Maehem News: Armstrong MetalFest 2019

Western Canada’s Armstrong Metal Fest reveals its 2019 line-up for its 11th annual mountain moshpit taking place on July 12th and 13th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC. A gathering like no other in the Okanagan Valley, Armstrong Metal Fest brings forth a horde of metalheads for camping and headbanging over two days. This year’s line up features headliners ORIGIN who will unleash onto the masses a full-blown sensory assault of tight, taut, and technical death metal amplified by flashes of grindcore and groove along with goblin tyrants NEKROGOBLIKON plus an onslaught of over 30 bands that includes Parisian extreme metallers BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, WAKE, ENTHEOS, Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2018 Champions CENTURIES OF DECAY and Slovenia’s WITHIN DESTRUCTION (full line up listed below).

“I’m super excited about our line-up this year, we’ve got some of my drumming heroes in Origin and Entheos, the super fun Nekrogoblikon, our first opportunity to have some bands from overseas in Betraying The Martyrs and Within Destruction, a few of our brothers from the states, and so many killer bands from around Western Canada. Our original dream of bringing the European metalfest feel to Canada is really taking shape, and I’m so grateful to still be a part of this.” comments Bretton Melanson, President of West Metal Entertainment, co-founder of AMF.

Tickets are only $135 CAD and on sale at the following link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/ 

All tickets provide general admission and grant access to the festival grounds, thrash wrestling, camping area and arena from 11:00 AM PST on Friday, July 12, 2019, until 12:00 PM PST on Sunday, July 13, 2019. Free camping is included. At the door price will be $175 CAD. 

For day passes, please check out the FAQ for information and pricing: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/about/faq/ 

Armstrong Metal Fest 2019 Line-Up:
Origin (Kansas/California/New York)
Nekrogoblikon (Los Angeles, CA)
Betraying The Martyrs (Paris, FR)
WAKE (Calgary, AB)
Entheos (Santa Cruz, CA)
Within Destruction (Slovenia)
Centuries of Decay (Toronto, ON)
Sentinels (New Jersey)
Odinfist (Armstrong, BC)
Apprentice (Vancouver, BC)
Apollyon (Kelowna, BC)
Road Rash (Vancouver, BC)
Pound (Seattle, WA)
Arkenfire (Kelowna, BC)
Widow’s Peak (Calgary, AB)
Nomad (Enderby, BC)
Exterminatus (Vancouver, BC)
Tessitura (Edmonton, AB)
Gross Misconduct (Vancouver, BC)
Truent (Maple Ridge, BC)
Obsidian (Vancouver, BC)
Death Machine (Kelowna, BC)
The Myopia Condition (Red Deer, AB)
League of Corruption (Vancouver, BC)
Arctos (Edmonton, AB)
Hazzerd (Calgary, AB)
Kleaver (Prince George, BC)
Conniver (Kamloops, BC)
Liberatia (Courtenay, BC)
The Vth Circle (Vancouver, BC)
Indecipherable Noise (Peachland, BC)
Disturb The Dead (Devon, AB)


2019 Early Entry: 
Want to grab your favourite camp spot and beat the rush of metalheads? Guests are welcome to arrive Thursday after 11:00 AM PST.

2019 Camping and Parking: All tickets include tent camping. You are welcome to sleep in your vehicle, RV or trailer. Traveling in an RV? Make sure to reserve your spot so you’re guaranteed a spot that includes water and power hookups: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/contact/rv-reservations/ 

Online Support: If you are experiencing any technical issues with placing your ticket order, please email AMF at webmaster@wmentertainment.ca and they will respond as soon as possible with a solution. 

Volunteers Wanted:
If you are interested in being part of AMF’s 2019 volunteers and receiving the benefits of a free general admission ticket along with being part of making this festival possible, please inquire at https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/get-involved/.

About:
For 10 years running, West Metal Entertainment and Armstrong Metalfest has not only fostered the talent of hundreds of local bands but brought in well-known, international acts to the sleepy, little Canadian town of Armstrong, British Columbia. 

Each year up to 700 metalheads from Canada and USA descend into the picturesque Okanagan Valley and under the blistering sun they spend 3 days camping, taking in over 30 bands, participating in wrestling events and scavenger hunts and catching up with their metal family.

The festival has seen such renowned headliners as Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Archspire, and Beyond Creation as well as emerging artists from across North America. At the end of the revelry, the festival disappears without a trace, leaving the landscape as pristine as it has always been.

West Metal Entertainment is a non-profit society that not only puts on Armstrong Metal Festival every year in Armstrong, B.C., but gives bands opportunities to play different venues throughout the region including all ages shows, to encourage musical passion in kids as well as adults.

What the press is saying:
Kelowna Now: Armstrong Metal Festival Co-founder reflects on a decade of metal – Video Interview here.

CHBC – Global Okanagan: Metalheads celebrate a decade of gathering in Armstrong – Video Interview here.

“In the past, metalheads had to travel to Germany to experience the rush a big festival, such as Wacken Open Air. But local headbangers decided to bring that feeling home with Armstrong Metalfest.” – Vernon Morning Star


“Go Big or Stay at Home: Armstrong has that welcoming feeling for a rock show.” – The Valley Voice

“To witness such a gathering of talent is an absolute privilege, and for that fact alone, I will certainly be returning to Armstrong Metal Fest.” – Beatroute BC

“This festival is now going to be my yearly must-go-to event and if you’re a metal head that hasn’t attended or a curious metal voyeur, do yourself a favour and check it out, you will not regret it.” – Abort Mag

“The Armstrong Metalfest is one such event and has grown from its initial, humble beginnings seven years ago to be a regular mainstay, with its south-central BC location making for a popular summertime destination for fans and bands alike.” – Decibel Mag

Named one of the out-of-town music festivals worth the trip by The Vancouver Sun

“For metalheads, this is a great vacation where groups of all sizes can enjoy their favourite musical genre in a fun, energized environment. Not to mention, the camping!” – The Permanent Rain Press

WCMFA:
Armstrong MetalFest 
Calgary Metalfest 
Farmageddon Open Air 
Metalocalypstick 
Metallion Festival 

Sponsors / Partners:
BC Arts Council 
Absolute Underground Mag 
A.M.I. Clothing 
Asher Media Relations 
Askew’s Foods 
Broken Neck Radio 
Exclaim!
Metal Master Kingdom 
Metal Nation 
PureGrainAudio 
Rancho Vignola 
Thrash Wrestling
Voets CoffeeNor-Val Rentals 
Good Times Tattoos 
Big Surf Beer Co.
JJ’s Pizza Plus
Creative BC  
Music BC

More about Armstrong Metal Fest in the links below!ArmstrongMetalFest.ca 
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