Saturday, September 25th will make the launch of a very important artifact chronicling the history of the heavy metal music scene in the greater Toronto, Ontario area. On that day, UXB Press will be releasing their newest book, entitled Eve Of Darkness: Toronto Metal in the ’80s. This book is a massive, painstakingly put together tome dedicated to the city’s burgeoning heavy scene during its heyday.
Want to see Canadian history come to life? One of Canada’s premier thrash exports, Razor, is slicing through Hamilton so tonight is a must-attend…
Hellbound.ca turned 5 years old earlier this month and we’re ready to celebrate! Wow, I sometimes find it hard to imagine that this little…
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You keep asking when it’s coming back, so here it is. Here is what the staff of Hellbound.ca has been enjoying during the months of July and August 2013.
It’s been a long time, but here’s what happened this week on Witchfinder Radio. Find out more about the show by heading to http://www.facebook.com/witcfhinderradio
Hellbound Metal: “A day later than usual, but here is Sunday night’s playlist! We had all three hosts in on the show on Sunday night – for at least 20 minutes at the same time even. Sean was late getting to the show and Albert needed to leave early, so we only had all the team in for a little bit but it was a good show regardless.”
I’ve been living and attending concerts in Toronto for over seven years now, so it’s safe to say I’ve seen a few local bands who got big well before they were known commodities. But now, I can even say I’ve seen a band from Hamilton go from the Toronto scene to the national stage. That band just happens to be called Monster Truck.
What Titans Eve has managed to do with an album based on hardship is inject an air of triumph into their catchy delivery. The uplifting nature that saturates the album brings hope that no matter what we face in our lives, all our life apocalypses, the strength to rise above them is within us all.
“If you’re a fan of extreme metal and you live in North America, it’s likely that you have a strong impulse to attend the continent’s biggest annual festival: Maryland Deathfest. Actually attending the fest, however, isn’t always possible, especially if you live thousands of miles away.”
Part two of Jay H. Gorania’s recap of Maryland Deathfest 2012, with live photos by Albert Mansour.
“This is a mutual strength for Kudlow and Reiner, who are sons of Holocaust survivors. Kudlow believes that “no matter how much money you make, there is never a means to an end” as it is not something one can derive satisfaction from.
Being thrown into a heavy metal abyss in the 80s without a producer, manager or financial support, the band needed extra assistance, but faced challenges with a resilient independence.
“We didn’t have all of that but we still had to survive,” Reiner says. “Through struggle, we enjoyed it.””
Hellbound contributing writer Ola Mazzuca interviews Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner from Canadian metal legends Anvil about how endurance, never giving up and sticking to their guns has helped the Toronto band regain the success they so rightfully deserve. All photography by Frank Mazzuca.