This band have taken their monicker from the unfortunate Russian dog who became one of the first animals in space: Laika. Unusual name for a…
Tuska Open Air Festival 2014 Helsinki, Finland (6/27/14) Waking up a bit groggy from the Barren Earth show the previous night, I tried to…
Children of Bodom/Death Angel/Tyr Halo of Blood Over North America Charlotte, NC (3/19/14) I had my gear packed and ready to head to the…
Hellbound is a Canadian-based metal site. That doesn’t determine our coverage – we can appreciate, evaluate and cover heavy tunes from anywhere in the…
When the gods made heavy metal, it was the thunder issued from Bill Ward’s fists that set the scene, at least as equally as Tony Iommi’s lightning. You could not have had that demon birth with a lesser drummer at the helm. Mixing the satanic swing of jazz with sheer brute clobbering force, Bill Ward’s drumming turned the oldest form of long-distance communication into a manifesto of power. And a thousand children picked up sticks.
Hellbound’s Kyle Harcott in conversation with original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward about his new art project, entitled Absence of Corners, and his upcoming musical releases.
Back again by popular demand!
You keep asking when it’s coming back, so here it is. Here is what the staff of Hellbound.ca has been enjoying during the months of July and August 2013.
Hellbound Metal: Radio playlist for the Sunday, July 21st edition of Hellbound Radio, broadcast live on INDI 101 FM in Hamilton ON
Hellbound Metal: “Halo of Blood isn’t breaking down any new barriers for Children of Bodom but their powerful and thrashy riffage and technicality are presented fully realized. Their flair for the dramatic and intensity while remaining somewhat accessible is a formula fit for pseudo-mainstream success.”
“I’ve always credited Finland’s Children of Bodom with helping to further my interest and involvement in metal, and in all those years I’ve seen them live a countless number of times. Somehow though, this show felt different. It felt special. Whether it was the ravenous crowd, my nostalgic mood, or the fact that this was the band’s 15th anniversary tour, the moment I heard the opening riffs of “Sixpounder” I just couldn’t stop smiling.”
Renee Trotier reviews the February 27th Toronto performance by Children of Bodom, Eluveitie, Revocation and Threat Signal. Live photos by Albert Mansour.
Here are ten reasons not to miss the HEAVY T.O. festival at Toronto’s Downview Park this weekend