“Foothills Famous: Conversations with Calgary Entertainers” interview with Nate


“Episode 15 is here, and it features my buddy Big Nate Reno. At 6’6″ Nate Reno is not hard to find, and as a player, promoter, sound engineer, and podcast host, he has his hands all over the Calgary heavy metal scene. We chat about Calgary metal, perceptions of the genre, his band KYOKTYS, Big Nate Productions, the reasons he discontinued Calgary Metalfest, his own podcast Gettin’ Hard in Nate’s Backyard, and more! Wherever podcasts stream!”


Moments Fest V – Saturday May 11th at Siksika Pow Wow Arbor


We are excited and honoured to be providing sound production for Moments Fest 2019 at the main stage of Moments Fest V-Siksika Nation, AB next Saturday May 11th! https://www.facebook.com/events/881251242214030/




Display of Decay with Krepitus and Cultist – Tuesday June 11th at Dickens Pub



Big Nate Productions Presents: Display of Decay with Krepitus and Cultist!


Display Of Decay (Edmonton)

Formed in 2007, Display of Decay is widely noted for bringing a unique blend of old school death metal, with tinges of thrash and doom metal. Hailing from Edmonton, the band has spread their infection across Canada, sharing the stage alongside other elite acts such as Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, The Faceless, Origin, Beyond Creation and more. After four well received indie releases, Display of Decay unleashed their full length “Art in Mutilation” featuring eight aural assaulting tracks that set the mosh pits ablaze.


With Guests:


Doors 8pm | Show 9pm | $10 cover | 18+



Wacken Metal Battle Canada National Final! Saturday May 25th at Dickens Pub!



Wacken Metal Battle CALGARY and Big Nate Productions Proudly Present, for the first time in Western Canada, the Wacken Metal Battle Canada National Final!


Doors at 8 pm.
Running order will be determined prior to show start.

Set times (subject to change):
9:15 – 9:40
10:00 – 10:25
10:45 – 11:10
11:30 – 11:55
12:15 – Planet Eater!


$15 at the door.

$10 advance tickets now available at Dickens, Sloth Records, and online: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1861422-wacken-metal-battle-canadian-calgary/

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/753099918400546/
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The winner of the Wacken Metal Battle Canada National Final will receive $2,000 CAD towards airfare to travel and perform at the 30th edition of Wacken Open Air taking place August 1st – 3rd, 2019 in Wacken, Germany. Full professional backline and VIP camping at the festival included.

At Wacken Open Air the Canadian champion will have the opportunity to win monetary and gear prizes in the International Metal Battle!
W:O:A Metal Battle winners receive:
1st Place:
– 5000€ from the Wacken Foundation and more!
– Slot to play at the Full Metal Holiday Festival in Barca Trencada, Balearic Islands, Spain, including flights and accommodation.
2nd Place:
– 4000€ from the Wacken Foundation and more!
3rd Place:
– 3000€ from the company Pohl-Boskamp and more!
4th Place:
– 2000€ from the Wacken Foundation and more!
5th Place:
– 1000€ from the Wacken Foundation and more!

In 2013, Canada’s own Crimson Shadows were crowned the International Wacken Metal Battle winner. A feat not easily achieved, and one that we take much pride in as it was the first year Canada competed in the Wacken Metal Battle. It launched the band to an international level and earned them a record contract with Napalm Records. In 2015, Canada relived that success with Vesperia, once again taking the 1st place at Wacken. In 2016, Canada followed up with Profaner taking the 2nd place win.

Year six of these battles is a very exciting one because for the first time, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will be expanding to St. John’s, NL and Halifax, NS to make the competition officially coast to coast! Full list of participating regions:

ON – Toronto
ON – Hamilton
ON – Ottawa
QC – Montreal
QC – Quebec City
SK – Saskatoon
AB – Calgary
AB – Edmonton
BC – Vancouver/Lower Mainland
BC – Island
BC – Interior
NL – St. John’s
NS – Halifax

In addition to the expansion to the East Coast, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will be hosting the 2019 National Final for the first time in Western Canada. The host city will be Calgary, AB, moving it from Toronto, ON, where the final has been held for the last 5 years.

More info at:
Trailer Video: https://youtu.be/b55Fh5Vo64k
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Wacken Metal Battle Canada: Calgary Finalists Chosen! Congratulations to Fjell Thyngor!



