What first began as a backyard show has now grown into one of Western Canada’s best mountain moshpits in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Reaching its 10 year milestone, Armstrong MetalFest is now anchored as one of the largest gatherings of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond. The 2018 line-up features over 30 bands with headliners Kataklysm, Sarah Longfield, Archspire, The Kennedy Veil, Neck Of The Woods and more performing on July 13th and 14th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC.
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. 2017 was the ninth 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.
In celebration of this year’s event, Armstrong MetalFest is offering metalheads a FREE digital sampler of performing bands from the 2018 line-up.
AMF’s Mountain Moshpit Vol. 3 available for FREE download available HERE.
Armstrong MetalFest 2018 Line-Up:
Sarah Longfield (Wisconsin)
The Kennedy Veil (Sacramento)
Begrime Exemious (Edmonton)
Neck of The Woods (Vancouver)
Road Rash (Vancouver)
Blackwater Burial (Vancouver)
Gladius Sky (Vernon)
The Hallowed Catharsis (Vancouver)
Concrete Funeral (Calgary)
Endless Chaos (Winnipeg)
Earth’s Ashes (Red Deer)
Giants Arise (Mission)
Throne of the Dead (Prince George)
Death Machine (Kelowna)
Tides of Kharon (Edmonton)
Bring Your Own Bodies (Lethbridge)
Breaking The Silent (Edmonton)
Forsaken Rite (Edmonton)
Get more info & purchase your tickets HERE.