Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT, ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO), one of metal's most legendary and influential thrash guitarists, has been announced as the special guest judge for Round 4 of Heavy MTL's Battle Of The Bands, where the cities heaviest and loudest bands take to the stage for a chance to win one of two prized spots on the Heavy MTL 2012 lineup at Parc Jean-Drapeau this August.
Round 4 will take place at Les Katacombes (1635 St. Laurent) on Wednesday, April 11th with the bands ERIMHA, HOLLOW, MAGNUM STALLION and VALFREYA competing for the symphonic metal night.
An event page can be found at this location
Heavy MTL will return to Montreal, QC at Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 11th and 12th.
As of now, weekend passes for Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th at Parc Jean-Drapeau are going on sale via HeavyMTL.com, by phone at (514) 790-2525 or 1-877-668-8269 in person at the Bell Centre box office.
As a special offer, clients who buy Reserved Seating Weekend Passes and the first 500 clients who buy General Admission Weekend Passes are entitled to receive a download of the new album from Serj Tankian of SYSTEM OF A DOWN that is scheduled for release this August and one download of SCARS OF BROADWAY's new album coming this fall. Two full album downloads per individual ticket purchase. More details and redemption instructions to follow.
Acts scheduled for Heavy MTL include:
Saturday, August 11th - SYSTEM OF A DOWN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, JOB FOR A COWBOY, KATAKLYSM, PERIPHERY, THE FACELESS, VEIL OF MAYA, GOATWHORE, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ROSE FUNERAL, ORIGIN , EXHUMED.
Sunday, August 12th - SLIPKNOT, MARILYN MANSON, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, OVERKILL, HIGH ON FIRE, PROTEST THE HERO, CANCER BATS, THE AGONIST, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE.
A few more bands will be added to this line up and other events that will take part of the festival will be announced soon.