Orange Goblin, Lionize, Scorpion Child
11 Polson St.
Toronto, ON, M5A 1A4
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
CLUTCH – Neil Fallon (Vocals/Guitar), Tim Sult (Guitar), Dan Maines (Bass) and Jean-Paul Gaster (Drums/Percussion)
Maryland rockers Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the 4 original members got together in high school. Having been tagged hard rock, blues rock, southern stoner rock and alternative metal by press and fans across the world alike it is safe to say one thing… “What you see is what you get”, and what you get is a musical force that has been best described as the quintessential American Rock Band. The band quickly became known for their relentless touring schedules, playing shows at whiskey stained 2 door venues in the hills of West Virginia to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver. Whatever the venue, and where ever rock fans congregate Clutch will play there with the likes of Therapy? to Iron Maiden, from Marilyn Manson to Thin Lizzy, Coheed and Cambria to Motörhead. What has come of it is a cult like fan base and praises from some unlikely peers. Their music has been featured as the official goal song for the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks to the intro music for country music megastar Eric Church’s live set. Clutch released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker via their own label Weathermaker Music on March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date. Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes' overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer magazine and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year.” The 10 album script Clutch is writing shows no sign of stopping. The touring will continue, American Rock Music is alive and Clutch is happy to carry the torch one riff at a time, one city at time. The band is currently working on their follow up to Earth Rocker which will be released in 2015. Stay Heavy.
""OG are STILL the best underground band in Britain" – Tommy Udo (Metal Hammer)
"It has to be said that Orange Goblin shows are very predictable, in the sense that you know they are going to be brilliant before they even hit the stage!" – Terry Bezer (Kerrang!)
"Consistently one of the greatest live bands the UK has produced in recent decades!" – Dom Lawson (Classic Rock)
"Put simply, Orange Goblin are the best metal band in Britain!" – Malcolm Dome (Metal Hammer)
Orange Goblin triumphantly continue to uphold the traditions of great British heavy rock and metal. Now with 6 critically acclaimed albums under their belts, the Orange Goblin express train just keeps on gathering speed and the band are now considered pioneers and legends in the stoner / biker-doom metal field. From the psychedelic noodlings of 'Frequencies from Planet Ten' to the greasy, biker groove of 'Time Travelling Blues', the crushing cosmic doom of 'The Big Black' to the aggressive punk-metal fusion of 'Coup de Grace' , the all out rock / metal majesty of 'Thieving From The House of God' and more recently the plague-ridden Sabbathian-Doom of 'Healing Through Fire', the Goblin have continued to motor onward, freeing themselves from any stagnant pigeonhole or 5 minute trend that may have been thrown their way. This is ROCK the way it should be….unpredictable, exciting and dangerous!!!!!
Over the last 15 years, since their formation in the late night drinking holes of London's Soho, the band have risen to the very pinnacle of what they do and played a major role in inspiring a whole crop of today's snotty upstarts. Orange Goblin have a world-wide reputation as an awesome live band and have earned this with countless tours, festivals and special appearances, sharing the stage with the likes of Alice Cooper, Heaven & Hell, Sex Pistols, Down, Clutch, W.A.S.P, Kreator, Queens of the Stone Age, Danzig, High On Fire, Monster Magnet, Nashville Pussy, Eyehategod, Saint Vitus, Cathedral, Nebula, Unida, Alabama Thunderpussy, Dio, Grand Magus, Witchcraft and many more.
On fire? Driven? Too right! Never has a band sounded so charged up.
Saddle up, crack open a cold one and throw the horns for Orange Goblin!!!!!!
Gaining fans across the world, Lionize takes pride in their original sound, DIY work ethic and fiery live shows. DESTRUCTION MANUAL, (produced by J. Robbins of Jawbox) finds the band continuing its exploration of the stoner-rock, funk and reggae landscapes.
This twelve-song LP calls to mind classic reggae and rock albums with a decidedly modern spin. The band's foundation on drums and bass are LaMel Randolgh and Henry Upton who hint at a rock-and-roll version of Sly and Robbie joined with the classic scorching Hammond organ and key sounds from Chris Brooks and the commanding guitar and vocal work of Nathan Bergman. Reggae heavyweights David Hinds and Selwyn Brown of Steel Pulse lend their vocal talents on the track Killers and Crooks as well as stalwart guitar work from Tim Sult of Clutch who also lends his talents throughout this record. Lionize continues to tour over 200 dates a year, having been tapped to open up for bands such as Clutch, Galactic, Steel Pulse and Bad Brains. Lionize also pulled double duty backing and supporting Lee "Scratch" Perry, garnering a slew of positive reviews.
Between recording in Kingston, Jamaica with Sidney Mills (Steel Pulse), collaborating on and off stage with artists such as Ozomatli and Chali 2na, and supporting heavy metal favorites Kylesa and cKy, the band begins 2011 on quite an auspicious note.
Despite its lack of mainstream press, the band's loyal following expands daily. With DESTRUCTION MANUAL set to be released on Hardline Entertainment early Feb. 2011 and tours supporting Authority Zero and Streetlight Manifesto on the horizon, Lionize continues to turn ears as a novel addition to the sonic terrain of rock and roll with its train of heavy riffs, wailing organ, and pulsating reggae. –from official website
matter where they play, when The Child take the stage they bring the
noise.. Their sound heralds back to early 70's hard psych-prog (Sir Lord
Baltimore, Lucifer's Friend,Night Sun,BANG) with
a modern twist of metal and doom. For those who have witnessed the
band's live set words like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and James Gang
spring from their lips. Layering high-energy, heavy twin-guitar riffage
over a pounding rhythm section with a singer that's a cross between
Robert Plant,Ronnie Dio and Blind Melon's Shannon Hoon has built the
group a passionate, dedicated and rapidly growing fanbase.
Scorpion Child are from lots of different places, not only logistically
but musically. "We're from St. Louis,Austin,Wichita, and Houston," says
lead singer Aryn jonathan Black describing the band's roots. "Our
influences are diversified as classic rock and 80's thrash metal to old
school southern delta blues along the lines of Blind Willie Johnson,
Lemon Jefferson and Willie McTell." The five-piece call Austin, Texas
home since forming in the summer of 2006.
The music world may be crowded, but there's always going to be room for
The Child's frenzied freakouts and dark melodies,that flashback to the
boneyard of classic rock."
Aryn Jonathan Black
Shaun Diettrick Avants
Shawn Paul Alvear
Christopher Jay Cowart