Mike Bax

Mike Bax

Managing Editor, Canada (Kitchener, ON, Canada)
- One day back in 2006, I got drunk with a friend and we decided to start a music magazine. That one lasted a few years. For many reasons, I folded that magazine and immediately started ANOTHER music magazine. That one made it another 6 years. During these many years, I’d run into Chris Gonda a lot. He always said "We should work together." Now we are. We both want global media domination. Full stop.
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"Mogwai Fear Satan", the crushing highlight of any live Mogwai performance tends to run past the 15-minute mark when performed, boasting an earth-shattering crescendo that would have even Kevin Shields covering his ears for the sonic part of the song.
on Dec 14, 2017

10 / 10

No Cross No Crown is an album I feel is the very best album Corrosion Of Conformity has EVER released. I'll even go so far as to say No Cross No Crown will go down as one of the best metal albums in 2018.
on Dec 13, 2017
Gary Numan and his band (Steve Harris, guitars; Tim Muddiman, bass; David Brooks, keyboards and Richard Beasley, drums) laid waste to a sold-out crowd at the Opera House in Toronto.
on Dec 08, 2017
"Having no idea where everything was going" was the very reason I liked the original Twin Peaks run. Go into this series for what it is, 18 episodes of new footage filmed by David Lynch outside of the constraints of mainstream television.
on Dec 04, 2017
Revolting Cocks and Frontline Assembly hit Toronto's Danforth Music Hall on November 19th and it was magical!
on Nov 24, 2017
I only ever wanted to make music. I dreamed of it when I was playing in metal bands as a kid and really never thought it could be a dream I could realize. Once that door was slightly cracked ajar for me, I pushed and clawed my way in and forced that door open wide, to be sure that it wouldn’t ever close.
on Nov 22, 2017
It’s been well over a decade since A Perfect Circle performed in Toronto. Anticipation for tonights Toronto performance at Air Canada Centre was high, especially with the prospect of hearing some new material live.
on Nov 18, 2017
On November 24, 2017, Celldweller will release Beta Cessions: Demos & Rarities but as of today, you can stream “Switchback”!CELLDWELLER Video Premiere “Switchback” (1999 Late Demo) [Exclusive Premiere]
on Nov 16, 2017
A name synonymous with synthesizer music for forty years now, Gary Numan is an artist of unparalleled comparison.
on Nov 15, 2017
It’s hard to say who fans were really here to see tonight. I’d like to think it was the complete package, but even if this wasn't the case, each band delivered a live performance worth seeing.
on Nov 08, 2017
To be clear, there is no such thing as a bad Tori Amos show. Check out our coverage from her recent October 30th show at Toronto's Massey Hall.
on Nov 03, 2017
It was a throwback last Thursday night in Brampton, with Canadian metal acts Lee Aaron and Helix performing together at the Rose Theatre in Brampton, Ontario.
on Nov 02, 2017
What’s going on in the world now more than ever is so crazy. This is a make-or-break time for humanity. Everything from the environment and the weather changes we see now to the politics that are going around. All of the issues with North Korea right now is just very scary. I think the shit is hitting the fan, put it that way.
on Nov 01, 2017
One of the best performances of the day came from The Orwells, also on the Rise Stage. Mario Cuomo, his signature long blond hair now cut short and slicked back, along with his bandmates Dominic Corso, Grant Brinner, Henry Brinner and Matt O'Keefe owned this stage today, oozing their kinetic energy onto the crowd through every song they played.
on Oct 19, 2017
Dead Cross - the most relentless and unforgiving performance of the weekend. Michael Crain (Retox) and Justin Pearson (the Locust, Head Wound City and Retox) along with the mighty Dave Lombardo and Mike Patton blasted their way through 45 minutes of sheer musical fury on the Roots stage at around 3:30 pm.
on Oct 02, 2017
Most Best-Of compilations tend to be a cash-grabbing marketing vehicle of old classics with a token new song to market as a single. Best Of Feeder happens to be an excellent nine song new album with 41 bonus old songs thrown in there for good measure - and it's totally worth the money it will cost you.
on Sep 25, 2017
After playing the delicate ”Branches/Bones" from the Not the Actual Events EP the band belted out “Wish” “Less Than” and “March Of the Pigs” in rapid succession amidst a cacophony of flashing lights and smoke.
on Sep 24, 2017
This evening’s concert by The Fell was one of approximately eight trial run live shows.
on Sep 20, 2017
This interview with Bison lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter James Farwell reveals a different songwriter than Bison fans have grown to love over the band’s decade with Metal Blade.
on Sep 19, 2017
Comeback Kid guitarist Jeremy Hiebert took twenty minutes out of his busy pre-press schedule to chat about the band's upcoming album Outsider.
on Sep 05, 2017

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