Get heavy at Tomahawk gigs Last Saturday's Rockraiser event may have been cancelled due to the amber rainstorm, but all hope is not lost for people seeking some music festival action: apart from a rumoured event featuring big names coming to the region for Japan's summer festivals, metal fans are in for a double whammy next month. Tomahawk Metalfest 1.5 and 2 will be presented by Trinity Records on May 16 and May 23 respectively, and apart from Hong Kong's top metal bands, the shows will also be featuring four impressive-sounding overseas acts: Canadian progressive death metal band Into Eternity, Japanese outfits Grief of War and Vigilante, plus famed Brazilian technical metal act Hibria. Into Eternity will be the main attraction for the first instalment, and they bring more than 12 years' experience as Canada's head honchos of extreme heavy metal. Known for their musical virtuosity and crushing live shows, Into Eternity have toured with names such as Dream Theater and are now on the road to promote their fifth album, The Incurable Tragedy. But it's the performance by Hibria that's creating most excitement. The boys from Brazil are the latest in a long line of excellent metal acts to emerge from their country, and will appear in Hong Kong as part of their European and Asian tour in support of their new album, The Skull Collectors. The May 16 festival is being held at IVE at 702 Lai Chi Kok Road, Cheung Sha Wan, and the May 23 show is scheduled for Hang Out Youth Outreach Centre, 1/F, 2 Holy Cross Path, Sai Wan Ho. For details, call Trinity Records on 2383 2801. Don't miss Leonard de Leonard It's a while since we've heard from Par Ici, the French events company that brought over top-class European acts including Justice, Boys Noize and the Ed Banger Records crew, but it seems it has simply been busy plotting its comeback. Next Friday will see Par Ici host the first in a new series of intimate, exclusive events at a secret Kowloon location featuring Parisian electro figure Leonard de Leonard, who went down a storm during his previous visit to Hong Kong last year. We don't know much about the event, but judging by the quality of previous Par Ici parties, it's not to be missed. To try your luck, send an e-mail to email@example.com . Slack returns for a late spin Janette Slack was one of the hottest DJs in Hong Kong in the late 1990s, and since leaving our shores eight years ago she has moved onto greener pastures, including appearances at top British festival Global Gathering and famed London fetish club the Torture Garden. With her stature rising and with several acclaimed releases under her belt, Slack is now back in the city where she got her start behind the decks for a one-night-only appearance at Home in Central tomorrow. Now based in London, Slack is known for spinning a typical Hong Kong blend of electro, house and breakbeat, and tomorrow night she'll be accompanied by her old sparring partner, DJ Christian. But this one is for serious night owls only: Slack will only start spinning at 2am, with entry costing HK$100.