Album review – Lionsault – Are You Feeling Lucky?

“Are You Feeling Lucky?” is the debut album from Lionsault, a hard rocking trio from Miramichi, New Brunswick. The band’s core is a hard rock sound that blends classic rock influences with a touch of metal, topped by melodic female vocals. The trio is fronted by singer/bassist Kortni Nicols, with her brother Chase on drums…

An interview with the legendary Randy Bachman

(This article was originally written for Montreal Rampage) Canadian music legend Randy Bachman has a new album, “Heavy Blues”, and new band, simply called Bachman. The former Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive front man stripped his band down to a power trio, and went back to his musical roots for this. “The 3 big musical…

Album review: Ascendia – The Lion & the Jester

  “The Lion & the Jester” is the debut album from Toronto symphonic metal quintet Ascendia. Canada isn’t renowned as a hotbed for symphonic metal, but the confluence of European and American influences (both musically and geographically) gives the band a crossover appeal that should find favour both with fans of traditional and symphonic metal. But…