The members of Armstrong Metalfest (Bretton, Andrew, Jesse and Heather) gives a run down on the history of the annual festival and how it came to begin. The tenth Armstrong Metalfest will take place July 12-13 in Armstrong, BC.
The Armstrong Metalfest is inspired by the European metal festival scene. Born to mimic the idea behind a festival held in Kamloops called Metalokaloops (spelling?). I tried digging up information about the festival from the Internet but couldn’t find anything relevant.
Armstrong Metalfest Guests
Bretton Melanson (Founding member, President of West Metal Society, drummer of Nomad)
Andrew Kutzner (Volunteer Coordinator, Vice President of West Metal Society)
Jesse Valstar (Founding member, Treasurer of West Metal Society, bassist of Odinfist) (Odinfist release party for their new album)
Heather Lemon (Health and Safety coordinator of AMF, Secretary of West Metal Society)
Armstrong Metalfest Lineup
The festival takes up two days and has bands playing from 11:00am through till midnight both days. Metalheads are welcome to camp over night in the designated area or at one of the local hotel/motels.
The team got together to build a billboard along the highway to help advertise the festival.
During the episode Jesse and Bretton go over some of the factors they take into consideration when taking band submissions. If you are interested in submitting your band to play at Armstrong Metalfest please see this website.
Songs played during this episode
Odinfist – Search Party (Bandcamp)
Apollyon – Past the Reaches of the Sun (Bandcamp)
Truent – Another Day in the Dirt (Bandcamp)
Roadrash – Burnout (Bandcamp)
Exterminatus – The Final Days (Bandcamp)
Centuries of Decay – The Architect (Bandcamp)
Arkenfire – Raid Winds (Bandcamp)
Bands playing the festival
If you enjoy any of these bands please show support by purchasing their music and merch! Come out to the shows and give support to the awesome metal scene we have!
Betraying the Martyrs
Centuries of Decay
League of Corruption
The Vth Circle
Disturb the Dead