An Interview with Jesse Leach of Times Of Grace - Heavy T.O. - July 23rd, 2011

You won’t find a cooler pair of cats than Jesse Leach and Adam Dutkiewicz. When it comes to down to earth, easy going musicians, these two fellows will top the heap as personalities able to put you completely at ease within a few minutes of meeting them.

Both Jesse and Adam are good friends, having grown up together and worked together for years in...


An Interview with Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth - Heavy T.O. - July 23rd, 2011

Opeth is considered a Swedish national treasure. They are hugely popular as a progressive metal band that is now over twenty years strong.  In 2001, Opeth released Blackwater Park, an album now considered the band’s swan-song that went on to garner accolades in North America.

At 2:00pm on the first day of Heavy T.O., the temperature was just about at its apex. It was...


Interview with Taking Back Sunday - Kool Haus, Toronto - July 23rd, 2011

Interview and Photos by Valerie Bennett

Taking Back Sunday is finally back to their original line-up of members from the 2002 Tell All Your Friends era with their latest self-titled release. And I cannot even begin to express my excitement and relief about it.

I was very...