Staff Playlists – January 2020

Another round of recommendations from some of the folks at Hellbound.

Steve Earles

Non-metal: Nektar – The Other Side

Wild Card: The Avengers – not the comic book, the 60s series with Diana
Rigg. What’s not to like?

Gruesome Greg

Listening to: Lowrider – Ode to Io

New release: Lowrider – Refractions

Live: Church of Misery, Black Wizard, Forming the Void @ The Garrison, Feb 18

Non-Metal: The Cranberries – Zombie

Wild card: Chiefs over Niners in the Super Bowl. San Fran’s offence ain’t nothing but a Jimmy G thang…

[editor’s note: Greg made this pick before Super Bowl weekend]

Sarah Riley

Listening to: Windhand – Grief’s Infernal Flower (Relapse Records, 2015). I came to the realization the other day that I’ve listened to this band on a daily basis for the past, at minimum, two years.

New release: Ritual in Ruin – Of Myth and Slander (Nomadic Arts, January 20th, 2020)

Live: Brand Of Sacrifice, Signs Of The Swarm, Inferi, Shadow Of Intent @ Hard Luck Bar, Toronto, January 31st.

Non-Metal:  Lynyrd Skynyrd – I Need You (Second Helping, Sounds of the South, 1974)

Wild card: Chicken Parmesan on a Waffle from Cluck Clucks in Toronto, absolute insanity.

Laura Wiebe

Listening to: Jolly – Family

New release: Aerial Ruin/Panopticon – Split

Non-Metal (that feels like metal): Raphael Weinroth-Browne – Worlds Within

Wild card: I’m pretty old to be visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame for the first time, but I just did. I’m now super interested in learning everything I can about Angela James.