canadian metal


35 Years In, Prog-Thrash Greats Voivod Are Still Reaching for Outer Space

Guitarist Dan Mongrain explains how his classical training helped lead the Quebec legends into new dimensions on their 14th album, 'The Wake'.


We’re Already in Hell, So You Might as Well Blast Some Evil Metal

Everything sucks but at least we have new tunes from Ilsa, Chthonic, Paroxysm, Black Awakening, Untamed Land, and more.


Altars of Grief Bring Death and Doom to the Canadian Prairies

Stream the Regina-based blackened funeral doom outfit's windswept new album, 'Iris.'


Vile Creature's Confrontational Queer Doom Is Exactly What Metal Needs in 2018

Stream the anti-oppressive Canadian doom cult's crushing, crucial new album, 'Cast of Static and Smoke.'


Wake's 'Misery Rites' Is a Grinding Blast of Misanthropic Therapy

Stream the Canadian grindcore outfit's most focused, caustic, and introspective work yet, and read our profile with vocalist Kyle Ball and guitarist Rob LaChance


La Torture Des Ténèbres' Raw, Noisy Black Metal Explores a Dark Future

Stream the Ottawa-based black metal/noise project's chilling, retro-futuristic new album, 'IV - Memoirs Of A Machine Girl.'


Canadian Trio Völur Elevate Folk Doom Beyond This Mortal Plane

Stream the violin/bass/drum trio's electrifying new album, 'Ancestors,' out June 2 via Prophecy Productions.


Auroch Charges Forward on New Album 'Mute Books'

Stream the pummeling, atmospheric new album from one of Canada's best death metal bands and read our interview with mastermind Sebastian Montesi.


PREMIERE: Bask in the Visceral Desperation of Gilded Lily's New Album, 'Mongrel's Light'

Listen to this Ontario trio blend black metal, death metal, grind and post-hardcore into decayed perfection.


20 Years of Slit Guts: The Legacy and Tragedy of Cryptopsy's 'None So Vile'

The French-Canadian legends released one perfect triumph of death before spiraling into mediocrity. What happened?


Québécois Black Metal Hits Another High Point with Forteresse's 'Thèmes pour la Rébellion'

Stream the rebellious new album from the Québécois black metal greats,


Why Gorguts' Luc Lemay Wrote a 33-Minute Death Metal Song About an Ancient Iraqi Library

We talk hitchhiking, algebra, and the House of Wisdom with the Canadian avant-death metal legend.