Press Release: HEAVY MONTRÉAL 2015

For immediate release
June 8, 2015 

 
NEW COLLABORATION WITH GRIMPOSIUM AND MORE EVENTS PRESENTED BY HEAVY MONTREAL !

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HEAVY MONTREAL presented by Molson Canadian is proud to collaborate with Vivek Venkatesh - Associate Professor of Education at Concordia University, and David Hall – filmmaker, publisher and owner of Handshake, Inc., to co–present the 2015 edition of Grimposium on August 4, 5 and 6.
 
Grimposium will bring together key players in the global metal scene including musicians, journalists, visual artists, writers, filmmakers and fans of heavy music at events hosted both at Concordia University and Katacombes bar.
 
This year's highlights include:
  • An exclusive book signing and live interview with Marky Ramone, former drummer of the Ramones;
  • The world premiere of the Migrators series of paintings by renowned death metal album cover artist, Dan Seagrave;
  • Art exhibitions by Montreal painter Filip Ivanovic and Norwegian artist Kim Holm
  • The Canadian premiere of the acclaimed documentary "The Distorted Island: Heavy Metal and Community in Puerto Rico"
  • Panel sessions on the future of extreme metal featuring Luc Lemay from the band Gorguts, Albert Mudrian from Decibel magazine and Jason Netherton from the band Misery Index;
  • A panel on metal journalism featuring Kim Kelly from Noisey/Vice (USA) , Natalie Walschots from Exclaim! (Canada) and Kristine Knapskog from Karisma Records (Norway).
This year's edition of Grimposium will also feature a suite of exclusive music performances at the Katacombes bar ranging from the haunting baritone ukelele solo work of Kevin Hufnagel (guitarist for Dysrhythmia and Gorguts) to traditional doom metal from Bay Area trio Cardinal Wyrm to the technical progressive metal of Montreal trio Teramobil and the crushing death metal of one of Quebec's finest metal exports, Gorguts

The detailed schedule and more events will be announced soon about Grimposium. For more information please visit : https://www.facebook.com/grimposium

MORE EVENTS PRESENTED BY HEAVY MONTREAL

SALAD DAYS
Wednesday, June 10 at 8pm
Foufounes électriques
Movie premiere
A decade of Punk in Washington, DC ( 1980-90)
Tickets: $8

HEAVY WEEK: 

MASS HYSTERIA 

Presented in collaboration with Greenland and Grimposium
Monday, August 3rd at 8pm 
Foufounes électriques
Tickets: $20 

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME 
With: Animals As Leaders and The Contortionist 

Presented in collaboration with Greenland, Grimposium and Extensive
Wednesday, August 5th at 7:30pm
Club Soda 
Tickets: $37

GORGUTS
With: Teramobil
Presented in collaboration with Greenland and Grimposium
Thursday, August 6th at 8pm 
Katacombes
Tickets: $10
 
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About HEAVY MONTRÉAL: 
HEAVY MONTRÉAL music festival (formerly Heavy MTL) is the North American destination of choice for hard rock and heavy metal music lovers. Since the first edition in 2008, HEAVY MONTRÉAL has welcomed nearly 300 000 fans and was able to present bands such as Metallica, Offspring, Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Disturbed,  Slipknot, Anthrax, System of a Down, Mastodon, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie and many more to Montreal. HEAVY MONTRÉAL 2015 will be held from August 7  to 9 in Montreal.  HEAVY MONTRÉAL is produced by evenko.
 
About Vivek Venkatesh:
Vivek Venkatesh is Associate Professor of Education at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec and and the creator of Grimposium.  For the past 5 years, Vivek has travelled the globe documenting and conducting research in the genres of black and death metal. His event Grimposium brings together filmmakers, visual artists, journalists, and musicians in exploring the past, present and future of extreme metal music.  http://doe.concordia.ca/faculty-and-research/Venkatesh_V.php

About David Hall: 
The multimedia documentation of Grimposium is being directed and produced by David Hall.  David Hall is the owner of Handshake Inc., a film and video production company, publisher and record company. Over the past 8 years, David has made music videos and concert films for Phil Anselmo, Venom, Pentagram, Melvins, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, Today is the Day, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and many others.  http://handshakeinc.com/about/
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