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    It’s amazing to think that The Royal Foundry has only been together for 1 year and experienced such a meteoric rise in the music industry. But beyond all of their success is an outstanding story to be shared. Bethany and Jared first met each other on November 13th, 2009. It was a cool winter day and Jared and his band the Junkyard Poets had come to play a show in her City. As she walked up the steps of the concert hall Jared was awe struck and between gasping for air he managed to utter a singular syllable to his band mates “Dibs.”

    Fast forward a few years to days after they got married. Contrary to popular belief, Jared and Beth never had dreams of embarking on a whirlwind year that would land them:

    - “Running Away” featured on TSN for the CFL
    - SONiC 102.9 (Edmonton) - Band of the Month with debut single in 2015...additional play from X 92.9 (Calgary), LiVE 88.5 (Ottawa), Radio 96.5 (Halifax), CBC Radio 2, SiriusXM (Iceberg & Verge)
    - Top 12 Alberta Peak Performance Project (95.3 The Peak, Calgary)
    - 5 nominations (GMA/IMEA)
    - 2 songwriting awards (John Lennon Songwriting competition, ISC/Unsigned Only)
    - ReverbNation Featured Artist (April 2014)
    - Radio and Online interviews in Canada, USA, and UK.
    - “Waiting” featured on Good Morning America, Huffington Post & Buzzfeed with over 6 million views
    - Showcased @ Canadian Music Week, NXNE, The Americana Music Conference along with playing across Canada, Israel, Belize, and USA.

    All of this happened in their first year of marriage...and they say the first year of marriage is the hardest?



    Junia is an indie alt-rock music collective, with heavy Motown, soul, art rock, and pop influences, based in Toronto, ON. Junia is what happens when a group of friends who don’t take themselves very seriously, find each other and can’t stop making music. The core of the band, consisting of Amy Towers on lead vocals, Joel Wilson on drums, and David Siekanowicz on guitar, has been writing songs together since 2011, and performing live with musical contributions from friends across countless venues in Ontario, including The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Sneaky Dee’s, The Hard Luck Bar, The Rivoli, and opening for Juno nominated artists Kiera Isabella and Autumn Hill at Mississauga’s Celebration Square. They have also enjoyed success on YouTube, with 120,000+ views on their channel that features original music as well as acoustic covers.



    Led by the vocals of Martin Broda, best known as singer/bassist of the infamous electro-metalcore all-stars Abandon All Ships, and backed up by Michael Farina, Daniel Ennis, and Michael Ferreira, Curses blend sombre emotive tones with expert rock and pop sensibilities. Curses bring a sound that manages to simultaneously feel familiar while still new and exciting. Hot off the release of their debut single, the quartet have their debut EP currently in the works for a release later in 2015.



    MYLA X DAFUSIA stormed into the electronic music scene with initial attention from their single, “Take Your Mind,” presented alongside Skrillex’s “Slat’s Slat’s Slats” on YouTube, which became a blog hit in 2009. They released their self Debut EP, "Yuga One,” in 2010, but it was their vocal remix of Adventure Club's #1 iTunes Electronic hit -"Do I See Colour,"which landed them unanimous critical acclaim and soared to #13 on the Soundcloud charts. In 2010, MYLA X DAFUSIA released 2 songs with Play Records, owned by Mellefresh, known for her early collaborations with Deadmau5, titled: Best of Dubstep vol. 1 (on Beatport). Since then, in 2013, Dafusia (Srihari Sridhar) self released a solo EP titled “Cadence” which charted in the Top 40 on Hype Machine, as well as a new Remix of Little Dragons new single, “Klapp Klapp.” MYLA (Mandy Ebel) has continued to tour and actively perform her solo acoustic-fusion project in 2013 & 2014, during which has been actively working on MYLA X DAFUSIA’s new upcoming EP, “Werk It Out”, with their full-length Album to follow. This April the duo also just released a collab track with Sara Simms, as part of her “Future Prophecy” graphic novel/concept album titled, “All Of Me.” available on iTunes & Beatport.

