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SHREDMONTON 2016 Festival/Conference Line Up Announced

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 5:47 AM


May 6, 7

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Prairie Fire Events Ltd is proud to announce the launch of the official Farmageddon Open Air indoor sister festival SHREDMONTON Metal Festival and Conference and its Friday, May 7th and Saturday, May 6th line up with Sunday, May 8th to be unveiled at a later date.

Featuring over 20 bands over the course of 3 days at The Starlite Room and The Brixx Bar and Grill (same building), as well as a multi-room industry based conference located at the Shaw Conference Center. The line up consists of an ultra heavy hitting bill that includes headliners American extreme metal titans GOATWHORE, Finnish power metallers THUNDERSTONE along with some of Western Canada's best including Disciples of Power, Planet Eater, Scythia, Tylor Dory Trio, Every Hour Kills among many more! Plus clinics by Tylor Dory (Tylor Dory Trio), Tim Waterson and panels at the Shaw Conference Center on recording, photography, video production, publicity, media relations, journalism, and concert promotion / talent buying for festivals / venues with music industry professionals from across Canada.

TICKETS: http://shredmonton.com/tickets/

SHREDPASS (Limited quantity) - $100.00

Access to all FIVE shows, PLUS the conference. Includes a special memento, ability to reserve a festival shirt, and a discount voucher to Farmageddon Open Air 2017.

***$100 Early Bird SHREDPASS pricing in effect until the announcement of the Sunday event...approximately Feb 15/16. SHREDPASS Ticket price will increase to $120.00 after Sunday lineup announcement. Any remaining SHREDPASS tickets will again increase to $140.00 starting May 7 2016.***

Single Event Tickets:

Shredmonton Conference @ The Shaw Conference Center (Salon 4) - $30.00

Seminars, discussions, and Q+A sessions with over 20+ industry professionals.

ShrEdmonton Conference and Line Up 2016: http://shredmonton.com/bands/

Venue: Brixx and Starlite Room (same building) (10030 102 St. NW.)

Friday, May 6, 2016 @ The Brixx Bar and Grill - $20.00

  • 5:30pm - Guitar Clinic (Tylor Dory)
  • 6:30pm - Drum Clinic (Tim Waterson)
  • 8pm - Spruce Moose
  • 9pm - Armifera
  • 10pm - The Dead Cold
  • 11pm - Every Hour Kills
Friday, May 6, 2016 @ The Starlite Room - $30.00
  • 8:15pm - Tylor Dory Trio
  • 9:15pm - Trollband
  • 10:15pm - With Malice
  • 11:15pm - Quietus
  • 12:15am - Disciples Of Power
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ The Brixx Bar and Grill - $20.00
  • 7pm - Juliet Ruin
  • 8pm - Mongol
  • 9pm - Shocker
  • 10pm - Noire
  • 11pm - Planet Eater
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ The Starlite Room - $35.00
  • 7:15pm - WMD
  • 8:15pm - Mortillery
  • 9:15pm - Sleeping In Traffic
  • 10:15pm - Scythia
  • 11:15pm - Thunderstone
  • 12:30am - Goatwhore
Conference Schedule:

Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ Shaw Conference Center – Salon 4 (9797 Jasper Ave NW.)

Panelists and seminars will cover a wide range of skills, markets, and issues in the music industry and topics/agendas will be geared towards further educating the Canadian heavy metal scene about its inner workings. The main panel will feature an eye opening discussion on how the Alberta metal community can break down barriers, grow relationships, and become an internationally known destination where heavy metal thrives.

10:30 AM Introduction

Tyson Travnik (President) and Robert Kreed (Vice President) of Prairie Fire Events, will be greeting you with a warm welcome to the conference and a summary of what is to be expected during the conference. You will also be introduced to the Master of Ceremonies for the conference, the one and only, Cory Bosse.

11:00 AM Recording and Live Production

Want to learn how to save money to record your next album? Still on that hunt for the “perfect” guitar tone? Want to get into recording or doing live sound professionally, but don't know where to start? Here's a chance to hear from professionals from around the globe, who will address these questions, and many more!

12:00 PM - Photography and Videography

What makes a promo shoot, a GOOD promo shoot? What do you need to look for when shopping around for a photographer or cinematographer? What is the importance of the music video in today's industry, and what does it REALLY entail? Recognizable Alberta based professionals are here to help you find out. 1:00 PM – Publicity/Media/Journalism

What does it take to get “big and famous”? How do you grow your fan base? Is it really worth it to spend money on good publicity? These are key points (and more) which will be covered in this seminar.

2:00 PM - – Promotion/Talent Buying/Festivals/Venues

The “big granddaddy” of seminars that you won't want to miss. Addressing the current state of the western Canadian metal scene, and brainstorming what needs to be done as a community to improve it. Anything you've ever wanted to know about promoting events, metal festivals, promoters, or venues will be talked about. This segment will prove to be a huge eye opener for many, and will prove to inspire!

Instrumental Clinics

Brixx Bar and Grill (Included with Conference ticket and Shredpass)

5:30 PM – Guitar Clinic with Tylor Dory and Guests

Learn some of the wizardry behind some of Alberta's most iconic metal guitarists, and how to incorporate it into your own playing. Entertainment and education guaranteed!

6:30 PM – Drum Clinic with Tim Waterson

As one of the fastest double bass drum players in the world, watching Tim Waterson play is something that cannot be described, but has to be witnessed to be appreciated. Noting key points from his instructional DVD Techniques, Motions And Applications For Bass Drum Playing, Tim will demonstrate how to improve a skill that has proven to be a notable backbone of heavy metal music.

For more info, visit www.ShrEdmonton.com.


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