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Skull Fist

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Below is our complete Skull Fist 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.

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Night Demon Announces U.S. Tour

Ventura California's Night Demon (which signed to Century Media last month) will kick off 2015 with a nationwide tour alongside Skullfist and Elm Street.

Set to release debut album "Curse Of The Damned" on January 27th, the band will wrap up in California headlining the L.A. & Orange County shows celebrating the CD release. Pre-order fino for the album will be up soon.

The band had this to say about the upcoming tour: "The young metal attack is in full force with this touring package. It is an honor for us to be on the road with our contemporaries on our home soil."

1/2/2015 Albany, NY Bogies
1/3/2015 Amityville, NY Amytiville Music Hall
1/4/2015 New York, NY Webster Hall
1/5/2015 Lemonye, PA The Champ Venue
1/6/2015 Providence, RI Firehouse 13
1/7/2015 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
1/9/2015 Chicago, IL Red Line Tap
1/10/2015 Cudahy, WI The Metal Grill
1/11/2015 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
1/12/2015 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
1/13/2015 Lincoln, NE Vega
1/15/2015 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
1/16/2015 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Bar
1/17/2015 Farmington, NM Studio 18
1/18/2015 Albuquerque, NM The Blu Phoenix Venue
1/20/2015 Phoenix, AZ The Nile Theater (upstairs)
1/22/2015 Colton, CA Hub
1/23/2015 Los Angeles, CA Airliner
1/24/2015 Fullerton, CA Riff Haus
1/25/2015 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Club
***NOTE: 1/23 & 1/24 - Night Demon will headline

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Skull Fist Recruits New Drummer

Skull Fist is incredibly happy to announce the band now has an official drummer after two albums were released without a full lineup. Skull Fist comments:

"The band has spent the last 3 years touring with fill-in drummers and now is finally dealt an unexpected punch of luck. We say a punch of luck because Canadian JJ Tartaglia is a serious drum smasher."

Skull Fist is currently on tour in South America and announced the news to fans in Paraguay, who witnessed his first official show with the band. JJ Tartaglia is currently endorsed by Pearl Drums and Ahead Drum Sticks.

The band will be touring Mexico in November and USA in January with more countries to be announced in the near future. More...

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Pit Stories: The Two Towers

Each week we check in with metal bands from nations around the globe to find their favorite mosh pit memories. For this week's Pit Story, Canadian outfit Skull Fist shares the following tale of the "two towers," a fan duo who forced the crowd into on-stage interaction:

Everytime we played in Holland over the last 2 years I always noticed the same two guys in this one city. They were huge huge tall bro's that always used to come out and get totally shitfaced at the shows. I had a few beers with them on multiple occasions but one time we were playing this gig in the Netherlands with Chainsaw and the two huge dudes were there. We started actually calling them the "twin towers" since they were always together and big guys!

I called to them while I was on stage and said "yooooo twin towers!!!!" When I did this they took it as an opportunity haha. They literally just started grabbing people from the crowd and throwing them up on stage. When the people tried to climb off the stage they forced them to stay up there. Within about 3 minutes we had the whole entire crowd up on stage with us rocking and singing along to "Angel Witch" which we used to cover alot.
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Skull Fist Streams "Bad For Good"

Skull Fist is now streaming the song "Bad For Good," which comes off the band's new album "Chasing the Dream." Give it a listen below. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Hour To Live
2. Bad For Good
3. Chasing The Dream
4. Call Of The Wild
5. Sign Of The Warrior
6. You're Gonna Pay (watch the music video here)
7. Don't Stop The Fight
8. Shred´s Not Dead
9. Mean Street Rider More...

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Skull Fist Releases New Music Video

Skull Fist has released a new music video for "Your're Gonna Pay," which can be seen below. The song comes by way of the "Chasing the Dream" album to be released in January, 2014. Pre-orders are available here and the band also comments:

"This track is for those who dream and for those who try to steal those dreams! Power exists for a reason. So use it brothers and sisters!"

