Animals as Leaders – The Opera House, Toronto – November 28th, 2016

Review and photos by Mike Bax Performing to an utterly sold out venue this evening, instrumental three piece prog wizards Animals As Leaders dominated the stage performing a dozen songs from their four studio albums. Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes and Matt Garstka released The Madness of Many a few weeks prior to this show, and…

Interview with Steve Vai (Generation Axe) – March 30th, 2016

By Mike Bax This week, a 26-date tour package called Generation Axe began in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre. Gestating from a long standing idea Steve Vai has been nurturing, Generation Axe features five revered guitarists backed by a veteran supporting band jamming together on songs from each of the artists’ repertoire, along with some…

Interview with Steve Zetro Souza of Exodus – March 27th, 2015

Interview by Mike Bax Currently on a four-week run of dates with Testament and Shattered Sun, Exodus is riding on a career high at the moment with the recent release of Blood In, Blood Out, arguably the band’s finest album since the earliest material from the mid-1980s. Thrash historians all know the story of Legacy…