Alexisonfire Premiere “Familiar Drugs” Music Video, Reveal Supporting Acts For Upcoming Shows

Alexisonfire have premiered a new video for their song “Familiar Drugs,” via Heavy Consequence. You can check that out below:

Guitarist Wade MacNeil commented:

“Everything came together really fast. [Director] Maxxis flew into Toronto with a crew of four people, found the plainest room he could and shot us on VHS tape and cellphones in a day. We were all really drawn to the vibe of old punk documentaries and videos from the ’70s and ’80s. We asked for a lo-fi, no bullshit performance video and that’s what he delivered.”

Maxxis added:

“I thought it would be cool to put a very normal woman in this tight space with Alexisonfire performing. She represents the withdrawn and disinterested sales force that is out there moving product to make a buck — regardless of what it is. She doesn’t give a shit about this band or their music — maybe she even thinks it’s stupid. There’s no passion there, so she stands miserably in the background. a nice metaphor for life i think.”

In other news, the group have also revealed the supporting acts for their upcoming shows:

06/01 London, UK – Alexandra Palace (with Chastity and Child’s Pose)
06/07 New York, NY – Terminal 5 (with Angel Du$t)
06/08 New York, NY – Terminal 5 (with Drug Church)
06/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (with Drug Church)
06/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (with The Dirty Nil)
06/15 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage (with Glassjaw & The Dirty Nil)
06/16 Toronto, ON – Budwesier Stage (with Quicksand and Moneen)
07/12 Ottawa, ON – RBC Bluesfest

Frontman George Pettit had the following to say about the openers:

“Angel Du$t – Someone once described Angel Du$t to me as, “if a hardcore band did the “There’s Something About Mary” soundtrack”. In other words, totally sick.

Chastity – The best thing to come out of the Durham region since…since…..hmmmm…

Child’s Pose– Awesome new post-punk band from the UK. Came highly recommended by Jonah Falco of Fucked Up.

Drug Church – Never met these guys but I love their music and I’m more than happy that bands that are much cooler than AOF are willing to play shows with us.

Glassjaw: AOF opened for them at the Opera House in Toronto in 2002. It took a couple years but we are returning the favour.

Moneen: Moneen is the Sigfried to Alexisonfire’s Roy…which one got attacked by the tiger? That one is Moneen.

Quicksand: Heros of ours from the days when they played interesting music on late night television. Post hardcore legends in the flesh.

The Dirty Nil – Luke once brought me bacon back when he worked at a butcher…bacon bribes is a good way to get an opening slot on an AOF show. True story.”

Alexisonfire, Motörhead Etc. Set For 2015 Toronto Riot Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for this year’s Toronto Riot Fest. The festival will take place September 19-20, at Downsview Park in Toronto, ON, and will include Alexisonfire, Motörhead, Thrice, GWAR, Rancid, Andrew W.K., The Airborne Toxic Event, Coheed And Cambria, Eagles Of Death Metal and much more.

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Abbath, Cattle Decapitation, Neurosis Etc. Added To 2015 Heavy Montreal Festival

More artists have been added to the Heavy Montreal festival, including Cattle Decapitation, Neurosis, Abbath, the Devin Townsend Project, Sanctuary, Veil of Maya, the Acacia Strain and Extreme, The festival will take place at Parc Jean-Drapeau, in Montreal, QC from August 7-9 and will also include:

Slipknot, Faith No More, Korn, Alexisonfire, Lamb Of God, Iggy Pop, NOFX, Billy Talent, Mastodon, Bullet For My Valentine, Meshuggah, Within Temptation, Gojira, Testament, Arch Enemy, Lagwagon, Lita Ford, Marky Ramone and Andrew W.K. (performing a Ramones set), Warrant, Dokken, Jasta, Rocket From The Crypt, Asking Alexandria, Periphery, Deafheaven, Coal Chamber, Nuclear Assault, Dying Fetus, Glassjaw, Ihsahn, Pentagram, Gorguts, B.A.R.F., Fozzy, Motionless In White, Moneen, Lofofora, Small Brown Bike, Pig Destroyer, Anonymus, The Flatliners, The Agonist, Upon A Burning Body, Nothing More, Battlecross, Wilson, Insomnium, Slaves On Dope, Ominum Gatherum, Dead Tired, Toyguitar, Intervals and Dig It Up.

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Korn, Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, AlexisonFire Etc. Set For 2015 Heavy Montreal Festival

After previously announcing Slipknot and Faith No More as the festival headliners, the full lineup has now been revealed for Heavy Montreal. The festival will take place at Parc Jean-Drapeau, in Montreal, QC from August 7-9 and will include:

Korn, Alexisonfire, Lamb Of God, Iggy Pop, NOFX, Billy Talent, Mastodon, Bullet For My Valentine, Meshuggah, Within Temptation, Gojira, Testament, Arch Enemy, Lagwagon, Lita Ford, Marky Ramone and Andrew W.K. (performing a Ramones set), Warrant, Dokken, Jasta,
Rocket From The Crypt, Asking Alexandria, Periphery, Deafheaven, Coal Chamber, Nuclear Assault, Dying Fetus, Glassjaw, Ihsahn, Pentagram, Gorguts, B.A.R.F., Fozzy, Motionless In White, Moneen, Lofofora, Small Brown Bike, Pig Destroyer, Anonymus, The Flatliners, The Agonist, Upon A Burning Body, Nothing More, Battlecross, Wilson, Insomnium, Slaves On Dope, Ominum Gatherum, Dead Tired, Toyguitar, Intervals and Dig It Up.

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