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[INTERVIEW] SINGER-SONGWRITER PAUL ANDREWS DISCUSSES SONG-WRITING AND RECORDING THE LATEST FAMILY FOLD ALBUM IN NASHVILLE

[INTERVIEW] SINGER-SONGWRITER PAUL ANDREWS DISCUSSES SONG-WRITING AND RECORDING THE LATEST FAMILY FOLD ALBUM IN NASHVILLE

While you may not recognise the name, chances are you’ve heard the songs of singer-songwriter Paul Andrews. Whether that be from his prolific band Lazy Susan that had huge Triple J airplay in the early oughts, or the critically acclaimed Family Fold debut Lustre Glo. With a catalogue spanning two decades and two bands, Paul...
[ALBUM REVIEW] I LOVED YOU AT YOUR DARKEST BY BEHEMOTH

[ALBUM REVIEW] I LOVED YOU AT YOUR DARKEST BY BEHEMOTH

In 2014, Polish death metallers Behemoth released The Satanist, a comeback album of sorts after frontman Nergal’s battle with cancer, and an album that saw the band transformed. While the blood-soaked fury they had honed over decades was still there, alongside it was a newfound focus on atmosphere and concept. This maturation brought about a...
[SPOKEN WORD REVIEW] ANTHRAX’S SCOTT IAN OFFERS ADELAIDE AN UNFILTERED PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAINS OF HEAVY METAL DEBAUCHERY

[SPOKEN WORD REVIEW] ANTHRAX’S SCOTT IAN OFFERS ADELAIDE AN UNFILTERED PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAINS OF HEAVY METAL DEBAUCHERY

Even with the massive buzz about Anthrax’s upcoming Download Festival appearance, it’s hard to know what to expect from a speaking tour from a figure like Scott Ian—Anthrax’s rhythm guitarist and founding member. After nearly four decades with Anthrax, working with MTV, writing his own comic book series, and several guest spots on popular dramas...
[FEATURE] ADELAIDE FUNERAL DOOM DUO VIRGIN BLACK SHOWING SIGNS OF LIFE

[FEATURE] ADELAIDE FUNERAL DOOM DUO VIRGIN BLACK SHOWING SIGNS OF LIFE

A long dormant cult fan base has been resurrected as Adelaide doom metal band Virgin Black breaks its near decade silence on social media through a series of cryptic posts. Starting on the 8th of August with a graven image that alluded to the official end of the band, the posts since have shown photos...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE BARELY CONTAINS THE DEMONIC EGO OF GENE SIMMONS

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE BARELY CONTAINS THE DEMONIC EGO OF GENE SIMMONS

Work the next morning couldn’t dull the excitement of Adelaide KISS fans who piled into the Entertainment Centre to revel in the glory of the Spaceman and The Demon—guitarist Ace Frehley and bassist Gene Simmons. The anticipation had been heightened by the show’s postponement from February to August—which aligned with the anniversary of all four...
[INTERVIEW] WE’VE GOTCHA COVERED: DAVE GLEESON ON 30 YEARS OF THE SCREAMING JETS, THE NEW COVERS ALBUM AND FUTURE PLANS

[INTERVIEW] WE’VE GOTCHA COVERED: DAVE GLEESON ON 30 YEARS OF THE SCREAMING JETS, THE NEW COVERS ALBUM AND FUTURE PLANS

Legendary Australian pub-rock rebels The Screaming Jets will be celebrating 30 years as a band next year. Starting off as a covers band in the 1989 Newcastle pub scene, The Screaming Jets gained massive traction in 1991 with the song ‘Better,’ which peaked at #4 on the ARIA charts, and is still a staple on...
[EVENT REVIEW] SOLOMON STREET IS ROCKED TO LIFE WITH CRY BABY’S GRAND OPENING

[EVENT REVIEW] SOLOMON STREET IS ROCKED TO LIFE WITH CRY BABY’S GRAND OPENING

Nestled away just off Rosina Street, Cry Baby, is the latest addition to Adelaide’s nightlife, opening its doors for the first time on Saturday. Named after Janis Joplin’s posthumous 1971 single, the song’s commitment to simple but passionate fundamentals is mirrored in the bar’s presentation and layout. You learn everything you need to know about...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] EXTREME AND MR. BIG AT THEBARTON THEATRE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] EXTREME AND MR. BIG AT THEBARTON THEATRE

As the crowd hurried into Thebarton Theatre to escape the cold Adelaide winds, there was a strange feeling of fellowship amongst the mostly Gen Xers. Neither of the bands—nineties hard rock stalwarts Mr. Big or funk-metal masters EXTREME—had played in Adelaide before but the hefty wait had not dampened the enthusiasm of their cult following....