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Posted November 16, 2014 by

After seeing Teleportoise for the first time this past summer, I was once again blown away by the diversity of talent within the Guelph metal scene. Teleportoise was both atmospheric and ferocious […]

Posted October 3, 2014 by

A couple years ago when I was new to Guelph and its bursting live music scene, I stumbled upon Unbowed – a young metal band that immediately caught my attention for having […]

Posted June 25, 2014 by

We have a city full of very talented musicians, but it takes that “extra something” for a band to really stand out and make you take notice. That’s exactly what […]

Posted March 26, 2014 by

In the early 2000s Pureblank appeared on the Guelph music scene with an impressively intense and heavy sound. After releasing an EP with Year of the Sun Records, playing loads […]

Posted December 11, 2013 by

Anyone involved in Guelph’s heavy music scene will no doubt already know or has heard of “Unkle Rick.” That familiar face we see running shows and banging his head in […]

Posted November 13, 2013 by

Self-described as “ham fisted rock ‘n’ roll skirting the boundaries of punk, metal and hardcore” Toronto-based Maximum RNR has been around the block. With roughly 400 shows under their belt, […]

Posted November 6, 2013 by

If you live in Guelph and love music, you’ve probably heard of GAIN Music – a promotion and production company currently run by a very small group of passionate people. GAIN […]

Posted October 29, 2013 by

This summer marked one year ago that my partner and I picked up and left Toronto after 15 years and relocated to Guelph. I often get asked why we made […]

Posted September 10, 2013 by

Guelph’s own Wakeless has been around for a couple of years, and I just recently picked up their debut album Desolation Diaries. Offering up some diversity to the local heavy […]

Posted August 15, 2013 by

We arrived in Montreal late in the evening on Friday, August 9th. As we enter the hotel to check-in, I’m immediately greeted by a random guest who enthusiastically asks “Here […]

Posted August 1, 2013 by

This Friday, August 2nd GAIN Music and KronikNoise will host “Rock Extravaganza” at the A.N.A.F Club in Guelph. One of the bands on the bill is Toronto/Ottawa-based progressive metal band […]

Posted July 20, 2013 by

Every once in a while, a show comes to town where the excitement leading up to it is palpable. This was the case with the recent GAIN Music & KronikNoise […]

Posted July 9, 2013 by

There is so much happening in the Guelph music scene lately – it’s fantastic! One of the bands I’m really excited about is Arkham Awaits – a post-hardcore metal group, drawing their […]

Posted June 25, 2013 by

Mounting projects at work and a super busy personal life (I got engaged!) have kept me from the blogosphere for a few weeks. So please accept my apologies for the […]

Posted June 10, 2013 by

Friday May 31 saw the continuation of the Out Loud Series at Red Papaya with GAIN Music and KronikNoise hosting Skynet, Partycat, Seducing Medusa, and In the Act of Violence. […]

Posted May 23, 2013 by

The long weekend kicked off with a bang, with GAIN Music and KronikNoise hosting American Hell, Anu Beginning, Unbowed, and Jetpacks to Jupiter at Red Papaya on Friday, May 17. […]

Posted May 12, 2013 by

I recently got a chance to sit down with Alex Snape (guitarist) and Nick Lennox (drummer) from local metal band Unbowed, to talk about their recent EP and future plans. […]

Posted April 28, 2013 by

On Friday, April 26th, The Ward Skatepark hosted an all ages punk show with the lineup of local and nearby talent Noiz A Noiz, Kill Sid, and Maximum RNR. As […]