SLED ISLAND 2014: SHOOTING GUNS

An interview I did with Saskatchewan doom rockers Shooting Guns!

BeatRoute Magazine

Shooting-GunsSASKATOON’S ANSWER TO SONIC DISMEMBERMENT

Anything but a shot in the dark, the straight-from-the-hip firepower of Saskatoon’s Shooting Guns gives them free reign to put a positive spin on the task of being harbingers of doom. Muted in their pursuit of concordant mayhem, the instrumental outfit excels at laying down heavy harmonies and gut-wrenching riffs that plunder the vaults of heavy metal history for molten riches and gritty glory.

“In short, we are Saskatchewan’s answer to sonic dismemberment,” says Shooting Gun’s bassist Jay Loos.

Plying his “instru-metal” trade in cahoots with coconspirators drummer Jim Ginther, guitarist Keith “Keef” Doepker, bassist Zach Low and guitarist Chris Laramee, synth-player Loos was thrilled to commit Shooting Guns’ heavy-psych railings to vinyl with the release of their towering sophomore LP, Brotherhood of the Ram, in October of 2013.

“Basically, as the name implies, we create somewhat deafening distortions that will leave you either…

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