Rush

Steve Flynn of Atheist: The Hellbound Interview

“It was horrible. We were not well-received at all. People would throw dog food at us. People called us pussy metal.”

On the eve of the release of their excellent comeback album Jupiter, Justin M. Norton speaks with ATHEIST drummer and co-founder Steve Flynn about their early years, the re-emergence of the band and their exciting new album.

Rush @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto ON, July 13, 2010

I’m not a huge fan of bands doing albums in their entirety, but when the album is freaking Moving Pictures, the band is Rush, and it only makes up about a third of the show, how can you say no?

Sean Palmerston recaps the July 13th hometown performance of RUSH at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre as part of their 2010 Time Machine North American tour. Concert photos by Adam Wills.

The Hellbound Interview: Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen of Banger Films

“Beyond The Lighted Stage was actually shot over quite a long period. The first work on the film goes back to October 2007. We were working on it and then while we were into it, we got the go ahead from Iron Maiden to film Flight 666. So, we had to go to Rush and their management and make sure that it was okay to put the filming on hold, which they agreed to.

We started again doing things after Flight 666 was finished and we worked right up until this year. The last interview for the film was completed in early 2010, so it was more than two-and-a-half years work, on and off, on the film.”

Sean Palmerston in conversation with Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen of Banger Films about their new movie Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage

Staff/Guest Picks: Favourite Rush Song of All-Time

Happy Canada Day! July 1st is our nation’s official birthday here in Canada, so we thought we’d try to do something to pay honour to arguably the greatest and most famous band that our ten provinces and three territories have given birth to. We asked Hellbound’s regular contributors to write a paragraph or two about their favourite Rush album of all time, the results of which follow below. we also asked some guests, all of which are Rush fans, to chime in with theirs too. All of the albums mentioned are indeed worthy of the nod and worth checking out if you have never heard them before.

Photo Gallery: Rush by Steve Truglio

Steve Truglio is a professional photographer from the USA who has had his shots appear in publications such as The Aquarian and Metal Maniacs, as well as a number of albums by Clutch. One of Steve’s favourite bands of all time is Rush and he has been lucky enough to shoot them live a number of times over the years. Steve was nice enough to let us print a photo gallery of some of his favourite Rush pics he has taken, all of which can be seen below.

9 Reviews of… Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage

Much like we did last year with Flight 666 when it was released, we asked our faithful HELLBOUND contributors who have already had a chance to view Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage to write us a review of their viewing experience. Here is a compendium of all the submitted reviews, listed alphabetically by the last name of the writer. We hope you enjoy these individual viewpoints on this super cool documentary film….

Bringing New Energy Back to the Barren Lands: An Interview With Ihsahn

“I like the situation I’m in now with the solo thing. With this last album in the trilogy, it’s kind of a natural development from angL and The Adversary. I think they all kind of tie in together, but After is not the most logical step from the two other albums. It’s so different that it points in another direction and leaves the next one a little open ended.”

On the eve of the release of his new album After, Jonathan Smith speaks to former Emperor front man Ihsahn about his burgeoning solo career, the progressive nature it has taken and the surprising use of saxophone on his latest solo effort.

SACRIFICE Interview On Tonight’s HELLBOUND RADIO

Legendary Toronto thrashers SACRIFICE will be interviewed live on tonight’s November 15th edition of Hellbound Radio on INDI 101. All four members of the band will be present for the interview, which will air live in the greater Hamilton ON area at 9 PM Eastern on 101.5 FM. Those not in the area can also listen to the show online at http://www.indifm.ca or http://radiotime.com/station/s_24659/C1015_FM.aspx .