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Montreal, QC – September 20, 2017
METALOCALYPSTICK Fest Opens Band Submissions For 2018 Edition
Canadian Fest Celebrating Women In Metal In Lone Butte, BC
Mountains, Camping and the Women of Metal!
Promo Video: https://youtu.be/9jBp7TQ-eww
Free Download – Festival Digital Sampler of 2017 Performing Bands
Metal Queens Vol. 1 – https://metalocalypstickfest.bandcamp.com/album/metalocalypstick-metal-queens-vol-1
METALOCALYPSTICK FEST, the Western Canadian outdoor festival that just doesn’t celebrate heavy metal, but embraces the power of women in metal, punk and rock have open band submissions for the 2018 edition being hosted in Lone Butte, BC at the Interlakes Community Center during Canada Day weekend June 30th and July 1st.
The 2017 line up featured bands from across Canada and beyond with Cabrakaan (Toluca, Mexico), Sovereign Council (Kingston, ON), Violent Betty (Saskatoon, SK), Atmora (Windsor, ON), Scythia (Calgary, AB), Massive Scar Era (Vancouver, BC / Cairo, Egypt) and many more.
METALOCALYPSTICK organizer Kaija Kinney comments:
“We are super excited to announce the 3rd year of Metalocalypstick. There’s has been lots of bands applying from all over the country. Each year is growing and our wide spread Canadian bands are coming together. Good luck to everyone and can’t wait for all your awesome submissions!”
Bands can apply at the following link: http://metalocalypstickfest.rocks/artists-2017/bands/band-submissions/
Deadline for applications is November 11, 2017 – 11:59pm PST.
In addition to the festival celebrating women in metal, METALOCALYPSTICK FEST gives back to the community by being a non-profit organization dedicated to raise funds and donating 100% of proceeds to local charities Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, Earth Protectors plus sponsoring an independent band picked by Metalocalypstick Fest judges.
Lone Butte Community Hall
5994 Hwy. 24
Lone Butte, BC
Formed in 2016 with the beautiful backdrop of the Canadian Rockies, METALOCALYSPTICK was created to present a unique experience within the Western Canadian metal community, a gathering of similar views, aspirations and musical taste. (similar to former mainstream music festival Lilith Fair.)
The festival was founded by Kaija Kinney of Vancouver’s Anarcheon after researching a lack of female based metal festivals to apply her band to, Kinney took matters into in her own and decided to produce the event.
“This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male dominated world and woman are still looked as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences of men and woman rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can’t we celebrate that?” says Kinney.
The 1st annual Metalocalypstick in 2016 hosted female influenced metal bands from across Canada and the world such as Brazil’s Nervosa (Napalm Records), Egypt’s Massive Scar Era, Hollywood’s The Maension, Valfreya, Scythia, Mortillery (Napalm Records), Van Halst, Dead Asylum, Juliet Ruin, Violent Betty, Omega Crom, Körperlose Stimme, Elysium Echoes, Solborn, Monarch Sky, Forsaken Rite, Anarcheon, and Suspended.
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