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ARMSTRONG METAL FEST 2017 Line Up w/ REVOCATION, NINJASPY, AGGRESSION, GOLERS and more!

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Promo Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9zHeA2pKWs 
2016 AMF Free Digital Sampler - https://armstrongmetalfest.bandcamp.com/album/armstrong-metalfest-2016-mountain-moshpit-vol-1 
(over 90 minutes of headbanging tracks from bands on the 2016 line up)


    Armstrong Metalfest  has launched their early bird pre-sale tickets for their 2017 line up that will be announced at a later date. Tickets are available for $90 CAN per ticket with camping included in the price. For those who can only make certain nights, day passes are available at the festival. Please visit the following link for details and purchase: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets-old/ 

For the last 8 years, Armstrong Metal Fest has been showcasing a high caliber of Western Canadian metal along with international touring acts. Last year's 2016 line up, their largest year for music and attendance included headliners Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Unleash The Archers, Archspire, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage and more. 

Please Note: The November 1st deadline for artist applications has passed and submissions are now officially closed. Band applicants will be reviewed for their 2017 line up and announced at a later date.

About:

Taking influence from Europe's music festival circuit, Armstrong Metal Fest is a heavy metal celebration that encourages metal heads from across Canada and the globe to mosh and camp with the backdrop of great outdoors of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. What started as a backyard party in 2009 with nothing but eleven local metal bands such as Terrifier, Xul and Odinfist to name a few, has grown into a a huge success admired by the Western Canadian Metal scene. 2016 was the eighth year of the festival and was its largest year for music and attendance. Previous years of the festival have seen line ups with Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Anciients, Bison BC, Striker, Crimson Shadows, Holy Grail, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Divinity, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, XUL, Odinfist, Death Toll Rising, Gomorrah among many others.

For more info, please visit www.ArmstrongMetalFest.ca 

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WCMFA:

Calgary Metalfest - http://www.calgarymetalfest.com

Farmageddon Open Air - http://www.farmageddon.ca

Loud As Hell - http://www.loudashell.com

Sponsors:

Absolute Underground Mag - https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteUndergroundTV 

Asher Media Relations - http://www.ashermediarelations.com 

Askew's Foods - http://www.askewsfoods.com/index.php 

Broken Neck Radio - http://www.brokenneckradio.com

Canada's Extreme Metal Radio​ -http://www.cemr.ca/

Metal Master Kingdom - http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com 

Metal Nation Radio - http://www.metalnationradio.com

No Messiah - http://www.nomessiah.net

Old Style Pilsner - http://www.oldstylepilsner.com 

PureGrainAudio - http://www.puregrainaudio.com

Rancho Vignola - http://www.ranchovignola.com

The Green - http://www.thegreen.ca


Promo Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9zHeA2pKWs 
2016 AMF Free Digital Sampler - https://armstrongmetalfest.bandcamp.com/album/armstrong-metalfest-2016-mountain-moshpit-vol-1 
(over 90 minutes of headbanging tracks from bands on the 2016 lin
e up)



Nestled in the Okanagan valley, the town of Armstrong has become British Columbia's largest mosh pit. Trembling the Rocky Mountains and creating a gathering of metalheads like no other in Western Canada, ARMSTRONG METALFEST, now in its ninth year returns with a 2017 line up that metal fans from across country will feast on from sunrise till way past sunset on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena.


This year's headliners include Boston's tech death / thrash titans REVOCATION, Vancouver's ska-metal champions NINJASPY, Canadian 80's thrash legends AGGRESSION and the Broken Neck Radio peoples choice winner GOLERS among many more from across the country. (full list below)

Festival co-founder Jesse Valstar comments:

"The team members of West Metal Entertainment poured their sweat and blood into making this year's line up for Armstrong Metalfest the best year yet! A large portion of this year's line up consists of bands who will be releasing albums in 2017. The fact that so many bands in Canada are able to write and record quality material is a real testament to the thriving metal scene we have. The band submission process is a grueling gauntlet of awesomeness, but personally I love every second I dedicate to the brilliant artists of Canadian Metal! I am especially excited to have Revocation on this year's edition of Armstrong Metalfest. Their style is hella fitting for the festival and I know they will be well received! Also, their album "Great Is Our Sin" is fantastic front to back. I'll be front row center screaming my heart out for sure! 

