Sunday, February 05, 2006

MQM Press Releases

Montreal extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY have been nominated for Favorite Independent Canadian Metal Artist as part of Canadian Music Week. Make your METAL voice heard, and cast your vote here HERE by Feb.12. One vote per email address.

The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards, will be hosted by the Trailer Park Boys, and the awards will be presented at Toronto's The Docks on March 1st at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or

MQM has coordinated 4 brilliant bands of artists under its management in one showcase for Canadian Music Week’s Festival. The evening also features MC Dave Blezard from Z103.5 and DJ Miss Barbra Fisch from “Satan Takes A Holiday” CKLN 88.1 FM.

Metal Queen Management - Canadian Music Week Festival (CMW) Showcase

Saturday March 4, 2006 @ The Vatikan, 1032 Queen Street West, Toronto

12:00 pm CRYPTOPSY (Century Media) Montreal, Quebec

11:00 pm PENETRATOR (Sonic Age Records) Toronto, Ontario

10:00 pm SHATTERPOINT (Power Play Records) Brampton, Ontario

9:00 pm WARMACHINE (Nightmare Records) Toronto, Ontario

Tickets $15 available here (free shipping included) or at The Vatikan.


SHATTERPOINT (Power Play Records)

Power Play Records
announces the signing of Brampton, Ontario, Canada recording artist SHATTERPOINT.

New York independent metal record label, Power Play Records, is proud to announce the official signing of SHATTERPOINT to a recording deal.

SHATTERPOINT is an aggressive four-piece heavy thrash metal act currently residing in the Toronto, Canada area. The band has established itself as a dominant force in the Toronto metal scene and has played with such heavy hitters as Amon Amarth and Behemoth. SHATTERPOINT consistently draw hordes of ravenous metal fans to their live shows, eager to hear the band's intense and bruising brand of high octane thrash metal.

Fans will be psyched to learn that SHATTERPOINT is putting the final touches on their forthcoming full length album, "Dead Precedence" with producer Greg Dawson, which is slated for worldwide release in early 2006.

The band features Shane Drake on lead vocals and rhythm guitars, Greg Wright on lead guitars, Chris Zeeman on bass, and Jeremy Baxter on drums.

SHATTERPOINT will perform live at METAL QUEEN MANAGEMENT'S CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK FESTIVAL SHOWCASE on Saturday, March 4, 2006. Details to be posted in January at CMW website.

more news to be posted here – Shatterpoint, Power Play Records



European Tour Dates Announced, as follows:

31.01.06 Warsaw, POL @ Proxima
01.02.06 Berlin, GER @ K-17
02.02.06 Hannover, GER @ MusikZentrum
03.02.06 Grogingen, HOL @ Vera
04.02.06 Katwijk ann Zee, HOL @ Scum
06.02.06 Weert, HOL @ Bosuil
06.02.06 Tourcoing n/Lille, FR @ Le Grand Mix
07.02.06 Manchester, UK @ Jilly's Rockworld
08.02.06 Dublin, IRE @ Soundhaus
09.02.06 Glasgow, SCO @ Temple Music Bar
10.02.06 London, UK @ Camden Underworld
11.02.06 Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof Ter Lo
12.02.06 Paris, FR @ La Locomotive
13.02.06 Toulouse, FR @ Le Ramiere
14.02.06 Madrid, SP @ Sala Heineken Arena
15.02.06 Barcelona, SP @ Mephisto
16.02.06 Zurich, CH @ Abart Music
17.02.06 Essen, GER @ Turock
18.02.06 Elterein n/Aue, GER @ Hagalaz e.V.
19.02.06 Prague, CZ @ Abaton
20.02.06 Munich, GER @ Metropolis
21.02.06 Milano, ITA @ Transilvania Live
22.02.06 Rome, ITA @ Alpheus Club
23.02.06 Geneva, CH @ L'Usine
24.02.06 Trier, GER @ ExHaus
25.02.06 Osnabruck, GER @ Osnabruck
26.02.06 Hanau n/Frankfurt, GER @ Halle 2
27.02.06 Aarnhem, HOL @ Goudvishal
28.02.06 Rotterndam, HOL @ Baroeg
01.03.06 Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle

MQM NOTE TO PRESS: To set up press for European shows, please contact:

Other upcoming dates:

Canadian Music Week (CMW) Festival, Saturday, March 4 @ The Vatikan, 1032 Queen Street West, Toronto
more info available at CMW website

USA Dates
CRYPTOPSY with guests
25.04.06 - Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners
26.04.06 - Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprise

April 27, 2006 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 28, 2006 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 29, 2006 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
April 30, 2006 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's

Australian Dates Announced:

04.05.06 The Gaelic Club, Sydney
05.05.06 Her Majesty's Bar, Brisbane
06.05.06 The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne
07.05.06 The Tote, Melbourne
09.05.06 Black Betty's, Perth
11.05.06 Enigma Bar, Adelaide

Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy, drums)

Flo Mounier performed at The NAMM Show Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Pearl Drums Exhibit, Anaheim Convention Centre, Anaheim, CA.

