Check out information on the artists performing this year at the Maritime Metal & Hard Rock Festival. Read their bios or check out their links below!
Bio: The mission statement is simple. The will is unflappable. The music is incendiary. It’s pure dirty, fun hard rock and roll, the likes of which you haven’t heard in a long damn time. Aron Scott Earthquake, the band, came to be after the 2015 release of the debut album by Aron Scott of the same name. The album, upon its release, garnered international attention with reviews and articles in UK and European print as well as blogs and radio play on both web based and mainstream radio both locally (Moncton, Toronto) and in the UK, Europe and Australia. Originally formed only to promote the album, the band has now taken on a life of its own and has grown into a musical force to be reckoned with. A rock n roll band the continually leaves roofs blown off of venues and an ever increasing legion of sweaty, satisfied fans. With a new video and their sophomore album looming on the horizon, Aron Scott Earthquake is just getting going.
Bio: Brass Knucklehead hail from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Comprised of veteran musicians spanning several genres, this band has carved out their own unique sound. With borrowed influence from some of the worlds greatest musicians, they've tailored a sound that is sure to appeal to music fanatics, the world over.
Bio: DARK SHRINE combines elements from groove metal, power metal, progressive styling and thrash. Raspy clean to harsh and heavy vocals, electrifying riffs and leads, stampede bass booming and hard hitting technical drum patterns! All wrapped together within a high energy driving metal stage performance! Think Metallica slapped Rammstein in the face with a Meshuggah album while Black Sabbath looked on at the scene with judging eyes. The band has been playing gigs and festivals for the last five years and is currently recording their first full-length record at the Echo Chamber in Halifax! The band also won Bronze for Best of Halifax - Metal in 2016 and plans to continue the heavy metal thunder!
Bio: Dark Sky Parks is a three piece melodic punk/rock band from Halifax, NS. Since their official formation in January 2016, the band has played at the Pavilion, opened up for Double Experience, have been played on college radio, and have been featured in an advertisement with a local Halifax clothing line. In August 2016, the band released their first EP “Don’t Believe Everything You Tell Yourself” which is available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify and Itunes. Dark Sky Parks is planning on releasing their second EP during Spring 2017.
Bio: For the past 10+ years Doom Machine have been constructing their own brand of doom infused, classic style metal by merging the sounds of bands like Black Sabbath, COC, Savatage, Maiden and many more! Having 4 full length albums under their belt and sharing the stage with acts such as Deicide, The Agonist, Castle and more Doom Machine have solidified their spot as one of the top hard rock/metal acts in the Maritimes. They have been voted in the top 3 Best In Halifax for "Best Band To Turn Up Loud" and "Best Merch" in 2014 and their newest release, "Let There Be Doom/ Vol. 4.5" was voted the #1 album of 2017 by CKDU's all metal program Drag The Waters.
Bio: A heavy metal band, started in Saint John, New Brunswick, who has no other desire other than to rock the stage and shake the floors. We write a variety of different music that insinuates with the winds around us.
Bio: Engage the Threat are a hard driving and fast paced energetic metal band with its roots firmly set in early trash metal. Melodic fluid arrangements with a heavy dose of low tuned guitars, dynamic vocal delivery and powerful rhythm section leave a lasting impression. With touring experience and the desire to play anywhere, anytime. Be sure to catch them soon.
Bio: Heavy riffs with catchy female vocals hailing from Moncton
Bio: Hailing from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Keith Doom and the Wrecking Crew are ready to release the sound of pure aggression all over Maritime Metal & Hard Rock. Ripping through the Cape Breton music scene since 2014, the crew have established a delicious mix of vintage dirty punk rock with a modern hardcore feel that will only leave you wanting more. Loud, goofy and just a touch of groove coming from their basements to your ear holes, KDWC delivers high energy riffs with sing along lyrics discussing hot topics such as road maintenance, stopping for smokes, and urinating all over New Brunswick. These self described nice boys will wrestle any one, any time. Want a shot at the title? Meet them at Maritime Metal & Hard Rock July 2017.
Bio: Last Call Chernobyl was founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2007 and broke out in 2010 when the band booked 12 dates on the Vans Warped Tour. Since then the band's distinctive style of progressive-metal has attracted fans from across Atlantic Canada and beyond.
Bio: Hard n' heavy East Coast rock n' roll. A hard-hitting, in-your-face hard rock sound, touched by classic rock and complimented with a modern metal twist, with intense melodic female vocals leading the way. Recently nominated for the East Coast Music Awards 2017 Loud Recording of the Year for their debut album 'Are You Feeling Lucky?'. Their latest single 'In the Wild' was chosen as the goal theme for the QMJHL team the Moncton Wildcats. Took home Music New Brunswick 2016's Fans' Choice and Members' Choice awards. Tearing up the East Coast more and more every day with plans of world domination in the glorious name of rock n' roll.
Bio: Brothers since the dawn of time... Shaun and Daniel Monteith were born to rock. From the days of their youth, they were bombarded with radio-active Kid Rock, Metallica and AC/DC soundwaves. For years, they practiced until they met the ultimate drummer : Chaddus Provost who could throw down to Def Leppard as hard as he could blast-beat. The last piece of the puzzle was a bass-man whould could go lower than you thought possible.
Bio: Influenced by a wide variety of bands and styles of music going from punk music to metal music meeting classic rock,hard rock,power metal and even prog rock along the way to create a hybrid metal band with all those influences mixed into their original songs.Their music is as dynamic as it comes with a twin guitar attack of leads and harmonies reminiscent of Iron Maiden/Judas Priest/Iced Earth,a pounding bass guitar to bust your eardrums and fast-punching,rapid fire drums to accompany them along the way.
Bio: Spirit of the Wildfire assaults their listeners with a high energy, dynamic experience from an arsenal of unique styles and sounds. Combining a diverse array of influences from Ska to Hip Hop, with a hard hitting punk aggression, the group dubs their sound 'Funk Punk’.
Bio: We are The Meat Sweats, a comedy thrash metal band from Sydney, Nova Scotia. We are here to bring heavy, fast and beefy songs that will either disgust you or peek your curiosity. Above all else you'll have a blast receiving flying pepperoni and watching our nutty stage antics. The Meat Sweats consist of: Salami Stef, Sausage Steve, Pepperoni Paul and Donair Dylan. Together the four Prophets of Pastrami will ensure that you have a great/greasy time. We've recently released our first album Sausage Festival, Available in CD and Digital formats.