Articles

Philip H. Anselmo is a true original, raw and at his core

“Be it that gnarly scream, outspoken attitude or empowering stage presence, Philip H. Anselmo can do it all. The multifaceted musician from NOLA is everyone’s favourite frontman of aggression; from shaping sub genres in Pantera to forming the supergroup Down, Superjoint Ritual and many side projects in between.”

Ola Mazzuca interviews Philip H. Anselmo on the eve of his solo debut peformance in Toronto

Blasphemous Meals #8: Canucks a la Cuisine – headbanging over hot plates.

In this entry of Blasphemous Meals, Ola Mazzuca covers three recipes from the Hellbent For Cooking book (Bazillion Points) that come from here at home in Canada! Three very different options are presented here, two dinners and a desert, from three very different bands that have been a part of the Canadian metal underground over the past thirty years (Dissection, Blasphemy and Bastardator). Check them out!

Decibel Magazine Tour 2013 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON, May 31, 2013

“By this point in the night the press of bodies on the main floor was damn near suffocating. Coupled with the intense heat, it was a sweaty affair indeed. Hair flying and riffs flying faster, Cannibal Corpse set a blistering pace for their 90+ minute, 20 song set.”

Matt Hinch reviews the May 31st Toronto stop of the Decibel Magazine Tour, featuring Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation and Beyond Creation. Cannibal Corpse photos by Adam Wills

Heavy Metal, Popular Culture, and Academia

“Importantly, the presentations often approached a generalized assumption that some group or groups of people hold about metal music or culture only to complexify the issue, demonstrating how research in particular locations, milieus, and demographics reveals the diversity in the ways people understand and engage with metal.”

Laura Wiebe reports back on the first North American academic heavy metal conference.