Kevin Stewart-Panko

Kevin Stewart-Panko

Senior Writer (Hamilton, ON, Canada)
- I've been writing about music since I was an impressionable teen. I'm way past my teens, but not past being impressionable. I'm still writing about music and haven't been able to stop. Somebody, please put me out of my misery.
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Guitarist/vocalist/composer Fabio Brienza of atmospheric metal band Varaha spoke to us with the same expansive depth as he writes his music, elaborating on the band's new record A Passage For Lost Years and working with Prosthetic Records.
on May 17, 2019
Featuring members of bands such as Heathen, Exhorder and Division, guitarist Justin Roth gives us a comprehensive look into War Curse’s past, present and future and their new Svart Records album Eradication.
on May 11, 2019
Call of The Void singer and guitarist, Patrick Alberts discusses his band’s new Translation Loss Records album, Buried In Light, transition from recent turbulence, and lessons learned via longevity.
on May 10, 2019
We caught up with Portugal’s Martelo Negro and spoke with frontman “The Beyonder” about his band’s new release, Parthenogenesis, out via Helldprod Records, looking forward by looking backward, and life getting in the way of metal.
on May 03, 2019
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.
on Mar 21, 2019
With their debut album, Remains released via the loud-friendly folks at Prosthetic Records, Sweden’s newest sludgy, metallic hardcore act, Horndal is making one hell of a racket!
on Mar 18, 2019
Wardehns is a crust punk-infused, sludgy, thrashing, D-beat abusing metal group from the tiny town of Wausau, Wisconsin who recently released their debut album, Now Cometh the Foul. We spoke with the band about the album and their origins.
on Mar 08, 2019
Leuven, Belgium heavy rock trio, Brutus spoke to us about the imminent release of their new album Nest, out March 29th, via Sargent House and Hassle Records, about rapid on-set fame, the importance of family life, and all the rain in Rain City (aka Vancouver).
on Mar 04, 2019
Saor mastermind Andy Marshall is Scottish born and Scottish proud. The musician spoke with us at length about his solo project’s folk-infused black metal, new album Forgotten Paths, the virtues of solitude, poetic inspiration, and how to cure writer’s block.
on Feb 23, 2019
Due on February 22nd via Napalm Records, Swedish doom legends, Candlemass return with The Door To Doom, yet another rousing slab of metal! Original bassist Leif Edling discusses the music, video games, and working with Tony Iommi.
on Jan 30, 2019
We spoke with singer Maurice Swinkels and lyricist Tony Manero of Dutch metal quartet Legion of the Damned about touring and recent Napalm Records release, Slaves of the Shadow Realm.
on Jan 07, 2019
We caught up with Dominik Goncalves dos Reis from doom metal band Downfall of Gaia and put his group in the crosshairs for a bit of a chinwag regarding their new Metal Blade record, Ethic of Radical Finitude.
on Jan 04, 2019
We recently spoke with Swedish doom rock quartet Alastor and lead guitarist Lucy Ferian dished about the band's history and release of their new Riding Easy Records record, Slave to the Grave.
on Dec 06, 2018
Goathammer has put Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, of all places, on the map when it comes to death metal music. We spoke to the band about their origins, their new album Ceremony of Morbid Destruction, and how they signed with Hells Headbangers.
on Nov 09, 2018
Etienne Goldberg, also known by his musical stage name Falgar, speaks to us about the reissue of his third record La dama del alba, and touches on some new music coming very, very soon.
on Nov 05, 2018
We caught up with Bloodbath guitarist Anders Nyström at the tail end of a press junket to ask about revamped expectations, black metal’s new wind, and the uptick of UK death metal content on the band’s new Peaceville Records album.
on Oct 31, 2018
Norwegian thrash metal duo Deathhammer share their thoughts on how bad Norwegian metal crowds are, where they draw metal’s intellectual line, and what crimes against metal are unforgivable. We also touched on their new record, Chained To Hell.
on Oct 12, 2018
We spoke with drummer Zel Kaute, of heavy rock trio Vôdûn to discuss the band’s latest album Ascend (New Heavy Sounds Records), divergent listening habits, the spirit of renewal, and whether or not our ancestors had it better.
on Sep 20, 2018
We recently chatted with drummer and vocalist Sam Trenchard of the grindcore group Human Cull. We covered their early days and transitioned into an in-depth discussion of the writing and recording process behind their latest release, Revenant.
on Sep 08, 2018
We get up close and personal with guitarist Markus Vanhala of Omnium Gatherum with an exclusive chat before the imminent release of The Burning Cold via Century Media Records.
on Aug 23, 2018

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