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 full line up for DOTD 2017 is now ready and fully unleashed with headliners Anciients, Ninjaspy, Dusty Tucker, Without Mercy, West of Hell and more. Tickets go on sale August 1st via and will be available from local Red Deer acts performing on the festival plus at the following Red Deer locations The Vat, International Beer Haus and The Soundhouse Guitar and Record Shop.


Friday, October 27th at The Vat Pub: West of Hell (Vancouver, BC) Anchoress (Vancouver, BC) Pridelands (Red Deer, AB) Kyoktys (Calgary, AB) Votov (Winnipeg, MB) Earth's Ashes (Red Deer, AB) Grizzly Hawk (Humboldt, SK) Follow The Sorrow (Red Deer, AB) Spurn (Calgary, AB) Killed By The Nine (Red Deer, AB) Saturday October 28th at The Vat Pub: Anciients (Vancouver, BC) Ninjaspy (Vancouver, BC) Without Mercy (Vancouver, BC) Tyler Dory Trio (Edmonton, AB) Leave The Living (Red Deer, AB) Dead 3 Days (Oshawa, ON) The Dead Sexy (Oshawa, ON) The Myopia Condition (Red Deer, AB) A Scar For The Wicked (Ottawa, ON) Wives Tail (Red Deer, AB) Sunday, October 29th at The International Beer Haus: ***ALL AGES*** Dusty Tucker (Red Deer, AB) Ninjaspy (Vancouver, BC) Shotgunner (Edmonton, AB) Black Friday (Edmonton, AB) Exit Strategy (Calgary, AB) Hammerdrone (Calgary, AB) DropDeadFred (Kelowna, BC) Fück Nazi (Red Deer, AB) In Ruin (Saskatoon, SK) Skeptal (Red Deer, AB) For more info, please visit: Partners: Shadows Productions , Gigfly , The Soundhouse , Dark Day Studios Red Deer , Temple Entertainment , Western Canadian Metal Festival Alliance, Copies Now, Asher Media Relations, Absolute Underground , Broken Neck Radio , Kats Metal Litter Box , Crown of Viserys , Canada's Extreme Metal Radio , Metal Master Kingdom , PureGrainAudio, Pure Rock Radio

PURE ROCK RADIO is proud to be a media sponsor for this year's event!

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