PLUS tomorrow is a big day for vinyl nerds.
* Off the Hook magazine launch at Mme Lee
* Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton at the Rialto
* Kandle album launch at la Tulipe
* Peanut Butter Wolf + more at the SAT
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.
James Arsenian, aka Big James, aka that guy with the microphone in Endast — one of Montreal’s hardest working metal bands — knows a thing or two about heavy music. He and his brothers Chris (also Endast) and Sean (the Great Sabatini) form a dynastic triumvirate overseeing this city’s metal scene. Who better to trust for your must-sees at this weekend’s Heavy MTL festival?