Blood In The Snow 2016

Hi all, I am happy to announce the new location and poster for BITS 2016. This year we are moving to Cineplex at Yonge and Dundas and it is now expanding to 4 days this year. Running from Nov 24th to Nov 27th, so stay tuned for further details. In the meantime, just marvel over the great new poster designed by artist Steve McGinnis.

BITS poster 2016


Discovering Kenn Nardi – Anacrusis

It’s not all too often that our Editor-in-Chief, Kenneth Gallant, gushes about a metal band. But he’s recently been raving about Kenn Nardi the multi-talented guitarist of the now defunct progressive thrash metal act Anacrusis. Here’s what Ken had to say about his discovery:

“I’ve just discovered the amazing work from guitarist Kenn Nardi former founder of late 80’s thrash/prog band Anacrusis…he’s put out a double album not too long ago…I just recently found this album and bought it…oh my god…it’s brilliant…here’s a track off the album of 28 songs:”

This album was originally going to be a comeback album for Anacrusis, but the band folded while in the middle of recording, so Kenn completed the album on his own recording all the guitar and bass parts, plus programming the drum parts…I love his vocals…sometimes it has a soundtrack feel, but then it dips into the progressive thrash arena too…my god…

The cover is done by the great Eliran Kantor who has done art work for Testament and Green Death.


Here is the original cover that Kantor did for the Anacrusis comeback:”


Like I said, I don’t often get this enamored with new metal…but this is interesting work.

You heard the man. Sound interesting? Give Anacrusis and Kenn Nardi a listen on YouTube today!


Welcome headbangers and horrorhounds to our inaugural first blog post! If you’ve already visited us at, then you’re probably aware of our Facebook page and Twitter account. But we also wanted to create a blog to bring awareness to some of the great articles that go up on our website every week, as well as cover some timely topics that we may not get to cover there.

That being said, let’s kick it off with a link to our latest round of horror film reviews at The Horror Show! Our managing editor, Stevie Kopas, and her incredible team of reviewers have voiced their thoughts on such recent films as “The Witch” and the recently remade “Cabin Fever”.  On the music side of things, film director and HMS contributing writer Ryan M. Andrews has recently interviewed Mike Cox, the drummer from Coal Chamber. For all you metal guitarists out there, our esteemed music columnist and guitarist extraordinaire, Kelly Kereliuk, discusses guitar soloing at The 13th Fret.

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