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  • Kittie Added To Spread The Metal Non-Profit Festival Line Up; Launches Crowd Funding Campaign And Band Search For Indie Opener w/ Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skullfist & More!


        Spread The Metal Festival announce all-female Canadian heavy metal band Kittie to their Toronto line up, which includes Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King and many more who will perform in raising 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.

    Toronto event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/142645535907013/170312256473674/ 

    Ticket info:

    Complete Festival Pass Available Here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/279311

    Day One Passes Available Here:


    Day Two Passes Available Here:



    September 7th:

    BOTB Winner
    The Catalyst
    Crimson Shadows

    September 8th:

    Answer With Metal
    Hallows Die
    Edge of Attack

    STM Fest 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 Kittie, Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, and many 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."

    In addition, the Halifax edition will be held on August 24th & 25th and also feature The Agonist, Augury, Skullfist, Deathpoint, The Catalyst, Erimha, Death Valley Driver, Sanktuary and many more to be announced at a later date.

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

    Halifax event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/393736497391434/

    August 24th:

    BOTB Winner
    Doom Machine
    Burnt Church
    The Catalyst

    August 25th:

    Ear to Ear
    Death Valley Driver

    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! Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page:


    Band Search For Indie Opener


    Based on a points system, bands interested in performing on the festival will have to share the following link:


    Each "share" on FB of the STM Festival Indiegogo crowd funding campaign = 1 point
    Each ticket sold to the festival = 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.

    So what does the band win?

    The band selected will receive an opening slot at the "Spread the Metal Festival 2013 - Toronto Edition", full backline, get a chance to meet Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, and many more, and have their album reviewed by Spread the Metal Records and other industry reps.

    Bands interested in participating and questions can email info(@)spreadthemetal.com.

    Metal Battle: Perform at the "Spread the Metal Festival 2013 - Toronto Edition": https://www.facebook.com/events/586105598088404/ 
    Metal Battle: Perform at the "Spread the Metal Festival 2013 - Halifax Edition": https://www.facebook.com/events/115461735291210/

    For more info about the festival and Spread The Metal Records, please visit these links:


    Festival Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/SpreadTheMetalFestival

    Toronto Edition - https://www.facebook.com/events/142645535907013/

    Halifax Edition - https://www.facebook.com/events/393736497391434/

    Kiva - www.kiva.org

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  • ALL ELSE FAILS Streaming New Song 'Better Left Undead'; Releasing New EP 'Fucktropolis' July 30th


    (L-R) – Shane Tym – Drums | Barrett Klesko – Lead Vocals / Guitar | Seedy Mitchell – Bass/Backing Vocals | Mike Sands – Guitar (Photo Credit – Tyler J. Branston)

         July 30th 2013 marks the date of All Else Fails' heaviest and most diverse release, 'Fucktropolis' unleashed via Suicidal Bride Records. Heavy with a dark beauty, this highly anticipated five track EP, the band’s 4th release will solidly place All Else Fails amongst the best in their genre.

    The first single 'Better Left Undead' is now streaming at the following links:

    (please feel free to repost and embed on your media outlet)

    Bandcamp: http://allelsefails.bandcamp.com/album/fucktropolis 

    Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/sin_agency/better-left-undead 

    Youtube: http://youtu.be/AgrZVm-QUFw 

    Vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko comments:

    "I'm proud to say that we have never made the same album twice, and this is no exception, easily our heaviest effort to date. This album is not only much heavier, but also much more sonically diverse. It's extremely angry, but it has this grave, dark, beauty to it as well.” 

    Fucktropolis - Track Listing:

    1. AntiMartyr

    2. Better Left Undead

    3. La Demencia Violenta

    4. Obedience At The Altar of Sacrifice

    5. A Most Unwanted Reprieve

       Coming out of Edmonton Alberta Canada, All Else Fails is making a mark around the world for their aggressively dark brand of metal that is breaking the traditional ideals of their genre. Drawing comparisons to bands like As I Lay Dying, the band infuses their music with a variety of elements that includes experimental, Classical, synth lines, and spoken word sampling to accent a unique blend of heavy as hell screams and shiver inducing clean vocals.

