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Metallica meets Sandman, the Metallica tribute band they almost sued

Posted by on December 1, 2016

As many indulge in glorifying Metallica’s litigious anti-Napster years, there are quite a few that have not noticed the significant changes since. Earlier this year, Metallica’s legal team sent out a cease and desist letter to a Canadian tribute band called Sandman. The letter was sent off due to the tribute band using “stylized logos” that […]

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Dissident Aggression: WAKE – Sowing the Seeds of a Worthless Tomorrow

Posted by on February 12, 2016

If you took the title of their newest release at face value, and you probably should, then Calgary-based grind quintet WAKE would have you believe that we are in some serious trouble here. As we continually destroy this one and only world we inhabit on so many levels the tomorrows that we are sowing truly […]

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Dissident Aggression: Abyss – Heretical Anatomy

Posted by on March 27, 2015

There really is nothing like a good death metal album.  Nothing beats the sonic slap to the face, the proverbial bucket of cold water to wake you from the musical coma that you can inherit from others like a virus.  However like all metal genres though the history of death metal is littered with highs […]

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No more ‘tour tax for musicians touring Canada

Posted by on June 27, 2014

For the last 11 months, playing Canada has been an expensive proposition. As of August of last year, new regulations required that any venue with a primary business other than music that booked bands and performers had to pay an application fee of $275/musician that was traveling from outside of the country. That was in addition […]

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Dissident Aggression: Haymaker Are Letting Them Rot

Posted by on January 31, 2014

Our friends in the Great White North have been churning out some of the finest in extreme music for well over three decades now.  One place where Canada’s contributions to heavy music have been criminally overlooked though is in the world of hardcore.  One of Canada’s current hardcore exports though will certainly raise some eyebrows […]

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Dissident Aggression: Joining The Path of The Culted

Posted by on January 24, 2014

Relapse Records must be on a new mission for world dominance in 2014.  First came the blackened audio terrorism of Chicago’s Indian.  On the same day as that release the folks at Relapse also give us the monumental doom of multi-national act, Culted.  If they are looking for new levels of sonic depression they’ve discovered […]

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It might be four times as expensive to play Canada

Posted by on August 28, 2013

It’s already hard enough for bands and musicians to cross the border into Canada to play (just ask Warbeast), but a new law that went into effect on July 31st might make it harder for venues to book non-Canadian acts – four times harder, in fact. We should probably back up a bit. According to […]

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Warbeast denied entry to Canada, but don’t ask why

Posted by on July 17, 2013

Warbeast, who is  set to tour with Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals this summer, has posted a message on their Facebook page saying Canada won’t be among their travels this time around. For reasons left unmentioned, the Texas-bred band said they have been denied access into Canada so are cancelling any scheduled tour dates in […]

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Devin Townsend Focused on Second Ziltoid Album

Posted by on June 3, 2013

Extraterrestrial being Ziltoid is still in search of the perfect cup of coffee, and his tale will continue in a second Ziltoid album, currently referred to simply as Z2. For those not in the know, Ziltoid the Omniscient is a concept album/rock opera released in 2007 by musical mastermind Devin Townsend that follows the alien known as […]

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Dissident Aggression: Baptists Deliver An Unholy Debut

Posted by on February 15, 2013

Welcome to Dissident Aggression, where we sow the future, reap the present and highlight the past to bring you the underground of The Underground… There is a masochistic side to being a metal fan.  Sometimes you just want a band to grab you by the throat and punch you square in the mouth.  You want […]

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