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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

GIG NEWS Loud As Hell 2023

 


Alberta, Canada's LOUD AS HELL is ready to unveil its most stacked lineup to date with its 2023 edition featuring JUNGLE ROT, NARCOTIC WASTELAND, INCITE, NECRONOMICON, THE CONVALESCENCE, ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN and lots more (full lineup listed below).

Being held from August 4th to 6th at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds in Drumheller, AB, this year's festivities see the return of American and Mexican bands joining the lineup along with artists from across Canada performing for the three-day open-air event.

Highlights for this year's lineup witness the return of groovy death metal Americans JUNGLE ROT to Canadian soil to headline the closing night on August 6th in support of their latest album "A Call to Arms" released last year on Unique Leader Records.

Toledo, OH's THE CONVALESCENCE is one of the USA's unstoppable tour de force, touring Europe in 2022 with Chelsea Grin, and Carnifex plus an upcoming tour in Japan in 2023 with Exhumed and Defiled along with their latest single "No Survivors" ft. Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex that has fans demanding more and more.

North Carolina's Narcotic Wasteland's (founded by ex-Nile guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade) festival appearance comes as part of the band's first cross-Canada tour as they will be supporting their forthcoming third studio album in 2023 on Mega Force Records.

Phoenix, AZ's INCITE, now close to 20 years into a career where everything was earned and nothing was taken for granted, the band bridges the gap between multiple crowds across various metal sub-genres. As renegade disciples of trailblazing architects like Pantera, Slayer, Sepultura, and Machine Head, INCITE raise the torch for trend-killing and hipster-smashing metal. The band’s fifth album, Built to Destroy released in 2019 (Minus Head Records), is a visceral, urgent, voracious distillation of modern metal, with reverence for the past, produced by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence) and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed).

One of Canada's longest-running blackened death metal bands hailing from Montreal, Quebec, NECRONOMICON's career spans over 30 years since it was first formed in 1988 by founding guitarist and singer Rob “The Witch” in the deep, northern part of Quebec's Fjord of Saguenay. Since then, the band has carefully released each full-length without haste, allowing them to perfect every nuance before unleashing their sonic assaults upon the masses.

Canadian metalcore titans, ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN, hailing from Grande Prairie, AB, are LOUD AS HELL alumni and return to co-headline opening night on August 4th in support of their new album "Kingdom Undone" being released on Nuclear Blast this coming May.

Weekend Passes (including camping) are available at https://www.loudashell.ca/tickets

All online purchased tickets will be mailed out.

LOUD AS HELL 2023 LINEUP:

Thursday, August 3rd - Kick Off Party
EYE OF HORUS
SKEPSIS
BALROGATH
KILL WITCH

Friday, August 4th
INCITE
ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN
OSYRON
LOST NEBULA
WHORRIFY
SILENT LINE
ASHES OF YGGDRASIL

Saturday, August 5th
NARCOTIC WASTELAND
NECRONOMICON
KYLE PULLAN
UNTIMELY DEMISE
HAZZARDOUS MATERIAL (Burlesque)
GORGATRON
JULIET RUIN
VAPOR
KING DYLAN
ENVEILED
SOL RUNNER
SIONIS
NECHT
DIE ANOTHER DAY
HOOKER SPIT

Sunday, August 6th
JUNGLE ROT
THE CONVALESCENCE
KYLE PULLAN
POUND
HAZZARDOUS MATERIAL (Burlesque)
WORMWITCH
W.O.R.
LEGACY
ROXXIE COTTON
WITCHMAYNE
EYES OF PERDITION
NOMAD
FALL OF EARTH
VOLT
BRAIN STEM

Volunteers Wanted For 2023:
Volunteers are wanted for production and security. For full details email at loudashellfestival[@]gmail[.]com

More info:
LoudAsHell.ca
Facebook.com/LoudAsHellFestival
Twitter: @LoudAsHellFest
Instagram: @LoudAsHellFestival
Social Media Hashtag #LAHX
Video – Into Eternity @ Loud As Hell 2021: https://youtu.be/xGSV8eZ-IN0
Video – Iron Kingdom @ Loud As Hell 2021: https://youtu.be/gLE7poCVgFE


About:

LOUD AS HELL has hosted hundreds of Canadian and international bands annually since 2012 with exception of 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. During its decade of showcasing Canadian and international bands, the festival has grown into a pilgrimage for metalheads from across the country. Past years have hosted well-known bands such as Into Eternity, Goatwhore, Battlecross, Fit for An Autopsy, Anciients, Archspire, Unleash The Archers, Striker, KEN mode, Obey The Brave, Protest the Hero, AngelMaker, Divinity, Neck of The Woods, Endast among many more.

LOUD AS HELL 2023 will be celebrating its eleventh festival event presented by Loud As Hell Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Prairie Fire Events, and Asher Media Relations. LAH always works its hardest to deliver the best lineup in the West ready to melt your face off. Featuring bands from across Canada and beyond, you won’t want to miss any of it. And don’t forget about their freak shows, burlesque dancers, clinics, vendors, and dinosaurs!

The sold-out 2022 lineup was scaled down to only Canadian bands due to international artists being unable to perform in the country because of border restrictions and guidelines stated by the federal government for Covid precautions.

LAH Partners:
Town of Drumheller
WCMFA – Western Canadian Metal Festival Alliance
Asher Media Relations
Bravewords
Metal-Rules
Absolute Underground Mag
Valley Brewing
Canalta Hotels
Neighbors’ Corner Pub
Prairie Fire Productions Ltd
Jerry’s Liquor Store
Trash Talk with Nate Trash
Slimbztv
MetalHeads United
Heavy Metal A Way Of Life


What the press is saying:
“Western Canada’s loudest heavy metal festival brings fans to town more known for dinos than drum solos.” – CBC Calgary

“Loud as Hell – one of Canada’s top underground metal festivals – was a metal family reunion. If you walked around the grounds, where tents covered the landscape like flowers, you would experience concert goers laughing, hugging and just enjoying the moment. The music played non-stop and the people were some of the best you’ll meet. What else do you need? If you’re a metalhead fan, mark it down for next year because this is a concert you don’t want to miss.” – Blackfalds Life

“Headbanger alert: Loud As Hell festival to ramp up the volume” – Calgary Herald

“Nevermind the bug spray and sun tan lotion, as August approaches Drumheller residents should stock up on earplugs.” – Calgary Herald

“Loud As Hell returns to the southern Alberta city for its seventh year and as its name implies, will rock the city to its core.” – Calgary Herald

“Loud as Hell has celebrated eight years in the Badlands to date, with acts from all over the world-shattering the peace and quiet of the hills in a camping and music extravaganza.” – Hanna Herald

“Drumheller with its dinosaur bones is the site of the annual Loud as Hell heavy metal festival Friday through Sunday. Dozens of the heaviest bands known to Man will be taking the stage, many of them Canadian” – Gig City

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