Hey Everybody! We’ve got a great show for you tonight!


Send your guest questions, jokes, and hate mail to gettinlatewithnate{at}gmail{dot}com and we’ll see you LIVE at 10 pm MST every Friday at

Check out the Pilot episode below with guests Elliot Ross and Luc Hart. This is a lot cruder than what we have for you tonight, but will give you an idea of what you’re getting into!


The Dino Martinis 25th Anniversary Stampede City Sessions TV Special at Webber Academy – June 2019


Back in June Nate had the honour and pleasure of doing the live mix of The Dino Martinis at the Webber Academy for their Stampede City Sessions TV special celebrating 25 years as Calgary’s preeminent party band! It aired on PBS in November.


Nate: “BRAG MOMENT! I’m pretty proud of this right here. I got my start in the music business pushing cases for these guys and gals way back in ‘03. A couple months ago I got to mix them live for TV at the beautiful Webber Academy. It was a great experience. Thanks to everyone involved for including me.



Thank you from Nate!



“What an amazing weekend turning 37 was! I am the luckiest dude in the world to have all the friends and family that I have. I would literally be nothing without the support and encouragement from every single one of you. Literally. I have a studio because friends helped me build it. I have gear because people have lent me cash to get it. I have knowledge because friends have been willing to share. I have an amazing wife and daughter and a super supportive family.


The feeling in the air on Friday at the Kai Many Heads Memorial Show & Fundraiser was nothing short of electric and has stuck with me. I know he was there and smiling down. The words from his family moved me to tears. I’m glad we were able to raise a chunk of change for his family. The bands were all performing at a high level and left it all on the stage. It was a total honour to be thought of and included in such an emotional event and was truly a show I will never forget. Thank you to all involved and nice work.


Saturday was a great time and I’m glad we were able to make the show go for our friends in The Exalted Piledriver. They are super great guys and it was fun hanging out after and laughing about everything. I made some new friends that night too. Mixing at a new venue is always fun and the staff at the Border Crossing were awesome. Hope more shows can go there in the future.


Tuesday we have our friends Display of Decay with Krepitus and Cultist playing at Dickens. DoD is coming off of a US tour and just played a fest in Vegas. Come support if you’re available, would love to see you.


Thank every single one of you for being you, and letting me be me. Not exaggerating: I’d be nothing without y’all. Thank you!”


The Exalted Piledriver, Cemetery Lust, Euthanized, and The Cadavor Dog at Border Crossing Pub – June 8th 2019



In the interest of making the show go on for Calgary Metalfest alumni The Exalted Piledriver, Big Nate Productions presents:







Doors 8:00 / Show 9:30 / $20 cover / 18+



The Slyde wins the Wacken Metal Battle Canada National Final!


Congratulations to The Slyde on winning the Wacken Metal Battle Canada National Final! Best of luck to your band as you represent Canada in the International W:O:A Metal Battle at Wacken Open Air in August. We know you’ll do us proud! 🇨🇦


Congrats also to Blackwater Burial, The Myopia Condition, and Fjell Thyngor for making it through your regional rounds to play in the Wacken Metal Battle Canada National Final. You were all worthy contenders and delivered killer sets making for a fantastic show! Thank you!! 🎶


Thanks to the always crushing Planet Eater for coming to town and destroying what was left of the stage! 🔥


Thank you to the judges for doing the difficult task, to Dickens for hosting, to CJSW 90.9 FM for the raffle that raised funds for the winning band, to New Level Brewing Co. for the tasty brews, and to the fans for coming out to support original underground metal! 🤘😆


📷: RavenKin Photography


Check out the excellent review of the final and more photos by RavenKin Photography here!–2016/wacken-metal-battle-canada-2019-national-final-metal-master-kingdom-show-review


“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!




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:

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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:
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