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Halloween may be about putting on a costume and trick or treating around your city block, but in Red Deer, AB it’s about so much more. The rumours in the area describe a mass pilgrimage, a collective gathering from across Alberta and beyond, a zombie mosh pit coming alive. Are the rumours true…? Well during the Days of The Dead Fest, a Heavy Metal Music Festival Costume Party Extravaganza takes over!



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ARMSTRONG METALFEST reveals the set times for their 2017 line up being held on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC. This year’s headliners include Boston’s tech death / thrash titans REVOCATION, Vancouver’s reggae-metal fusion NINJASPY, Canadian 80’s thrash legends AGGRESSION and the Broken Neck Radio people’s choice winner GOLERS among many more from across the country. (Full list of bands and set times below.)

Situated in the Okanagan Valley with the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, ARMSTRONG METALFEST, now in its ninth year, is British Columbia’s largest gathering of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond.

Festival co-founder Jesse Valstar comments:

“The team members of West Metal Entertainment poured their sweat and blood into making this year’s line up for Armstrong Metalfest the best year yet! A large portion of this year’s line up consists of bands who will be releasing albums in 2017. The fact that so many bands in Canada are able to write and record quality material is a real testament to the thriving metal scene we have. The band submission process is a grueling gauntlet of awesomeness, but personally I love every second I dedicate to the brilliant artists of Canadian Metal! 

I am especially excited to have Revocation on this year’s edition of Armstrong Metalfest. Their style is hella fitting for the festival and I know they will be well received! Also, their album “Great Is Our Sin” is fantastic front to back. I’ll be front row center screaming my heart out for sure!

I am very proud of the work our team has put into year nine of Armstrong Metalfest. Our work is paying off, so far this year we have broken every record for ticket sales we have ever had. As a community we built this festival from the ground up. As the festival grows, so does our community. We are all proud of this big beautiful beast!”

Weekend pass available for $120 CAD regular pre-sale with camping included in ticket price. Weekend of festival, the weekend pass will be $160 CAD at the festival gate. Day pass will be available at the festival gate only for $70 CAD. Camping is an additional $20 CAD for day pass per night. Please visit the following link for details and purchase: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/ 

Promo Video – 

2016 AMF Free Digital Sampler – https://armstrongmetalfest.bandcamp.com/album/armstrong-metalfest-2016-mountain-moshpit-vol-1 
(over 90 minutes of headbanging tracks from bands on the 2016 line up)

ARMSTRONG METALFEST 2017 Line-Up & Set Times:

Friday, July 14
11:00am – 11:25am – DALMERS REALM
11:35am – 12:00pm – SPORE
12:10pm – 12:35pm – THE AVULSION
12:45pm – 1:10pm – SEREPHIC NHILIST
1:20pm – 1:45pm – ARKENFIRE
1:55pm – 2:20pm – ATROUS LEVIATIAN
2:30pm – 2:55pm – OSSIFIC
3:05pm – 3:30pm – NOMAD
3:40pm – 4:05pm – ZUCKUSS
4:15pm – 4:40pm – APPOLYON
4:50pm – 5:15pm – EXPAIN
5:25pm – 5:50pm – DROP DEAD FRED
6:00pm – 6:30pm – WMD
6:40pm – 7:10pm – ANGELMAKER
7:20pm – 7:50pm – EXIT STRATEGY
8:00pm                 100 MAN SHOTGUN (Beer Event)
8:15pm – 8:50pm – ODINFIST
9:10pm – 9:55pm – XUL
10:15pm – 11:00pm – NINJASPY
11:20pm – 12:20am – GOLERS

