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



Wacken Metal Battle Canada: Calgary Round 3 – March 6th at Dickens Pub



Featuring (in alphabetical order):

Red Cain

Wednesday March 6th 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 Round 2 Winners!


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

Check ’em out! https://syryn.bandcamp.com/



Imonolith with Divinity, Kyoktys, and Original Violence – Friday March 1st at Dickens



ConcertWorks & Big Nate Productions Present:


IMONOLITH was formed in January 2018 by Drummer, Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen (ex-Devin Townsend Project/Band) and Guitarist, Brian Waddell (ex-Devin Townsend Project/Band). The pair originally started writing music together for the then untitled band in 2015, while respectively playing in the Devin Townsend Project (2009-2017). Bassist – Byron Stroud (Ex-Strapping Young Lad, Ex-Fear Factory, Ex- 3 Inches of Blood, Zimmers Hole), Vocalist – Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea) and 2nd Guitarist – Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) complete Imonolith as a band.


IMONOLITH is a hard working and devoted group of accomplished musicians, who have amassed a ton of professional experience touring the world in their various bands over the years. Their collective live experience includes performing on mainstage’s at European festivals such as, Wacken Open Air, Download Festival, Hellfest, Summer Breeze and many more to playing sold-out iconic venues like, Royal Albert Hall and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. In just a few months they’ve amassed a fanbase of thousands worldwide through their Social Media pages.


IMONOLITH’s music is best described as a heavy, driven, and transcendent genre of metal. You can count on strong hooks, captivating and energetic vocals, backed by creative guitars and drumming.


Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/imonolithband/
Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/imonolithband/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/imonolithband
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe0WCYjudZS6WqI6DQFSjCQ








Dickens – 18+ No Minors
Friday March 1st, 2019 Doors 8:00

Direct Ticket Link – https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1809351?utm_medium=bks

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/785447448454654/


“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 ♡


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