Sean Palmerston

Remembering 25 Years Ago Today: WORLD WAR III Festival

“I remember that both Celtic Frost and Destruction were very happy that they were known and in demand in the North American music scene. Celtic Frost were extremely heavy live, especially as they were a three piece. Reed definitely destroyed his drums with his heavy style of percussion, and Martin was an animal when it came to head banging while he played. Tom and the rest of the band had a great metal image with an avant garde style.”

November 30th marks the 25th anniversary of the infamous WORLD WAR III Festival in Montreal. Sean Palmerston interviews attendee Dave Busch in memory of this groundbreaking event in Canadian metal history.

The Devin Townsend Project / TesseracT @ the Mod Club, Toronto ON, November 3, 2010

“Everything about this show was carefully planned out, meticulously orchestrated. The sound was excellent and the lighting choices novel and interesting. Every aspect was carefully chosen to enhance the experience. Devin had a stark white light pointing upwards toward his face, catching every crease and shadow, emphasizing every ridiculous expression he contorted his unique features into. I’ve never before seen a man who could appear so scrumptiously handsome one moment then so cartoonishly grotesque the next.”

Natalie Zed reviews the recent Toronto appearance from The Devin Townsend Project, supported by UK’s TesseracT.