Saturday, July 15
11:00am – 11:25am – TRAIN BIGGER MONKEYS
11:35am – 12:00pm – DRAGSTRIP DEVILS
12:10pm – 12:35pm – GATEKEEPER
12:45pm – 1:10pm – GARDENER
1:20pm – 1:45pm – TALES OF THE TOMB
1:55pm – 2:20pm – CELL
2:30pm – 3:00pm – CITIZEN RAGE
3:10pm – 3:40pm – GLADIUS SKY
3:50pm – 4:20pm – SLAGDUSTER
4:30pm – 5:00pm – GALACTIC PEGASUS
5:10pm – 5:40pm – EYE OF HORUS
5:50pm – 6:25pm – DEAD QUIET
6:25pm – 6:50pm – TRASH WRESTLING
6:50pm – 7:30pm – TERRIFIER
7:30pm – 7:55pm – TRASH WRESTLING
7:55pm – 8:35pm – COCAINE MOUSTACHE
8:35pm – 9:00pm – TRASH WRESTLING EVENT
9:00pm – 9:45pm – PLANET EATER
10:10pm – 10:55pm – AGGRESSION
11:15pm – 12:15am – REVOCATION

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VENOM INC to Perform at BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Festival – May 26-27, 2017 in Silverado, CA

Fresh off of the announcement of their signing to Nuclear Blast Records as well as hinting at a new album, VENOM INC are announcing their upcoming performance at the first Blackest Of The Black festival on Saturday, May 27!
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Coming to Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA in Orange County on Memorial Day Weekend, the two-day Blackest Of The Black festival (Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27) will host two music stages featuring performances by headliner and festival presenter Danzig, as well as Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Atreyu, Vamps and many more. The festival will be hosted by Full Metal Jackie and will feature camping, along with a number of sinister attractions including Castle Danzig — a fully immersive walkthrough experience of agony, ecstasy and more, all based on the music and graphic novels of Glenn Danzig.
Information on tickets, VIP packages, camping and more can be found at www.BlackestFest.com. Discounted 2-day Early Bird Tickets start at $66.66 plus parking and fees, while supplies last. Early Bird Single-day Friday tickets start at $39.00, and single-day Saturday tickets start at $49.00.
VENOM INC vocalist/bassist Tony Dolan says: “It is with great pleasure that we join such an illustrious bill for the Blackest Of The Black festival. The USA is the second home for VENOM INC and to be invited to join Glenn Danzig‘s brainchild is very special for us and we are honored! Expect a devastating show to do justice to our loyal and true US legions. ALL HAIL: AVE!”
In addition to this stateside performance, VENOM INC are set to perform at several festivals in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at Inferno Fest, MetalDays Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic Venom sets. See below for all current performance dates:
VENOM INC Tour Dates:
4/1 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Lords of The Land festival
4/13 – Oslo, Norway @ Inferno Fest
4/29 – Barroselas, Portgual @ SWR Barroselas
5/27 – Silverado, CA, USA @ Oak Canyon Park – Blackest Of The Black festival
7/24 – Sotocje, Slovenia @ MetalDays Festival
8/5 – Lyon, France @ Sylak Open Air
10/27 – Helsinki, Finland @ Heavy Metal Cauldron
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Mammothfest UK Announce Fleshgod Apocalypse As Second Headliners With New Wave Of Acts!


Mammothfest Gets Even Bigger By Adding Fleshgod Apocalypse Plus 15 Other Acts To The Line-up!



Mammothfest has already made two festival announcements this year for their main event taking place at The Arch in Brighton on 6-8th October, which included first headliners, Rotting Christ (UK exclusive), Tjusder, Meta-stasis, Lagerstein, OHHMS, Patrick Walker (40 Watt Sun) and more.

In this new latest announcement, Mammothfest reveals its second headliner will be Italian avant-garde symphonic extreme act,Fleshgod Apocalypse heading up the Death/Extreme metal main stage on Saturday the 7th October for their only other UK performance in the UK in 2017, along with a further 15 acts spread across various stages over the weekend!
Fleshgod Apocalypse will only be doing two UK shows this year, so asides from their performance in Scotland in April, Mammothfest will be the only event where you can catch the band in the UK in 2017!
As main support is the mysterious Dragged Into Sunlight whose live performances are a strange affair, as they play with their back to the audience. They will have to be seen to be believed!
Also appearing alongside these acts on the main stage is Thrash metal legends Lawnmower Deth who have been delivering their thrash punk crossover sound whilst having a blast since 1987! They have played many established festivals such as Download Festival, Bloodstock, Hammerfest and now it’s time to wow the crowds at Mammothfest!

