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Third Chamber has been lurking around the Calgary metal scene for years, biding their time and working tirelessly to bring to you their debut EP “Harvesting Our Decay” on November 22, 2019.

The greasy and chugging death metal is a myriad of genre flavours taking into account the styles and influences of the five musicians who have been gracing stages for decades in their other projects and bands. Now they have come together to produce a mechanical blackened sound with lyrical content that is not for the faint of heart. The band explains:

“Lyrically the songs are based on the current politicized state of the world. Environmentally, economically and socially everything is used by the beating drums of those in power to maintain control and their position. Musically we are aiming to help you cope with said issues by providing an aggressive yet melodic 25 minutes of blackened death metal sure to make you drive faster and work out harder and maybe even help people realize that a 1st world problem is the least of their problems.”

The five-song EP is introduced with the title track as a single which takes a look at how humanity is destroying the environment with constant wars, exploitation of natural resources and endless pollution. As the band quips:

“We’re f*cked and won’t survive the earth once the healing truly begins.”

Watch the ‘Harvesting Our Decay’ lyric video via its exclusive premiere on Ghost Cult Mag HERE.

With influences primarily being old school death metal, Third Chamber adds a spatter of modern death metal aesthetics to the tune of Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, At the Gates, Misery Index and a touch of Napalm Death.

EP pre-order here. (Digital, CD and a limited quantity of hand-numbered cassettes)

Third Chamber will be playing live in Alberta in November and December. Don’t forget your earplugs.

Show Dates:
Nov 23 – Red Deer, AB – The Krossing 
Nov 29 – Medicine Hat, AB – Heartwood Cafe
Nov 30 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room Temple 
Dec 6 – Calgary, AB – Dickens

Track Listing:
1. Parasitic Communion (4:45)
2. Mind Rot (3:05)
3. Choke (4:07)
4. Harvesting Our Decay (4:24)
5. Terror Formed (4:28)
EP Length: 20:51For more info:
ThirdChamber.ca
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Comprised of several musicians with a long history in Calgary’s metal scene, Third Chamber is cooking up a new, yet familiar death metal sound that will nourish even the pickiest of metal enthusiasts.

With death being the main ingredient in their metal melting pot, hints of grindcore and hardcore also stand out amidst flavours of politically charged lyrics. Third Chamber is not music for the soft, besides being musically ferocious, the lyrical content is a brutal reflection of the current state of the world. From negative motivations of religious organizations, the effects of social media on mental distress, the ever-growing pride of ignorance, the exploitation of our natural resources for the profit of the wealthy and the manipulation and lack of actual truth in most media consumed by the ever-growing bewildered herd.

In 2019, Third Chamber is releasing their debut five-track EP “Harvesting Our Decay”.

Calgary’s THIRD CHAMBER Premiere First Single Off Politically Charged EP “Harvesting Our Decay”

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Montreal, QC – October 1, 2019

Armstrong MetalFest 2020 Launches Early Bird Pre-Sale Tickets

Watch the official video recap of AMF 2019 here.
(video created by Mayne Brand Productions)

ARMSTRONG METALFEST is headbanging into their 12th year as British Columbia’s largest, loudest and premier event for extreme music in the Okanagan Valley. Planning their 2020 event for July 17th and 18th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena, ARMSTRONG METALFEST is launching their early bird pre-sale tickets on October 1st for $109 CAD, regular ticket pre-sale price will be set at $145 CAD. At the door price will be $185 CAD. $100 CAD for day pass. Only 100 early bird pre-sale tickets will be made available.

Tickets are only $109 CAD and on sale at the following link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/

All tickets provide general admission and grant access to the festival grounds, camping area and arena from 11:00 AM PST on Friday, July 17, 2020 until 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, July 19, 2020

For day passes, please check out the FAQ for information and pricing: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/about/faq/

2020 Early Entry: 
Want to grab your favourite camp spot and beat the rush of metalheads? Guests are welcome to arrive Thursday, July 16 after 11:00 AM PST.

2020 Camping and Parking: Camping fee is $25 CAD. You are welcome to sleep in your vehicle, RV or trailer. Traveling in an RV? Make sure to reserve your spot so you’re guaranteed a spot that includes water and power hookups. $75 CAD RV registration fee: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/contact/rv-reservations/

Online Support: If you are experiencing any technical issues with placing your ticket order, please email AMF at webmaster@wmentertainment.ca and they will respond as soon as possible with a solution.

The 2019 edition of ARMSTRONG METALFEST featured bands from across Canada, USA and Europe with such notable acts as Origin, Nekrogoblikon, WAKE, Within Destruction, Centuries of Decay and Widow’s Peak among the 30 plus bands who performed during the two days of mountain mosh pitting and camping.


