The Stormrider Heavy Metal Festival is back for another year to celebrate Power, Thrash, Speed, Prog and Traditional Heavy Metal… and Viking Folk!
Now in its fourth year, the annual festival has grown in size and stature each year.
This year the event will be held at The Badlands Bar in Perth, Western Australia
The Stormrider Metal Festival will be held on Saturday, March 25 and will feature eleven of the metal bands, five local Perth acts and six from around the nation.
Playing across two stages and kicking off at 6.00pm, it’s a non-stop shred fest into the small hours.
Headlining the day are Australia’s top power metallers, Silent Knight who have a stack of international touring dates lined up for the Euro summer too.
Making the trek west for the first time, Sydney’s own Viking warriors, Bane Of Isildur, will pillage and plunder their way through their epic slabs of pure, triumphant war metal and Odin sort out anyone standing in their way!
Melbourne’s heavy metal masters Elm Street will be showcasing their new collection of fist-pumping anthems from their second album “Knock Em Out…With A Metal Fist” which was released in June ’16.
Melbourne speed metal young guns, Espionage killed it at SRF 2015 and are once again bringing their energetic live show, soaring vocals and twin guitar harmonies that are reminiscent of the glory days of 80’s metal!
One of the nation’s best live bands, Brisbane’s kings of thrash, Malakyte are prepping for the follow-up to their debut album “Human Resonance” which will see them push the envelope further. Be ready to snap your neck!
Combining thrash, prog, power and neo-classical metal influences, Adelaide’s Shadow Realm will be shredding guitars, meet jazz drumming and operatic vocals.
With aggressive riffing, killer vocals and powerful drumming, Brisbane thrashers Asylum will leave you feeling mentally insane and physically exhausted!
Local Perth lads, Bounty Hunter have honed their crossover thrash attack and are ready to make you believe it’s the early 90s all over again!
Pairing soaring melodies with blistering speed and sledgehammer aggression, Perth up and comers, Remission have the ambition and drive to take on the world!
Australia’s finest purveyors of Viking folk metal, Claim The Throne have been building their empire for over a decade. The Perth quintet will be treating their hometown crowd to a very rare, very special acoustic set of their classics.
Bringing Stormrider 2017 to an epic close, Perth trio Agnesis will deliver a set of prog/alt metal goodness at the official after party kicking off at midnight!
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Badlands Bar: 1/3 Aberdeen St, Perth, W.A.
Doors Open 6.00pm
Tickets on sale from oztix.com.au/stormrider-festival
Ample parking & next door to McIver train station
Food truck on site & all drinks are $5 during happy hour
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