Obscura, Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi, and Exist – September 17th at Dickens Pub

 

 

ConcertWorks.ca & Big Nate Productions proudly present:

 

OBSCURA are back for a long awaited North American headlining tour, presented by Metal Injection and set to take place from mid-September through early October. The band will be joined by Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi & Exist for what is sure to be THE most talked about progressive death metal tour of the year. The full list of tour dates will be announced shortly.

 

Vocalist / Guitarist Steffen Kummerer commented on the run:

 

“Obscura finally return to North America with an extended headlining tour supporting our brand new record “Diluvium” which marks the end of a ten year, four album cycle. With Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi and Exist we return to the United States and Canada with the most extreme tour of the year. We can’t wait to hit the road again and present you songs off all four records “Cosmogenesis”, “Omnivium”, “Akroasis” and “Diluvium”.

 

Watch the previously released video for “Diluvium” via YouTube and stream the song. “Diluvium” was directed by Mirko Witzki (Kreator, Blind Guardian, Caliban) and further explores the album’s celestial themes.

 

OBSCURA’s fifth studio album Diluvium is due out July 13th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com and Digital Downloads/Streaming Services.

 

Recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence) at Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany, Diluvium is a stunning achievement for the illustrious quartet and a landmark release for progressive metal as a whole. Complete with all the band’s signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity, OBSCURA raise the bar once again with an album that will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer.

 

https://www.realmofobscura.com
https://www.facebook.com/RealmOfObscura
https://www.instagram.com/realmofobscura
https://twitter.com/realmofobscura

 

BEYOND CREATION
https://www.facebook.com/BeyondCreationOfficial

 

ARCHSPIRE
https://www.facebook.com/Archspireband

 

INFERI
www.facebook.com/inferimetal

 

EXIST
https://www.facebook.com/Exist

 

Advance tickets available online at www.ConcertWorks.ca & at Sloth Records

Tickets go On-Sale July 16th at 10:00 am
Direct Ticket Link: https://ticketf.ly/2JpToFM

You can securely purchase on-line and receive your e-tickets immediately by using Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, or INTERAC Online.

Doors 7 PM – 18+ No Minors

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/286602015218596


Calgary Metalfest VI headliners announced and tickets now on sale!

 

FRIDAY September 21st at Dickens Pub – $24.99

Psychostick (Chicago,IL)
“What happens when two best friends who grew up listening to Weird Al and Pantera decide to start a band combining crunching riffs and laugh-out-loud lyrics? PSYCHOSTICK happens, happened, and continues to happen. Vocalist Rob Kersey and guitarist Josh Key teamed up with drummer Alex Dontre and Matty J “Moose” to create some of the most off-the-wall records to ever reach store shelves. Backed up by a fleet of viral-sensation online videos and an insane live show that few can forget, PSYCHOSTICK has proven year after year that they refuse to be ignored. And the fans wouldn’t have it any other way.”
https://www.facebook.com/Psychostick/
http://psychostick.com/

MORE BANDS TBA!

https://www.facebook.com/events/182292459281226/

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SATURDAY September 22nd at Dickens Pub – $24.99

Midnight (Cleveland, OH)
“By now, MIDNIGHT need no introduction. Guided by the twisted muse of mainman Athenar since 2003, this Cleveland cult have been slaying the metal/punk underground with their own, highly addictive brand of lust, filth, and sleaze, subsequently building up a sizable catalog and garnering a rabid fanbase. While there’s certainly fanatics for the band’s early EP work, it was MIDNIGHT’s debut album, Satanic Royalty – released to international fanfare in 2011 by HELLS HEADBANGERS – that entered the band’s name into the annals of “classic.” Never one to rush things (nor drop an EP along the way), MIDNIGHT continued their underground dominance with No Mercy for Mayhem in 2014, further perfecting their signature sound. Now, with their massively anticipated third album, “Sweet Death and Ecstasy,” Athenar and co. return with their darkest and most daring effort yet.”
https://www.facebook.com/Midnight-87909491643/
https://midnight-ohio.bandcamp.com/
http://totalmidnight.webs.com/

Glare (Calgary)
“From the twisted minds of members of BLACKRAT, GATEKRASHOR, and RIOT CITY comes a new storm of disease rushing over the earth. Bare witness and die by GLARE.”
https://www.facebook.com/GlareOfTheBlade/
https://glarepunk.bandcamp.com/releases

MORE BANDS TBA!

https://www.facebook.com/events/185051695680858/

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE! https://www.showpass.com/calgary-metalfest-vi/

BUY A 2-NIGHT PASS FOR $46.66! *limited number available*

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Big Nate Productions
http://bignateproductions.com/


Midnight to headline Calgary Metalfest VI on Saturday September 22nd 2018 at Dickens Pub!

