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Reverend Rock

About Reverend Rock

Reverend Rock is a seminary educated ordained minister who is unemployed pastorally due to his tendency to piss off judgmental religious people. A life long metalhead, he is truly Too Metal For Church.

All Else Fails to release “The Forever Lie” Friday Feb. 17, 2017

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada based ALL ELSE FAILS are back with their follow up to their 2013 award winning EP ‘Fucktropolis’. The band’s new EP ‘The Forever Lie’ due out Feb 17th via their indie label Suicidal Bride Records continues the … Continue reading

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Horror Metal MALACODA Unleash New EP ‘Ritualis Aeterna’

Canadian horror inspired symphonic power metallers MALACODA (named after a demon from Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’) return with their new six track EP ‘Ritualis Aeterna’ out now as of December 2nd. The EP is the follow up to their well-received 2014 self-titled debut album. Packed with dark atmosphere, … Continue reading

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Soilwork’s Fury Tour 2016 Final Show – November 16, 2016 – Toronto, Canada

A press release came into Metal Nation News late last summer announcing one of the best tour packages of the year, the Soilwork headlined Fury Tour with support from Unearth, Battlecross, Wovenwar and Darkness Divided to be played in 26 … Continue reading

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Calgary Thrashers ILLYRIAN Premiere New Lyric Video ‘Zeta Reticulan’ via Metal Nation Radio

Calgary thrashers ILLYRIAN have teamed up with Metal Nation Radio for the premiere of their second single and lyric video ‘Zeta Reticulan’ in support of their upcoming album ‘Round 2: Fight!’ due out on October 7th. The album was co-produced by the band with Casey Lewis at Echo Base Studios plus mastered by Sacha … Continue reading

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Interview: Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kursch with the Rev, Heavy Montreal 2016

The Rev had a chance to sit down with Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kursch at this year’s recent edition of Heavy Montreal! 

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With Our Arms to the Sun to Tour with guests Socionic This Fall

In preparation for the release of their new album, “Orenda”, With Our Arms to The Sun is taking to the road bringing their lushly layered aural designs to cities across the country with LA’s Socionic leading up to a spot … Continue reading

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Interview: Pop Evil with The Rev, Heavy Montreal 2016

The Rev of Too Metal For Church was at Heavy Montreal for Metal Nation Radio this year and had a conversation with drummer Hayley Cramer and bassist Matt DiRito of Pop Evil. The PR company had sent a list of … Continue reading

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Festival Diary: Heavy Montreal Day 2 with the Rev

Day two of Heavy Montreal promised a sprinkle of rain and a flood of non-stop metal from the awesome lineup including the likes of Blind Guardian, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage and headliners Disturbed. On tap for today were interviews with Hansi … Continue reading

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Festival Diary: Heavy Montreal Day 1 with the Rev

Heavy Montreal took place a few days ago on August 6 & 7, 2016 at Parc Jean Drapeau in the awesome city of Montreal. The Rev was there armed with media credentials and his Metal Nation Radio tees with cutoff … Continue reading

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Live Review: Phear Live 2.0 @ The Rockpile, Toronto July 23, 2016

Who: Phear (with guest Cameljoe) Where: Rockpile, Toronto When: July 23, 2016 On Saturday July 23, 2016 Canadian metal-masters Phear took the stage with a mission; to present an arena quality show that would leave the audience breathless, beaten and … Continue reading

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Phear Live 2.0 July 23, 2016 – Interview with vocalist Pat Mulock

Who: phear Where: The Rockpile West, Toronto, Canada When: July 23, 2016 Phear plays their second show of 2016 at the Rockpile West in Toronto on Saturday July 23 with special guests Cameljoe. The Rev chatted with vocalist Pat Mulock … Continue reading

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Kiss @ Calgary Stampede, July 13, 2016 Photo Journal

Kiss, with guests The Cult, rolled through the Calgary Stampede on Wednesday July 13, 2016. Our master photog Jef Thorell was there to capture the moment for Metal Nation Radio.  

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Album Review: Monument – Hair of the Dog

Band: Monument  Album: Hair of the Dog  Label: Rock of Angels Records (ROAR) Release Date: June 10, 2016 Let’s get one thing straight: I am a total sucker for new bands who produce excellent traditional metal, the kind with twin … Continue reading

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Handout Releases New Single & Video – “Empty Soul”

Hungary’s Handout recently released a new single and video titled “Empty Soul”.  Now, as you might imagine, we get scores of new releases from independent bands and industry sources over the course of any given week and the most relevant … Continue reading

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Live Review: Lords of the Trident, Prismind, Tsargrad & Lutharo, Coalition Toronto

Bill: Lords of the Trident, Prismind, Tsargrad & Lutharo Date/Venue: May 29, 2016 Coalition Club Toronto, Canada Lords of the Trident, hailing from Wisconsin in the U.S., bills itself as the most metal band on earth. Well… that’s a pretty … Continue reading

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