Thursday, September 19, 2013

HHR 001 and HHR 002 almost sold out! Final copies!

The final copies.
If you haven't already, now is the time to pick up your copies of the Gatekrashör EP and Droid Demo! While some distros may still have some copies, I am down to my last 10 copies of both and then I am sold out! Thanks to all the headbangers who supported and bought a copy! It is possible in the future these titles could be reissued, but at the moment this is your last chance! 

  Band merch also available:
Droid shirt design.

Droid T-shirt (all sizes) - $10
Droid 1'' pins - Two for $1
Gatekrashör T-shirt (all sizes) - $10
Gatekrashör patch - $5
Gatekrashör 1'' pins - Two for $1

***All prices are in Canadian funds, shipping excluded.





Droid 1'' pins.
Gatekrashör tape, pin, patch.
Other than Hard & Heavy, at this moment tapes can be purchased via:

Canada:
Sonic Boom Record Store, 782 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5S 2R6

U.S.A.:
Swords & Chains Records, Online webstore

Germany & UK coming soon!
Gatekrashör shirt design.

DROID SHOW & OTHER UPCOMING GIGS



 Hard & Heavy's DROID have their next scheduled show at the IZAKAYA SHUSHI HOUSE on October the 19th, and for $5 it is surely not a show to miss. Also playing will be the notable FLYING FORTRESS (2/3rds Goat Horn if ya missed the fax); who have been long over due for a gig! The night will be finishing off with THE ROUGH BOYS.

This will be the third installment in the recent gain of metal gigs at The Izakaya, and frankly I'm a fan. Conveniently located at Spadina and College, it's easy to get to and plenty of cheap Sake and Sushi...why not! Be sure to check out some of the other gigs coming around the city!
 
UPCOMING TORONTO SHOWS:

SEPTEMBER:
22/09/13 VCW WRESTLING @ LULA LOUNGE $15
26/09/13 RAVEN/FATALITY/SPEWGORE/GUEST @ THE ANNEX WRECKROOM $16
29/09/13 VICIOUS RUMORS @ THE MOD CLUB $20

OCTOBER:
04/10/13 KILLER DWARFS/DIEMONDS @ ROCKPILE EAST $15
07/10/13 HAWKWIND @ THE MOD CLUB $24.50
12/10/13 WATAIN/IN SOLITUDE/TRIBULATION @ THE OPERA HOUSE $23
12/10/13 VCW MONSTER BASH WRESTLING $15
18/10/13 ANVIL @ ROCKPILE WEST $25
19/10/13 THE ROUGHBOYS/FLYING FORTRESS/DROID @ IZAKAYA SHUSHI HOUSE $5

NOVEMBER:

14-17/11/13 NOT DEAD YET: DIY HARDCORE PUNK FEST
20/11/13 FATES WARNING/CAULDRON @ THE MOD CLUB $23.50

22/11/13 MANIAC/SPEWGORE @ SNEEKYDEES more info TBA

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

DROID MALFUNCTION DEMO OUT NOW!!!



After much anticipation, the Droid demo is finally out and available for all you thrashing headbangers! This pro demo tape comes as a clear green tape, with silver print in a clear green case! This tape is sure to stand out in your collection!

The tapes are hand numbered and limited to 100 copies. Every cassette also includes a download link so you can have both physical and digital copies. Don't miss out! Only $5 (shipping extra if needed).

To keep updated with more news on Droid, check them out on facebook and bandcamp:

https://www.facebook.com/DroidDroidDroid

http://droidcanada.bandcamp.com/


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

NEXT RELEASE: HHR-002 DROID - MALFUNCTION DEMO TAPE

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!
https://www.facebook.com/gatekrashor





Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CAULDRON'S AMERICA'S LOST US/CANADA TOUR!

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!

Monday, March 18, 2013

First Hard & Heavy Release OUT NOW! Gatekrashor - Fear Of Attack EP

I am stoked to announce that the first Hard & Heavy release is officially out!  Calgary's Gatekrashor and their Fear Of Attack EP, limited to 100 cassette copies! This will be the first of many and I hope all you bangers enjoy! Tapes are $5 and can be purchased online or in person if you live in Toronto/GTA! Thanks to everyone who supported and keep it LOUD!

If you are unfamiliar with Gatekrashor you can check them out on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gatekrashor

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sacrifice - Top 50 Toronto Albums

Was pretty stoked to see that Sacrifice made it into NOW Magazine's "Top 50 Toronto Albums". Needless to say, they were the only metal band on the list, but they wave the flag high for all their Toronto metal comrades.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Back To Work!



Alright, vacation has been long enough for me! Time to get back to business! It’s hard to jam pack everything I’ve been doing for the past few month in a small post (don’t want to bore anyone to death), but I’ve pretty much been enjoying the fruits of Europe for the past few months, going to as many festivals, shows and trying as many different beers as I possibly could! Now I’m ready to get some stuff done! Firstly, as I had mentioned before, I am going to start releasing some wicked bands on this distro/label! Our debut will be Calgary’s Gatekrashor on a limited run of tapes! These tapes should be out VERY SOON! Next up, will Issue #2 of my Hard and Heavy Zine with write ups on my adventures in Europe and all the killer bands I got to see, and my experience as a roadie for Cauldron’s recent 6 week euro tour! I definitely have more to talk about, but that’s all for now!

NEW DISTRO ITEMS UP SOON!