ANVIL, RAZOR, SKULLFIST, VESPERIA, MONARCH WOODS : ROCKIN MAYHEM @ CLUB ABSNITHE

1984 saw the birth of Canada's finest extreme metal outfits, a band whose ideals would not permit compromise, whose conviction would lead to eight releases, and an equal number of years fighting an uphill battle. No mere bandwagoneers, this quartet were out to permanently fuse metal with insane aggression and violence, pummelling listeners with aural and mental fists. This they have undoubtedly achieved, and continue to foster to this day.

Seriously unserious Heavy Metal Dudes Fighting for the Greater Good of Rock! We Quest for World Domination and FOREVER RIDE THE BEAST!

With the new year always come changes and challenges and for Ontario, Canada's Bolero, 2012 has already shaped up to be all about transformation and evolution. Out with the old and in with the new.
After several months of deep thinking and more than half a decade of live shows, line-up changes and the constant shake-ups in the music industry, the four musicians behind Bolero decided it was time for a big move – a change in name and mentality. Ladies, gentlemen and metal Vikings, we present to you, Vesperia.
"This new name for us means 'Of the land of the evening star' and the word 'Vesperia' was one of the proposed names for Canada before our country's name was decided upon," explained Morgan Rider of the chosen name's origins.
Continuing to derive influences from thrash, black metal and traditional folk music, Vesperia are not leaving their epic orchestrations, throat-crushing speed nor ear-piercing guitar riffs behind, rather, they're intensifying each element, adding more energy to their live shows just when fans thought they couldn't get any more amped up and prepping to release their debut album as Vesperia, entitled An Olden Tale.
In celebration of these momentous changes and of the upcoming release, Vesperia will be offering fans a free download of a brand new recording off The Swordsman every week for the upcoming month of May 2012.
Converting listeners and critics across the globe into believers and preachers of symphonic Celtic death metal since 2007, it's clear Vesperia has no plans of slowing down.

Anvil

At fourteen, Toronto school friends Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Forming their band 'Anvil' they went on to become the 'demi-gods of Canadian metal', releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's Metal on Metal. The album influenced a musical generation including the world-dominating bands Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, all of whom went on to sell millions of records.
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Mantis

Mantis combines the hard "British Rock" sound of the seventies with the new brash style of the eighties "Heavy Metal".
The band toured the east coast from 1982-1985 gaining a legion of fans. The original line up of Steven Cermanski, Ira Sherman ,Mike Natalini are back together after 25 years
with newest member Chris Moran on guitar. Mantis will be releasing a full length album in 2016.

Monarch Woods is a Canadian symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist Jonah Kay and vocalist J Ivaree. The band 's lineup was completed by Brian Scheid (bass) Kylie Gallaher (cello) in 2015 and Shareef Hassanien (drums) in 2016.

MW writes concept albums based off of Ivaree's fantasy comic book "Wergild Atlas."

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