Canadian MetalFest LOUD AS HELL Announces Its Return For 2021 – July 30 – Aug 1

Western Canada’s decibel-breaking festival LOUD AS HELL is proud to announce its return to the roaring Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds in Drumheller, AB from July 30th to August 1st.

The heavy metal and camping event will feature a celebrated line-up of Western Canada’s top-tier artists over three headbanging days that will be announced in the coming weeks.

Like many music events across Canada, Loud As Hell‘s 2020 production was forced to cancel due to the COVID pandemic. It was scheduled to be their 9th consecutive concert since the first metal jamboree in 2012. Over the years, the festival has hosted hundreds of Canadian and international bands in the prairie badlands. The 2019 edition of Loud As Hell sold out and melted faces off of metalheads who assembled from across the country for its 40 band line-up, which featured Goatwhore, Anciients, Planet Eater, Untimely Demise, Arrival of Autumn.

Loud As Hell event organizers have been closely monitoring guidelines and updates from Alberta’s provincial government. The most recent announcement from officials to fully open up the province on July 1st as part of their Stage 3 planning that states the following:

Stage 3: Two weeks after 70% of Albertans 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) have received at least one dose. Effective July 1st.

  • All restrictions lifted, including the ban on indoor social gatherings.
  • Isolation requirements for confirmed cases of COVID-19 and some protective measures in continuing care settings remain.
  • The general indoor provincial mask mandate will be lifted, but masking may still be required in limited and specific settings.
  • More information will be shared prior to the start of Stage 3.


With this declaration, Loud As Hell representative Geoff Bourrie had this to say about moving forward and producing the 2021 edition of the metalhead gathering.

„WE ARE BACK!!! We all have felt the impact that this pandemic has had on the music industry in Canada and around the globe. Loud As Hell is an integral part of the metal scene here in Alberta. Now with the province recently announcing its reopening plan for summer with festivals included, we are officially back for 2021. It just makes sense for us to help be that spark that the music scene needs to kick off the summer.”

Advance weekend passes with camping included will be available for $140 CAD at the following link as of Monday, June 28th: 

2020 weekend passes that were purchased will be honoured for Loud As Hell 2021.

Video – Goatwhore @ Loud As Hell 2019:

Video – Anciients @ Loud As Hell 2019:

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LOUD AS HELL 2021 will be celebrating its ninth festival event presented by Loud As Hell Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Prairie Fire Events, and Asher Media Relations. LAH always works their hardest to deliver the best lineup in the West ready to melt your face off. Featuring bands from across Western Canada and beyond, you won’t want to miss any of it. And don’t forget about their freak shows, burlesque dancers, clinics, vendors and dinosaurs! 

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What the press is saying:
„Western Canada’s loudest heavy metal festival brings fans to town more known for dinos than drum solos.” – CBC Calgary

„Loud as Hell – one of Canada’s top underground metal festivals – was a metal family reunion. If you walked around the grounds, where tents covered the landscape like flowers, you would experience concert goers laughing, hugging and just enjoying the moment. The music played non-stop and the people were some of the best you’ll meet. What else do you need? If you’re a metal head fan, mark it down for next year because this is a concert you don’t want to miss.” – Blackfalds Life

„Headbanger alert: Loud As Hell festival to ramp up the volume” – Calgary Herald

„Nevermind the bug spray and sun tan lotion, as August approaches Drumheller residents should stock up on earplugs.” – Calgary Herald

„Loud As Hell returns to the southern Alberta city for its seventh year and as its name implies, will rock the city to its core.” – Calgary Herald

„Loud as Hell has celebrated eight years in the Badlands to date, with acts from all over the world-shattering the peace and quiet of the hills in a camping and music extravaganza.” – Hanna Herald

„Drumheller with its dinosaur bones is the site of the annual Loud as Hell heavy metal festival Friday through Sunday. Dozens of the heaviest bands known to Man will be taking the stage, many of them Canadian” – Gig City

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HEAVY HIGHWAY reveal album title, cover and first single

Cluj-Napoca, Romania based Proto Heavy Metal band HEAVY HIGHWAY reveal the title and cover of their debut full-length album. Wires will feature 6 tracks and is scheduled for a Summer/Autumn release via Loud Rage Music, and the first single taken off of it is Burning, now streaming here:

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Here’s what Razvan, the man behind HEAVY HIGHWAY had to say about the album: “The band is pleased to announce you that the recording and the mastering of the first album is finally done! The album is going to be called “Wires“, it features 6 tracks and I have to say I’m pretty satisfied of the final result, considering the problems encountered during the process.
I would like to thank my good friend Cucerzan Florin for helping me out with the recording, also Buhatel Ovidiu and Cristian Buhatel, and everyone who supported the band and still keeps on doing it.”

HEAVY HIGHWAY is a Romanian Heavy Metal band started in September 2014 by Razvan Ovidiu Preja, after his experiences in Italy with previous bands HI-GH and Hastighed. The band name was chosen, in fact, to unite the two „H”s from the previous bands so Razvan considered that HEAVY HIGHWAY was the most suitable name in this sense.

After a year activating as trio in Tarnaveni with brothers Florin and Tiberiu Cucerzan from the band Autograf and releasing 2 independent EPs, Razvan decides to move to Cluj-Napoca and HEAVY HIGHWAY, at this point, becomes a one-man studio band.

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