Local teens hosting metal concert

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TRURO - A group of local teenagers is hoping to preserve the metal music scene for future generations.

Sean Carroll is one of four teens running a non-profit group - Explosive Entertainment.

"We're trying to keep the Truro metal scene alive," said the 17-year-old Truro resident. "We have seen the rises and declines of metal scenes around Nova Scotia and we've learned from those and built on those. What we've learned, we've transferred to ours."

Explosive Entertainment is set to host its third and final concert in the What the Festival 2013: Summon the Sounds event. Saturday's lineup at Douglas Street Recreation Centre features a number of bands from throughout the province, and even one from the Yukon.

"We're trying to preserve the metal scene so the next generation can experience the same kind of shows we have," said Carroll.

"Everyone in the local metal scene knows each other, we are very closely knit. If there is someone new, it doesn't take long to get to know everyone. It's just a great environment."

While Explosive Entertainment, which also features Alex Olmstead, Ryan Seeton and Dylan Stonehouse, has only been together for about six months. Carroll said things have been working well.

"We all have different roles that we take on," said the teen, who looks after a lot of bookings, either venues or bands. Olmstead takes care of a lot of the business side of things, while Seeton is "an amazing graphic artist" and creates all the posters. Stonehouse looks after the ‘street team' - getting posters up within the communities, etc.

Carroll is hoping tonight's performance will get an audience much the same size as the first one in June did - with around 50 or 60 metal lovers. Last month's event only had about half the amount, which Carroll said could be because some of the performers had to pull out at the last minute for various reasons.

"This year, some of our headliners are fairly well known in the Maritime scene and even been to Truro," said Carroll.

On the bill are Orchids Curse, Sanktuary, Dumpster Mummy, Malixiria, Spine Splitter and Maritime Blood Bath.

The event is all ages and begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.


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WHAT: What the Festival 2013: Summon the Sounds (part three).

WHO: featuring Orchids Curse, Sanktuary, Dumpster Mummy, Malixiria, Spine Splitter and Maritime Blood Bath.

WHEN: Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Douglas Street Recreation Centre (double classroom across from the gym).

ADMISSION: $5 at the door


Organizations: Douglas Street Recreation Centre

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Maritime, Yukon

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