Chris Aitkens has been writing about music since the tender age of 16, getting his start writing reviews for Vermont-based zine Verbicide. More than a decade later, he has dedicated his life music. Having graduated from Concordia’s journalism program, he is now working graveyard shifts as a board operator at Virgin Radio, CJAD 800, and occasionally, CHOM. He also hosts his own radio show on CJLO 1690AM called Sewer Spewer, a weekly guide to Montreal’s punk and extreme metal scene. In the little free time that he has, Chris sings in a shitty punk band called Gutser, and from time to time, writes about horror movies for Nightmare On Film Street. None of these ventures have made Chris wealthy at all. In fact, he’s more broke than ever. But it’s all worth the sacrifice to live a life filled with art.
Brazilian heavy metal icons, Sepultura, will unleash their upcoming studio album, Machine Messiah, on January 13th through Nuclear Blast. The band has unveiled their first track-by-track trailer, in which they talk about the first five songs. Watch […]
9/10 So many have written off Brazilian metal band Sepultura since the departure of the Cavaleras. But they underestimated the secret weapon that is guitarist Andreas Kisser, who has pushed the band to strange and […]
Rio’s Carnival came early this year and made a stop in Montreal. Noticeably absent were extravagant costumes, scantily clad woman, debilitating regret, and the questioning of life choices normally associated with my attendance to the […]