Canada

Necronomicon – Unus

Reviewed: October 2019 Released: 2019 Season Of Mist Rating: 4/5 Reviewer: Peter Atkinson Led by frontman/guitarist Rob “The Witch” Tremblay, with an ever-revolving cast of co-conspirators, Montreal’s Necronomicon have championed a “symphonic blackened metal” mix of pomp, power, finesse and mysticism that is surprisingly rare on this side of the…

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TripleMurder’s Premiere Full Stream of Debut EP “Pre-Meditated” Before Its Official Release Sept 20th

Set to drop their debut EP “Pre-Meditated” on Friday, September 20th, 2019, Ottawa’s TripleMurder is here to make listeners question what they think about pigeonholing bands into sub-genres by offering everything from chunky groovy riffs, blast beats, to breakdowns and two-steps along with everything in between. They refuse to be set into one specific genre and…

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SCIMITAR Streaming New Album In Full ‘Shadows of Man’ via Metal-Rules.com

Canada’s SCIMITAR have been relatively quiet the past couple years as they toil away on their latest album. ‘Shadows of Man’ is now ready to be revealed to the world with its exclusive stream right here on Metal-Rules.com. The harmonious blend of melodic death, black and folk metal is relentlessly bombastic and SCIMITAR are very excited to…

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BATUSHKA release second album “Hospodi”, Australian and North American pilgrimage

As civilisation continues to eat itself, heavy music’s dark spiritual quest has never seemed more vital. Emerging from the shadows of eastern Poland back in 2015, BATUSHKA have already established themselves as one of the modern era’s most powerful and evocative bands. Harnessing the fire and fury of arcane black…

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Allagash – Cryptic Visions

Allagash – Cryptic Visions Label: Indie Year: 2019 Reviewed: May 2019 Reviewed by: JP Rating:  4/5 Small but dedicated and strong is my impression of the Newfoundland Metal scene.  There have always been some rock solid (pun fully intended) bands from Canada’s eastern most island province.  For our international readers,…

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Hypersphere – Black Brane

Reviewed: [April 2019] Released: [2019 Self-released] Rating [3.5/5] Reviewer: Peter Atkinson Black Brane serves as in introduction to the intriguing multinational prog-metal collective Hypersphere, which combines the efforts of a half-dozen musicians from North America and Europe. Masterminded by Mexican-born/now Canadian guitarist Gustavo E., the project has something of an…

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Kataklysm with co-headline Hypocrisy with support on Death… is just the beginning Tour Europe 2018 at Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark

Kataklysm – headline act Hypocrisy – headline act Death…Is Just the Beginning Tour Europe 2018 The Spirit – support act Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark 12/11 – 2018 Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall   Kataklysm and Hypocrisy are out on a joint headline tour through Europe. The tour began in…

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Iomair-Iomair

Iomair – Iomair Label: Infamous Butcher Released: 2018 Reviewed: December, 2018 Rating:  3.5/5 Reviewer: JP The Kings of Kanadian Karnage!- The Frozen North Rides Forth! This feature is so good, I had to name it twice!   About once a year I indulge my patriotism and review a bunch of Canadian…

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