Now available from Relapse Records: “Celebrate 25 years of independent metal with over 180 tracks from our catalog! From death and doom to grind and…
VARGA with Non-Existent, Rise of Dissension, Meathook and Ithon December 5th, 2014 at the Overtime Sports bar in Kingston, Ontario What better way to spend a Friday…
Over the past four years we have seen Full of Hell release many full lengths and eps but now, with the edition of Masami Akita…
“This is the music equivalent of a B-movie horror director gaining access to a budget and real special effects and using them to perfection. And at less than 40 minutes, it certainly doesn’t overstay its welcome.”
In his debut review for Hellbound.ca, writer William Seay reviews Necrocracy, the new 2013 album by California death metal outfit Exhumed
Species At War is an incendiary and blindingly ferocious blitzkrieg of power. In full gear, the album flays the ears like a sandstorm of razorblades.
“It promised to be an epic night. With a good portion of Hellbound West (Rob Hughes/Cara Cross/yours truly) in the house, plus Mr. Palmerston representing the eastern faction, there was a definite buzz in the air for this showcase gig from local faves Ancients. On the cusp of putting out their reportedly-megalithic debut full-length, Ancients rented the Rickshaw for the night, brought a few friends’ bands along for the ride, and drew a pretty good crowd for their showcase.”
Live review by Kyle Harcott, except where noted. Concert photography by Ted Reckoning
Earlier this week Greyhaze Records released the new CDEP / 10″ vinyl release by Brazilian grind unit Desalmado. Hellbound is delighted to be able to present you their new sixteen minute slab of sheer brutality in its entirety for your listening pleasure.
“While the Stanley Cup Riot of 2011 will be neither forgiven nor forgotten any time soon, it was heartening to see Vancouver’s metal scene step up and do their part to help soothe some of the sting the city’s been feeling since that night. I also got my eyes opened – there are a lot of incredible bands in this city”
Rob Hughes and Kyle Harcott review the July 13th RIFFS NOT RIOTS festival that happened in Vancouver. Concert photography by Ted Reckoning.
Any disappointment should be alleviated this evening with a solid double-dose of heaviness just offa Bathurst. NYC’s Tombs and Neurot recording artists A Storm of Light are playing Sneaky Dee’s, then I’m gonna head down the street to catch Macabre, my all-time favourite grind band, at the Hard Luck Bar.
This upcoming weekend marks the return of the biggest underground metal festival in North America, the Maryland Deathfest. Quite a few Hellbound contributors are making the pilgrimage down to Baltimore for the four day festival, which starts this Thursday and carries on through Sunday, so we have picked some of our most anticipated bands to see each day and will be running daily previews this week.
Here are some bands that Sean and Adam are excited to see on Friday night.