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Updated: JULY 28th 2013

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Welcome to Amateur Productions, and welcome to the golden years of heavy thrash speed metal, the glory days of a tight little metal scene in Toronto. There were some true die-hard fans, as well as musicians, and a bond that has remained for the last 20+ years. A lot have grown up and raised families, some have moved away, and unfortunately, some have passed on, may they rest in piece.

It's hard to believe, but the golden years of the Toronto thrash movement are 25 - 30 years old. The scene in Toronto was just awesome, there was Anvil, Sacrifice, Slaughter, Razor and countless other thrash bands. Everyone lived their own lives, but when a show was happening, weather a local show, or big name out-of-towner, the same crew of people crawled out from the rocks and came down town to the Concert Hall, Larry's Hideaway, Siboney Club, Ildikos, El Mocombo, Silver Dollar and many other venues. The suburb thrashers came from Scarborough, North York, Mississauga, Brampton, Orangville, Markham, Guelph, Cambridge, Hamilton and everywhere in between,..... to talk metal over some cold beer, a few joints and some loud music.

We at Amateur Productions wants this new thrash generation to get a glimpse of what it was like in the early days, with no internet, and not very much technology, like today. Back then, fans united through pen pal sections of magazines, we had to send a self addressed stamped envelope with cash to obtain record catalogs. This form of communication took weeks. Now, thanks to the internet, everyone all over the world can witness some great parties and concerts that took place in Toronto in the mid 1980s,..... as the thrashing rages out-of-control. So witness early thrash at it's rawest..... welcome to Amateur Productions,....... take it like a man

KISS ~ SHINEDOWN ~ THUR. JULY 25th , 2013
CANDIAN TIRE PLACE ~ KANATA
Click here for the KISS MONSTER TOUR 2013 .... CDN TIRE PLACE KANATA

IRON MAIDEN ~ WEDNESDAY JULY 11th, 2012
MONTREAL BELL CENTRE ~ MAIDEN ENGLAND TOUR
Iron Maiden 2012 Maiden England Tour live at The Bell Centre Montreal

IRON MAIDEN ~ SATURDAY JULY 7th, 2012
OTTAWA BLUESFEST ~ MAIDEN ENGLAND TOUR
Iron Maiden 2012 Maiden England Tour live at The Ottawa Bluesfest

DESTRUCTION & JOE THRASHER ~ 2 INVINCABLE FORCES
AT MAVERICKS FRI. MAY 18th 2012, OTTAWA ONTARIO

Destruction return to Ottawa   Friday May 18th 2012

JUDAS PRIEST ~ EPITAPH TOUR .... THUR. NOV. 24th, 2011
BELL CENTRE, MONTREAL QUEBEC
JUDAS PRIEST MONTREAL 2011 .... Click here for more pics

DEATH ANGEL & JOE THRASHER ... METAL FORCES KILL AS ONE @ MAVERICKS WED. NOV. 9th 2011, OTTAWA ONTARIO



DESTRUCTION & HEATHEN .... AN INVINCIBLE FORCE AT
MAVERICKS SUN. MAY 8th 2011, OTTAWA ONTARIO
German speed metal DESTRUCTION live in Ottawa Ontario May 2011...... click here for more pics

THREE NIGHTS OF IRON MAIDEN JULY 2010
TORONTO ~ OTTAWA ~ MONTREAL
Iron Maiden Ottawa Canada Toronto Ontario Montreal Quebec

ROB ZOMBIE ... SOLD OUT !!!
NOV. 29th 2009 METROPOLIS, MONTREAL QUEBEC
Click here for more pics of The Rob Zombie Show in Montreal

MOTORHEAD ~ NASHVILLE PUSSY ... SOLD OUT !!!
SEPT. 3rd 2009 METROPOLIS, MONTREAL QUEBEC

Click here for more pics of the Motorhead show in Montreal

TESTAMENT ~ UNEARTH ~ LAZARUS AD
MAY 21st 2009 METROPOLIS, MONTREAL QUEBEC

Beautiful warm summer night in down town Montreal for Terstament. Click here for more pics and a review of the show

EXODUS ~ WARBRINGER ~ DRILLPOINT
APRIL 12th 2009 MAVERICKS, OTTAWA ONT. .. SOLD OUT !!!

Click here for pics of the sold-out EXODUS show in Ottawa on April 12th 2009...... Kick ass show

THE METAL MASTERS TOUR ... SAT. AUGUST 16th 2008
JUDAS PRIES ~ LEMMY ~ DIO ~ TESTAMENT
MOLSON AMPHITHEATER, TORONTO

Lemmy at about 6pm blasting away everyone in Ontario Place and the greater GTA


IRON MAIDEN ... MARCH 16th 2008
AIR CANADA CENTRE, TORONTO ... SBIT 2008 TOUR

Flight 666 arriving in Toronto for  the Iron Maiden concert at the ACC

1980 - 2012 ... 400+ CONCERT FLYERS, ADS, PASSES
TICKETS, REVIEWS, HANDBILLS, AUTOGRAPHS + MORE

from 1980 -  2010 ..... metyal flyers, advertisements, ticket stubs, backstage passes + much more,....... OVER 400 CONCERTS


Amateur Productions on ebay......
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COLIN "MADDOG" BROWN


Click here for The Toronto Maddog Colin Brown You Tube Channel

CHECK OUT THE TORONTO MADDOG YOU TUBE CHANNEL

One of the most well know figures during the 1980s Toronto thrash movement was Colin "Maddog" Brown. We have now know each other for 22 years, and have seen well over 300 gigs together. Please click the maddog pic above to visit his You Tube Channel




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BANZAI RECORDS MONTREAL TRIBUTE SITE
Great tribute page for legendary  Canadian Metal Record Label,...... BANZAI ...... Great work Daniel



Toronto Thrash Blog ..... post you message today



RAY " The Black Metal" WALLACE
1962 - 2007

It was in Aug. 1986 that I was at Larry's Hideaway a local metal bar, that Ray Wallace introduced himself to me as the manager of Sacrifice. It was again in March 1987 that Ray introduced me to Colin "Maddog" Brown at Rock 'N Roll Heaven. From that day on, until his way to early passing, Ray was a super friend. I remember many countless times in his basement drinking beer and watching Sacrifice jam as well as attending tons of metal parties and concerts. It was Ray who bought me a spare tire in Brockville to make it home from a night in Ottawa watching Metal Church at Barrymores. Ray was a kind, mellow decent human being. I will miss you my friend, may you live on forever with this website. Rest in Piece.

WATCH AN MPG OF RAY BLACK METAL WALLACE INTRODUCING SACRIFICE

1985 ..... The Larry’s Hideaway Maniacs: Slaughter, Sacrifice,
Ray Wallace and Crazy Colin



GORE ST. FLEA MARKET ... LOCATED IN PERTH ONTARIO
147 GORE ST. E. ... OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Over 40 vendors @ The Gore St. Flea Market in Perth Ontario ..... open 7 days a week .... Heavy Metal merch andise @ The Flea Market ... tickets for PMM available




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