HIRAX til Metal Merchant
Joy to the metal world, people. Here is the latest news from the northern defenders of great metal and the eternal underground.
As stated from their homepage, http://www.blackdevilrecords.com/ :
HIRAX began in Los Angeles in 1984, but because of the weak metal scene in their area, they spent most of their time playing in San Francisco along with Slayer, Metallica, and Exodus, who were all part of the exciting new metal emerging from the Bay area. The original lineup was Katon W. De Pena (vocals), Bob Savage (guitar), Gary Monardo (bass), and Brian Keith (drums). They released a four-song demo in 1984. Their songs at the time were more similar to the metal bands such as Saxon, Tygers of Pan Tang, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal period. This demo was widely circulated and the band became known and respected worldwide through the metal tape trading underground.
The rest is, as usual, history. HIRAX is what METAL MERCHANTS FESTIVAL is all about. Staying real, staying tough, staying METAL, Katon and his crew will come to Oslo to do the METAL MERCHANTS FESTIVAL. Those of you that surprisingly haven't decided yet, now has no more reasons to stay home the last weekend of january. With HIRAX completing what we would call an excellent lineup, this is what you can be expecting so far (But still with a surprise or two up our sleeves, you shouldn't wait any longer with ordering your tickets from firstname.lastname@example.org );
DJ crew: Geir Fosby (High Voltage Radio Show), Götz Kühnemund (Rock Hard Magazine), Fenriz (Darkthrone and Tyrant Syndicate) and Leif Kringen (Scream Magazine).
The place is still Kanonhallen in Oslo, and the dates are january 30th and 31st.
We can also inform you that APOCALYPTIC EMPIRE RECORDS ( http://www.aer666.com/ ) will show up with plenty of great merch, as well as official merchandise for the bands and the festival. Festival shirts can also soon be ordered from www.metalmerchantsfestival.com .
Until we meet again and the case is solved, as a wise man once said,
Sigurd Diablo, Ronny Diablo and Stian Diablo
METAL MERCHANTS FESTIVAL