Legions of Metal Fest 2024 (May 3rd and May 4th)
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS
Unleash The Archers were formed in 2007 by front-woman Brittney Slayes, together with her partner and the band’s drummer Scott Buchanan, while attending the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. After moving to Vancouver in 2010 the band underwent several lineup changes, but were finally able to cement their unique, genre-blending style of heavy metal with the addition of Grant Truesdell in 2011 and Andrew Kingsley in 2013. By weaving the aggression of the more extreme genres into the intricacies of traditional heavy metal, UTA have created a sound unlike anything else in the industry. They embrace a commercial appeal that attracts music lovers of all types while maintaining a heavy edge that remains true to their death metal roots. Since their inception UTA have always put an emphasis on touring, and travelled the roads by van booking their own North American tours for years before being picked up by an agent in 2016. Their persistent, hard-working, down-to-earth attitude has garnered media attention all over the world, and their constant engagement on social platforms of all types has allowed for consistent growth and a dedicated, positively engaged fanbase that spans continents.
UTA have been described as “show-stealers” and “wildly entertaining” by fans and peers alike, and they strive to put on a show that will stick with you long after you’ve left the venue. Playing music is a passion for the band and this can be seen in their live performance as well as their music videos and writing style.
UTA are currently signed to Napalm Records (Worldwide) and Ward Records (Japan).
Vocals / Brittney Slayes
Drums / Scott Buchanan
Guitar / Grant Truesdell
Guitar / Andrew Kingsley
Bass / Nick Miller
Striker is a JUNO Award winning Edmonton-based recording and performing heavy metal band that has grown immensely through their years in the industry.
A modern mix of classic heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal, their music features powerful, clean vocals, catchy choruses, vocal harmonies, and impressive guitar leads.
If you came looking for shred, you found it!
Seattle based heavy metal band. Signed to Fighter Records
Rev Taylor – Vocals
Jesse Berlin – Lead Guitar
Enrico Marriuzzo – Lead Guitar
Darin Wall – Bass Guitar
Nate Butler – Drums
Hailing from the Canadian Prairies, Tower Hill delivers premium old-school heavy metal inspired by bands like Running Wild, Riot, Judas Priest, early Blind Guardian, and Helloween. Forging the best of the late 80s and early 90s German, British, and US metal scenes into a new blend of shimmering steel, Tower Hill’s riff-driven, hook-laden traditional metal will have you banging your head and singing along.
Riding out from 2021’s ‘Fighting Spirits’ demo tape, the boys are back with their debut album ‘Deathstalker’, released in October 2023 on the mighty No Remorse Records. Inspired by the pulp cinema classic of the same name, ‘Deathstalker’ takes listeners on a nine-song journey from dark fantasy realms to the grim Australian outback, and from trashed hotel rooms and neon streets to the galaxy’s edge.
With ‘Deathstalker’, Tower Hill are ready to unsheathe their swords and bring heavy metal from Canada to the world!
Lycanthro are a 4-piece Power/Thrash metal band formed in 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They combine the genres of power, thrash and speed metal, along with an energetic and epic stage show and lyrical themes based on classic horror and mythology. Lycanthro’s original demo release, along with their newest EP “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” encapsulates the bands heavy, yet melodic sound, drawing influences from European/American power metal, all the way to classic thrash, along with their use of howling high vocals, piercing guitars, a booming rhythm section as well as uses of instruments such as piano and classical guitar to forge a powerful sound. Lycanthro will continue to howl into the night and into the future because in metal we trust!
VIP includes: Access to VIP ticketholder lounge, Food Buffet, and Band Meet & Greets Note: no specific bands or band members are guaranteed