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On Lock

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
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burgers, bands and beers

by tiina liimu, Sloan Bones, Denis Maile and Jason Kolins, photo of ON LOCK from BURGER FEST 2011 by tiina liimu

“BBB baby, all day, all night!” at the second annual Burger Fest. Apocalypse Sunrise promoter and chef Johnny Matter “has joined the cult” together with creator Scott Bart and Submerge Studios. “We are going to make this year's fest awesome, like last year, but better and if we are going to have BURGER in the title let's try and make the most ultimate burger!” says Bart and Matter. Expect tons of toppings, condiments with the Submerged Crew, Scotty Bartlett and Chase Canning manning the grill. Vegans get their own separate BBQ for veggie burgers. A burger-eating contest is planned with an actual trophy mounted on stone. The annual winners' names are engraved on it. Look for skateboard ramps, foosball, a pool table and a cheap ten dollar cover. Earplugs and aprons optional.

This year is “a whole lot of heavy bands you can't really type cast into one particular genre or another” says Matter. The local line up is: Life Against Death, Hole In My Head, Anion, Cathar, Wtchdr, On Lock, Aquanaut and Angry. Write Off is a new band featuring a couple guys from Burning Ghats with photographer Bubba Hamilton on vocals. Bearmace is playing their first show. Hoopsnake and Mashiter are driving in from Squamish and Breathe Knives from Calgary. The festival bands: Breathe Knives, Cathar, Anion and Wtchdr actually on this year's “Apocalypse Sunrise Canadian Comp” along with 14 other great Canadian bands.” Skinny writers profile the nonstop lineup below.

Jason Kolins
Life Against Death: After overcoming an almost complete band overhaul, LAD is still ripping it up with their female-fronted, politically-charged mix of punk and thrash. 100% Crazy Joe endorsed! Angry: One of the newer bands blending a mix from math rock to metal to classic rock creating a chaos all their own. Breathe Knives: Grimy noise/metal/grind from Calgary. Screechy vocals, chuggy riffs, plus a great groove and drummer. Hoopsnake: Crusty Doom Metal from Squamish. Heavy as fuck. Done very well. You’re headbanging. Enough said.

Sloan Bones
Hole In My Head: Noise and punk from the realm of the two piece. K-Rad on bass and vocals plus Al Mac on drums and vocals. They have a cassette called First Fuck on Sixth Ave Records. Cathar: Sludge-grind from East Van with a fury about them. Inserting movie samples into some of their songs, they do a number about Jack Bauer from the show 24. Wtchdr: These boys hit it hard and in spades so keep your nose to the grindcore, hear it and check their self-titled seven-song debut EP.

Denis Maile
Anion: A monster four-piece that takes most aspects of hardcore, puts them in a giant pot and brings it
to a boil. They are the spicy gumbo of the Vancouver hardcore scene with renown frontman and chef
working the grill! On Lock: Hypnotic power-thrash coming from the dirty bowels of East Vancouver. It’s quite possible that the singer is the Yeti that scientists have been searching for all these years. Who knew the beast could shred like that?!? Aquanaut: Emerging from the briny deep of the Atlantic Ocean this is the band that will have travelled the furthest to be at Burger Fest. Doomy psych known for having ten-minute-long songs and demonic vocals. Not pirate shanties, but trident wielding anthems played while riding your seahorse. Mashiter: No online links? So cooler than the Internet? They are from Squamish, a hardcore scene that seems to pump out some seriously bad-ass bands. Just show up.

Burger Fest is Saturday July 14th - The Skinny Magazine Vancouver


Self Titled EP:

1. Eye of the Monkey
2. Raw Child
3. Bad Brutal
4. Hot Trash

Recorded Aug. 2010 with Hayz Fisher.

Danger Cat EP:

1. Danger Cat
2. Dirty High
3. Fast Hips and Loose Morals

Recerded Jan. 2011 with Hayze Fisher



On Lock is a three piece Rock band from East Vancouver. Recorded first E.P. Aug. 2010 with Hayz Fisher. and a second E.P. Jan. 2011 with Hayz Fisher.

Influences include: cursed, black breath, doomriders, coliseum, high on fire, converge, defeater, the blues, vancouver.