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[INTERVIEW] SKID ROW GUITARIST DAVE ‘SNAKE’ SABO ON SKID ROW THEN AND NOW

[INTERVIEW] SKID ROW GUITARIST DAVE ‘SNAKE’ SABO ON SKID ROW THEN AND NOW

They’ve sold over 20 million albums worldwide and now Skid Row are working on the final installment of the United World Rebellion trilogy, and will be heading out to tour Australia this October. The New Jersey heavy metal band has had numerous lineup changes, but founding members, bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarists Dave Sabo and Scotti Hill...
[ALBUM REVIEW] GET RIGHT WITH YOUR MAKER BY PALACE OF THE KING

[ALBUM REVIEW] GET RIGHT WITH YOUR MAKER BY PALACE OF THE KING

Palace Of The King is a Melbourne four-piece rock ‘n’ roll band. Their new album, Get Right With Your Maker, is a pure genius slab of old school rock, soul, rhythm and blues. This is their third full-length player, which will be released shortly before an impending European tour. A little dash of Led Zeppelin,...
[FEATURE] THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD: WHAT IT'S REALLY LIKE FOR TOURING BANDS PRE-FAME

[FEATURE] THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD: WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE FOR TOURING BANDS PRE-FAME

We’ve seen them strutting on stage singing, the crowd hanging on their every word. We’ve seen the guitars slung low creating sounds that make our emotions soar. We’ve seen them beat drums in tune with the beat of our hearts. We’ve seen the videos and heard the stories of wild parties that would make Charlie...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] LEPROUS AT JIVE BAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] LEPROUS AT JIVE BAR

For years, Norway’s metal scene has been synonymous with church burnings, murders and extreme black metal music. However, Leprous, from Notodden in Norway’s south, blow that stereotype away. Leprous are currently touring Australia supporting their new album Malina, which is a different style from their earlier darker metal records. This new album brings a vocal...
[FEATURE] STEVE ‘LIPS’ KUDLOW FROM ANVIL: THE STATE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND WHAT MOTIVATES LIPS TO CONTINUE MAKING METAL

[FEATURE] STEVE ‘LIPS’ KUDLOW FROM ANVIL: THE STATE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND WHAT MOTIVATES LIPS TO CONTINUE MAKING METAL

Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow, frontman and co-founder of Canadian metal band Anvil, has seen it all and more in a career spanning 40 years. Talking with TEO before Anvil’s recent Australian tour, Lips was in a friendly and talkative mood. Then again, when isn’t he cracking jokes? Having travelled from China, Lips made it clear he...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] MISS MAY I SET ADELAIDE UNIBAR ABLAZE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] MISS MAY I SET ADELAIDE UNIBAR ABLAZE

Miss May I were last here four years ago when they were nothing more than just boys. Today, they arrived back in Adelaide as men—men with an amazing back catalogue and an awesome stage performance. Men prepared to set Adelaide ablaze on a sultry Saturday night, as they tour their new album Shadows Inside. Before...
[INTERVIEW] MISS MAY I’S LEVI BENTON SAYS THE BAND HAS TAKEN “A HUNDRED STEPS FORWARD”

[INTERVIEW] MISS MAY I’S LEVI BENTON SAYS THE BAND HAS TAKEN “A HUNDRED STEPS FORWARD”

Since forming in 2007, Ohio natives Miss May I have released a staggering six albums. Throughout their journey, they maintained the same lineup and with that, the same desire to achieve their goals. TEO chatted with frontman Levi Benton, ahead of their first headline tour of Australia, about how they’ve pushed themselves further than ever...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ANVIL AT FOWLER’S LIVE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ANVIL AT FOWLER’S LIVE

There is nothing that Lips from Anvil doesn’t love about metal. And even if it’s a Sunday night in sleepy Adelaide, he’s going to make sure you love it too. The night wasn’t just about Anvil’s ‘Badass Rock N Roll’ though. We had local boys Shadow Realm open with an electric performance. The vocals of...
[INTERVIEW] STEVE ‘LIPS’ KUDLOW OF ANVIL TALKS SUCCESS AND STAYING TRUE TO YOUR SOUND

[INTERVIEW] STEVE ‘LIPS’ KUDLOW OF ANVIL TALKS SUCCESS AND STAYING TRUE TO YOUR SOUND

Some artists claim to be metal, however Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow is not one of them. A member of Canadian heavy metal band Anvil for over 40 years, with famous albums deliciously titled Metal On Metal and Hard N’ Heavy, Lips is metal. TEO chatted with the jovial metal legend ahead of their Australian tour this...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEBASTIAN BACH AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEBASTIAN BACH AT THE GOV

“Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand, love letters in the sand, I remember you.” That is one of the most famous lines in Sebastian Bach’s catalogue that spans 30 years; from Skid Row’s self-titled ball-kicking debut to his most recent solo release Give ’Em Hell. Last night he returned to ‘Radelaide’ for a night of...
[ALBUM REVIEW] KALOS EIDOS SKOPEO BY COMACOZER

[ALBUM REVIEW] KALOS EIDOS SKOPEO BY COMACOZER

The Australian psychedelic rock scene is making quite a comeback and one of the bands driving it is Sydney’s Comacozer. So it’s time to do what Timothy Leary famously said to do back in ’66. They have just released their third album imaginatively titled Kalos Eidos Skopeo, or for the more unenlightened, ‘Kaleidoscope.’ Guitarist Rick...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] CALIGULA’S HORSE AT FOWLER’S LIVE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] CALIGULA’S HORSE AT FOWLER’S LIVE

It’s Friday night, it’s early spring, and it’s AFL Grand Final eve. Where better to spend the night than watching three of Australia’s talented up and coming bands playing at Fowler’s, with Caligula’s Horse the headlining act? Caligula’s Horse has come a long way since they formed six years ago in Brisbane. This is their...