We’ve always been one for the underdog. In terms of recognition, 80s Montreal metallers SWORD never quite got up there with some of their Canadian counterparts. But in our hearts and minds, they’ve always been up there with the best of ’em. Now on the comeback trail with a brand new live album, it’s a good time to give Sword their deserved accolades. We caught up with guitarist Mike Plant to discuss the new live CD, how tight they were on stage, and partying with Lemmy in a private club in London. Roch also shares with Mike a moment he had with the band at a club gig in 1989. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we talk about drum styx (and other stuff) to the face, HMV Canada memories and the latest in the Lambesis saga. Musically, we crank some Sword, the new VENOM PRISON and GRINDMOTHER! Horns Up!!
The mighty ARMORED SAINT have always a band that is musically hard to pin down. They have a classic metal look and sound, but they also have a broader appeal that strikes a chord with the more melodic crowd and the heavier underground fans as well. This is one of the many conundrums we’ve had for The Saint for literally decades. Now with their new live record Carpe Noctem on the racks, it’s time to seize bassist Joey Vera for a chat. We discuss said record, the band’s 2017 fan base, and the origins of the monicker. And of course, there’s some Lemmy memories!! In our News, Views, and Tunes, we discuss Ozzy’s harmonica and make a case for the pen being mightier. Finally we crank some Saint, BLACK ANVIL, some classic MORBID ANGEL, and more ANAL TRUMP!!! Horns!