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07 April 2006
Strapping Young Lad: News!
Strapping Young Lad:  News!
This summer will be a feast for every SYL fan. The Canadian Extreme Metal deviants Devin Townsend, drum-legend Gene Hoglan (ex-Death, ex-Dark Angel), bass master Byron Stroud (also Fear Factory) and axeman Jed Simon tour Europe, including festival appearances at UK Donington’s Download, Bologna’s Flame Fest, Sweden’s finest Hultsfred Festival and Finland’s Provinssirock – more dates tbc:

03.06.2006 France Jarny Du Chateau De Moncel / Jarny Festival
05.06.2006 Italy Bologna Flame Fest
06.06.2006 France Lyon Le Transbordeur
07.06.2006 France Paris L'elysee Montmartre
09.06.2006 UK Castle Donington / Download Fest
11.06.2006 Belgium Vosselaar Biebob
12.06.2006 Holland Amsterdam Melkweg
13.06.2006 Holland Tilburg 013
14.06.2006 DK Copenhagen Lille Vega
15.06.2006 Sweden Hultsfred Festivalen
17.06.2006 Finland Seinajoki Provinssirock

On June 12th 2006 Century Media Records is proud to re-release STRAPPING YOUNG LAD’s 1995 debut album “Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing” in Europe. A masterpiece that changed the Metal world forever. The re-issue features a re-mastered version of this classic debut, 4 bonus tracks, the “S.Y.L.” video and a 12 page booklet with extended liner notes from Devin himself. As Devin recalls, “I had finished with the Wildhearts just prior to this [1994], and they were so anti- everything that I decided to take a similar approach while focusing on dissonance and just being as over-the-top as I could. Songs didn’t really matter; it was just the intensity and the vibe plus lots of humor. Screaming and laughing are pretty close, I think, and I have just never been ‘hard’, so we do what comes naturally, right? Right.“ So enjoy the rebirth of a genre-defining classic!

“Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing” (re-issue)

European street date: June 12th, 2006


1. S.Y.L. 4:46
2. In the Rainy Season 4:37
3. Goat 3:30
4. Cod Metal King 5:08
5. Happy Camper (Carpe B.U.M.) 3:01
6. Critic 4:08
7. The Filler – Sweet City Jesus 5:24
8. Skin Me 3:30
9. Drizzlehell 3:10
10. Satan’s Ice Cream Truck 2:34 (hidden bonus track from original pressing)
11. Japan 5:17 (originally a Japanese bonus track)
12. Monday 5:13 (previously unreleased bonus track)
13. Exciter 6:04 (European bonus track from original version; Judas Priest cover version)

+ “S.Y.L.” video clip 4:50

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD has never been a band to look backwards, so in addition to this re-issue they will deliver a new studio album as well. The band is in the studio right now working on “The New Black”. Stay tuned for more news from the world’s most extreme Metal machine.