TueApr142015Loud Times in The MaritimesWell Metal Heads and Rockers.... it's year three and we're ready to announce some amazing news for Maritime Metal & Hard Rock Festival. Not only has the festival been moved from September to July, but we've changed venues and to say it's going to be the "Ultimate weekend for the Lovers of East Coast Loud" would be a major understatement. This festival just keeps getting bigger and better. This July 17th and 18th, Windsor is going to get loud. Hants County Exhibition Grounds is only a 35 minute drive from Halifax and there are hotels, NSLC, Tim Horton's, Superstore and much more within minutes of walking.
Featuring 30 of the East Coast's best metal and hard rock bands, this event is designed to create a gathering of like-minded music lovers that might not be able to travel to other provinces/regions for a bigger festival experience. Maritime Metal & Hard Rock Festival is a grass roots event with a huge festival heart. Ticket prices are kept very low, there's on-site camping that's dirt-cheap, loads of vendors, nearby hotels and one other thing.... Randy & Mr. Lahey from Trailer Park Parks will be the official "Trailer Park Supervisors", doing skits onstage, as well as "laying down the law" in the camping area as they meander through the venue taking pics with fans and causing a ruckus.
We're going to be running some amazing contests soon, as well as finalizing the details of the Maritime Battle of the Heavy. Ten bands will compete for a spot at next years' festival and much more. So, if you think 30 bands, Randy & Mr. Lahey, camping and a load of fun makes for a great weekend for you, then grab your tickets as soon as you can. The first 200 Early Bird Weekend Passes will include a FREE weekend camping pass. Tickets and camping passes can be purchased at www.maritimemetalfest.com, starting at ONLY $20, plus taxes and fees. We'll also be offering a discount to those attending Smokin' Blues Fest 5th year Bash at the same venue the weekend before.
Maritime Metal & Hard Rock Festival 3 is brought to you by Smokin' Entertainment, Sound Source Pro Audio, Lex Site Designs, Valley Tye-Dye and T&S in Kingston.
Get ready to raise those horns high,
Reverend D. Evil
MonSep012014Interview With The GrapevineHere's an interview that The Grapevine (one of my BIGGEST media supporters) were kind enough to do with me for Maritime Metal & Hard Rock Festival 2. It's on the back cover, so flip through with the arrows. Check out their publication and show them some love. GREAT advertising for local businesses if you know anyone looking to see "outside of the box" of mundane media. They are the real deal when it comes to positive news and supporting the local community. And they have no "Court Report"..... ALL good news, no filler. Thank you x a BILLION Jeremy Novak and Jocelyn Hatt. I think the world of you two. http://issuu.com/thevalleygrapevine/docs/grapevine_aug_21_2014_web
SunJun082014Battle on the Mountain!Due to popular demand, the Saturday of MMHRF2 will begin with a raging "Battle on the Mountain". This event is designed to give new bands get a chance to play a great venue, with fantastic production, great exposure for their music AND great prizes that benefit the future of their band. What's that.....? They also get FREE weekend passes for the event JUST FOR PARTICIPATING?
After the "Battle on the Mountain", it will be back to the full tilt lineup of some of the best East Coast metal and hard rock bands from 2PM until around 1AM that night. Consider this battle "one Hell of a warmup for the rest of the day/night."
Yes, it's as sweet as it sounds for bands looking to spread their wings a bit, meet some new friends, make some new fans and maybe win some cool stuff. It also serves as a great source for networking with your fellow bands, which leads to more open doors for you band.
1st Place gets a return, paying gig for Maritime Metal & Hard Rock Festival 3 (including camping and passes for members), 2 weekend passes for MMHRF3 for use in fan contesting and a special mention in the MMHRF2 RE-CAP, viewed by nearly 10,000 metal heads and rockers last fall.
2nd Place gets a set of TEN weekend passes for Maritime Metal & Hard Rock Festival 3. (value=$400, plus all exposure involved in participation)
3rd Place gets a set of 5 weekend passes for Maritime Metal & Hard Rock Festival 3. (value=$200, plus all exposure involved in participation)
Each band plays TWO songs and is judged on AUDIENCE REACTION, MUSICIANSHIP, PERFORMANCE and PROFESSIONALISM.
Alright everyone... here are the bands that will be competing in the first-ever "Battle on the Mountain".....
ELEVATE THE VIRUS
THE GREEN LUNG GRINDERS
TueMar042014Calling All Rockers and BangersWell, they said it could not be done, but we did it. We got rocked by a hurricane, but braved the storm. Once again.... the power of metal and rock prevailed. To those that missed the reviews or have been living under a log, you do NOT want to miss year two of MARITIME METAL & HARD ROCK FESTIVAL. Fox Mountain was shaking like the San Andreas fault and we're doing it again on September 12th and 13th. Though the turnout for year one was not huge, the passion of those that did attend has rubbed off through the scene and year two looks to be one helluva party. A "Celebration of East Coast Loud" as we like to call it. The sound will be awesome, the venue is awesome and the fans are awesome. A grass roots event done with large event heart.
So round up your crew, grab your Early Bird tickets and treat your ears to a weekend full of the best of the best Maritime metal and hard rock bands. We've got lots of room for camping, a full canteen and have dubbed our festival a festival of "Few Rules, But Much Respect". We're currently scoping out possibilities for a special guest to bring in, but the main focus of the event is OUR East Coast bands.