Summer festing in Canada, metal style

A brief look ahead at a few Canadian music festivals of interest to metal fans… If you know of anything we’re missing, let us know!

June 22-25, 2017, QC
Rammstein, Megadeth, Meshuggah, Dee Snider, All That Remains, Soulfly, Protest the Hero, Entombed AD, Ensiferum, Tesseract, Converge, Kataklysm, Blinded by Faith…

Metalocalypstick Fest 2017
July 1-2, Lone Butte BC
Celebrating women in metal, punk and rock: Cabrakaan (Toluca, Mexico), Sovereign Council (Kingston, ON), Violent Betty (Saskatoon, SK), Atmora (Windsor, ON), Scythia (Calgary, AB), Massive Scar Era (Vancouver, BC / Cairo, Egypt) and many more…

Le Festival d’été de Québec
July 6-16, 2017, QC
Aeternum, Cardinals Pride, Crown the Empire, Death From Above 1979, Metallica, Nordheim, Voivod…

July 14-15, BC
Revocation, Ninjaspy, Aggression and many more…
2017 line-up – free digital sampler

Loud As Hell Festival 2017
August 4-6, AB
Battlecross, Bison, Aggression, Black Wizard…

Wings of Metal Festival 2017
September 8-9, QC
Sacrifice, Voivod, Varathron and many more…

Laura is associate editor of and co-host of weekly metal show Kill Eat Exploit the Weak on CFMU 93.3 FM. She loves doom, prog, cats and basketball, believes in equity and social justice and is not cool with any form of discrimination, marginalization, harassment or oppression.