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Hour To Live
2. Bad For Good
3. Chasing The Dream
4. Call Of The Wild
5. Sign Of The Warrior
6. You're Gonna Pay
7. Don't Stop The Fight
8. Shred´s Not Dead
9. Mean Street Rider More...

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Skull Fist Streams New Track

Toronto's Skull Fist will release new album "Chasing the Dream" next month, and now the band has released another track from the full-length.

Give "Hour to Live" a listen in the player below. Skull Fist will be hitting the road in Europe with Enforcer in late January (dates available here) and the new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Hour To Live
2. Bad For Good
3. Chasing The Dream
4. Call Of The Wild
5. Sign Of The Warrior
6. You're Gonna Pay
7. Don't Stop The Fight
8. Shred´s Not Dead
9. Mean Street Rider

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Enforcer Announces Headlining Tour

Sweden's Enforce is proud to announce the band's first ever European headlining tour, which will see the Stockholm based foursome hit the road in 2014.

After presenting current record "Death By Fire" to the audiences of the “Hunting Across Europe” tour alongside label mates Grand Magus and British metal veterans Angel Witch in early 2013, the aspiring act has moved up to the next level.

Joining Enforcer on the road will be Canadian metal heads Skull Fist and Dutch group Vanderbuyst.

Stated Enforcer vocalist/guitarist Olof Wikstrand: “It's our first headline tour ever and it's gonna be great to finally give the fans a proper long set including songs from all our three albums. This time we also have the chance to bring much of our stage props, lightning rigs and other things to make the show complete. You can expect hell on earth! Expect the ultimate heavy metal show of the new millennium.” More...

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Skull Fist Streaming New Track "Mean Street Rider"

In advance of the new album "Chasing the Dream," which drops January 10th via NoiseArt Records, Toronto speed metal act Skull Fist is streaming the new track "Mean Street Rider" (which can be heard in the player below).

The track list for "Chasing the Dream" is:

1. Hour To Live
2. Bad For Good
3. Chasing The Dream
4. Call Of The Wild
5. Sign Of The Warrior
6. You're Gonna Pay
7. Don't Stop The Fight
8. Shred´s Not Dead
9. Mean Street Rider

Check out "Mean Street Rider" here: More...

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Skull Fist To Release New Album

Skull Fist's Jackie Slaughter has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album:

"It's what you've always been waiting for! It has new songs. And a different cover. It was recorded at a different studio. It has new guitar solos, and new rhythms. And new bass parts. And new drums. And new lyrics, and different girlish screams. And strange new dead cat vocals."

What the illustruous frontman is trying to say is that Skull Fist didn't bother with experiments, but instead opted once more to deliver timeless heavy metal perfect for every headbanger's party. The band recorded at the Vespa Studios in Toronto, with Slaughter stating: "It's actually owned by the bro who sang in Harem Scarem back in the early 90s! Totally right on. Harry Hess is his name. The album was mixed and mastered by Eric Ratz. We're doing the vocals at Lenz Studios with the same guy that did the last album actually, Dan Tsourounis."

The Canadian jokster explains the near 3-year break in between "Head of the Pack" and "Chasing the Dream" as follows: “Money doesn't grow on trees apparently. We didn't have enough moula when we originally planned to record, so we pushed it back 2 months and then one month later I selfishly decided to break my neck skateboarding which put us out for another 2 months.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. Hour To Live
2. Bad For Good
3. Chasing The Dream
4. Call Of The Wild
5. Sign Of The Warrior
6. You´re Gonna Pay
7. Don´t Stop The Fight
8. Shred´s Not Dead
9. Mean Street Rider

The album will be released on the following dates via NoiseArt Records and will be available as a CD, gatefold vinyl, and digital download:

Germany/Austria/Switzerland: January 10
Spain/Sweden/Norway: January 15
Rest of Europe: January 13
North America: January 14 More...

