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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...
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.
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
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.
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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:
Beheading of a King
Answer With Metal
Edge of Attack
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.
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."
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.
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:
Skull Fist (Canada)
A Sound of Thunder
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
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"
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.
Toronto's Skull Fist has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer and guitarist:
"This is it dudes.. It was a long time coming. Finally the shit stick has hit the fan and Alison is gonezo. Don't whine and complain about the lack of chick in skull fist here. help us motha's move forward and continue the fuckin quest mannnnnnn!!!
"Note: the album will still have Alison's drums on it. Shred will not be on it. Jackler did all the guitars. All of the shows coming up are still on. headbangers. everything. we've found filler dudes for now.
"Also note this: Shred has quit as well. They both quit together. Why? Who the fuck knows! But weve already found a guitar player for skull fist. We will announce it soon enough. but right now.. A DRUMMMERRRR!"
Anyone interested in applying for the open drummer position can find information on the requirements at this location.
Swedish heavy metal act Enforcer recently confirmed a European tour with fellow countrymen Bullet, along with Canada's Skull Fist. Enforcer and Bullet will be co-headlining the tour, which kicks off on April 7th in Hamburg, Germany.
Enforcer front man Olof Wikstrand commented:
"After a great success in the far east, we now take our forces back to Europe for a short run before the summer along with our fellows from Bullet and Skull Fist. This time we will play a few more songs than last time, both new and old, and we'll also take our show to new, extreme and aggressive heights. Look out, beware, when the full moon's high and bright!"
The band's upcoming shows are as follows:
ENFORCER w/ BULLET, SKULL FIST
Apr. 07 - Hamburg, DE - Marx
Apr. 08 - Osnabrück, DE - Bastard Club
Apr. 09 - Essen, DE - Turock
Apr. 10 - Kerkrade, NL - Rock Temple
Apr. 11 - London, UK - Underworld
Apr. 12 - Köln, DE - Underground
Apr. 13 - Weinheim, DE - Cafe Central
Apr. 14 - Berlin, DE - K17
Apr. 15 - Torun, PL - Od Nowa
Apr. 16 - Warsaw, PL - Progresja
Apr. 17 - Wien, AT - Escape
Apr. 18 - München, DE - Backstage
Apr. 19 - Ludwigsburg, DE - Rock Fabrik
Apr. 20 - Zürich, CH - Dynamo
Apr. 21 - Leipzig, DE - Hellraiser
Apr. 22 - Rotterdam, NL - Baroeg Club
Apr. 23 - Vosselaar, BE - Biebob
Apr. 30 - Königshofen, DE - Keep It True Festival
Jun. 04 - Falun, SE - Rockstad Falun
Jun. 10/11 - Gelsenkirchen, DE - Rock Hard Festival
Jul. 22 - Pößneck, DE - Hell's Pleasure Metalfest
Toronto, Canada's Skull Fist has been touring in support of their debut EP, entitled "Heavier Than Metal," which was released earlier this year. The band will head to Europe in January to play Headbangers Open Air, Metal Assault and Up The Hammers among other shows.
Here are the latest Skull Fist tour dates according to the band's MySpace page:
Sep 3 2010 8:30P The City Hotel belleville, ontario, CANADA
Sep 16 2010 9:30P Wreckroom w/ RAVEN + CAULDRON Toronto, ON, CANADA
Sep 25 2010 9:30P The Diezel Room Oshawa, ontario, CANADA
Nov 13 2010 6:30P Quebec Metal Fest " A limperial de quebec" Quebec City, ON, CANADA
Jan 4 2011 8:00P EUROPE TOUR TBA Europe!, asdf, GERMANY
Jan 8 2011 7:00P METAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL Wurzburg, Germany, GERMANY
Mar 11 2011 6:00P Up the Hammers Fest Athens, greece, GREECE
Jul 28 2011 4:30P Headbangers Open Air 2011 Hamburg, asd, GERMANY
Check out several songs on their MySpace player as well.