Formed in 2010 as Celestial Coffin until early 2012, The Avulsion are a 5 piece progressive deathgrind machine from Lethbridge, Alberta. The goal of this band is to bring you some of heaviest yet thought provoking extreme music you have heard in recent days. Endless progressions, various ferocious vocal styles from 2 vocalists, neck breaking double kicks and blastbeats, razor sharp yet sledgehammering riffage and filthy basslines are what makes this band into one of the heaviest bands to come out of Alberta. Having played many festivals over the years (Farmageddon, Loud as Hell and Calgary Metalfest to name a few) and opening for big acts such as Veil of Maya, as well as touring in 2014, The Avulsion show no signs of stopping. 2013 saw the release of an 8 song EP entitled "2012 EP", with 2015 seeing the release of their new EP "Unholy" in October. Download free music at theavulsion.bandcamp.com
Colton Charette - Vocals
Regan Mayer - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Ian Lambert - Guitar
Greg Mayer - Bass/Vocals
Matthew Walser - Drums
Lethbridge/Medicine Hat/Calgary - Alberta, Canada
Armstrong Metalfest, formerly known as Armstrong Open Air, was started in the summer of 2009, inspired by the summer outdoor metalfest circuit in Europe. Just like anything else, AOA started out small, on a rural farm just outside of Armstrong BC. The first year, with no advertising, drew about 300 people out to see 11 Okanagan metal bands rip up the stage (made of a pair of flatdeck trailers).
With Year eight being the most successful year to date of the festival, The staff at Armstrong MetalFest are getting geared up for year nine, July 14 and 15 2017. Bands Submissions Started September 1st 2016 at www.ArmstrongMetalFest.ca and ran until Nov 1 2016.