    Myla x Dafusia have performed at festivals such as WEMF (World Electronic Music Festival - ON) and Connect Music Festival (SK), as well as venues and events such as Toronto’s Bassmentality at Wrongbar, UK Underground-Virgin Mobile MOD Club, Canadian Music Week, Indie Week Canada (Semifinals), SubChakra, Futura events. They’ve performed alongside Foreign Beggars, Big Gigantic, Mat the Alien, Kraddy, Hydee, Marcus Visionary, Dj MRK (Singer of Platinum Blonde), DJ Tigerblood, HugsNotDrugs, Going Quantum, Erica Dee and performed with the likes of Kalan Porter, (Canadian Idol 2004), World class Indian Percussionist Sivamani, alongside AKON & Pop/Electronic sensation, Kiesza.

    Upon MYLA X DAFUSIA’s releases this 2015, their music is sure to offer a invigorating experience for their audience with their abundant energy and abstract, tasteful fusion in todays modern music.

    Comeback Kid covers Nirvana

    - Originally formed in 2000 by members of Winnipeg, Canada's underground music scene, COMEBACK KID has amassed a catalog of five full-length international releases along with a live CD/DVD.

    - COMEBACK KID has extensively toured North America, Europe, Asia, and South America and sharing stages with acts like MADBALL, SICK OF IT ALL, FOUR YEAR STRONG, A WILHELM SCREAM, PARKWAY DRIVE, BLEEDING THROUGH, and others.

    - COMEBACK KID played sold out shows all over the world, performing on the Boys of Summer tour, Spring Break festival, Grozerock Fest, Pirate Satellite Festival, S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival, Amnesia Rockfest, Deichbrand Festival, Dour Festival, Resurrection Fest, Xtreme Fest, and Hevy Festival, and hundreds of shows in between.

    - Alternative Press comments, "...where so many others fail: in conveying emotion, engaging the listener and creating an experience."


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    Cities Under Fire

    Cities Under Fire formed in 2009 as a collaboration between brothers Andrew and Jardeth Hemmerling and songwriter David Millar. Bronson Hemmerling was added on bass in 2011. With their debut release of Lukewarm Love, the band began to tour extensively across Canada and the U.S. The album was very well received, with several award nominations including a win for "Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year" at the 2011 GMA Canada Awards in Calgary, Alberta.

    Working with producer Darryl Swart (Tree 63) and Red Tree Studios, they released their sophomore album "Bright Lights" on September 2012. This album received nominations for "Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year" at the 2013 GMA Covenant Awards in Toronto, Ontario along with Spiritual Recording of the Year at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards.

    June 2014 marked the release of their most successful single to date “Love In Motion” which spent over 5 months as one of the Top 5 most played Canadian songs and 17 weeks on the Canadian Christian Radio Chart (CCRC) peaking at #14. Cities Under Fire is finally back with a brand new summer anthem “Hope” out April 2015, showcasing the band’s most definitive sound to date.


    -New album “Lost In Light”, produced by Bill Reynolds (Band Of Horses), released February 17, 2015
    -Canadian Country Music Awards “Discovery Program” Finalist 2013
    -Nominated for Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year on SiriusXM US The Coffee House Best of 2013
    -Nominated for Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year (“The Healing”), and Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year at the 2014 East Coast Music Awards
    -Music PEI Awards Winner – Touring Artist of the Year 2014
    -“Beat This Heart” single, featuring Serena Ryder, reached Top 10 on CBC Radio 2
    -Performed at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival, and The Stan Rogers Folk Festival 2013
    -East Coast Music Awards Winner – Roots Solo Recording 2013
    -COCA Awards (Canadian Organization of Campus Activities) Winner – Best Music Mainstage Act 2013
    -Music PEI Awards Winner – Male Solo Recording of the Year 2013
    -150+ Canadian tour dates supporting The Other Side
    -“Tim Chaisson’s music has an honest and real quality about it that is hard to come by in ambitious musicians today…” - The Aquarian
    -“This is an artist on his way to high places.” - Penguin Eggs



    Singer-songwriter-dancer ESMA has created a new sound through the infusion of different music genres combined her exotic roots. The music is catchy and upbeat, yet refreshingly unique. ESMA’s worked with LA based marketing company A&R Worldwide who have helped with the careers of artists such as LMFAO, Coldplay, Avril Lavigne and Adele. Also with producer, Fingazz, has worked with artists like Snoop Dogg and Karl Wolf.