I am very proud of the work our team has put into year nine of Armstrong Metalfest. Our work is paying off, so far this year we have broken every record for ticket sales we have ever had. As a community we built this festival from the ground up. As the festival grows, so does our community. We are all proud of this big beautiful beast!"

Weekend pass available for $120 CAD regular pre-sale with camping included in ticket price. Weekend of festival, the weekend pass will be $160 CAD at the festival gate. Day pass will be available at the festival gate only for $70 CAD. Camping is an additional $20 CAD for day pass per night. Please visit the following link for details and purchase: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/ 


 

Confirmed for the fest is the following line-up:
(day line-ups and set times will be revealed at a later date)     

Aggression
Angelmaker
Apollyon
Arkenfire
Atrous Leviathan
Cell
Citizen Rage
Cocaine Moustache
Dahlmers Realm
Dead Quiet
Dragstrips Devils
Drop Dead Fred
Exit Strategy
Expain
Eye of Horus
Galactic Pegasus
Gardener
Gatekeeper
Gladius Sky
Golers
Ninjaspy
Nomad
Odinfist
Ossific
Planet Eater
Revocation
Serephic Nihilist
Slagduster
Spore
Tales of The Tomb
Terrifier
The Avulsion
Train Bigger Monkeys
W.M.D.
Xul
Zuckuss



About:

Taking influence from Europe's music festival circuit, Armstrong Metal Fest is a heavy metal celebration that encourages metal heads from across Canada and the globe to mosh and camp with the backdrop of great outdoors of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. What started as a backyard party in 2009 with nothing but eleven local metal bands such as Terrifier, Xul and Odinfist to name a few, has grown into a a huge success admired by the Western Canadian Metal scene. 2016 was the eighth year of the festival and was its largest year for music and attendance. Previous years of the festival have seen line ups with Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, Anciients, Bison BC, Striker, Crimson Shadows, Holy Grail, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Divinity, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, XUL, Odinfist, Death Toll Rising, Gomorrah among many others.

For more info, please visit www.ArmstrongMetalFest.ca 

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WCMFA:

Armstrong MetalFest - http://www.armstrongmetalfest.ca
Calgary Metalfest - http://www.calgarymetalfest.com
Days of The Dead - https://www.facebook.com/DaysOfTheDeadRD
Farmageddon Open Air - http://www.farmageddon.ca
Loud As Hell - http://www.loudashell.com
Metalocalypstick - http://metalocalypstickfest.rocks
Metallion - http://www.facebook.com/metallionfestival

Sponsors:

The Green - http://www.thegreen.ca

Absolute Underground Mag - https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteUndergroundTV 

Asher Media Relations - http://www.ashermediarelations.com 

Askew's Foods - http://www.askewsfoods.com/index.php 

Broken Neck Radio - http://www.brokenneckradio.com

Canada's Extreme Metal Radio​ - http://www.cemr.ca

Metal Master Kingdom - http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com 

Metal Nation Radio - http://www.metalnationradio.com

PureGrainAudio - http://www.puregrainaudio.com

Rancho Vignola - http://www.ranchovignola.com


Delivering a high caliber of Western Canadian and international bands with the glorious backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in the Okanagan valley for the last eight years, Armstrong Metalfest is proud to announce the first eight bands to join the 2017 line up taking place on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC.


Confirmed for the fest are the following:     


Odinfist (Armstrong, BC) - http://www.odinfist.bandcamp.com

Hard hitting Viking power thrash, for fans of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Manowar and 3 Inches of Blood. Odinfist has been around the Okanagan Valley for a number of years now and has participated in a variety of major shows in their area including headlining Armstrong Metalfest in 2009 and 2010 along with co-headlining in 2011. They have supported a variety of other bands such as Kataklysm, Thor, 3 Inches of Blood, etc. Odinfist's latest album, "The Old Lighthouse" is available now!


Eye of Horus (Edmonton, AB) - https://eyeofhorusofficial.bandcamp.com 


A Canadian death metal band that hails from the industrious town of Edmonton, Alberta, Eye of Horus profess a global initiative, an industrious work ethic, and a love for their craft. A strict practice regime has shaped their live performance to be a tight, crushingly heavy sound that supports a melodically and vocally engaging performance. The band further draws the audience in with lyrical content ripe with elements of rich, visceral storytelling. But make no mistake, Eye of Horus delivers a death assault that bangs heads and evokes infernal nightmares. Eye of Horus is actively seeking shows and tours to add to their repertoire of accomplished artists such as; Exhumed, 3 Inches of Blood, Dying Fetus, Abiotic, Wretched, Havok, Bermuda, and Goatwhore. The band's latest EP "Obsidian" is out now.