    A high energy live show that sets them apart from their peers has garnered them appearances on numerous high level festivals over the years, including Van’s Warped tour, Boonstock and opening spots for artists like Protest the Hero, Cancer Bats, Dayglo Abortions, 3 Inches of Blood, Fear Factory, Threat Signal, Decapitated, Suffocation, and Arise & Ruin.

    The band’s last release received world wide praise from industry publications around the world. With the release of the band’s most recent music video “This Burden of Life” in the fall of 2012, and its addition to rotation on Canada’s Much Music, All Else Fails’ fan base expanded dramatically.

    Music Video - This Burden of Life - http://youtu.be/9IOIWddofYE 

    Music Video - Obsidian Walls - http://youtu.be/MZ4PZuzQq_g 

    Music Video - Rebirth - http://youtu.be/BGov6ji_72s 

    Show Dates:

    July 1 - St. Albert City Hall - St. Albert, AB (St. Albert's Canada Day Youth Event - Outdoors 3:30pm) 

    July 20 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB - Fucktropolis CD Release Party - Show Details

    Aug 24 - Loud As Hell Festival - Drumheller, AB - Show Details

    For more info, please visit these links:



    Twitter: @allelsefailsca 


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    All Else Fails – Fucktropolis – 2013

    Release Date: July 30, 2013

    R.I.Y.L. – Killswitch Engage, In Flames, Alexis On Fire, Cancer Bats, Five Finger Death Punch

    Contacts: PR Rep – Jon Asher – ashermedia@gmail.com

    Radio Promotions – Barbara Pavone – radiotrackingashermedia@gmail.com

    Management / Bookings – Leanne Harrison -  leanne@sinagency.ca

    Tour Dates | AllElseFails.ca  | Facebook Youtube | Myspace

    Reverbnation | CBC Radio 3 |  Twitter  | Sonicbids

    Bandcamp   iTunes   CD Baby   LoudTrax

    Fucktropolis Cover High Res

    1. Anti Martyr

    2. Better Left Dead

    3. La Demencia Violenta

    4. Obedience At The Altar of Sacrifice

    5. A Most Unwanted Reprieve

    “What is also apparent on this third release is not only the sheer creativity of the group, but also its stone cold knack for writing songs designed to permanently embed in the gray matter…There is just something about the band’s songwriting approach; it seems so darn natural and effortless. On “The Oracle” nothing ever sounds forced, formulaic, or identifiable as anyone but ALL ELSE FAILS. Don’t let this one slip past your radar. “  – Blabbermouth.net

    “It would not surprise me in the slightest if you heard this group grace the airwaves from the obscure darkly lit, pubs of Gothenburg to the soundboards of our own local modern rock stations. It seems more than fortunate that these Alberta natives named their album The Oracle because these local talents have clearly seen the future.”  – Edmonton Journal

    “A Monster of a Metal Opus” – The Edmonton Journal

    “All Else Fails have delivered us a brilliant new album”  – Confront Magazine

    “The epic twelve track album [The Oracle] explores their most extraordinary sound to date. Ranging in themes from the apocalypse (‘This World In Flames’, ‘Rebirth’) to drug abuse (‘Fallen’), to religious persecution (‘Monster Eats The Pilot’), to being haunted by the sins of one’s past (‘The House At The End of The World’)” – PureGrainAudio.com

    “Obsidian Walls” is a colossal song” – Planet Mosh

    “”The Oracle” is a highly addictive journey that captures the listener from start to finish.” – SpazioRock.it (Italy)

