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It’s now less than a month until Armstrong Metalfest flings its doors open to the gathering masses, welcoming in another round of Canada’s long running camping festival.
Co-founder Jesse Valstar comments: “Bretton [Melanson, the other co-founder] and I started this when we were 19, and it was a large undertaking. Now we’re 26 and it’s grown beyond us! But now we have the necessary reputation to put on a hell of a show.”
And what a show it is: 36 bands in two days, topped off with Californian deathgrind stars Cattle Decapitation and Canada’s own extreme metallers Anciients. The rest of the bill is a feast of Canadian and U.S. metal, from the vicious deathcore leanings of Angelmaker to the technical heavy metal leanings in Caveat, the power-infused melodeath of the hotly-tipped Crimson Shadows to the blackened death metal roar of Xul.
As well as a stellar lineup, there’s plenty of other forms of entertainment to keep a metalhead amused. Not least, AMF have announced a full-sized wrestling ring, kindly provided by BC’s very own Thrash Wrestling, which will stage a 2-hour show, the winner receiving a custom-made AMF Championship belt. There’s also a farmer’s market on the Saturday, “perfect to get blueberries for a hangover,” quips Valstar, and a long-standing tradition of a Beer Helmet March, where the creator of the most inventive beer case helmet gets two free passes for the next year. Random participants also get merch donated kindly from various bands of the festival, so it can pay off to slap a beercase over your head and walk.
June 1st marks the Cyclone Records release of one of Western Canada’s progressive metal leaders, CAVEAT. According to a press release, "the seven song opus, entitled Red, is Caveat's third and most elaborate album to date, showcasing their steady writing and musical growth over 2006 which has resulted in a much more focused collection of songs delivering both a heavier and more technical approach to the songwriting. Caveat, comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Greg Musgrave, lead guitarist Joe Sikorski, bassist/vocalist Terry Baldwin and drummer Casey Rogers have assembled a collection of multi-layered musical complexity that breaks all rules of conventionality, while still maintaining the key elements that have gained Caveat their broad audience across Canada over the last 5 years."
Red's tracklisting is as follows: 'Red', 'Sin', 'M.O.B.', 'Vindication', 'Vicious Circle', 'My Messiah', 'Within This Weakness'.