The countdown is on to Metalocalypstick Fest. This outdoor festival based out in the beautiful Western Rockies celebrates women within the punk and metal scene. To promote the 2017 festival line-up, they have released a FREE digital sample “Metal Queens Vol.1” which features notable acts such as Violent Betty, Cabrakaan, Massive Scar Era and more. Check it out here. The album has a mix of everything between Punk and Folk Metal. No matter what your taste is this album will get you hyped for the festival.
The two-day (July 1st-2nd) family friendly fest out of Valemount, British Columbia features metal, hardcore and punk bands with female power. Set near Jasper National Park, what’s better than female talent and the Canadian Rockies? This year Tessitura, Hedks, Forsaken Rite, Meteor Tree and more will be joining last years ladies from Nervosa, Violent Betty, Juliet Ruin. On top of all the amazing acts, proceeds go towards Girls Rock Camp and Vancouver Rape Relief and Woman’s Shelter.
Originally founded by Kaija Kinney of Vancouver’s Anarchenon. She states:
“This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male dominated world and woman are still looked as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences of men and woman rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can’t we celebrate that?”
I’m Phil and 27 years old. I’ve been involved with music as long as I can remember. I’ve worked as a backstage hand, stage crew, street-teamer with Union Events and various labels, been in and out of bands and started my own magazine; Attainable Magazine. In which I focus on band interviews and had the opportunity to sit down with names such as William Control, Real Mackenzies and I Prevail. As well photograph others such as August Burns Red, Silverstein, and Protest the Hero. Though I tend to gravitate towards the heavier styles; punk, metal, hardcore, and so forth. I do end up at any other show I can get too. I originally had gone to university to pursue broadcasting with a minor in photo-journalism but after a year left to continue to purse music on my own terms. If I’m not at a show, I’m either at a record store adding to my ever growing collection. In my free time I also model and practice body-suspension. You can always feel free to contact me on my other social medias.