In simple terms, JP Ahonen’s Belzebubs is a mockumentary. Imagine a black metal version of Spinal Tap, with the silliness and humour turned up to 11. If you know anything about metal, though, you’ll appreciate the wry humour, which clearly comes from a deep-seated love of all things kvlt.
Red Run Art Series (No Blackout Dates) is a mixed-media series by artist Damon Kardon created to celebrate the travelling circus that is the music tour. Package #19 features Korn.
Following the thorny arc of the rise and fall of an important musical movement, as well as explaining how the details and artifacts of the entire Wax Trax! Records history was nearly lost forever, we celebrate the April 16th release of INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT: The Story of Wax Trax! Records with a very in-depth interview with Julia Nash.
Heart Attack Kids, London, ON’s hard-working, heavy hustling punk ’n’ roll duo, have signed to New Damage Records, confirmed the April 19th release of their sophomore full-length Bad Luck Like Gold, revealed spring tour dates and, if that wasn’t enough, dropped the video for the punchy lead single “Modern Decay”, featuring Cancer Bats screamer Liam Cormier.
Slovakian melodic post-hardcore quintet, landless are proud to announce their signing to Famined Records. We conducted an exclusive interview with the band about that, their new EP Moonflower, and new video for “Blooming Mind.”
Heads-up, folks, Glasgow, Scotland’s progressive/alt-rock trio, Atlas : Empire have just unveiled their new Papercrane Recordings-created video for the single “Our Hands Part The Waves”, AND confirmed a nine-date Canadian tour. Joy!
With their third EP, The Paris Tapes, set for a spring release, Toronto-based psych-tinged pop/rock duo Maybelleen are dropping a brand new single and accompanying music video... So, please meet “Emily”!
Alternative musical concoction I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (aka iDKHOW), much to many people’s delight, have confirmed a spring North American 17-show trek called “Night Heat.”
Due April 5th via Hypertension Records, the Steve Albini-produced Passionate and Tragic is the latest addition to the explosive discography from Cocaine Piss, Belgium’s spazzy hardcore punk quartet. Lead screecher, Aurélie spoke with us about crappy word association games, keeping spontaneity alive, and the multi-metaphorical properties of cake.
Toledo, Ohio-based rock band Rogue are starting to hype the March 29th release of their new EP VZNTRX and have just dropped the lead single, and its accompanying music video, “Knowhere”.
Damned If I Don’t, the new project from South African born musician Daniel Stacey Herber, recently released their new, self-titled album. Herber sat down to give us an exclusive track-by-track explanation of his work.
From Joy Division to Wolf Alice, Wakefield post-punk newcomers The Gallery pick five songs that helped shape the raucous sound of the band.
Finnish heavy metal sextet Battle Beast release their fifth studio album No More Hollywood Endings this Friday through Nuclear Blast Records and you can check out an exclusive trailer for the album now. Get more info here.
One thing we guarantee The Raven Agen won't be doing when they head out on tour this week and that is getting fresh ink. We spoke to bassist Matt Cox about his experiences of getting inked on the road as well as his extensive tattoo work.
Fresh off the March 1st release of their fourth full-length, bi/MENTAL, via Rise Records, Mexican garage punkers Le Butcherettes lend us vocalist/guitarist Teri Gender Bender for a Women of Rock session to list five of her current favourite female acts.
For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with legendary guitarist Kane Roberts, singer/songwriter Bobby Long and comedian, actor, writer, producer and director Marlon Wayans. Points of discussion include Alice Cooper, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, Alissa White-Gluz, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and WWE superstar, Kane.
The Fredericton Craft Beer Festival is becoming one of the most exciting craft brewing festivals in North America. We recently spoke with craft beverage enthusiast Ryan LeBlanc and Geaghans Pub & Brewery owner Andrew Geaghan to learn more about this year’s exciting edition of the festival.
Almighty Fighting Championship has released their full fight card for their upcoming show at the Leeds O2 Academy on March 23, 2019. Get more details on this top MMA show here.
On a windy Wednesday night in Toronto, The Black Queen rolled through the Velvet Underground for their first live show in the area, bringing with them New York city three-piece band Uniform and SRSQ.
Essex’s maverick musical genius, Scott Lavene is bringing his specific brand of alt/indie rock to the masses with the debut album, Broke, out June 7th via Funnel Music. Get to know the man by checking out his wildly absurd “Alternative Guide to NYC”; a hilarious whirlwind sure to define your next trip to NYC.