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HYPERSPACE METALFEST (Vancouver, BC) Announces 2024 Lineup Additions TYMO and Kayas w/ Týr, Flotsam and Jetsam, Skelator, Trollfest, Aether Realm, Iron Kingdom and more!


Hyperspace Metal Festival returns for its 5th edition after selling out its first two of three nights during its 2023 event. Their forthcoming 2024 lineup is their most epic to date to be hosted from April 11th to 13th in Vancouver, BC at Wise Hall and Rickshaw Theatre. The lineup will feature headliners Týr, Flotsam and Jetsam, and Skeletor along with additions of Trollfest, The Dread Crew of Oddwood to join Ather Realm, Iron Kingdom, and more out of the 15 bands performing over the three nights.


Festival organizer Joey Hockin of Journeyman Productions adds:

"Here we go with another Hyperspace Metal Festival, and this is the biggest one yet! I feel like this is a dream lineup for us, one that we've been working towards since the inception of the festival! Unfortunately, Transgressive has had to drop out of the lineup. We hope to have them in 2025! We couldn't have come nearly this far without the incredible support we've received from the power metal community. So, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN! See you in April!"

Hailing from the Faroe Islands, Týr has been performing Viking and folk metal since first forming in 1998. The band will be supporting their upcoming 2024 album "Battle Ballads" being released by Metal Balde Records. The album follows their 2022 live record "A Night at the Nordic House" and their eighth full-length "Hel" (2019). Music Video - "Ragnars Kvæði" - https://youtu.be/Us-NTwC3vOM​


Legends in their own right, Phoenix, AZ's Flotsam and Jetsam have been rumbling thrash around the world since their beginnings in the early 80s' touring alongside every heavyweight known in metal. They have released fourteen studio albums in their career, with the latest being 2021's Blood in the Water (AFM Records). No filler, all killer, “Blood in the Water” is once again mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (U.D.O., Volbeat, Amaranthe, Powerwolf) and sees Flotsam and Jetsam exploding with creativity, moving forward but nodding to their past. Watch their music video "Brace For Impact" - https://youtu.be/BSG9CLAH5Wc​


Seattle, WA's Skelator are all speed and no need for posers with their epic heavy and thrash metal spirit conquering fans for 20 years. Over the span of their career, they have shared with fans six full-lengths and two EPs, their latest "Blood Empire" was released in 2022 from Gates of Hell Records. Music Video - "Good Day To Die" - https://youtu.be/flltOMjU80Y​


From Oslo, Norway, pioneers of true Norwegian Balkan Metal, Trollfest are all fun, with titles such as "All Drinks On Me", "Piña Colada" "Twenty Mile and Hour" and "Flamingo Libre" among many many more from their 10 album discography. Their latest ‘Flamingo Overlord’ (Napalm Records) was released in 2022. The band makes sure their tracks have the highest possible singalong factor and are guaranteed to make you stomp your feet and sing yourself hoarse while sharing the best of times with your finest friends. Music Video - "All Drinks On Me ft. Jonne Järvelä from Korpiklaani" - https://youtu.be/S4bV4RDgkSI​


The Dread Crew of Oddwood is an acoustic pirate band from San Diego, CA. They play a combination of folk music, heavy metal, and traditional Celtic music. The band performs using only traditional and acoustic instruments, including the accordion, mandolin, tin whistle, bouzouki, toy piano, and stand-up bass. They have unleashed four self-released albums, their latest being "Lawful Evil" (2016). Lyric Video - Raise Your Pints - https://youtu.be/P_ZEl3zT6qA​


Hailing from Greenville, North Carolina's Æther Realm is set to unleash their blend of melodic death metal and folk metal, with lyrical themes of fantasy and mythology. They are joined by festival alumni local Vancouver heavy metal warriors Iron Kingdom, who have been touring hard for their new and fifth album “The Blood Of Creation” (Music Video - Queen of The Crystal Throne - https://youtu.be/YyhEutgL9gI).


The Metal Temple has described them as "A distinctively distinguished experience in Heavy Metal... an injection in infectiously venomous momentum most definitely deserves interest - do check it out." Making their first appearance at HMF will be Borealis, a power/progressive metal band from Orangeville, Ontario. Their latest album "Illusions" has gotten praise from across the metal community, My Global Mind has stated "Borealis have proven themselves to be one of the most consistent bands when it comes to producing excellent dark power/prog metal, and this album is no exception, standing as possibly their best work to date. Longtime fans should be very pleased with this album, and newcomers are highly recommended to start with this album." Other bands joining the lineup will be Odinfist (Okanagan, BC), Naitaka (Kelowna, BC), and Calgary's Osyron, Syryn and Balrogath.


Hyperspace Metal Festival V​

April 11-13, 2024

3 Day Pass - $90

Thursday - The Wise Hall - 1882 Adanac St, Vancouver

Doors 6PM $30

Friday & Saturday - Rickshaw Theatre - 254 E Hastings, Vancouver

Doors 7PM $40

Tickets are on sale at - http://hyperspace-v.eventbrite.ca/​

​Thursday, April 11th (The Wise Hall) ​

Skelator

Kayas

Syryn

Naitaka

Tymo

​Friday, April 12th (Rickshaw Theatre) ​

Tyr

Trollfest

Aether Realm

The Dread Crew Of Oddwood

Balrogath

​Saturday, April 13th (Rickshaw Theatre) ​

Flotsam and Jetsam

Iron Kingdom

Borealis

Osyron

Odinfist

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