Montreal’s city council has unanimously adopted a declaration that names Montreal a “city of excellence” for heavy metal, according to the Montreal Gazette.
The declaration had originally been proposed by councillor Craig Sauvé, who highlighted notable Quebec-based metal bands like the Agonist, Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Necrotic Mutation, and Slaves on Dope. “It’s an immense thrill to be able to talk about this art form that I love so dearly,” Sauvé explained after the council adopted the declaration.
Watch a clip from the city council meeting below.
Montréal, ville d'excellence pour le Heavy metal et pour des noms de groupes hors du commun. ? pic.twitter.com/m3lAnJk5ia
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