Rafael Gallaher Picks His Top 10 Of 2014

deathless

If you haven’t gotten to these records yet, ask Santa or Krampus, or whomever you get presents from during the Saturnalia season, for them. Or just Spotify that shit. Do whatever you want, but these are my favorite albums of 2014. First, a quick and catty SPOILER ALERT: Babymetal isn’t anywhere close to being on […]

Sean Harris Picks His Top 20, Part 2

Blood In, Blood Out

The countdown continues. What makes your Top 20 of 2014? 10. Nader Sadek’s The Malefic: Chapter 3 Nader Sadek has basically formed every metal heads wet dream. Four songs of absolute pure metal brutality, the name power alone is enough to sell records. It won’t be hard to sell this one at all as it’s […]

Sean Harris Picks His Top 20

Pandemonium

Hey kids, it’s that wonderful time of the year again. Christmas spirit is in full swing and when you think of the holidays, you definitely think about what kind of year it’s been. It’s been one hell of a year for metal. There were so many great releases in 2014 and now is a better […]

Beyond Creation, Ne Obliviscaris Rip It Up Down Under

Beyond Creation

I’ll be real with you all — I completely forgot to write this until now. Last week was been crazy busy for me personally and I haven’t had time to sit down and write this anyway. Professional as fuck, right? Anyway, Ne Obliviscaris headlined this gig but to be truthful I was way more stoked […]

Death To All Rips Vancouver To Pieces

DTA

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

Revocation

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

Tankard

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

Aborted

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 […]