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BEST OF 2020 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

This year CGCM decided to include EP (previously they were excluded from Top Ten Albums). Live albums and re-records were still disqualified, new music only for Best of Year. We also instigated a (highly complex🤣 – 1 point for 10th place through to 10 points for 1st place) rating system throughout all individual lists to […]

LEAVES’ EYES – The Last Viking (Album Review)

The Last Viking Leaves’ Eyes was formed in 2003 by Norwegian vocalist Liv Kristine and German singer Alexander Krull. In 2018 they released their album, Sign Of The Dragonhead, their first full length with new singer Elina Siirala who joined in early 2016 after the departure of founding member Kristine. Their 2015 album, King Of […]

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT – Worlds Away (Album Review)

Press Release Though coronavirus has forced us indoors, music still flows. In the case of Canadian multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Schoolcraft, she chose to look back on her gothic metal past and reimagine it in an entirely new light. She has lent her talents to an astounding variety of bands, ranging from Cradle of Filth’s extreme metal […]

IAN GREG OF TORCH (Interview)

My first time hearing the band Torch was in 2018. I thought I would check out some of their set at Sweden Rock Festival. This is why I love going to Sweden Rock to hear bands you have never heard of or bands that don’t tour in Canada. Getting home I decided to listen to […]

STEVE MANN OF LIONHEART (Interview)

Lionheart is a band I first heard of back in 1984 as their video “Die For Love” played on TV. I loved this song, but never did find their album until many years later when I found it on CD. The band started in 1980 and have released 3 albums and 1 album of demos. […]

LIONHEART – The Reality of Miracles (Album Review)

What do you get when you put Iron Maiden, UFO, Michael Schenker Fest and Shy together? To be honest, I wouldn’t have a clue, but for me, this story starts in 1984 when the video “Die For Love” by Lionheart from England came on TV. I loved this song, but I never found a cassette […]

GODDO – Rock Candy Records Remastered (News)

There are many classic rock bands from Canada. If you ask Canadian classic music fans, I would be surprised if someone has not heard of the hard-working band Goddo that formed in 1975. With the first album released in 1977, Goddo put out 5 classic albums till 1981.  After a 9-year break in new material, […]

BEST OF 2019 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Welcome to the CGCM Podcast/Website. We are a group of music passionate folks from around the world. Although we began in Canada with only the podcast co-hosts, we now realize an entire team of staff from Canada, UK, USA and Sweden! Follow us at our website and/or social media for all our podcasts, album/concert reviews, […]

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT – Live in Toronto – Martyr CD Release Party

Shawn “Animalize” Irwin of CGCM Podcast was proud to be a part of Lindsay Schoolcraft‘s CD release party live in Toronto on Friday, December 6th, 2019. Here’s his blog of LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT – Live in Toronto. Oshawa’s own Lindsay Schoolcraft recently released her debut album Martyr. Now the time has come for her to play […]

LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT – Garrison Toronto (Photo Gallery)

Shawn “Animalize” Irwin of CGCM Podcast recently attended Lindsay Schoolcraft‘s concert in Toronto. The gig, held at The Garrison, served as the album release party for her debut solo effort titled Martyr. The album became available in October and Shawn reviewed it here for CGCM. As a big fan, Shawn also visited Lindsay for an […]