Black Wizard

Black Wizard – New Waste

It’s not everyday you have the opportunity to listen to music that’s straight from the heart, fun and by musicians that wear their influences…

Astrakhan – The Pillarist EP

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.

Black Wizard – Young Wisdom (2)

Hellbound Metal: “Young Wisdom is the perfect showcase of a ravenous young band that’s been doing everything right – cutting its teeth on the local live scene, building its audience, generating its buzz, and now the time has come to unleash their magic upon the world.”

RIFFS NOT RIOTS @ Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver BC, July 13, 2011

“While the Stanley Cup Riot of 2011 will be neither forgiven nor forgotten any time soon, it was heartening to see Vancouver’s metal scene step up and do their part to help soothe some of the sting the city’s been feeling since that night. I also got my eyes opened – there are a lot of incredible bands in this city”

Rob Hughes and Kyle Harcott review the July 13th RIFFS NOT RIOTS festival that happened in Vancouver. Concert photography by Ted Reckoning.