Staff Playlists – October 2019

Welcome to Hellbound’s latest collection of staff picks and playlists. Enjoy these recommendations and tell us what you’re listening to in the comments. And Happy Halloween!

Steve Earles

New release: Exhorder – Mourn The Southern Skies

Non-Metal: Kila – Lunar Park 

Wild Card: Ronnie Wood – Ronnie. Excellent autobiography, and
actually written by Ronnie.

Slaughter Season: Night of the Demon. Classic 1958 black and white
chiller, based on the story Casting The Runes by M.R James.

Gruesome Greg

Listening to: Black Mountain – Druganaut

New release: Orodruin – Ruins of Eternity

Live: Nothing coming up for a little while — slow season for shows. Black Mountain @ Lee’s Nov 19 

and High on Fire @ Danforth Music Hall Nov 25

Non-Metal: Luke Bell – Where Ya Been

Wild card: Hoping the Stamps can make it to the Grey Cup in Calgary. Might hafta go back to my old hometown for that one…

Slaughter season: Macabre – Slaughter Thy Poser

Danielle Griscti

Listening to: Waste of Space Orchestra – Syntheosis

New release: Blut Aus Nord – Hallucinogen

Live: There have been many lately, but the first Canadian appearance of Austin duo Cortége with Völur at the Grand Gerrard on October 18th was a real treat. &

Wild card: The bleak, pretty, trance-inducing ambience of Altar Boa

Slaughter season: Twin Peaks season 3 has been haunting all levels of my consciousness.  It’s terrifying and completely bizarre and I love it.

Sarah Riley 

Listening to: Inanimate Existence – Ocean (Clockwork, The Artisan Era, 2019)

New release: Cattle Decapitation – Bring Back the Plague. One of the singles released for their new record coming out in November. Super stoked to see what else they’ve been cooking up in the studio.

Live: Equipoise, Arkaik, Fallujah and Beyond Creation @ The Garrison, Toronto, October 20th.

Non-metal: Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (Maggot Brain, Westbound Records, 1971)

Wild card: Wartooth Tattoo. Parkdale, Toronto.

Slaughter season: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). Hands down my all time favorite slasher film.

Laura Wiebe

Listening to: Lacrimas Profundere – Bleeding the Stars

New release: Leprous – Pitfalls

Live: Demons & Wizards w/ Lizzie Borden @ the Danforth Music Hall on Aug 31 + Amorphis w/ Anneke van Giersbergen @ the Opera House on Sep 26 (yeah, I’m a little behind here)

Non-metal: The Cars – self-titled

Wild card: The Conjuring. Finally watched it this month – two thumbs up.

Slaughter season: Dread Sovereign – Thirteen Clergy (from All Hell’s Martyrs)

Adam Wills

Listening to: Alcest – Spiritual Instinct

New release: Leprous – Pitfalls

Live: Ghost – Hamilton – Oct 17, 2019

Non-Metal: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen

Wild card: Rosemary’s Baby (dir. Roman Polanski)

Slaughter season: Trick ‘R Treat (dir. Michael Dougherty) – is this not the best Hallowe’en movie ever?