Heavy MTL Fest Is Approaching — And We’ll Attend!
Man, time flies! It’s now just six weeks until this year’s Heavy MTL festival in Montreal. That means it’s already been a year since High On Fire frontman Matt Pike headed to rehab — and cancelled his band’s summer shows except Heavy MTL and its sister fest. But then, sigh, it came out that HoF would miss the fests after all, and would be replaced by a band named B.A.R.F. (lol So poor concertgoers were forced to make do with like 40 other awesome bands.) Wow that seems like only yesterday!
But here in 2013, let’s expect vivid, lasting memories of the fest, cuz we at MetalSucks are attending the shit! In person! Even now we are super-pumped to see how they slay in lands north of the border. So heads up and hide your shit, les metalheads Quebecois du bonkerz!
Now, ahem it’s our hope that by this year’s jam on August 10-11, gone will be the echoes and traces of the two-day hipster event that happens a week prior at the same venue, Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau. If not, we can prob rest assured that the zone will soon be cleansed via headbanging, brisk Canadian handshakes, and jovial sharing of doobs by an incoming mass of 40,000 metal people. Actually, I bet that last year’s attendance totals — around 44,ooo dudes — will get crushed by 2013 Heavy MTL cuz its headliners are hotter: Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Rob Zombie, and Godsmack. Plus high-interest appearances like the new Baroness, the old At The Gates, and uh Grammy winners Halestorm.
I’ll spend those sets at side stage carefully taking a headcount, but please join/jeer me during Mastodon, The Acacia Strain, Danzig (with Doyle), Pallbearer, and Havok, throughout which I will be jamming wildly. And oh let’s team up to monitor any mingling of fans among set neighbors Sick Of It All, Steel Panther, and Wintersun. lol Otherwise find me filching from Mustaine’s deli tray or writhing seductively at the park’s awesome beach! PARTY!!!!