Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 


Talent Call

Metal Mania

Bands wanted for 2017 Armstrong festival weekend of music

Jon Asher, Asher Media


fter a successful  2016 line up that included headliners Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Unleash The Archers, Archspire, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage and more.


Armstrong Metal Fest (AMF) announces they are now taking submissions for their 2017 edition held in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. The festival has been showcasing a high caliber of Western Canadian metal along with international touring acts for the last 8 years.

Band submissions open September 1, 2016 and end November 1, 2016 11:59pm PST.

Please send submissions to the following email here.

What You Should Send
Band Name
Online Music (Where can we check out your music example?)
Area/City the band's from
Genre/Description of what kind of band you are
How long you have been together as a band
Last album release date/next planned album release date
Experience/who you have shared the stage with
Contact person/Contact email
Additional info/comments

Don't worry about sending an EPK right off the start! They are great to have, but not for AMF's initial submission; once a band is on the roster an EPK may be requested for media outlets.

Last year AMF had 162 band submissions! 69.4% of the total band line up for AMF 2016 was made of bands that had placed a band submission. 58.3% of AMF 2016's line up were bands that had never played the festival before.


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, 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 www.ArmstrongMetalFest.ca 


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