Before They Were Heavy: Surprising Starts in Metal Music

A lot of legendary hard rock and heavy metal performers had their start in decidedly un-heavy bands. Especially for musicians who came of age when The Beatles rose to fame, boppin' in a '60s boy band was a surprisingly common first taste of musical fame. Here are a few heavy icons who had surprisingly easy-listening starts... and a couple of easy-listening icons who started off surprisingly loud!

Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister


At The Movies Race to the Oscars (Audio) Review: Promising Young Woman

The following film being reviewed deals with mature subject matter like sexual assault and viewer discretion is strongly advised before viewing.


Metal My Movie: Guardians of The Galaxy

A group of misfit criminals come together to save the world alongside an awesome soundtrack that rocks. If this sounds like an awesome Metal My Movie segment, you are correct. It is also the premise of Marvel Studio’s Guardians of The Galaxy, directed by James Gunn. Unlike the classic Marvel heroes archetype, the Guardians are seen more as the anti-heroes that must put aside their differences and personalities to save the universe. As well it’s the first time that the music not only revolved around the score by Tyler Bates, but most notably a soundtrack jam-packed with rock tunes and nostalgia.

A message from CJLO 1690AM Management and the CBSC on the CSU Elections

CJLO 1690AM is proud to support Concordia students during this uncertain time through volunteer opportunities, diverse programming, paid positions, and podcast funding. We believe that Brick by Brick, led by Eduardo Malorni, is the right team to lead the Concordia Student Union through this unprecedented period of change. It is clear that Eduardo, S Shivaane, Malcolm, Hannah, Faye, Camina, Aria, and Harrison are best-equipped to help students navigate the upcoming school year. As a media organization, we prioritize open communication, transparency, and accountability.


Back to a Nü Future: A Small Primer on Metalcore

If you know me, it’s not really a surprise to see me write about my favorite subgenre of metal. If you don't know me, my name is JP and I love everything that is melodic and heavy at the same time, I live to die in a mosh pit during a sick breakdown and I’m really passionate about metalcore - what can i say?


Metal My Movie: Donnie Darko

 
Donnie Darko, the cult classic film from director Richard Kelly, is currently celebrating its 20-year anniversary. What might have been seen as the mythos about the American Suburb being a great place to live gets subverted into a supernatural gothic tale complete with a Nostradamus plot set in the 80’s. The soundtrack has more of a rock somber mood, as Michael Andrews provides the somber score and isn’t afraid to punch up a scene with some synth loops to give the film its atmosphere.
 

Re-Inventing Queens

Brutal Pet Sounds: Metal Bands Fronted by Animal Companions

Since the introduction of harsh vocals in heavy music, metal singers have tried to imitate the sounds of the animal kingdom, from the bark of a dog to the squeal of a pig. And although us humans have come close, nothing strikes fear in our primitive minds quite like the roar of an apex predator. Take for example the title track off of Body Count’s latest album Carnivore, which features the roar of a lion in the chorus, ripped straight from an internet video.


How do you like your Pop?

International Women's Week continues as we take a look at some pop icons!


Madonna - Queen of Pop


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