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R.I.Y.L. – Iced Earth, Grave Digger, Grim Reaper, Arch Enemy, Into Eternity, Pagan’s Mind, Helloween

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OUT NOW! Ironstorm Debut Album ‘Wrathwind’; Edmonton (Apr 25) and Calgary (Apr 26) Release Parties

Calgary, AB on Friday, April 25 at Lord Nelson’s  and Edmonton, AB on Saturday, April 26 at The Starlite Room

L-R: Dave Pollock – Bass | Luke Barry – Rhythm/Lead Guitars | Karli Romyn – Vocals | Tyson Travnik – Drums | Diego Fernandez – Rhythm/Lead Guitars |Photo Credit – Dana Zuk

      Ironstorm’s Thrash-power-speed metal album ‘Wrathwind’ officially releases today (April 22)!

After what seems like eons of bring meticulous throughout writing the material for Wrathwind, we are excited to reveal the pinnacle of our musical careers to date. We are extremely proud of the blood and sweat that was shed, painstakingly ensuring that the album is super organic, and we feel that it’s a breath of fresh air into today’s overproduced music.” – Tyson Travnik (Drummer)

Ironstorm will be showcasing in Calgary, AB on Friday, April 25 at Lord Nelson’s with support from Bloodreich, Shrapnal, Samandriel and in their hometown of Edmonton, AB on Saturday, April 26 at The Starlite Room with support from Bleed, Mortillery, Gatekrashor. For further event details, please visit the following link:

Wrathwind, which was engineered and mixed by Travnik in his own professional studio, Excalibur Productions, was mastered by Andy Larocque of King Diamond/Merciful Fate at Sonic Train Studios and is available in a number of formats, from digital download to floppy disk. Yes, floppy disk.

“The term ‘originality’ is pitched by every single band on the planet, but how many of them can you listen to, and immediately list other bands that sound just like them?” That was the question posed by Edmonton thrash-power-speed metal quintet Ironstorm upon its inception and the inspiration behind its hard to pinpoint sound.

As one of the few female-fronted speed metal bands in Canada, Ironstorm delivers “a dynamic feel, ranging from modern, fast double bass sections to rhythmic yet melodic guitar work to more retro mid-tempo power metal,” says drummer Tyson Travnik.

PureGrainAudio Stream – The Watcher -

Wrathwind Track Listing:

1. Wrathwind (2:00)

2. Take The Wheel (6:19)

3. Revenant (5:58)

4. The Watcher (5:42)

5. Dreamons (6:50)

6. Come Back In Glory (Live) (4:52)

Album Length: 31:44

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Vancouver Concert Promoter THE INVISIBLE ORANGE Celebrate 5th Anniversary With Metal Cruise!

   In celebration of their fifth anniversary, Vancouver, BC concert promoter The Invisible Orange will be throwing itself a huge birthday party on a metal cruise with support from some of the cities favourite local talents Nylithia, Over The Coals, and Expain. Leaving from Vancouver port Plaza of Nations on Saturday, May 31st, metal fans will sail from False Creek to the Outer Harbour: Point Grey, Stanley Parksail on the Abitibi cruise for an epic journey.

Abelardo Mayoral comments:

“I’m very excited for this event and to celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Invisible Orange. There have been so many ups and downs during all these years, but it’s been all worth it. The Vancouver metal scene is very tight and there is a lot of talent. I want to take this opportunity to throw a big party and have everyone enjoy together as the family that we are!
Vancouver is an ideal spot for this music cruise as I’ve had the pleasure to personally enjoy to local city cruises. They were always enjoyable and it continuously crossed my mind why not make a cruise with all our metal friends and some of Vancouver’s finest bands.
We are looking forward to a quality event with great sound, great bands and have everyone have the best time possible! Wow! The more I talk about it, the more excited I get! I can’t wait myself to be on board!”
Promo Video – Vancouver Metal Cruise
vancouver metal cruise - brought to you by the invisible orange

Tickets available online at the following link:

Tickets are $60 online and at Scrape Records (323 East Broadway. Vancouver, BC) (Some promotional discounted tickets are still available for the next few days)

Fans will be on board this boat:
and sail the False Creek to the sound of metaaaaal!!!!

with bands:

(Hyperthrash Thrashin, Burnin, and Hair Farmin!)

Over the Coals
(Female fronted World Domination Metal band from Vancouver, BC)

(Technical, melodic, fist pounding progressive thrash metal band)

The following ticket levels are all for General Admission. There is a limited amount of tickets at each level so get yours fast before they jump up:

General Admission – Early bird $30.00 CAD <- GONE!
General Admission – First Tier $40.00 CAD <– GONE!
General Admission – Second Tier $50.00 CAD <– ON SALE ONLINE
General Admission – Third Tier $60.00 CAD <– ON SALE AT SCRAPE RECORDS (323 East Hastings)
General Admission – Last tickets! $66.00 CAD

Boarding 4:00pm
Sailing 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Sponsored by:
SCRAPE records (BigJ Tattoo artist will sponsor a 2hr session gift certificate that we will give to those on board.)


