heavy metal

If he be worthy: I Am Thor a thundering tale of rock stardom

“What does it take? A balancing act on top of the Empire State Building? Jumping off of the Empire State Building? Jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge? I don’t…

The Book of Souls a stunning return to form

I’ll admit that when I heard the news heavy metal stalwarts Iron Maiden were releasing a new album — and a double album at that — my excitement was laced with trepidation. For all…

Agalloch brings eclectic energy to Victoria June 19

Although a cellist may seem like a peculiar choice for a metal bill, the evening’s opening duties were given to the L.A.-based Alison Chesley, who goes by the stage name…

Weaving Influences continues metal tradition on campus

While Victoria metalheads prepare to bang their heads upon the arrival of Pacific Northwest folk metal outfit Agalloch, those who prefer some academia with their riffs are invited to Weaving…

A brief chat with Agalloch’s Don Anderson

On June 19, Pacific Northwest metal group Agalloch will make their Victorian debut at the Victoria Event Centre. On the same day, guitarist Don Anderson will be hosting a talk,…