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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This was a rock and roll show for the ages! Godsmack with Volbeat and Stitched Up Heart on the same bill made for one incredible (and loud) evening at London, ON’s Budweiser Gardens.
on May 19, 2019
With their 1981 Extended Play EP flying high since its November release via Fearless Records, the two-piece I Don’t Know How You Found Me (iDKHOW) are starting to soar. We spoke to frontman Dallon Weekes about the EP, the recording process, keeping up with the times, and more.
on May 15, 2019
We spoke with Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci about the band’s fourteenth album, Distance Over Time (InsideOut Music), why people think they’re a concept record group, and an assortment of other topics that you likely wouldn’t see covered anywhere else.
on May 08, 2019
Canadian rock superstars Danko Jones recently released A Rock Supreme via Indica Records and we spoke with lead singer and guitarist Danko about the ninth album, discussing everything from crowdfunding, to touring, to podcasts.
on May 06, 2019
For long-time Alice In Chains fans from the Toronto area, it could not get much better than getting to see this performance at Orillia, ON’s Casino Rama with Dallas Green’s City and Colour as support.
on May 01, 2019
Anyone who says rock ‘n’ roll is dead needed to have their asses at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall last Friday. Rival Sons and openers Crown Lands delivered an epic show!
on Apr 26, 2019
For fans of Ministry, this was a dream evening featuring a screening of Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records, sets from Ministry and Cold Cave and so much more at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall.
on Apr 25, 2019
Ricardo Hoyos plays “Tripp” in the latest Transformers film, Bumblebee. With the movie just-released on Blu-Ray, we spoke with Hoyos about his role in the film and his acting career.
on Apr 19, 2019
Ahead of the April 26th release of The Shape of Dub to Come, the fifth album from Dub Trio, bassist Stuart Brooks took some time to chat about their new label, New Damage Records, instrumental material, and collaborations with vocalists King Buzzo and Troy Sanders.
on Apr 11, 2019
Deafheaven, Baroness and Zeal & Ardor recently delivered some sublime sonic chaos at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall and we loved every minute of it.
on Apr 11, 2019
Revered alt-rockers Failure delivered an exceptional-sounding performance at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre, along with support from a solid albeit very poorly lit Swervedriver.
on Apr 10, 2019
Young actor Jason Drucker plays Otis in the latest 21st Century Fox Transformers film Bumblebee. In advance of the digital release of the movie, Drucker spoke with us about his experience working on Bumblebee.
on Apr 05, 2019
Within Temptation recently wrapped up a North American tour with In Flames as their openers. During their Toronto stop at Rebel, lead singer Sharon den Adel spoke to us about keeping her children safe on the internet, musical collaborations, and the band’s new album Resist.
on Apr 01, 2019
Toronto’s Lee’s Palace was recently graced by John 5 and The Creatures where, adorned in a creepy face mask, John 5 delivered some mind-bending guitar riffs as patrons held hands to the sides of their heads in awe. Along for the ride were Jared James Nichols and Dead Girls Academy.
on Mar 28, 2019
In Flames lead singer Anders Fridén took some time to speak about I, The Mask (Eleven Seven Music and Nuclear Blast), keeping a band together for so long, producer Howard Benson, and drawing inspiration form Slayer.
on Mar 25, 2019
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.
on Mar 22, 2019
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.
on Mar 20, 2019
Within Temptation and In Flames teamed up for an epic evening of music, fun, and birthday wishes on March 6th at Toronto’s Rebel nightclub.
on Mar 14, 2019
The “Someone To Die For” tour brought Ours (Jimmy Gnecco) and Leeds (Royston Langdon of the well-known British band Spacehog) for their astounding singer/songwriter show through Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern on March 4th.
on Mar 13, 2019
Dub Trio, newly signed to New Damage Records, is releasing their 5th full-length album, The Shape of Dub to Come, on April 26, 2019!
on Feb 28, 2019


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