As proven by her efforts compiling HELLBENT FOR COOKING: The Heavy Metal Cookbook, Annick Giroux is a master of gathering the cream of the crop—young and old—from across many eras of underground heavy metal. This September 11-12, her Wings of Metal festival lights up Montreal for the third consecutive year with a stellar line-up including Angel Witch, Razor, Christian Mistress, Savage Master and resurrected French metal icons Vulcain.
Worthy of special mention, this festival marks the first-ever live performance of Swedish black/death metal legends Mefisto. SWEDISH DEATH METAL author Daniel Ekeroth states that one other gig was booked in 1987, but the group didn’t show up. They will surely make it this time, no one can resist a summoning from Annick Giroux.
In METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries, Jon Kristiansen describes Mefisto as “the blackest band in Sweden,” on par with Bathory, with an image consisting of “heads on stakes, butchered lambs, black candles and many other fun things.”
Wings of Metal 2015 takes place September 11 and 12 at the Katacombes, 1635 Boul. Saint-Laurent, in Montreal. Here’s the complete line-up, with one more band still to be announced:
ANGEL WITCH (UK)
CHRISTIAN MISTRESS (US)
HIGH SPIRITS (US)
SAVAGE MASTER (US)
BARROW WIGHT (Can)
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