Sunday, August 18, 2013

Airbourne Concert Preview, A New Local Metal Band, And More!!

In our second post of the day, we're mainly focusing on an extended preview of a huge show going down TOMORROW at The Canadian, but we also have a handful of assorted news stories and (leading off) a new local metal project to add on the site, so read on below for what you need to know, and check out last month's poll results & info on this month's new poll in the post below this one!

We have a new band to add to our Sault Ontario metal band links, as even though we've touched on them before, only today did they launch a Facebook page. They are Malignant Neoplasm, who were introduced on the site back in June, and they're a newer "gorenoise/cybergrind" project from Crucify The Whore/Blood Shed Productions mainman Ringsnaps Gibson! Named after and with songs based on medical conditions & procedures, Ringsnaps considers this a side project, but little else is stated on the Facebook page beyond song postings, including the previously uploaded "Needle Aspiration Biopsy" and a "full album" (though their other public song upload "Abdominal Operations" isn't linked on Facebook.) Like before, I find that Malignant Neoplasm takes on a more techno/space influenced sound from Ringsnaps' other grindcore projects, so electronic fans may find extra value in it, especially as I don't think he uses the sometimes off-putting pig squeal vocals as much. Check out Malignant Neoplasm above, and stay tuned for more as it makes it's way online!

Now, to our preview of one of the biggest metal shows to hit Sault Ontario in 2013, if not the biggest, as Australian hard rock/metal quartet Airbourne will hit The Canadian Nightclub TOMORROW NIGHT! With a number of high charting singles on the Canadian rock charts (including "Runnin' Wild", "No Way But The Hard Way", and "Live It Up", this AC/DC-esque band have became a fast success with numerous awards and major concerts to their name, and now they head to the Soo in support of their new album "Black Dog Barking"! Besides, how often do we see a metal band play here that has previously been covered by a local band? (Late & Loud covered Airbourne a bit in their early concerts.) Airbourne will be joined tomorrow night by Orillia, Ontario hard rockers Bleeker Ridge in their own local debut, though it's a makeup date of sorts for their planned Sault Michigan date in March 2011 with Buckcherry & Papa Roach, a show that they had to drop out of due to visa issues. It'll be nice to see them in the area finally, and their melodic hard rock originals should find an audience at The Canadian tomorrow!

Local support will be provided by standout metal quartet Garden of Bedlam (in their first local show in 4 months & first Canadian Nightclub gig of the year) and rising hard rockers The Suicide Kings, fresh off of their Rockstar Bar return on Friday, and both bands should deliver entertaining original sets to open this huge show tomorrow night! Promoted by J.D. Pearce (and huge kudos to him for booking this show), tickets are $30 if available at the door tomorrow night, with a 19+ age limit and an 8:00 PM start time announced as well. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! This is shaping up to be a can't-miss concert, and Airbourne are definitely among the biggest young classic metal bands of recent memory (let alone from Australia), so you know I'll be there, and I certainly hope you guys have your tickets, as this should be a packed house with loads of exciting metal action! For a preview, here's Airbourne's newest music video, and BE AT THE CANADIAN TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!

Finally for today, here's three assorted shorter news stories from the last little while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by artist or website name:

  • Local musician Kryz Stanley Shez (who I believe is drummer Mullet Studborne of The Issues) is looking for a bassist for a thrash band via the Musicians Wanted Facebook group, though it's unclear whether it's to replace Vinyl Muto in The Issues or if he's adding to a separate project. If you're interested in learning more, message Kryz at this link or via his Facebook group post yesterday!
  • SooToday's current poll concerns what readers would like to see if the local news website produced more original videos. I'm mentioning this here because one of the choices is "Local live band performances", which is something they haven't done much of in recent years. It currently sits in 7th of 11 choices (albeit just 21 votes off of third), so if you want to see more live concert clips on SooToday, vote A.S.A.P. at the bottom of the page!
  • Former Foggy Notions owner Taryn Bugyra is looking to get back into a local band, with her own search active on the Musicians Wanted Facebook group linked above. Last seen with Cherry Crush, she not into really heavy metal, but she has sang hard rock before in bands like The Chosen, so she could be a good addition to a band needing a singer! If you're interested, message her at this link or find her own Facebook group post from yesterday!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for a new news post tomorrow either before or during the Airbourne concert! Thanks everyone, and I'll see you guys there!

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