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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.

TOUR DATES UPDATED: REGGAE METAL FUSION NINJASPY CROSS CANADA TOUR + NEW ALBUM ‘SPÜKEN’ + NEW VIDEO ‘SPEAK’

  Vancouver’s NINJASPY, a trio of blood brothers that have created a mteal fusion of hard, heavy, hook-laden music that runs the gamut of reggae, surf, metal and more will be performing their explsive and powerfully unhinged live show across … Continue reading

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Canadian Metal Legends Annihilator Announce 1st Canadian Tour in 20 Years!

Wacken Metal Battle & Long & McQuade PROUDLY PRESENT: ‘Ripping Through Canada Summer 2017 Tour’ Support On All Dates: MASON (Australia) + MUTANK (Montreal, QC) Canada’s ANNIHILATOR is the lifework of guitarist Jeff Waters. Founded in 1984, the band took the metal … Continue reading

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All That Remains “Madness” Album Pre-Order Available Now!

ALBUM OUT APRIL 28th VIA RAZOR & TIE Longevity in the music industry is no easy feat. As the release of their highly anticipated eighth studio album approaches, All That Remains have solidified their spot in history with 15 years … Continue reading

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Radio Free Universe’s George Panagopoulos Chats With Reverend Rock

Radio Free Universe launched their killer CD “Casa Del Diablo” at a CD Release Party show on March 25, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Frontman George Panagopoulos sat down for an informal chat with the Rev over a little pre-show … Continue reading

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Prog-Sphere Premiere Shredder Matt Chanway’s Play Through Video ‘271114’ – Debut Album Self-Titled Album Out Now!

Debut Album Out Now For Fans of Conquering Dystopia, Alluvial, Revocation, Nevermore, Voivod Guitar virtuoso Matt Chanway has made a name for himself with well-regarded Canadian death/thrash metal band Assimilation. 

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Live Review: Radio Free Universe CD Release Show “Casa Del Diablo”

Saturday March 25, 2017 saw Radio Free Universe unleash their new CD “Casa Del Diablo” upon an adoring public at Hamilton, Ontario’s Casbah Lounge. I’d discovered the band after their publicist, an industry friend, sent me an email stating that … Continue reading

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Out Now! Adrian Pain & the Dead Sexy Streaming Full EP ‘Mixed Messages’

Out now as of February 10th, Toronto, ON’s Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy unleash their new EP ‘Mixed Messages’ to continue their solid chemistry of an ‘Allcore’ metal sound with emotionally stirring and socially conscious lyrics.

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Radio Free Universe Release Debut CD ‘Casa Del Diablo’ March 17, 2017

We live in a world where everything, including music, is itemized and made into a genre (indeed the sub-genres grow daily!). Yet rock is all about rebellion plus rejecting norms and Hamilton, ON’s marvelous award nominated RADIO FREE UNIVERSE are very … Continue reading

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Evyltyde Announce ‘Rising’ Album Art, Track List, Release and Tour Dates

  London metallers EVYLTYDE have announced the release date of their forthcoming album ‘Rising’ as Monday 27th March 2017. ‘Rising’ will be available from all major digital platforms including iTunes and Spotify from this date, with the CD version available … Continue reading

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Striker Self-Titled Fifth Release Drops February 24, 2017

Striker is an Edmonton-based recording and performing heavy metal band that has grown immensely through their years in the industry since their formation in 2007. A classic mix of heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal, their music features … Continue reading

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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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