By Steve Earles It was unlikely that Cathedral guitar legend Gaz Jennings would go into premature retirement with the demise of the already much-missed…
Black Sabbath’s 13 might not have Bill Ward on drums, but this album does. Well, the first four songs of it, anyways. Seems that Bill Sabbath was slumming around back in ’83 when he hooked up with some cat named Mezmercardo for some session work, and the rest was buried in history… until now.
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Laura Wiebe reviews the December 7th album release party performance by Hamilton metal veterans Varga at Club Absinthe. Live photos by Adam Wills
From the black metal roar of “The Tower” to the melancholic beauty of “The Seat of Severence”, Obsian is a complex and flowing work. As elaborate as it can be, it’s simple in how it forces the basest of human emotion to rise to the surface and dominate the experience. It’s a masterwork that continues to reveal the layers of its bleakness with warmth rather than cold.
There is definitely a cleaner, crisper sound on this one, the band seemingly going for a more widespread appeal, but without entirely abandoning its roots. Put it this way: Whales and Leeches is the album Queens of the Stone Age shouldda put out this year.
Earlier this fall Hellbound’s Renee Trotier caught up with Skeletonwitch bassist Evan Linger after their recent show at Toronto’s Mod Club. Together they discuss the band’s new album Serpents Unleashed, touring, Canadian bands, horror movies, shampoo and who would win a wrestling match between a grizzly and a gorilla. Click the link for all of the action
For a band that has only been together a couple years, the chemistry is incredible. They’re already crafting their art in such grand fashion that before long they’ll be forcing the bands now considered influences to up their game.
Matt Hinch compares the new Iron Maiden “Trooper” beer to the recently released AC/DC brew in a Band Brand Beer Battle
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