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Spread The Metal Fest Cut Down To One Day

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:

Suffocation
Kittie
Skull Fist
Augury
Crimson Shadows
Vesperia
Beheading of a King
Deathpoint
Wretchedpain
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.

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Skull Fist Announces Canadian Tour

Toronto's Skull Fist will be setting out for the Canadian "Shred The East" tour this month, kicking it off in Ottawa, ON on August 16th.

Commented the band: "Canada hasn’t been fisted in a while but it can’t handle a whole fisting at once. So the lucky ones on the East are gonna get it first! GET PIST WITH THE FIST."

Dates are as follows:

Aug 16 Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf
Aug 17 Montreal, QC – Frites Alors
Aug 18 Quebec City, QC – Bar La Source
Aug 21 Saint John, NB – Pub Down Under
Aug 22 Fredericton, NB – Lava Vodka Bar
Aug 23 Moncton, NB – Esquire Tavern
Aug 24 Windsor, NS – Community Center
Aug 25 Halifax, NS – Marquee Ballroom
Aug 28 Trois Rivieres, QC – Rock Cafe Le Stage

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Deicide Added To Spread The Metal Fest

Spread The Metal Festival is proud to announce the addition of American death metal band Deicide to its Halifax edition this coming August.

Deicide will be performing the band's only Atlantic Canada show of 2013 on the first day of the fest on August 24th alongside Erimha and Augury among many others at the Marquee Ballroom. Being held on August 24th & 25th, the fest will also feature The Agonist, Skullfist, Black Moor, Deathpoint, The Catalyst, Death Valley Driver, Sanktuary and many more.

All profits from the festival will be donated by Spread the Metal Records to The Heart and Stroke Foundation in order for them to continue their life-saving work.

August 24th:
BOTB Winner - TBA
Severed Reign
Ear To Ear
Cottus
Burnt Church
Terratomb
Deathpoint
The Catalyst
Erimha
Augury
Deicide More...

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Kittie Added To Spread The Metal Fest Lineup

Spread The Metal Festival has added all-female Canadian heavy metal band Kittie to the Toronto line-up, which also includes Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King, and many more.

The bands will be performing to raise funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries.

This year's Toronto edition will be held at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th. Ticket info is available at this location. The lineup will be:

September 7th

BOTB Winner
Evertrapped
Nephelium
Derelict
The Catalyst
Crimson Shadows
Beheading of a King
Augury
Suffocation

September 8th

Answer With Metal
Hallows Die
TBA
Deathpoint
Edge of Attack
Sanktuary
Skull Fist
The Agonist
Kittie More...

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Spread The Metal Fest Reveals More Details

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...

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Spread The Metal Fest Lineup Announced

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.

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Skull Fist Guitarist/Vocalist Hospitalized

Skull Fist guitarist and singer Jackie Slaughter had to be rushed into the hospital after a skateboarding accident earlier this week. Jackie comments:

"I have broken my neck, fractured my skull, broken my cheek bone, fractured my eye socket, got a very bad concussion, cracked my ribs, all at once. Our Mexico tour and dates this month will all be pushed back one month."

Pictures from the accident and more updates from the band can be found at the Skull Fist Facebook profile here. More...

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Skull Fist Posts "Commit To Rock" Video

Skull Fist has released a video for the song "Commit to Rock," which features footage shot during the band's 2012 Japanese tour. Check out the clip below.

Skull Fist's debut album "Head öf the Pack" was released through NoiseArt Records in 2011. You can order the album and merchandise at the brandnew NoiseArt Records shop right here. More...

