Join us this month as we celebrate 10 full years of Hellbound! – and as we carry on with our monthly staff picks. May the metal be with you!
New Release: Membranes – What Nature Gives… Nature Takes Away.
Live: Asomvel At Dolans Limerick. A killer mix of Venom and Motorhead… which is as it should be but seldom is.
Non Metal: Tangerine Dream – The Official Bootleg Series Volume Three.
Wild Card: The Many Lives of the Evil Dead. An excellent collection of essays about the much loved series. And remember, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi and Robert Tappert. No Ash… No Evil Dead.
Listening to: Symphony X. Excited to see them live soon for the first time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uY6MNuMdUU
New release: It has to be Rammstein long-awaited new album (released on May 17th) https://www.rammstein.de/en/new-album/
Live: For the first time finally got to see Dimmu Borgir live. Very impressive performance musically and visually.
Listening to: Saint Vitus – self-titled (1984)
New release: Saint Vitus – self titled (2019)
Live: Church of Misery with Mondo Generator, Toke, Against the Grain in Detroit
Non-Metal: Jon Pardi – Heartache Medication
Wild card: Just saw the best AC/DC tribute band at Rib Fest, the first of many summer food festivals in Toronto…
Listening to: I recently went on a big Local H bender. I never realized how active they’ve been this century. But I still go back to As Good As Dead.
New Release: Call of the Void – Buried in Light (Translation Loss, May 10, 2019): “loud metallic sludgepunk” sounds pretty accurate. This band’s brand of rage is satisfyingly great. Heavy and not too crazy, it makes you feel alive on the way toward death.
New release: October Tide – In Splendor Below (Agonia, 17 May 2019)
Live: Whitesnake in Niagara Falls NY, 18 May 2019
Non-Metal: In honour and memory of my Dad – “Fall Back On Me” by Charley Pride.
Wild card: binging old episodes of the British archaeology TV show Time Team https://www.channel4.com/programmes/time-team
Listening to: Twin Temple – Bring You Their Signature Sound…. Satanic Doo-Wop (Rise Above Records)
New release: October Tide – In Splendor Below (Agonia)
Live: Hellbound.ca Turns 10 W/Chainbreaker, Anthropic + more (https://www.facebook.com/events/358863444726314/)
Non-Metal: Devin Townsend (acoustic) – CBC’s First Play Live – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjDQRGwTi8M&list=PLxuaaONzLc3ee_hArx4nGl4jj9jUoQxa_
Wild card: Schitt’s Creek (Season 5)