Calgary, Alta. Canada: (September 8, 2010) Scarab Metal Productions is putting the final touches on the Noctis IV Metal Fest and Conference. The festival is taking place over two days at the University of Calgary’s MacEwan Hall Ballroom. Headlining the event, are German thrash gods, SODOM in a rare North American appearance. Sub headliners include grinders ROTTEN SOUND from Finland, and legendary death metallers INCANTATION (USA). Making a first Canadian appearance will be the pagan/war metal act METSATOLL from Estonia, and giving folk metal fans something to rejoice will be Swedish folk metal band, MANEGARM. Lending the festival an evil twist will be the up and coming black rock occultists THE DEVIL’S BLOOD from the Netherlands; reclusive black metallers ROOT from the Czech Republic; and brutal death/war metal act MARTIAL BARRAGE from Manitoba. Completing the international line-up are MIDNIGHT, speed metal hellions from the USA. Other Canadian acts on the bill include tech/prog metal act DIVINITY, from Calgary, whose recent release The Singularity has met with outstanding international reviews, and STRIKER, a speed metal act from Edmonton, recently recruited for the 2011 Headbangers Open Air Festival in Germany. Also appearing from Calgary are death/thrashers MARK OF CAIN, prog/power act VIATHYN, and new death/doomers, OMINOSITY, all with recent CD releases.