MUSIC
[NEWS] TEMTRIS RETURN TO ADELAIDE FOR RAPTURE TOUR

[NEWS] TEMTRIS RETURN TO ADELAIDE FOR RAPTURE TOUR

If you missed Temtris at Adelaide’s premier heavy metal festival, Churches of Steel, don’t sweat it! The New South Wales powerhouse will be back in support of their epic new album. Rapture is the band’s fifth release, dropping earlier this month. Musically akin to Judas Priest, Doro and the late Ronnie James Dio, this will...
[EP REVIEW] LUNAR ECLIPSE BY STONUS

[EP REVIEW] LUNAR ECLIPSE BY STONUS

Cyprus is a Greek island country with beautiful landscapes and rich culture; it’s also home to heavy stoner rock outfit known as Stonus. Formed in 2015 in Cyprus’ capital Nicosia, Stonus is: Kyriacos Frangoulis (vocals), Pavlos Demetriou (lead guitar), Nikolas Frangoulis (rhythm guitar), Andreas Apeitos (bass) and Kotsios Demetriades (drums). Lunar Eclipse is the band’s second EP,...
[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...
[NEWS] TRAPT ANNOUNCE AUSSIE 2019 TOUR

[NEWS] TRAPT ANNOUNCE AUSSIE 2019 TOUR

Californian active hard rock favourites Trapt return Down Under to play highlights from their self-titled classic album Trapt, plus a selection of other favourites. Trapt was the band’s major-label debut; a perfect mix of hard rock with catchy hooks, dynamic choruses, and memorable lyrics. Fusing together propulsive guitars and unforgettable upbeat refrains, the guys are adept at producing empowering arena-worthy anthems. In...
[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...
[NEWS] ADELAIDE’S AS I DESTRUCT RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, DROP MUSIC VIDEO AND EMBARK ON AUSSIE ALBUM TOUR

[NEWS] ADELAIDE’S AS I DESTRUCT RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, DROP MUSIC VIDEO AND EMBARK ON AUSSIE ALBUM TOUR

As I Destruct continue Adelaide’s legacy for producing world class heavy music. Stepping forward from the shadows of obscurity, the five-piece have produced a near-flawless debut in From Fear To Oblivion—emerging as the next vital contender in the Australian metal scene. Led by brutal first single ‘Question of Faith,’ the album is an impressive assault of melodic, groove-laden death metal. For fans, From...
[NEWS] DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION WITH MEXICAN WRESTLING IS COMING TO ADELAIDE

[NEWS] DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION WITH MEXICAN WRESTLING IS COMING TO ADELAIDE

In an Adelaide first, Melbourne based Mexican entertainment Group, Lucha Fantastica, bring Mexican wrestling to HQ Complex for the ultimate Day of the Dead celebration on Friday, 26th October. Lucha Fantastica is Australia’s only Mexican performance company to bring not only the entertainment and music of Mexico to Australia, but also the Mexican culture. “Our Day of the Dead...
[INTERVIEW] THE KITE MACHINE’S LEVI ANDERSON ON ‘SINISTER SOUND,’ STING AND MORE

[INTERVIEW] THE KITE MACHINE’S LEVI ANDERSON ON ‘SINISTER SOUND,’ STING AND MORE

The Kite Machine have rocked the hell out of 2018 with their brand new track ‘Sinister Sound’—a heavy rock tune with sweet grooves that you’d expect from bands like Queens of The Stone Age and The Black Keys. We stole some time during the band’s Aussie tour to talk with frontman Levi Anderson about new...
[NEWS] VAN MORRISON TO RELEASE 40TH STUDIO ALBUM

[NEWS] VAN MORRISON TO RELEASE 40TH STUDIO ALBUM

Van Morrison has announced details of a new album, The Prophet Speaks—his 40th studio album. The Prophet Speaks will be released on 7th December on CD, 2 x 12” and all digital platforms via Caroline Australia. The 14-track album follows a recent run of hugely acclaimed albums (Roll With The Punches, Versatile and You’re Driving Me Crazy), each of which have...
[NEWS] TIKI SAFARI TO ROCK MARRICKVILLE FACTORY THEATRE

[NEWS] TIKI SAFARI TO ROCK MARRICKVILLE FACTORY THEATRE

A supersonic eruption is about to rock Marrickville, raising more heat than Kilauea lava, as Factory Theatre goes troppo all over again in the rum-infused rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza—Tiki Safari! The Tiki Beach Fashion Parade is back to raise the temperature to hazardous heights, and off-stage, you’ll find all things exotic and tiki with: collectables, clothing, merch and...
[SPOKEN WORD REVIEW] SCOTT IAN TREATS MELBOURNE TO A THREE-HOUR DIALOGUE ABOUT METAL’S BEST MOMENTS

[SPOKEN WORD REVIEW] SCOTT IAN TREATS MELBOURNE TO A THREE-HOUR DIALOGUE ABOUT METAL’S BEST MOMENTS

In addition to being one of the most iconic figures in thrash metal history, a charismatic TV show host, twice-published author and comic book writer, it turns out Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian isn’t too shabby of an orator either. Seriously—is there anything the dude can’t do? Last night, Scott entertained Melbourne’s metal aficionados with 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...