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Montreal, QC – January 2014
Feb 27 – Edmonton – Farmageddon Fundraiser With Mongol, Tyrant, Black Collar, Ravage Red
Western Canada’s Loudest Open Air Metal Fest Returns June 11 – 14
2015 Band Applications – http://www.farmageddon.ca/bands
Volunteer Application – http://www.farmageddon.ca/volunteer
Pre-Sale Tickets – http://www.farmageddon.ca/tickets
Video Teaser – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNWDl13kWQo
Some of Edmonton’s finest metal bands are teaming up with Revolver Productions to help raise money for Farmageddon 2015, Western Canada’s loudest open air metal festival that will be hosting its third annual edition from June 11-14 in Ryley, AB (80 KM East of Edmonton) with a line up of over 30 bands from across the country and beyond..
Last year’s festival saw Havok headline with a powerhouse line up that included Wretched, Sanktuary, Ironstorm, Psychotic Gardening, Death Toll Rising, Scythia, Kyoktys and many more.
The fundraiser will be taking place on February 27th at Rendez Vous in Edmonton. There will be ticket giveaways to the fest plus much more swag to win!
Presently Farmageddon is taking submissions from bands interested in performing at the festival at the following application link here. Deadline to apply is Feb 15, 2015. In addition, the festival is looking for volunteers. Applicants can apply here.
Expected 2015 Attendance: 1000-1500, 2014 attendance: 700
Date: February 27, 2015
Venue: The Rendezvous Pub, 10108 149st NW
Doors: 8:00 pm
Bands: 9:00 pm
Farmageddon Open Air
Mongol (Devon, AB)
Forged in the frozen bowels of Devon, Alberta, by members, Tegri, Zev, and Bourchi. The folk metal act “Mongol”, pays homage to the Mongolian Empire of old. Blending heavy melodic riffs, with an array of folk instruments, and Asian harmonies, Mongol creates a sound that stands apart from any other Folk Metal band.
Tyrant ( Edmonton, AB)
Tyrant is a five-piece heavy metal band hailing from the small town of Gibbons, Alberta. Influenced by bands like Metallica, As I Lay Dying, Lamb of God, and Sylosis, the band combines modern metal with classic thrash metal. Tyrant’s melodic lead lines, shredding solos and powerful screams create high-energy songs, which bleed into their live show. Tyrant’s live performances include heavy music, lots of head banging, and usually at least one member of the band in the crowd moshing.
Black Collar ( Srpuce Grove, AB)
Black Collar has a straight up fucked up kind of metal brand that they bring to every show. With a metal sensation that feels like its straight out of the 90’s along side bands like Pantera and Exodus. you will find it hard not to throw down to their tunes while they are on stage.
Ravage Red will be making this their Debut show and what a show to play. Ravage Red is a five-piece metal band from the surrounding Edmonton area. Thrash, groove, and overall aggression from Mike (drums), Spencer (guitar), Cody (guitar), Lucas (bass) and Billy (vocals) will leave you no option but to bang your head!
Farmageddon Open- Air was conceived in 2012 by Tyson Travnik whom is recognized in the Alberta metal scene through sound engineering duties and promotional services. After noticing the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, Travnik wanted to re-create the intimate setting and host a festival with no internal borders in the Edmonton area.
After two very successful years, Farmageddon Open Air has proven to be one of the most prestigious metal open-air festivals in Canada with quality production that has been highly regarded by bands and patrons alike. The festival falls into a special category with Travnik setting goals of bringing in top-shelf bands that rarely, if ever play Canada. The costs of doing so are reflected in the ticket price with maximum attendance numbers not being something on the agenda. Keeping an intimate setting between the bands and their fans along with growth of the metal sub-culture to aid in promoting some of the hardest working bands in the country is at the forefront of Farmageddon’s priority.
Each year, the festival has hosted over 30 bands, with the request reaching as far as Europe and Asia. Farmageddon prides itself in only selecting the bands that the organizers feel have proven themselves worthy of the festival. This is not based on show attendance figures, but rather by judging the work ethic of the band throughout the previous year. With many new features and additions planned for Farmageddon 2015, organizers are pushing forward to double the attendance numbers from 2014.
Pre-sale tickets info:
For 2015, FARMAGEDDON is an ALL AGES event. The festival strongly suggests that patrons under the age of 18 be under supervision of a guardian over the age of 18. Adults will be issued separate wristbands permitting access to the licensed area. NO ACCESS WILL BE PERMITTED TO THE LICENSED AREA WITHOUT VALIDATION OF GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID! NO EXCEPTIONS!
FARMAGEDDON offers 2 different festival passes for 2015.
DIABLO ($50.00) – A single day pass, only redeemable at the festival grounds on Friday, June 12 2015.
HELLRIDER ($100.00) – 3 days, and 2 nights of heavy metal insanity! Also includes a special souvenir waiting for you at the festival! ALSO includes free admission to any of our warm-up shows in Calgary, Red Deer, or Edmonton on June 11th 2015.
Upon online purchase, tickets will be mailed out, starting Feb. 31 2015 until May 1 2015. They will also be available at the following locations during the same dates:
The Rendevouz Pub (Edmonton)
Blackbyrd Music (Edmonton)
The Soundhouse Guitar & Record Shop (Red Deer)
Lord Nelson’s Bar and Grill (Calgary)
Or call Excalibur Productions at 780-245-0849 to arrange delivery!
FARMAGEDDON ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING A LIMITED NUMBER OF 100 HELLRIDER 3 DAY PASSES AT 20% OFF! THESE WON’T LAST LONG, SO GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE HOT!
Camping with tents is included with all festival pass purchases, however due to limited space, RV camping is very limited, and will be subject to a $80.00/night fee. The RV must be registered and the fee be paid using the following form, before the vehicle will be admitted into the grounds. If you have not registered, and pre-approved before you arrive to the festival grounds, you will NOT be permitted on the grounds.
For more info on Farmageddon, FAQ’s, please visit http://www.farmageddon.ca/faq/
Death Toll Rising
Eye Of Horus
Witch Of The Waste
Gales Of Avalon
Display Of Decay
Demise Without Reason
Broken Neck Radio – http://www.brokenneckradio.com
Canadian Death Metal – http://www.facebook.com/CanadianDeathMetal
Crown of Viserys – http://www.crownofviserys.wordpress.com
Loaded Radio – http://www.loadedradio.com
Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com
Metal Nation Radio – http://www.metalnationradio.ca
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