Holy Grail Frontman Talks Forthcoming LP

Holy Grail

Holy Grail guitarist Eli Santana has checked in with an online update regarding the band’s next studio set. He says: “In the pursuit of accumulating enough material to make a great album, we had a problem on our hands. With over fifty song ideas and hundreds of riffs to choose from, we faced the daunting […]

Metal From My ‘Hood: Nylithia


Armstrong Metal Fest, Western Canada’s premiere metal festival, takes place July 18 and 19. I’m mega excited for the fest as it’ll be my second year attending. Last year, the debauchery and shenanigans were at a fever pitch with the likes of Holy Grail, Bison BC and the almighty Suffocation around. This year, the lineup […]

The Grammy Debacle

Black Sabbath

Now overall, award ceremonies are really just jerk off ceremonies. They bring together the so called “best of the best” and hand out stupid little trophies to feed the winners’ egos. Sometimes it is more than warranted though. Bryan Cranston constantly winning Emmy’s for his role as Walter White in the amazing show “Breaking Bad” […]

Sean Harris: My Top Ten Concerts Of 2013


I hope all of you enjoyed Part 1 of my Top 10 Concerts of 2013. Here’s the second part in all of it’s headbanging glory! 5. Expain – Charqui Grill, Vancouver, BC July 13 Now get this: Take the craziest thrash metal band in Vancouver. Put them in an upscale, high class restaurant in neighboring […]

Sean Harris Picks His Top Albums For 2013

Surgical Steel

Chris Harris’ Top 10 Worst Albums of 2013 was spot on. Kill Devil Hill wouldn’t see the light of day without Rex Brown being there and Super Collider collided with a gigantic turd. Ghost proved lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place and the Butcher Babies are talent less cum dumpsters.  However, we did […]

The Holiest Of Grails

Now during my time at British Columbia’s finest metal fest, Armstrong Metal Fest, I had the distinct pleasure of getting to know the dudes in Holy Grail. We drank, got drunk, drank, drank some more and when we were finished, we drank. Shenanigans were in full force. Three months passed by and the Grail boys […]

Holy Grail Forget Frontman, Leave Behind On Tour


James Paul Luna can’t be happy with his bandmates. “If anyone happens to see the rest of Holy Grail, will you tell them that they left their singer in Kamloops?,” he writes on their Facebook. The band is on tour, and heading for Calgary to play a gig tonight with Orange Goblin. They accidentally left […]

Godhunter Tracking New Disc


You may not be familiar with Godhunter, but you should be. There a band whose members include GSA readers. And they happen to be fucking talented too. The sludge metal act from Arizona have been recording new material at Arcane Digital Studios with Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Unruh). The band is working on its official […]

Orange Goblin, Holy Grail Touring This Fall

Orange Goblin

Get your big boy pants on! Orange Goblin is coming to deflower America’s virgins starting September 27 with a show in New Orleans. A complete rundown of the tour’s dates follows at the end of this post. Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulf will also be on the bill. The tour will creep into Canada.

Sean Harris: “I Will Fucking Kill You!”

Sean Harris

One thing I have not experienced as a longtime metal head is a metal festival. I’ve heard so many epic stories about Wacken, Bloodstock and even Download Festival. In western Canada, unfortunately, the cupboard is pretty bare for full-on festivals. That was until I was informed I would be attending and covering British Columbia’s best […]