Heavy Metal Music

Why so serious?

This August, Whitehorse heavy metal music enthusiasts will be treated to a blast from the past, augmented with an infusion of new blood. 

Out of the Shadows

Multifaceted, multicultural and full of ingenuity – the arts and music community of the Yukon is widely appreciated, well-funded and extensively advertised. At least, some parts of it. At the colder, less hospitable edges of the creative community, less radio-friendly fringe groups vie for funding, airplay and stage-time. Among these groups is the raucously passionate …

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The Life and Times of Teenage Metalheads, WaRRmAuth

WaRRmAuth is one of the most intriguing bands to be rising out of Whitehorse’s small but strong musical talent pool. At the forefront of the metal scene revival, these teenage stars rock harder than most with talent and ingenuity to back them up. Given their captivating stage presence and extraordinary musical harmonies, it’s a shock …

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Rising From The Ashes: Heavy Metal Returns to Whitehorse

“I want to hear something different.” These six simple words were an unexpected call to action that local promoter and musician Joel Gilchrist received from Karla Watts, a bartender at the Jarvis Street Saloon. “I want you to put on a metal show,” she told him. “You’ve gotta bring the metal scene back.” Live heavy …

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The Return of Bushwhacker: Wiser, Stronger, And Ready to Party

Next week sees the triumphant return of a woefully under-represented genre in the Whitehorse music scene – heavy metal – brought in the form of the progressive metal four-piece Bushwhacker. The group has been hard at work in Vancouver over the past five years; they will be returning to their home turf on July 16th …

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Yukoner Willow Gamberg, left, and Annastasia Fairbanks launched the online magazine Not Your Scene to promote the Vancouver underground heavy music scene.

Heavy Love

Yukoner Willow Gamberg, left, and Annastasia Fairbanks launched the online magazine Not Your Scene to promote the Vancouver underground heavy music scene. We shouldn’t judge bands such as The Almighty Excruciating Pain, Xenocide and 3 Inches of Blood by how they look and their creepy names. If we do, we won’t get past the macabre …

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Get Ready for a Heavy Metal Hallowe’en

Halloween isn’t just for kids, and neither is Heavy Metal Hallowe’en, an all-ages benefit concert scheduled for Saturday, October 30 at Takhini Arena. Featuring new and established bands, the show promises to be a treat for everyone. The trick is to come early. Started by Tundra Punk Chris, Heavy Metal Hallowe’en has become an annual …

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