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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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
We delve deep into the story and history behind one of today’s premier death metal acts Gruesome through an exclusive chat with lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Harvey.
on Aug 20, 2018
Death metal group Tomb Mold recently released their sophomore record Manor of Infinite Forms on 20 Buck Spin. We spoke with band mastermind Derrick Vella about the new album, their songwriting, and more.
on Aug 18, 2018
Juno Award-winning band KEN Mode will release Loved on August 31st via Season Of Mist and New Damage Records. We delve deeper into the album, the story behind the music, and their unlikely road from the financial industry to the wide world of rock n' roll.
on Aug 15, 2018
We spoke at length with Zeal & Ardor lead singer, guitarist, and mastermind, Manuel Gagneux, about his band’s unique history, new MVKA Music release Stranger Fruit, his motivations for starting and continuing the project, and his approach to music.
on Aug 06, 2018

7 / 10

This is absolutely more than a book about a rock band. It’s a tale of discovery and about carving one’s own way while not exactly knowing what you’re carving into.
on Jul 23, 2018
Due this fall via Sweden’s The Sign Records, On Thin Ice is the upcoming fist-pumping album from Spain’s Lizzies. We spoke with bassist Motorcycle Marina about ‘80s hard rock, open-heart surgery, and wrestling as a feminist signpost.
on Jun 30, 2018
With a new album out via Hells Headbangers, and a recent US tour, it was high time we caught up with Whipstriker’s Victor Whipstriker to chat about his thrashing, gnashing baby, during which he recalled what is quite possibly the greatest album recording story ever.
on May 21, 2018
Speedclaw guitarist Luka Jurisic discusses his band’s recent release, Beast in the Mist, signing to Shadow Kingdom Records, mini-albums, Croatian claws and “the way metal was meant to be.”
on May 11, 2018
Angel Witch recently issued Seventies Tapes and in celebration thereof have a one-off Toronto show on May 16th! We caught up with guitarist/vocalist Kevin Heybourne to talk demos, metal, and much more.
on May 07, 2018
There’s a reason myself and other greybeards shelled out $15 a pop to see Thrill Jockey noisemakers Lightning Bolt, and it’s the same reason people are dipping into their kid’s college funds for Slayer’s upcoming final tour
on Apr 06, 2018
With their sophomore album It’s Hard to Have Hope due out May 25th via Translation Loss, Holy Roar, and Tokyo Jupiter, it was high time we caught up with Bristol, UK heavies Svalbard.
on Apr 06, 2018

7.5 / 10

Kicking off its second album with a song called “Dice Throwers and Rock n’ Rollers” almost has the band daring skeptics and critics to come at them (bro).
on Mar 03, 2018

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