Spread the Metal Festival Launches Band Search For Indie Opener



Spread The Metal Festival has launched a new contest in search of one indie band to perform at this year’s Spread The Metal Festival in Toronto, ON on September 7th and 8th alongside Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist and many more as they all come together to raise funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing money to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries.


Based on a points system, bands interested in performing on the festival will have to share the following link:

Each “share” on FB of the STM Festival Indiegogo crowd funding campaign = 1 point
Each contributor to the campaign inspired by their participating band = 5 points
Each contribution made by a band member from a participating band = 10 points
All participating band members make a contribution = 25 points
The participating band that raises the most money through the campaign = 50 points

When making contributions on the crowd funding page, contributors are urged to add a comment letting STM Records know, which participating band they’re supporting to help get a spot on the festival lineup.

So what does the band win?

The band selected will receive an opening slot at the “Spread the Metal Festival 2013 – Toronto Edition”, full backline, get a chance to meet Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, and many more, and have their album reviewed by Spread the Metal Records and other industry reps.

Bands interested in participating and questions can email info@spreadthemetal.com.

About: Spread The Metal The festival will see 100% of its profits donated to Kiva, a non-profit organization, which helps people around the world to lift themselves out of poverty.

Headlining the festival will be Suffocation, with additional headliners to be announced at a later date. Direct support will be provided by The AgonistAugury and Skull Fist.

Additional support bands include Beheading of a King, The Catalyst, Edge of Attack, Deathpoint, Crimson Shadows, Nephelium, Hallows Die, Evertrapped, Answer With Metal and Sanktuary.

To complement the festival itself, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.

Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival (including some that aren’t), guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec! Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page:


BANDS, VENUE, and other DETAILS to be announced soon!!!

For more info, please visit these links:

2 Day Festival Pass Available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/279311 (Individual day passes on sale June 1st)

Festibal Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/SpreadTheMetalFestival

Toronto Edition – https://www.facebook.com/events/142645535907013/

Halifax Edition – https://www.facebook.com/events/393736497391434/

Kiva – www.kiva.org