Category Archives: Feature Article

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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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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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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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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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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March Metal Madness in the YYC!

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March Metal Madness in the YYC with Our Partner Grey Eagle Resort and Casino! The month known in the U.S. for March Madness had its own brand of March Metal Madness which we were pleased to participate in! This short … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Hair I Go Again

“First and last chances happen only once…” Hair I Go Again follows the journey of two longtime friends, Kyle Kruger and Steve McClure as they pursue their dream of reforming their ’80’s metal band, recording and playing live for a … Continue reading

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Top 15 of 2015 According to Reverend Rock of Too Metal For Church

Reverend Rock’s Top 15 of 2015  One quick glance through my top 15 releases of 2015 will reveal it to be decently varied through the sub-genre spectrum with one major exception – it is decidedly light on straight up death … Continue reading

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Exclusive World Premiere of Advanced Track From Sentient!

Sentient was spawned in Calgary Alberta in 2004, and have been carving a bloody path to the top of the local scene ever since. Sentient’s music is packed full of energetic riffage, dual vocals and heavy tones, drawing influence from … Continue reading

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Album Review: Intrinsic – Nails

Band: Intrinsic Album: Nails  Label: Divebomb Records  Date: October 16, 2015 This brand new release from California’s Intrinsic is blessed to be both old and new at the same time. “Nails” was recorded in ’91 & ’92 but never saw … Continue reading

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Feature/Album Review: phear – Insanitarium

Band: phear Album: Insanitarium Label: Independent   We’ve all recently read or heard a certain famous 70’s retread bemoaning the death of rock, metal and the music business. Perhaps some of the faithful, shaken by these supposed wise, elderly words, … Continue reading

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Exclusive World Premiere: “Rising” Music Video by Grimace

Finland’s Grimace premiere their brand new music video, “Rising” exclusively at Metal Nation Radio News & Reviews. Click Continue Reading for the back story!

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Event Review: 70000 Tons of Metal Part 2: Let the Shows Begin!

  Event Review: 70000 Tons of Metal Part 2: Let The Shows Begin! Dates: January 22 – 26, 2015  When last we left you we had just boarded the beautiful Royal Caribbean ship, Liberty of the Seas, the largest thus … Continue reading

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Event Review: 70000 Tons of Metal 2015 Part 1: Setting Sail!

Event: 70000 Tons of Metal 2015 Edition Where: Ft. Lauderdale – Jamaica – Ft. Lauderdale When: January 22 – 26, 2015 70000 Tons of Metal’s 2015 edition pushed off from Ft. Lauderdale on January 22 with 3000 crazy, expectant metalheads … Continue reading

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