Calgary Metalfest Gets Annihilator, Exciter for 2016 Edition

Calgary Metalfest Gets Annihilator, Exciter for 2016 Edition
Set to bring the heavy metal thunder back to Stampede City for a fifth consecutive year, organizers behind Calgary Metalfest have unveiled the headlining acts for this year's event.

Taking place on September 17 at the city's Flames Central, Ottawa thrash mainstays Annihilator will be on hand for their first show in Western Canada since 1993. Joining them atop the bill are fellow Ottawans Exciter, who will bring their original lineup out west for their first performance out west since 1985.

The evening will feature support from Razor and Sacrifice. Further club shows will run from September 14 through 16, and will be announced soon.

UPDATE (07/04, 3:03 p.m. EDT): Details for Calgary Metalfest's club shows have been announced. Toxic Holocaust will headline their first Calgary appearance since 2011 at Dickens Pub on September 16, with support from Disciples of Power, the Order of Chaos, Fornication, Black Pestilence and Concrete Funeral. September 15 will see the Exalted Piledriver, Crystal Mess, Savage Streets, Profits of Crime and Accostal take over Distortion. The September 17 headlining event will also feature Calgary's Gatekrashör. 

Tickets and VIP passes for the September 17 headlining show will go on sale Friday (May 6) at noon MDT. For more ticketing info and festival announcements, keep an eye on the festival's Facebook page here.