Armifera is a progressive thrash metal band based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Inspired by stories of war, deception and the power hungry who pull the strings behind world events, our first album Eradication is old school thrash metal aggression tempered with modern progressive melody. The song for their first official video “Iron Entities” tells the true story of a WW2 tank battle between Allied and Nazi forces. The title track on their recently released album 'Eradication' is a straight up in your face anthem on the brutality of war and total devastation.
We spent our first years establishing ourselves around Alberta as high-octane performers, playing various festivals and anywhere we could have fun. In between starting mosh pits (sometimes on stage), we spent some time in 2011 filming scenes for a feature in an independent horror film titled 'Heavy Metal Horror'. Later that year, rhythm guitarist Richard would move to Ontario and the band would recruit guitar player Jordan Tuttle to fill the void. With the final addition of Patrick Kennedy on bass, Armifera began recording their first album, later released in May of 2013 on the HPGD Productions label.
Since the release of Eradication, the band has been playing the indie circuits including favorite summer festivals such as Loud as Hell, Farmageddon Open Air and Alberta's Own. The past few years have been challenging - for everyone, not just us - and we're happy to say we've emerged from the lockdowns with a new arsenal of songs ready to hit the stage.
The Hidden Order:
The Hidden Order otherwise known as The Brotherhood of the Watchers was formed in the middle ages by various members of other secret societies. Their aim was to observe and record the secret motivations and manipulations going on behind the scenes of what we know as history. Seekers of truth, the Brotherhood fight to expose the real story. They fight against the passive acceptance of what makes it through main stream media and in to the "official" history books, encouraging people to question what they're fed and to seek deeper answers.