Zombitrol is back in the swing of things with upcoming shows from our friends in AMY/DC and The Be Sharps. Plus a brand new interview with acclaimed industrial one-man-band Author & Punisher

Fresh off their tour with Mutoid Man, Athens/Atlanta progressive, mostly-instrumental trio Lazer/Wulf return to Toronto this Thursday, December 6th for a headlining performance at Coalition: T.O! With a wide range of influences like thrash, prog, funk, and sludge, this will definitely be a mind-bending experience for the uninitiated. Their critically-acclaimed album, The Beast of Left and Right, is purported to be palindromic, that is to say it sounds the same played backwards. You can listen to the full album here
 
Main support comes from their fellow instrumental Georgians Double Ferrari (featuring members of Bit Brigade). Toronto’s beloved post-metal legends Kosmograd will play a special closing set after Lazer/Wulf, and breakout grind superstars Battlebear will open.
 
Thursday, December 6th
Coalition TO
282 Augusta Ave.
$10 at the door / 9PM / 19+
 


Poster by Jen Pilles

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Rab Bash. We raised $1,400 for North Toronto Cat Rescue! I’ve also posted interviews with Montreal deathcore legends Despised Icon, bluesman Steve Strongman, and melodic metallers Wovenwar.

Screen Shot from ANTIFA Video

A couple weeks back, the final night of Montreal’s Messe des Morts Festival was besieged by a group of anti-fascist protesters who turned out in full force to oppose the evening’s headliner, the Polish Pagan black metal band Graveland. The band, who is touring for the first time in their twenty five year history, is led by Rob "Darken" Fudali, a man who in the past has made statements affiliating himself with Nazism, and who has a reputation as one of the more significant extreme right-wing personalities in the metal scene. Labeling the whole event as racist, the protesters used smoke bombs and other violent tactics, and were able to have the show shut down. Many of the concert-goers targeted by the protesters were visible minorities, and were also accused of being Nazis. In the aftermath of these events and some spirited discussions on social media, the fine folks at Metal Insider reached out to me for my thoughts, and I had many. Read my editorial "Fascism and Blasphemy: Thoughts On Messe des Morts, Graveland, and ANTIFA" over at MetalInsider.net