353: CELTIC FROST

When Hellhammer broke up in the mid eighties, it gave frontman Tom G. Warrior and bassist Martin Eric Ain the opportunity to form a new band. One that would go on to be pioneers of multiple extreme metal genres as well as avant-garde metal. That band was, of course, the mighty Celtic Frost. In 1985 … Continue reading 353: CELTIC FROST

344: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

When Devin Townsend, heavy metal alchemist and all around musical genius, set about creating his musical project, Strapping Young Lad, it was a shock to the Canadian metal scene. With the perfectly titled debut, ‘Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing’, Townsend combined elements of thrash, death, and industrial metal, and more, into a monstrous wall … Continue reading 344: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

333: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

It really only took BFMV less than fifteen years to become one of the bigger metal bands touring today, and it doesn’t take much time with their catalogue to understand why. Not unlike Trivium, BFMV were initially labelled metalcore but by relying heavily on thrash influences and a general hard rock sound, they produced a … Continue reading 333: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE