Feature Stories

LGBTFRONTROTATOR Mount-Royal-College-Szmurlo TRAVEL sledfrontrotator FOOTBALL5 festivals3

U.S. Supreme Court's equality marriage ruling inspires LGBT Canadian in Washington, D.C.

Ruling seen as welcome first step, but universal equality remains elusive

MRU rolling out indigenization plan

Campus preparing for surge in enrolment of aboriginal students

TRAVELLING THE WORLD

Hear from our own reporters about their travels around the world - what was amazing, what was heart-breaking, what they learned, all of the ups & downs.

Mediterranean field school introduces students to other cultures in Europe and Africa

SLED ISLAND

Annual downtown festival kicks off Calgary's musical summer

Is football overtaking hockey for young Alberta athletes?

Football provides benefits to athletes that they can't get from hockey

2015 SUMMER FESTIVALS

Here is your guide to some of the best festivals in YYC! Whether it is for the fireworks, diversity, vibrancy or simply spending time with friends & family. Find out where, when, how much, & what has changed from previous years.

July/August 2015 Print Issue

Julycover 

Digital IssuePDF (16.3 MB) | Newsstands

Scream artist Chris Thoresen is quietly making a lot of noise in Calgary's underground heavy metal scene

Thoresen thumbnailChris Thoresen is the lead vocalist and primary lyricist for the group, Shark Infested Daughters, an up-and-coming heavy metal group that is quietly gaining local recognition in Calgary's underground heavy metal scene.

Thoresen has spent countless hours honing his craft and developing a sound he fervently describes as "electro-core."

 

The art of screaming is something Thoresen says, is widely misunderstood and often stereotyped.

Produced by Daniel Ball

"Nobody really appreciates the amount of time, effort and practice that I've spent getting to where I can go," Thoresen says. "Every average Joe just immediately writes it off as something that's so silly."

And whether or not you can bring yourself to appreciate his aggressive style of delivery, there is no denying the substance and depth of the lyrics that Thoresen brings to the table.

Drawing on a lifelong history of tempestuous struggles – including a rocky relationship with his recently deceased father – Thoresen's writes unfeigned, personal lyrics that are a perfect accompaniment to his forceful screams.

"We have some songs that are just kind of 'wack-off-being-evil' songs," Thoresen explains. "But you know, the songs that really have power - that really have motive -are definitely all about just my struggle with dealing with everything that's going on."

dball@cjournal.ca 


    COMMENTS: In accordance with our web policy, we reserve the right to edit reader comments for length, clarity, taste or legal reasons. In an effort to maintain reasonable community standards, the Calgary Journal will not publish comments that contain profanity, contain personal attacks, or are potentially libelous.'

  • Smileys
  • :confused:
  • :cool:
  • :cry:
  • :laugh:
  • :lol:
  • :normal:
  • :blush:
  • :rolleyes:
  • :sad:
  • :shocked:
  • :sick:
  • :sleeping:
  • :smile:
  • :surprised:
  • :tongue:
  • :unsure:
  • :whistle:
  • :wink:
 
  • 1000 Characters left