On Saturday September 17th, 2016 at Flames Central, Big Nate Productions Proudly Presents: A Historic Night of Canadian Metal!
International touring act ANNIHILATOR will perform a blistering 75 minute set, their first show in Western Canada since 1993. Also appearing, will be the recently reformed and original lineup of speed/thrash metal pioneers EXCITER, their first Western Canadian performance since 1985. The show will be opened by thrash veterans RAZOR and SACRIFICE. These bands are all hot off the heels of multiple critically acclaimed festival performances in the US, Europe, and South America. Calgary’s GATEKRASHÖR will provide last call entertainment. A real collection of thrash metal pioneers, this bill has never happened anywhere in the world!
Friday September 16th, 2016 at Dickens Pub, Portland-based TOXIC HOLOCAUST will headline, their first Calgary appearance since 2011. Support by DISCIPLES OF POWER, THE ORDER OF CHAOS, FORNICATION, BLACK PESTILENCE, and CONCRETE FUNERAL.
Thursday September 15th, 2016 at Distortion – Live Music Venue sees THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER in their first ever Western Canadian performance, with support from CRYSTAL MESS, SAVAGE STREETS, PROFITS OF CRIME, and ACCOSTAL.
Wednesday September 14th Free Kick-off Party at The Ship and Anchor TBA.
Tickets and VIP Passes on sale now at https://www.myshowpass.com/s/events/all/calgary-metalfest/ and Sloth Records in Calgary.
New this year, VIP packages will be offered and include soundcheck viewings, band meet and greets, and autograph sessions. Check out http://calgarymetalfest.com for more info.
Through it’s live charity auction, Calgary Metalfest has raised a total of $4000 for Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta and is shooting to sponsor an entire $10,000 Wish this year! Auction items will include autographed posters, guitars, art, festival tickets, and more!
Calgary Metalfest, in it’s fifth annual year, was started in 2012 by Nathan “Nate Reno” Renaud after his experiences working at Monsters of Rock in 2008 and as Stage and Production Manager of Noctis Metalfest from 2008 to 2013. Nate also founded and plays bass in KYOKTYS and is a live and studio audio engineer with over forty titles and hundreds of shows to his credit.