Tag: Strapping Young Lad

Live Review: Devin Townsend: Empath Live Volume 2 (Live Stream)

Promising what would have been the full headlining performance from this year’s postponed incarnation of the 20th Anniversary of Bloodstock, an 85 minute career spanning set, which centers on the heavier side of his catalog and includes material from his Strapping Young Lad and Devin Townsend Project bands this live streamed event from Devin Townsend

NEWS: Devin Townsend Project live stream in September!

As Devin Townsend was unable to play the 20th Anniversary of Bloodstock this summer, he’s got together with his Empath Volume 2 live band and Stageit to do a live stream 85 minute career spanning full set on 5th September, focusing on heavier side of his material. The main band features guitarist Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless/Black Crown

Interview: “Quadra” Q&A part #14 from Sepultura!

“The true voice, our music, it’s always been our music, Can’t speak to our faces, it’s easy to put your mask on, The typing and bitching it’s how you keep your distance, There’s always a reason we’ve moved beyond your limits, Hide, Lie, Hide, Take your mask off!”

Review: “Ascend To The Throne” by Saints Of Death

Originally starting out as a Motorhead tribute band, Vancouver Canada quartet Saints of Death are an outfit with a unique selling point – they have two bassists in their ranks. Inspired by the Mexican folklore of Santa Muerte (Spanish for Holy Death), the band are fronted by vocalist and eight-string bassist Twan Holliday, a beast

Review: “Awakening” by Draemora

Terry Jenkins (vocals/guitar) formed Progressive Death Metal act Draemora in November 2019 in the Seattle, Washington after exiting stage left from his previous band Odyssian. In a reflective mood and seeing it as an opportunity to try something different, he wrote a handful of songs with lyrics and demoed them out in his own home.

Review: “A Wonderful Life” by Mushroomhead

It has been six long years since 2014s “The Righteous And The Butterfly” and the revolving door of musicians in Cleveland Ohio Metallers Mushroomhead has kept turning with drummer Steve Felton being the only ever present member of the band which started out 1993. Since that last record, 2015 saw the exit of keyboard player

Playthrough: “Gadhimai” by Underside!

During Silence Festival in 2019, it seemed as though organizers Underside would not be able to perform their set as their drummer was stranded in India due to civil unrest. In steps the atomic clock Gene Hoglan. His band Testament are playing the festival and with little knowledge of the songs and little sleep the

Under The Influence #40: Manalyth on “Ghost Reveries” by Opeth!

August 2005 saw Swedish Progressive Death Metallers Opeth make their major label debut with Roadrunner Records. They did so with their eighth studio album “Ghost Reveries“, produced by Jens Bogren (Sepultura, God Forbid, At The Gates) and saw just one promotional single in “The Grand Conjuration“. For the music video for the track saw it cut

Interview: Devin Townsend has Coffee with Ola Englund!

If you haven’t seen any of guitarist Ola Englund’s “Coffee With Ola” interview series then frankly you’re missing out. He has shared a freshly ground cup of the World’s finest beverage with the great and the good of Metal and in this latest episode gets to chat with none other than Devin Townsend. Strapping Young

Under The Influence #35: Krvsade on “The Sound Of Perseverance” by Death!

Chuck Schuldiner founded Orlando Florida Death Metal band Death in 1983 and was their vocalist, guitarist and occasionally bassist until his tragic death in 2001. The band were a revolving door of musicians including Obituary guitarist James Murphy and Strapping Young Lad, Testament and Fear Factory drummer Gene Hoglan at various points in time. “The Sound