Alliteration Apocalypse: Metal March Begins at CJLO

Another March, and you know what that means... No? Oh, well, it means it's time once again for CJLO's Metal March, a celebration of all things loud. From punk to noise to black metal, we try to highlight it all until during this celebratory period.

This is our fifth year and boy do we have some pretty nifty things for you.

First off, a bunch of your normal CJLO shows will be doing themed episodes for the month, highlighting genres of music you never get to hear. Dark electro on Autobeat? Yeah. Black metal on Transistor Sister? Oh yeah. A team up between Sin After Sin and Superconnected highlighting the almighty Voivod? Oh hell yeah!  And that's just a taste. Make sure you go onto CJLO's Facebook and keep checking to see what our DJs have in store for you.

Of course, we also want you to keep your strength up, so we're having a heavy bake sale happening on March 11th at the G Lounge on Concordia's Loyola campus. We'll have baked treats and the chance for you to pick up some new loud CDs and vinyl at cheap prices, so don't miss out from 11:00AM - 4:30PM. Here's the event page in case you need more info.

"But what free stuff can I get?" you selfishly ask. Well, we have TONS of giveaways happening throughout the month. Books, vinyl records, CDs, shirts, and of course, concert tickets. This year, Evenko and Extensive Enterprise have given us plentiful pairs of concert tickets including:


Cult of Luna / Intronaut - March 2 - Corona Theatre

Silent Planet / Currents - March 5 - Theatre Fairmount

We Came As Romans / The Devil Wears Prada - March 11 - Club Soda

Sanction / SeeYouSpaceCowboy - March 15 - Bar Le Ritz PDB

Enter the Tomb 3 Festival featuring Midnight - March 21 - Theatre Fairmount

Fleshg0d Apocalypse / The Agonist - March 24 - Corona Theatre

Possessed / Pestilence - March 25 - Cafe Campus

Deafheaven / Inter Arma - March 28 - Theatre Fairmount

Carnifex / 3teeth - March 31 - Foufounes Electriques

The Acacia Strain / Creeping Death - April 1 - Bar Le Ritz PDB

Devastation on the Nation Tour featuring Rotting Christ / Borknagar / Imperial Triumphant - April 1 - Foufounes Electriques

Animals As Leaders / Veil of Maya - April 6 - Corona Theatre

Abbath and Mayhem - April 7 - Corona Theatre

Killswitch Engage / August Burns Red - April 8 - MTELUS


"Eh, but I don't want to leave my house," you say stubbornly, not letting us give you things. Well, not to worry, because we have a way you can stay home and still get new music. Every day, CJLO's social media will be highlighting a different band in what we're calling our "Band Advent Calendar" (or “Band-vent Calendar” for short). For a second year, CJLO will reveal a new band that we're partnering with every day and as a "treat" that band will make a record of theirs free for you to download from their Bandcamp. Of course, while you're there, you could kick them some money for being awesome. Not saying... just saying...

Plus, along with these albums, you can expose yourself to some of the finest metal memes in an "educational" segment we're calling "Know Your Metal memes," pulled together by CJLO's resident Professor o' Memes, Chris the Frog from Sewer Spewer.

Finally, the metal shows will Voltron together on the last Sunday of the month to have a solid block of band performances, ticket giveaways, and general live on-air antics, so make sure to tune in on March 29th from 4:00 - 11:00PM, AKA the longest block of metal on radio in all of Montreal.

So keep that dial locked to CJLO all month long and keep checking back on our social media for all this and more, and in case you want a pro tip on where you can find the most loud shows, consult this fine list:


- Grade A Explosives - Sunday 4:00 - 6:00PM

- Burnt Offerings - Sunday 6:00 - 8:00PM

- The Noisy Loft - Sunday 8:00 - 9:00PM

- Sin After Sin - Sunday 9:00 - 10:00PM

- The Iron Club - Sunday 10:00 - 11:00PM

- Sewer Spewer - Monday Noon - 1:00PM

- Turn on the Darkness - Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00PM

- BVST - Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00PM

- Beyond That Graveyard III - Friday 9:00 - Midnight


Long live CJLO and all hail Metal March.