Sean Palmerston

Hellbound does NXNE 2010

Since NXNE decided to do some cool free shows at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Sqaure we thought we’d go check out the most metal of the ones that happened. Actually, they weren’t very metal at all, but here are reviews of the three bands that any open-minded metal head would definitely enjoy…

Natalie Zed and Sean Palmerston offer a recap of the bands they saw for free at NXNE 2010 in Toronto, Ontario. Live photography by Albert Mansour

CAULDRON Invade Hellbound Radio This Sunday!

It’s special guest time again this weekend on Hellbound Radio! This Sunday night we will be joined in the INDI 101 studios by Toronto heavy metal trio CAULDRON to talk about the band, their debut album Chained To The Nite and metal in general. We’ll be spinning music from CAULDRON and have also asked them to bring in some of their own favourite CDs to spin on the show.

HELLBOUND RADIO: January 31, 2010 Playlist

Here is the playlist for our most recent show. We were joined in studio by sometime Hellbound.ca contributor and longtime friend of the show Jay Siebert, who made the trek in to hang out with Albert, Kevin and I. We had a lot of fun doing this show and played a pretty wide variety of music.

World Junior Hockey Final tonight – CANADA or USA To Win?

Now I am not usually a betting man, but tonight I am making an exception. My pal Eli Shaika over at Relapse Records dropped me an email this afternoon, asking me if I would be willing to have a friendly wager on tonight’s game. Now Mr. Shaika is a man who knows his hockey. He is a diehard Philadelpha Flyers fan (much like our own Rob Kachluba is) and gets the game, something I can’t always say for most American sports fans. So when he asked me if I’d be into a bet, how could I refuse?

Blatant Self-Promotion: Gov’t Mule Live Review on Exclaim.ca

While Hellbound.ca is definitely my main focus these days, every now and then I still write for other places when asked. One band that I have covered for Exclaim! on a number of occasions that will appeal to some metal fans despite their non-metalness is the US based heavy blues rock quartet Gov’t Mule. The last time I wrote about them was about seven years ago, but when I got a last minute offer to cover their recent Toronto performance last week for Exclaim!, I rang up Albert Mansour to see if he was interested in checking it out.

Blatant Self-Promotion: Porcupine Tree/King’s X Live Review on Exclaim.ca

While Hellbound.ca is definitely my main focus these days, every now and then I still write for other places when asked. Way back before I launched Hellbound.ca back on June 1st, a Toronto date for Porcupine Tree and King’s X was announced in Toronto for September 30th and I pitched Exclaim! on doing a review of it. True to my word, I went to the show and did the review for Exclaim!, who have posted it up online this morning.

Blatant Self-Promotion: Obituary Live Review on Exclaim.ca

While Hellbound.ca is definitely my main focus these days, every now and then I still write for other places when asked. Exclaim! put out a call last Friday looking for someone to review that night’s Obituary show in Toronto, which I was going to cover for Hellbound.ca with a full review, so I wrote up a review for Exclaim! instead.

Photo gallery: Tribute To Joe

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!