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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.

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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Album Review: Lacuna Coil – Delirium

Band: Lacuna Coil  Album: Delirium  Label: Century Media  Release Date: May 27, 2016 Lacuna Coil is one of those bands I’ve seen unintentionally several times over the last few years as they seem to be added to shows where I’m … Continue reading

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Album Review: Diamond Head – Diamond Head

Band: Diamond Head  Album: Diamond Head  Label: Dissonance Productions Release Date: April 22, 2016 Diamond Head is about to engage in one of the riskiest games in rock ‘n’ roll by releasing a brand new, eponymous album that could potentially … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Abbath, High on Fire, Skeletonwitch and Tribulation, Toronto, Canada

Abbath, High on Fire, Skeletonwitch & Tribulation  Venue: The Opera House, Toronto  Date: April 10, 2016 On Sunday April 10, 2016, the Decibel Magazine Tour hit Toronto with Abbath, High on Fire, Skeletonwitch and Tribulation at the historic venue, The … Continue reading

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