Soooo, we’ve got OM here tomorrow, High on Fire next week… All we need is a Neurosis gig!

If stoner doom legends Sleep have never played Toronto, it’s not due to any sort of security issues.  In fact, two-thirds of the original Sonic Titans will be in town within the next eight days.  I can say I saw Sleep’s only Canadian date–in Calgary, no less–last year, but it doesn’t appear that they’re touring again anytime soon.  In the meantime…

  • Tomorrow night, OM is at The Great Hall (Queen & Dovercourt) with support from Daniel Higgs (ex-Lungfish) and local legends Sons of OTIS.  Al Cisneros has moved away from the doom since swapping out drummers, but the man remains a stellar bassist.  That said, I’d imagine the focus will be on their last two albums…
  • High on Fire plays The Opera House next Monday (November 26th) with support from Goatwhore, Lo-Pan and Primate.  Matt Pike and co continue to crank out their menacing mix of sludge/thrash, which should appeal to fans of both the slow and the fast shit.
  • Of course, Chris Hakius retired from music a few years back, and as such Jason Roeder of Neurosis fame has sat behind the kit for the marijuanauts on their occasional excursions since.  That said, Neurosis is playing a big album release party tonight with YOB and Voivod–in Oakland, California.  They’ll be heading off to the UK at the end of the month for a couple gigs, but there are no East Coast concerts confirmed in the interim.  Bummer!

On a (somewhat) related note, I’ve been counting down the top 10 doom duos on Gruesome Views for the past view days.  Of course, OM figures to be on that list somewhere…

OM, Daniel Higgs, Sons of OTIS, Wyrd Visions @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St W., Sunday, November 18th.  Doors @ 8.  $15.50.  19+.

High on Fire, Goatwhore, Primate, Lo-Pan @ The Opera House, 735 Queen St E., Monday, November 26th.  Doors @ 7.  $21.50.  19+.

Sleep @ Your Dreams, 666 Weed St, Date TBA. ;)

Peace,

Greg

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Seahawks/Stamps/Flames/Zags/Jays/Raptors fan and lifelong metal head with a beer gut and a self-deprecating sense of humour. Reviewer/blogger (Yon Senior Doomsayer) for Hellbound.ca.