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Matt Chanway – Self-titled – Album Review

Matt Chanway – Self-titled – Album Review

Coming from metal act Assimilation, Vancouver’s Matt Chanway has a lot to live up to on his self-titled solo record. The record shows a lot of amazing ability that metal heads will love and has enough of the style that made greats like Chris Broderick, Greg Howe and George Lynch influence artists like Chanway over [...]

January 17, 2017 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, Metal, Vancouver bands 0

Matchstickmen – From Our Own Ashes – Album Review

Matchstickmen – From Our Own Ashes – Album Review

Want to keep metal relevant? Learn from the best and go from there. On From Our Own Ashes, the bombastic new album from Matchstickmen, the band pulls electricity and flair from bands like Judas Priest, Metallica, Iron Maiden and even modern greats like Muse to create an album with some astonishing compositional prowess. In their [...]

December 29, 2016 Owen Maxwell Album Reviews, International Bands, Metal, UK Bands, Uncategorized 0

Hamilton’s Profaner wins 2nd place at Wacken 2016

Hamilton’s Profaner wins 2nd place at Wacken 2016

Hamilton’s Profaner wins 2nd place at Wacken 2016 Hamilton, ON’s PROFANER conquered the 2016 WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA competition this past June beating out over 100 bands from across the country to be the ‘One Band To Rule Them All’ and perform at the world’s largest metal fest Wacken Open Air 2016 in Wacken, Germany, [...]

August 5, 2016 Darrell Metal, What's Hot 0

Rockfest 2016 Day Two

Rockfest 2016 Day Two

After everyone stumbles back to their tents, Air bnb’s or hotels to get some sleep and recharge a bit, it’s time for day two. Of course, not without the help some good ol’ poutine and egg breakfasts, and maybe a couple Gatorades.  This year’s second day may not have been quite as invigorating and intense as the [...]

July 3, 2016 Lucy Sky 90s Rock, Festivals, Live Music Reviews, Metal, Punk, QC Festivals, Rock, Uncategorized 0

Rockfest 2016 Day One – Nostalgia Edition

Rockfest 2016 Day One – Nostalgia Edition

Another year of Amnesia Rockfest shenanigans has come and passed, and what a year it was. The 11th edition of Montebello, Quebec’s two day festival was jam packed with hugs, tears, fights, and couriously enough, a panda suit here and there. This year was especially a treat for anyone who identifies with the music of [...]

June 29, 2016 Lucy Sky 90s Rock, Canadian Music, Festivals, Indie, Indie Rock, Live Music Reviews, Metal, ON Festivals, Punk, QC Festivals, Toronto bands, What's Hot 0

Prophets announce ‘What I Hide’ release date, summer tour

Prophets announce ‘What I Hide’ release date, summer tour

Hamilton aggressive melodic hardcore four-piece Prophets are releasing their new EP What I Hide on June 21. The record will be four songs for five dollars and available everywhere via the internet. In support of the release Prophets are hitting the road this summer for an extensive North American tour with Victory Records’ Conveyer (U.S.) [...]

June 1, 2016 Griffin Elliot Album Releases, Hamilton Bands, Metal, On Tour, Top News, What's Hot 0

Kennedy and Soul Sucker hit the road this week!

Kennedy and Soul Sucker hit the road this week!

Montreal’s hardcore tyrants Kennedy and London, Ont.’s Soul Sucker are hitting the road this week slaying towns across Quebec and Ontario. Kennedy is one of the most bodacious, hard working and loud bands to come out of La Belle Province and Soul Sucker are some of the loudest kids from the 519 to slay audiences around Ontario. The tour starts TONIGHT in Montreal and concludes Jan. 17 in [...]

