By Sarah Kitteringham
CALGARY – Kick off your month with some heavy metal! On Saturday, September 2, head to Vern’s in Calgary for Vancouver based techy grind/deathcore act Angelmaker, who are performing alongside citymates Torrefy. Also on the bill is Edmonton act Protosequence and Calgary acts Train Bigger Monkeys and ChaosBeing.
On Sunday, September 10, head to Broken City in Calgary to see another Vancouver based act. This time around it’s Neck of the Woods, who are touring their newest album The Passenger. They’ll be performing with grindsters Exit Strategy, deathcore act Plaguebringer, and Chained by Mind.
The following weekend, Vern’s in Calgary will be hosting a black metal show featuring Edmonton’s own Idolatry, Vile Insignia, Scythra, Arctos, and Black Sacrament. Tickets are only $13 at the door, bring your ID and don’t forget yer corpsepaint.
Edmonton’s finest Canadian gig goes down on Friday, September 22 when Calgary’s own WAKE heads North to play with their pals in Begrime Exemious and Paroxysm, who are celebrating their album release party (read about the crust album in the Edmonton Extra section). Show is at the Starlite Room, tickets are $10 in advance.
Check out a fantastic bill at month end when Scandinavian melodic death metal warriors Dark Tranquility touch down at Dickens Pub in Calgary on September 25 with their buds in Warbringer and Striker. That same bill hits Park Theatre on September 23 (Winnipeg), The Exchange on September 24 (Regina), The Starlite Room on September 26 (Edmonton), and the Rickshaw Theatre on September 28 (Vancouver). Unfortunately, despite many attempts, we couldn’t get the band on the horn to discuss it in further detail, but rest assured you’ll have a neck snapping time!
Angelmaker, Arctos, Begrime Exemious, Black Sacrament, Chained By Mind, ChaosBeing, Dark Tranquility, Dickens Pub, Exit Strategy, Idolatry, Neck of the Woods, Paroxysm, Plaguebringer, Protosequence, Scythra, Striker, The Passenger, The Starlite Room, This Month in Metal, Torrefy, Train Bigger Monkeys, Vile Insignia, WAKE, Warbringer