Edmonton, AB based black and doom metal festival Black Mourning Light presented by Crown of Visery's have officially launched band submissions for their 2017 edition occurring on October 14th. The 2016 edition held from October 21st to 22nd featured a line up of black, death and doom bands from across Canada plus the USA with UADA, Panzerfaust, Erimha, Helleborus, Idolatry, Display of Decay, Vile Insignia, Hive, Wormwitch, Norilsk, Cell, Holocaust Lord, Nachtterror, Dethgod, Ye Goat-Herd Gods and Hunted By Ravens.

BML organizer Dustin Ekman comments:



"I’m sure by now you know exactly what Black Mourning Light Metal Festival is: a festival focused on black metal and doom, with a love of death and darkness. If your band falls under these categories, and you think you’d be a good fit at Black Mourning Light, then please fill out the application form below and I will get back to you after checking out your music.Please note, that for this, our third year, I am including one major stipulation: a Dropbox link with a folder that contains your band’s logo in a vector format, a 320kbps MP3, and a 300 dpi band promo photo. This is for the festival posters, the promotional video I will be making, and used for print promo of the festival. Not including this link will be grounds for ignoring your application, and not having all the items listed in the folder will be grounds for ignoring your application.
One of the biggest changes we’ve made to the application process for 2017 is the inclusion of the tech rider in the application form. This info will be passed onto our sound tech to make sure your band sounds as good as possible, and to ensure we have all of the gear they need to do their job as good as possible. Although we try our best to have most of everything backlined for Black Mourning Light, please fill out the tech rider section as if we were not backlining a single thing, just for our own ease of understanding your needs. Meaning, inform us of your exact drum/guitar/bass/keys set up, including brands and model numbers for amp heads if possible.

As always, thank you for your interest and support of Black Mourning Light."

Bands can apply at the following link: https://blackmourninglight.wordpress.com/apply-to-play-bml-2017/   

About BML:

Black Mourning Light Metal Festival is the black metal and doom festival founded by Dustin Ekman of Crown of Viserys. Created to fill a void in Edmonton's black and doom scene. After two successful years in 2015 and 2016, Black Mourning Light Festival returns for a 2017 edition set for October 7th (venue TBA). The 2017 onslaught will feature bands from across Canada and USA. Those that attended the 2015 inaugural ritual and the 2016 two day mayhem will not be disappointed by 2017, as they can expect a different while similar experience to those events. 

For more info, please visit https://blackmourninglight.wordpress.com.

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      Born out the hell storm of Edmonton, AB, black and doom metal festival Black Mourning Light presented by Crown of Viserys and GigFly.ca unleash the most brutal line up to date for the 2017 edition hosted on October 13th and 14th at the Starlite Room. 

This year's infernal ritual features legends from Canada's black metal scene with headliners REVENGE (Edmonton, AB), BLASPHEMY (Vancouver, BC), RITES OF THY DEGRINGOLADE (Edmonton, AB) and ANTICHRIST (Vancouver, BC). Joining the line up from the United States is Montana's blackened death eaters FORTRESS, Los Angeles black / death legends GRAVEHILL and Ohio's nefarious FUNERAL OF GOD. From the surrounding Western Canadian metal scene, the carnage is intensified with Xul, Ares Infernus, Sorguinazia, Scythra, and Goathammer. 

BML organizer Dustin Ekman comments:

"This year we are taking extreme to a new level for Black Mourning Light, and I couldn't be more honoured to have true legends in black metal on the festival. Revenge and Blasphemy are two of the biggest names in black metal, and with them are some of the best bands in the world to create an absolutely killer lineup. This is a year to not be missed, that's for sure."


Tickets will be on sale at Starliteroom and online at the following links:

Day Ticket - Oct 13 - https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1434131-black-mourning-light-metal-edmonton/Day Ticket - Oct 14 - https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1434158-black-mourning-light-metal-edmonton/
Two Day Pass - https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1434131/ 

Tickets are $45 for one day, $75 for both days.



BML 2017 Line-Up & Set Times:

Friday, October 13th Blasphemy (Vancouver, BC) - 12am 
Rites of Thy Degringolade (Edmonton, AB) - 11pm 
Fortress (Kalispell, MT) - 10pm 
Sorguinazia (Edmonton, AB) - 9pm 
Ares Infernus (Lethbridge, AB) - 8pm 
Doors 630 pm 
 
Saturday, October 14th 

Revenge (Edmonton, AB) - 12am 
Gravehill (Los Angeles, CA) - 10:30pm 
Antichrist (Vancouver, BC) - 9:30pm 
Xul (Armstrong, BC) - 830pm 
Funeral of God (Canton, OH) - 7:30pm 
Scythra (Regina, SK) - 6:30pm 
Goathammer (Saskatoon, SK) - 5:30pm 
Doors 4pm 

About BML:

Black Mourning Light Metal Festival is the black metal and doom festival founded by Dustin Ekman of Crown of Viserys. Created to fill a void in Edmonton's black and doom scene. After two successful years in 2015 and 2016, Black Mourning Light Festival returns for a 2017 edition. The 2017 onslaught will feature bands from across Canada and USA. Those that attended the 2015 inaugural ritual and the 2016 two day mayhem will not be disappointed by 2017, as they can expect a different while similar experience to those events. 

Last year's 2016 edition featured a line up of black, death and doom bands from across Canada plus the USA with UADA, Panzerfaust, Erimha, Helleborus, Idolatry, Display of Decay, Vile Insignia, Hive, Wormwitch, Norilsk, Cell, Holocaust Lord, Nachtterror, Dethgod, Ye Goat-Herd Gods and Hunted By Ravens.


For more info, please visit https://blackmourninglight.wordpress.com.





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