Baroness – Opera House, Toronto – May 3rd, 2016

Review and Photos by Mike Bax There’s nothing in the world quite like seeing a great band with a great opener. Tonight at the Opera House was definitely one of those nights, as Savannah, Georgia’s Baroness along with New York’s Mutoid Man blew the roof off of the venue at an incredible decibel level. At…

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,…

Interview with Richard Patrick of Filter – March 29th, 2016

By Mike Bax Photo by David Rubene Richard Patrick is many things. An inaugural ex-member of Nine Inch Nails. Brother of the T1000 (Terminator 2’s Robert Patrick). An editorial writer, outspoken on the harder topics like warm, religion and politics. He’s also an outspoken ex-addict. He’s a husband and a father of two children. He…

Corrosion Of Conformity – The Opera House, Toronto – December 1st, 2015

Review and photos by Mike Bax Twenty five dollars not only bought an evening with the recently reformed Pepper Keenan fronted Corrosion of Conformity, it also brought with it performances by Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band, Saviours and Mothership. Audience members were buzzing about both Saviours and Mothership as Brant Bjork and…