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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Le Festival de musique émergente, or for Anglophones, the Festival of Emerging Music, is celebrating its 17th year on the last weekend of August. We s…
By on Aug 15, 2019
The last time Sweden’s Grand Magus played North America was 2012 at Calgary’s Noctis Festival. To celebrate their return to our shores, we tracked do…
By on Aug 06, 2019
About to celebrate their fortieth anniversary, thrash metallers Overkill remarkably released their nineteenth album, Wings of War, earlier this year…
By on Jul 31, 2019
Connecticut’s Indestructible Noise Command have released three albums since their reformation nine years ago, including this year’s Terrible Things.…
By on Jul 24, 2019
Andreas Johansson is a religious studies scholar and photographer and for his new book, Yakuza Tattoo, he was invited into the shadowy underworld of t…
By on Jul 18, 2019
We tracked down Seb Alvarez for a chat about his band meth., their background, the low-down on why seeing them live is a wholly different experience…
By on Jul 05, 2019
Guitarist/vocalist/composer Fabio Brienza of atmospheric metal band Varaha spoke to us with the same expansive depth as he writes his music, elaborat…
By 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…
By 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 recen…
By 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 Re…
By 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 Coca…
By 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…
By 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 de…
By 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…
By 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 me…
By 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 b…
By 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 re…
By 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 regardi…
By 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 Ridi…
By 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, th…
By on Nov 09, 2018

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