released on Banzai Records in '87.
"However, the band didn't last too long after that and their popularity couldn't reach higher levels, but this album remains as a true gem for any lover of intense yet catchy thrash metal in the vein of bands like Morbid Saint, Dark Angel, Armoros... who will definitely love this classic!!"
This new edition of "The Full Treatment" will drop October 1st in CD and vinyl. Check out a track below. More...
The Canadian 80's thrashers Aggression will unleash new album "Fragmented Spirit Devils" this coming October, 2016 to follow the 2015 release "Fractured Psyche Demons" (Galy Records).
The album features nine raging thrash tracks along with a cover of Nazareth's 'Razamanaz', which includes a guest guitar solo by Nazareth's Manny Cahrelton. First single "Unleashing The Ghost" can be heard below. The full track listing is:
1. At Play In The Fields Of Satan
2. Chapel Of Horrors
3. Unleashing The Ghost
4. Insanity Without Indulgence
5. Halo Of Maggots
6. Furnace Creek
7. Dark Shadow Crossing
8. Strangulation Ejaculation
9. Evil Pox 2016 A.D.
10. Razamanaz (Nazareth cover featuring Manny Charelton from Nazareth on guest guitar solo) More...
Canadian 80's thrashers Aggression have announced they will be hitting the road this summer for the USA "Demons of West Coast Tour" in support of latest album "Fractured Psyche Demons." The album was released during August 2015 via Galy Records.
Founding member Denis Sasquath Barthe comments: "As the Aggression accelerated journey to hell continues, I couldn't be more excited about our upcoming promotional tour of the USA West Coast hitting cities that have been filled with Aggression fans since day 1. Back in the 80's, we sold most of our demos in the L.A./San Fran market and it will be great to see some of these metal fans out there. Let's thrash the West Coast - old school style!"
In additional news, Aggression is proud to announce a new band member - bassist Martin Meyer (ex-Disciples of Power, Life Against Death) steps in to replace original bass player Yves "Dug" Duguay.
Barthe comments: "The band lives in Vancouver on the West coast. Dug lives in Montreal on the East coast so that was working against us to begin with. We did a tour through Ontario and Quebec with him last spring and I think it was just too much for him. He's been dealing with some health issues for a few years now. We all wish him the best." More...
It's that time of year: put up your hails horns \m/\m/ and get in the mosh pit spirit for Asher Media Relations' latest holiday sampler!
"Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 5" features a stunning 51 tracks and just under four hours of headbanging tunes from bands they've had the honour of doing PR for in 2015. Listen in below, while the full track listing is available after the jump.
With the future leaders of the world going back to their educational institutions, Asher Media Relations is proud to offer a new FREE download compilation of artists the company has worked with this year.
The "Back To School Vol. 1" sampler features over 30 tracks to prep students for a deafening mosh to make those class rooms of higher learning just a bit more bearable! Enjoy the headbanging tunes below, or download your own copy at this location. More...
Celebrating a 30th anniversary with touring across Canada and the USA this year, the 80's thrash band Aggression is not only proud to announce more Canadian dates (listed below), but share the news that a new album will soon see release.
Entitled "Fractured Psyche Demons," the 11 track release will be coming out via Galy Records on August 18th. Founding guitarist Denis Sasquatch Barthe comments:
"Aggression hit the studio last month for the first time since 1987 and we worked with producer Mike Rogerson and engineer Brett Stewart at Vancouver, BC's Harbourside Studio. The outcome was three brand new Aggression songs and a re-recorded version of the group's previously demoed song 'Metal Slaughter.' These four new recordings are set to be released with two other sets of unreleased demos (1985 Demo and the 1986 Demo 'Mutilator') that have been remastered by Mike Rogerson."
Aggression is also pleased to continue its partnership with 1987's "The Full Treatment" album artist Andre "Thrasher" Gibouleau, who came up with the cover art for the new offering "Fractured Psyche Demons." The full track listing is: More...
After celebrating a 30 year anniversary tour in March, Aggression has re-kindled the fire and is hitting the road once again. The band will have not just founding member / guitarist Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe (who reformed the Canadian 80's thrashers) but will also include original bassist Yves "Dug" Duguay.
The Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion tour includes three festival appearances at Alberta's Farmageddon Open Air in June along with BC's Metallion Festival and Montreal's Obscene Extreme Festival in August (all dates listed below).
Yves "Dug" Duguay comments: "Seeing the new version of the band and having a chance to play one show with them already back in March, I had no other options than joining when the chance came up! The new members do a great job helping capture the essence of what Aggression is supposed to be. Seeing them perform brought me right back to the early days. Of course it is nice to be reunited with Denis 'Sasquatch' Barthe too!"
June 5 - Vancouver, BC - Wise Hall & Lounge
June 6 - Victoria, BC - The Cambie
June 12 - Calgary, AB - Overtime Sports Bar
June 14- Ryley, AB - Farmageddon Open Air Festival
August 14 - Vanderhoof, BC - Metallion Festival
August 20 - Quebec City, QC - Bar La Source De La Martiniere
August 21 - Montreal, QC - Obscene Extreme America Festival
August 22 - Jonquiere, QC - Le 4 Barils
August 23 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Rock Cafe Le Stage More...
The Obscene Extreme America mosh pit just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The festival takes place in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd, with the organizers issuing this statement about new confirmations:
"Fatal Flaw - Don’t get fooled by the band name! The only weakness these Montreal crustcore lunatics have is not being able to control the anger & ferocity that goes through their music. Raging crust punk is what you’ll get at OEF America and the only flaw possible is the lack of people in the mosh pit. Don’t make this happen, get your ass in the pit or you will feel the wrath of Fatal Flaw!
"The Drip - They're pissed off & ready to unleash the most barbaric grindcore the east-coast have ever witnessed. Washington State's The Drip deliver merciless fast-paced grind in a non stop onslaught of aggression & intensity. Get ready for a presentation of gruesome poetics while this modern grindcore band spread chaos through their blasting & unhealthy tunes.
"Noisem - Baltimore's Noisem will blast their vicious tunes in such a destructive velocity, it will feel like someone's shredding your fucking face with a cheesegrater. Formerly known as Necropsy, this young band's playing abrasive death metal at a lightning speed, destroying everything in its path. Be apart of the bestial birth of Noisem at OEF!!!
"Homewrecker - Things are going to get ugly at OEF America as Ohio's Homewrecker are back in Montreal with their grinding hardcore harmonies. They will show no mercy as they pummel your face with heavy as hell guitar riffs, punishing vocals & blistering fast drums!"
The previously announced lineup is as follows: More...
And the brutality keeps on coming: Obscene Extreme America has added more bands to this year's line up for its fest taking place from August 20th - 23rd in Montreal, QC. Newly announced this week are the following groups:
Soil Of Ignorance
The previously announced lineup includes:
Department Of Correction
Fuck The Facts
Full Of Hell
M.o.d. Aka Method Of Destruction
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench More...
The recently reformed Canadian outfit Aggression has been slaying stages on the "Forsaken East Coast Survival" tour, and now the band has released a road report for the fans via CrownOfViserys.com.
The U.S. tour kicked off earlier this March at the 2015 edition of Defenders of The Old Festival in Brooklyn, NY. These were Aggression's first series of shows since 2005, where the band reunited at the Montreal Metal Massacre. You can still catch the last night of the tour:
March 23 - Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar
Aggression had this to say about recent tour dates: More...
Read the full article at Crown Of Viserys.
Western Canada's loudest open air metal festival Farmageddon is proud to announce this year's line up for its third annual edition in Ryley, AB (80 KM East of Edmonton) from June 11th - 14th. Farmageddon Open Air organizer Tyson Travnik comments:
"I can't express enough, just how excited we are to present this year's lineup. We truly feel that Farmageddon is being recognized for the international and Canadian talent fans get to experience during an intimate setting while in Alberta's back hills. We focus hard on bringing people's favorite bands to the festival that very rarely make an appearance in Western Canada, and I feel that we've hit the nail on the head for 2015."
This year's line up features headliners Grim Reaper from the UK, American bands Pallbearer and Incantation plus Canadians Into Eternity and Archspire, along with many support bands from Western Canada.
