Past Event

Sudbury Metal Fest 8

Friday December 16th - Sunday December 18th 2016
Licensed/All Ages event
Weekend passes are available at Stack Brewing, Long & McQuade, Guitar Clinic and at The Asylum in Sudbury.

Weekend Pass Ticket Link:

Friday December 16th 2016 - Sudbury Events Centre Stage
$40 weekend pass/$15 advance/$20 at door
Friday Ticket Link:

9:45 - 10:30 - SWAN SONG
8:45 - 9:30 - UNBEING
7:45 - 8:30 - CRONE OF WAR
7:00 - 7:30 - BEHIND THESE EYES
6:15 - 6:45 - MALARIA
Doors at 6PM
*Set times may vary slightly
Saturday December 17th 2016 - Sudbury Events Centre Stage
$40 weekend pass/$20 advance/$25 at door
Saturday Ticket Link:

AURAS - 9-9:30PM
CYCLAMEN - 8:15-8:45PM
Doors at 6PM
CDN Records Showcase After Party - Asylum Stage at Midnight
FLESHCRAFT - 1:00-1:40AM
RUPTURED BIRTH - 12:00-12:40AM
Sunday December 18th 2016 - Asylum Stage Only
$40 weekend pass/$10 advance/$15 at door
Sunday Ticket Link:

GRIM MARS - 10:00-10:30
CATHARCYST - 9:15-9:45PM
WILT(ED) - 7:00-7:30PM
PAT YASKO - 6:15-6:45PM
Doors at 6PM
*additional artists TBA. Set times may vary

Live at the Sudbury Events Centre and The Asylum
19 Regent Street - Sudbury, Ontario Canada

Sponsored in part by: Stack Brewing, Long & McQuade, Archaic North Entertainment, CDN Records and Dynamik Musik

$40 for a full weekend pass. Weekend passes include tons of additional bonuses including food, merch, prizes and more! These bonuses are only available for weekend pass buyers.

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Whitby Progressive Metal



Protest the Hero is a Canadian progressive metal band from Whitby, Ontario. Originally named Happy Go Lucky, the band changed their name to Protest the Hero shortly before releasing their debut EP, Search for the Truth, in 2002. In 2005, the band released their first full-length album Kezia on Canadian indie label Underground Operations.

On January 23, 2006, the band signed with Vagrant Records for Kezia's American release on April 4, 2006. Their second full-length album, Fortress was released by Underground Operations in Canada and by Vagrant Records worldwide on January 29, 2008.[5] The band released their third studio album, Scurrilous, on March 22, 2011.

Epic Canadian Black Metal

Wolven Ancestry is a melodic pagan black metal band based out of Sudbury, Ontario Canada. Blending dark atmospheric overtones, dissonant tremolo chords, and melodic and sorrowful passages with lyrical idealogies inspired from the bands interest in earthen connectivity, paganism, spirituality and historical themes, the band was considered at one time to be one of the top black metal bands in Canada. The band toured Canada and the US frequently, playing shows with many notable acts including Mayhem, Behemoth, Impaled Nazarene, Napalm Death, Sigh, 1349, Ensiferum, and many other highly influential metal bands.

Hamilton Melodic Thrash

Fusing the speed and aggression of thrash metal with the hooks and power of melodic death metal, Profaner deliver a ferocious and entertaining live show, which is backed up by their first full length release "Signs of Nine", and an upcoming album (expected release is Fall).

Sudbury Black/Death Metal

Before the Black Gates are a 6-piece extreme metal band, hailing from Sudbury, Ontario. Formed in 2009, the band has constantly refined and honed its sound, creating a unique mixture of black metal, doom metal, death metal and classical music.

Massachusetts Hardcore Punk

A Wilhelm Scream (abbreviated as AWS) is a melodic hardcore band from New Bedford, Massachusetts formed in 1999. Many people have referenced Strung Out, Hot Water Music, Propagandhi, and Strike Anywhere as the band's similar artists. Their name is a reference to the Wilhelm scream, a famous stock sound effect which is mainly used in films. The band previously went by the names Smackin' Isaiah, Koen, and Adam's Crack, though the former was the only name to be used in any major release. The reason for the name changes "from Koen to Smackin' Isaiah to A Wilhelm Scream was really a matter of them adding new members, and progressing/maturing as a band"
Nuno Pereira – vocals

Sudbury Black/Death Metal

Reptilian Annunaki Blackened Extraterrestrial Death Metal. Founded in 2007, the band first started under the title "GRIM" and released the album Viril Mephisto- Demons in the Flesh in 2008. The band later went on to become GRIM MARS and released the album Defiled Earthen Architectures in 2012.

Progressive metal band UNBEING live in Sudbury at The Asylum for Sudbury Metal Fest 8. Filmed by Chuck Norris.

Before The Black Gates performing live at The Asylum as part of Sudbury Metal Fest 8, on December 16th 2016

Wacken Metal Battle 2016 Canada winners Profaner performing live at The Asylum for Sudbury Metal Fest 8 on December 18th 2016. Filmed by Trevor Heise.

The Therapists live at Sudbury Metal Fest 8 on December 25th 2017. Filmed by Mat Pare.

Sudbury deathcore band Behind These Eyes performing live at Sudbury Metalfest 8, Decemer 16th 2016. Filmed by Mat Pare

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