Harvest Jazz and Blues is officially underway after the first tent show of the festival last night. This year’s festival technically started on Tuesday night at the playhouse with performances by Fredericton’s own Ross Neilsen and The Blind Boys of Alabama, but most dedicated patrons will tell you that it doesn’t truly feel like Harvest
The East Coast Music Association turns 30 years old this year, making this years East Coast Music Awards a monumental week in the growth of music in Atlantic Canada. The field of nominees are set and the talent on display is, not surprisingly, a special group of artists. Some categories draw pity for the
On this episode, Adrian Barnes and Steve Parish from Fredericton’s favourite prog-metalers Tactus join me to talk about being nominated for an ECMA, their new single Glass Atlas and their thoughts on the late Chester Bennington. Listen to Glass Atlas here: https://tactusband.bandcamp.com/album/glass-atlas Tune in every Monday from 10-11:30pm from new episodes on CHSR-FM.
On this episode myself and casual co-host Sean Carroll are joined by Marc Bourgon (pictured on the left). Marc is fomerly of Fuck The Facts and one half of sludge/grind duo GREBER. We talk to him about GREBER’s new album Cemetery Preston, old/side projects, pedal, amps, bands and craft beer. Listen to/buy Cemetery
Hey Everyone! This episode is a catch-up where I play some previously unaired interviewed with the likes of The Stanfield, Voltang, Between The Buried and Me and others! Tune in every Monday from 10-11:30pm for new episodes on CHSR-FM. Cheers! Johnny Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google
We here at General Distortion have a mission for 2018 to bring our listeners consistent episodes! So in order to do that sometimes its necessary to phone it in! My casual co-host Sean Carroll joins me via phone to discuss some of the latest metal news, upcoming shows/tours and guitar pedals. Thanks for listening
Tonight on General Distortion, Adrian Barnes and Steve Parish from Tactus join me to talk about their ECMA nomination for their album “Bending Light”, their new single Glass Atlas and their thoughts and reflections on the passing of Chester Bennington. Tune in tonight from 10-11:30pm on CHSR 97.9 FM or online at chsrfm.ca. Johnny
Photo Credit: Ebrahim Dadshani Episode 15! On this episode we sit down with Ryan Stacey who is a touring photographer who got his start in Halifax and has now toured with the likes of Deez Nuts, Miss May I, Get The Shot and Obey The Brave. We talk about the ins and
Photo credit: Ebrahim Dadshani New year, new us and all that jazz… We start off 2018 with by sitting down with Ryan Stacey. You may know him as @staceytakespictures and he is a touring photographer who got his start doing concert photography in Halifax. NS and now lives in Ottawa and has
Toronto, Ontario band Speaker must be named after the things they destroy. Their new album “Murder and Create” provides a new incarnation of their sound where they strip themselves of any traces of the traditional structures of hardcore. The band plants their feet in the perfect head-space to do what they do best, which
We’re back! Hopefully for good this time! Photo credit: Ryan Stacey (@staceytakespictures) My good buddy Tyson Davidson for this weeks episode to talk about how not to be a douche when making music videos, hosting touring bands and the grind involved with building up a music scene! Tonight! I clean out some old interviews
Photo credit: Ryan Stacey (@staceytakespictures) What’s up everyone? Its been a while! General Distortion is back with a new episode tonight with a very good friend of mine, Tyson Davidson from Fredericton’s I, Monolith and Cable Crusher! From 10-11:30pm tonight, we will be talking about how not to be a douche when
The warm rasp of Jessie Brown’s dangerous blend of fuzzy rock is a soundwave grown from the roots of the best power singers in history. With the lungs of Janis Joplin and the range of Freddie Mercury, Brown has been captivating audiences, both big and small, filling the spaces that remain with her
Synthesis is our first look at Moncton tech-death band Psychotropy. The band is composed of vocalist Noah Arsenault and Metal Bukkake founders Jonathon Lurette and Chris Doucet. The track is a perfect representation of what the metal community on the east coast enjoys, wave after wave of blasts and the vile, finger-breaking riffs of
Keith Doom and the Wrecking Crew are punk rockers from Sydney, Nova Scotia. I recently got together with them at Maritime Metal and Hard Rock Festival to talk about their music, their annual Doomsday shows and how to make the perfect hotdog. Check out their new album “Total Expendable” here: https://keithdoomandthewreckingcrew.bandcamp.com/ Podcast: Play in
Winterhearth is a three-piece extreme metal act out of St. John’s, Newfoundland. I talked to them at Martime Metal and Hard Rock Festival about Newfoundland’s metal scene, the challenges of touring off the island and of course their music! Check out their latest album “Resettlement” here: http://www.winterhearthmetal.com/music-media Podcast: Play in new window |
Hero’s Last right joined us this week to talk about their new album “Wasted Prayer” and their upcoming shows with Metallica cover band Metallifax!
Episode 12! Halifax’s Joy Departed joined me to talk about their album Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind, Nicki Minaj’s butt and about the unpleasant process of getting hit by a bus. Listen to their album here: https://joydeparted.bandcamp.com/ Also included in this episode is and interview I did with Jon Landry from The
Episode 11! Lionsault from Miramachi, NB joined me and special guest host Chris Waddell a few weeks back at Maritime Metal and Hard Rock Festival! We talked about their ECMA winning album “Are You Feeling Lucky?”, social media tactics and why Spotify sucks. Listen to their album here: https://lionsault.bandcamp.com/ New episodes every Monday
The New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee is back this weekend in Pictou County, NS. The line-up is stacked with some of the best the east coast has to offer, but if you need further convincing read below!
Maritime Metal and Hard Rock Festival enters it’s fifth year with a perfect sampling of the the east coast scene, with new faces and old favorites set to embrace the stage in Windsor. Veteran bands Black Moor and Doom Machine will provide a strong veteran presence as both bands are coming off strong fourth-coming albums.
Photo Credit: Stephen LeBlanc of Maximum 110 Episode 10! Casual co-host Sean Carroll and Alex Galley are two fifths of Malixiria. On this episode we talk about rap artists, Trump and the importance of having a wide spectrum of influences as we recover amidst the aftermath of Metal Bukkake 3! Malixiria’s new
Episode 9! On this show we talk about the Metal Bukkake happening this weekend in Cocagne, NB, the upcoming Cattle Decapitation tour, the East Coast Music Association and Rick and Morty. Song of the Week: Foretold – No Man’s Throne Check it out here: https://nomansthrone.bandcamp.com/track/foretold Tune in this coming Monday from 10-11:30pm on
Photo credit: Alicia Montague aka The Photo Ninja Episode 8! We sat down with Nick Piovesan of Behold, The Conqueror to talk about the bands new album, his acting career, Smart Phone Film Festival and dumb youtube videos. Check out his bands new album here: https://beholdtheconqueror.bandcamp.com/ Tune in every Monday for new episodes
Episode 7!!!!!! We sat down with Scott and Andy from Anthesis to discuss their new album while we listened to it in full! Listen to the full episode for a complete breakdown of this killer album! Listen to the album here: https://anthesis.bandcamp.com/album/the-age-of-self Check Anthesis out at the following tour dates! June 17th – Moncton,