Legendary Canadian Rockers Slated For ‘Metal On Ice’ EP

Legendary Canadian Rockers Slated For ‘Metal On Ice’ EP

July 4, 2013

‘Metal On Ice’ is an upcoming book that focuses on tales from Canada’s hard rock and heavy metal heroes, due for release in September through Dundurn Press.

The book’s author Sean Kelly, frontman of his own band Crash Kelly, has decided to release an accompanying music EP that will bring together the voices from ‘Metal On Ice’ in the way you like to hear them best. The songs you love re-envisioned by the original artists such as Carl Dixon (Coney Hatch), Brian Vollmer (Helix), Lee Aaron, Darby Mills (Headpins), Nick Walsh (Slik Toxik) and Russ Dwarf (Killer Dwarfs). A fundraising campaign has been set up at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/metalonice in order to raise money to complete the EP.

Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal, which grew out of the hard rock of the 1970s, exploded commercially in the 1980s, and then petered out in the 1990s as grunge took over, only to rise to prominence once again in the new millennium.

The road to Canadian musical glory is not lined with the palm trees and top-down convertibles of the Sunset Strip. It is a road slick with black ice, obscured by blizzards, and littered with moose and deer that could cause peril for a cube van thundering down a Canadian highway.

Drawing on interviews with original artists such as Helix, Anvil, Coney Hatch, Killer Dwarfs, Harem Scarem, and Honeymoon Suite, as well as prominent journalists, VJs, and industry insiders, ‘Metal On Ice’ relives their experiences, motivations, and lifestyles as they strove for that most alluring of brass rings — the coveted record deal. It’s a new perspective on the dreams of musicians shooting for an American ideal of success and discovering a uniquely Canadian voice in the process.

More details on ‘Metal On Ice’ can be found at www.metalonice.com.

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