Photos and notes from Evenko’s metal fest.
How one Cult MTL reporter wrecked himself to ease the pain of seeing the greatest heavy metal band of all time.
The bands and the fans at day one of Heavy Montreal.
Hardcore metalheads and stars of the comics realm Andy Belanger and Becky Cloonan (aka Sludge and Azathoth) went to Heavy MTL to witness the darkness and bask in the noise.
* All-day events at Under Pressure
* Matsuri Japon festival
* Passovah music fest day 2
* Heavy MTL takes over Ile Ste-Hélène
* CFP dance party at Centre Skol
* DJ XL5’s Spandex Zappin’ Party
We asked local stars of the international comics realm Andy Belanger and Becky Cloonan to share their excitement for this weekend’s Heavy MTL festival via their favourite format. Feast your eyes on this…
* Read the Rant Line™
* Hang with the sporty ladies at Unruly Hockey/derby disco
* Mr. No Legs screening from the NOAH
* En Route to Heavy MTL death metal round at Katacombes
* Eat to the Beat at Nouveau Palais with DJ Cadence Weapon
* Read the Rant Line™!
* ABC:MTL hosts public discussion on architecture and urban development
* Concordia Greenhouse’s City Farm School kicks off
* Structure Apparente by Montreal artist Luce Meunier
* Carrier Pigeon opens at Eastern Bloc
* Fashion Week’s Exhibit24 show feat. Jennifer Glasgow, Rachel F. and Mélissa Bolduc
* Local Heavy MTL hopefuls duke it out for a spot at the fest
* A virtual cornucopia of DJs on deck all around town
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Heavy MTL’s fourth festival in five years turned Montreal up to 11 many times over the course of the weekend, with a significant heaping of major mainstream acts attracting a record number of concert-goers. Despite calls for bad weather and a rash of cancellations (Lamb of God, Dethklok, High on Fire), the festival was nothing if not well attended.
For the second consecutive weekend, Parc Jean-Drapeau packed in tens of thousands of music fans, but this time, both the sounds and the styles were darker. And heavier. See how a couple dozen Montreal metal fans made paint, masks, chains, boots and black t-shirts work in the stormy summer heat.