    “The Oracle is one hell of a powerful album, packed with no end of metal elements, punk edginess and even jazz flourishes . One could make the standard obligatory comparisons to other metal records, but The Oracle defies all traditional categorization. The music is at once darkly visceral and starkly beautiful. In a world of countless “core” clones in the metal scene today, this opus stands out amongst the many. All Else Fails have realized their most compelling yet pulveringing album to date.” – Metalholic Magazine

    “For St Albert-based band, All Else Fails, music is not just an end in and of itself, it’s a means to an end. The trio uses its music to ask questions about some of the bigger issues facing the world, without necessarily drawing concrete conclusions. Preferring to provoke debate than provide answers…” – Vue Weekly – Edmonton

    “ALL ELSE FAILS is a brand of metal that represents brutality, melody, and freshness that is well captured on The Oracle, What Was, Is And Could Have Been.” WeLoveMetal.com

    “…plenty of gems amongst them, including “Twilight Of Mankind,” “Monster Eats The Pilot”, the crushing “Rebirth” and the symphonic/metallic based stand out effort “Obsidian Walls”” – Blistering.com

    “All Else Fails have crafted one of the most diverse sounding albums I’ve heard in a while. The Oracle, What Was Is and Could Have Been refuses to be pigeon-holed into a genre, and that’s why it’s great. Rather than sick to a straight formula, All Else Fails branch out into several genres and bring their sound into the fold to produce some incredibly creative songs.” – The Age Of Metal

    “When it came down to the track list at hand, I can point a few starlets that mesmerized me. I recommend on “This World In Flames”, both electric and acoustic, bone crushing “Rebirth” and “Obsidian Walls”, “Fallen” was a great treat even though it was lyrically heavy, and I even found the last parody “Robots!!! KOLTG” as cool. In addition to the names of the hits, I urge to take a deep listen to the rest while trying to notice the strong connection between the musical diversities and the strong lyrical sense. ALL ELSE FAILS did more than a fine job on those creations.” – Metal-Temple.com

    “The band, out of St. Albert, AB. plays music which brings together classical, progressive and metal elements, to create an orchestral approach to hard driving music” – Yorkton This Week

    “An uncompromising metal album the way they don’t make them anymore” – The Sound Check

    “These guys are wickedly awesome. Both shows last year, the guys tore it up. The CD always finds it’s way to the car on those long trips. If you weren’t at their last few shows, make a point to come out to this one. You won’t be disappointed.” – Baycore.net post by Jolt Entertainment

    Shared Stage w/
    Protest the Hero
    Dayglo Abortions
    Cancer Bats
    Five Finger Death Punch
    3 Inches of Blood
    Fear Factory
    Threat Signal

    Past Festivals & Tours

    2012 – Hell & Highwater Canadian Tour
    2011 – Boonstock (Headliner)
    2011 – Metal Fest 2011 (Edmonton
    2010 – Indie Week
    2010 – Cross Canada Oracle Tour
    2010 – Metal Mountain Fest
    2010 – Western Canada Tour
    2009 – Cross Canada Tour
    2009 – Black Harvest Fest
    2009 – Niagara Music Fest
    2009 – Vans Warp Tour
    2007/08/09 – BandRanch
    2008 – Deathfest

    Awards Nominations

    • 2012 – Nominated – Edmonton Music Awards – Metal Album of Year
    • 2011 – Nominated – Edmonton Music Awards – “Artist to Watch”


    Evertune http://www.evertune.com/

    Indie Guitars
    Knucklehead Guitar Strings

    Suicidal Bride Clothing Co.


    2011 - The Oracle, What Was, Is And Could Have Been

    2009 - Against The Darkening Sky

    2007 - All Else Fails EP

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  • Humorecore Kings PSYCHOSTICK Announce Tour Dates w/ American Head Charge


    (L- R) - Alex “Shmalex” Dontre – Drums | Josh “The J” Key – Guitar | Rob “Rawrb” Kersey – Vocals | Matty J “Moose” – Bass 

       Comedy rockers Psychostick are proud to announce in addition to their current summer dates for 'Blow Your Fingers Off Tour', which includes performances at this year's Rockapalooza, A2 Fest, Breast Fest Biker Bash and Dirtfest. The kings of humorcore will also be supporting American Head Charge for the following August and September dates on the 'Shoot Tour'.

