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Surefire Machine

From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Surefire Machine 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.

SFM Guitarist's Skydiving Tattoo Video Available

On August 11th, Zeke Galt of Canada's Surefire Machine took his band's motto - "Have a good time, All the time" - to a whole new level by getting tattooed while plummeting to the Earth from 11,000 feet in the air. The stunt, aimed at promoting his band took place at the Edmonton Sky Dive Center and witnessed the thrill seeker jumping out of an airplane and getting the initials of his band - SFM - tattooed on his forearm. Adding to the adrenaline, the 'artist' was a professional skydiver and not a professional tattoo artist.

"Everyone's been asking me what could possibly drive someone to jump out of a plane and get tattooed, and the answer is simple: How many people can say they've done something like this? Apparently none in North America, and that feels unbelievable - every time I look at the initials I can't help but be stoked," commented the guitarist and added, " Only problem now is, I don't know what to follow it up with!"

Watch the video below.

Successfully completing the feat, Zeke has set a North American record for the first tandem free fall tattoo as well as a World Record.

Surefire Machine is on their third cross-Canada escapade, titled the "Sinnin’ & Grinnin’" tour, to promote their self titled EP. Dates are as follows, with more to be announced.
Sept. 03 Toronto, ON - The Hide Out
Sept. 05 New Minas, NS - West Side Charlies w/ Disasterman
Sept. 06 Digby, NS - Wharf Rat Biker Rally
Sept. 23 Toronto, ON - The Central - Toronto Independent Music Awards Live Showcase
Oct. 7-10 Toronto, ON - Indie Week (www.indieweek.com)

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Surefire Machine Axeman Attempts Skydiving Tatoo

Following the postponement of Surefire Machine guitarist’s history-making stunt at Edmonton’s Sky Dive Center from July 4th to August 11th - due to uncooperative weather and stolen camera gear - the time has finally come for Zeke to go through with his own version of a Jackass stunt by jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet while getting tattooed.

“The hype surrounding this stunt has been insane and the pressure’s been building,” admits guitarist Zeke. “There’s no backing out now, but I’m completely stoked to see what happens - and to see what’s probably going to be the world’s shakiest tattoo,” he laughs.

As part of SFM’s “Sinnin’ and Grinnin’” tour the tattoo jump, as explained by Zeke, reflects the band’s motto in its entirety: “It's simple - SFM's motto is "Have a Good Time, All the Time" and that's exactly what I'm doing."

Surefire Machine is currently on their third cross-Canadian escapade, perfectly titled the "Sinnin’ & Grinnin’" tour, to promote their self-titled EP.

Surefire Machine "Sinnin’ & Grinnin’" tour dates are as follows, with more dates to be announced:

07-Aug-09 Rimbey, AB The Vault
08-Aug-09 Rimbey, AB The Vault
09-Aug-09 Edmonton, AB Blues On Whyte
12-Aug-09 Saskatoon, SK Buds on Broadway
13-Aug-09 Saskatoon, SK Buds on Broadway
14-Aug-09 Winnipeg, MB The Cavern
03-Sep-09 Toronto, ON The Hide Out
05-Sep-09 New Minas, NS West Side Charlies w/ Disasterman
06-Sep-09 Digby, NS Wharf Rat Biker Rally
23-Sep-09 Toronto, ON

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SureFire Machine Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Toronto’s Surefire Machine are embarking on their third cross Canada tour entitled the "Grinnin & Sinnin" Tour to promote their debut self titled EP.

Guitarist Zeke comments, "We're so hyped to tour again this summer, last year we did the ‘Rock For Your Big Block’ tour and the response was just out of control. This time, I'm telling ya once we hit that road, who knows what unexpected events can happen." More...

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Surefire Machine Nominated For Best Rock EP, Song

Chevy metal rockers SureFire Machine have been nominated for Best Rock EP for their self-titled release “SureFire Machine” and for Best Rock Song for “Not Me.”

SureFire Machine’s self titled EP was produced by up and coming producer John Nazario, who has worked behind the scenes as a mix engineer for projects with Nelly Furtado, Jack Johnson, and Jimmy Eat World.

“We’re super excited about these nominations and very honoured.” Says SFM Guitarist Zeke. “We’ve just returned from our second cross Canada tour and to come back home to Toronto and be nominated is another reason to rock it out all time. John Nazario produced such a great EP, he’s a great producer and his talents are undeniable.”

The 2nd Annual Toronto Exclusive Awards will have a Recognition Night on Wednesday Oct. 22 at the Smiling Buddha Bar, 961 College St. West at 8pm. Toronto winners will be handed their awards certificates at the event. More information can be found at magazineawardsonline.com.

Here are the latest SureFire Machine upcoming tour dates

Oct, 22, 2008 - Montreal, QC - Bar St Laurent 2
Nov 15, 2008 - Fredericton, NB - Vixen's

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Surefire Machine Set to Embark On Canadian Tour

"Chevy metal" band Surefire Machine is embarking on their cross-Canada "Rock For Your Big Block" tour despite their touring van's blown transmission. Here are the planned tour dates:

Sep 6, 2008 - The Roadhouse, Golden, BC
Sep 12, 2008 - Blues on Whyte, Edmonton, AB
Sep 11, 2008 – The Distillery, Calgary, AB
Sep 15, 2008 - Bud's on Broadway, Saskatoon, SK
Sep 16, 2008 - Bud's on Broadway, Saskatoon, SK
Sep 17, 2008 - Bud's on Broadway, Saskatoon, SK
Sep 18 , 2008 – The Tap House, St. Albert, AB
Sep 26, 2008 – Thirsty Dog, Calgary, AB
Sep 30, 2008 – The Club, Regina, SK
Oct 10, 2008 – The Alex, Brantford, ON
Oct 11, 2008 – Club Social, Welland ON
Oct 15, 2008 – Bar St. Laurent 2, Montreal, QC
Oct 18, 2008 – Vixen’s, Fredericton, NB
Oct 22, 2008 – Bar St. Laurent 2, Montreal, QC
Oct 25, 2008 – The Kathedral, Toronto, ON

In related news, you can currently download an MP3 of the band's song "Hot Leaded Woman" or check out more of their material on their MySpace page.

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Surefire Machine Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Toronto metallers, SUREFIRE MACHINE, announces the following west coast Canadian tour dates:

Aug 15, 2008 -The Distillery, Calgary, AB (Alberta CD Release Party)
Aug 17, 2008 - Rose and Crown, Banff, AB
Aug 18, 2008 - The Lyric Golden, BC
Aug 20, 2008 -TBA, Vancouver, BC
Aug 22, 2008 - The Cambie, Nanaimo, BC
Aug 23, 2008 - Rock Camp Festival, Lesquiti Island, BC
Sep 6, 2008 - The Roadhouse, Golden, BC
Sep 12, 2008 - Blues on Whyte, Edmonton, AB
Sep 15, 2008 - Bud's on Broadway, Saskatoon, SK
Sep 16, 2008 - Bud's on Broadway, Saskatoon, SK
Sep 17, 2008 - Bud's on Broadway, Saskatoon, SK

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