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[ALBUM REVIEW] NEVERAFTER BY ANDY GILLION

[ALBUM REVIEW] NEVERAFTER BY ANDY GILLION

Talented British multi-instrumentalist Andy Gillion, of Finnish band Mors Principium Est, unleashes his debut solo album Neverafter today and it’s an enchanting listen from beginning to end. A magical and emotive musical offering, the concept album tells the heartbreaking story of Aria. A girl who mourns the loss of her mother and cherishes the music...
[ALBUM REVIEW] EASTER IS CANCELLED BY THE DARKNESS

[ALBUM REVIEW] EASTER IS CANCELLED BY THE DARKNESS

‘Easter Is Cancelled’ and ‘Rock and Roll Deserves to Die’ are two extremely outlandish and over the top statements; most rock bands would not even contemplate exhorting the latter. The Darkness, though, are not most rock bands. They have always been outlandish and when they make these statements, you know there will be an intriguing...
[ALBUM REVIEW] PRIMAL FUTURE: 2019 BY TOXIC HOLOCAUST

[ALBUM REVIEW] PRIMAL FUTURE: 2019 BY TOXIC HOLOCAUST

Metal prodigy Joel Grind’s musical mastery concept that is Toxic Holocaust is back with the explosive new album Primal Future: 2019. Combining imagery of a post-nuclear world with classic speed and thrash riffs, the album could well be a soundtrack straight from a glorious ’80s Sci-Fi action movie. It’s Toxic Holocaust’s sixth full-length album and...
[INTERVIEW] SOILWORK’S DAVID ANDERSSON ON THE BAND’S EVOLVING SOUND, TOURING AUSTRALIA IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER AND RELEASING BRAND NEW MUSIC

[INTERVIEW] SOILWORK’S DAVID ANDERSSON ON THE BAND’S EVOLVING SOUND, TOURING AUSTRALIA IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER AND RELEASING BRAND NEW MUSIC

Swedish metal giants Soilwork are heading our way next month as they tour their majestic new album Verkligheten. We spoke with guitarist David Andersson on what to expect, the musical changes and what the band is currently working on. TEO: You are about to arrive back in Australia to promote Verkligheten. What can fans expect...
[INTERVIEW] RUFUS TIGER TAYLOR OF THE DARKNESS ON EASTER IS CANCELLED AND TOURING AUSTRALIA IN 2020

[INTERVIEW] RUFUS TIGER TAYLOR OF THE DARKNESS ON EASTER IS CANCELLED AND TOURING AUSTRALIA IN 2020

Those joyous and—at times—pompous warriors of musical excellence are back: The Darkness have come to save us from the tyranny of the world with their excellent forthcoming album Easter Is Cancelled, and an Australian tour in March. We caught up with drummer Rufus Tiger Taylor to discuss the upcoming mayhem. TEO: The new album is...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] JOHN CORABI BRINGS MOTLEY ’94 TO ADELAIDE’S ENIGMA BAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] JOHN CORABI BRINGS MOTLEY ’94 TO ADELAIDE’S ENIGMA BAR

If you were not already aware of the excesses of Mötley Crüe, then the oversaturated promotion of their movie The Dirt is a taste of what the band has always been about. Hidden away in two ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ scenes, is the portrayal of the Mötley Crüe singer of their 1994 self-titled album—or...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] POLARIS AT ADELAIDE UNIBAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] POLARIS AT ADELAIDE UNIBAR

What a year it has been for Polaris: a third sold out tour of Australia interspersed with successful European and American jaunts, the band have gone from strength to strength. It’s no surprise that fans and critics are expecting to see the boys on bigger stages in the near future. The album The Mortal Coil...
[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...