    Psychostick w/ American Head Charge

    August 8 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s ^ 

    August 9 - Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage *
    August 10 - Birch Run, MI @ Dirtfest - Show Details - Buy Tickets

    August 11 – St. Joseph, MI @ Czar’s 505 *
    August 13 – Nashville, TN @ 12th And Porter *
    August 16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room *
    August 17 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar *
    August 18 – Dallas, TX @ Trees *
    August 20 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog *
    August 21 – San Antonio, TX @ Tequila Rock Room *
    August 23 – Sauget, IL @ Pops %
    August 27 – Trenton, NJ @ Championships %
    August 28 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution %
    August 29 – Newark, DE @ Mojo Main %
    August 30 – White Marsh, MD @ House Of Rock %
    August 31 – Albany, NY @ Bogies % - Show Details - Buy Tickets
    September 1 – Syracuse, NY @ Mac’s Bad Art Bar % -
    September 3 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s % - Show Details - Buy Tickets
    September 4 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes % - Show Details - Buy Tickets
    September 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave %

    Additional dates still being confirmed

    * = w/ Psychostick, Willpowerless 
    ^ = w/ Psychostick, Blue Felix, Dead Horse Trauma
    % = w/ Psychostick, Gabriel And The Apocalypse 

    Blow Your Fingers Off Tour *please note don't actually blow your fingers off

    June 21 - Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall - Show Details - Buy Tickets
    June 22 - Jackson, MI @ Rockapalooza - Jackson County Fair Grounds - Show Details - Buy Tickets
    July 5 - Providence, RI @ McNeil's Tavern
    July 6 - Brookfield, CT @ The Room - Show Details - Buy Tickets
    July 12 - Newport, KY @ Thompson House - Show Details - Buy Tickets
    July 13 - Ann Arbor, MI @ A2 Fest - WFC Fairgrounds and Event Center - Show Details - Buy Tickets
    July 14 - St. Joseph, MI @ Czar's 505 - Show Details
    July 16 - La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse - Show Details
    July 18 - St. Cloud, MN @ Bubba's
    July 19 - Spring Lake Park (Minneapolis area), MN @ POV's 65 - Show DetailsBuy Tickets
    July 20 - Pecatonica, IL @ Breast Fest - Winnebago County Fairgrounds - Show Details - Buy Tickets
    August 9 - Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage
    August 10 - Birch Run, MI @ Dirtfest - Show Details - Buy Tickets
    *A2 Fest: HedPE, Taproot, Psychostick, Green Jelly, Chris Webby, The Agonist, It Lies Within, Slaves On Dope, Blue Felix, Motown Rage, Losing September, Almost Kings, SIKLID, XFactor1, Wayland, Prospect Hill, Dead Horse Trauma
    *5th Annual Breast Fest Biker Bash: benefitting the Save The TaTa's Foundation: Drowning Pool, Nonpoint, Pop Evil, Soil, Primer 55, Psychostick, Straight Line Stitch
    *DIRTFEST: Adam Gontier (of 3 Days Grace), Asking Alexandria, Trapt, Pop Evil, Parabelle, Devour The Day, 10 Years, Psychostick, Escape The Fate, Wilson, It Lies Within, Blue Felix, Saint Ridley

    Psychostick released their latest music video 'Dogs Like Socks' earlier this year and can be viewed at the following link.

