January metal shows you don’t want to miss (Toronto edition)

Need some live metal to spice up your post-holiday life or dispel the winter blues? The January chill is on here in Hellbound’s southern Ontario home but there are lots of good reasons to drag your carcass out onto the frosty evening streets. If you’re in the Toronto area, here’s a glimpse of the heavy delights scattered through this month’s concert listings.


Saturday the 10th – Hard Luck Bar

KarmatoBurn show

It’s a groovy trip to stoner rock wonderland, with OL’ TIME MOONSHINE among the openers for KARMA TO BURN. (Inertia Entertainment, $12)
Karma To Burn, Sierra, Ol’ Time Moonshine, On The Verge & Hawkeyes


Tuesday the 13th – The Opera House

WATAIN‘s blackened path chars the way for MAYHEM. (Inertia Entertainment, $32.75+fees)
BLACK METAL WARFARE – Mayhem & Watain w/Revenge


Saturday the 17th [Double Header] – Free Times Café / Bovine Sex Club

A taste of the middle east over food at the Free Times, acoustic duet ZEPHYR could spice up your winter blues. Your base securely built, you might choose to venture over to the epic metal party starring PROTOKULT opening for NORDHEIM. (Zephyr, $10 / Maple Metal, $7)
Zephyr LIVE at the Free Times Café


Wednesday the 21st – The Cave at Lee’s Palace

Psychedelic journeys amidst chugging sludge as AYAHUASCA opens for VATTNET VISKAR. (Collective Concerts, $8.25, 19+)
Vattnet Viskar with Ayahuasca & Pyres at The Cave


… and this is just a tiny taste of the metal erupting in and through Toronto in the coming weeks!

Any frost-shattering (or frost-deepening) shows on your radar this month? Share the goods and let us know.


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