Epica – The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto – November 6th, 2016

Review and photos by Mike Bax Epica returned to Toronto last night to perform a majority of material from their fantastic new album The Holographic Principle, performing 15 songs over the course of an hour and fourty minutes at The Phoenix Concert Theatre. This tour brought Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Agonist and Atmora along for the…

Anders Fridén of In Flames Interview – October 3rd, 2016

Interview by Mike Bax In November, In Flames will unleash their 12th studio album entitled Battles, their first recording in the United States, and their first with producer Howard Benson. Battles is a natural progression from Siren Charms, boasting 14 new songs that take the band into some very familiar and equally different soundscapes. There…

Symphony X – Mod Club Theatre, Toronto – October 3rd, 2016

Review and Photos by Mike Bax “It’s Monday night, right?” Russell Allen – in disbelief to the screaming crowd before their encore. There was lots of live music to choose from this evening in Toronto. Sigur Ros was playing a sold out Massey Hall, Adele was playing a sold out Air Canada Center show and…

Metal Allegiance – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY – August 11th, 2016

Review and Photos by Mike Bax Metal Allegiance is set to perform at UK’s massive Bloodstock festival on August 13th. As a warm-up for this UK gig, they teamed up with Loudwire for a very special performance in Brooklyn, N.Y. as they wanted to do something special in the city that inducted Deep Purple into…

Interview with Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed – April 6th, 2016

By Mike Bax Photo credit: Jeremy Saffer Hatebreed’s seventh album, The Concrete Confessional will see its release a month from now. It’s a tightened-up overly aggressive piece of work, clocking in at 13 songs and a running time of less than 35 minutes. It’s an album that came together quickly for Jamey Jasta, Chris Beattie,…