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For 11 years running, West Metal Entertainment and Armstrong Metalfest has not only fostered the talent of hundreds of local bands but brought in well-known, international acts to the quiet, little Canadian town of Armstrong, British Columbia.

Each year up to 700 metalheads from Canada and USA descend into the picturesque Okanagan Valley and under the blistering sun they spend 3 days camping, taking in over 30 bands, participating in wrestling events and scavenger hunts and catching up with their metal family.

The festival has seen such renowned headliners as Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Archspire, and Beyond Creation as well as emerging artists from across North America. At the end of the revelry, the festival disappears without a trace, leaving the landscape as pristine as it has always been.

West Metal Entertainment is a non-profit society that not only puts on Armstrong Metal Festival every year in Armstrong, B.C., but gives bands opportunities to play different venues throughout the region including all-ages shows, to encourage musical passion in kids as well as adults.

What the press is saying:

Kelowna Now: Armstrong Metal Festival Co-founder reflects on a decade of metal – Video Interview here.

CHBC – Global Okanagan: Metalheads celebrate a decade of gathering in Armstrong – Video Interview here.

“In the past, metalheads had to travel to Germany to experience the rush a big festival, such as Wacken Open Air. But local headbangers decided to bring that feeling home with Armstrong Metalfest.” – Vernon Morning Star

“Go Big or Stay at Home: Armstrong has that welcoming feeling for a rock show.” – The Valley Voice

“To witness such a gathering of talent is an absolute privilege, and for that fact alone, I will certainly be returning to Armstrong Metal Fest.” – Beatroute BC

“This festival is now going to be my yearly must-go-to event and if you’re a metal head that hasn’t attended or a curious metal voyeur, do yourself a favour and check it out, you will not regret it.” – Abort Mag

“The Armstrong Metalfest is one such event and has grown from its initial, humble beginnings seven years ago to be a regular mainstay, with its south-central BC location making for a popular summertime destination for fans and bands alike.” – Decibel Mag

Named one of the out-of-town music festivals worth the trip by The Vancouver Sun

“For metalheads, this is a great vacation where groups of all sizes can enjoy their favourite musical genre in a fun, energized environment. Not to mention, the camping!” – The Permanent Rain Press2019 Sponsors / Partners:BC Arts Council Absolute Underground MagA.M.I. Clothing Asher Media Relations Askew’s Foods Broken Neck Radio Exclaim! Metal Master Kingdom Metal Nation Radio PureGrainAudio Rancho Vignola Thrash Wrestling Voets Coffee Nor-Val Rentals 

Armstrong MetalFest 2020 Launches Early Bird Pre-Sale Tickets

Greta Thunberg’s impassioned plea at the United Nations Climate Action Summit last weekexcoriating world leaders took the internet by storm. Now, a new version of the teen environmental activist’s speech — set to death metal— has gone viral.

Among the fans of the adaptation? Thunberg herself.

Titled “Greta Thunberg sings Swedish Death Metal,” the video, created by a musician, sets Thunberg’s speech to harsh guitar chords and distorts the 16-year-old Swedish girl’s voice into a growl.

“This is all wrong,” Thunberg roars in the video as the screen flashes different colors and drums bang.

“I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean.”

The music climaxes each time after Thunberg, holding back tears, asks world leaders: “How dare you?”

The video, uploaded last Wednesday by user John Mollusk, had more than 3.1 million views as of Monday morning. Over the weekend, Thunberg tweeted out a link to it, joking, “I have moved on from this climate thing… From now on I will be doing death metal only!!”

The creator did not immediately return a request for comment from NBC News. But in an interview last week with Rolling Stone magazine, which identified the creator as thrash-metal drummer John Meredith, he said he was prompted to make the video because he agreed with Thunberg’s perspective and also thought her searing language lent itself to metal.

“When I saw her speech, I was very impressed by her passion and outrage,” he told the magazine, adding, “I guess I didn’t really have a specific intent other than to turn her brutal words into a metal song.”

Thunberg is no stranger to having her words turned into music.

Video of Greta Thunberg’s U.N. speech set to death metal music has more than 3 million viewsAnd it was endorsed by the teen environmental activist herself, who joked: “I have moved on from this climate thing… From now on I will be doing death metal only!!”

Photo & Editing Credit Joe Evin

We have the second episode in the “Why This is Metal” series titled “Why Gardening is Metal” starring Winder Marin exclusively on the Metal Lair YouTube Channel.

First of all Winder covers a lot of gardening fun facts that are both informational and interesting paired with the perfect metal accompaniment. These segments are extremely funny, well researched and hilarious to watch. Go check it out now and make sure you like, share, subscribe and comment.

