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Heavy Montreal Finalizes Daily Schedule!

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Heavy Montréal, presented by Molson Canadian, produced by the event experts at evenko, and held at  Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 7, 8 and 9, is just days away (Where did the summer go?? At least there’s no reason to complain how time flies since August brings Heavy, by far one of the highlights of the summer!) and the schedule for this hard rock and metal  experience ~ featuring a jaw-dropping line-up ~ is ready!  What?  You don’t have your tickets yet?  Well, you’re in luck, there is still time to purchase them at heavymontreal.com… But you’d better act fast before the “Sold Out” banner goes up!

 

 

Revocation

Revocation, photo by Evil Robb for FW

Before we share the schedule (and as we advise every year [if you missed our coverage from last year, stop by here and here when you get a chance] , it really does pay to have a plan before you arrive), there are a few updates to pass on: Venom IncRevocationBeyond Creation have been added to the Friday lineup, Ion Dissonance is joining the Saturday lineup, and Exes For Eyes is now on the bill for Sunday.

 

Much to the dismay to those of us who always look forward to seeing Mastodon, the band has had to cancel their Heavy Montreal performance due to a personal family matter.  We know you join us in wishing the band all the best. Periphery, Pentagram and Intervals will also not be performing as previously scheduled.

 

Mastodon...maybe next year?

Mastodon…maybe next year? Photo by Frank Poulin for FW

 

 

Alright, here are the daily/hourly/by stage schedules that you’re going to want to check out now and then keep with you during the entire festival (click to enlarge image):

 

Heavy schedule

 

 

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Other Events Presented by Heavy Montréal

 

Heavy Montreal makes a point of getting the excitement for the festival itself building in a big way with a whole variety of events starting in July and continuing ‘til literally the day before the official kickoff of HM, and then makes sure that even after giving the crowd full days-into-night of headbanging heaven, they keep the energy going with don’t miss after-parties that no matter how tired you are, somehow manage to get your adrenaline pumping full force. They produce shows long after Heavy comes to an end as well, and you can keep track of those by clicking here.  There’s lots of good stuff on tap, so have a look at the below…

 
HEAVY TRIVIA NIGHT IN QUEBEC 

On July 24 at 8pm
Bar L’anti
1 free beer for the 50 first guests
Prizes to win:  Festival Passes, Show tickets, Merch items 
Maximum of 4 people per team
FREE! 

GrimGRIMPOSIUM

Heavy Montreal is proud to collaborate with Vivek Venkatesh ~ Associate Professor of Education at Concordia University, and David Hall ~ filmmaker, publisher and owner of Handshake, Inc. ~ to co-present the 2015 edition of Grimposium on August 4, 5 and 6.

Grimposium will bring together key players in the global metal scene including musicians, journalists, visual artists, writers, filmmakers and fans of heavy music at events hosted both at Concordia University and Katacombes bar. Watch the teaser here

 

Here are the events presented as part of Grimposium: 

MIGRATORS

August 2 to 9  
Concordia University – Grey Nuns Building 
An art exhibition by Dan Seagrave of his Migrators series.

An art exhibit by Filip Ivanovic
An art exhibit by Kim Holm
 
MASS HYSTERIA and guests

Monday, August 3 at 8pm 
Foufounes électriques
Tickets in advance: $16
At the door: $20

 
MOTHER SATAN DON’T PUT OUT THE LIGHT

Tuesday, August 4 at 6pm  
Katacombes bar
A Canadian premier screening of David Hall’s feature narrative film, scored by Mick Barr of Krallice.

Admission is FREE.

 
ASPHALT GRAVES

Tuesday, August 4 at 6pm  
Katacombes
A FREE world premiere listening session featuring Jason Netherton of Misery Index.

 

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KEVIN HUFNAGEL

Tuesday, August 4 at 6pm  
Katacombes
A FREE solo acoustic show by Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts and Dysrhythmia)

 
STARLIGHT RITUAL

Tuesday, August 4 at 6pm  
Katacombes
World premiere show of apocalyptic astral metal from the Montreal quintet
Admission is FREE.

 
CARDINAL WYRM

Tuesday, August 4 at 6pm  
Katacombes
FREE Canadian premier show of the Bay Area doom trio

 
LOVECRAFT READING BY KIM HOLM

Wednesday, August 5 at 3pm
Concordia University ~ Grey Nuns Building
A reading accompanied by live music by Nate Verrill (Cardinal Wyrm) and Kim Holm’s visual art projections. Hosted by Jason Wallin (University of Alberta).  There is NO CHARGE for this event.

