Brothers In Shred
In 2008, guitarists and brothers Brian and Kyle Gamblin created Titan’s Eve. 2015 finds them releasing their third full length, Chasing The Devil. There is a special bond created with these musicians that have been together from a very young age and have grown together. Music can be the glue in an inseparable relationship and if harnessed correctly, it can create something tight and solid like no other. With a soft spot for “brother” bands, from personal experience, it was a pleasure to discuss this with Brian, the lead vocalist and elder of the two siblings. Continue reading TITAN’S EVE
Strays from the herd
Brutal. Soul-Crushing. Bleak. All of these adjectives come to mind upon the first listening of Konform. This four piece’s brand of d-beat tinged, metal-as-hell crust punk slays in venues around town with their ruthlessly heavy and undeniably tight live set. Continue reading KONFORM
I took part in a couple notable acts this past week. I created a littering meme that went viral and took part in the attempted intervention of a peer that is spiralling down fast in a battle with opiates. One resulted in feeling an immense pride in my metal brethren’s righteous behaviour. The other reminded me of that helpless feeling; because of the many people the music scene has lost to the scourge that is drug addiction. Continue reading SUBCULTURE – AUGUST
Punk-metal thunder that’s Western born and bred
Punk or metal? I say both. “Biking metal punks,” answers James Farwell, Bison’s front man and guitarist. “Thanks!” responds drummer Matt Wood on the tied status settlement. Continue reading BISON
A bright light strikes out of the thunderous sky
The sonic maelstrom of High on Fire is definitely a full time occupation for these proficient heavyweights. As the June release date for Luminiferous approached, guitarist-vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz were jetting date to date on densely scheduled European itinerary. Continue reading HIGH ON FIRE
Punk For the People
Dubbed the “AJ Pero Memorial Run Tour,” The Spits head back to Vancouver for their North West leg. The tour is in memory of drummer AJ Pero, who unfortunately died of a heart attack this past March. He was also a member of the outrageous rock ‘n’ roll outfit, Twisted Sister.
The Spits are another rock ‘n’ roll oddity and they keep up their lengthy 16-year run of fast paced mutant punk rock from outer space. These nomadic freaks, armed with synths and a bad attitude, might seem mean as hell, but somehow still leave you wanting to shake your butt. With seven albums and a million tours under their belts, these prolific party punks just keep going. Continue reading THE SPITS
Bad form still makes for a great band.
Despite their ill-mannered reputation, this may very well be one of the best bands emerging out of the local DIY gene pool. A musical momentum built on dueling guitars, heartfelt vocals, and shared punk-rock history. These charming bad apples come off with an unbelievable energy and you can’t go to one of their shows without feeling the contagion of positive force or, at least, getting hit in the face with an empty beer can. Continue reading POOR FORM
Waiting for the waves
Wading on the grassy knoll near rehearsal space Bully’s Studios, Vancouver’s surf punk band the Tubuloids discuss their coming year.
“We got asked to do a full length by Beer City Records. That’s awesome, I am stoked as shit to record that,” says drummer Teddy Rennie. Continue reading THE TUBULOIDS