April 15 – 17 – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hyperspace Metal Festival 2022 Spotify Playlist – spoti.fi/3a32Kaj
Hyperspace Metal Festival is pleased to announce that Canadian progressive death titans INTO ETERNITY will be joining the 2022 lineup as headliners for the third night of the festival on April 17th. The band is replacing Striker, who is unable to perform due to a scheduling conflict with their upcoming US tour with Beast In Black and Seven Kingdoms.
In addition to the news of Into Eternity being added to Hyperspace Metal Festival, the band will be giving festival-goers a special treat as they will be performing with their 2006 “The Scattering of Ashes” lineup that sees original members, Tim Roth (clean/death vocals & guitar), Troy Bleich (Planet Eater) (bass & clean/death vocals), Stu Block (ex-Iced Earth) (clean/death vocals) and Jim Austin (drums) reunite along with current guitarist Matt Cuthbertson (Untimely Demise). Into Eternity will be executing tracks from their full-length “The Scattering of Ashes”, an album that has sold over 15,000 copies in the US and peaked at number 45 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart along with giving fans a taste of new extreme music from their forthcoming yet to be titled full-length.
“Our new day 3 headliners are the legendary INTO ETERNITY! We know people have been itching to see them ever since Stu Block announced his return to the band back in August. We can’t wait to have them on the Rickshaw stage this April to join Witherfall, Archon Legion, Paladin, Planeswalker, and many more. This is going to be an unforgettable weekend of melodic metal that if you are a fan of the genre you are not going to want to miss!” adds Hyperspace Metal Festival organizer Joey Hockin.
The third edition of HMF was originally announced for April 2020, but postponed due to the Covid pandemic. Now with the return of live events, festival promoter Journeyman Productions shares the rescheduled 2022 lineup to be held in Vancouver, BC from April 15th – 17th at Funky Winker Beans and the Rickshaw Theatre.
The lineup for Canada’s premier melodic and power metal festival will feature 20 bands, some originally announced for the 2020 production along with a few new additions that will perform over three nights with headliners Into Eternity, Witherfall, and Iron Kingdom (full lineup listed below).
Highlights of the confirmed bands include dark melodic heavy metal juggernauts Witherfall from Los Angeles blazing new trails and weaving new tales in support of their latest 2021 album “Curse of Autumn” (Century Media Records), local Vancouver heavy metal heroes Iron Kingdom, who are HMF alumni and make their second appearance on the festival lineup after headlining the inaugural 2018 event. In addition to those bands, two extremely rare performances will be witnessed for Planeswalker (California/Cyprus), a Magic The Gathering inspired power metal duo featuring members of Helion Prime and Dire Peril along with a reunion set from Victoria, BC’s Archon Legion, which features members of Unleash The Archers.
Over the two years that Hyperspace Metal Festival has been running, bands from all over the world have come to play power, prog, and speed metal on the Canadian West Coast. The festival has presented lineups that have included performances by Crimson Shadows, West of Hell, Judicator, Odinfist, Tanagra, Scythia, Greyhawk, The Order of Chaos, Red Cain, and many more.
Hyperspace Metal Festival 2022 Lineup:
April 15 (Funky Winker Beans)
April 16 (Rickshaw Theatre)
April 17 (Rickshaw Theatre)