Friday, January 29, 2016

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The Best Metal Fest Out West

Annual Armstrong event announces first 12 bands

Jon Asher, publicist, Asher Media


rmstrong Metalfest are proud to reveal its first 12 bands for this year's line up taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena.


This year's fest plans to showcase a high caliber of Western Canadian and international bands. Confirmed for the fest are the following:

ArkenFire (Kelowna, BC) -
Bleed (Edmonton, AB) - 
Black Wizard (Vancouver, BC) -
WMD (Calgary, AB) - 
Slagduster (Grand Forks, BC) - 
Cryptic Enslavement (Nanaimo, BC) - 

XUL (Vernon, BC)
Trollband (Edmonton, AB/ Vancouver, BC)
Apprentice (Vancouver, BC) -
Kataplexis (Calgary, AB) -
DEAD ASYLUM (Vancouver, BC) -
Leave the Living (Red Deer, AB) -

Early Bird Presale have begun!

Tickets prices as follows:

$90 limited early bird Presale, online only (November 1st to January 31st)
$120 regular presale (February 1st to July 14)
$160 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased at the following link:

See a promo clip on YouTube here.

Upcoming AMF / West Metal Entertainment Partner Events:

Feb 18 - Vernon, BC @ The Green - West Metal Entertainment Presents - AMF 2015 Year in Review - Event info

April 23 - Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks Nightclub - West Metal Entertainment Presents w/ Kalmah, Vesperia, Xul, DropDeadFred - Event info


About Metal Fest
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 will be the eighth year of the festival and is planned to be the largest year for music and attendance yet.


This year's team of organizers known as the West Metal Entertainment Society is the most dedicated to date and are excited to present an incredible line up along with some changes to come for AMF 2016. 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 



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