*In this series we pose the age old questions to a wide array of music lovers. As fans of music most of us keep a mental list of active bands we want to see live that we haven’t yet seen. The Bucketlist brings to you those lists of your favorite artists and why those bands mean so much to them*
Iron Age Mystics was formed in 2010, but their members are music veterans who have the battle scars to prove it. The politically charged rock band from Toronto is turning heads with their new music. Formed of not only veteran musicians but also extremely talented individuals. Those individuals quickly became one, and what they have produces is a musical blend of dissonant yet melody driven rock beneath passionately intelligent lyrics. Their sound has a cornucopia of styles. Within their songs you will hear influence from rock, punk, grunge, metal, and funk. It’s not often a band can meld all these styles into one band and create a cohesive album. However, Iron Age Mystics has done just that. Their new self released album ‘Pride Before The Fall.’ The band is currently not signed to a label, but we are certain labels will be beating on their doors soon enough.
We as fans of metal often keep a long list of bands we painstakingly wish to see live. Sometimes they don’t tour very often or maybe in our area and it prevents us from seeing those bands we find so important. Musicians are no different, they travel the world touring with other bands and get to see a wide variety of performances as they tour from continent to continent. Iron Age Mystics and its members aren’t by any means new to the music world so we posed the ultimate question to singer Kevin Connelly; What are 5 active bands that you have never seen that you want to see and why? Some of his answers may surprise you. Here is The Bucketlist with Kevin Connelly: Singer, lyricist, and songwriter for Iron Age Mystics:
“It’s not going to be a long list because most of the bands I admire have either disbanded and or have to replace a key member because they died.
Nine Inch Nails: Okay, I’m cheating a bit here because I saw them live a few years ago while they were promoting The Slip LP. A beautiful integration a state-of-the-art technology and superb, raw musicianship. Trent Reznor has always been my go-to guy when I’m supremely pissed off about something and need to sing it out of my system. It’s a method of therapy I invented for myself called “Sing Along With Trent”.
Rage Against The Machine: My respect for Tom Morello and RATM is bottomless. They took some real chances and executed it beautifully. I saw some live footage of them a while ago and it was mesmerizing. There must have been 20 thousand people in the audience who were just pulsing and into it. They had them in the palms of their hands.
The Partridge Family: Yeah, I know they weren’t a real band and chances are, at least one of them is dead. I’d like to see them perform because every once in a while, we all need a good laugh.”