this opportunity to experience a Neurosis performance – on the cusp of the winter solstice, no less – was a gift that transcends the superficial trappings of the holiday season to celebrate darker truths in the company of a like-minded community. Echoing Aaron Turner’s closing remarks at the end of Sumac’s set, it’s all about love.
Once again the time has come to say farewell to the year that has been and to pause and reflect during this, the longest and darkest night of winter, before the earth […]
Every heavy music fan should be so lucky to witness a live performance by Neurosis at least once in their lifetime but anyone attending the sold-out Vancouver show at Venue […]
Today marks the official commencement of Vancouver’s Covenant Festival, an independent, community-focused celebration of underground heavy music and culture, now in its second year. Time has been in short supply […]
Vancouver has been graced with a number of rare and magical performances this year thanks to the Covenant team, but the first-ever Canadian appearance of neofolk legend Death in June is […]
The autumn equinox: When night and day, delicately balanced in duration, trade shifts so that Day abdicates its summer reign to withdraw in favour of Night’s dominion over the province […]
Granted, King and Araya have been in the trenches a long time and Slayer remains the one band that every metalhead seems to be able to agree on regardless of individual tastes because of the welcome familiarity of those old songs; but one gets the impression from recent interviews that the pair would be just as happy to withdraw from the arena, figuratively and literally, and take a break from touring to focus on other projects. Repentless could be the band’s swan song – a tribute to fallen comrades, and to the metal days of yore – or it may well be the proverbial calm before the storm.