Once again I find myself in Helsinki to attend the Tuska Open Air Festival, which has become a staple in my yearly concert plans….
Hellbound Metal: Radio playlist for the Sunday, July 21st edition of Hellbound Radio, broadcast live on INDI 101 FM in Hamilton ON
Well holy shit, it’s a Hellbound Radio playlist! Well, there actually hasn’t been a playlist for a while, as it has been nearly a month since we have done the show live. Never fear however, faithful listeners/followers, for Hellbound Radio returned on Sunday night with a show jam packed full of new releases.
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.
“If you’re a fan of extreme metal and you live in North America, it’s likely that you have a strong impulse to attend the continent’s biggest annual festival: Maryland Deathfest. Actually attending the fest, however, isn’t always possible, especially if you live thousands of miles away.”
Part one of Jay H. Gorania’s recap of Maryland Deathfest 2012, with live photos by Albert Mansour.
Overall, Noisear is an obvious fit for the Relapse roster that has released a fine grind album.
“Being the last night of the tour, we were treated to various members of the other bands taking the stage. Mikko from Barren Earth/Swallow the Sun jumped on stage at the very beginning and sported a pig nose and a leather police cap. Other guys who joined Finntroll during the evening were Olli-Pekka Laine and Janne Perttilä from Barren Earth, Petri Lindroos from Ensiferum, and Keijo Niinimaa of Rotten Sound. Even as the last songs were sung, there was a mood of excitement, gratitude, and celebration. Finntroll played their heart out for everyone. Skrymer in particular was trying his best to avoid smiling, but couldn’t help but crack a few.”
Justin Richardson reviews the final two dates of the FINNISH METAL TOUR 2011 that happened in early March in Charlotte, NC and Raleigh, NC
Sean Palmerston reviews the February 22, 2011 Toronto stop on the current Finnish Metal Tour. Live photos by Albert Mansour. Live footage by Sean.
Back by popular demand, here are the Staff Playlists for February 2011!
Our gal Natalie Zed is back with the eleventh installment of her Postcard review column. Please find enclosed reviews of DEICIDE, ROTTEN SOUND, CAULDRON and more…