Proceeds from the June 30-July 1 event go to Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter and more.
Canada’s Metalocalypstick -- a portmanteau of metal, local, lipstick and apocalypse -- is an apropos name for a Rocky Mountain music festival with a lineup of metal acts with female singers and musicians.
Taking place on Canada Day weekend (June 30 and July 1) in Lone Butte Community Hall, with on-site camping in the quiet volcanic-neck town of Lone Butte, British Columbia, Metalocalypstick was set up three years ago as a nonprofit to support woman in metal, punk, hardcore and heavy genres. The organization describes itself as a foundation "all about gender equality, yet we want to promote how awesome it is when females and males work together and celebrate our differences."
June 30 features Cabrakaan, Obsidian, Siren's Rain, The Vth Circle, Breaking The Silent, This Is The Silence, Heron, Disturb The Dead, Sugarwash and Crimson Caliber, with DelDesierto, Kosm, Anarcheon, At Dawn's Edge, Juliet Ruin, Forsaken Rite, Violent Betty, Opus Arise, Ophelia Falling and Syryn performing on July 1. Save for Cabrakaan and DelDesierto, who hail from Mexico, and Siren's Rain, from the U.S., the lineup is predominantly Canadian.