Something Mechanical (Interview)

Today we speak to Something Mechanical. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? The band started out as Deadwoodx, just a few buddies who loved to play making  band – With the goal of making a bucket-list record (mostly because none of has had ever recorded) so then I started writing , and I really got into it – a lot, lol. I wrote 11 songs in 5 months and in the 6th month we started recording in a studio (Two Bodies Of Water) whom I still use to this day. But then I was hooked! So, as my writing grew and some of the band members leaving, I decided to change the name to Something Mechanical […]

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Radio Free Universe (Interview)

 

 Today we speak to George from Radio Free Universe. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? We started in 2010.  We all played in other bands local to Southern Ontario.  My former group hosted an original music night at the Corktown in Hamilton. ON. That’s where I met Ryan our current guitar player.  We’ve been through a few line-up changes. In fact, Ryan used to play bass in RFU.  It was a weird situation as he is an incredible guitar player, but it made for some interesting changes.  It took us a long time to get where we are now. It didn’t just happen overnight. Everyone in the group right now has a deep respect for one […]

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CRNKSHFT

Today we speak to CRNKSHFT! Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? Our History is long and broken, from going through 9 drummers in one calendar to a complete break up and 2 year hiatus, we assembled a motley crew of guys with the same musical outlook and vibe, and talent. This line up has been together for 2 years, we’ve solidified each position and we’re taking huge strides every step of the way. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? Most of us are self taught or have had minimal lessons. Seb studied at ETM in Geneva. Like most musicians our influence moulded us into the musicians we are. So what can you tell us about […]

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Double Experience

Today we speak to Brock from Double Experience. Let’s start with this. What’s the history of your band? Ian and I have been writing music and playing onstage together since 2011. That was under a band called “Colfax”. It was a deliberate choice to use that band as a gigantic growth period where we would see what does or doesn’t work without fear of critical mistakes. Once we fully explored our definition of being what being a DIY band meant, Ian and I started Double Experience in 2014. What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? Ian and I were exposed to as much music as the average student is. Our teacher was very much dealing in medical music; the kind […]

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Set Before Us: Enigmas

 

 Once more, the world is bathed in chaos and disorder. Once more, we are assaulted by a Metal band. Once more, they kick the stuffing out of peaceful society and unleash pure rage and anger in all directions. This is Enigmas, the latest offering from the powerful band that is Set Before Us. The songs on this small album pack a lot of punch. From start to finish this album is a smorgasbord of guitar driven insanity and thundering drumming. It’s pure bloody Metal, and thus it’s all kinds of epic. Overall, “Enigmas” is a powerful album worthy of any Metal collection.

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Sean Danielsen: Product of Isolation

 

 As the more worldly of you are no doubt aware, Rock is diverse. Such is the diversity of this genre that you can go from brutal insanity to soft heartfelt music within a single stroke. This is the wonderfully mellow Sean Danielsen, with the great “Product of Isolation“. The songs on this, 10 track, album are the epitome of emotional Rock and easy listening. Songs such as ‘Still‘ and ‘Parasite‘ give you the feeling that you’re listening to something similar to Nirvana Unplugged. It’s powerful and emotional, yet personal and soul dominating. Overall, “Product of Isolation” is a wonderfully pleasant album full of heart felt music.

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Syd.31: The Last Punks On Earth

 

 The ether is on the verge of vaporizing as the overwhelming sounds explode from the speakers! This is the brutal Syd.31. This is the story of “The Last Punks On Earth“. The songs on this, 10 track, album are about as killer as Industrial music can become. Songs like ‘This Is Industrial‘ and ‘Blood Diva‘ are the sort of songs that threaten to burn nightclubs and lynch EMO’s. It’s chaos and insanity made audio. It’s brilliant! Overall, “The Last Punks On Earth” is exactly what you’d expect an album from Syd.31 to produce. It’s power from start to finish.

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ANEWRAGE: Life Related Symptoms

 

 I adore the sounds of older Rock music, but I equally enjoy the sounds of styles of modern Rock. So when the world was filled with the sounds of this most progressive and diverse album, I was taken aback. This is Anewrage with their latest offering to the gods “Life Related Symptoms“. The songs on this, 13 track, album are full of punch and a brutal does of ass kicking awesomeness. Songs like ‘Dancefloor‘ and ‘All The Way‘ are amazing and diverse, and have all the potential of becoming dance-floor masters. Overall, “Life Related Symptoms” is a brilliant album worthy of any Rock collection.

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Mr Kitty: A.I.

 

 I have seen the gates of Heaven open; and I have borne witness to the angelic choir that showers the universe with their glorious compositions. I am bathed int heir brilliance and I become a reborn a sacrolist once more. I am reborn as an “A.I.” I am reborn to worship at the alter of the enigmatic Mr. Kitty. The songs on this, 15 track, album are beautiful beyond words. I have always adored the music produced by this overly shy (You still owe me an interview. 😛 ) and brilliant composer. The songs, each and every one of them, drift from the speakers and float across the ether, entering mind, body and soul. It’s something delicious and marvelous to […]

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Blacktop Mojo: Burn The Ships

 

 There is something to be said for powerful Metal. It grabs you and never lets you go! It is in your mind morning, noon and night. It’s always there, pumping through your veins and running across your heart! This is Blacktop Mojo with their latest offering to the gods of metal, “Burn The Ships“. The songs on this, 13 track, album are preciously the sort of music you need to start your morning off with. Hell, they are the sort of songs you need to live your day to. Songs like ‘Burn The Ships‘ and ‘Pyromaniac‘ are lethal moshpit starters from start to finish. It’s all kinds of awesome. Overall, “Burn The Ships” is a powerful Metal album worthy of […]

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