Profile: Cory McCallum of Olde

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It’s been nearly three years since Canada’s doom metallers Olde released their debut I. Three years is definitely a stretch but this hard-charging slab of massive downtuned grooves and bluesy melodies more than filled the gap. The template set forth on I worked extremely well and once a band finds that kind of groove there’s really no need to fiddle with the formula. Which is exactly where they land on second full length Temple: not far removed from the debut but with their air tight songwriting even tighter and the deadly serious lyrical content more focused than ever they’ve crafted the perfect follow up. Ahead of the albums release, later this week, we had the opportunity to ask Cory McCallum (bass) our set of Profile questions and he was not only very gracious with his answers but insightful as well. You do not want to miss this… Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Anal Trump, Bruce Corbitt, Maryland Deathfest and more!

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May 25, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

    • Leading off, Anal Trump dropped its latest minute-or-so-long tirade against our Toddler-in-Chief, with all proceeds going to RAINN. And even better, as we see above, the album hit #1 on Bandcamp’s best-sellers list shortly thereafter.

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You Are Not Helpless, You Are Not Alone

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“I am not helpless.  I am not alone”

The words pass my lips more and more these days, as I watch so much of what I believe in pushed aside and twisted into something I can’t recognize. I don’t talk much about my political beliefs, because for me they are human beliefs: we are equal, we are in this together, and we are all deserving of each other’s help, and love. That’s hard to accept, and I admit to being challenged to accept what I feel on a daily basis. Especially when we’re inundated with so much hate and vitriol. It feels inescapable: on the news, on social media, even at the family dinner table. And over the last few days it’s gotten to the point where I can’t stop shaking, from pulling away from everything and everyone because the words are starting to become just that: words. Continue reading

Album Review: Flidais – “Kazador”

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The world of power metal has grown at a great pace over the past 2-3 years. One of the big reasons for that growth is the amount of newer bands contributing, especially bands from North America. Flidais, hailing from Ontario, seem destined to lead the charge with their new EP Kazador. Incorporating many different styles, this group of talented musicians have created a set of tunes that many power metal fans (and metal fans in general) will thoroughly enjoy. Continue reading

Halloween Deuce: Void Meditation Cult and Terrortron

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Halloween is a joyous occasion for many around the world, myself included. It’s a time when horror and gore is shared proudly, little ones enjoy trick or treating, haunted houses, and an opportunity to consume the most horrific media that can be found. Whether this is through music or movies or both, it is either an excuse to get caught up or a purposeful binge. With that in mind we have two albums for your perusal that could just as easily soundtrack a sacrifice as it could a Halloween party. Exhibit A: Void Meditation Cult‘s throughly dark, black/death metal full length debut, Utter the Tongue of the Dead. Exhibit B: Terrortron‘s horror-synth second full length, Necrophiliac Among the Living DeadContinue reading