AL1CE: The Thirteenth Hour, a Review by Celic John.

AL1CE Thirteenth Hour Logo
 

 Today our resident Celtic Nutjob takes a look at The Thirteenth Hour by AL1CE. Lets see how he find it, if we manage to understand him… -Ed “Ye cannae ken a droop in the mouth. It’s like shaggin’ a golden-retriever: all backwards sky, man.” Truer words have never been spoken. Case in point, last week I was given an album for review. Now I was expecting it to be another lump o’ numptey shite. But instead it’s a right lump of pure dead brilliance. This is AL1CE. This is The Thirteenth Hour. This is fecking awesome! Now the songs on this album -and there are a right bunch o’ them- are well good. There’s a fine combination of rock, pop […]

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“The City Smells Like Cat Spit” by A Place Both Wonderful And Strange

This city smells like cat spit
 

 When it comes to music my tastes are a wee bit different. A wee bit… eclectic. Take in point the album that was placed upon my haggis sandwich this morning, “The City Smells Like Cat Spit.” The album, though short, is packed with a variety of interesting sounds and styles and a whole lot of Alternative madness. I don’t want to go into too many details but the songs are haunting, powerful, danceable, emotional. If you’re into the fecking Goth scene, EBM scene, or fecking plasticine then this is an album you should get; and a band that you should follow. That’s about it. I like this album. It’s odd. It’s different. It’s something unique. I want more from this band. […]

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Interview with Hatred Reigns. (Band Interview)

Hatred Reigns Band

Today we talk to HATRED REIGNS, an extreme metal band hailing from Canada’s capital region of Ottawa, ON. Who fuse old school with new school elements. Their EP Realm: I – Affliction was released on May 25, 2018, as part of the Indiemerch Devastation On The Nation tour. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band?  Hatred Reigns started with writing riff ideas for what would become In Anguish. The original song was inspired by Opeth’s – Wreath when the song was originally written in E with a goal of trying to write a masterful album like so many others. However, I have played in B since 1992 and can’t seem to stray for that tuning. So I started to play the […]

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Interview With My Secret Circus. (Band Interview)

My Secret Service

Today we speak to Vinny Mancuso of My Secret Circus. My Secret Circus (MSC) mesh together Alt’ metal, rhythm and catchy vocals to create a distinctive sound. Taking you on a ride of energetic anthems, this Melbourne, Australia rap/rock outfit is now about to launch their new music to the world. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Dan started MSC years back. I teamed up with him a few years later. We seemed to have a great writing chemistry that excited us moving forward. We then went through several drummers and bass players till we arrived at the current line up. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? Both. Initially, I learnt guitar from my father and […]

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Interview with The Slyde. (Band Interview)

The Slyde

Today we interview Canadian Prog Rock outfit The Slyde. The Slyde has played over 170 shows on the Eastern Canadian circuit, sharing the stage with such bands as Protest The Hero, Down With Webster, Pain of Salvation, F*ck The Facts, Dana Fuchs, and Timber Timbre among others, and have made appearances at Ottawa Bluesfest, Canadian Music Week, IndieWeek, and Wacken Metal Battle Canada. Answered by vocalist/ guitarist Nathan Da Silva. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? The Slyde has been around since 2009 (formerly known as just ‘Slyde’) forming from the death of a previous band I was in (a melodic death metal band called Atma).  The drummer and bassist from Atma and I formed The […]

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Interview with Infared. (Band Interview)

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 Today we speak to Infrared. A classic thrash outfit from Canada. Starting their music careers in the eighties before going dormant and returning in 2014. Proper music never truly dies. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band?  The band formed in 1985 with Armin Kamal, Kirk Gidley, Alain Groulx and Shawn Thompson. A local following ensued along with some national attention due to the Thoughts Caught (In Between) video that appeared on Much Music. After a few line-up changes, the guys moved on to other things by the 90s. When 2014 came around, the idea of getting the band back together came about. Shawn had moved to Florida many years ago so I became the new bass player. […]

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Interview with AxMinister. (Band Interview)

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Today we speak to Bas “von Bismark” Majzoub, Drummer of Canadian Thrash Metal outfit AxMinister. Their sound is influenced by such masters as Slayer, Megadeth, and Manowar. Their lyrical content focuses on film, history, politics, and religion. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? AxMinister was initially formed in 1999 by Nicholas Klaus (bass, vocals) and Bas “von Bismark” Majzoub (drums) as a way to creatively express our similar influences. The band disbanded in 2001, because Klaus had to move. In 2008, his schooling was done, and he and Bas restarted the band. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? Klaus (bass/vocals) studied classical and jazz in university. Upon completion of his schooling, he realized that only […]

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Interview with Bone Cult. (Band Interview)

Bone Cult

Today we have the pleasure of speaking to UK music group Bone Cult. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of Bone Cult? The history of Bone Cult started in 2013 when we met in Leicester, United Kingdom. After both being at the same venue, we decided we didn’t like what we say in the scene and strived to create something different and unique from the run-of-the-mill bands who we’d seen week after week. We wanted to blur the line between production and band, combining electronic music with a more aggressive edge. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? No, we both trained ourselves through trial and error and finding out what worked. Originally, we started by recording live instruments, […]

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Interview with Hallux. (Band Interview)

Hallux

Today we talk to Canadian Metal outfit Hallux. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? The band started in 2014 when Mike and Ian had left their previous projects and wanted to do something that went straight to the point and paid tribute to the ways of the classic extreme metal bands. After a few months of writing and conceptualizing the music, they started searching for a bassist and found Miles to be a perfect fit with his contributions to writing and helping the band take on the structure of dual vocals without  a frontman What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? Mike and Miles both started private lessons at an early age and Ian began playing […]

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Interview with Sense of Fear. (Band Interview)

Sense of Fear

Today we speak to Greek Heavy Metal outfit Sense of Fear. First unleashing their self-titled EP in 2013, they are ready to reveal their full length follow up “As The Ages Passing By…”. Years in the making, the release has an old school heavy metal feel with a modern pounding anvil. Each track was carefully selected for a good old headbanging time along with telling a unique story. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Hey there! First of all, thank you for the interview and your hospitality! About the history of Sense of Fear… Well, it starts in the late 90s and specifically in 1998, when 3 kids started playing some metal covers and soon enough […]

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