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.