Staff Playlists – August 2020

Another month goes by and we give you another month’s worth of staff picks and playlists from some of the folks at Hellbound. Feel free to add your own picks of the month in the comments!

Steve Earles

Listening to: Born Again, Deluxe Edition by Black Sabbath. Bill
Ward, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are joined on this fine platter of
metal by no less than Deep Purple legend Ian Gillan. It’s my favourite
Sabbath album and Zero The Hero is one great metal song. On
this splendid edition there is an unreleased track called The
Fallen, which is splendid, and a very good live show from the Reading
Festival. To accompany it I am reading a very good book by Martin
Popoff called Born Again! Black Sabbath In The Eighties And
Nineties, which I highly recommend. A great antidote to the isolated
times we find ourselves “living” in.

Arta Gailuma

Listening to: X Japan
New release: Manticora – To Live To Kill, out on August 28th, 2020 via ViciSolum Productions

Gruesome Greg

Listening to: Sons of OTIS – Temple Ball
New release: Dead Quiet – Truth and Ruin
Live: Apparently they’re doing shows at The Rockpile now… Do I really wanna go to Etobicoke, though?
Non-Metal: Webb Pierce – There Stands the Glass
Wild card: Still sitting on a 2-year travel credit from WestJet, waiting for some European festivals to return…

Sarah Riley

Listening to: Dumal – The Lesser God

New release: Necrot – Mortal, out August 28th, 2020 via Tankcrimes Records

Non-Metal: SNFU – Something Green and Leafy This Way Comes (Epitaph Records, 1993)


Daniel Smith

Listening to: Grand Belial’s Key – Mocking the Philanthropist 
New release: Expander – Neopunk Boostergang
Non-Metal: Blonde Redhead – Misery is a Butterfly 
Wild card: Twin Peaks – Season 2

Editor @Hellboundmetalcanada Overkill Reviews @Bangerfilms Lover of all things gruesome