Just got back from Baltimore, and boy, are my eardrums tired! Over three days of an expertly curated (mostly) heavy music lineup, I took over 550 pictures of almost 20 bands.
By Steve Ramsey [as emailed to and edited by Kevin Stewart-Panko] By the time you read this, original NWOBHM death-cheaters, Satan will have had…
By Danielle Griscti Even if, like me, you’re not exactly an expert on SLOUGH FEG, I’m willing to bet your face will hurt by…
Sean Palmerston thinks back to his first SXSW festival experience back in 1998, featuring Shallow North Dakota, QOTSA and Man’s Ruin Records
Back by popular demand, here are the Staff Playlists for February 2011!
Last week we ran our TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 2010 list, as voted by the writers of Hellbound.ca. Here are the individual Top 10s that were submitted by our writers for your personal enjoyment…
Here is the playlist for the October 17th edition of HELLBOUND RADIO
I feel this band always had this kind of album in them and now have fully realized their potential in Nucleus: a glorious heavy metal album that should put a shit-eating grin on every metal head’s face.
San Francisco’s Hammers of Misfortune have recently signed to Metal Blade, and as a result, the label has reissued their entire back catalogue in hopes that it will get the due recognition it missed the first time around. With no expectation and no foreknowledge of the band, I tossed myself in at the deep end to review these four reissues and wound up discovering something completely fresh.
Kyle Harcott reviews the new Metal Blade reissues of the Hammers Of Misfortune back catalogue.
The inveterate Slough Feg are one of those bands that pulls it off so well live that they’re able to sound identical to what they do on tape, which I found pretty impressive considering how ornate their songs can get. Personally, I was there to hear songs from their latest, Ape Uprising!, and they did not disappoint, throwing the excellent “Simian Manifesto” into their set early on. But as they’re touring for their 20th anniversary, the band threw loads of gems into their set. It was great to hear older tracks like “Tiger! Tiger!”, “The Final Gambit” and “Hiberno-Latin Invasion” live. And seeing Mike Scalzi and Angelo Tringali work their guitar magic, playing off each other is especially jaw-dropping – they recall the classic Gorham/Robertson harmony work in Thin Lizzy.