Asylum News, Feb 14th 2017 Edition

Created on Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 21:30:25
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Valentines Day Love Affair at The Asylum
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A Valentine's Day Love Affair at The Asylum


Happy Valentine's Day Asylumites and Outpatients!

We've been hosting shows, updating the bar, getting new brews, improving the website, booking new events... basically, business as usual down here at The Asylum.  We thought we'd take a moment to get a newsletter out to update you all on a few things, there is a lot going on.


Valentine's Day

Want to earn some brownie points tonight?  Take your sweetheart out to The Asylum and treat them to a chocolate infused Helter Smelter from Stack Brewery!   Come on out and mingle at The Asylum's Valentine's Day Love Affair, no cover, cheap drinks and free pool all night, what's not to love?
February 14th: A Valentine Love Affair @ The Asylum

New Events This Weekend:

We have a jam packed weekend of bands lined up, make sure you come on out and check out the wonders of live music in an intimate space:

FRIDAYLike a Girl and Shawn Kosmo with local legends Lightmares.
SATURDAY:  Signs of Chaos and locals Crone of WarArchelon and Wilt(ed).
SUNDAYRyan Macintyre all night, with Die Hexe kicking things off.
MONDAY: PseudoGarbageface and The Asylum live debut of Dr. Bong.

New Website Updates:

You may have noticed some new changes on our website. We've been putting in a lot of new updates, building up our database, designing new upcoming event and artist profile pages, adding all kinds of streaming audio widgets so that you can hear a band without having to leave the site or do a google - we've done all the hard work for you, compiling all an artist's available social media presence for you.   Just take a look at this week's Featured Local Artist to see what we mean.

We will be implementing some new sections to highlight our burgeoning new live Stand-Up Comedy scene as well as something for the gamers out there participating in our Smash Bros tournaments occurring every second Sunday.

More is coming so keep watching


Featured Local Artist:  Crone of War


Crone of war is a three piece metal band, based out of the northern regions of Ontario.  With twelve originals already on the playlist, an album already under their belt and another in the works, these guys are working hard towards adding some new sounds for all of those who share in their metal passion.

Take a listen to Crone of War right now on our site.

Crone Of War
Crone Of War has been laying siege to The Asylum since they came into existence in 2015.  Be sure to check out their set on Saturday night!

Buy Your Tickets Online

We are making more efforts to be able to offer tickets online for our events. The following events have tickets available online, just click on the poster.   Please support these artists by purchasing your tickets online in advance.

An evening of Deathcore - Falsifier, Filth, Behind These Eyes, Inherent
Fernandez The Hypnotist Comedy Show live at The Asylum - February 22nd 2017
A Weekend With Anvil At The Asylum - May 26th-27th 2017
That is all.   Watch out for next week's newsletter!

Latest News

Mar 2017

Featured Local Artist: The Wring

With an impressive debut record just released, Sudbury's The Wring is set to do some damage to the local music scene.  With a heavy prog rock tone and snarling vocals, they are a 4 piece that create a massive sound with solid mid tempo grooves and complex musical passages full of interesting lyrical imagery.

Mar 2017

Asylum New, March 18th 2017 edition

Hey folks, we're back again with another quick update of what we got cooking down at The Asylum.
We had a few cool bookings land on our door step this last week that we're going to tell you about, a new relationship with our local community radio station, some show listings and new tickets on sale, an album review, a featured artist profile and some news about our latest Community Effort to do some good in Sudbury this month.
Mar 2017

Artist of the Day: Ninjaspy

“I am so scared of this…but that’s good.” – Bob Ezrin (Producer: KISS, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, PHISH, Deftones, Peter Gabriel, Deep Purple)
Mar 2017

Cody & Cory's Birthday Celebration

It's our bartender Cody's birthday tonight, w00t!   Still a young 'un and yet beats the drums with the intensity of a thousand suns.  Come on down and watch him have to work on his Birthday muhahahah!  Facebook Link
Mar 2017

Asylum News, March 10th 2017 Edition

Blackwood Sinners, the winners of the 2016 Q92 Rock Band Rumble, just got signed to a record deal with Ariella Records and are playing a show on our stage with The Lad Classic and Vintage Slang on May 5th.
Mar 2017

New Show Added: Harbour with The Twentiest and Wilt/ed

New show with Harbour, The Twentiest and Wilt/ed booked today for all you home grown punk rock fans!

