“Raising Hell for Mel” with Blackest Sin, Caveat, Greybeard, and His Last Words – February 15th at The Brass Monkey Pub



Calgary Beer Core and Big Nate Productions are coming together to Raise some money for a solid underground music supporter Melanie Sinneave.


Melanie suffers from severe Crohn’s disease, with several fistula tracks accompanied by chronic internal abscesses. She has spent almost three decades living with this disease and it’s escalating complications. Having fistulas puts her at risk for sepsis (blood poisoning), organ failure, and dangerously low blood pressure, among other things.


Western medicine does not have a cure for Melanie’s condition, all that they can do it try to minimize the damage to her body through surgical intervention and the results are temporary. Melanie currently has 3 holes in her colon and has had 16 surgeries in the last 5 years (9 of which were in 2018).


Melanie recently had to go to another country in order to seek medical treatment for her condition that is not available here in Canada. This treatment was another surgical procedure that was done over the course of two months and cost a total of $50,000. She has been home for two weeks, and will find out how successful this treatment was once her healing is complete in a few months.


If you are interested in learning more about Melanie and her condition please visit the GoFundMe page that was done by her sister. https://www.gofundme.com/pcrt7h-please-help-my-sister Thank you very much for your support and donations.


Huge shout out to the bands that are donating their time:
Blackest Sinhttps://youtu.be/5y2YaDV4XJA
His Last Wordshttps://hislastwords.bandcamp.com


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/246918286208168

$10 minimum Donation at the door.
Silent Auction, Prizes, and so much more!
♡ Community for Community ♡


Wacken Metal Battle Canada: Calgary Round 2 – February 20th at Dickens Pub



Featuring (in alphabetical order):

Burning Effigy

Wednesday February 20th at Dickens Pub

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2031247153608550/

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

We will be tracking who people are there to see, but that will only come into play in the event of a tie. Come out and support all these awesome bands!

Preliminary rounds:
Jan 30, Feb 20, Mar 6, Mar 27 at Dickens Pub

Calgary Final: Friday April 26 at Dickens Pub

National Final: Saturday May 25 at Dickens Pub


Wacken Metal Battle Calgary 1st Round Winners!


Congrats to Fjell Thyngor! They move on to the Calgary Final on Friday April 26th at Dickens Pub.

Check them out! https://fjellthyngor.bandcamp.com/album/hexenjagd



Wacken Metal Battle Canada: Calgary Round 1 – January 30th at Dickens Pub



Featuring (in alphabetical order):

Fjell Thyngor
Path to Extinction

Wednesday January 30th at Dickens Pub

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

We will be tracking who people are there to see, but that will only come into play in the event of a tie. Come out and support all these awesome bands!

Preliminary rounds:
Jan 30, Feb 20, Mar 6, Mar 27 at Dickens Pub

Calgary Final: Friday April 26 at Dickens Pub

National Final: Saturday May 25 at Dickens Pub


Submissions Open For Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2019 – National Final to be held in Calgary!



Get Ready To Rumble! \m/\m/
Band Submissions Now Open For Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2019
One Unsigned Canadian Band To Play Wacken Open Air 2019
Battles in BC, AB, SK, ON, QC, NS, NL!
That’s Right East Coast Battles For The First Time!!!
National Final in Calgary, AB!


Apply at http://metalbattle.ca/
Deadline To Submit Is Dec 21st, 2018.


Promo Video – https://youtu.be/5xk2NJiam0A


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 listed below.


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 national final has been held for the last 5 years.


Winner of this year’s 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 from August 1st – 3rd, 2019 in Wacken, Germany. The Canadian champion will also have the opportunity to win monetary and gear prizes from the international Wacken Metal Battle. International prizes listed below plus more info can be found here.


International Wacken Metal Battle winners receive:


1st Place
– Slot to play at the Full Metal Holiday Festival in Mallorca including flight and accommodation
– 5000€ from the Wacken Foundation and more!


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!


#wacken #wackenopenair #wackenmetalbattlecanada #metal #canadianmetal

Dethgod EP Release Show – October 25, 2018



Our newest production will be released on October 25th!


“It’s been a long time coming and DETHGOD will finally have a CD Release show this month at the County Line Saloon for the upcoming EP Disease Called Humans. Joining us for that night are very special guests and one of Calgary’s best local bands Widow’s Peak. As well as legendary death grinders Path to Extinction!”


Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/272487953269060/

Run As One Music Festival – August 2018


Now that we’ve been rehydrated, we wanted to throw out a big thank you to Rich RunningRabbit, Carlin Blackrabbit, and all the crew and volunteers at Siksika Health Services for putting on an excellent Run As One Music Festival this year! It was a great rendition and having Carlin and Von stage managing was huge and made everything smooth as silk. It was HOT and it showed how much the Siksika Nation take care of and support everyone.


Not only were we able to provide the staging, PA and lighting systems, but we also successfully recorded this amazing event. Looking forward to next year! THANK YOU!


R.I.P. Calgary Metalfest


For a variety of reasons, Calgary Metalfest is cancelled indefinitely and immediately. You can return to point of purchase for a refund.


We are not happy about this, but our hand is forced.


We would like to thank all the bands, venues, staff, and volunteers that we’ve been able to work with. We would also like to thank all of you for supporting the fest over its 5 year lifetime. The friendships and memories made in that time will last forever, and as such makes this undertaking a success in our eyes.


We also raised a bunch of money for some kids in some pretty terrible situations.


Thank you all!

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.












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.”



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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.”

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.”



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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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