On April 29th and 30th ,2016 Canada's Extreme Metal Radio had it's very first metal festival at Overtime Sports Bar in Calgary, AB. The two nights would feature some of Alberta’s most extreme metal bands with Friday night headliner Van Halst and Saturday’s Vile Insignia with guest bands to join on the bill..


CEMR founder Chris Coutts comments:


“CEMR was developed on the idea of supporting Canadian metal and have been doing so via our online station, that being said we organized this two night fest to showcase metal to Calgary where I’m based out plus help our friends at Overtime Sports Bar get back on the radar of the metal scene where they deserve to be alongside other venues in the city.” 

Following  year a second one took place at Nite Owl venue in Calgary as well with such Bands as Planet Eater,Display Of Decay an Terrifier along with many others who performed