Canadian Legends To Take Part In ‘Metal On Ice’ Live Show

Canadian Legends To Take Part In ‘Metal On Ice’ Live Show

March 5, 2014

Canadian Legends To Take Part In 'Metal On Ice' Live ShowBillboard charting guitarist Sean Kelly is excited to announce the official ‘Metal On Ice’ CD release show, scheduled for Saturday, May 10th at The Opera House in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week 2014.

“I wrote a book to honour my hard rock and heavy metal heroes,” says Kelly. “Through the help of our fans and Pledge Music we turned up the volume with an amazing new EP, and now it’s time to crank the amps, stack the speakers, and put on the loudest book release party in history! The Metal On Ice concert is going to bring the passion of the book and EP to life through an evening of great songs and killer performances… Get your metal on!!!”

The CD release show will feature the album’s participating artists Brian Vollmer (Helix), Carl Dixon (Coney Hatch), Darby Mills (The Headpins), Lee Aaron, and Nick Walsh (Slik Toxik), along with host Christopher Ward (former MuchMusic VJ) and the author/musical director of the night, Sean Kelly. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 7th, at Ticketmaster.

On October 29th, 2013, Coalition Music released ‘Metal On Ice: Tunes From Canada’s Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Heroes’, the companion EP to Kelly’s book of the same name. The ‘Metal On Ice’ EP features illustrious Canadian artists Brian Vollmer, Carl Dixon, Darby Mills, Lee Aaron, Nick Walsh and Russ Dwarf (Killer Dwarfs) performing new versions of classic songs from the 1980s. As a special bonus for fans, the EP also includes title track “Metal On Ice”, a brand new song featuring Vollmer, Aaron, Mills, Dixon and Walsh.

“Guitauthor” Sean Kelly’s book ‘Metal On Ice’ has received accolades from the music press and fans since its release last fall. “For those of you who are fans of Canadian ’80s rock this is a real page turner… highly recommended!” commented Brighton Rock guitarist Greg Fraser. The book reached the #1 spot on Amazon Canada’s ‘Best Sellers in Heavy Metal Music’ section, and was selected as one of iTunes Canada’s ‘Best Books of September (2013)’.

In 2013, a successful PledgeMusic campaign for the Metal on Ice project reached 112% of the target fundraising goal, thanks to international fan support.

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