This reviewer was introduced to metal during the volcanic phase of heavy music’s geologic shift in the late 80s/early 90s, which gave rise to thrash, death, and various other metal subgenres; so, by this point roughly […]
Last week the members of local folk metal horde Trollband ventured out from beneath their various bridges and cave-dwellings to regain their honour after an apparently rocky previous performance. In a […]
Vancouver remains the natural habitat for one of Canada’s best-kept secrets of innovative doom, commonly known as Heron. Guest contributor Milton Stille spoke with the band about its origins, evolution, and creative […]
When Mayhem originally released De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in 1994 the album quickly became a touchstone amidst the second wave of black metal. The razor-sharp guitars of the genre’s first […]
We haven’t covered a lot of progressive metal shows but this lineup was so enticing that we jumped at the chance to catch the show. There must be something going […]
Crackwhore remains one of Vancouver’s best-kept musical secrets: grindcore at its best!
Our coverage of black metal in 2017 begins at a time that will undoubtedly be remembered as a dark, dark day for our neighbours to the south – the inauguration of […]