Journeyman Productions presents
Hyperspace Metal Festival 2018 Two-Day Pass
Iron Kingdom, Arkenfire, Medevil, Apprentice, Ophelia Falling, Helion Prime, Scythia, Ravenous: Eternal Hunger, Tanagra, Valyria, Elysium Echoes
254 E. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P1
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 19 and over
Hyperspace Metal Festival 2018 Two-Day Pass
Friday, April 13th:
Iron Kingdom (Playing Gates Of Eternity in its entirety)
Saturday, April 14th:
Helion Prime (From Calfironia, only Canadian show of 2018!)
Ravenous: Eternal Hunger (Calgary)
Rising Up From Surrey, B.C. Canada, Iron Kingdom Is Leading the Charge of the Rising New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal Movement .
Based out of Kelowna, BC, Canada, ArkenFire fuses traditional and power metal together with elements from prog and thrash to create a truly unique listening experience. Each band member brings a wide range of influences to the table, and it shows in their music.
After leaving their previous project “Saints of Debauchery” which disbanded in 2010, Randy Peterson and Netto Figueiredo decided it was time to create the power metal project they always wanted. So in July 2011, they began working on new material under the name Souless Fate. They were joined by their good friend Taylor Blackstock on lead guitar and spent many months seeking a vocalist who could deliver the power they had envisioned. Finally, in a twist of fate, they were introduced to Jacob LeBlanc through a friend of theirs, and things started looking up for the four-piece.
Later that year, Taylor moved back to his home province, and a series of auditions for a new guitar player was held before finding Braden Morrison whom they met at a local show. The band was feeling great, and it was decided that they would change their name to celebrate the new path they were forging and to create a new image & sound for themselves. Thus, ArkenFire was born.
As time went on, ArkenFire focused on writing new material and tightening up their sound and even had some recordings-in-progress, but unfortunately, things were starting to slow down due to various personal reasons. Eventually, it was mutually decided that the project would be put on indefinite hiatus.
Fast forward to early 2015... Randy and Netto began jamming again and rekindling their passion for playing metal. They reached out to Jacob who was more than happy to join them for an impromptu session, and it was decided that ArkenFire would rise from the ashes once again.
Soon, a prospective guitar player named Ian Mccall reached out to them and after a few rehearsals, it was clear that ArkenFire was about to reach new heights. Feeling ready to conquer new territories, they set on a quest to find a bass player to fill out the low end of their sonic spectrum. Enter Milan Bertucci. Milan was a mutual friend who expressed interest in joining the group, and quickly adapted to their style while bringing his own thunderous tone and catchy bass lines.
ArkenFire has been gigging steadily since late 2015 and have three festivals under their belts: Armstrong Metal Fest 2016 & 2017 as well as Hell Raiser Fest. On May 12, 2017, they released their debut EP Celestial Beasts and spent the summer playing shows and promoting the album. The band is currently working on new material and planning out the new year.
New to the world of metal, though not afraid to show what they're made of, Medevil came buzzing through into the heavy scene. With a combination of 80's thrash and diverse progressive sections, they have already proven a lot of their capabilities to their growing fanbase.
The band, born in 2011 by Liam (vocals), Eric (bass) and Ross (drums), was formed to help prove to the world that heavy metal is still going strong even in this modern day. After two years of writing and polishing their sound, as well as the inclusion of two powerhouse guitar players Gary and Brett, they finally began to prove what they're made of to the live audiences throughout Abbotsford and Vancouver. The response: a roaring crowd.
A Vancouver based band playing a blend of Progressive, Power and Melodic death metal. For fans of Symphony X, Iced Earth, Dark Tranquillity.
Ophelia Falling is a five piece symphonic metal band emerging from the rain-soaked streets of Vancouver, Canada. The sum of all of it’s parts, Ophelia Falling blends old and new school metal, rock, and classical music to form a delicious balance for the sophisticated connoisseur of metal who also likes it loud and violent. With their powerful, soaring vocals, tight and heavy rhythm section, and songs willed with love, hate, and sex, Ophelia Falling is the answer to the void in Canada’s symphonic metal scene; world domination to follow.
Helion Prime was first conceived from a common love of metal and all things science. The band was founded when Jason Ashcraft (of Dire Peril) asked Heather Michele (of Graveshadow) to form a project with him. The concept; power metal with themes based on actual scientific theories with the occasional sci-fi tribute. The name Helion Prime was borrowed from an alien planet featured in the film "Chronicles of Riddick," a movie the two were great fans of. Helion Prime’s lineup was completed after bringing Jeremy Steinhouse on bass and Justin Herzer (of Axiom) on drums.
Heather Michele - Vocals
Jason Ashcraft - Guitars
Jeremy Steinhouse - Bass
Justin Herzer - Drums
Progressive metal band from Calgary.
Ravenous: Eternal Hunger
Ravenous was forged in the spring of 2016 in Calgary, Canada.
Brainchild of lead vocalist R.A.V., known for his exploits leading Edmonton-based terrorist metal band Villainizer, Ravenous also features members of several other established Western Canadian metal bands Viathyn, Scythia, and Black Pestilence. Influences ranging from Thrash, Power, Black, and Progressive metal have come together to deliver heroic heavy metal anthems in the stylings of Manowar, Sabaton, Iced Earth, and Gravedigger.
Rife with soaring vocals, thundering percussion, and shredding solos, the 'Eternal Hunger' EP was recorded and self-produced in December 2016, and features just a taste of what is to come from Ravenous. Pump your fist, bang your head, and roar your lungs out to show your hunger.
Progressive power metal from Portland, Oregon.
Hailing from the northern lands of Alberta, Valyria has crafted a unique brand of power-infused progressive death metal. Influenced by bands like Wintersun, The Faceless, and DragonForce, Valyria seeks to explore new sonic terrain with technical drums, inspiring keyboards, and engaging guitarwork. Coupled with memorable lyrics based on film, literature, and history, Valyria's music is a blistering and exhilarating listening experience whether live or in your headphones.
Melodic/progressive death metal from Vancouver.
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