Writer (Toronto, ON, Canada)
- A nomad that uses heavy music as his guiding stars. The journey's lead me to be a part of local underground scenes, explore new countries while attending festivals, and meet artists & like-minded fans every step of the way. When I'm not losing my mind at a concert, I'm probably nerding out over the latest Marvel movie or burning my taste buds with hot sauces.
On Helix (Sharptone Records), by dabbling in new elements from other subgenres, Crystal Lake continue to broaden their songwriting scope to deliver exciting music built on an energetically-charged metalcore foundation.
Johnny Crowder, vocalist for the alternative metal act Prison, chats with us about his “unsigned and unstoppable” band, their upcoming new music, and blossoming mental wellness app, Cope Notes.
Following the September 2017 release of their album, Nomad, via Rise Records, the Texas quartet Kublai Khan have certainly earned their title as a workhorse band.
Before their explosive performance at Toronto’s Opera House, we talked with drummer George Schmitz of Orange County, CA hardcore band Stick To Your Guns (Pure Noise Records) about the #HopeBringers initiative and their charitable endeavours.
Scott Vogel, vocalist for the hardcore stars Terror, discusses the band’s new album Total Retaliation, how he sees the worlds of hardcore and hip-hop connecting, signing with Pure Noise Records, and more.
On October 8th, at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre, we caught up with The Acacia Strain’s vocalist Vincent Bennett to discuss 10 years of Continent, becoming a radio DJ, video games, and more.
North America is a hotbed for some incredible metal & hardcore tours this fall. Whether it’s an in-your-face hardcore club show, or 1,000+ capacity venues hosting an exciting concert with an eye-catching production rig, there’s something for everyone in the coming months.
Drummer Trey Williams elaborates on Dying Fetus’ latest Relapse Records release, Wrong One to Fuck With, branching off towards audiences of other heavy music, and differences in North American and European heavy metal scenes.
We recently caught up with Toronto’s Intervals and spoke with mastermind and lead guitarist Aaron Marshall about headlining tours, unique tour lineups, being an independent artist, and the state of music sales and streaming services.
"We feel that this bill really portrays the past, present, and future in hardcore music, and I think it has a lot to offer for anyone coming to the show."
Harm's Way's new studio recording is Posthuman: a sonically devastating collection of metallic hardcore songs with refined industrial elements.