I know it’s only February, but this might be the best bill, from top to bottom, I’ll see all year.
Dying Fetus, Incantation, Gatecreeper & Genocide Pact at The Opera House in Toronto, 28 October 2018 Once again Dying Fetus was back in Toronto….
While I don’t wish ill will on anyone, Zakk Wylde’s illness turned out to be a blessing in disguise last night. The bill was originally supposed to be Black Label Society, Corrosion of Conformity and Eyehategod at Rebel Nightclub…
This was a co-headlining gig, with Napalm going on last and both them and the Melvins playing for about an hour. But from my vantage point, I gotta say, the Melvins had a much more punishing pit!
There was not a dud to be found in last night’s lineup, with all four bands complementing each other nicely while not sounding exactly the same. And suffice to say, a PJK-era COC revival was met with much enthusiasm; it’s been a while since I’ve seen so many crowdsurfers at a concert!
A couple years back, I did a list of reasons why I like Matt Pike on my blog. While it didn’t top the list, one thing that always impressed me was the type of talent he always brings on tour. This latest trip was no exception!
Though it had been 15 years since Neurosis last played Toronto, I must confess that I hadn’t waited nearly that long; I caught ’em in Brooklyn in 2012. Nevertheless, it was a rare East Coast performance for the post-sludge godfathers, and one that came with some welcome opening acts–in sharp contrast to that NYC show.
This coming Saturday five bands will step up to compete in Wacken Metal Battle Canada 2014 one last time, each striving to represent their home…
I forgot that our brave legislators only listen to bands like the Eagles and Supertramp. Cuz with their new amendments to the country’s labour laws, Stephen Harper and company are making it so that crusty classic rockers and pre-fabricated pop tarts could be the only artists to ever come to Canada…
Alas, when I saw Ghost the first time around, they only had the debut album to draw from. I was quite surprised at how many kids were both moshing and singing along to the likes of “Elizabeth” and “Satan’s Prayer,” but their performance didn’t strike such a chord with me….