Australian heavy metallers Taberah have set Necromancer as the title of their second album, due out in August via Dust On The Tracks Records. The CD was engineered by Theo B (Scorpion), produced and mixed by Joe Haley (Psycroptic) and mastered by Australian metal icon Stu Marshall” (Death Dealer, Empires Of Eden, Dungeon, Paindivision). The artwork was made by Hannah Flowers, who is a talented Tasmanian tattoo artist.
Canada’s favorite purveyors of folk/prog metal, Scythia are back once again with a re-mixed and re-mastered version of their holiday tune “…Of Santa”, a cheerful track about Santa and his brave reindeer! Stream the song below and check out the funny album artwork!
ZZ Top barnstormed into the Bell Centre in Montreal on November 7th, 2012 delivering their own version of Southern Fried rock with precision to a welcoming crowd. Biggest cheers were, of course, reserved for their ’80s triple crown of “Sharped Dressed Man”, “Legs” and “Gimme All Your Lovin'”.
Hey Rosetta! is a pleasure to see every time, and this time was no exception. A huge crowd attended the show and the band’s set was spectacular as usual. Amazing performance!
Dan Mangan was in my opinion, the highlight of Folkfest this year. He played a great number of hits which the audience sang along to. In addition, he ended the night with a bang by jumping into the crowd and getting all the fans who had dressed up as robots to come on stage and become part of his performance during his single, “Robots”. I look forward to seeing Dan perform again!
Cradle Of Filth is back! Buy wait… did they ever leave? Since their thunderous 1984 debut, The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh, the band has never stopped releasing new music. Their unique Gothic approach to Black/Death Metal; however, over the years started to be received with various grades of success. For some, the British collective just wasn’t bringing anything new to the table. To those naysayers the group present their blistering new album The Manticore And Other Horrors, a recording that recaptures in all its glory, the vibrancy of earlier classics with a modern, clearer sound and superb production values.
Detroit, Michigan-based thrash metal band Battlecross chatted with PureGrainAudio’s Mitch at Heavy TL 2012. The Metal Blade Records artist talked about their upcoming plans and much more in this quick video interview.
Black Label Society took over Montreal’s Le Métropolis on October 20th, 2012. A blistering display of riffs and bone-crushing metal was served to the locals who loved every minute. Oh, the brutality – Montreal conquered!
Rush brought their “Clockwork Angels Tour” to a near sold out crowd in Montreal this Fall. The band delivered a set heavy on new music and light on the classics. Die-hard fans got a real treat whereas fair-weather fans we left sitting on their hands.
Anthrax, an original member of thrash’s “BIG FOUR”, brought their “Worship Music Tour” to Montreal on October 2nd.
At Heavy TO 2012, PureGrainTV’s Julie Hagemans battled mud and mayhem to meet up with Between The Buried And Me drummer Blake Richardson. The two talked at length and Julie got Blake to open up about life on the road and the insanely difficult, physically intense music the band play’s live. Watch now for this, an assortment of insight seeking questions, and more!
While attending Heavy TO 2012 at Downsview Park on August 11-12th, Trivium guitarist and backing vocalist Corey Beaulieu stopped in to chat with PureGrainTV’s interviewer, Julie Hagemans.
While Yukon Blonde performed at Ottawa’s 2011 Bluesfest, they returned to do something a little different this year, being performing at Ottawa’s 2012 Folk Fest! No matter where they play, they always draw a huge crowd and give a stellar performance (they are even returning once more this year to perform alongside The Sheepdogs as part of a massive Canadian tour in November). One thing is clear – Ottawa loves Yukon Blonde!
Patrick Watson blew the crowd away with an incredible performance at this year’s Ottawa Folk Festival. His set included an incredible light show and the entire set was full of energy and soul. Many were there to see him play that night and it was clear that everyone was excited about this particular performance!