Band Submissions are now open for Armstrong Metalfest 2018!

Preparing for their milestone of a decade of metal in Canada’s Okanagan Valley, Armstrong Metalfest is gearing up for their biggest event to date. Over the last nine years the festival has hosted a long list of bands such as Revocation, Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Beyond Creation, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, Anciients, Bison, Striker, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, Aggression among many others for British Columbia’s largest gathering of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond.

Planning their 2018 edition, Armstrong Metalfest  is now taking band submissions for the biggest mountain moshpit to ever rumble the BC Rockies.

(AMF 2017 Live Photos: Credit: Visions in Pixels by Derek Carr
(Photos of AggressionRevocation)

Festival co-organizer Jesse Valstar stated this about band submissions:

“We are very excited to start the band submission process this year! Every year during the band submission phase for Armstrong Metal Fest we get to discover new bands that have formed and new releases from bands we have not been able to keep up with! The bands submissions we receive absolutely have an impact on our booking process. If a band doesn’t submit to the festival we assume they are unavailable. That’s why it’s important to take a little time and just send in a quick email submission.”

Bands interested in applying can fill out the following info below and email to

Band submission deadline is November 1, 2017.

Please Fill Out The Following:

Band Name
Metal Style:
Location of Band
Estimated next Album/EP release:
Links to Band:

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Aboutvthe festival:

Taking influence from Europe’s music festival circuit, Armstrong Metal Fest is a heavy metal celebration that encourages metal heads from across Canada and the globe to mosh and camp with the backdrop of great outdoors of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. What started as a backyard party in 2009 with nothing but eleven local metal bands such as Terrifier, Xul and Odinfist to name a few, has grown into a a huge success admired by the Western Canadian Metal scene. 2017 was the ninth year of the festival and was its largest year for music and attendance. Previous years of the festival have seen line ups with Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, Anciients, Bison BC, Striker, Crimson Shadows, Holy Grail, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Divinity, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, XUL, Odinfist, Death Toll Rising, Gomorrah among many others.


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