With a 30 year anniversary looming, founding Aggression guitarist Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe has handpicked the finest musicians around him to reform the 80's thrash act for its first U.S. tour this coming March (dates listed below).
The Forsaken East Coast Survival Tour will kick off at the 2015 edition of Defenders of The Old Festival in Brooklyn, NY on March 13th that includes Exciter, Riot V, The Rods and many more. Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe comments:
"There's no way Aggression could have entered the States in the 80's. Now, 30 years later it's amazing that we can make it happen! When we would scream 'Thrash Till Death' we truly meant it. I can't wait to see you all on the Forsaken East Coast Survival Tour!"
Aggression's lineup will feature vocalist Brian Langley from Toronto outfit Infernal Majesty, bassist Darin Wall and guitarist Dave Watson from Vancouver thrash powerhouse Entropia, plus drum maniac Ryan Murray Idris from Expain.
This will be Aggression's first series of shows since 2005, where the group reunited at the Montreal Metal Massacre fest and unleashed the 1986 album "Forgotten Skeleton."
March 13 - The Bell House - Brooklyn, NY (Defenders of The Old Fest III)
March 14 - Black Vulture Gallery - Philadelphia, PA
March 15 - TBA - Boston, MA
March 16 - Nectar's - Burlington, VT
March 17 - TBA
March 18 - TBA - Richmond, VA
March 19 - The Cave - Chapel Hill, NC
March 20 - The Green Lantern - Lexington, KY
March 21 - Quarters - Milwaukee, WI
March 22 - TBA - Detroit, MI
March 23 - The Bug Jar - Rochester, NY More...
The third annual Defenders of the Old Fest, which will be held from March 13-14, 2015 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, has added a third day for Sunday, March 15th featuring Sweden's Nifelheim and Kansas City's Ares Kingdom, plus two more acts to be announced.
The main festival will see headline performances from Riot (n/k/a Riot V) (on Friday, March 13th) and Canadian legends Exciter (back with the original lineup featuring drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler) (on Saturday, March 14th).
The lineups for the now three day festival are as follows:
Friday, March 13th:
Machine of War (Featuring NME's Brian Llapitan to perform "Unholy Death" in its entirety)
Aggression (Canada) (Legendary Speed Metallers from Quebec. First show in the U.S.)
Saturday, March 14th:
Exciter (The First U.S. show with the original Beehler, Johnson, Ricci, line-up in 30 years.They will be performing classics from the first 3 albums)
Brocas Helm (First East Coast show)
With the band's 30 year anniversary looming, founding Aggression guitarist Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe handpicked the players around him to breathe life back into the 80's thrashers for a reformation at the 2015 edition of Defenders of The Old Festival in Brooklyn, NY on March 13th and 14th.
Aggression's lineup will feature vocalist Brian Langley from Toronto thrash metal legends Infernal Majesty, bassist Darin Wall, and guitarist Dave Watson from Vancouver thrash powerhouse Entropia, plus drum maniac Ryan Murray Idris from Expain.
"I always knew that Aggression would come back someday. Life issues kept getting in the way and I moved around a bit. I ran into these musicians and knew they could really pull it off. It's been a long stretch since 1989, but finally it's happening." comments original founding Aggression guitarist Denis 'Sasquatch' Barthe.
This will be Aggression's first show since 2005, where the band reunited at the Montreal Metal Massacre fest and unleashed the un-released 1986 album "Forgotten Skeleton." More...
Metalhit.com has made a thrash metal compilation available for free download via Amazon MP3. Here's the tracklisting for the free compilation:
1. Nocturnal "Hellhunt" (2:35)
2. Victimizer "Tyrants Genocide" (4:22)
3. Atomizer "These Hands Will Never Be Clean" (3:21)
4. Sacred Reich "The American Way" (3:41)
5. Sacrilege "The Fear Within" (4:35)
6. Hirax "Eradicate the Mind" (3:39)
7. Morbid Scream "Morbid Scream" (2:44)
8. Violated "No Chance in Hell" (4:09)
9. Nunslaughter "Raid the Convent" (2:16)
10. Sacrilegio "The Traitor" (4:44)
11. Aggression "Better You Run" (3:10)
12. The Possessed "Pentagram" (live) (3:59)