January 8, 2016 Griffin Elliot London ON bands, Metal, Montreal bands, On Tour, Uncategorized 0

Black Sabbath Announces Final World Tour

Black Sabbath Announces Final World Tour

Black Sabbath have announced their final tour, to begin January 2016. They will be playing shows in North America, Australia and New Zealand, including three Canadian dates in Vancouver, Hamilton and Montreal. It’s the Beginning of THE END. It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then [...]

September 3, 2015 Griffin Elliot Metal, On Tour, Top News, UK Bands, What's Hot 0

A Skylit Drive at Ritual – Ottawa Live Review

A Skylit Drive at Ritual – Ottawa Live Review

Saturday, August 8, 2015 Ritual’s energy was pure insanity Saturday night as Ottawa welcomed A Skylit Drive’s Michael Labelle back home. Spectrasonic put on a hell of a show as usual with locals Vesuvius (playing their first show), Violent Tides and Of Reverie opening the night and getting the crowd ready. Vesuvius opened the show [...]

August 12, 2015 Griffin Elliot Live Music Reviews, Metal, Ottawa, Ottawa bands, Ottawa Listings, Ottawa live music reviews 0

20 things You Missed at Heavy Montreal 2015

20 things You Missed at Heavy Montreal 2015

20 things You Missed at Heavy Montreal 2015 1. Metal Babies We know that you will no doubt become a great human being when you have been throwing horns in the air at metal festivals since the tender days. We saw dozens of metal babies spread throughout the festival with super cool moms and dads [...]

August 10, 2015 Darrell Festivals, Metal, Montreal, Top News 0

Canada wins Wacken Metal Battle Germany for second time

Canada wins Wacken Metal Battle Germany for second time

Canada wins Wacken Metal Battle Germany – Vesperia is Victorious Now in it’s 11th year the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle gives unsigned metal bands from over 25 countries a chance to compete head to head for the title of WOA Metal Battle champions. Toronto’s Vesperia claimed 1st place, making it the second time in [...]

July 31, 2015 Darrell Metal, What's Hot 0

Backstage With Bands: Rockfest 2015 Day Two

Backstage With Bands: Rockfest 2015 Day Two

Backstage With Bands: How Rockfest has managed to stay successful in the changing festival scene As the pontoon boat I was on turned the river bend my eyes were granted the sight of what my ears had been wondering about since I entered Montebello. One of the aging death metal roadies onboard said, “Great idea [...]

June 30, 2015 Griffin Elliot 90s Rock, Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Editorials, Festivals, Griffins Groove, Metal, QC Festivals, Rock, What's Hot 2

Amnesia Rockfest Day 1 Montreal Live Review

Amnesia Rockfest Day 1 Montreal Live Review

Amnesia Rockfest Day 1 Montreal Live Review Rockfest Day 1 The first day at Montebello’s Rockfest ended with a disappointing headliner performance by Linkin Park, a band that we reviewed very positively last year, but a few very pleasant surprises from other bands. The crowd started dispersing midway through the set, after the band played [...]

June 24, 2015 Andrej Ivanov Festivals, Live Music Reviews, Metal, Montreal, Montreal bands, Montreal Live Music Reviews, Montreal Top News, QC Festivals 1

Wacken Metal Battle Finals at Opera House

Wacken Metal Battle Finals at Opera House

Wacken Metal Battle Finals – Pick Of The Week What: Wacken Metal Battle Finals w/ GOAT HORN ** Special Guest Headliner ** When: Saturday June 6, 2015 – Doors at 7pm Where: The Opera House The final represents Canada’s top six metal talents out of 120 competing bands from ten participating cities. One winner from [...]

June 5, 2015 Darrell Metal, Toronto pick of the week 1 0

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Announces National Final Line Up

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Announces National Final Line Up

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Announces National Final Line Up – June 6th – Toronto @ Opera House Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce the line up for this year’s national final on June 6th in Toronto, ON at Opera House with special guest headliner Goat Horn. The final represents Canada’s top six metal talents out of 120 competing [...]

April 27, 2015 Darrell Metal, What's Hot 0

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