Published May 03, 2010Metalheads, once again it's time to learn while you rage. What are we talking about? Well, as many of you know, over the past few years, revered East coast record label Diminished Fifth Records has been issuing a series of compilation albums highlighting some of the Maritimes' best - and most often - heavy bands.
The affair is dubbed The Music of Artisanship and War and its first two efforts resulted in more attention focused on both these drastically under-appreciated acts, as well as the area itself as a viable contributor to Canada's extreme music scene, garnering praise from around the globe.
At that, D5R - as the label commonly abbreviates to - has announced that the third instalment of that critically acclaimed series has been completed and is slated for release this summer. A massive undertaking, Volume III features 21 bands and artwork by local artist Nathan Collupy who was selected from hundreds of hopeful entrants during a recent contest.
That learning part? Boasting some of the Great White North's finest acts, surely even the most discerning of metallions will find a new favourite with a roster such as this, covering everything from stoner/boogie rock to outright death metal.
The Music Of Artisanship And War: Volume III:
Big Game Hunt (Halifax, NS) - "Lucky 13"
Black Moor (Cole Harbour, NS) - "Red Blood, Cold Steel"
Bomarc (Moncton, NB) - "11th Hour"
Broken Ohms (Halifax, NS) - "Give"
Coffin Birth (Saint John, NB) - "Hatchet Burial"
The.Daisy.Anthesis (Saint John, NB) - "Iced Currant and Crimson Ivy"
Dawn Brings Vengeance (Fredericton, NB) - "Ravenous Horde"
Death Valley Driver (Charlottetown, PEI) - "Mothsblood"
Gallactus (Moncton, NB) - "Cylon Rising"
Iron Giant (Moncton, NB) - "Creator of Scars"
The Kamikaze Survival Guide (Moncton, NB) - "Earthquakes"
Last Call Chernobyl (Halifax, NS) - "Beneath the Veil"
The Motorleague (Moncton, NB) - "Let It Go"
North End Metal All-Stars (Halifax, NS) - "The Ballad of Drunkenforce"
Obsydian (Cole Harbour, NS) - "Divine Sedition"
Orchid's Curse (Dartmouth,NS) - "Shadows of Imitation"
Rusted Dawn (Saint John, NB) - "I Am Becoming Death"
Thy Flesh Consumed (Halifax, NS) - "The Disciplined Scorn"
Uigg (Charlottetown, PEI) - "Monstrosity"
Uncooperative Death (Halifax, NS) - "Murderous Apotheosis"
We, The Undersigned (Fredericton, NB) - "Tonight I Dine On Turtle Soup"