Black Mourning Light Fest 2017 Announce Line-Up Adds
w/ Blasphemy, Revenge, Rites of Thy Degringolade, Antichrist + more
Oct 13 / 14 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room - Tickets On Sale Now!
Black Mourning Light, the Edmonton, AB black and doom metal festival being presented by Crown of Viserys and GigFly.ca on October 13th and 14th at the Starlite Room has updated their 2017 line up to include locals THE LUCIFER PROJECT featuring drummer Bryan James Newbury (Into Eternity/ Untimely Demise) and guitarist Adam Sweeney (Untimely Demise) along with Alberta / Ohio based THE PROJECTIONIST featuring Lord Matzigketius (ex-Idolatry) on vocals, Ghast (ex-Operation Winter Mist) on guitar, Destroyer (Unrest) on bass, Parageist (ex-Vile Insignia) on guitar and Malphas on drums.
This year's infernal ritual features legends BLASPHEMY (Vancouver, BC) and REVENGE (Edmonton, AB) headlining plus some of the most insane black metal and death metal acts to ever grace a stage with EVILHEART (Mexico), FORTRESS (Kalispell, MT), GRAVEHILL (Los Angeles, CA) and FUNERAL OF GOD (Canton, OH) plus a carnage of Western Canada acts that includes RITES OF THY DEGRINGOLADE (Edmonton, AB), ANTICHRIST (Vancouver, BC), XUL (Armstrong, BC),SORGUINAZIA (Edmonton, AB), SCYTHRA (Regina, SK) and GOATHAMMER (Saskatoon, SK).
BML organizer Dustin Ekman comments:
"This year we are taking Black Mourning Light to a new level of brutality, and I couldn't be more honoured to have true legends in black metal on the festival. Revenge and Blasphemy are two of the biggest names in black metal and with them are some of the best bands in the world to create an absolutely killer lineup This is a year to not be missed, that's for sure."
Tickets are available at the following Edmonton locations Starlite Room, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Rendezvous Pub and online at the following links:
Tickets are $45 for one day, $75 for both days.
2017 Logo and Art by Sickness666
Main BML Logo by Christophe Szpajdel
BML 2017 Line-Up & Set Times:
Friday, October 13th
Black Mourning Light Metal Festival is the black metal and doom festival founded by Dustin Ekman of Crown of Viserys. Created to fill a void in Edmonton's black and doom scene. After two successful years in 2015 and 2016, Black Mourning Light Festival returns for a 2017 edition. The 2017 onslaught will feature bands from across Canada and USA. Those that attended the 2015 inaugural ritual and the 2016 two day mayhem will not be disappointed by 2017, as they can expect a different while similar experience to those events.
Last year's 2016 edition featured a line up of black, death and doom bands from across Canada plus the USA with UADA, Panzerfaust, Erimha, Helleborus, Idolatry, Display of Decay, Vile Insignia, Hive, Wormwitch, Norilsk, Cell, Holocaust Lord, Nachterror, Dethgod, Ye Goat-Herd Gods and Hunted By Ravens.
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One of the first truly extreme metal bands, not only in Canada but around the world, BLASPHEMY invokes a large degree of respect. Founded back in 1984, the band is often cited as being a pioneer of the Death/Black 'War Metal' sound. After a demo and two very well received albums, the band had cemented their legacy very quickly. Their importance has been affirmed by the number of times those two legendary albums, "Fallen Angel of Doom'' and Gods Of War' have been issued and reissued around the world. They set a standard that many still follow today.
Evilheart was formed in 1999 in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. On July 13, 2001 the band released its first demo “Summoned To War.” In 2003 after major lineup changes the band recorded its first album “Dark In Glory”, which was released on May 3, 2004. Over the years Evilheart has shared the stage with international acts like Dimmu Borgir, Amon Amarth, Deicide, Malevolent Creation, Asesino, Cellador, Behemoth, Cage, Hypocrisy, Havok and Sothis. The band released its first demo “Summoned To War.” in 2001, which has been followed by 2007's “Storm Of Annihilation” and 2012's “Quinquaginta” (Latin for “Fifty”), which was re-released in 2014 by Canadian label Test Your Metal Records.
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