Last year, metalheads all over the city lamented the absence of Heavy Montreal. But there was a promise, the promise of a triumphant return of the festival in 2018. And return it did, like the rising phoenix from the ashes of a burnt out viking longboat (or something metal like that).

With headliners like Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie the festival has the big names lined up and ready to go. With more progressive acts like Gojira and Allegaeon, 80’s throwbacks and even a few comedy bands (looking in your direction Ultra Vomit) and the return of the wrestling spectacle that is Heavy Mania it seems like there will be something for every type of metal fan at Parc Jean Drapeau this coming weekend.

Sarah and I went through the lineup of each day and picked 5 acts that we are extra excited for. Check out our Sunday picks here.

So listen now to find out who made our list for Saturday at Heavy Montreal and enjoy the show!

Heavy Montreal is July 28-29th at Parc Jean Drapeau, music starts at 13h each day. Check out for more info and tickets.

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Our intro song is Paradise Engineering (instrumental) by YACHT and is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.