By Sarah Kitteringham
CALGARY – Stabmonton DIY Fest Round 4, the best show offering of the month, goes down on April 6 and April 7 at Bohemia (Edmonton). The grind/powerviolence/hardcore oriented fest will feature performances from Houston based grindcore icons P.L.F., along with Falsehood, Grimace, Sulfuric Cautery, Sixbrew Bantha, and numerous others. After being rescheduled from their initial venue that shut down, the event is now 18+. The first evening is $10; tickets for the second evening are $20.
The excellent dark hardcore/death metal hybrid act band Feeding will perform on April 8 at Bohemia (Edmonton). The band released their new EP In Hell on February 2; the four-track release is available at https://feeding.bandcamp.com/. The band will be performing with Endless Chaos and Demise.
Head over to Dickens (Calgary) on Friday, April 20 for epic symphonic Norwegian act Sirenia, who channel in gothic themes and juxtapose growls against soaring wails. Columbia’s Valinor Excelsior, alongside Threat Signal and Dire Peril, will join them. Tickets are $18 in advance. Sirenia will also perform on April 22 at the Handsome Daughter (Winnipeg).
Calgary death metal band Widow’s Peak will release their new EP Graceless on April 27 at Distortion (Calgary). The band is playing alongside Path to Extinction, Protosequence, Meggido and Anti-Pattern. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Now for a band who’s not metal, but helped shape the face of it: the almighty prog/psych/rock icons Uriah Heep are performing on April 30 at the Vogue Theatre (Edmonton) and on May 1 at the Palace Theater (Calgary). Head to the RockPile section to read our feature on the band, and revel in their ‘70s oriented set list full of classic tracks.
Finally, head to Dickens (Calgary) on May 2 to check out psychedelic technical metallers GIGAN. They’ll be performing with Minneapolis based progressive death metallers Sunless, alongside local acts Train Bigger Monkeys and Dethgod. GIGAN will also perform on May 4 at the Handsome Daughter (Winnipeg).Anti-Pattern, Demise, Dethgod, Dire Peril, Endless Chaos, Falsehood, Feeding, GIGAN, Grimace, Meggido, P.L.F., Path To Extinction, Protosequence, Sirenia, Sixbrew Bantha, Sulfuric Cautery, Sunless, Threat Signal, Train Bigger Monkeys, Uriah Heep, Valinor Excelsior, Widow's Peak