Gatekeeper (Vancouver, BC) - http://gatekeepervinland.com 

Five guardians of true epic heavy metal from the frigid plains of Canadia. Jeff Black formed Gatekeeper in the dismal haze of 2010 as a spitting retort to everything happening on a musical level in the frost-kissed prairies of Alberta. In a land dominated by blast beats, scooped mids and vocalists who couldn't find a melody in a shopping bag, Gatekeeper stands upright and unchained, continuing the legacy laid down by such luminaries as Robert E. Howard, Bathory, Frank Frazetta, Manowar, Candlemass and Manilla Road. If your interests lie in the direction of things ancient, lost and far away, Gatekeeper might be for you. If not? Good riddance.
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Xul (Vernon, BC) - https://xulmetal.bandcamp.com 

A five piece group based out of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, following in the footsteps of bands such as: Behemoth, Dissection, and Immortal, XUL have left the beaten path and set out to forge their own brand of Blackened Death Metal. The band's latest EP 'Extinction Necromance' is out now.
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Tales of The Tomb (Edmonton, AB) - https://talesofthetomb.bandcamp.com

Every town has stories to caution or warn, every police officer has a seen a crime that keeps them awake at night, and every coroner has seen death in ways that the rest of us could never imagine. Murder, conspiracy, supernatural horror, and real-life terror are stains on the cutting room floor where Edmonton-based group Tales of The Tomb paints their canvas.  The band has their eyes poised to victimize their audiences anywhere they can reach. Their debut album Volume One: Morphras EP was unleashed on audiences November 27, 2015. This concept album about murder was mixed and mastered by Euro-death metal master Dan Swano (ex-Bloodbath, Unisound) and is just the first of many more sonic crimes to come from Tales of The Tomb.
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Aggression (Vancouver, BC) - http://www.rawthomatopokay.com 

Aggression, the legendary Canadian thrash metal band, was formed in the spring of 1985 (originally under the moniker “Asylum”), by the 2 guitar shredders Sasquatch and Burn. Rounding out the lineup was Botcher on vocals, Dug on Bass and Gate on drums. After a few demos they recorded “Forgotten Skeleton” in 1986. Unfortunately the album would not see a release until 2005. (Almost 20 years later!) A few lineup changes later, Aggression recorded and released 1987’s The Full Treatment.
They received good reviews for their demos and The Full Treatment, and very quickly became one of the most popular thrash metal bands in Quebec and Canada. Their concerts were sold out everywhere, and the fanbase grew from hundreds to thousands in no time. With his public relations expertise, their manager at the time (Johnny Hart) quickly made Aggression a household name. Other bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Hallow’s Eve, Destruction and others all wanted to see the beast for themselves and meet Aggression while they were in Montreal. Playing numerous concerts with bands such as Anvil, Celtic Frost, Voïvod, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Possessed, Dark Angel, Crumbsuckers, Sacrifice and others. Due to certain members drug habits and bad decision making the band was all but dead in 1989.
Fast forward to 2005. The 1986 unreleased thrash metal album Forgotten Skeleton gets released and see’s the band reunite at Montreal Metal Massacre fest 2005. Unable to commit to anything more than a few reunion shows it was decided that the band would be put to rest once more. In 2014, now calling Vancouver, BC home, Sasquatch has enlisted help from vocalist Brian Langley (Infernal Majesty), bassist Martin Meyer (Disciples of Power), guitarist Dave Watson (Entropia) and drummer Ryan Idris (ExPain) to breathe new life into Aggression. Since reforming, the band has been playing festivals and touring all over North America and have released  the first brand new, full length album 'Fragmented Spirit Devils' in 29 years! 
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Seraphic Nihilist (Prince George, BC) - https://www.facebook.com/SeraphicNihilist

A quintuplet of epic black metal crossed with crazy grindcore ready to slaughter many at shows and eardrums. 
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Gardener (Vernon, BC) (more info coming soon)


Early bird pre-sale weekend passes are on sale for $90 CAD with camping included until February 1st. Weekend passes will then increase to $120 CAD for regular pre-sale and will be $160 CAD at the gate. Day passes will be available at the festival gate only for $70 CAD. Camping is an additional $20 CAD for day passes per night. Please visit the following link for details and purchase: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/