Author Archives: Andrew Epstein

Fascism and Blasphemy: Thoughts On Messe des Morts, Graveland, and ANTIFA

Posted by on December 12, 2016

  In late September, Montreal’s respected underground black metal festival Messe des Morts (MDM) announced that the Polish Pagan black metal band Graveland would appear at this years’ event. The band, who is touring for the first time in their twenty five year history, is led by Rob “Darken” Fudali, a man who in the […]

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Interview: Biblical talk stoner rock at Heavy Montreal

Posted by on August 27, 2014

I caught up with Toronto hard rock outfit Biblical after their set amidst the trees on Heavy Montreal’s Forest Stage. Their debut album Monsoon Season dropped in March and they’ve been touring with a variety of heavy bands, grabbing attention from both critics and fans with their personal take on the old-school Southern groove. I […]

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Interview: Sólstafir talk Icelandic metal scene, first North American tour

Posted by on June 16, 2014

Icelandic metal band Sólstafir have attracted a lot of attention in the last few years due to their metamorphosis from a harsh black metal band in the mid-nineties, to their current eerie combination of noise and shoegaze rock. Many have taken to describing them as the “Sigur Rós of heavy metal”. Their sound definitely echoes […]

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