[NEWS] BLUESFEST: FESTIVAL ACT SNARKY PUPPY TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

[NEWS] BLUESFEST: FESTIVAL ACT SNARKY PUPPY TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

New York quasi-collective, Snarky Puppy, have gone from the best kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. With a difficult-to-define genre, these guys seamlessly fuse a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation. This convergence of musicians from white and...
[NEWS] DOWNLOAD 2019 IS SET TO BE HUGE WITH FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

[NEWS] DOWNLOAD 2019 IS SET TO BE HUGE WITH FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

2018 saw the Australian debut of the world’s premier rock and metal festival, Download! 30,000 heavy music fans descended on Flemington, christening Melbourne into the Download family alongside Donington (UK)—the spiritual home of rock—Paris (France), and Madrid (Spain). In 2019, Download returns to Melbourne and will head north to serve...
[INTERVIEW] KEVIN MITCHELL AKA BOB EVANS GOES FULL CIRCLE

[INTERVIEW] KEVIN MITCHELL AKA BOB EVANS GOES FULL CIRCLE

Kevin Mitchell’s beginnings in alt-rock band Jebediah, to his infectious solo work behind the moniker of Bob Evans, have left a firm footprint on the Aussie music scene. The refreshingly humble singer-songwriter who brought us ‘Don’t You Think It’s Time?’ chats to TEO about his rise from band member to...
[NEWS] CALLING ALL CREATURES OF THE NIGHT: COME AS YOU AREN’T

[NEWS] CALLING ALL CREATURES OF THE NIGHT: COME AS YOU AREN’T

It’s almost that time of year again, when we can shed our responsible adult skins and dress up as whoever or whatever we want. ARMI (Australian Rock & Metal Institute) are hosting a ‘Come As You Aren’t’ Halloween party at Adelaide UniBar on Saturday 27th of October. Costumes are a...
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[NEWS] BLUESFEST: 10 FESTIVAL ACTS TO TOUR AUSSIE CITIES

[NEWS] BLUESFEST: 10 FESTIVAL ACTS TO TOUR AUSSIE CITIES

Next year marks 30 years of the iconic Bluesfest. The popular five-day music festival showcases artists from around the world, on 120 hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay in New South Wales. But for those unable to make the trip this Easter, Bluesfest Touring will be bringing the Bluesfest vibe...
[INTERVIEW] DARWIN SINGER EMMA ROWE ON 'LIONESS'

[INTERVIEW] DARWIN SINGER EMMA ROWE ON ‘LIONESS’

Emma Rowe’s new single ‘Lioness’ pounced onto the Australian music scene earlier this year, with teeth bared and attention demanded. The Darwin-based singer/songwriter is now touring the newly released single, along with two bonus tracks ‘Beach Song’ and ‘Devil.’ We caught up with the lioness herself mid-tour to chat about her sound and the story...
[NEWS] QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE CONCLUDE VILLAINS WORLD TOUR AND RAISE $20,000 TO SUPPORT ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL PAEDIATRICS WARD

[NEWS] QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE CONCLUDE VILLAINS WORLD TOUR AND RAISE $20,000 TO SUPPORT ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL PAEDIATRICS WARD

Leaving a trail of ecstatically exhausted fans in its wake—from Niagara Falls to Australia—Queens of the Stone Age’s world tour has careened to a triumphant finish in Perth with its 129th show. The band played for more than 1.7 million true believers, including: an all-day affair at London’s Finsbury Park for a crowd of nearly 50,000,...
[LIST] 5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO SEE POLARIS LIVE

[LIST] 5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO SEE POLARIS LIVE

Sydney based band Polaris has risen up through the metalcore scene fairly quickly, and for good reason. Off the back of their debut album The Mortal Coil released in 2017, they’ve played Unify Gathering, toured Australia twice (with totally sold out dates), shredded through Europe/UK with We Came as Romans and Alazka, supported Gideon through...
[ALBUM REVIEW] VIRULENT HOST BY APOPHIS

