April Assault VI emerges from the broken, burning earth this weekend to lay waste to Dartmouth's unsuspecting masses and raise money for cancer research at the same time. Ten bands over two days are ready to pummel your soul with their dark rituals, including the Best of Music's winners Black Moor and Orchid's Curse, who also happen to be the Hugh Stewart Best Band Name in Halifax winners.
"April Assault started out as a conversation at a Christmas party about wanting to get together all the bands Severed Reign has shared the stage with and put on our own little metal fest," says Severed Reign member Jason Young. After two successful years the bands decided the event could be a good way to give back. "We'd done a one off show at Montes in 2007 as a fundraiser and it was very successful, so we thought it'd be nice to make the April Assault event a little bit more special and personal. Our band has been touched by cancer, as have far too many friends and we wanted to honour their brave battles by raising money for research."
Young is also a member of My Other Brother Alice and Two Minutes to Maiden, who will be covering Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden as each night's headliners. 2M2M will be covering the Maiden classic Powerslave in its entirety.
In addition to the shredding of a lifetime, both nights include door draws of Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper merchandise courtesy of CD Heaven and other prizes like metal tickets and memorabilia. Tickets are $10 per night, and those who want to give their soul fully to metal (and medical research) can purchase a weekend pass for $15, with all proceeds going to cancer research.
Friday, April 11 w/Sunsomen, Severed Reign, Orchid’s Curse, Broken Ohms, My Other Brother Alice
Saturday, April 12 w/ Ozone, Novichok, Black Moor, Hero’s Last Rite, 2 Minutes to Maiden
Monte’s Bar and Grill, 245 Waverley Road
$10/$15 weekend pass