ALBUM REVIEW: Protokult – Transcending The Ruins

When opening the press pack, the bands listed under the “for fans of…” are ARKONA, KORPIKLANNI, WINDIR, NIGHTWISH, TURISAS and SKYFORGER. This piqued my curiosity as that is such a wide range of influences and since this is my first experience of Toronto Pagan/Folk act PROTOKULT, I wasn’t sure what to expect. With that said, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Protokult – Transcending The Ruins

NEWS: EVERY HOUR KILLS – ‘Re:Awaken’ With New Animated Music Video For EP Out October 9th

Photo Edit: Empirius Canada’s Every Hour Kills will be releasing their new EP “Re:Awaken” due out on October 9th. Each song on the record tells the story of an individual existing in this fragmented future; their struggle to exist amidst the chaos of forces of the elite race and the constant encroaching tide of technology. One of those stories is depicted … Continue reading NEWS: EVERY HOUR KILLS – ‘Re:Awaken’ With New Animated Music Video For EP Out October 9th

NEWS: Ancient Thrones – NCS Premiers Next Single ‘The Sight Of Oblivion’ Off ‘The Veil’

Photo Credit: Matt LeBlanc Ancient Thrones have a second single “The Sight of Oblivion” off their debut release, under their new name, which continues the immersion into their sweeping saga of a concept album “The Veil”. Far more technical than before, with lots of challenging riffs and guitar parts than their previous material, Ancient Thrones experimented with diverse time signatures resulting … Continue reading NEWS: Ancient Thrones – NCS Premiers Next Single ‘The Sight Of Oblivion’ Off ‘The Veil’

NEWS: WITHOUT MERCY – Bring Forth Crushing Single ‘The Disaster’ Off New Album ‘Seismic’

Photo Credit: Shimon Karmel Canada’s Without Mercy have a new album coming out in November and already have a single “The Disaster” ready to throttle listeners around the world.  The album “Seismic” is the fifth release from the band who have garnered praise from metal fans around the world for almost two decades. Unrelenting and diverse, this upcoming offering contains the … Continue reading NEWS: WITHOUT MERCY – Bring Forth Crushing Single ‘The Disaster’ Off New Album ‘Seismic’

NEWS: PROTOKULT – Release New Music Video ‘Troubled Lad (Slainte Mhaith)’

Protokult have been defining folk/pagan metal since 2009 when they released their debut album “Ancestral Anthems”, since then they have created three additional uncompromising and relentless albums with their fifth “Transcending The Ruins” coming out on October 1, 2020. Over two years in the making, “Transcending The Ruins” is a rush, meant to be enjoyed either as a whole journey or … Continue reading NEWS: PROTOKULT – Release New Music Video ‘Troubled Lad (Slainte Mhaith)’

NEWS: T-REX MARATHON – Confront Abusive Relationships In ‘A Prison Just For Us’

Ottawa’s punk/post-hardcore act T-Rex Marathon are releasing their second single “A Prison Just For Us” off their upcoming album “Days Without Incident”. This is the next instalment in the band's discography which already boasts a handful of singles and 2 EPs.  T-Rex Marathon is out to prove they aren’t a one-trick pony with their first full length which serves as a … Continue reading NEWS: T-REX MARATHON – Confront Abusive Relationships In ‘A Prison Just For Us’

NEWS: UNCLE WOE – Reveal Second Album ‘Phantomescence’ Premiere First Single ‘Become The Ghost’

Canada’s Uncle Woe brings you a contemplative, progressive doom album “Phantomescence” that was completely conceived and recorded in pandemic induced isolation. The opening track/lead single, “Become The Ghost” is a meandering exploration of death and dreams.  “Phantomescence” deviates from the first Uncle Woe album as the band moves forward from a solo studio project. It is an easily digestible, logical next step in the … Continue reading NEWS: UNCLE WOE – Reveal Second Album ‘Phantomescence’ Premiere First Single ‘Become The Ghost’

NEWS: PARADISE – Release New Music Video Question’s Identity In World Chaos ‘Who Do You Wanna Be’

Photo Credit: R.L. Black Like many musicians and bands, members of Montreal's heavy stoner rockers Paradise are citizens of the globe. They have been observing life with the Covid 19 pandemic along with social and political unrest in various parts of the world. In an artistic commentary, the band has taken their track "Who Do You Wanna Be" off … Continue reading NEWS: PARADISE – Release New Music Video Question’s Identity In World Chaos ‘Who Do You Wanna Be’

NEWS: WITHER WITHIN – Pay Homage To Slipknot With Award-Winning ‘Maggot Juice’

Photo Credit - Eitan Melody: Photographer & Photo Editor, Erin Clayton: Photographer Assistant Ontario’s Wither Within have their introductory release ready for ears and eyes, the Slipknot inspired “Maggot Juice (Instrumental Version)” in both audio and video formats. Wither Within is made up of members from Her Majesty The King, Mount Abora, and So Long Shoreline and with this release, … Continue reading NEWS: WITHER WITHIN – Pay Homage To Slipknot With Award-Winning ‘Maggot Juice’

NEWS: LACED IN LUST – Release New Single ‘Save Me’

Australia's naughty sons of Adelaide, Laced In Lust announce their signing to Rockshots Records for the release of their debut full length "First Bite" due out in 2021. The debut album follows the band's fan loved EPs "Party's Over" (2016), "Firing Lines" (2014), and "Fire" (2012) that the band supported with tours across Australia and Europe along with sharing the stage with Crashdiet, … Continue reading NEWS: LACED IN LUST – Release New Single ‘Save Me’