Monday, January 13, 2014

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (The Thrill Junkies), New Videos, And More!!

It's time for another news post, and while things have been slow to kick off 2014 for heavier bands, I have some interesting stuff today! Along with some assorted notes (including a band addition for an upcoming concert, and Anvil ticket availability), we have a new solo cover video, a new instrumental recording, and leading off, a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT for this weekend, so here's what you need to know! (Updated at 5:34 PM)

Local hard rock quintet The Thrill Junkies will make their first live appearances of 2014 with concerts at The Roosevelt Hotel THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT! The Rosie's Facebook page announced the Friday event this morning (along with a matinee performance by classic rockers Highway 17), but The Thrill Junkies confirmed via their own Facebook event page this evening that they'll indeed be playing on Saturday night too. It's good to see The Thrill Junkies back at it on Friday night, so don't miss this rising veteran outfit's mix of heavier and older rock classics this weekend! Admission should be free, you must be 19 to attend, and a start time of 10:30 PM is in effect. For more details, check the above links, and stay tuned for more later this week during our weekend concert previews!

Next up, here's a new original song from Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison, as uploaded to his YouTube channel on Saturday! Entitled "Mystical", Tym describes it as an "evil sounding instrumental that could be used in a movie", and while it does sound cool (great guitar work especially), it definitely has more of a mystical vibe than an evil one. Very solid and well done track though, and fans of his heavier originals should be right at home, so check out Tym's new song below!

Also in new YouTube postings, As It Stands/Rancor drummer John Mignacca posted another solo electric drum cover onto his/A.I.S.' YouTube channel yesterday, this time a cover of The Recieving End of Sirens' "The Rival Cycle", which is closer to his band work than most of his other cover videos. Again, his drumming is skilled and nice to see again given As It Stands' ongoing concert hiatus, especially with a rock song featured this time, so check it out below, and see more of John's solo drum covers at the above links!

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

  • Tickets for the Anvil/Caym concert at The Canadian Nightclub on March 15th are now on sale for $20 at The Rad Zone, The Canadian Motor Hotel's front desk, and via members of openers Project 421 and Jack Spades frontman/promoter J.D. Pearce, so message a band member or head out to get your tickets A.S.A.P., as you know they'll go fast! Stay tuned soon for the reveal of the final local opening band!
  • After some surprising reluctance, local goregrind solo project Crucify The Whore are indeed the last added band for the all ages TheKillingField-headlined show at The Oddfellows Hall on January 24th! However, they have swapped slots in the band order with The Bear Hunters for unannounced reasons, so C.T.W. are now fourth highest next Friday. Check the above links for more details, including the slightly earlier timeframe and updated event poster!
  • Local hard rock quintet Skeyes of Seven updated fans to their recent whereabouts on their Facebook page yesterday, revealing that although the end of the year was hectic, and studio time scheduling for their "Fallen Faith" single recording has been slow, guitarist Alain Fletcher has finished the second round of his recordings, and singer Cory Murchison records his vocals this weekend. Keep an eye out for updates, and hopefully everything turns out well!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and notes soon, including perhaps this month's CD review? Thanks everyone!

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