    'Dogs Like Socks' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swmuqGWgZCc

    dogs like socks by psychostick

    Psychostick's fifth and latest release 'Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D' is now available at the following location here(http://psychostick.com/music)

    For more info, music and tour dates, please visit the following links:




    Music Videos

    Political Bum - http://youtu.be/DNZj2RrrkfI

    Boobs - http://youtu.be/dcYlytyuKsc 

    Do You Want A Taco? - http://youtu.be/k3tcQI5EEiA

    Beer - http://youtu.be/O-jOEAufDQ4 - over 4 million views

    Girl Directions - http://youtu.be/U5_HhqcbF_0


    Most high school friends can’t even stand to look at each other once school’s out, but in the case of vocalist Rob “Rawrb” Kersey and guitarist Josh “The J” Key, they decided to spend even more time together after graduation.

    Harnessing their crazy sense of humor and love of all things metal, they joined forces with drummer Alex “Shmalex” Dontre and bassist  Matty J “Moose” to create Pyschostick, a band they've coined as humorcore. With hilarious lyrics, heavy riffs, notorious stage antics and high-energy performances, the band has caused millions of laughs around the world and hundreds of mosh pits across the US, often simultaneously, since its birth in Phoenix, AZ in 2000.

    Almost 100 percent do-it-yourself, Psychostick never strays from its signature sound, a combination of heavy music Chimaira, Machine Head and Hatebreed would be proud of and wit and humor that would make Tenacious D and Weird Al Yankovic holler with laughter.

    With two full-length albums behind them – “We Couldn’t Think of a Title” and “Sandwich” - the band released their latest record, “Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D,” in 2011, following it up with a tour with Mushroomhead to add to their total count of 21 nationwide tours that have hit 47 states.

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  • ERIDANUS: studio videos released

     - Brazilian heavy metal band ERIDANUS posted videos of their guitars and drums recordings for "HellTherapy", the band's debut album and first work with the new line-up, formed after the band got 2 years on hold. Check out the videos below:

    The album is being recorded in Estúdio Nitro, being produced by Roger Fingle (Blood TearsSeduced by Suicide) and should be released in the second half of 2013.
    Related links:
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  • MetalRecusants.com Releases Free Download Compilation - Chants of Death: Vol. 1; Features Nephelium and Auroch


       Today, Monday 24th June, sees the release of the first ever MetalRecusants digital compilation titled Chants of Death: Vol. 1. After blogging, reviewing, interviewing, reporting from all kinds of events and unearthing talent from the underground for over two years now, it is appropriate that they celebrate with music, which they have covered over this time. The compilation is completely free to stream or download at this location and over at their Bandcamp page. Artwork has been designed by their reviewer Ricardo Esparza.

    Featured in this compilation are bands, which are shaking the foundations of the underground and are hot as lava waiting for you to press play and burn your ears. The full tracklist can be found below and for more information about the bands head over to MetalRecusants.com! They hope they have served you well and that you enjoy these brutal tunes.

    1. Masachist-Drilling the Nerves
    2. Corpse Garden - Burnt by the Light
    3. Gortal- Crimens Sollicitationis
    4. Nephelium - Burial Ground
    5. De Profundis -Dead Inside
    6. Decaying - Code Name Overlord
    7. Sphere -Homo Hereticus
    8. Praesepe –Weakness
    9. Haiduk - Black Wind
    10. Embrional - The Last Step Into Nothingness
    11. Tyrants Blood - Spiral Sea
    12. Deivos - Absolute of Hatred
    13. Annihilation - Sacrifice of Existence
    14. Dismanibus - Blood From A Stone
    15. Into Darkness - Levy 9's Death
    16. Blood Mortized -Unleashing the Hounds
    17. Desolator -Infernal Gathering
    18. Just Before Dawn - As Death Breaks the Surface
    19. Dormant Ordeal - The Animal
    20. Auroch - Slaves to a Flame Undying
    21. Resurgency - Craniums of Slain Disciples
    22. Engulfed - Supreme Lord of Blasphemy
    23. Ectovoid - Splintered Phantasm

    For more MetalRecusants, visit the website, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

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