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[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] L.A. GUNS MAKE GLAM METAL MAGIC AT SYDNEY’S MAX WATT’S

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] L.A. GUNS MAKE GLAM METAL MAGIC AT SYDNEY’S MAX WATT’S

’80s glam rock legends L.A. Guns played their hotly anticipated Sydney show last night. Marking the first time classic members Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns have played in Australia together, the band has pulled no punches and taken nothing for granted. The band made sure the occasion was a memorable one for more than just...
[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] SEPULTURA AT 170 RUSSELL

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SEPULTURA AT 170 RUSSELL

Melbourne metalheads were treated to an enormous evening of neck-breaking thrash last night at the first Australian date of Sepultura’s worldwide Machine Messiah tour. Joined by local four-piece Harlott and American thrash legends Death Angel, the punters at 170 Russell no doubt left the show that night feeling like they got one hell of a...
[NEWS] '80S HEAVY METAL HEROES SKID ROW GEAR UP FOR 2018 AUSSIE TOUR

[NEWS] ’80S HEAVY METAL HEROES SKID ROW GEAR UP FOR 2018 AUSSIE TOUR

Multi-platinum selling band Skid Row will embark on a full Australian tour this October whilst also hitting Auckland, New Zealand. It will be the first time Australian fans get to see former Dragonforce singer ZP Theart up front and he will be joined by guitarists Snake Sabo and Scotti Hill, bassist Rachel Bolan and drummer...
[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,...
[NEWS] DEF LEPPARD SET TO ROCK AUSTRALIA WITH SCORPIONS

[NEWS] DEF LEPPARD SET TO ROCK AUSTRALIA WITH SCORPIONS

Legendary rockers Def Leppard have extended their US and UK tour to run riot Down Under, finally playing their landmark, longest recording live and in full: 1987’s seminal Hysteria! Joining them will be special guests Scorpions; this will be the band’s first-ever multi-city tour of Australia in its 50-plus-years lifespan. Four years in the making,...
[INTERVIEW] COCKED, LOADED AND READY FOR THE AUSTRALIAN TOUR: PHIL LEWIS OF L.A. GUNS GIVES TEO HIS PEACE OF MIND

[INTERVIEW] COCKED, LOADED AND READY FOR THE AUSTRALIAN TOUR: PHIL LEWIS OF L.A. GUNS GIVES TEO HIS PEACE OF MIND

American rock/glam metal group L.A. Guns have reformed, uniting lead singer Phil Lewis with original guitarist Tracii Guns for the first time in almost 15 years. Together with their newly released reunion album The Missing Peace, Phil and Tracii are hard at work promoting and performing new music and pursuing what feels like a fresh...
[INTERVIEW] WEDNESDAY 13 OFFERS HIS LAST RITES BEFORE THE LONESOME ROAD DOWN UNDER

[INTERVIEW] WEDNESDAY 13 OFFERS HIS LAST RITES BEFORE THE LONESOME ROAD DOWN UNDER

Former member of the horror themed punk/metal group Murderdolls, Wednesday 13 has had quite the tenacious career. His band, aptly named Wednesday 13, has spent the last 10 years as an independent band, but they’ve recently taken the plunge and signed to one of the most popular heavy metal record labels today: Nuclear Blast. Now...
[INTERVIEW] COMEBACK KID’S ANDREW NEUFELD ON COLLABORATIONS AND TOURING

[INTERVIEW] COMEBACK KID’S ANDREW NEUFELD ON COLLABORATIONS AND TOURING

Canadian hardcore punk band Comeback Kid is coming to Australia with Silverstein in May for an epic tour across the country. Comeback Kid released their latest record Outsider in September of last year and they’ve been on the up ever since. The band has had a few different faces over the years but the current...
[NEWS] AUSTRALIAN LOCAL SUPPORTS FOR WEDNESDAY 13 TOUR ANNOUNCED

[NEWS] AUSTRALIAN LOCAL SUPPORTS FOR WEDNESDAY 13 TOUR ANNOUNCED

Get a double dose of shock rock as Wednesday 13 and Davey Suicide join forces to bring their devilish goodness and a very early Halloween to Australia. Local supports have been announced; some of Australia and New Zealand’s next bands have been selected to make each show now a fatal four-way of horror rock madness—let...
[NEWS] LEGENDARY PUNK ROCKERS STRUNG OUT ANNOUNCE AUSSIE TOUR

[NEWS] LEGENDARY PUNK ROCKERS STRUNG OUT ANNOUNCE AUSSIE TOUR

Exploding onto the southern California punk scene, Strung Out was one of the first bands signed to Fat Mike’s Fat Wreck Chords, issuing the band’s debut album in 1994. It was the band’s sophomore effort however that truly proved Mike’s faith in the band was so very well placed. Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues was 13...
[NEWS] SYDNEY PUNK ROCKERS THE KIDS ARE ON THE RISE WITH MASSIVE SUPPORT ANNOUNCEMENT, A NEW MUSIC VIDEO, AN UPCOMING TOUR AND AN ALBUM ON THE WAY!

[NEWS] SYDNEY PUNK ROCKERS THE KIDS ARE ON THE RISE WITH MASSIVE SUPPORT ANNOUNCEMENT, A NEW MUSIC VIDEO, AN UPCOMING TOUR AND AN ALBUM ON THE WAY!

Sydney teenage punks, The Kids, have come crashing into 2018 like their lives depended on it. Last month the guys released their first single, ‘School,’ and they recently had the honour of opening for Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed at his album launch at Frankie’s Pizza. That raw, unbridled energy was also captured on film and has...