According to Bravewords.com, Originally scheduled as a two day fest in Toronto, Spread The Metal Fest was cut down to one day and took place Saturday, September 7th at the Opera House with the following lineup: SUFFOCATION, KITTIE, SKULL FIST, AUGURY, CRIMSON SHADOWS, VESPERIA, BEHEADING OF A KING, DEATHPOINT, WRETCHEDPAIN and ANSWER WITH METAL.
Following is an excerpt of the event posted by Toronto-based journalist Natalie Z.:
“Spread the Metal Festival seems to have some good intentions: the event was geared towards raising money for the charitable organization Kiva (which allows individual contributors to make micro-donations), and brought up some bands to Toronto who have not toured recently or are only doing limited one-off performances. In the end, however, it was crippled by a lack of adequate planning and foresight, and this ultimately hurt the turnout, the audience’s ability to enjoy the show, and the bands themselves. The performances were solid and entertaining, but were hampered by the event’s poor execution and the organizer’s inexperience.”
Go to this location for the play-by-play of the event.