Saturday, September 19, 2015

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Mourning Wood), More Concert Previews, And More!!

Let's close out this weekend's concert previews with this post for your Saturday morning, including a SHORT NOTICE LOCAL CONCERT ALERT and a double dose of metal shows tomorrow and Monday, but we have a new studio song from a local solo act to share as well! Here's what you should know!

Local classic/hard rock quartet Mourning Wood will round out a double weekend shot at Reggie's West TONIGHT! Apologies for the short notice, we only heard about the show via personal Facebook posts by members Terry Eaton and Glen Thomas last night, and it followed a gig yesterday that came too late for us to get on the site, hence the plug only on our Facebook page (our apologies, we'd have plugged yesterday's show on here had it had more notice!) This is Mourning Wood's first concert weekend at the former Roosevelt Hotel with Glen and new bassist Paul Belair, but it should be noted that Terry didn't tag guitarist Steven Flint with other members when plugging this weekend's gigs on his personal Facebook page, though nothing has been officially stated to imply that Steven will be absent this weekend or not.

In any event, you can take in Mourning Wood's varied and often heavy covers TONIGHT at 10:00 PM, it is a 19+ affair, and there's no announced cover charge. For more details, check the above links, apologies again for missing last night's concert on here, and here's the new lineup in action!

Moving to previously announced concert previews, let's touch on the return of Ottawa grindcore veterans Fuck The Facts to Sault Ontario TOMORROW NIGHT at The Oddfellows Hall! This Juno nominated band will rock the Soo for the first time since May of last year for this high impact Sunday nighter on their tour in support of their new CD "Desire Will Rot", which will also bring ALL AGES metal back to The Oddfellows Hall after an unusually quiet summer. If you've missed F.T.F.'s brutal, intense, and wide-ranging attack, you know where to be tomorrow! They're headlining at 10:00 PM, while a slightly smaller-than-usual opener lineup will include local death metal notables The Bear Hunters at 9:00 PM (with new material in tow?), doom/sludge metal trio AlgomA at 8:00 PM, hardcore punk sextet Destroilet (in their Oddfellows Hall debut!) at 7:00 PM, and goregrind solo project Crucify The Whore opening the show with a short set at 6:30 PM. Strong and heavy lineup, especially with a few bands who haven't played a lot in recent months, so don't miss them!

Promoted by Heavy North Entertainment (in their first Oddfellows show in six months), there is a $10 cover charge in effect, doors will open at 6:00 PM, and again, it is ALL AGES! For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! It's great to see H.N.E. back at it with a big new show, and while the smaller lineup is a little unusual, it will end earlier than many of their past shows, which is very handy on a school night! Fuck The Facts always deliver a blistering show when they come here, and it shouldn't be any different tomorrow, so check the above links for more info, and here's Fuck The Facts live a couple years back!

Lastly for this batch of concert previews, here's a special concert for THIS MONDAY NIGHT, as Mexican blackened death metal quartet Evilheart will make their local concert debut at The Algonquin Pub for the final installment of J.D. Pearce & Tidal Records' Gonqshow concert series (more on that in a bit.) And you read that right, Evilheart are from the country of Mexico, but their devastating brand of death metal will be of interest to any fan of the genre, so don't miss their brutal originals come Monday night, especially as it's not every day where a Mexican metal band play here! The aforementioned Bear Hunters will hit the stage for the second time in as many days as openers, while "the original crash band" Sykotyk Rampage (replacing The Apocalyspe Afterparty) will kick things off in their first concert in four months, so come early for their creative hard rock and blues jams, as they don't play as often as they used to! There is a $10 cover charge in effect for this 19+ show which starts at 9:00 PM.

For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! As for this being the finale of the Gonqshow series, the concert next Saturday with Winnipeg black metal quintet Wilt & locals AlgomA was quietly cancelled recently (the September 26th date is now slotted for Sudbury, though it's not clear whether it's due to or the cause of the Soo cancellation), while October's Ripcordz & Caym concerts at The Algonquin are considered as "standalone" shows, possibly as the Gonqshow was intended to be a summer series. Having an international metal band like this is a great way to send off the Gonqshow in style, so don't miss out on Monday, and here's Evilheart live in Quebec!

 Finally for today, here's a new single version of one of Mike Haggith's recent solo songs, this time of "Out Of My League" from this years' "The Warinside"! Similarly to his last few single versions of earlier tracks on his YouTube channel, this version of "Out Of My League" is shorter (by about 1:40) and has less of an orchestral feel, and Mike noted in the description that Curtis McKenzie doesn't provide backing vocals on this version (likely due to his recent departure from Mike Haggith & The Din.) Like before, I do prefer the original, which has a grander and more technical feel, but if you want a shorter and cleaner mix, give the single version of this song a listen below!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for a new news post tomorrow! Thanks everyone!

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