[ALBUM REVIEW] VIRULENT HOST BY APOPHIS

The second offering from Adelaide’s multi-instrumentalist metal prodigy Aidan Cibich, Virtulent Host proves that time may heal but memories and emotions never die. Initial track ‘Sunlight Drowns In Apathy’ commences with a hauntingly reverberated solo guitar. Saturated by feelings of solitude, it lulls the listener into the false sense that a calm journey is to...
[ALBUM REVIEW] MORE THAN YOU CAN GIVE US BY PEZZ

[ALBUM REVIEW] MORE THAN YOU CAN GIVE US BY PEZZ

Memphis punk band Pezz are back with their first proper full length LP since 2001. More Than You Can Give Us was six years in the making and addresses a mix of personal topics as well as many of the social justice issues that the band has become known for championing over the years. Punk...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE TEAR IT UP AT MELBOURNE’S MARGARET COURT ARENA

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE TEAR IT UP AT MELBOURNE’S MARGARET COURT ARENA

If there’s one band you can expect to put on an astounding rock show, you’d better believe it’s Queens of the Stone Age. As droves of fans piled in for the second Melbourne date of their Villains World Tour, the air was palpable with anticipation for the Californian five-piece to hit the stage. C.W. Stoneking...
[INTERVIEW] AIDAN CIBICH ON NEW APOPHIS ALBUM VIRULENT HOST

[INTERVIEW] AIDAN CIBICH ON NEW APOPHIS ALBUM VIRULENT HOST

Aidan Cibich is a local musician who has talent and time to burn for his project Apophis. His sophomore album Virulent Host is out on September 18th and, to put it simply, it’s a masterpiece. Think along the lines of Intervals and Plini but with a heavier, almost cinematic undertone. It’s layers upon layers of...
[LIST] 5 REASONS WHY DEE SNIDER ROCKS

[LIST] 5 REASONS WHY DEE SNIDER ROCKS

“I wanna rock!” was a statement made famous during the mid ’80s by heavy metal legend Dee Snider. Twisted Sister’s lead singer is unapologetically himself—a truth teller that delivers honesty through music, reality television, distinctive voice-over work, his gripping autobiography, and just about every other creative medium you can think of. Snider likes to express...
[INTERVIEW] ANTHRAX’S SCOTT IAN ON HIS UPCOMING SOLO SPEAKING TOUR DOWN UNDER

[INTERVIEW] ANTHRAX’S SCOTT IAN ON HIS UPCOMING SOLO SPEAKING TOUR DOWN UNDER

When we called to catch up with Scott Ian—best known as the legendary guitarist and co-founder of thrash metal pioneers Anthrax—he was backstage after playing a set on Slayer’s farewell tour, which is a testament to his unbelievably busy schedule. In addition to his phenomenal contributions as a musician, Scott has authored two books, written...
[NEWS] TWO NEW TRACKS ADVOCATE THE REAWAKENING OF VIRGIN BLACK

[NEWS] TWO NEW TRACKS ADVOCATE THE REAWAKENING OF VIRGIN BLACK

After almost 10 years of silence, gothic metal band Virgin Black has re-emerged with two new songs from their much-anticipated album Pianissimo. The tracks were uploaded to the band’s official YouTube account in the early hours of the morning, with no visuals—only a pitch black screen. Fans quickly flocked to social media to speculate that...
[EP REVIEW] HEADSTORM BY ABANDONED BY BEARS

[EP REVIEW] HEADSTORM BY ABANDONED BY BEARS

Swedish easycore band Abandoned By Bears hit the scene early in 2013 with their four-track EP Bear-Sides (get it?) before following up with a second in 2014. The band’s debut album The Years Ahead came in 2016 and impressed both pop punk and hardcore fans alike. And it’s their djent inspired guitar riffing and double...