Calgary Metalfest - One Week Away!

New VIP packages have been announced for 2016...

On Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Flames Central, Big Nate Productions Proudly Present: A Historic Night of Canadian Metal! International touring act Annihilator will perform a blistering 75 minute set, their first show in Western Canada since 1993. Also appearing will be the recently reformed and original lineup of speed/thrash metal pioneers Exciter, their first Western Canadian performance since 1985. The show will be opened by thrash veterans Razor and Sacrifice.

These bands are all hot off the heels of multiple critically acclaimed festival performances in the US, Europe and South America. Calgary’s Gatekrashör will provide last call entertainment. A real collection of thrash metal pioneers, this bill has never happened anywhere in the world!

Tickets and VIP Passes on sale through and at Sloth Records in Calgary.

New this year, VIP packages will be offered and include sound check viewings, band meet and greets, and autograph sessions. Check out and for more info!

Friday, September 16th at Dickens Pub, Portland-based Toxic Holocaust will headline their first Calgary appearance since 2011. Support by Disciples Of Power, The Order Of Chaos, Fornication, Black Pestilence and Concrete Funeral.

Thursday, September 15th at Distortion sees The Exalted Piledriver in their first ever Western Canadian performance with support from Crystal Mess, Savage Streets, Sick Ritual and Accostal.

Wednesday, September 14th Kick-off Party at The Ship and Anchor, FREE SHOW with The Cadavor Dog, W.M.D., In/Vertigo, Blackbird Electric.

Live Charity Auction (Sept 14-17) for Make-A-Wish Foundation:

Since 2013, Calgary Metalfest has raised $4000 for Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta! This year they plan to shatter that record and raise $10,000 to sponsor an ENTIRE wish for a child.

This auction is a live one that will occur between band sets during the fest at all venues. You must be there to be part of the auction.

The following items will be available for auction with more to come!

- Jeff Waters of Annihilator will be donating one of his guitars!!!

- Tony Iommi signature model Epiphone SG donated by Ross Ingall of Too Metal For Church on Metal Nation Radio

- An amazing nightscape print on metal donated by the impeccableMonika Deviat of Deviant Optiks Photography

- Each night's respective 4'X6' poster will be signed by all the bands and auctioned off. Donated by Creative Factor and Big Nate Productions

- A signed Tenacious D photograph donated by Daryl Buchanan of

- A signed photo of you and your favourite band, taken, printed and signed that night. Donated by

-Tickets to other festivals through the Western Canadian Metal Festival Alliance. Donated by Armstrong MetalFest - AMF, Loud As Hell Festivaland others.

For all the latest in news and information on Calgary Metalfest head to and have yourselves a great weekend of metal!