Poster by Jen Pilles
Zombitrol Productions presents the Toronto return of Fuck The Facts promoting their latest album Desire Will Rot. Through numerous releases and hard gigging the Ottawa band has become one of the most respected Canadian acts in the international metal underground, with notable performances at Maryland Deathfest and Obscene Extreme Montreal. They were also nominated for a Juno in 2012 and were featured on the cover of Exclaim! magazine in 2008. Desire Will Rot is their first self-released full length album since their highly successful stint on Relapse Records.
With special guests:
Flying Fortress (Pembroke) - This bass/drum duo is made of up to two thirds of cult favourites Goat Horn and play a sound that’s self-described as “crusty thrash rock.” They’ve just released their second full length album Dirty Rain.
Völur (Toronto) - One of the city’s fastest rising bands, this trio plays a unique combination of folk music and doom metal featuring violin and upright bass. The band also shares a member with occult hard rock superstars Blood Ceremony. Their latest full length album is 2014’s Disir.
Opening the show will be Toronto one-man harsh noise/grind project Goth Girl.
Friday, Januray 15 at 9:00pm
Coalition: 282 Augusta Ave, Toronto
Zombitrol Productions presents a Tuesday night of classic thrash metal!
Tuesday, August 18 at 9:00pm
Coalition 282 Augusta Ave., Toronto
Nagasaki - 9:15
Black Absinthe - 10:05
Aggression - 11:05
Poster by Jennifer Pilles
FlinkTO Presents: A Zombitrol Productions / Blacktooth Entertainment Joint
Fuck The Facts
with special guests
Spewgore & Ayahuasca
Saturday March 14th
Hard Luck Bar - 772a Dundas St. West
19+ - $10
Fuck The Facts’ Die Miserable was nominated for a Juno in 2012 and the band appeared across Canada on the cover of Exclaim! magazine in 2008. Their latest release is the Abandoned EP (2014), and a new album is coming out later this year.
This year through my involvement in the Wacken Metal Battle Canada and the Headbanging For A Cure cancer benefit I decided to reach out to the Toronto mayoral candidates to gauge their support for underground and subcultural arts in the city. The most sensational result of which was a video of support from Olivia Chow for Headbanging For A Cure, where she does a great job of throwing the fabled metal horns, despite admitting that she’s “not much of a headbanger”.
Candidate Sarah Thomson took things a step further and actually appeared onstage at the second night Headbanging For A Cure at Toronto’s historic El Mocambo to do her own horn throw while introducing legendary Canadian thrash metal band Razor.
Photo by Danielle Griscti
It was through these events that Metal For Mayor was born. An organization dedicated to the promotion of underground music and subcultural events. Metal For Mayor believes that nothing is more important than having a good time. That’s why you work, go to school, and generally drag yourself around this city. You do it because your reward is a good time, in whatever shape that takes. For many hard-working folks in Toronto, that good time involves music. Whether it’s rock and metal, dance and electronic, hip-hop and r&b or anything in between, Metal For Mayor believes that this is the lifeblood of Toronto.
The major candidate support has been incredible, but the most pleasant surprise I’ve had is my acquaintance with candidate Dewitt Lee. Dewitt agreed to appear at the first night of Headbanging For A Cure and surprised many with his enthusiastic embrace of the heavy metal community and his recognition of the genre as an intricate and diverse art-form. As a music publisher and community activist he understands the need for diversity in the arts and how a variety of entertainment is essential to the city.
With this in mind I am proud to accept Dewitt’s invitation to appear as a guest-host at his campaign fundraiser this evening (Saturday October 25th) to officially have Metal For Mayor endorse his candidacy. Check out all the details on the event here and please like Metal For Mayor on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
#MetalForMayor logo by Jennifer Pilles