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Spread The Metal Festival 2013 Reveals More Lineup Details, Seeking New Indie Opener

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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.

The festival is also currently searching for indie band openers, and interested performers can earn a slot by sharing the Indie GoGo link on FB or contributing to the crowd funding campaign. Details are:

Each "share" on FB of the STM Festival Indiegogo crowd funding campaign = 1 point
Each contributor to the campaign inspired by their participating band = 5 points
Each contribution made by a band member from a participating band = 10 points
All participating band members make a contribution = 25 points
The participating band that raises the most money through the campaign = 50 points

When making contributions on the crowd funding page, contributors are urged to add a comment letting STM Records know which participating band they're supporting to help get a spot on the festival lineup.

September 7:

Evertrapped
Answer With Metal
The Catalyst
Deathpoint
Augury
Suffocation

September 8:

Nephelium
Hallows Die
Crimson Shadows
Beheading of a King
Sanktuary
Edge of Attack
Skull Fist
The Agonist

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