While Sean did an interview with Scott from Skeletonwitch at their Toronto show on Friday night that should be on Hellbound.ca sometime next week, I thought I’d post up some of the photos I shot of them at their Toronto show this past Saturday.
If you’ve been to a metal show in Toronto at anytime in the past 20 years, chances are you know or have seen Joe. None of us from Hellbound.ca know Joe personally, but we have been seeing him at shows since Sepultura in 1991. He has a fierce admiration for metal and, although he doesn’t have a computer, we asked him if we could take some pictures with him at Friday night’s Obituary show in Toronto to post on Hellbound.ca and he said sure. Albert snapped some shots of Joe with Rob Kachluba, Blitz and I and also got another shot of him at Stryper on Sunday night too.
Ladies and gentleman, Joe, a true Toronto scene supporter!
Setlist for the recent Doro show in Toronto on Hellbound.ca
Music has been incorporated into fashion since, well, forever.
The band t-shirt is a common article of clothing and music edition sneakers are a great way to support your favourite artist in style.
I’ve lost count of every time someone has questioned the indecipherable logo sprawled across my shirt: “Ola, what the hell does that say?” I simply reply “Oh this? Well, it’s Emperor”.
Struggling with drug addiction, interpersonal problems, and a dwindling fan base, MC5 cut High Time in 1971. The band which had ignited punk rock and upped the ante on rock ‘n roll’s protest ethic with a single live recording released its third album to lukewarm reviews and apathy from the record-buying public. High Time went down as the unsatisfying finale in the story of MC5’s meteoric rise and fall. The times had changed. Or had they? This article considers High Time not as the last gasp of MC5 but rather as a vital exploration of the then-fledgling heavy metal genre and its relationship to rock ‘n roll.
Music and atmosphere. A lot of the time, these go hand in hand, musically. But what about the listening environment? Listen to an album in one setting, and you may not think much of it. Listen to that same album in the right setting, and all of a sudden, things seem to make sense. Perhaps you were listening on an ipod in a busy subway station, and the subtleties of the album were drowned out over the hustle of the city – or maybe you were just preoccupied by surfing online, with music on as background noise, and not something to be fully taken in.
Here’s what the gang played on Hellbound Radio on Sunday night. All three were in attendance, as this was Kevin’s last show before heading to Florida for vacation (have fun dude!). Sean drove Kevin crazy playing not one but two ANVIL songs, and also ended the show with a full 19-minute DREAM THEATER track.
See the entire show track listing inside.
Just a note for our faithful readers that we’re taking Labour Day off from regular album updates – we’re gone fishing!
See you on Tuesday morning with brand new album reviews and more.
Labour Day Weekend is gonna be another Long Weekend of Doom for me. There aren’t any shows going on, but I’ll be slow-motion headbanging to the large shipment of CDs I just got from AllThat’sHeavy.com.
Starkly contrasting the straight-to-business, wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am approach of the rest of the evening’s acts, with their short, quick and violent sets, headliners Hirax took the stage as though they were Judas Priest or Iron Maiden playing Madison Square Gardens. – by Jay H. Gorania