    ESMA landed a sync deal with Emmy Award winning company Bunim/Murray. Her music has been placed in episodes of Bad Girls Club, an American reality show on the Oxygen Network, which brings in over a million views per episode. ESMA won last years Top 40 radio station Hot 107’s Hot Factor competition, receiving 10K, radio promotion and studio time.

    ESMA has performed internationally and opened for artists such as Jadakiss, Karl Wolf, Jay Sean, LMFAO party rock crew, Danny Fernandes, JRDN, Kos, SisQo, Dru Hill and Dirty Radio. ESMA has also trained with Ron Anderson, who has coached the voices of Alicia Keys, Adele, Janet Jackson and Usher to name a few.

    ESMA’s single “Fall Back” and music video are based on Anti-bullying, specifically Cyber-bullying. The video concept was inspired by the Amanda Todd story, the teen who’s YouTube video about her bullying struggles went viral receiving millions of hits after she committed suicide. Press from “Fall Back” got to Amanda Todd’s mother, Carol Todd, and she reached out to ESMA. Proceeds from iTunes sales were donated to The Amanda Todd Legacy Fund. “Fall Back” has received Canadian Top 40 radio support.

    ESMA’s 2015 collaborations are exciting; one being artist/producer Rich Kidd (Drake, Busta Rhyhmes, SonReal) and producer Marcus Kane (So So Def).


    Dozens of different words beginning with the same letter would more typically come to mind over the course of a Cancer Bats record – angst, anger, aggression, and asperity likely among them. But none are more encapsulating of Searching For Zero, the fifth and latest full-length from the Toronto hardcore/punk quartet, than acceptance. “We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, death, and deep thought about being in a band, touring non-stop, and how that’s taken its toll,” begins vocalist Liam Cormier about the headspace he shared with his bandmates – drummer Mike Peters, guitarist Scott Middleton, and bassist Jaye Schwarzer – surrounding the album’s composition.

    As such, the 10 tracks that comprise Searching For Zero, produced by the Midas-touched Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot), mark somewhat of a sonic departure for the multiple JUNO Award nominees. The staple sonic components are all in-tow – the urgency and intensity inherent in Cormier’s vocals, Middleton’s sometimes sludgy, sometimes raging riffage, and a grimy, gritty, heavy-hitting rhythm section; however, the album boasts a more raw and organic tonal signature than any previous Bats collection, which Cormier largely credits to their producer.

    Robinson brought a bare-bones aural aesthetic to the material, capturing a sound that unites the thrashy metal-tinged hardcore of their previous releases with a meaty lo-fi tint – in many ways an extension of their Bat Sabbath alter ego, where the boys perform cuts from the most iconic metal band of all time (with some extra ferocity for good measure). Searching For Zero is impressive in its polarity – simultaneously the most melodic yet menacing Cancer Bats release, incorporating the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut, Birthing The Giant and more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps and Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is Cancer Bats at their pinnacle – their “True Zero.”

    “This record is really about finding our absolute zero – the point where there’s no longer a negative; where everything moving forward is a positive,” Cormier explains. And that positivity – that willingness to change what you can and let go of the rest – is the source of resolution and acceptance. “There are real reasons we do this,” Cormier says assuredly. “We love being in this band, and we love the people that share that with us.” Nowhere is that more evident than a Cancer Bats show, where band, fans, and unsuspecting bystanders unite under a banner of raised fists and banging heads. The energy is as undeniably infectious as the music itself and has helped the band hold its own on club and festival stages alongside powerhouses like Billy Talent, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Rise Against, and Bring Me The Horizon.

    Searching For Zero comes from a place of heavy contemplation for its creators, and at times, that contemplation grew grim and dark. But the end result is an acceptance of the realities that come with pursuing a passion, leaving Cancer Bats with a reinvigorated drive to do right by themselves and the people that have followed them this far. “We think of the kids that have been with us the whole way, and we’re going to make sure nobody ever regrets buying an album or getting a tattoo,” Cormier states. “This one just reaffirmed why we do this, and why we’re going to keep doing it.”