Mar 2017

Hilarity For Charity This Week At The Asylum - October 24th 2016

October 24th 2016 - Sudbury Star Article:

Three Edmonton comedians and two Sudbury funnymen will take the stage at The Asylum Oct. 25 for Hilarity for Charity.

Mar 2017

TONIGHT, Jar of Dirt will be crankin' tunes from the all mighty Alice in Chains!

Stack Brewing is also sponsoring our tribute nights and each event, we'll have a stack brew on special! Up to bat is HELTER SMELTER FOR 5.75$. This all powerful 10.4%, black as night Imperial Stout is a chocolaty coffee delight sure to explode in your mouth. Get em' while we still have them in stock!

Mar 2017

Asylum Closed: Snow Day

It's been decided due to inclement weather and treacherous ongoing conditions mother nature is dishing out, we're giving our staff at The Asylym a snowday!

BUT FEAR NOT! We'll be back into operation tomorrow for our Comedy night featuring some out of towners and our hometown belly laughing specialists. Go enjoy some Timmies today and a beer tomorrow!

Be Safe!

Feb 2017

Happy Birthday Justin!

A BIG Happy Birthday goes out to our Bartender Justin Rienguette!

From The Asylum Staff! Have fun you big sexy booze slinger \m/



Sep 2016

Beaver Slap: Thrashy, Angry and Estrogen-Fueled

Beaver Slap is a Barrie-based female punk band slated to play Sudbury's Asylum at 19 Regent St. on Friday night on a bill with Artificial Dissemination, The Therapists and The Twentiest. Its members are Julie Marchione, Cailyn Fitzgerald, Kalei Lynn and Natalie Mason. The Star contacted Beaver Slap and the band answered a series of questions ahead of the gig.

Aug 2016

Little You, Little Me and Motherhood Team Up

Members of New Brunswick bands Little You, Little Me and Motherhood have a wealth of different projects on the go, running arts collectives, record labels, music festivals, studios and recording projects. Amidst all this, the two groups will find time to hit the road on tour together with a cross-Canada trek.

Aug 2016

Sudbury rapper returns home next month

CheZZa takes the stage at the Asylum September 17.


Sudbury-born rapper CheZZa will return to his hometown for a Sept. 17 show at The Asylum to promote his new album “i am...".

Jul 2016

Sudbury's New Live Music Venue

The Asylum will be open seven days a week from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. and its owner promises to continue showcasing national and international acts, as well.

"It has been a long process transitioning from an all ages music venue into a licensed establishment, but it's been well worth the wait," said owner Mark Howitt.

Jul 2016

Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs at The Asylum

Toronto-based Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs are playing a show at The Asylum Sudbury at 19 Regent Street in Sudbury on July 31 beginning at 7 p.m. The show includes Dirty Princes, Lightmares and Skin Condition. The show is licensed, but is for all ages. Tickets are $7 and the show starts at 7 p.m. sharp. The Star spoke with Iron Lungs guitar player, Timmins native and former Star reporter Joel French.

Jul 2016

Get your metal fix at The Asylum next month

Hitting the road for their first cross Canada tour since 2011, Montreal-based death metal masters Necronomicon will be performing in Sudbury on Aug. 9 at The Asylum. 

Jul 2016

Sudbury Venue Growing and Evolving

Nickel City has a new spot for metalheads to find 'Asylum'

Set near a relatively quiet corner at Regent Street and Elm Street is the home to some of Sudbury's loudest shows.

Jun 2016

Vesperia shows chops in Sudbury tonight

How big is Wacken Open Air (W:O:A)? The annual hard rock and heavy metal festival draws almost 100,000 headbangers to the small German town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein the first weekend in August. 

It is a powerchord pilgrimage destination for global metalheads. For bands in the genre, there is no other festival you want to be performing at.

May 2016

Music 'Saved' Sudbury Man From Oblivion

Heavy metal saved Mark Howitt's life.

It helped him overcome depression, kick addiction and gave him the confidence to leave despair - and homelessness - behind.

"If it wasn't for music I don't think I would be here right now," said the 34-year-old musician, show promoter and founder of Sudbury Metal Fest.

"Music has always been an outlet for me."

Oct 2015

Sudbury Metal Fest returns for 2015

Sudbury Metal Fest, Northern Ontario's premier extreme music festival returns for its seventh year supporting Canadian metal with 36 bands from across the country, along with showcasing international talent that includes Negura Bunget and Grimegod from Romania, plus Dyanfari from Iceland.


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