Within the last few weeks, a bedraggled VHS tape surfaced containing some vital footage of Newfoundland’s punk rock history. Though recovering the previously unseen video was anything but a clean process, our pal Alex Rumboldt got his hands dirty for the greater good of archiving this fundamental tape.
Wendy Rose chats with Michel Langevin of legendary Canadian heavy metal veterans Voivod ahead of their shows tonight, October 19th, at the Rock House in St. John’s, and tomorrow, October 20th, at the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax.
Stream the rare 1985 Tough Justice cassette in its entirety, and read our chat with guitarist Johnny Fisher about the band, the release, and the first wave of Newfoundland hardcore.
Slow Death were Prince Edward Island’s first hardcore punk band, and after 31 years their sole 1985 recording has finally found its way to vinyl. Check out our chat with Unknown Coast Records founder Davis Brown about the importance of a reissue label in Atlantic Canada, and why Slow Death is the perfect starting point.