The Australian Wildfire Fundraiser took place on the 15th of February at Muninn’s Post. This event kicked off 2020 for metal in the Okanagan.
It has been a minute since the last article here at Metal as Medicine. Back in November when Kelowna graced by the pirate metallers Alestorm. This doesn’t mean things haven’t still been in motion. We are working hard in the background fine tuning an awesome metal experience that is slowly taking shape. There is just no rush to jump into what we have planned and we want to execute it as perfectly as possible.
Now that we are up to speed with the activities of MaM let us move forward to the real reason we are here today… MORE METAL!
Australian Wildfire Fundraiser
Spencer Budworth of Death Machine organized the Australian Wildfire Fundraiser show to help raise funds for the relief effort in Austrialia. Pre-sale tickets sold out days before and the door sold out 15 minutes after opening. This was one PACKED show!
The fundraiser was a success. The goal of $750 was smashed with a total of $1250 collected! So not only was the turn out amazing but the donation jar was stuffed!
Drunk High Die
Surprise! Kelowna has another new prog metal band by the name of Drunk High Die. Formed about 4 weeks ago and jamming since they showed up to the Post this past weekend as the warm up band. They jammed out a number of instrumental tracks to warm up the sold out crowd.
It is safe to say music goers of Kelowna love prog metal and it seems the newest band on the block gained quite a few new followers. I sure hope we hear more from this group of wonderful musicians!!
It has been awhile since seeing Eden Echo play (Okanagan Disintegration to be exact) so it was a pleasure to see these boys on stage again. With them came some new songs! Quite frankly I don’t think they played any tracks from their first EP release.
Once again they were having a blast on stage as the crowd cheered on their take on progressive metal. The new material sounding fantastic and a step up from their EP.
Kelowna’s showcase tech death band Death Machine destroyed. That’s all I have to say. There are no other words. New tracks, recently released singles, older songs played at twice the speed. What more could you ask for from a budding tech death band?
Taylor McDonald blasted his way through a drum solo.
With the recent release of their two singles Decrepitude and Claustrophobic these boys are riding as high as ever. And well deserved too. Head over to their Bandcamp and check out the quality (musicianship and recording) of their songs. These dudes have such a bright future. Good on them!!
Blackened death metal wonder Apollyon rounded up the night with what could’ve been described as their most intense set yet. These guys never fail to create a gritty underworldly atmosphere. The huge presence of Matt Deper on stage belting out some of the gnarliest vocals to be heard is something all metalheads should bare witness to. At least once in their life time. The rate these guys are going and the way their new songs are sounding… yeah, more and more people will know about them.
Every band this evening out performed their last show and not only that but debuted lots of new and amazing material.
2020 started off with a wicked good bang and the Kelowna metal scene is off to a fantastic start. We’ll keep this ball rolling through the year with some amazing shows, great content and metal to make your ears bleed!
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