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REMINDER - ONE WEEK AWAY! Calgary Metalfest V - Sept 14-17

calgary metal fest REMINDER - ONE WEEK AWAY! Calgary Metalfest V - Sept 14-17

2016 Line Up w/ Annihilator, Exciter (original line-up), Razor, Sacrifice, Toxic Holocaust, The Exalted, Piledriver And More!

Live Charity Auction (Sept 14-17) For Make-A-Wish Foundation

Tickets & VIP Passes On Sale here

Download Calgary Metalfest Posters here

On Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Flames Central, Big Nate Productions Proudly Present: A Historic Night of Canadian Metal! International touring act ANNIHILATOR will perform a blistering 75 minute set, their first show in Western Canada since 1993. Also appearing will be the recently reformed and original lineup of speed/thrash metal pioneers EXCITER, their first Western Canadian performance since 1985. The show will be opened by thrash veterans RAZOR and SACRIFICE. These bands are all hot off the heels of multiple critically acclaimed festival performances in the US, Europe and South America. Calgary’s GATEKRASHÖR will provide last call entertainment. A real collection of thrash metal pioneers, this bill has never happened anywhere in the world! Info here.

Tickets and VIP Passes on sale through HERE and at Sloth Records in Calgary.

New this year, VIP packages will be offered and include sound check viewings, band meet and greets, and autograph sessions. Check out Calgary Metal Fest and Big Nate Productions for more info!

Friday, September 16th at Dickens Pub, Portland-based TOXIC HOLOCAUST will headline their first Calgary appearance since 2011. Support by DISCIPLES OF POWER, THE ORDER OF CHAOS, FORNICATION, BLACK PESTILENCE and CONCRETE FUNERAL. Info here.

Thursday, September 15th at Distortion sees THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER in their first ever Western Canadian performance with support from CRYSTAL MESS, SAVAGE STREETS, SICK RITUAL and ACCOSTAL. Info here.

Wednesday, September 14th Kick-off Party at The Ship and Anchor, FREE SHOW with THE CADAVOR DOG, W.M.D., IN/VERTIGO, BLACKBIRD ELECTRIC, OUTLETS BAND. Info here.

Live Charity Auction (Sept 14-17) for Make-A-Wish Foundation:

Since 2013, Calgary Metalfest has raised $4000 for Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta! This year they plan to shatter that record and raise $10,000 to sponsor an ENTIRE wish for a child.

This auction is a live one that will occur between band sets during the fest at all venues. You must be there to be part of the auction.

The following items will be available for auction with more to come!

The list so far:
- Jeff Waters of Annihilator will be donating one of his guitars!!!

- Tony Iommi signature model Epiphone SG donated by Ross Ingall of Too Metal For Church on Metal Nation Radio

- An amazing nightscape print on metal donated by the impeccableMonika Deviat of Deviant Optiks Photography

- Each night's respective 4'X6' poster will be signed by all the bands and auctioned off. Donated by Creative Factor and Big Nate Productions

- A signed Tenacious D photograph donated by Daryl Buchanan of

- A signed photo of you and your favourite band, taken, printed and signed that night. Donated by

-Tickets to other festivals through the Western Canadian Metal Festival Alliance. Donated by Armstrong MetalFest - AMF, Loud As Hell Festivaland others.

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WOULD LIKE TO DONATE ITEMS TO THE AUCTION, SEND AN EMAIL TO calgarymetalfest [at] gmail dot com ATTN Charity Auction 2016

Schedule and more items to come! For more info, follow here.


Calgary Metalfest, in its fifth annual year, started in 2012 by Nathan “Nate Reno” Renaud after his experiences working at Monsters of Rock in 2008 and as Stage and Production Manager of Noctis Metalfest from 2008 to 2013. Nate also founded and plays bass in KYOKTYS and is a live and studio audio engineer with over forty titles and hundreds of shows to his credit.

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    September 08, 2016

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