Other acts appearing across this massive weekend are:
The Infernal Sea, Ethereal, Deitus, The Crimson Brigade, No Raza, Damaj, Devil Wants Her Swagger Back, Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters, Haast’s Eagled, Kalloused, Thermit, Pensevor and Mutually Assured Destruction.

More acts still to be announced including the third headliner!

Tickets for Mammothfest are available now with a variety of options, including day tickets and VIP weekend tickets: https://mammothfest.uk/store
Mammothfest also holds ‘Mammothfest presents’ shows so be sure to check them out too!


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Brutality Will Prevail To Headline Mammothfest Event with Raging Speedhorn, Giants & More For Bleed Again’s Album Launch!

Upcoming Act Bleed Again Are Getting A Hell Of An Album Launch Show With Brutality To Prevail, Raging Speedhorn and More In Metal All Dayer!

Commonly Mammothfest is known for bringing some of the best emerging metal acts to Brighton, but now it’s venturing into the world of hardcore bringing genre favourites Brutality Will Prevail and UK metal icons Raging Speedhorn on the south coast along with some of the best emerging acts in heavy music…


Brutality Will Prevail, (commonly known as BWP) will headline this special event. They are about to release their highly anticipated fifth studio album, “In Dark Places”. This will be the band’s second album to feature Louis Gauthier on vocals, formally of popular Brighton-based hardcore act Breaking Point. The Welsh outfit is known for producing a unique style of sludge-hardcore, adding it the energy and aggression of metalcore. More importantly BWP deliver some of the best pit-starting grooves in UK hardcore. Expect a high- octane show.
As main support is Raging Speedhorn who have been going since 1998. They have a lot of experience under their belt as the band quickly established itself as a major presence within the UK’s metal scene early on into their careers. The band’s first single, “Thumper” was released in 2000, which received significant critical acclaim, then in 2001, Raging Speedhorn charted in the UK Singles Chart with “The Gush”.

The band of the day Worthing metallers Bleed Again who will be launching album release at the show, have become Mammothfest favourites in recent years. So, it’s no surprise they are helping to celebrate the release of the band’s album, “Momentum” on the 1st of May. At last year’s Mammothfest Bleed Again delivered one of the most memorable sets of the weekend, in which they filmed their latest song and video for the melodic “Through The Eyes” and earned them one of the best crowd reactions of the whole festival. Having already supported the likes of Soil, Darkest Hour and Devil Sold His Soul with their reputation for blistering live sets, you don’t want to miss them.
Other acts gracing the stage at this event include Giants, High Hopes, Death Remains, Up River and More! See poster and website for full details.

To get tickets to this massive event go here: https://mammothfest.uk/product/brutality-will-prevail-raging-speedhorn/ Hurry as limited amount of early bird tickets at just £18!

For more info on this event plus all other Mammothfest shows and tickets visit: www.mammothfest.uk

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More Bands Added to Mammothfest UK 2017 Line-up!

Having recently made the first Mammothfest 2017 announcement, which included one of the headliner acts, Rotting Christ from Greece to play a UK exclusive show at the festival, with main support from Norwegian band, Tsjuder. Other acts added in the first reveal were Meta-stasis, Bleed Again, Lagerstein and OHHMS. The festival add another wave of acts to the bill, including Hole In The Sky who make their return after their 2014 appearance. The bands frontman, Rik Moskera sadly lost his life to brain cancer and the festival paid tribute by naming a stage in his honour the Rikstock stage, a platform for upcoming emerging artists. The festival has always prided itself for supporting local and underground acts, giving them the chance to play amongst heavyweights such as Rotting Christ and in the past, Textures, Venom Inc, Sylosis, Onslaught and many more.
Other bands added are Materia, Kill All The Gentlemen, Synaptik, Heathen Deity, Necronautical, Negative Measures, Rotten Foxes and Guttural Carnage.
Many more acts are to be announced including two headliners.

Mammothfest will take place on October 6-8th 2017 at The Arch, Brighton.

Tickets for Mammothfest are available now with a variety of options, including day tickets and VIP weekend tickets: https://mammothfest.uk/store




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