Under Review

Basic Instinct

If you’re a fan of getting lost in sludgy, wall-of-sound metal, Basic Instinct’s debut album is for you. At least, that’s the impression that Equinox…



Same Band, New Scene

“Since we’ve come back from the tour, I don’t know what it is, but I feel like we’ve been playing to different people, playing to new people, and things are opening up a little bit.”

Real Live Action

Deafheaven @ Sled Island

In the smallest hours of the morning on June 26, Deafheaven, the final headliners to perform at Sled Island, took stage at The Royal Canadian…


Hits and Misses

Running a Record Store is a Hit and Miss

“The medium for punk has always been vinyl. So it has never gone away, in my mind.”


Witch of the Waste

“What really worked is we all hate each other and have nothing in common. So we all just did our own thing, completely in a…


On the Air: Power Chord

On the air since 1985, Power Chord is Vancouver’s longest-running heavy metal radio show. Co-founded by Gerald “Rattlehead” and “Metal Ron,” the show has undergone…



As Ancients sit in the control room of The Hive Creative Labs in Burnaby, mid-way through recording their debut album, the four members of the…


Powerchord 25th Anniversary!

25 years ago two people who went by the names of Metal Ron and Gerald Rattlehead came together and created the greatest heavy metal show…