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Billy Talent

From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Full Lineup For 2011 Heavy MTL Festival Announced

Death metal veterans Morbid Angel have announced that they will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Heavy MTL festival. Heavy MTL 2011 is set to take place on July 23rd and 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can view the entire festival lineup below.

Saturday, July 23:
DISTURBED
GODSMACK
BILLY TALENT
IN FLAMES
TRIVIUM
MACHINE HEAD
UNEARTH
SUICIDE SILENCE
KINDGOM OF SORROW
ALL SHALL PERISH
RED FANG
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
BLACKGUARD
CRYPTOPSY
DEAD & DIVINE
NECRONOMICON
SLAVES ON DOPE
MASS MURDER MESSIAH
GRIMSKUNK

Sunday, July 24:
KISS
MOTÖRHEAD
MORBID ANGEL
ANNIHILATOR
OPETH
ANTHRAX
CHILDREN OF BODOM
AS I LAY DYING
THE SWORD
TIMES OF GRACE
DEVILDRIVER
DIAMOND HEAD
GIRLSCHOOL
ENDAST
GORGUTS
LAZURUS A.D.
LES GUENILLES
THE CATALYST
ANONYMUS

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2011 "Heavy T.O." Festival Lineup Revealed

The official lineup has been announced for the first ever "Heavy T.O" festival, which is set to take place at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario on July 23rd and 24th, 2011. The following acts have been announced thus far, with more expected to be announced shortly.

Megadeth
Rob Zombie
Billy Talent
Slayer
Anthrax
Opeth
Motorhead
Mastodon
Children Of Bodom
Testament
As I Lay Dying
Baptized In Blood
Anvil
The Sword
Times Of Grace
Melissa Auf der Maur
DevilDriver

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Billy Talent in South Africa

Hilltop Live is happy to announce that Canada`s hottest rock outfit Billy Talent will be performing at Oppikoppi Sexy. Crooked. Teeth Festival on Friday 8 August 2010. Winners of the Juno Award 2010 for “Best Rock Album of the Year”, Billy Talent will be in South Africa for 3 shows in Northam, Cape Town and Durban.

Billy Talent have played sold-out shows in Canada and the United States and had success in Europe as well. They have shared the stage with Green Day, The Black Eyed Peas, Iron Maiden, Santana and many more.

Catch Billy Talent live at:

7 Aug: 3 Arts Centre, Cape Town
Ticket prices:
R150 Presales: www.ticketbreak.co.za
R200 Gate

8 Aug: Oppikoppi. Sexy. Crooked. Teeth. Northam

10 Aug: Wave House, Gateway, Durban
Ticket prices:
R100 pre sales: www.ticketbreak.co.za
R150 gate More...

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Cancer Bats Posts New Music Video Online

CANCER BATS has posted their new video for their cover of the Beastie Boys classic “Sabotage”. If you want to check out the video, head over to this location. In order to see the video Cancer Bats wants you to share their video through Facebook or Twitter.

Lead singer Liam Cormier had the following to say about the video and the use of social networking to spread the video everywhere, “Our new video for Sabotage is up now on the World Wide Web! We wanted to give the video exclusively to all of our fans through our Facebook, twitter and MySpace for all the support they've given us since the beginning. We're all about spreading the word through these sites and our fans cus this is where the real DIY word of mouth spirit still exists these days. It’s like trading tapes back in the day, but now it’s trading digitally with your homies on the other side of the world!” More...

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Cancer Bats Posts New Song Online

CANCER BATS have posted a brand new track on their MySpace page entitled "Scared To Death." The track is taken from the forthcoming album Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones which will be released in the United States and Canada on April 13th.

CANCER BATS also just announced that they will be releasing a digital EP ahead of their album release. The EP will contain the tracks ‘Scared To Death’ and their take on the Beastie Boys’ classic, ‘Sabotage’. It will be available from iTunes as of March 1st. Be sure to check out the April issues of Kerrang, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, and Big Cheese for more on the CANCER BATS. More...

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Poison The Well Announces Tour Dates

Poison The Well announced they plan to hit the road with Billy Talent for a US tour.

Tour dates are as follows:

USA w/ Billy Talent
9.15 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's
9.16 Chicago, IL Metro
9.18 St. Paul, MN Station 4
9.19 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
9.20 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
9.22 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
9.23 Seattle, WA El Corazon
9.25 San Francisco, CA Slim's
9.26 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater
9.27 Pomona, CA The Glass House
9.30 Dallas, TX The Loft
10.2 St Louis, MO Pops
10.3 Columbus, OH The Basement
10.5 Baltimore, MD Recher Theatre
10.7 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
10.8 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre
10.9 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

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