Death To All Rips Vancouver To Pieces


Earlier in the week I was preparing myself for a couple of tremendous metal nights in Vancouver. I was geared up to check out Devin Townsend with Animals As Leaders and the very next night, Death DTA. When I woke up in the morning a day before that run of shows, I was surprised to […]

Revocation In Vancouver: Altars Of Radness


After an excruciatingly long wait, Revocation finally came to Vancouver for my eyes to see. Currently, they’re on tour with Crowbar and Havok and I’ve heard nothing but good things about this run. This past Sunday was the lone western Canada date and I truly didn’t foresee how good this show was going to be. […]

Cannibal Corpse Destroy Down Under

Cannibal Corpse

This tour being announced gave me a half-chub. Cannibal Corpse and Hour of Penance on the same bill, and playing at the former Billboard? Count me in. Since I missed Hour of Penance last time they were here (last year with Behemoth) and hadn’t seen the Corpse for going on 2 years, I was excited […]

Hell On The Bay Fest Rocks Melbourne

Bane of Winterstorm at Hell On The Bay

Hell on the Bay is a new killer local festival which is definitely what it sounds like: The whole night takes place out on the Victoria Star, a ferry/party boat that cruises around Port Phillip in Melbourne. Complete with awesome Australian talent, a metal DJ downstairs, free pizza, and a very cramped space to try […]

Tankard, Abigail Roll Through Australia


I know, I know, this is VERY late. Combined with my sister visiting from China, going to visit my relatives out in the country, and getting back to university, I haven’t had much time to sit down and write this review up. Forgive me. I’ll say this right now, I hadn’t even listened to Tankard […]

Aborted, Psycroptic Invade Australia


I was stoked about this tour from the start, man. Aborted are nothing short of amazing, Psycroptic are so much better live and The Schoenberg Automaton are pretty damn killer. Hadal Maw opening for the show wasn’t a bad choice, either. Plus, The Hi-Fi has the best sound I’ve heard at a venue. This was […]

Morbid Angel Perform Down Under

Morbid Angel

Let’s get this out of the way: Morbid Angel are pretty cool, but they’re far from my favourite band. Altars of Madness is a fantastic album, but as this is the 20th anniversary of Covenant, Morbid Angel decided to play it from start to finish. I’m still not overly familiar with it or the openers, […]

Gloryhammer Lays Waste To Australia


As soon as I heard about Gloryhammer touring here, I knew I was going. Tales From the Kingdom of Fife is my fucking jam, dude. I love the shit out of that album. Combined with my mates in Aquilus and Hybrid Nightmares (HN were replacing Bane of Winterstorm) opening before the mighty Lagerstein, this was […]

Iron Reagan Rock Arkansas

Iron Reagan

As you have heard me bemoan before, being in law school and working fulltime is a suckfest. One of the side effects of this lifestyle is that I hadn’t been to a concert in almost a year. Luckily I broke the cycle of abstaining from live performance and went to see blackened thrashers Occultist and […]

Orphaned Land In A Land Down Under

Orphaned Land

I’ll be honest, I completely forgot about this gig by the time it rolled around. I only managed to go by a complete stroke of luck — a friend of mine won a double pass, texted me saying, “Hey, wanna see Orphaned Land?” and took me. Justin, I love ya. Anyway, Voyager opening meant this […]