Crowning one Canadian champion from 2013 to 2016 to play Wacken Open Air, the world’s largest metal festival in Wacken, Germany, WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA returns for its fifth edition after a one year hiatus in 2017. This year’s 2018 edition is being hosted in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City and will witness bands from across the country battle for to one perform at the prestigious festival and join previous winners Hamilton’s Profaner (2016), Oshawa’sVesperia (2015), Montreal’s Mutank (2014 winners) and Toronto’s Crimson Shadows (2013) whom have had the honour of playing in front of thousands. The 2018 battles and participating bands are as follows (rounds listed by city): Vancouver, BC...Read More
Author: Trent Cornell
Attila Csihar Makes Loudwire’s Top 25 Extreme Metal Vocalists Ahead Of MAYHEM Australian Tour This Week!
“To explain the experience of witnessing De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas live in its entirety would be like trying to discuss the mythos of the cosmos with a hamster. It can’t be done. All one can do is revel in the chaos. Submit to dark forces.” — Metal Injection Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM will bring their hymns to Australia this week. The De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Australian trek includes shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Tasmania, and Auckland. Support will be provided by Bölzer, Ruins, Départe, and Earth Rot on select dates with tickets available here: http://soundworksdirect.eventbrite.com.au. MAYHEM has been commemorating the release of their...Read More
In its near 28 year run, there hasn’t been one Wacken Open Air festival that has disappointed, showcasing some of the biggest metal acts in music history.Read More
North-Western Pennsylvanian quarter Dog Day Sunrise is known for creating a bombastic yet soothing, gritty, and balls-to-the-wall blend of blues, hard rock, and metal. They’ve been around the circuit since 1996, and to this day, are still smashing out tracks like they’re still their youthful, exuberant selves. ‘When The Sky Comes Down’ is their latest album to hit production, and we here at Overdrive got our hands on it to see whether or not the sun is still bright for Dog Day Sunrise. The ‘Blue Collar’ Foursome is comprised of band members Matt Zurat (vocals/rhythm guitar/lead guitar), Anthony Manning (lead/rhythm guitar),...Read More
The Sun has barely set on their biggest yearly event Wrestle Kingdom 12 which was recently held at the massive 55,000 capacity Tokyo Dome and has created intense global interest. They are the hottest Wrestling Federation on the planet right now and to celebrate the success of Wrestle Kingdom 12 – New Japan Pro Wrestling officially announce their first ever tour of Australia. The Australian Tour will be led by IWGP Heavyweight Champion “The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada and he will be joined by “The Ace of New Japan”, Current IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi and Current IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions (members of Los Ingobernables de Japon), Sanada & ‘’King of Darkness’’ Evil. Also taking part in the NJPW Australian Invasion are...Read More