My Top 10 Albums of 2016 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Another year has passed with new music and what a year it has been. With over 100 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favorite, wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to pick what I feel as my Top 10. One day it might be some heavier music where other days more melodic. So many other great releases came…

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EPICA Concert In Toronto (Concert Review)

EPICA Concert In Toronto (Concert Review)

After a weekend at a festival, I had almost a week to rest up for another show. This time I find myself at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto Canada to see Dutch symphonic metal legends Epica brought to you by Inertia Entertainment.  Epica was in Toronto back in January 2016 which I hate to admit I missed the show to take my wife to see So You Think You Can Dance. Enough said!! Lots…

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EPICA – The Holographic Interview (Interview)

EPICA – The Holographic Interview (Interview)

After my recent review of the new Epica CD The Holographic Principle, I was able to set up an email interview with the band through Nuclear Blast. Hailing from The Netherlands, Epica formed in 2002. Their 7th studio album The Holographic Principle was released September 30th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast. Playing small clubs in North America or large festivals around the world, Epica continues to be one of the best Symphonic Metal bands around the world. The…

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EPICA – The Holographic Principle (Album Review)

EPICA – The Holographic Principle (Album Review)

Hailing from The Netherlands, Epica formed in 2002. Their 7th studio album The Holographic Principle was released September 30th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast. Playing small clubs in North America or large festivals around the world, Epica continues to be one of the best Symphonic Metal bands around the world. The band consists of original members Mark Jansen – rhythm guitar, growls/screams, Coen Janssen – keyboards, synthesizer, and piano. The band also has their original studio release vocalist…

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Album Review: Leaves’ Eyes – King Of Kings

Album Review: Leaves’ Eyes – King Of Kings

   King Of Kings – Release September 18th, 2015 Leaves’ Eyes is a Symphonic/Viking/Pagan/Folk Metal formed by Norwegian lead singer Liv Kristine in 2003. This is their 6th studio album – King of Kings. I found this band with the release of their 2013 album Symphonies of The Night and became an instant fan. With the release of their new CD King Of Kings, I have become an even bigger fan with one of my favourite…

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