Music Premiere: Bëehler’s “Messages To The Dead”

During the initial thrash and speed metal boom of the Eighties, Ottawa power trio Exciter were one of the most high-powered and aggressive metal units out there. Combining John Ricci's adrenalized guitars with Allan Johnson's booming bass and Dan Beehler's h...

Ten Thrashtastic Classics From The ’80s

As a headbanging child of the '80s, I frequently let loose to the sounds of speed and thrash metal. They were the intense aural assaults that helped me blow off steam in high school, not to mention fed my mind by often addressing serious social issues, and I...