 

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PANELS

 

PuertoWednesday, August 5, all FREE and all held at Concordia University – Cinema VA -114

 
5pm: Non-conventional press / Underground label management

W/ Dave Sweetapple (Tee Pee Records,Vermont) / David Hall (Handshake, Inc. ~ Ontario) / Kristine Knapskog (Karisma & Dark Essence Records ~ Norway)

 
6pm: Contemporary issues in metal journalism

W/ Kim Kelly (Noisey, Vice), Natalie Walschots (Exclaim!), Albert Mudrian (Decibel), Kristine Knapskog (Karisma & Dark Essence Records ~ Norway), Stéphane Giroux (CTV Montreal)

 
7pm: The Distorted Island: Heavy Metal and Community in Puerto Rico

The Canadian premier screening of the acclaimed documentary which explores the development and survival of a small yet extremely active metal scene on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. You will never see the Caribbean in the same way! Screening includes a Q&A with producer Nelson Varas-Diaz (University of Puerto Rico).

 

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Wednesday, August 5 at 7:30pm
W/ Animals As Leaders and The Contortionist
Club Soda
Tickets: $35

 

Between the Buried and Me (L), Animals as Leaders (R), photos by Frank Poulin for FW

Between the Buried and Me (L), Animals as Leaders (R), photos by Frank Poulin for FW

 
THE FUTURE OF EXTREME METAL

Thursday, August 6 at 4pm 
Katacombes
A FREE discussion with Albert Mudrian (Decibel, USA), Jason Netherton (Misery Index, USA), Alexis Sevenier (Band Manager, FR) and Luc Lemay (Gorguts, CA); hosted by Vivek Venkatesh

 

MarkyMARKY RAMONE – Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As A Ramone

Thursday, August 6 at 7pm @ Centre PHI 
Book launch and signing with the legendary Marky Ramone followed by a live interview with Kim Kelly (Noisey, Vice).

 
GORGUTS

W/ Teramibil and Hybreed Chaos
Thursday, August 6 at 8pm
Katacombes
Tickets: $10

 

 

HEAVY MONTREAL OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTIES

 

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FAT WRECKED FOR 25 YEARS

NOFX, photo by Frank Poulin for FW

NOFX, photo by Frank Poulin for FW

W/ NOFX, $WINGIN’ UTTER$, MASKED INTRUDER and many more! 
Friday, August 7 at 9pm @ Métropolis
Tickets: $37 to $52 ~ click here to purchase 

 
FAT WRECKED FOR 25 YEARS

W/ LAGWAGON, STRUNG OUT, THE FLATLINERS, TOYGUITAR and many more! 
Saturday, August 8 at 9pm @ Métropolis
Tickets: $37 to $52, click here to purchase 

 

We’ll be starting our immersion into all that is Heavy Montreal on August 5, so if you see us out and about anytime and anywhere ‘til the very last second of the Festival, come hang out for a few minutes!

 

Now to get you even more into the Heavy Montreal mindset, here are a few videos from some of the artists performing this year…crank ‘em up and enjoy!

 

Bullet for My Valentine, photo by SethM for FW

Bullet for My Valentine, photo by SethM for FW

“Party Hard” by Andrew W.K.  

 

“Obsolete Absolute” by Lagwagon  

 

“Tears Don’t Fall” by Bullet for My Valentine 

 

“Bleed” by Meshuggah 

 

 

 

A few simple tips to follow for the best HM experience possible:

 

You can now reserve your lockers for HM2015 to keep your personal effects safe and dry at the festival! Just click here

 

Note that that First Nations Headdresses are not permitted at the festival out of respect for their spiritual and cultural significance in the native communities.

 

heavy waterIf you bring your own reusable bottle, you can fill it at one of the many on-site water stations

 

It’s often hot and humid as hell during the day, but once the sun goes down, it gets COLD…so either bring a jacket/hoody with you or buy one on-site (but keep in mind that some of the merch vendors close before the end of the night, so you can’t always find something warm).

 

Probably goes without saying, but just in case there are any of you out there who plan on trying to look your best for the main part of the festival and think you’ll be fine in those sexy high heels or brand new Italian loafers…BAD IDEA!  Choose comfort over all else and remember that if there’s a downpour (and you may laugh, but pop one of those dollar see-through ponchos into a purse or back pocket), those stilettos are going to become your worst enemy and leather man-loafers will be history, that you’re going to be doing a LOT of walking (or running to get to a stage all the way across the venue), and that it’s all about the music, the experience you get to share with old or new friends, and no-one gives a shit what you’re wearing or if you have on make-up and just got your hair done.  Just think comfort, hydration, sunscreen, and a hoody…the music, venue, and fellow headbangers will take care of the rest!  See you soon in Montreal!!

 

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