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Sick Fest 2009: "A SICK Fest You Just Can't Miss"

- Sep 09, 2009 at 12:27PM
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Show Info: Kronik Noize Promotions, in conjuction with PuregrainAudio.com and 88.3 FM Anger Management Radio, presents Sick Fest a 2-day spotlight on the Ontario music scene with 7 of the very best bands from Brantford area, along with 14 of the most brutal metal bands from Woodstock, Port Dover, London, St Catherines, Toronto, Kitchener and Montreal.

Show Details: September 11th & 12th, 2009. Brantford, Ontario. Someplace Else, 46 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 2H8, (519) 759-1893.

The Bands:

Misguided Aggression: From the down and dirty backwoods of Woodstock, Ontario, Misguided Aggression are the newest metal band to emerge onto the Canadian metal scene. The band mixes bone crushing brutality with head-banging grooves to create the soundtrack to a drunken bar brawl between Lamb of God and Meshuggah. The band's national debut "Hatchala" was released by Year of the Sun/Kerosene Media and has already made Misguided Aggression one of the powerhouses acts within the Ontario scene. Sputnik Music hailed the group's debut album as, "One of the neatest records of extreme metal from an upcoming band I've heard in quite a while." The group recently shot a video for their lead single "Our Kingdom Come" with director Chad Archibald (Arise and Ruin, Farewell To Freeway) and are currently planning a fall Canadian tour. Beginning their ascension through the underground metal scene in 2004, the band has quickly made an impact with their bone crushing style and in your face attitude. It’s fair to say that their current lineup, consisting of Randy Allcock (Guitars), Ben Dobson (Guitars), Rob Demedeiros (Vocals), John Ryan Godfrey (Bass) and Ben Taylor (Drums), has successfully taken metallic promise and turned it into cold hard fact.
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Derelict: Derelict has become a powerhouse within the Montreal metal scene. The group’s brutal and progressive elements has led to comparisons to Death and Strapping Young Lad and has allowed the band to tour across Canada on a pair of independent releases. Derelict's aural assault is aided by their solid live performance that has earned them opening slots for The Agonist, the Plasmarifle, Threat Signal and Ion Dissonance.
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Our Lady Of Bloodshed: Brantford's Our Lady of Bloodshed are a testament to perseverence. Through years of blood, sweat, beers the group has survived member changes and record label politics that would have killer most bands. Since 2005, Our Lady Of Bloodsehd has become one of the hottest bands in the Ontario scene sharing the stage with the likes of Beneath The Massacre, Ion Dissonance, Misery Index, Cancer Bats, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Chelsea Grin and Neuraxis amongst some of the biggest bands in the scene. Having just released their first full length studio album "VII", Our Lady of Bloodshed are ready to take their brand of molten metal to the next level.
Site: MySpace

The Karma Cure: The Karma Cure is a five-piece progressive metal band from the backwoods of Elora, Ontario. The group blends together elements of progressive metal, metalcore and ripping guitar solos into one explosive package. The Karma Cure have been leaving audiences with jaws on the floor opening for everyone from Kingdoms, Straight Reads The Line, Misguided Aggression and countless others all across Ontario and Quebec. The group is currently preparing to unleash their debut album "Saturn" upon the metal masses this coming fall.
Site: MySpace

Ending Tyranny: Born out of the ashes of some of Brantford and Hamilton, Ontario's most promising metal acts, Ending Tyranny has become one of the hottest Deathcore bands to emerge on the scene in quite some time. Sonicaly the band has more in common with the Montreal bands like Ion Dissonance and Beneath the Massacre than anyone in the Ontario scene, utilizing a deadly mixture of dark chugging deathcore combined with a sprinkle of black metal, Ending Tyranny is quite possibly the most brutal band in Ontario right now. Sharing stages with talented acts like Arise and Ruin and Beneath the Massacre, the group is currently putting the finishing touches on thir debut album which is expected in late 2009.
Site: MySpace

Endast: Quite possibly the best band in the Canadian metal scene, Montreal's Endast have built a reputation as a powerhouse from their jaw dropping live show.
Site: MySpace | Video Link

Destroy The Prophet: Port Dover's is a brutal assault of deathcore that takes on bands like Suicide Silence.
Site: MySpace

All Hail The Heartbreaker: This Brantford ground combines symphonic keyboards with a brtual metalcore attack.
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Geneva Project: Guelph based Geneva Project combine progressive elements and classic metal to create something fresh.
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Apocalyptic Ruins: Brantford's bastard sons of Opeth and Dream Theater mixed with elements of death metal.
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Time The Destroyer: This Guelph based powerhouse features none other than D-Wok from Arise and Ruin on drums!
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Burn Us Both: Pissed off metalcore from London that has sounds like a cross between Every Time I Die and Maylene.
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Plague Campaign: One half Lamb of God and other mixed with bands like Bring Me The Horizon gets you a toxic dose of Woodstock's Plague Campaign.
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Hardcore Warrior: St Catherine's Hardcore Warrior is an excercise in metal that has to be seen to be believed. This two man metal mamoth has won over the hearts of everyone from the Cancer Bats to Alexisonfire.
Site: MySpace

Rise Helios: Thrasing into the Ontario scene like a sumo wrestler in a china shop, Rise Helios brings a youthful energy and bludgenoning brutality to the table.
Site: MySpace

Our Apologies: This bearded metal goliath takes the classic elements of metal and forges them with the new wave of bands to breate multi-pronged attack that leaves listeners destroyed.
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Sledgehammer: Avant-garde and fucking brilliant, Windsor's tech metal masters Sledgehammer don't even have a guitarist but their marimba player still shreds 99.9% of the bands on the scene.
Site: MySpace

Mute Witness: Combining a relentless attack of punk and metal, Woodstock's Mute Witness are like a sonic gun in the mouth.
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Disseverence: The sonic equivalent to a keg stand this band mixes metal with modern day thrah of bands like Municipal Waste.
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