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News: Shredmonton’s Date Approaches Quickly

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Shredmonton 2017 Poster

As many in Edmonton and around the world know by know, the dates of the second year of the annual Shredmonton Metal Festival and Conference will soon be upon us. This year’s edition of the festival features some incredibly heavy acts, being headlined by Unleash the Archers, Psychotic Gardening, and Blëed, and takes place from May 12 to May 14, 2017.

One of the coolest aspects of Shredmonton this year that it features an all ages show on Sunday on top of the all ages industry conference on Saturday. All three days of shows feature killer lineups at one of Edmonton’s best venues, the Mercury Room, located at 10575 114 St NW.

Friday, May 12 (18+) – Doors 7:00 pm

8:00 – 8:45 – Days I Die (Calgary, AB)
9:00 – 9:45 – Osryon (Calgary, AB)
10:00 – 10:45 – Sleeping in Traffic (Edmonton, AB)
11:00 – 11:45 – Leave the Living (Red Deer, AB)
12:15 – 1:00 – Psychotic Gardening (Winnipeg, MB)

Saturday, May 13 Seminars (ALL AGES)

Publicity/Promotion Clinic – 1:00-1:30 pm
Vocal clinic 1:30-2:00
Guitar Clinic – 2:00-2:30 pm
Stage Moves with Jesse Valstar – 2:30-3:00 pm
Festival Seminar – 3:00-3:30 pm
Recording/Live Sound Clinic – 3:30-4:00 pm

Saturday, May 13 Show (18+) – Doors 6:00 pm

7:00 – 7:45 – Valyria (Edmonton, AB)
8:00 – 8:45 – Burning Effigy (Calgary, AB)
9:00 – 9:45 – W.M.D. (Calgary, AB)
10:00 – 10:45 – Gatekeeper (Vancouver, BC)
11:00 – 11:45 – Eye of Horus (Edmonton, AB)
12:15 – FIN – Unleash the Archers (Vancouver, BC)

Sunday, May 14 (All Ages) – Doors 3:00 pm

3:00 – 3:45 – Disturb the Dead (Devon, AB)
4:00 – 4:45 – Scarlet Serenity (Edmonton, AB)
5:00 – 5:45 – Krepitus (Calgary, AB)
6:00 – 6:45 – Voltang (Hamilton, ON)
7:00 – 8:00 – Blëed (Edmonton, AB)

Last year, the first ever Shredmonton, featured international talent such as Dying Fetus, The Acacia Strain, Jungle Rot, Black Crown Initiate, Goatwhore and more. Canadian and local talent included Noire, Tylor Dory Trio, Scythia, Mortillery, and more. It took place at Starlite Room and in it’s basement venue Brixx, with conferences at Shaw Conference Centre.

Music Review: Horrid – Sacrilegious Fornication

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Horrid - Sacrilegious Fornication

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Dunkelheit Produktionen

Italian oldschoolers Horrid are back with a brand new album, still gleaming wet from the infected womb of the Virgin. These guys have crafted a brutal slab of death metal that exceeds so many recent releases. Catchy, mid-paced to fast, and straight forward, this is mandatory listening for fans of Deicide, Morbid Angel, Death, Entombed, Autopsy, Gorefest, and their fellow countrymen in Faust.

Opening the album with a prayer to Satan while a (sacrifice? participant?) woman moans her lust, the title track “Sacreligious Fornication” is a fast moving freight train of antichristian hate, followed by “Vortex of Primordial Chaos”, which sounds like its title: fast, swirling, and chaotic, but with a good amount of memorable melody that will keep it in your head long after listening to it.

“Necromancy” blasts away with dark magick, followed in suit by “Demonic Sadocarnage”, which also features a smattering of groove death that Jungle Rot fans would like.

“Blood on Satan’s Claw”, my favorite track of the album, is much more brutal in the vocal department and just rippingly fast. No less memorable as far as riffs go, its another track that will lodge itself securely in your hippocampus. It is as if they designed the song to be for destroying people in the mosh pit.

“The Fire of Impenitence” features dual vocalists, with Johan Johannson of Interment guesting. It’s anthemic and vicious, and my second favorite track.

“Diocletianic Persecution” starts off with a nice slow riff and a militaristic drum beat, then quickly picks up pace, and stays at mostly the same fast-ish mid-tempo throughout, where the second-last track, “Goddess of Heretical Perversity” starts fast and ends fast, with no bullshit in the way of headbanging.

I know I’m going to be coming back to this album a lot over the next while, and if I was a list-making man (I am a list-making man) this will probably be a contender for my top of the year. This is one disgustingly and beautifully blasphemous album, and needs to be in the hands of everyone who loves their death metal executed with individual style and loaded with hate.