 

 

“By now, MIDNIGHT need no introduction. Guided by the twisted muse of mainman Athenar since 2003, this Cleveland cult have been slaying the metal/punk underground with their own, highly addictive brand of lust, filth, and sleaze, subsequently building up a sizable catalog and garnering a rabid fanbase. While there’s certainly fanatics for the band’s early EP work, it was MIDNIGHT’s debut album, Satanic Royalty – released to international fanfare in 2011 by HELLS HEADBANGERS – that entered the band’s name into the annals of “classic.” Never one to rush things (nor drop an EP along the way), MIDNIGHT continued their underground dominance with No Mercy for Mayhem in 2014, further perfecting their signature sound. Now, with their massively anticipated third album, “Sweet Death and Ecstasy,” Athenar and co. return with their darkest and most daring effort yet.”

 

TICKETS: https://www.showpass.com/calgary-metalfest-vi/


Lost Nebula (Mexico) with In/Vertigo and Syryn – Wednesday July 18th at Vern’s

 

LOST NEBULA is a band from the Sonora Desert in Northwestern Mexico. The 5 piece band strives to make a difference in music through the expression of each of its members. Their lyrics focus on human experiences, conditions, and behaviors that link to the everyday life environment and their own minds. Their music can be described to range from hard alternative rock to heavy metal with progressive elements.

https://www.facebook.com/lostnebulamx/
https://twitter.com/LostNebulaMX
https://lostnebula.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/lostnebulamx/videos

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In/Vertigo is a Hard Rock band, hailing from Calgary, Canada. Formed in 2017, the quartet delivers relentless, memorable performances at the jet engine decibels of a Boeing 747. Consisting of Vocalist Reed Alton, Guitarist Shaddy Elsaghir, Bassist Duncan McCartney, and Drummer Keaton Byfield, the band has already made a mark for itself touring and constantly gigging around Western Canada. Performing high profile gigs with international acts (Diamond Head, Age Of Electric, Pop Evil) has proven the band as young pros, still hungry for bigger stages and even bigger crowds, Their self titled demo, recorded under Ronnie Champagne (Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Social Distortion) had a limited run of 500 and subsequently sold out. Currently completing their official EP, set to be released August 2018, the 6 song debut promises to be a rude awakening in the current Hard Rock drought. Armed with a sonic Molotov cocktail aimed at the music underworld, In/Vertigo is the quintessential Rock n’ Roll act.

https://www.facebook.com/getinvertigo/
https://soundcloud.com/user-935304002

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SYRYN is a Calgary based metal band combining the roots of Blues, the domination of Power Metal and the rapid shreds of Thrash. SYRYN will seduce and entice you with mysterious and menacing melodies, captivating vocals and swift drum attacks.

https://www.facebook.com/syrynofficial/
https://syryn.bandcamp.com/track/unbreakable

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Doors 8:00 | $10 | 18+ | https://www.facebook.com/events/2091585844449537/


Glare will play Calgary Metalfest VI on Saturday September 22nd 2018 at Dickens Pub!

 

 

“From the twisted minds of members of BLACKRAT, GATEKRASHOR, AND RIOT CITY comes a new storm of disease rushing over the earth. Bare witness and die by GLARE.”


Psychostick to headline Calgary Metalfest VI on Friday September 21st 2018 at Dickens Pub!

