Band Submissions Now Open For 2017 Black Mourning Light Fest (Edmonton, AB)

Band Submissions Now Open For 2017 Black Mourning Light Fest (Edmonton, AB)

(photo credit: Shane Lange – Factory Worker Media)

2017 Edition
October 7, 2017
Edmonton, AB

      Edmonton, AB based black and doom metal festival Black Mourning Light presented by Crown of Visery’s have officially launched band submissions for their 2017 edition occurring on October 7th. The 2016 edition held from October 21st to 22nd featured a line up of black, death and doom bands from across Canada plus the USA with UADA, Panzerfaust, Erimha, Helleborus, Idolatry, Display of Decay, Vile Insignia, Hive, Wormwitch, Norilsk, Cell, Holocaust Lord, Nachtterror, Dethgod, Ye Goat-Herd Gods and Hunted By Ravens.

BML organizer Dustin Ekman comments:


I’m sure by now you know exactly what Black Mourning Light Metal Festival is: a festival focused on black metal and doom, with a love of death and darkness. If your band falls under these categories, and you think you’d be a good fit at Black Mourning Light, then please fill out the application form below and I will get back to you after checking out your music.

Please note, that for this, our third year, I am including one major stipulation: a Dropbox link with a folder that contains your band’s logo in a vector format, a 320kbps MP3, and a 300 dpi band promo photo. This is for the festival posters, the promotional video I will be making, and used for print promo of the festival. Not including this link will be grounds for ignoring your application, and not having all the items listed in the folder will be grounds for ignoring your application.

One of the biggest changes we’ve made to the application process for 2017 is the inclusion of the tech rider in the application form. This info will be passed onto our sound tech to make sure your band sounds as good as possible, and to ensure we have all of the gear they need to do their job as good as possible. Although we try our best to have most of everything backlined for Black Mourning Light, please fill out the tech rider section as if we were not backlining a single thing, just for our own ease of understanding your needs. Meaning, inform us of your exact drum/guitar/bass/keys set up, including brands and model numbers for amp heads if possible.

As always, thank you for your interest and support of Black Mourning Light.”

Bands can apply at the following link:   

About BML:

Black Mourning Light Metal Festival is the black metal and doom festival founded by Dustin Ekman of Crown of Viserys. Created to fill a void in Edmonton’s black and doom scene. After two successful years in 2015 and 2016, Black Mourning Light Festival returns for a 2017 edition set for October 7th (venue TBA). The 2017 onslaught will feature bands from across Canada and USA. Those that attended the 2015 inaugural ritual and the 2016 two day mayhem will not be disappointed by 2017, as they can expect a different while similar experience to those events. 

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