Metalocalypstick Fest releases FREE digital sample

The countdown is on to Metalocalypstick Fest. This outdoor festival based out in the beautiful Western Rockies celebrates women within the punk and metal scene. To promote the 2017 festival line-up, they have released a FREE digital sample “Metal Queens Vol.1” which features notable acts such as Violent Betty, Cabrakaan, Massive Scar Era and more. […]


Album: Deadweight Release Date: May 5, 2017 Download Genre: Metal Seven years since their debut album, SLAGDUSTER is back with their new album Deadweight. The album definitely shows that the band has evolved their sound. Advancing with a more  complex and much heavier style with the likes of Goijira, Meshuggah and The Dillinger Escape Plan. […]

Photo Review – Uforia, Shadow of Everest & Impact Eleven

Show: Shadow of Everest, Euphoria, Impact Eleven When: May 2, 2017 Where: Gus’ Pub, Halifax NS It was standing room only at Gus’ Pub on a Tuesday night with three great bands filling up the venue with loud rock and roll. Both Shadow of Everest and Impact Eleven were the local supporting bands for Toronto […]

Canadian Beats Passport – Photo Review – In This Moment

When: April 12, 2017 Venue: Danforth Music Hall Where: Toronto, Ontario There are some bands that you know just from looking at an album cover will be a dream to shoot. Such is the case with Swedish metal act Avatar, a band whom I have been wanting in front of my camera from almost the […]

Shredmonton is back from it’s second year

Shredmonton is back for it’s second year and its bigger and heavier then ever. For three days, Edmonton hosts some of the heaviest acts from across Canada. From May 12-May 14 Unleash The Archers (Vancouver), Psychotic Gardening (Winnipeg), and Bleed (Edmonton) will headline the Mercury Room alongside other acts such as; Days I Die (Calgary), […]

Review – Ninjaspy

Album: Spüken Release Date: April 14, 2017 Download Genre: Ninjaspy! Ninjaspy! Ninjaspy! (spoken to the cadence of Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!) One Line Review:  Vancouver based hardcore, multi-influenced, multi-arrangement phenomenon Ninjaspy reaffirm how the band one currently plays in, is as well as most of the bands that one likes, are lame. Full Review: It is one thing […]

Review – Dead Tired

Album: Vol. Two Release Date: April 7, 2017 Download Genre: Rock/Metal Dead Tired released their EP this month called, Vol. Two. It is a three track EP, but it isn’t lacking anything you would look for in a metal album. The first track, “Hear Comes the Fall” I think embodies the best parts about this […]