Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio, Voxx Promotions and The Forge are proud to reveal Day 3 to complete the full line-up announcement for CEMR's 2nd annual MetalFest featuring a delectable bill of various genres of metal that are assured to keep you on your feet and make your weekend a severe bangover with tons of amazing memories.
Day 3 of the CEMR Metafest 2017!
April 8, 2017, CEMR Metalfest presents:
Terrifier, W.M.D, Tessitura, Train Bigger Monkeys, Juliet Ruin and Forsaken Rite!
Venue: Nite Owl / Doors at 8 / Bands at 9!
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Advance Tickets (Available until February 15, 2017):
$10 per day pass
$30 per weekend pass
Pre-Sale Tickets (Pre-Sale Pricing commences Feb 16, 2017):
$15 per day pass
$35 per weekend pass
Night of event:
Online Ticket Link: https://www.myshowpass.com/cemr-metalfest-2017/
Door prizes and giveaways!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/222522428193641/
Twitter Feed: @CEMRMetalFest
The terrifically titled Terrifier brings their thrash metal apocalypse straight outta Vancouver, BC. As the Metal God himself Rob Halford memorably sang: ‘fast and furious/we ride the universe’, that very much sums up Terrifier’s dedication to the glory of thrash!
Originally known as Skullhammer, Terrifier released their debut album ‘Destroyers of the Faith’ back in 2011, so this is no flash-in-the-pan thrash band! Incorporating jackhammer drums, bulldozing bass-lines, a twin-lead attack that leaves posers pulped in its wake, and vocals that can level mountains. Terrifier’s motto could well be ‘thrashing is our business…and business is good’.
Terrifier take what has gone before, the old gods, Metallica, Slayer, and use them to birth new sounds, the old Gods are eternal, but hail the new Gods too!
Vocalist, bassist and founder member Chase Thibodeau explains Terrifier’s reason for being. ‘We formed this band because we love thrash and play what we think sounds cool…our music is fast, technical, heavy and melodic and shredding.’ Indeed, this is a band that truly puts the shred inside your head!
It’s their inspirations that drive them to create such perspiration-inducing music as Chase explains: ‘Adrenaline, speed and aggression….that’s the feeling we want to put into people….We started steering more towards an aggressive thrash sound…even being influenced by death metal!’
Their new release ‘Weapons of Thrash Destruction’ features such soon to be classics as ‘Bestial Tyranny’, ‘Skitzoid Embolism’ and ‘Nuclear Demolisher’ and ‘Sect of the Serpent’, a song inspired by Conan the Barbarian as Chase says ‘the idea was to trample the weak and hurdle the dead on this one!’
Chase sums up Terrifier’s new music: ‘We think people will enjoy this album and use our music to get pumped up for whatever life throws at them. It would be our honour to inspire others into thrash metal…the world needs more thrash!’
Terrifier's new album 'Weapons of Thrash Destruction' is slated for release on January 20, 2017 via Test Your Metal Records.
W.M.D (Calgary, AB)
Formed in 2015, Calgary thrash band, W.M.D, previously known as Shrapnal, has evolved into a blistering fast thrash act that consistently destroys every performance. Their name, which stands for "When Minds Develop", is a concept that inspires their heavy thrash metal with the idea that the developed human mind is the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. W.M.D are currently recording their debut album, so prepare yourselves for a party. These 20-22 year old maniacs don't just destroy the stage....they destroy themselves as well!
Tessitura (Edmonton, AB)
Since 2008, Edmonton-based Tessitura have been taunting the western Canadian underground metal scene with their eclectic blend of melodic death metal, progressive music and classic thrash. They meticulously craft their unique sound by layering the edge-of-your-seat, earth-shaking guitar work of Stephan Ceña and Chris Devries, backing it up with Leillyn McColman's up-lifting bass lines and the driving drum patterns of Gord Alexander, and finishing the sound with the dual-vocal freight train of Ceña and lead vocalist Cyn Mercredi's powerful screams and haunting growls. Tessitura can be heard at one of their thunderous live performances, or on their current releases, 'Savage Embrace'(2013) & 'Battle to Eternity'(2010).
Train Bigger Monkeys (Calgary, AB)
Train Bigger Monkeys is an expression of society force fed life long corruption. Metal has a way of taking control, and TBM revels in the direction it takes them.
Formed in the winter of 2007, Train Bigger Monkeys have set out to destroy. With a sound that is both melodic and punishing, TBM has succeeded in creating music that melts faces and blasts minds. With a wide array of influences across numerous metal genres you get a taste of death, thrash, progressive, hardcore and straight up metal all rolled into one. Train Bigger Monkeys always bring an energy, technicality and a true passion to the stage that will challenge anyone not to get involved.
They have had the honour to share the stage with metal legends such as Massacre, Archspire, Incantation and Benighted, and have performed at multiple Death/Chuck Schuldiner tribute shows as well as Vernstock, Farmageddon Open Air, and Calgary Metal Fest.
With 2 full length albums under their belts (The Human Disgrace - 2012 & Divergence - 2014), and a line up that makes it look easy, the band is undoubtedly on their way to success with a sound that is constantly evolving and refining into something truly unique that can only be Train Bigger Monkeys.
Juliet Ruin (Edmonton, AB)
Juliet Ruin is a band from Edmonton, Alberta and is just the right blend of beautiful and beastly. With grooving rhythms, heavy grit, soaring solos and soulful vocals it is simply powerhouse!
Forsaken Rite (Edmonton, AB)
Forsaken Rite is a folk metal band hailing from Edmonton, Alberta. They bring songs of great battles fought, wisdom of their ancestors, drinks, dangerous beasts and epic adventure.
We strive for honour in the heat of battle of every show, we strive for the reverence of our ancestors, for the best of times with friends and fans, for harmony with the natural world. We strive to make a name for ourselves and the music we hold dear, to be remembered as we remember those who inspire us, to show the world that there is beauty and power in the ways of old, and to herald the wondrous and magnificent realms of history, nature, mythology and fantasy.
We are Forsaken Rite, and we invite you to join us in our adventure.