We spoke with Matt Ryan Tobin, former Dead and Divine vocalist and mastermind of new Canadian metal band Ritual, who released their debut self-titled album on November 18, 2015.
The Canadian Thanksgiving weekend was upon us and for October, it was a damn warm night. 28 degrees Celsius; nuts, yes, but a good way to foreshadow the events of the night. Kicking the night off with a bang was Toronto’s own, white-shirt clad, Dancing With Paris. Definitely the heaviest of the night, these boys always put on a good show and never disappoint. DWP’s set had a good mix of old favourites and tracks off their new album, The Drought.
Many Canadian hardcore bands emerge seemingly from out of nowhere; each one trying to make a name for themselves. Try as they might, very few succeed and are eventually swallowed up by the pollution in this genre. Dead And Divine however, are one of the few strong enough to have risen above the rest. Having released two EP’s and two full length albums, D&D are gearing up for their third album Antimacy.