Programming Notes:

  • The Welding Room soundcheck/troubleshooting begins at 3:00pm
  • (click here) Listen live on TuneIn Radio for the NUMBER TO CALL
  • Leaving NYC now
  • Pre-show poop then soundcheck




WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – Winners: Round 1 Toronto Qualifying – Fragile Existence and Eternal Eclipse

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce that Fragile Existence and Eclipse Eternal moved forward from their qualifying round and will be performing in the Toronto semi finals taking place on May 31 (Hard Luck Bar) and June 7 (Rivoli).

The second Toronto qualifying round will be taking place on Sunday, May 5 at The Rivoli with Crimson Shadows, Adrenechrome, Dreamers, Pyramid Theorem and round 1 of qualifying in Montreal begins on Thursday, May 9 at Katcombes with Dissension, Bookakee, Warcall, Virulys.

About: The world’s most prestigious metal festivalWacken Open Air, known for its elite line up of the globe’s best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet Wacken Metal Battle to Canada. Recruiting 39 independent Canadian bands after hundreds of submissions to compete, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will select one true champion to represent the nation with highest honour at this summer’s 2013 edition of Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany.

Being held in Toronto, ON and Montreal, QC during the months of May and June, Canadian metal bands from across the country will challenge one another to join a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who have performed at the festival in years past.

The Wacken Metal Battle Canada line up for the qualifying rounds in Toronto & Montreal is as follows and will be judged by a panel of local music industry representatives.

A free download compilation of competing bands is available at the following link – Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 1 –

For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:

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Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN


WACKEN METAL BATTLE w/ Eclipse Eternal, Deathmarch, Fragile Existence, Vernon Howell

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Winners Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Fragile Existence


Eclipse Eternal


WACKEN METAL BATTLE w/ Crimson Shadows, Adrenechrome, Dreamers, Pyramid Theorem

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 8:00pm

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – Montreal – ROUND 1 w/ Dissension, Bookakee, Warcall, Virulys

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 8:30pm

WACKEN METAL BATTLE w/ Warmachine, Mastery, The Unborn Dead, Cecile Monique, Laugh At The Fakes

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 8:00pm

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – Montreal – ROUND 2 w/ Trainwreck Architect, Venomenon, Demise of The Crown, Fallstaf

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 8:30pm

WACKEN METAL BATTLE w/ Nephelium, Spewgore, Empyrean Plague, Answer With Metal, Vesperia

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 8:00pm

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – Montreal – ROUND 3 w/ Through Death, Crosstituition, Murtenscythe, Powered By Death

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 8:30pm

WACKEN METAL BATTLE w/ Panzerfaust, Embracing Soul, This Is Death Valley, Slyde, Cryptik Howling

Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 8:00pm

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – Montreal – ROUND 4 w/ Valfreya, Sanguine Glacialis, Karkaos, Hollow

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 8:30pm

Semi-Finals – Toronto

Friday, May 31 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
Friday, June 7 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON

Semi-Finals – Montreal

Friday, June 7 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC*


Finals – Wacken Metal Battle Canada

Saturday, June 22 – Opera House, Toronto, ON

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THE OCEAN New Album In Stores Today!

Pelagial, the long-awaited new maritime-themed studio endeavor from sound revolutionists THE OCEAN, is available in North America now.  Their deepest and most profound composition to date, Pelagial is a progressive musical journey written, recorded, mixed and to-be-performed-live as one single 53-minute piece of music. Immeasurably heavy both sonically and thematically, Pelagial submerges listeners, quite literally, through all five pelagic depth zones: epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyalpelagic, abyssopelagic, and hadopelagic.

“Where the band was once steeped in sludgy noise/metalcore with orchestral interludes, they’ve become more luxurious, experimental and textural. Pelagial…further continues that shift, working on multi-tiered levels and drawing from DEP-inspired chaos, Opeth-like moods and Between The Buried And Me genre fiddling. It’s an album that strives to be all things at once without crossing into a ‘look-at-me’ mess.” – Decibel Magazine

The aquatic audio adventure begins at the surface of the ocean and plunges in synch with diminishing light and increasing pressure as one dives or sinks deeper into the ocean. Pelagial begins rather light and progressively gets heavier and slows as the band reaches the unfathomable depths of the hadopelagic zone, characterized by complete darkness and a thousandfold increased pressure as compared to surface level.

Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebrö, Sweden, Pelagial will be released as a double CD, which includes a vocal and an instrumental version of the album and will make its way to North American shores today, April 30th, through Metal Blade Records.

Check out the special clip video of the record currently posted at Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION as well as a full stream of the instrumental version, courtesy of Spin MagazineHERE. Order your copy of Pelagial at:

In related news, THE OCEAN will return to North America as part of the 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World. Set to run from July 19 through August 24, the band will appear alongside The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon and more. Official tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The sixth album from German post-metal doombringers THE OCEAN is huge… In the course of the record, tender piano interludes get stomped on by Mastodon-shaped footprints, lush strings work next to bulldozing double-kick work, and, at the end, the submarine crashes at Melvins tempos” – Spin

Pelagial is brilliantly written, expertly executed and filled with the kind of songwriting most bands can only dream of” – Craveonline

Pelagial resonates so deeply because its sonic continuity is matched with shifting, unified composition. The album viscerally depicts the spectrum of submersion while highlighting the musicians’ versatility and cohesion. The band has never written more intriguing music, and THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE has never been a more apt name.” – MetalSucks

“a journey within itself” – Metal Insider

Pelagial may be the record that finally puts them ahead of their peers”  – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Beyond impressive. It’s godly almost; perfectionism to the point that every minute flaw forces you to question whether it’s you or the album that’s to blame. It’s an album with a layered depth rarely found in modern music that never demands your exploration of those depths in order to appreciate the music.” – Axis of Metal

w/ Cult of Luna, Lo!
04/29 Bucharest, RO Silver Church
04/30 Timisoara, RO Daos Club
05/01 Budapest, HU A38
05/02 Innsbruck, AT P.M.K.
05/04 Marburg, DE KFZ
05/05 München, DE Kranhalle
05/06 Stuttgart, DE Universum
05/07 Bielefeld, DE Forum
05/08 Köln, DE Gebäude 9
05/09 Rotterdam, NL Baroeg
05/10 Berlin, DE C-Club

The Summer Slaughter Tour
w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art is Murder
07/19 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballrom
07/20 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
07/21 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory / Constellation Room
07/24 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
07/26 Dallas, TX House of Blues
07/27 Houston, TX House of Blues
07/29 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
07/30 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
07/31 Knoxville, TN Old City Courtyard
08/01 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
08/02 Silver Springs, MD The Filmore Silver Springs
08/03 Worcester, MA The Palladium
08/04 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
08/07 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
08/08 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
08/09 Montreal, QC Metropolis
08/10 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
08/11 Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre
08/12 Chicago , IL House of Blues
08/13 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
08/14 St. Paul, MN Station 4
08/16 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre


OCTiV Release Free Debut Single

(Detroit, MI) – Bass-music live performance DJ/Artist OCTiV released Fatality, a FREE download as his debut single with Detroit-based record label FiXT. The track showcases OCTiV’s signature mix of heavy bass music with live guitar-based production.


OCT!V brings the rock & roll arena show to the party by playing live guitar and midi guitar while performing his own tracks and remixing crowd favorites live on stage. By triggering most all of his recorded synthesis with a six string or midi guitar OCT!V is ushering in a new era for performance oriented bass music.

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Detroit native OCT!V Brings the rock & roll arena show to the party by playing live guitar and midi guitar while performing his own tracks and remixing crowd favorites live on stage. By triggering most all of his recorded synthesis with a six string or midi guitar OCT!V is ushering in a new era for performance oriented bass music.

OCT!V has released singles coast to coast with California label Smashed Beatz and New York based Hood Famous Music and went on to release NOTHING TO HIDE which reached #45 on the Beatport Drum & Bass Charts which coincided with the release of a music video large scale commercial production with Onstar featuring his touch screen guitar and original music.

By pushing the limitations of technology for live performance and live recording capability OCT!V is leading the charge for a new breed of live electronic musicians and gaining new ground at warp speed.

OnStar RemoteLink Powers Latest Track from Detroit music producer OCTiV

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