Photo courtesy of Metal Blade Records
I’ve just posted a new interview with vocalist Travis Ryan of San Diego death metallers Cattle Decapitation for Alan Cross’ A Journal of Musical Things. They’ve been labeled a vegan/vegetarian band so we chat about their supposed political activism as well as the evolution of their avant-garde sound. You can check it out in the Interviews section.
Poster by Jen Pilles
Zombitrol Productions presents the Toronto return of Fuck The Facts promoting their latest album Desire Will Rot. Through numerous releases and hard gigging the Ottawa band has become one of the most respected Canadian acts in the international metal underground, with notable performances at Maryland Deathfest and Obscene Extreme Montreal. They were also nominated for a Juno in 2012 and were featured on the cover of Exclaim! magazine in 2008. Desire Will Rot is their first self-released full length album since their highly successful stint on Relapse Records.
With special guests:
Flying Fortress (Pembroke) - This bass/drum duo is made of up to two thirds of cult favourites Goat Horn and play a sound that’s self-described as “crusty thrash rock.” They’ve just released their second full length album Dirty Rain.
Völur (Toronto) - One of the city’s fastest rising bands, this trio plays a unique combination of folk music and doom metal featuring violin and upright bass. The band also shares a member with occult hard rock superstars Blood Ceremony. Their latest full length album is 2014’s Disir.
Opening the show will be Toronto one-man harsh noise/grind project Goth Girl.
Friday, Januray 15 at 9:00pm
Coalition: 282 Augusta Ave, Toronto
Photo by Vince Edwards
Check out my latest interview for Alan Cross’ A Journal of Musical Things with Madonna’s metal guitarist Monte Pittman where we talk about how playing for the Queen of pop is similar to playing for his old band Prong. Plus guess what Slayer song Madonna jams out in the rehearsal room?
Photo by Chris Tung
I've just published my coverage from the Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2015 featuring interviews with Shattered Sun, Sworn In, and Hellyeah. Plus bonus photos of Slayer and King Diamond. Check it out in the Interviews section.