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Prairie stoner rock double-header at The Asylum this month

Chron Goblin and Black Mastiff making Sudbury stop on Tourgether At Last Tour

The Asylum plays host to prairie stoner rockers Chron Goblin and Black Mastiff on Oct. 15 as they make the first of four stops in Ontario as part of their Tourgether At Last tour. 

The dual-album-release show brings these two Alberta bands to Sudbury, along with other stops in Ottawa, Toronto and Windsor. Chron Goblin's new album "Here Before" releases Sept. 27 and Black Mastiff's "Loser Delusions" releases Oct. 18.

Chron Goblin has been a staple of Alberta's rock scene for the past decade, having hit the stage at festivals throughout North America and Europe. Their latest album, "Here Before," marks their fourth studio album. The album features 11 new tracks, including singles "Ghost" and "Slipping Under".

Writing on the music blog Doomed & Stoned, Thea Bowering describes Black Mastiff's music as "signature groove: sly, moody, leaning into a blizzard of distortion." While on Noisey, Zack Kelly calls Chron Goblin “fun, fast, and surprisingly slick weirdly radio-friendly brand of stoner metal.”

Hailing from Edmonton, Atla., Black Mastiff has been on the Canadian rock scene for the past 10 years. Their third studio album, "Loser Delusions," is set to release on the Oct. 18 and will mark the band's first release since 2015.

On their label Grand Hand Records’ (which was started jointly by both bands) website, reviewer Christine Leonard, describes the album as bringing "a new maturity in songwriting and production for the band."

The performance takes place on Oct. 15 at The Asylum on Regent Street. The doors open at 9 p.m. and the show will run until 12 a.m. This is a 19+ event. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information check out The Asylum Sudbury on Facebook.

Check out Black Mastiff's new single Starbase 77 below. 


And finally, here's a taste of Chron Goblin with their song Backwater.