Compilations – 2014 in Retrospect

Hammer Smashed Radio, the cult Ottawa extreme metal radio show, put together a behemoth of a compilation with no less than 26 bands. With no surprises, it includes a majority of bands from the Ottawa-Gatineau area such as Accursed Spawn, Insurrection, Fuck the Facts, Fumigation, Alaskan, Norilsk, Deformatory, Outrage AD…

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Musical Digest: Sabbatory, Zaum and The Rough Boys

There is something excessively old school and extremely interesting coming from Winnipeg these days, in part due to metal bands such as Untimely Demise, Besieged, Electro Quarterstaff, Laika, Waster, and the brilliant Psychotic Gardening who, together with some UFO such as KENmode, contribute to raising the profile of the city’s…

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