During the recording of Armstrong Metalfest podcast day 2 we are joined by Thomas Cardone of Sentinels, Widow’s Peak, Greggins Greg of Myopia Condition and fellow metalheads in round two of capturing the atmosphere and essence of Armstrong Metalfest.
WARNING: There is explicit content during this episode. Explicit language, discussion of cannabis, prostitution and sexual material. The opinions of metalheads on this Armstrong Metalfest podcast do not reflect the opinions of Metal as Medicine.
We spend more time discussing the camp area and pointers on how to properly camp at AMF. Scoping out the perfect camp location. There are a lot of different types of people that get together to party and have a good time. This gave me a chance to discuss more about what a festival looks like from an outsider’s point of view. Thomas comes from New Jersey and had never been to this part of Canada (or Canada all together) before. He has some really interesting takes on it.
Unfortunately I did not get photos of Tit Mountain but just believe us when we say it does exist.
Take responsibility while having a good time in the Okanagan. Stay hydrated, use sunscreen and stay in the shade.
Canadian beer and Viking horns
Ragnar the Trader makes his way to Armstrong Metalfest to sell his goods. Devan explains what Ragnar offers and his own experience using the products. AMF streamline drinking! Check out Ragnar’s awesome products at the Etsy store. They have lots of great Viking jewelry and accessories.
Thomas Cardone crashed the podcast unexpectedly. The members of Sentinels were chilling at the camp so it wasn’t completely unexpected. They had just arrived at the festival while on their tour with Betraying the Martyrs and were welcomed with open arms to the camp and podcast.
We do not condone the consuming of moose piss outside of festival grounds. Please drink with caution.
It turned out that Thomas quite enjoyed the Molson Canadian. We spent some time joking around about it and discussing some of the more local craft beers in the area. We sure hope the band got a chance to check out some of the great local breweries!
And Mead Too!
Meadow Vista was another one that he tasted. It came out of no where but I do believe it was supplied by Nathan, Jen and Devan. Devan explains about the honey wines offered by Meadow Vista.
Sad News: The van burned to the ground
This is no laughing matter. As much as we try to make the podcast and metal experience as fun as possible for people seriousness does get in the way once and awhile.
Betraying the Martyrs were scheduled to play Saturday night at AMF but as we discovered during the recording of the podcast that their bus had burned to the ground during the night.
The band currently has a GoFundMe up that is just short of their goal. Please take some time to donate even $5 to the band. Even if it isn’t your style of metal there are a lot of fans out there and it is the band’s livelihood that was completely lost.
Some of these photos are devastating to look at. This isn’t something that any of us would wish upon even our worst of enemies.
We hope the band recovers all their equipment and merchandise! Good luck my dudes!
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Found by Widow’s Peak
Scott Cressman, Chris McCrimmon, and Pat Paulson of Widow’s Peak showed up for a little discussion. They didn’t stick around for long but we will have them on the show next time. They put on a sick set that did have some tech issues. But all in all it was a sick set bro.
Greggins Glen is in the house
Greggins Glenn of The Myopia Condition comes and describes his new band Dead Lifted.
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Bands mentioned during this episode
Ion Dissonance, The Toni Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Glass Cloud, Entheos, Within Destruction, Betraying the Martyrs, Defying Decay, After the Burial, Nile, Hundredth, Balance and Composure, Currents