Why Gardening is Metal Starring Winder Marin

Artwork And Photo Credit Joe Evin

Vinyl Lair has launched its YouTube Channel “Metal Lair” and we have the first installment called “Why Sushi is Metal” In the “Why This is Metal Series” starring Winder Marin. Winder delivers a hilarious delivery of fun facts about sushi and metal in a very comical format. If you like to laugh you must watch it. Dont forget to like, share and subscribe!

Why Sushi is Metal Starring Winder Marin

Actor Sid Haig best known for playing Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s Firefly film series has died aged 80

Actor Sid Haig, best known for his portrayal as the vile psychopathic clown Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie‘s Firefly film series has died at age 80.

Haig had been a mainstay of the horror and exploitation b-movie genres beginning in the 1960s. Rising to fame in Jack Hill’s blaxploitation films of the 1970s, Haig had become recognisable more recently thanks to his work with Rob Zombie. 

After suffering a “nasty spell” according a post on his official Instagram account, the cult actor was admitted to hospital a couple of weeks ago. 

Haig was later admitted to the ICU following breathing complications and was kept there under observation. 

The actor couldn’t be present for the premiere of the latest Firefly flick, 3 From Hell, the final instalment of the trilogy of films that follow the twisted Firefly family – beginning with 2003’s House of 1000 Corpses and continuing in 2005’s The Devil’s Rejects

Haig’s wife of 12 years, Susan L. Oberg , announced in a heartfelt message via the actor’s official Instagram earlier today that he had succumbed to his illness, passing away on Saturday September 21, 2019: 

“On Saturday, September 21, 2019, my light, my heart, my true love, my King, the other half of my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm on to the next. He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens. 

“He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be. He adored his family, his friends and his fans. This came as a shock to all of us.

“We, as a family, are asking that our privacy and time to mourn be respected. Sidney Eddie Mosesian 7/14/39 – 9/21/19 Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend. Goodnight, my love. We will find each other again, next time. I love you.”

Rob Zombies latest horror movie, 3 From Hell,which sees Sid Haig starring along side Danny Trejo, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Richard Brake and Dee Wallace, is out now in theatres across the US.

The film is set to arrive on October 14 on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download through Lionsgate UK and will come with a 95-minute making-of documentary titled To Hell And Back and audio commentary from Zombie himself.

Sid Haig aka Captain Spaulding dies age 80

New Album “Rise of The Empire” Out November 8, 2019 via Extreme Metal Music / Rockshots Records

Extreme Metal Music and Ancient Roman metal pioneers ADE are thrilled to open the curtain to their forthcoming album “RISE OF THE EMPIRE”.

The new album’s purpose is to get the listener even more involved in the ancient history of Rome, specifically into the age of Caesar. Still connected to the traditional old-school death metal, “RISE OF THE EMPIRE” delivers a more mature yet aggressive album suitable for old and new generations of fans interested in the Ancient Rome and epic/death metal at its purest. 

The first single “Empire” is available at the following links:
Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/Rfw7ZUVmwQA
Spotify/Deezer: https://backl.ink/62511233
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2lVV2cg

Pre-orders of “RISE OF THE EMPIRE” in Digipak Deluxe Edition are available at Extreme Metal Music online store: http://bit.ly/ADE_preorder

The stunning artwork was created by Fabio Timpanaro, while the album production was handled by Stefano Morabito at ’16th Cellar Studios’ (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance, etc).

Track Listing:
1. Forge the Myth
2. Empire
3. The Gallic Hourglass
4. Chains of Alesia
5. Once The Die Is Cast
6. Gold Roots of War
7. Ptolemy Has To fall
8. Suppress The Riot
9. Veni Vidi Vici
10. The Blithe Ignorance
11. Imperator

For more info:
Extremetalmusic.com
Rockshots.eu
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Extreme Metal Music: ADE (Ancient Roman Death Metal) Announce New Album “Rise of The Empire”; Streaming New Single “Empire”

Posted By Christy Lee

Video footage has surfaced from the band’s recent Knotfest Roadshow showing a Seriously cool elderly woman rocking out complete with earplugs and cane.

She is shown here visibly having a great time enjoying the whole Knotfest experience.
Granny is a Maggot!

Granny is a Maggot! Elderly Woman Rocking Out At A Slipknot Concert

For fans of Halestorm, The Agonist, Jinjer, Evanescence, Killswitch Engage 

JULIET RUIN Premiere Full Album Stream “Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos”

“Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos” Out September 6, 2019

Western Canadian Tour Dates

Edmonton, AB’s JULIET RUIN will be unleashing their first full-length album “Old Stardust, Love and Chaos” on September 6, 2019 to follow their 2017 debut self titled EP. The release promises to be more technical with heavy instrumentation, including some dabbling in low tuned 7 string guitars to create an original sound chock full of catchy hooks that convey a fresh and emotive feel to their heavy music. Lead vocalist Jess Ruin has added more screams, but also more clean techniques with her pop-esque power vocals. Fans of forward-thinking modern metal such as Evanescence, System of a Down, and Killswitch Engage should take special note of this powerful and emotive Canadian band.

