CJLO Begins Metal March

It's March, and here at CJLO that can only mean one thing... it's Metal March.

What is Metal March, you ask? Well, we at CJLO play a lot of metal. By "a lot" I don't mean "we have a 3 hour show at 1AM on Saturday." No, I mean we have 8 hours of strictly metal shows and 7 additional hours of loud programming a week. Our top 30 charts every week usually consists of a minimum of 20% metal or loud bands. So yeah, we play a lot of metal.

But even though we play a lot of metal, we noticed that metal is still on the back burner, so 2 years ago we decided to bring it to the forefront and celebrate it, and since we're big fans of illiteration, we decided to do it in March. Thus Metal March was born.

So what are we doing this year? Well, for starters we're bringing you concerts. Come out to Casa de Popolo for the 4 year anniversary of Gutser on March 16th featuring Kato, Venomenon, and Jesus Horse that we're puttin on in conjunction with Grimey MTL. Tickets are 5 bucks in advance and 7 at the door. For more info, check here.

Grimey punk not your bag, well the same night at Brasserie Beaubien check out Spectral Wound along with Eyes of Night, Blood Sacrifice, and Profane Order for all your black metal needs. Tickets are a suggested 5 - 10 dollars. More info here.

Speaking of shows, we want you to go out to more of them. We have passes to tons of shows including Heavy Montreal. Keep checking in to our social media and listening in to shows to see how and when you can score some tickets for free dollars. 

Theater goer? Then look for a screening of The Rise of LA Thrash on the 25th of March at Concordia University's De Seve theater. The doc is full of interviews from members of bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Testament and Suicidal Tendencies to name a few. Look out on our Facebook for an event page going up soon, but in the meantime, here's a link to a trailer to get you excited.

We have another compilation coming at you full of loud bands that have played in our recording studio, affectionately called The Oven. Stay tuned to our Bandcamp and all of our social media. To get a preview of what you might be looking at, feel free to check out and download the last one we did here. You don't have to give us money for it, but if you did it would be rad. Not saying... just saying...

And if you're a total shut in, don't worry, we have you covered too, with CJLO shows "darkening" up with special programming. Tune in to your favorite shows as they highlight metal, punk, drone, or whatever other loud stuff they like but can't quite fit into their normal shows. They'll also have book giveaways, including the Bruce Dickinson and Sebastian Bach autobiographies, so you can further justify your hermit lifestyle. And speaking of reading, we'll also be doing articles on our website highlighting metal topics, so check in every Monday for a special "Metal Monday article. 

So tune in to get your dose of metal all month long and make sure to like and follow the CJLO Facebook and Twitter so you can keep up to date on all the shenanigans. Oh, and if you hear something you like, why not go and vote CJLO for your favorite radio station at Cult MTLs "Best of Montreal", which you can do at this link: http://cultmontreal.com/votebestofmtl-2/

All of this from the station reminding you to always keep it loud: CJLO.