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Dethbridge Psyk-o-fest
Sun, May 18


Time: 7 p.m.

Cover: $20 in advance, $30 at the door

The Bloody Maple Leaf isstoked to announce the first Dethbridge PsykoFest. featuring:


The groundwork for what has become the relentlessly-touring sonic assault known as The Koffin Kats was laid near Detroit, Michigan when Vic Victor (Lead Vocalist, Upright Bass) joined forces with long-time friend Tommy Koffin (Guitar). After adding Damian Detroit (Drums) the band kicked off in June 2003, stopping for nothing. Now, with over ten years of touring internationally and over two thousand live shows, the touring trio’s current home is out on the open road.

The Koffin Kats began by putting together songs with such subjects as dealing with the horrors of the real world, as well as Science Fiction. The band started in small local bars playing for beer, hoping for gas money, and eventually made their way out of the Midwest. The next couple of years contained positives including numerous North American tours, and negatives concerning changes at the drumming position. During this time they released their first three albums: Koffin Kats (2003), Inhumane (2005), and Straying From The Pack (2006).

The three album releases and their supporting tours gained attention for The Koffin Kats and helped get the band noticed in the wide world of punk and psychobilly. In 2007 Vic and Tommy connected with drummer Eric “E-Ball” Walls to record the band’s fourth studio album, Drunk In The Daylight (2008), and catalyzed what the band is now known for: love for their fans and the road, and playing everywhere for everyone willing to watch and listen.

In the years following the release of Drunk In The Daylight, The Koffin Kats have established their name performing in Europe, and have also been included on tours with some of the tops acts in psychobilly, including, but not limited to, Mad Sin, Nekromantix, and The Meteors. In 2009 the trio released their fifth studio album, Forever For Hire, and Tommy departed at the year’s end to pursue a normal life. Shortly thereafter, “EZ” Ian Jarrell took over the guitarist position and joined the band on tour. While on the road they worked on the material that would become featured on their split album with fellow psychobilly act 12 Step Rebels, From Our Hands To Yours (2011).

THE PREYING SAINTS are an Edmonton rock band.
Paul Balanchuk -- vocals Fernando Llanes -- upright bass Ryan 2 Stix -- drums Greg Stefishen -- guitar



The Parapsychotic take psychobilly to an entirely different and crazy level. Going beyond the standard slap scales and boogies, and past the countryesque twanging, the Parapsychotic literally raise the dead to mosh and thrash harder and meaner than most. The Parapsychotic put the psycho back in Psychobilly. Originally the side solo project of Revrend Whitetrash since 2004, The Parapsychotic materialized as a full band late last year, with Magus (Bitchsplitter, Squidlord) on Axe, Rev (Bitchsplitter, Daemos) on Upright Bass, MKLavey on drums and Jizzus Xryst Ballz coming into the fold shortly after to complete the lineup on vox. The Parapsychotic embrace the roots of punk rock and psychobilly, but mix it with an insane death metal and thrash element, and an occult twist that brings the whole thing to a new level of crazy parapsychobilly thrash. We are the new flesh! 


Lead Vocals/ Guitar - Slick
Bass Guitar/ Vocals- Colby Caustic

Abuse of Substance Bio....
In the summer of 2013, These 3 said "Fuck it" & put together what is now known as Abuse of Substance. -Canadian Street PunX-
With influence coming from the sounds of American Street Punk & Japanese Pogo. This Edmonton based band Has been pushing forward since hitting the scene & becoming one of the more active & well known bands in the City. With not much of a scene happening within their town These guys are continuously hitting the road & getting their name out there with every show they play.




Bob Scallywag: Raspy voice and 6 Strings
Josh Scallywag: Not Very Loud Yelling and 4 Strings
GG Scallywag: Quiet Yelling and Noise Makers
Brody Scallywag: Roadie
Deathbridge's number one street punk Oi band! Back and better than ever.



The Mangy Mutts are a roots/string/jug band haling from Taber Hellberta.

The open chords and progressions of folk, shit stompin, hoot n’ holler rythm section of a string band on meth, the speed, attack and stage presence of metal. A crossover performance for the open minded party bunch.

@ the Vent in Coaldale

$20 dollar advance tix will be available at:

Jaded Body Arts Inc
507, 5th St, South, Dethbridge

The Vent
1814, 20th Ave, Coaldale

Charmed Import & Gift Shoppe
5307, 48th Ave, Taber

If you don't get a ticket, the cover at the door is $30, so go out and support the local businesses and support the rare and obscure event these bands will bring you.

Doors at 6pm, 1st band at 7pm. Show up early and catch the great local talent then get most pist with the Skellys, The Saints, and the KATS!!!

We hope to turn Psyk-O-Fest into an annual thing and bring some really cool bands to the area so come on out and rip it up!


The Vent
1814 20 Ave
T1M 1N1
Country: ca


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