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[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 must and the night will...
[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] 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...
[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...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] STRYPER BLESSES THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] STRYPER BLESSES THE GOV

The Gov hosted a Sunday night sermon for all the faithful rockers out there. Californian Christian metal band Stryper was in town—their first time back in Australia since 2010—and they made it a big one. Supporting Stryper were two Adelaide bands, Sonic Divide and Rosemont, and they both did their best to warm up the...
[INTERVIEW] STRYPER’S MICHAEL SWEET ON GOD DAMN EVIL

[INTERVIEW] STRYPER’S MICHAEL SWEET ON GOD DAMN EVIL

Born in 1983, Californian band Stryper has followed a positive and passionate path of metal and faith leading up to the release of God Damn Evil—the band’s 12th album. It’s been a while since the guys graced Australian shores to share with fans a healthy dose of what they do best. But they’re back in...
[INTERVIEW] JAKE FROM HIDEOUS SUN DEMON ON THE NEW ALBUM, PERTH AND GROOVES

[INTERVIEW] JAKE FROM HIDEOUS SUN DEMON ON THE NEW ALBUM, PERTH AND GROOVES

There’s something in the Perth water that develops really rad musicians—and Hideous Sun Demon’s Vincent Buchanan, Jake Suriano and Blake Hart are no exception (think King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard with a healthy dose of punk rock). They’ve just released their third album, Fame Erotic Dream and are part way through a huge Australian...
[EP REVIEW] IN DENIAL, FORCE A SMILE BY TIRED EYES

[EP REVIEW] IN DENIAL, FORCE A SMILE BY TIRED EYES

When you listen to this EP, keep in mind that this is Tired Eyes’ debut. They haven’t been putting out music for years and perfecting their style over multiple releases, this is their first. And it’s bloody hard to believe because it is absolute quality. Think instrumentals along the lines of Sydney’s Sleepmakeswaves floating along...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] DREAM ON, DREAMER AT FOWLER’S LIVE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] DREAM ON, DREAMER AT FOWLER’S LIVE

Fowler’s Live was filled with epic music on Friday 15th courtesy of: Days of Deceit, Valhalla, Ocean Sleeper and headliners, Dream On, Dreamer. Oh man, was it a treat! Dream On, Dreamer are fresh out of the studio with their fourth record It Comes and Goes and they’ve been taking a whole bunch of bands...
[INTERVIEW] THE REBIRTH OF DREAM ON, DREAMER WITH MARCEL GADACZ

[INTERVIEW] THE REBIRTH OF DREAM ON, DREAMER WITH MARCEL GADACZ

Melbourne band Dream On, Dreamer have released their much anticipated fourth album It Comes and Goes, and it’s blown up in just a few weeks. This new album explores a lighter side of the band, with melodic soundscapes and emotive vocals, showing that Marcel Gadacz (lead vocals), Zachary Britt (rhythm guitar), Callan Orr (lead guitar)...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEPULTURA AND DEATH ANGEL MELT FACES AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEPULTURA AND DEATH ANGEL MELT FACES AT THE GOV

The Gov was host to some quality music on Wednesday night: Sepultura, Death Angel and Truth Corroded. For a weeknight, the turnout was impressive—as were the band shirts and the years’ worth of beards. There were baby boomers decked out in battle vests among younger faces, looking around 20-something in age. For a band that...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE’S COBRA PLAYS SECRET GIG

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE’S COBRA PLAYS SECRET GIG

Have you ever been to a gig so underground it was upstairs in an office building? We have—last Saturday—and it was a red haze of musical goodness. Adelaide experimental band, Cobra, always puts on a good show—but this time, it was scaled down and intensified. A small office room doubling as the band’s rehearsal studio,...