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Ragnarökkr Metal Fest Lineup Announced

The lineup has now been revealed for the upcoming Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse 2012, which takes place from May 18th - 19th in Joliet, IL. The following bands will be playing the two day fest:

Virgin Steele
Wizard (Germany)
Brocas Helm
Pharaoh
Skull Fist (Canada)
Damien Thorne
Slauter Xstroyes
Blacksmith
A Sound of Thunder
Borrowed Time
Voz
Ancient Creation
Stone Magnum

For more information on the Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse, head over to the festival's official website and Facebook profile.

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Steelwing Announces Tour In Support Of Grand Magus

Swedish metal band Steelwing announced a tour in 2012 in support of Grand Magus. The tour also features Bullet, Skull Fist and Vanderbuyst.

The official announcement reads:

"GRAND MAGUS on tour in January 2012 w/ BULLET, STEELWING, SKULL FIST & VANDERBUYST

"The year 2012 starts right off with a real sensational tour: GRAND MAGUS! These stoner-riff-metal kings from Sweden, who put themselves on the throne of several genres with their latest effort 'Hammer of the North,' will be playing Germany, Belgium, France, Holland and Switzerland. Riffs to bow down to! GRAND MAGUS not only kill on record but also on stage. Watch out for a massive wall of sounds, which will blow you away!

"With them on tour will be their fellow countrymen BULLET and STEELWING. BULLET, who just recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast, are considered to be one of the high hopes of the dirty, fresh and new Hard-Rock wave. STEELWING will amaze you with their guitar playing a la Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, a real eyecatcher onstage and definitely one of the new young crusaders of heavy metal! They will be releasing their brand new album for the tour and live they are in best shape after being on tour with bands such as Blind Guardian, Accept and Sabaton!

"The line-up is completed by the positively insane SKULL FIST from Canada, who were already on tour with BULLET this year and also played the Power of Metal tour just a while ago. Old-school metal which couldn´t be more authentic and real! Their current longplayer „Head öf the Pack“ is out now and was highly acclaimed by both press and fans.

"Dutch VANDERBUYST were a true phenomenon in the underground-rock scene for some time and have now surfaced to take your souls! Live one mighty combo and a killer openening band for a killer tour!

" 'Frost and fire! How much metal can you take? Delivering swedish steel with an iron fist in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, France and Belgium. The Magus is thrilled to have our brothers from Bullet with us on this venture and we promise that no prisoners will be taken!' GRAND MAGUS

" 'We are absolutely stoked to hit the road again after the recordings of our second album, and we couldn't ask for a better line-up for this tour - it's gonna be a true heavy metal assault on the senses! We will of course play some of the classics from our first album but we'll also play a couple of new songs for all you metal marauders to raise your fists and scream along to!' STEELWING

" 'The re-fistening!' SKULL FIST

"GRAND MAGUS Tour
Presented by Rock Hard, Classic Rock, Noizeletter, Piranha, Musix, Metal.de

Grand Magus
Bullet
Steelwing
Skull Fist
Vanderbuyst

TOURDATES
05.01.2012 DE - Munich, Backstage
06.01.2012 DE - Stuttgart, Universum
07.01.2012 CH - Aarau, Kiff
08.01.2012 BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
09.01.2012 FR - Paris, Divan du monde
10.01.2012 DE - Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
11.01.2012 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
12.01.2012 DE - Berlin, K17
13.01.2012 DE - Andernach, Juz
14.01.2012 DE - Essen, Turock
15.01.2012 NL - Tilburg, 013"

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Power of Metal II Tour Ready For September

The Power of Metal Tour, consisting of mega-lineup Sabaton, Grave Digger, Powerwolf and Skull Fist, is set to begin in September 2011.

The tour dates are as follows:

09/07/2011: Vienna, Austria - Arena
09/08/2011: München, Germany - Backstage
09/09/2011: Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
09/10/2011: Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
09/11/2011: Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
09/13/2011: Zürich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
09/14/2011: Saabrücken, Germany - Garage
09/15/2011: Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
09/16/2011: Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
09/09/2011: Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle

For more information, visit the Tour Website.

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