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[INTERVIEW] ROCK ‘N’ ROLL VETERAN TAIME DOWNE OF FASTER PUSSYCAT TALKS NEW MUSIC AND TOURING WITH AUSSIES

[INTERVIEW] ROCK ‘N’ ROLL VETERAN TAIME DOWNE OF FASTER PUSSYCAT TALKS NEW MUSIC AND TOURING WITH AUSSIES

Cast your mind back to the 1980s when rock ‘n’ roll met glam metal and sleaze rock to break every rule in the book. Hollywood gave birth to a hybrid breed called Faster Pussycat in 1985 with their worldwide hit single ‘House of Pain’ that touched us all—appropriately! These guys are now returning to Australia,...
[PREMIERE] BLONDE DOCTOR RELEASE SOPHOMORE EP: NO BRAINER

[PREMIERE] BLONDE DOCTOR RELEASE SOPHOMORE EP: NO BRAINER

If you’ve been hiding under your bed listening to Rise Against and Fall Out Boy—circa early 2000s—during this summer heat, then you’re sort of forgiven for not knowing who Blonde Doctor are yet. But if you still don’t know them by 19th January with the launch of their second EP No Brainer, then you’ll be...
[NEWS] YOUNG BAND ALIUM RELEASE EPIC DEBUT SINGLE ‘MESSENGER’

[NEWS] YOUNG BAND ALIUM RELEASE EPIC DEBUT SINGLE ‘MESSENGER’

Adelaide’s metal newcomers Alium have been hard at work developing their sound and chops by appearing in band competitions and metal gigs alike for the past couple of years. Their debut single ‘Messenger’ was released on the 5th of January, and boasts modern fidelity (courtesy of Andy Kite from Against The Grain Studio) and a...
[INTERVIEW] AHEAD OF THEIR BLUESFEST SIDESHOWS SNARKY PUPPY’S MICHAEL LEAGUE DISCUSSES ORGANISING A MUSICAL COLLECTIVE

[INTERVIEW] AHEAD OF THEIR BLUESFEST SIDESHOWS SNARKY PUPPY’S MICHAEL LEAGUE DISCUSSES ORGANISING A MUSICAL COLLECTIVE

With a new record and a second Bluesfest appearance scheduled for 2019, things are certainly busy at the Snarky Puppy camp—and what a big camp it is, boasting up to 25 members at a time, each bringing with them a broad array of musical styles and experiences. With such a diverse lineup, it’s not surprising...
[INTERVIEW] GET A RIFF OF ADELAIDE’S DIRTY PAGANS: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH LOCAL DOOM MASTERS

[INTERVIEW] GET A RIFF OF ADELAIDE’S DIRTY PAGANS: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH LOCAL DOOM MASTERS

Stoner metal band Dirty Pagans sit down with us to discuss the direction they’re heading in—since forming in only 2016, the well-mannered South Australian ‘boys next door’ have unleashed two EPs and have another release on the way. The band recently took home SA Music Awards’ Most Popular Heavy Artist—alongside Adelaide-based thrash metal three-piece Hidden...
[NEWS] AUSTRALIAN PROG GIANTS NE OBLIVISCARIS TO TOP BILL OF TECH METAL ALL-STARS

[NEWS] AUSTRALIAN PROG GIANTS NE OBLIVISCARIS TO TOP BILL OF TECH METAL ALL-STARS

Following on from their third album Urn which was released in 2017, to the usual high critical acclaim Ne Obliviscaris have become synonymous with, the band has finally announced plans to tour the record around Australia. Fans will get the chance to see the monolithic tracks of Urn live for the first time, and also...
[INTERVIEW] AUDIO REIGN’S JAKE FLEMING CHATS ABOUT OPENING FOR SKILLET, THE BAND’S LATEST RELEASE AND UPCOMING ALBUM LAUNCH

[INTERVIEW] AUDIO REIGN’S JAKE FLEMING CHATS ABOUT OPENING FOR SKILLET, THE BAND’S LATEST RELEASE AND UPCOMING ALBUM LAUNCH

If you’re a die-hard rock fan in Adelaide, then you’ve probably heard of the city’s very own Audio Reign. Formed in 2011, the band broke into the scene a few years later with their debut EP Find Your Way—inspired by a vision of creating a unique brand of Australian rock—and have since released their first...
[ALBUM REVIEW] REQUIEM – PIANISSIMO BY VIRGIN BLACK

[ALBUM REVIEW] REQUIEM – PIANISSIMO BY VIRGIN BLACK

Day of wrath and doom impending, heaven and Earth in ashes ending, Virgin Black’s resurgence nearing… and the silence was broken. Adelaide’s once leading doom metal/gothic band Virgin Black have reappeared, 10 years after their sudden unannounced departure, to release the conclusion to their Requiem album trilogy, Pianissimo. Over the years, the music of Virgin...
[NEWS] BLUESFEST: SECOND RAY LA MONTAGNE SHOWS ADDED FOR MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY

[NEWS] BLUESFEST: SECOND RAY LA MONTAGNE SHOWS ADDED FOR MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY

Due to popular demand, second shows for Ray LaMontagne have been added in Melbourne and Sydney this April. Grammy-winning, Ray LaMontagne will play a second show in Sydney’s State Theatre on Thursday 25th April along with a second Melbourne show on Sunday 28th April 2019 in the Palais Theatre. The singer-songwriter who is making his long-awaited return Down...
[INTERVEW] FROM BACH TO ROCK: JORDAN RUDESS EXPLORES THE SECRETS OF HIS MUSE FOR HIS SOLO AUSTRALIAN TOUR

[INTERVEW] FROM BACH TO ROCK: JORDAN RUDESS EXPLORES THE SECRETS OF HIS MUSE FOR HIS SOLO AUSTRALIAN TOUR

America’s virtuosic progressive rock keyboardist Jordan Rudess—known by many for his work with Dixie Dregs, Liquid Tension Experiment and of course the platinum-selling prog rock band Dream Theater—is embarking on his first ever solo tour to Australia. Fresh out of the studio with new albums on the horizon for release, Jordan stretches his legs a...
[NEWS] SLAYER WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ANTHRAX AND BEHEMOTH ANNOUNCE DOWNLOAD SIDESHOWS

[NEWS] SLAYER WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ANTHRAX AND BEHEMOTH ANNOUNCE DOWNLOAD SIDESHOWS

United by their appearance at Download 2019, two of thrash metal’s ‘Big Four’ Slayer and Anthrax are joined by the Polish dark lords Behemoth for two nights of absolute mayhem as they hit the unsuspecting folk of Brisbane at The Riverstage, and Adelaide’s AEC Arena this March. This will be the last opportunity for fans to...
[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...