Congrats to Fjell Thyngor on advancing to the Wacken Metal Battle Canada National Final! We know you will do Calgary proud! It was a close race on Friday as Osyron, SYRYN, and Caveat all played awesome sets! Thank you to them and all the bands that played throughout the battles; DETHGOD, Path to Extinction, SICKS, Balrogath, Burning Effigy, Subsume, Hyperia, Red Cain, Vexerity, After The Prophet, FALSE FLAG, In/Vertigo, and our guest headliners Hammerdrone! Thanks to the judges for taking on the difficult task of judging art, we know that isn’t easy! Thank you to Dickens for hosting the shows, Absolute Underground TV Magazine for running our ads, and most of all to the fans that came out on the wintry Wednesdays for the preliminaries, and for the great turnout on Friday! It’s wonderful to see such amazing support for our underground metal scene!!


We will be announcing the May 25th Wacken Metal Battle Canada National Final tomorrow, which will include a killer guest headliner, so stay tuned!!


Have a listen to Fjell Thyngor! https://fjellthyngor.bandcamp.com/album/hexenjagd


📷: Tyler Tyrrell at Wacken Metal Battle Calgary Final!


Concrete Funeral and Animosity Dual Album Release with Dethgod, Bogue Brigade, and Skarly – Saturday May 18th at Dickens Pub



Big Nate Productions Proudly Presents the Concrete Funeral / Animosity Dual Album Release with guests Skarly, Bogue Brigade, and Dethgod!


Concrete Funeral is ready to release their debut album “Ultimum Judicium” as well as local shitrippers Animosity is releasing their EP split with Saskatoon 2 piece death metal outfit Skarly. With killer support from Morley’s Dethgod and Edmonton’s Bogue Brigade.


Check out the brand new Concrete Funeral lyric video for “Stabbed To Death” from their upcoming debut album “Ultimum Judicium”, out May 31st! https://youtu.be/_n7jnsfay8k


Skarly – Two Piece Death Metal


Bogue Brigade – Heavy Thrashy Punk


DETHGOD – Brutal Death Metal


Animosity – Groovy Death with a Punk Edge


Concrete Funeral – Death Thrash


Tickets $10, available from the bands.
$15 at the door.




Wacken Metal Battle Canada: Calgary Final – Friday April 26th at Dickens Pub



Featuring (in alphabetical order):



With special guest headliner Hammerdrone!
(last year’s Western Finalists) – https://hammerdrone.bandcamp.com


Doors at 8 pm. $10 cover.
Running order will be determined prior to show start.

Set times:
9:00 – 9:25
9:40 – 10:05
10:20 – 10:45
11:00 – 11:25
11:40 – headliner
(subject to change)


The winning band will move on to the Wacken Metal Battle Canada National Final on Saturday May 25th at Dickens. Featuring bands from B.C., Calgary, Edmonton/Saskatoon, and Eastern Finalists The Slyde! The final battle for the chance to represent Canada in the International Battle at Wacken Open Air!


Wacken Metal Battle CALGARY
Big Nate Productions


Wacken Metal Battle Calgary Round 4 Winners!


Congrats to CAVEAT! The last band to join the Calgary Final. The battle is set!

Check out some tunes! https://caveatcalgary.bandcamp.com/album/consummation



Wacken Metal Battle Canada: Calgary Round 4 – March 27th at Dickens Pub



Featuring (in alphabetical order):

AFTER THE PROPHEThttps://open.spotify.com/album/49ZIGpm0HGVT3CkEb7CCvc
FALSE FLAGhttps://falseflagmusic.bandcamp.com/track/sloth

Wednesday March 27th at Dickens

Doors at 8 pm. $10 cover.
Running order will be determined prior to show start.

Set times:
9:00 – 9:25
9:40 – 10:05
10:20 – 10:45
11:00 – 11:25

Preliminary rounds: Jan 30, Feb 20, Mar 6, Mar 27
Calgary Final: Friday April 26
National Final: Saturday May 25

Wacken Metal Battle CALGARY

Wacken Metal Battle Canada


Big Nate Productions


Wacken Metal Battle Calgary Round 3 Winners!


Congrats to OSYRON! They move on to the Calgary Final!

Have a listen! https://osyron.bandcamp.com



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