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Calgary Metalfest – if you fancy going a bit further afield for your mega-gigs!

Calgary, Alberta (that’s in Canadia, folks) plays host to a four-day festival in September this year. Kicking off on Wednesday, September 14th at The Ship and Anchor (lineup TBA), Distortion hosts everything on the 15th, events shift to Dickens Pub on the 16th and climax at Flames Central on Saturday 17th with headliners Annihilator alongside Exciter’s original line-up.

The following comes from the press release, but you have so say… this is a hell of a four-day event for fans of real metal! Check out the poster gallery at the bottom for the full lowdown.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at Distortion sees THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER in their first ever Western Canadian performance with support from CRYSTAL MESS, SAVAGE STREETS, PROFITS OF CRIME and ACCOSTAL.

Friday, September 16th, 2016 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.

On Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Flames Central, Big Nate Productions and Hubb Music 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!

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

Tickets and VIP Passes on sale through Showpass, Calgary MetalFest’s own page and at Sloth Records in Calgary.

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Teacher, dad and metal nut. Currently living in Glasgow and running this page as a non-profit (in fact, loss-making) venture purely for the fun of it... and because I just love heavy metal!

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