Flo Mounier’s Extreme Drumming 101 2 DVD Set Now Available

Flo Mounier is known around the world for his incomparable way of playing extreme metal music. His drumming combines great chops with blistering speed and technical brutality. Drummer of the Canadian band CRYPTOPSY, Flo’s style is an example to follow for the new generation of drummers who wish to find out more on what the discipline of extreme drumming is all about.

On disc 1, Flo discusses the basic elements fundamental in playing extreme metal as well as showing exercises, routines and tips facilitating speed, endurance and control. On disc 2, we see Flo in action performing some over the top solos and extreme songs.

Etreme Metal Drumming 101 Review:
Piercing Metal

Order Flo Mounier’s Extreme Drumming 101 2 DVD Set here

Additional band link: CRYPTOPSY on My Space

PENETRATOR'S video for the Adulteress, featuring Phil Naro (Lee Aaron, Talas, Peter Criss), the lovely model/actress Sheri Klawitter, and various friends is now complete. There's a few special features being added to the DVD.

PENETRATOR have started to record their follow up CD to Penetrator entitled Voo Doom. 14 new songs! Original drummer Simon Zanderzand is recording the drum tracks on the new CD at his studio, The Sound Lounge.

PENETRATOR will perform at METAL QUEEN MANAGEMENT'S CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK (CMW) FESTIVAL SHOWCASE on March 4, 2006. Details posted at CMW website.

Additional band link: PENETRATOR on My Space


WARMACHINE (Nightmare Records)

True Metal from Canada!
In late 2003 WARMACHINE entered the studio to record their debut album, The Beginning Of The End. Co-produced by Murray Daigle (Emerald Rain/Cauterize) and David Ellefson (Former MEGADETH Bassist) and several guest appearances including David Ellefson, Ralf Santolla (ICED EARTH), Harry Hess (HAREM SCAREM) and several other great artists.

The CD is now available through Nightmare Records

Canadian release date is Friday, February 3, 2006 via Maple Music distribution

WARMACHINE CD Release Party with guest Valkyrie's Cry
Friday, February 3, 2006
542 Queen Street, Toronto

WARMACHINE will perform at METAL QUEEN MANAGEMENT'S CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK (CMW) FESTIVAL SHOWCASE on March 4, 2006. Details to be posted in January at CMW website.



IMAGIKA entered Trident Studios in December to begin recording their new CD My Bloodied Wings. On January 21, 2006, the band will head to Sweden’s Los Angered Recording Studio to mix with Andy La Rocque. The CD is expected to be released in spring '06.

In other news IMAGIKA has signed on with The Headbanging Agency to handle European bookings.

Devil’s On Both Sides available at The End Records. This CD made MQM’s “top 10" list for 2005!

Additional band link: IMAGIKA on My Space



Inertia Entertainment presents SODOM, FINNTROLL and BURN TO BLACK on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at The Opera House. Sponsored by Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
The Opera House
735 Queen St. East, Toronto
Doors at 7:30. Burn To Black at 8 PM sharp
Tickets at Ticketmaster $25

Burn To Black are in the studio for their yet “untitled” full-length CD, a follow up to a great EP!

Additional band link: BURN TO BLACK on My Space


REHAB FOR QUITTERS are revamping their website that will be launched in early January 2006.

News from Rehab For Quitters:

The fourth addition to Rehab For Quitters is guitarist Jamie Jones, formerly of King Minus and Merkury Burn. “It is a pleasure to have Jaime play a big part in this project. He's already brought so much to the table and we very much look forward to what the new year brings with this recent lineup addition.”

“This is a question we've been pondering ourselves for quite sometime now. The EP will be mixed, mastered, pressed and ready for your jukebox early 2006.”

Additional band link: REHAB FOR QUITTERS on My Space



Ex-EIDOLON vocalist Brian Soulard and his new Power Metal Band 7TH REIGN perform their debut gig at the Opera House on January 25th. 7TH REIGN opens for the Finnish Power Metal band SONATA ARCTICA. Tickets are on sale now and can be bought through Ticketmaster. 7TH REIGN is currently writing and recording and have recently produced a three song EP.


Satan Takes A Holiday - DJ Ms. BarbraFisch on CKLN 88.1 FM

Featured as a commentator on Canada’s MuchMoreMusic’s show - EVOLUTION OF THE ROCKER CHICK that debuted New Years Day


THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2006 - Sweaty Betty's!!!
13 Ossington Avenue, Toronto (just N of Queen W)

Drop by for F.U.BAR...“all trash all night.Slut metal and hair bands, reign supreme, with liberal doses of whitetrash drinkin classicks!Drink absinthe or shotgun 50s, just name your Poison!(ouch, sorry 'bout that, couldn't resist...)No cover, of course.”

Moves to the legendary Donny Blaise's club RANCHO RELAXO (300 College St. just W of Spadina), previous owner of Toronto’s Legendary “Gas Works”.
”Death metal, black metal, vintage metal, thrash, grind and whitetrash classicks will be the soundtrack to full-on drunken debauchery all night long! Prizes and giveaways all evening courtesy of the fine folks at Metal Blade, Roadrunner and Universal. No cover, doors at 10!”

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