Past Event

Desolate State EP Fundraiser with The Métis, Olfactory Assault, Aggressive Acoustic live at The Asylum - October 8th 2016

Local juicebox hunters, Desolate State, will be holding a fundraiser show on Oct. 8th at The Asylum Sudbury (19 Regent Street, Downstairs) to raise funds for the winter recording of their debut EP.

They will be supported by local groups The Métis (Sudbury Post Hardcore), Olfactory Assault (Sudbury Rock and Roll) and Aggressive Acoustic (Sudbury Acoustic Rock).

In addition to performances by the above bands, there will also be a prize table which includes donated prizes from some local businesses and individuals who are sponsoring the event.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from any band member for $7 (will be available soon) or for $10 at the door. The event is 19+. Doors will open at 9pm.

Event sponsors include;

Studio 613 Electric Tattoo Co.
Momma Crone Photography & Design
Sudbury Theatre Centre
Boardwalk Gaming Sudbury
Bay Used Books
Imagine Cinemas Downtown Movie Lounge Sudbury
Escape Artists - Games & Outfitters
Let's Scrabbalatte Board Game Café
and more!

Please take a moment to “Like” the businesses that are supporting local musicians by sponsoring this event!

We will also be holding some contests for prizes in advance of the event so stay tuned to the above pages for details!

Juice Box Metal

Desolate State is all about shredtastic guitar solos, powerful vocals, and an overall sound huge enough to take down an enraged green monster, even if he’s juiced.

Sudbury Post Hardcore

The Métis was formed in 2013 and consists of a group of four friends who decided to take their passion for music to the test. Their lead singer Nick Strong was originally supposed to be on drums. That was quickly changed, and now Kris Roszel enjoys his seat at the back of the stage. Phil Bonhomme showcases vocals along with playing bass guitar while Justin Lamothe joins him on lead guitar. 3/4 members of are native heritage, with the other member being french which is why the band chose the name The Métis.
Musically, The Métis is a post hardcore band with influences from blues and rock, with some punk as well. In 2016 the band released their first album, "San Francisco" and are currently working on a follow up release.
Nick Strong - Vocals
Phil Bonhomme - Bass/ Vocals
Kris Roszel - Drums

Sudbury Rock & Roll

Forged in the Crater City of Sudbury, Olfactory Assault is a rock band formed in Hanmer/Valley East area of Sudbury.
Mitch McCann
Eric "Poo Beard" Van Den Heuvel
Quinton Jones

Sudbury Acoustic Rock

Bubbling up out of the slag of the Nickel City, Aggressive Acoustic has gradually been smelted into a highly corrosive hodge podge of madness, musical instruments, and the united goal of making ear drums bleed with instruments traditionally perceived as pleasant to the ear. Initially the brain child of Brian Cattapan, Aggressive Acoustic started as a one man band of big voice and bassy acoustic guitar sounds. Deciding that he needed some drums in the mix, Brian performed an ancient and eldritch ritual to summon the Thunder Goddess, Angie McBride to provide rhythm to what was to become Aggressive Acoustic. In the process of summoning Angie, the earth let loose a massive high pitched fart that sounded pleasing to Brian's ears. Almost in tune with what he was playing.

Desolate State performing their original songs Apocalypse and Monolith at their EP Fundraiser show live at the Asylum in Sudbury Ontario. Video filmed by Keith Zwicker.

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