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Montreal, QC – September 17, 2018
Armstrong MetalFest Opens Band Submissions For 2019 Edition
Submissions for Armstrong Metal Festival are now open and all bands are welcome to submit themselves to play Western Canada’s longest running metal festival. For 10 years running, West Metal Entertainment and Armstrong Metalfest has not only fostered the talent of hundreds of local bands, but brought in well-known, international acts to the sleepy, little Canadian town of Armstrong, British Columbia. The 2019 edition of the festival will take place on July 12-13.
West Metal Entertainment promoter Jesse Valstar is getting ready for the biggest year yet commenting:
“I am very excited to announce that Armstrong Metalfest 2019 is full steam ahead! We are embarking into a new decade of metal so we figure we may as well kick off this one right! Our team is expanded, refined and better than ever,! We are looking forward to putting in the time to provide the best Armstrong Metalfest possible.”
This is guaranteed to be a monumental year for not only the festival, but for the underground Canadian metal community in general, so get creative and apply quickly! Submissions are now open until November 1, 2018; more information on how to submit available at the official website: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/contact/band-submissions/
About Armstrong Metal Festival and West Metal Entertainment:
Each year up to 700 metalheads from Canada and USA descend into the picturesque Okanagan Valley and under the blistering sun they spend 3 days camping, taking in over 40 bands, participating in wrestling events and scavenger hunts and catching up with their metal family.
The festival has seen such renowned headliners as Katakysym, Cattle Decapitation, Archspire, and Beyond Creation as well as emerging artists from across North America. At the end of the revelry, the festival disappears without a trace, leaving the landscape as pristine as it has always been.
West Metal Entertainment is a non-profit society that not only puts on Armstrong Metal Festival every year in Armstrong, B.C. but gives bands opportunities to play different venues throughout the region including all ages shows, to encourage musical passion in kids as well as adults.
What the press is saying:
Kelowna Now: Armstrong Metal Festival Co-founder reflects on a decade of metal – Video Interview here.
CHBC – Global Okanagan: Metalheads celebrate a decade of gathering in Armstrong – Video Interview here.
“In the past, metalheads had to travel to Germany to experience the rush a big festival, such as Wacken Open Air. But local headbangers decided to bring that feeling home with Armstrong Metalfest.” – Vernon Morning Star
“Go Big or Stay at Home: Armstrong has that welcoming feeling for rock show.” – The Valley Voice
“To witness such a gathering of talent is an absolute privilege, and for that fact alone, I will certainly be returning to Armstrong Metal Fest.” – Beatroute BC
“This festival is now going to be my yearly must-go-to event and if you’re a metal head that hasn’t attended, or a curious metal voyeur, do yourself a favour and check it out, you will not regret it.” – Abort Mag
“The Armstrong Metalfest is one such event and has grown from its initial, humble beginnings seven years ago to be a regular mainstay, with its south-central BC location making for a popular summertime destination for fans and bands alike.” – Decibel Mag
Named one of the out-of-town music festivals worth the trip by The Vancouver Sun
“For metalheads, this is a great vacation where groups of all sizes can enjoy their favourite musical genre in a fun, energized environment. Not to mention, the camping!” – The Permanent Rain Press
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Armstrong MetalFest – http://www.armstrongmetalfest.ca
Calgary Metalfest – http://www.calgarymetalfest.com
Days of The Dead – https://www.facebook.com/DaysOfTheDeadRD
Farmageddon Open Air – http://www.farmageddon.ca
Loud As Hell – http://www.loudashell.com
Metalocalypstick – http://metalocalypstickfest.rocks
Metallion – http://www.facebook.com/metallionfestival
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BC Arts Council – http://www.bcartscouncil.ca
The Green – http://www.thegreen.ca
Absolute Underground Mag – https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteUndergroundTV
A.M.I. Clothing – http://www.okanagangear.com
Asher Media Relations – http://www.ashermediarelations.com
Askew’s Foods – http://www.askewsfoods.com/index.php
Broken Neck Radio – http://www.brokenneckradio.com
Calgary Beer Core – http://www.calgarybeercore.com
Metal Master Kingdom – http://www.metalmasterkingdom.com
Metal Nation Radio – http://www.metalnationradio.com
Muninn’s Post – http://www.muninnspost.com
Ogologo – http://www.ogologo.ca
PureGrainAudio – http://www.puregrainaudio.com
Rancho Vignola – http://www.ranchovignola.com
Shuswap Insurance – http://www.shuswapins.ca
Thrash Wrestling – http://www.facebook.com/ThrashWrestling
Voets Coffee – http://www.voetscoffee.com