 

 

“What happens when two best friends who grew up listening to Weird Al and Pantera decide to start a band combining crunching riffs and laugh-out-loud lyrics? Psychostick happens, happened, and continues to happen. Vocalist Rob Kersey and guitarist Josh Key teamed up with drummer Alex Dontre and Matty J “Moose” to create some of the most off-the-wall records to ever reach store shelves. Backed up by a fleet of viral-sensation online videos and an insane live show that few can forget, Psychostick has proven year after year that they refuse to be ignored. And the fans wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

Now residing in Chicago, IL with four hard-hitting comedic albums behind them – “We Couldn’t Think of a Title” (2006), their holiday album “The Flesh Eating Rollerskate Holiday Joyride” (2007), “Sandwich” (2009), and “Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D” (2011) – the nearly 100 percent do-it-yourself band Psychostick returns with their latest offering: The crowd-funded album “Revenge of The Vengeance” out on November 4, 2014. (fan thank you video – http://youtu.be/iSeQHqMCfJI)

 

Featuring an eye-brow raising track list that includes previously released singles such as the manly beard anthem ‘Obey The Beard’ (http://youtu.be/q0kSuZFOwFE?t=4s) and over-night internet hit ‘Dogs Like Socks’, (http://youtu.be/swmuqGWgZCc) plus new tracks ‘Quack Kills’, ‘So. Heavy.’, ‘Blue Screen’, and a tribute to the 21st century’s most beloved action super hero ‘Bruce Campbell,” Psychostick aims to please their cult-like following while maintaining steady growth as new fans discover this one-of-a-kind project.”

 

http://psychostick.com/

 

TICKETS: https://www.showpass.com/calgary-metalfest-vi/

 


stab.twist.pull wins the Big Nate Productions Promoter Choice Award at The 2018 Calgary Beer Core Awards!

 

 

The people voted and the Big Nate Productions Promoter Choice Calgary Beer Core Award went to stab.twist.pull! Congrats fellas! It’s been a pleasure to work with you!

 


The 2018 Calgary Beer Core Awards – Big Nate Productions Promoter Choice Award!

 

 

We will be presenting the Big Nate Productions Promoter Choice Award tonight at The 2018 Calgary Beer Core Awards to one of these bands that Nate has worked with in the studio; Concrete Funeral, DETHGOD, stab.twist.pull, Statue of Demur, and Vile Insignia! Please join us! It’s always a good time!


BNP Nominations for the Promoter Choice Award at The 2018 Calgary Beer Core Awards!

 

 

We have nominated five rad bands that Nate has worked with in the studio; Concrete Funeral, DETHGOD, stab.twist.pull, Statue of Demur, and Vile Insignia for the Promoter Choice Award at The 2018 Calgary Beer Core Awards! Vote here: http://www.beercorevotes.com/2018/


Thank you from Wacken Metal Battle Calgary and Big Nate Productions – April 2018

 

Another year of Wacken Metal Battle Canada is finished for us. Good luck to Hammerdrone as they move on to represent the West at the Canadian Final in Toronto on June 9th!

 

Thank you to everyone involved throughout the battles!

 

The bands, Accostal, Beneath the Wicked, Blackest Sin, Detherous, DETHGOD, Gales of Avalon, Hammerdrone, Heyoka’s Mirror, King Mammoth, Nuclear Oath, Red Cain, Subsume, To The Mountains, and WORLD CLASS WHITE TRASH. You were all awesome!

 

The bands that traveled through our unending winter for the Western Final, Apollyon, Protosequence, and Wasted Heretics.

 

The judges, Joshua Wood (Metal-Rules.com), Wally Laurier and Laura Vezer (Rock Bottom – CJSW 90.9FM), Chad Persley (Absolute Underground), Jim Martin (Calgary Beer Core), last minute fill-in preliminary round judges Renee and Natalie (Metalheads United), and special guest judges for the Western Final, Jesse Valstar (Armstrong MetalFest – AMF) and Geoff Bourie (Loud as Hell Festival).

 

The venues and staff at Dickens Pub and Distortion – Live Music Venue.

 

Media partner Asher Media Relations and photographer Xavier Cattarinich from RavenKin Photography and Metal Master Kingdom.

 

New sponsor Sunrise Records. For the first time a shopping mall music store chain has welcomed local show posters!

 

The crew at Big Nate Productions. Nancy for organizing and running the shows. Nate and sound techs Ian Dillon and Casey Rogers for making the bands sound and look great!

 

Most of all to the metal fans! Without you this wouldn’t happen!

 

Cheers!


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