Sunday, July 06, 2008

EXCITER Plays MQMusicfest! August 17 2008 (Toronto)

Press Release 1:

EXCITER Plays MQMusicfest! on August 17 2008 (Toronto)

For three years running, MQMusicfest has brought together some of the best rock and metal acts in Canada. This year, to accommodate the abundance of talent, the festival was split into two series, the first of which was held in June.

Metal Queen Management is pleased to announce that Canadian Speed Metal Legends EXCITER are to headline the second series on August 17, 2008.

Since invading the scene in 1983 with the appropriately named album, Heavy Metal Maniac, EXCITER have redefined the limits of Heavy Metal speed and intensity, upping the ante with this year’s new CD entitled, Thrash, Speed, Burn, released on Massacre Records.

MQMusicfest 2008 Series 2 will take place at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, is a 19+ event and doors open at 3:00 p.m. for 10-hours of music mayhem.

Bands also scheduled to play include:

SIN DEALER: Pure Rock the way it was meant to be: stripped down and raw

FIDGET: 5 Punkin’ gals who love to rock-out

MAN THE DESTROYER: Aggressive social criticism set to eclectic, sounds

There are more bands to be confirmed, and updates and information can be found at the official MQMusicFest website

The Phoenix Concert Theatre is located at:
410 Sherbourne Street
Toronto Ontario

Advance tickets are $25.00, available at


Press Release 3:

Toronto’s FIDGET Play Rocklahoma on July 12, 2008

Toronto’s 5 piece all girl pop-punk/alternative sensation is confirmed to play ROCKLAHOMA on July 12, 2008!

ROCKLAHOMA is a rockin five day rock n roll fantasy camp music festival held in Pryer, Oklahoma featuring a plethora of 80’s rock and metal acts and dozens of up and coming acts from around the world, including Fidget! Running from July 9 to 12, 125,000 campers are expected to attend, as well as press & publications, MTV Rolling Stone Magazine, Playboy, Metal Edge, Entertainment Weekly, All Access and many more. Other notable gal-acts performing include Lita Ford, Jaded, Cockpit, Lipstick Magazine and Shadow Side.

More info at

Fidget Official Website
Fidget on My Space


Press Release 4:

The Toronto Independent Music Award Show on July 31, 2008

The Toronto Independent Music Awards are an indie awards ceremony, showcase series and music seminars founded in 2004. The concept evolved out of a desire to truly support independent musicians and bring together the music community. The TIMAs serve as a platform to award and acknowledge up-and-coming independent artists regionally and locally. Our ultimate aim is to create an infrastructure to give independent artists a hand in ways that are actually useful by providing industry connected prizes and community support! All of the organizers of the TIMAs volunteer their time and efforts for this cause.

On July 31, the music community gives back by celebrating and awarding the brightest of ground breaking artists both nationally and internationally. Over 17+ performances, celebrity guests, representatives from all aspects of the music industry, goodies and giveaways from our sponsors, and one hell of a good night!

Metal Queen Management has been added to the judging panel and also sponsors the Best Metal Band category, with prizes from the following sponsors:

$10.00 advance tickets for the event can be purchased at