Photography, & written by: Xavier Cattarinich
CEMR Metalfest 2017
April 6, 7, 8 2017
@ Nite Owl
Calgary, AB Canada
Canada's Extreme Metal Radio (CEMR)
The dust has long since settled on the ashen ruins left in the wake of Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio’s (CEMR) Metalfest 2017, and all that remains is the whiplash and
memories. And oh what glorious memories...
This year’s fest was held from April 6-8, 2017 at the Nite Owl in Calgary, Alberta. Eighteen independent bands from across western Canada, some relative newcomers, others established veterans of the scene hit the stage and proved yet again why
western Canadian metal is a force to be reckoned with. World, take notice!
The bands that rocked Metalfest 2017 represented a broad cross section of sub-genres, not all of them extreme. Death and thrash were prominent on the agenda, but prog, folk
and more mainstream, gothic, and classic metal acts also got their chance to shine. There was something for everybody, and the fest’s diversity arguably was its strength
Are you one of the unfortunate souls that didn’t attend? Here’s a glimpse of what you missed.