Before “Old Stardust, Love and Chaos” is officially out, the band have teamed up with MetalInsider.net for the album’s exclusive full stream HERE.

The band adds: 

“’Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos’ stays true to a lot of our root qualities in terms of catchy hooks and overall groove, but fans can expect a lot of new and even somewhat experimental things on the album as well. Lyrically speaking this album delves into a little bit deeper subject matter than the EP, focusing a lot of personal introspection and mental health, as well as general societal concerns from differing degrees of headspace; from optimism to apathy.”

Digital stream and download will be available on Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Amazon.

Music Video ‘Spite’ here.

Show Dates:
Sept 6 – Edmonton, AB  – The Starlite Room 
Sept 7 – Saskatoon, SK –  Black Cat Tavern
Sept 13 – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s
Sept 14 – Vancouver, BC –  Pat’s Pub
Oct 4  – Red Deer, AB – The Krossing
Oct 5 – Medicine Hat, AB – Liquid Niteclub
Oct 19 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s

Track Listing:
1. Simple Wars (4:54)
2. Spite (3:49)
3. Violent Hands (4:11)
4. Details Kill (4:43)
5. FTW (5:18)
6. Seasons (3:49)  
7. With Only Rage (4:44)  
8. Charlatan (4:12)
9. Stay Gold (3:28)
10. Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos (4:50)
Album Length: 44:03  

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“Juliet Ruin’s sound is comparable to a muddier version of Alexisonfire, with Fleming guiding the songs with her powerful voice while being backed up by Geislinger’s harsh screams and growls…. Juliet Ruin has been gaining more recognition after every concert with its single “Rogue Down” receiving a nomination at the Edmonton Music Awards.” – Vue Weekly (2017)

“Search no further than the Juliet Ruin playbook, it’ll teach you a thing or two. Their hard work and dedication are clearly paying off, and I predict that it won’t be too long until they become a commercial success. Yes, I’m willing to wager on it.” – Ravenkin Photography (2018)

Nominated for Metal Recording of The Year – Ugly Side – Edmonton Music Awards 2018

JULIET RUIN Premiere Full Album Stream “Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos”

Written By Braddon S. Williams aka “The Concert Critic

On this date in history, 8/24/2019, Iron Maiden brought their Legacy Of The Beast Tour to Deer Creek in Noblesville, IN, and what a magnificent show it was!

The Raven Age were the warmup act, and the London based melodic metalcore band seemed to be well received by the early crowd. I didn’t really connect with their style, but have to acknowledge that they had a good mix and professional staging and lights.

I’m sure that one of their guitarists being the son of Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris probably has a lot to do with them being on this prestigious tour. Nonetheless, they played with enthusiasm and youthful energy, and are undoubtedly having the time of their lives on that stage.

After a quick set change, Iron Maiden hit the ground running, unveiling a replica of a World War II Spitfire plane suspended above them as they played a thrilling full throttle aural assault on their classic opener, Aces High.

From the get go, Bruce Dickinson was in perpetual motion, exhorting the capacity crowd of diehard Maiden fans to sing along and share in this larger than life experience.

Dickinson’s voice was a razor edged wonder that night; powerful and still capable of hitting the highest notes of his considerable vocal range.

After Aces High, with the plane being manipulated to appear as if it were in flight and looking at times as if it were about to dive into the crowd, Maiden immediately launched into Where Eagles Dare and then 2 Minutes To Midnight.

Dickinson made a speech and informed us that there would be no new material and that we were basically being treated to a “best of” Maiden set. He said they were originally going to end the show with the plane, but then decided to open with it, and then make everything else better. This drew a roar of approval from the faithful, and it turned out to be a true statement, as the band just kept adding song after song to this incredible display of how to stage an epic heavy metal show.

As a guitarist, I have to say that the triple threat of Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, and Janick Gers were just phenomenal. All three contributed stunning solo work and blended together with harmony lines and the chugging, galloping rhythms that are the hallmark of the Iron Maiden sound.

Steve Harris (bass) and Nicko McBrain (drums) propelled everything with that relentless precision that everything else is built on top of.

Some of the later highlights for me were The Evil That Men Do, Fear Of The Dark, The Number Of The Beast, The Trooper, Flight Of Icarus,and Hallowed Be Thy Name.

Honestly, there wasn’t a weak moment in Maiden’s entire time on stage.

Kudos to the sound man for keeping Dickinson’s voice on top of everything else, for spotlighting each guitarist and making the solos stand out, and for keeping the bottom end full and bright at the same time.

The lights, staging, props, and of course Eddie, were all fantastic as well. All that is left to say is “Up The Irons!”

On This Date in History