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Full Metal Racket

The best rock this side of the Rockies, Armstrong festival two days of frantic thrash July 14-15

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Terrifier is one of the headline acts this year at the Armstrong Metal Fest July 14-15

rmstrong MetalFest reveals the set times for their 2017 lineup being held on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC. This year’s headliners include Boston’s tech death / thrash titans Revocation Vancouver’s reggae-metal fusion Ninja Spy, Canadian 80’s thrash legends Aggression and Vancouver Whammy Award Best Local Metal Artist winner Golphers among many more from across the country.

“The team members of West Metal Entertainment poured their sweat and blood into making this year’s line up for Armstrong Metalfest the best year yet! A large portion of this year’s line up consists of bands who will be releasing albums in 2017. The fact that so many bands in Canada are able to write and record quality material is a real testament to the thriving metal scene we have. The band submission process is a grueling gauntlet of awesomeness, but personally I love every second I dedicate to the brilliant artists of Canadian Metal," said Jesse Valstar, Festival co-founder. "I am especially excited to have Revocation on this year’s edition of Armstrong Metalfest. Their style is hella fitting for the festival and I know they will be well received! Also, their album “Great Is Our Sin” is fantastic front to back. I’ll be front row center screaming my heart out for sure."

Situated in the Okanagan Valley with the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, ARMSTRONG METALFEST, now in its ninth year, is British Columbia’s largest gathering of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond.

"I am very proud of the work our team has put into year nine of Armstrong Metalfest. Our work is paying off, so far this year we have broken every record for ticket sales we have ever had. As a community we built this festival from the ground up. As the festival grows, so does our community. We are all proud of this big beautiful beast,” concludes Valstar.

Weekend pass available for $120 CAD regular pre-sale with camping included in ticket price. Weekend of festival, the weekend pass will be $160 CAD at the festival gate. Day pass will be available at the festival gate only for $70 CAD. Camping is an additional $20 CAD for day pass per night.

Please visit the following link for details and to purchase tickets online here


ARMSTRONG METALFEST 2017 Line-Up & Set Times:

Friday, July 14


11:00am – 11:25am – DAHLMERS REALM (Edmonton, AB) (Broken Neck Radio People’s Choice Winner) –

11:35am – 12:00pm – SPORE (Nelson, BC) –

12:10pm – 12:35pm – THE AVULSION (Lethbridge, AB) –

12:45pm – 1:10pm – SERAPHIC NIHILIST (Prince George, BC) –

1:20pm – 1:45pm – ARKENFIRE (Kelowna, BC) –

1:55pm – 2:20pm – ATROUS LEVIATHIAN (Victoria, BC) –

2:30pm – 2:55pm – OSSIFIC (Winnipeg, MB) –

3:05pm – 3:30pm – NOMAD (Enderby, BC) –

3:40pm – 4:05pm – ZUCKUSS (Vancouver, BC) –

4:15pm – 4:40pm – APPOLYON (Kelowna, BC) –

4:50pm – 5:15pm – EXPAIN (Vancouver, BC) –

5:25pm – 5:50pm – DROP DEAD FRED (Kelowna, BC) –

6:00pm – 6:30pm – WMD (Calgary, AB) –

6:40pm – 7:10pm – ANGELMAKER (Vancouver, BC) –

7:20pm – 7:50pm – EXIT STRATEGY (Calgary, AB) –

8:00pm                 100 MAN SHOTGUN (Beer Event)

8:15pm – 8:50pm – ODINFIST (Armstrong, BC) –

9:10pm – 9:55pm – XUL (Vernon, BC) –

10:15pm – 11:00pm – NINJASPY (Vancouver, BC) –

11:20pm – 12:20am – GOLERS (Vancouver, BC) (Vancouver Whammy Award Best Local Metal Artist winner) ––103231376426551


Saturday, July 15


11:00am – 11:25am – TRAIN BIGGER MONKEYS (Calgary, AB) –

11:35am – 12:00pm – DRAGSTRIP DEVILS (Kelowna, BC) –

12:10pm – 12:35pm – GATEKEEPER (Vancouver, BC) –

12:45pm – 1:10pm – GARDENER (Vernon, BC) –

1:20pm – 1:45pm – TALES OF THE TOMB (Edmonton, AB) –

1:55pm – 2:20pm – CELL (Winnipeg, MB) –

2:30pm – 3:00pm – CITIZEN RAGE (Calgary, AB) –

3:10pm – 3:40pm – GLADIUS SKY (Vernon, BC) –

3:50pm – 4:20pm – SLAGDUSTER (Grand Forks, BC) –

4:30pm – 5:00pm – GALACTIC PEGASUS (Vancouver, BC) –

5:10pm – 5:40pm – EYE OF HORUS (Edmonton, AB) –

5:50pm – 6:25pm – DEAD QUIET (Vancouver, BC) –

6:25pm – 6:50pm – TRASH WRESTLING EVENT

6:50pm – 7:30pm – TERRIFIER (Vancouver, BC) –

7:30pm – 7:55pm – TRASH WRESTLING EVENT

7:55pm – 8:35pm – COCAINE MOUSTACHE (Vancouver, BC) –

8:35pm – 9:00pm – TRASH WRESTLING EVENT

9:00pm – 9:45pm – PLANET EATER (Regina, SK) –

10:10pm – 10:55pm – AGGRESSION (Vancouver, BC) –

11:15pm – 12:15am – REVOCATION (Boston, MA) –


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 was the eighth 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.

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