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/
Complete Festival Pass Available Here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/279311
Day One Passes Available Here:
Day Two Passes Available Here:
BEHEADING OF A KING
Answer With Metal
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/
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
HOW BANDS CAN SHARE THE STAGE:
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.
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