Halloween may be about putting on a costume and trick or treating around your city block, but in Red Deer, AB it's about so much more. The rumours in the area describe a mass pilgrimage, a collective gathering from across Alberta and beyond, a zombie mosh pit coming alive. Are the rumours true...? Well during the Days of The Dead Fest, a Heavy Metal Music Festival Costume Party Extravaganza takes over!
Founded in 2014 by local Red Deer resident and music scene contributor Justin Shadows of Shadows Productions plus vocalist of town favourites Leave The Living, DAYS OF THE DEAD Fest celebrates the heavy sounds of metal, punk and hardcore along with the ritual of transforming yourself in to another character during the Halloween weekend in October.
Now in its 4th year, Days of The Dead has grown to a three day event hosting over 30 bands from across Canada for both all ages and 18+ shows for a reunion of friends, music fans and a Halloween aficionados.
The first half of the DOTD line up has been announced with the second half to be revealed on July 15th. Friday, October 27th at The Vat Pub: Killed By The Nine Spurn Follow The Sorrow GrizzlyHawk (SK) Earth's Ashes VOTOV (MB) Saturday October 28th at The Vat Pub: Wives Tail A Scar For The Wicked (ON) The Myopia Condition Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy (ON) Dead 3 Days (ON) Leave the Living Sunday, October 29th at The International Beer Haus: ***ALL AGES*** Skeptal In Ruin (SK) Fück Nazi DropDeadFred (BC) Hammerdrone Exit Strategy For more info, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/DaysOfTheDeadRD/
Partners: Shadows Productions / Gigfly / The Soundhouse / Dark Day Studios Red Deer / Temple Entertainment / Metal Master Kingdom / PureGrainAudio / Pure Rock Radio / Western Canadian Metal Festival Alliance / Asher Media Relations / Absolute Underground / Broken Neck Radio / Kats Metal Litter Box / Canada's Extreme Metal Radio