Tuesday, April 23, 2013


After much positive feedback from my first release, Gatekrashor's Fear Of Attack EP, it is time to commence work on the next release! I am pleased to announce Droid - Malfunction Demo Tape, which will be Hard & Heavy's second release.
This technical three piece is just finishing up the last bits of recording in the studio and we are expecting it to be out sometime near the end of May/early June, with a subsequent release show to follow!

In the mean time however, you can catch Droid opening up for Loudness on May 3rd; which will surely be a show not to miss!
For more information of Droid, be sure to follow them on facebook.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The two most important rules to record hunting...

When out on the prowl hunting for some sweet records, you may encounter some tough situations. That is why it is important that you remember the two most VALUABLE rules to record shopping:

1. ALWAYS double check the record for any imperfections.

2. It's a good idea to buy an extra copy for the times you forget to check...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Gatekrashor News!

Here are some updates on the Gatekrashor front:

Just in case you missed out on the news, the Gatekrashor Diehards/Warlord sets are out now and available for order! But you better hurry because they are in limited quantity and once they are sold out, they're gone forever!

In other news, you better make sure to pick up a a copy of the newest Iron Fist Magazine (issue #4) and you will find a mini bio article on the band and there plans for Speed Metal Enforcement.

Also be sure to check out this rad interview with front man Dan Neild giving you plenty of details on the formation of the band, releases, shows and the new upcoming full length! Read the interview here!

Now after all this new, you may ask your self; "Where can I see this band tear up the stage?" Well I am glad you asked that question because Gatekrashor have two really great gigs coming up! You can catch them first tearing it up in Edmonton on April 27th with the killer all Canadian bill of Striker, Cauldron and Mortillery! Surely a show not to be missed! After that they will be heading down to play Chicago's Ragnarokkr Festival, playing along side some old school greats like OZ, Omen, Shok Paris and more! If you want be up to date with all the Gatekrashor news, make sure to check them out on facebook!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


A few months back I had the opportunity to be on the road with Cauldron, just for fun, helping out and having a great time. Now I'm lucky enough to get the chance to hit the road with Cauldron for the second time!

This time for their US/Canada tour in support of their new album, "Tomorrow's Lost" which will be released in North America on April 30th via Earache/Century Media deal. Hot off the heels of their Europe tour (Tomorrow's Lost was released in Europe last Fall) Cauldron have a solid momentum going and are playing some of their strongest songs yet!

As an added bonus the shows on the 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th and 21st are supporting UK legends Diamond Head and will undoubtedly be something not to miss!

There definitely will some tour diary stories in the follow up issues of Hard & Heavy Zine!