A capacity crowd came together at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre last week to witness France’s mighty Gojira, Canada’s own Devin Townsend Project, and Chicago’s critically acclaimed The Atlas Moth, and what a show it was. Hellbound’s Adam Wills was there to witness the whole thing.
I’m not sure exactly what this list means – is this list any better than any of the individual lists? Probably not. Every list that comes out has their own personality, has albums that may be less obvious. But perhaps what this list does show is what the collective metal media thought was the “can’t miss” albums this year.
Review by Ola Mazzuca Reading, England technical death metal up-and-comers Sylosis recently toured the US with Lamb of God. And what a fine time it…
As High on Fire made their return to Toronto after a 2 year absence, Hellbound’s Renee Trotier was their to cover the return of Matt Pike, the endlessly touring Goatwhore, as well as a Brutal Truth/Mastodon collaboration. Read on for the full report…
As December’s gift-buying chaos falls upon us, rest assured that shopping for your favourite metalhead doesn’t have to be a taxing chore. Whether you’re a bewildered dear one, a metal fan buying for a fellow metal lover, or looking for a treat for yourself, we Hellbounders have a few holiday shopping ideas that might make your task a little easier.
By Matt Hinch Old school death metal stalwarts Incantation have been in the game for a long time (in one form or another) proving…
On November 14th the awesome double bill of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and ROYAL THUNDER played just down the street from Hellbound HQ, performing an intimate show at Hamilton’s Corktown Pub. Here is a review of the night by Sean Palmerston, with cool black and white photography by Adam Wills.
“With tour line-ups so diverse – much like metal in general – it’s not that common to run into a show where every band demands your equal attention (in anticipation, if not necessarily in performance). But the Epic Kings and Idols tour might have been custom designed for a metalhead like me, and even without a perfect execution this one ranks high amidst my favourite concerts of the year.”
Live review by Laura Wiebe, concert photos by Adam Wills
On August 30th a terrific foursome of current folk metal acts descended on Toronto’s Opera House that included Korpiklaani, Moonsorrow, Tyr and Metsatoll. Laura Wiebe documents the evening’s activities, with live photography by Adam Wills.
“This show was a long time coming. A few years after making their Canadian debut in Hamilton, Hammers of Misfortune finally made it all the way to Toronto – and brought The Gates of Slumber with them to boot! These two combined made this a must see for me since I love both bands and had never seen TGOS live before. And what a show it was!”
Live review by Sean Palmerston; Live photos and video by Adam Wills