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‘Victim of Changes’- Judas Priest

Kingston, ON – December 5, 2014
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‘Black Sabbath’ sets off fire alarm

Toronto, ON – December 20, 2014


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ARCHIVES - posted on November 24, 2014 by Interviews Dan Fila

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Varga Drummer Dan Fila Says, ‘I’m a Cross Between the drummer from Slayer & Neil Peart from Rush’

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ARCHIVES - posted on November 1, 2014 by

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Live video footage filmed at This Ain’t Hollywood – Hamilton, ON – Oct 22, 2014

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ARCHIVES, NEWS - posted on October 27, 2014 by

Basement Full Of Metal

Hamilton’s VARGA Celebrates Barbershop Podcast Episode 100

by Glen Brown
Greater Hamilton Musician

I happened to see Kevin Barber on the street the other day, but I had no idea what plans he had been cooking up. As I rolled down my car window to wave hello he shouted, “The show tonight is number 100 and it’s going to being freakin’ amazing!”

Then he continued on his way, walking the dog or picking up a kid at school or something. Everything else was same as it ever was. Just another autumn day in a typical Hammertown neighbourhood. Maplewood Avenue. Adelaide Hoodless School. Gage Park.

Little did I know that a couple of hours later all hell would break loose in Barber’s tiny basement studio. “Enter The Metal” is what happened. Varga was in town. And they were the perfect act to test out the new sound, lighting, and acoustic environment of the Barber Shop studio.

From Greater Hamilton Musician

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ARCHIVES - posted on October 22, 2014 by

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ARCHIVES, NEWS - posted on September 30, 2014 by

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‘Three Section Staff’ & Sabbath’s ‘Children Of The Grave’

Toronto, ON – June 28, 2014

Video by Doug Lewis


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ARCHIVES, NEWS - posted on September 28, 2014 by Update

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VARGA Resurrect “Greed”, Cover BLACK SABBATH Live In Windsor; Fan-Filmed Video Posted

Canadian bashers Varga, who disbanded in 1998 and got back together in 2011, have been touring over the last year focusing their two comeback albums, Enter The Metal (2013) and Return Of The Metal (2014). During their September 13th show in Windsor, Ontario they did a rare performance of “Greed” from their official debut album, Prototype, released in 1993. Check out the clip below along with a live cover of Black Sabbath’s “Symptom Of The Universe”:

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ARCHIVES, RETURN OF THE METAL, REVIEWS - posted on September 24, 2014 by

Rock And A Hard Place – Review

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Canadian Progressive Thrash Giants are back for “part 2″ of their return to their Metallic origins

Some might remember Varga from the early to mid-90’s, they had a couple songs on MTV and even opened for the likes of Metallica. When things didn’t take off as expected, they called it a day. Then a couple year’s ago they returned with “Enter The Metal”. It was a return to their early roots of mixing genres into a blender and coming up with a unique sound. They call it Heavy Progressive Thrash Metal and that’s really about as well as their music can be described.

“Return Of The Metal” picks off exactly where “Enter…” left off. They are making NO attempt and being “radio friendly” here. It’s almost like “been there, done that_ fuck that”. The songs are long, there’s extended jamming, wicked time-changes, singing, shouting, drum solos and overall mayhem. It’s a Progger and Thrasher’s dream!

They continue their theme of kung-fu and b-movie horror as well, but it’s not overpowering or done as schtick. In other words, it’s part of the music but it’s not over-the-top, it’s more like the cherry on top of a Metal sundae.

Varga is simply a machine, guitarist Adam Alex and Sean Williamson blast out a wall of electric mayhem with amazing precision. Joey Varga’s bass and Dan Fila’s drumming are in perfect sync. Varga also covers the vocals, which makes his playing even more impressive. These guys basically grew up together and the music shows, they’re extremely tight and they seem to be sharing a brain when they play together. I can’t wait to hear what’s next from Varga.

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