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[NEWS] WACKEN METAL BATTLE DEBUTS IN AUSTRALIA

[NEWS] WACKEN METAL BATTLE DEBUTS IN AUSTRALIA

The legendary Wacken Metal Battle—the world’s largest heavy metal battle-of-the-bands—is making its triumphant debut in the great southern land, giving unsigned Australian metal acts the opportunity to battle it out for a spot at the world’s largest and greatest heavy metal festival: Wacken Open Air. 30 years have passed since the creation of Wacken Open Air...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ALICE COOPER AT ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AIRBOURNE AND MC50

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ALICE COOPER AT ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AIRBOURNE AND MC50

The original godfather of shock rock, Ol’ Black Eyes himself, Alice Cooper is back in town. The often-imitated-but-never-bettered singer and self-proclaimed “vaudeville performer” is the embodiment of a musical living legend and, last night, he returned to Adelaide for the second show of his Aussie ‘Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back’ tour. Once feared for his wild...
[LIST] 5 FACTS ABOUT ALICE COOPER

[LIST] 5 FACTS ABOUT ALICE COOPER

In celebration of Alice Cooper and his crew landing on Australian soil for the ‘Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back’ 2020 Aussie tour, we’ve compiled a list of five facts about the 72-year-old shock rocker. Shows for the tour kick off tomorrow with special guests Airbourne along with MC50, featuring Wayne Kramer of the legendary MC5. 1. Alice Cooper’s star sign is...
[INTERVIEW] DERRICK GREEN OF SEPULTURA DISCUSSES THE BAND’S UPCOMING CONCEPT ALBUM, THE EVOLUTION OF SEPULTURA AND HARNESSING FUEL FROM THE CRITICS

[INTERVIEW] DERRICK GREEN OF SEPULTURA DISCUSSES THE BAND’S UPCOMING CONCEPT ALBUM, THE EVOLUTION OF SEPULTURA AND HARNESSING FUEL FROM THE CRITICS

Brazilian metal legends Sepultura will soon be dropping their 15th album Quadra. Reminiscent of the old Sepultura, this raw and morbid offering unites old-school members Andreas Kisser (guitar, vocals) and Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. (bass) with frontman Derrick Leon Green and drummer Eloy Casagrande in what promises to be a powerful listening experience. Sepultura, as...
[LIST] 7 METALHEAD CHRISTMAS ITEMS THAT DON'T EXIST BUT SHOULD

[LIST] 7 METALHEAD CHRISTMAS ITEMS THAT DON’T EXIST BUT SHOULD

Following our ultimate muso gift guide, we’ve compiled a list of metalhead Christmas must-haves that we can sadly only pine for. 1. AC/DC-branded Bonbon Scotts 2. Behemoth-style nativity set Image: ‘Isenheimer Altar’ given the Behemoth treatment, painted by Sylwia Makris 3. Pentagram tree topper 4. Dissection carving knives 5. KISS-branded mistletoe 6. Candlemass mass candles   7....
[LIST] THE ULTIMATE MUSO GIFT GUIDE

[LIST] THE ULTIMATE MUSO GIFT GUIDE

It’s overwhelmingly close to Christmas Day and acquiring unique and meaningful gifts within budget is probably an equally overwhelming concept for most. Australians spend approximately $11 billion a year on Christmas gifts yet statistics indicate that over 20 million gifts received each year are actually unwanted. In an attempt to reduce wastage and offer genuine...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] VICIOUS HALESTORM AS FORECAST FOR ADELAIDE’S THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] VICIOUS HALESTORM AS FORECAST FOR ADELAIDE’S THE GOV

With four albums and nine EPs under their leather-studded belts, Pennsylvania-born rockers Halestorm thrashed away those Monday night blues with their signature hard style tunes at Adelaide’s The Gov. With Black Stone Cherry recently bowing out as Halestorm’s support act due to a family emergency, New Zealanders Villainy stepped in and took to the stage...
[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...
[NEWS] OBITUARY ADD ADELAIDE SHOW TO AUSSIE 'CAUSE OF DEATH' AUSTRALIAN TOUR

[NEWS] OBITUARY ADD ADELAIDE SHOW TO AUSSIE ‘CAUSE OF DEATH’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Due to public demand and soaring ticket sales nationwide, an Adelaide show has been added to the Obituary ‘Cause Of Death’ 2020 tour. In 1990, Obituary released the album Cause Of Death­. One considered a classic in the history of the death metal genre—a masterpiece that has stood the test of time and, to this...
[ALBUM REVIEW] WHAT’S MY NAME BY RINGO STARR

[ALBUM REVIEW] WHAT’S MY NAME BY RINGO STARR

The Beatles. 600 million record sales worldwide. Selling more records than Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones combined—dwarfing the likes of Black Sabbath, KISS and Metallica. Need I say more? The Beatles were a powerhouse back in the day, and continue to influence modern music culture. I was born 26 years after they broke up,...
[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...