Published Jul 02, 2010Sick of all these wimpy festivals going on across Canada this summer? Luckily, the good folks over at Diminished Fifth Records and Morbid Entertainment feel your pain, so they've put together a two-night fest out in Halifax to fill that gaping hole of death metal and grindcore in the summer fest itinerary.
Dubbed A Weekend of Noise: The Halifax Metal Festival, the ten-band affair goes down July 30 and July 31. Headliners will be experimental grind freakies Fuck the Facts on the 30th and Canada's blackened death metal kings Necronomicon on the 31st. Rounding out the bills will be Iron Giant, Orchid's Curse, Hellacaust and Soviet Crowbeak on July 30, and the Daisy Anthesis, Obsydian, Napalm Raid and River Nihil on July 31.
Apart from the top-quality Canadian metal of the headliners on both nights, our don't-miss-them pick for this particular fest would have to go to Hellacaust, who are awesome black/war metal from Halifax who get bonus points for having an amazing name.
The July 30 show is happening at 10 p.m. at the Paragon Theatre, while the July 31 throw-down is at the same time at Gus' Pub. A $20 advance ticket gets you into both shows; paying at the door will set you back $15 for July 30 and $10 for July 31. Pick up advance tickets at Random Play in Halifax or CD Heaven in Dartmouth.
As if two nights of raging Canadian metal isn't enough, there will also be door prizes to be won, including tickets to a Black Label Society show, T-shirts and CDs from Diminished Fifth. Head here for more information on the fest.