Category Archives: Reviews

Album Review: Ivory – Southern Cross

Band: Ivory Album: Southern Cross Rockshots Records Release Date: July 22nd 2016 From the wonderful city of Minsk in Belarus, Ivory has released an album of a conceptual trilogy based on the “Terra Nova” expedition of Robert Scott to the … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Decent of Decency – Footprints in the Custard

You’re all invited to The Descent of Decency! Lords of the obscene, Manchester-based Comedy Punk metallers Footprints in the Custard present their third tongue-in-cheek album that is sure to ruffle your truffle. If you like music about bodily fluids, getting … 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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Album Review: Bloody Hammers “Lovely Sort of Death”

BLOODY HAMMERS – LOVELY SORT OF DEATH Release Date: August 5th, 2016 In 2014, thanks to Metal Nation Radio, I was given Under Satan’s Sun by Bloody Hammers to review. I had no prior knowledge of the band before that, … Continue reading

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Festival Review: Vans Warped Tour – Blossom Music Center July 20th 2016

For 22 years Vans Warped Tour has been hitting the road in the U.S, Canada, Australia and Europe.  Every year it’s a mixture of what’s to come in rock and some staples from years prior to bring the noise that … 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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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: Crimson Fire – Fireborn

Artist: Crimson Fire Album: Fireborn Release Date: June 3rd, 2016 Label: Pitch Black Records The second album of the Greek metalheads was released in June. For those who don’t know anything about the band, they are your typical 80s heavy … Continue reading

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Album Review: Third Ion – Biolith

THIRD ION– BIOLITH Release Date: July 8th, 2016 Canadian progressive metal band Third Ion is the type of prog band I’ve been wanting to review for some time now. I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing a few for various sites. … Continue reading

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Album Review: Gojira – Magma

Artist: Gojira Album: Magma Release Date: June 17th, 2016 Label: Roadrunner Masterpiece alert! I always wanted to do that. Whenever I see or hear something “Gojira”, I immediately think of two things. A) That HORRIBLE Godzilla movie of 1998 – … Continue reading

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Album Review: Rage – The Devil Strikes Again

Artist: Rage Album: The Devil Strikes Again Release Date: June 10th, 2016 Label: Nuclear Blast If you have read my review of Rage’s first single after the departure of Victor Smolski, I had my doubts about the new Rage (here … Continue reading

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Album Review: Scorpion Child – Acid Roulette

SCORPION CHILD – ACID ROULETTE Release Date: June 10th, 2016 It feels like a lifetime ago, but it has only been three years since Scorpion Child released their self titled debut album. Their classic hard rock influenced sound blended with … Continue reading

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Album Review: Sedate Illusion – Glass Illusion

Band: Sedate Illusion Album: Glass Delusion Release Date: May 9th 2016 Glass Illusion is the 5th album by the Greek band Sedate Illusion, released on may 9th 2016. The band consists of Vangelis Kakarougkas (Vocals/Keys), Anastasios Kibizis (Guitars), Vangelis Glavinas … Continue reading

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Album Review: Xeno – Atlas Construct

Band: Xeno Album: Atlas Construct Release: June 10th 2016 Xeno, Progressive Metal band from The Netherlands, are about to release their debut album “Atlas Construct”. The band consists of Ruben Willemsen on vocals, Tim Schaling on keys, Daniel de Coninck … Continue reading

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