Scarab Metal Productions is excited to announce Noctis 4.20 Metal Festival, taking place Saturday, October 1, 2011. This is the fifth instalment of the Noctis Metal Festivals in Calgary. This year’s festival takes place in two venues, The Distillery and Vern’s, in the heart of downtown Calgary. Come hear little known metal acts that deserve exposure and underground favourites that rarely, if ever tour.
SONS OF OTIS
Tickets available for purchase online at www.noctisvalkyries.com or at The Distillery and Vern’s.
$35 for both The Distillery and Vern’s (advance sales only);
$25 for The Distillery ONLY (advance sale price) or $30 at the door;
$15 for Vern’s ONLY (advance sale price) or $20 at the door
**Noctis 4.20 Metal Festival is an 18+ years-old event.
Calgary, AB (September 27, 2011) – Scarab Metal Productions is excited to announce Noctis 4.20 Metal
Festival, taking place Saturday, October 1, 2011. This is the fifth installment of the Noctis Metal
Festivals in Calgary. This year’s festival takes place in two venues, The Distillery and Vern’s, in the heart
of downtown Calgary. Come hear little known metal acts that deserve exposure and underground
favourites that rarely, if ever tour.
Headlining THE DISTILLERY is American grindcore band from New York City, BRUTAL TRUTH. The band
was formed by ex‐Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, and Stormtroopers of Death bass guitarist, Dan Lilker in
1990. The Distillery will also feature one of Canada’s most elite technical, death‐metal bands, MARTYR.
Coming from San Francisco, California, ACID KING artfully combines doom and stoner elements to
create a psychedelic, spacey and mesmerizing metal sound. Hailing from London, England, GRAVE
MIASMA creates a commanding breed of blackened death‐metal while focusing their expressional
output on occultism. Cleveland, Ohio’s MIDNIGHT is a three‐ piece band and is often compared to the
first wave of black metal. MIDNIGHT’S music and lyrics as raw as their live performances. Kicking off the
evening at THE DISTILLERY, Edmonton’s own SAMANDRIEL, a prog/power metal quintet combines
soaring vocals, rhythmic dexterity, and a theatrical sense of melody with one of the most high‐energy
stage performances in Alberta; ATOMIS, a post‐rock/experimental outfit carefully crafted lyrics express
concern over the state of our current social norms; and SUB‐ATOMIC CHAOS, will play Soul Crushing
Quantum Death Metal.
Toronto’s traditional heavy metal band MIDNIGHT MALICE will headline the festival at VERN’S. This high
energy traditional metal band produces bad ass metal for their ever growing fan base. Also coming from
Toronto is doom‐stoner band SONS OF OTIS. Fuzzy, spacey, sludgy riffs; wah‐wah soloing and hard‐
hitting drums will leave your ears pleasured and your eyes red. Local Calgary heavy metal act, BLOATED
PIG, will tear up the stage with their hard hitting rifts. Edmonton’s SHAWDOWBLADE, is a progressive
heavy metal band that will entertain the masses with its lyrical content comprised of imagery of nature’s
overwhelming power, figurative existentialism. Hailing from Saskatoon LAVAGOAT is a four piece band
that has forged together elements of doom, stoner, death and various other aspects from across the
realm of metal to form a red‐eyed, beer stinking fist‐to‐the‐face sonic assault. Kicking off the festival at
VERN’S Calgary’s own BLACK PESTILENCE, a one‐man band that combines grimy punk rock with
electronic noise, all through the devastation of black metal; GATEKRASHÖR, speed metal enforcers who
play 80’s Heavy Metal that’s faster than a bullet train to hell.