R.I.Y.L. = Dethklok, Bloodhound Gang, Tenacious D, System of a Down, Weird Al Yankovic, Primus, Stephen Lynch, Iwrestledabearonce, Mr. Bungle,  Austrian Death Machine

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Humorcore Kings PSYCHOSTICK Post ‘Reading Rainbow’ Cover; Announce ‘The ‘Merica F*ck Yeah Tour’; New Video ‘Obey The Beard’

L-R = Josh “The J” Key – Guitar | Matty J “Moose” – Bass | Rob “Rawrb” Kersey – Vocals | Alex “Shmalex” Dontre – Drums

      Comedy rock giants Psychostick have posted a cover from one of America’s favourite kid shows of years past ‘Reading Rainbow’.

Psychostick comments:

“We’re just doing our part to encourage reading to the youth of the nation.”

Hear the cover, at the following link:

reading rainbow by psychostick metal cover

In additional news, the humorcore masters will be raging across the US for their ‘The ‘Merica F*ck Yeah Tour’ kicking off in Amityville, NY on May 29th and wrapping up in St. Louis, MO on June 27th. The band will be joined by Dog Fashion Disco and The Bunny The Bear.

Psychostick guitarist Josh “The J” Key comments:

“It’s an honor to be touring with the legendary Dog Fashion Disco. Add The Bunny The Bear to the mix, and it’s going to be a ridiculously fun show, you won’t want to miss this unless your legs have been chopped off. No, I take that back: legs chopped is no excuse… be there! As for me personally, it’s also been a while since we played the West coast… it’s about time we get back to somewhere that knows how to make a decent chimichanga!” 

Psychostick is currently working tireless days and nights to complete their follow up release to 2011′s ‘Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs In 3D’ after reaching their crowd funding goal of 30,000 to record their forthcoming album and build a new recording studio based in Chicago, IL.

Watch their new video ‘Obey The Beard’ - (grow a beard! Debut #14 on US radio metal charts)

5/29 – Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, NY
5/30 – Bogies – Albany, NY
5/31 – Moniraes – Pennelleville, NY

6/1 – Bull Pen North – Watkins Glen, NY
6/2 – Championships – Trenton, NJ
6/3 – Simons 677 – Providence, RI
6/6 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
6/7 – Take 20 – Cherry Valley, IL
6/8 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
6/9 – Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
6/10 – Aftershock – Shawnee, KS
6/12 – House of Bricks – Des Moines, IA
6/13 – Knickerbockers – Lincoln, NE
6/14 – Blue Bird – Denver, CO
6/17 – Assembly – Sacramento, CA
6/18 – Whiskey a Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
6/19 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
6/20 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
6/21 – Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
6/24 – Warehouse Live – Houston, AZ
6/25 – Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
6/26 – The Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
6/27 – Fubar – St Louis, MO

The band wrapped up their Mad Marchness Tour last month that included performances at SXSW and South by So What?. To check out all the adventures from that tour, please visit the following links on

Music Videos

‘Obey The Beard’ (grow a beard! Debut #14 on US radio metal charts)

‘Dogs Like Socks’ (viral hit for dogs that like socks)

‘Sadface Emoticon’ (video for social media whiners)

‘Boobs’ - (title says it all)

‘Beer’ - over 5 million views (we all love the beer!)

‘Girl Directions‘ - (sometimes she gets us lost, but not all the time)


Harnessing their crazy sense of humor and love of all things metal, vocalist Rob “Rawrb” Kersey and guitarist Josh “The J” Key joined forces with drummer Alex “Shmalex” Dontre and bassist  Matty J “Moose” to create Pyschostick, a band they’ve coined as humorcore. With hilarious lyrics, heavy riffs, notorious stage antics and high-energy performances, the band has caused millions of laughs around the world and hundreds of mosh pits across the US, often simultaneously, since its birth in Phoenix, AZ in 2000.

Almost 100 percent do-it-yourself, Psychostick never strays from its signature sound, a combination of heavy music that Chimaira, Machine Head, and Hatebreed would be proud of, and wit and humor that would make Tenacious D and Weird Al Yankovic holler with laughter.

With three full-length albums behind them – “We Couldn’t Think of a Title,” “Sandwich,” and their holiday album, “The Flesh Eating Rollerskate Holiday Joyride” – the band released their latest record, “Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D,” in 2011, following it up with a tour with Mushroomhead to add to their total count of 21 nationwide tours that have hit 47 states.

After a successful 2013 that saw these touring ninja warriors hit the road for multiple shows on the ‘Our Tour Can Beat Up Your Tour’, ‘Blow Your Fingers Off’ summer tour, their late summer dates with American Head Charge plus appearances at summer fests that included Rockapalooza, A2 Fest, Breast Fest Biker Bash, and Dirtfest.  The band finally took a break in last months of the year and held a successful crowd funding campaign (thank you video, where they are now currently in studio recording their follow up to 2011′s ‘Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs In 3D’.

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