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[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SKID ROW REWINDS THE CLOCK AS THE YOUTH GOES WILD AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SKID ROW REWINDS THE CLOCK AS THE YOUTH GOES WILD AT THE GOV

The prospect of seeing a Sebastian Bach-less Skid Row has been a difficult one for fans to come to grips with ever since his departure from the band in 1996. Skid Row’s constant lineup changes have become infamous, but with their current incarnation featuring original members Dave ‘The Snake’ Sabo (guitar), Scotti Hill (guitar) and...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] TROPHY EYES AT THE GOV

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] TROPHY EYES AT THE GOV

The Venue at The Gov hosted a flock of patrons eager to get a bit of Trophy Eyes last night, before the band kicks back off to the US for the rest of their American Dream tour. Folk from all walks of life and music preferences watched the Newcastle lads share the stage with fellow...
[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...
[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...
[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] 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...
[BAND-ON-BAND INTERVIEW] PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS

[BAND-ON-BAND INTERVIEW] PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS

Listening to Psychedelic Porn Crumpets is like going on a beautiful neon adventure—your body stays behind while your mind’s taken to remarkably disordered places you’d never imagine on your own. The four-piece psych-rock band from Perth are currently finishing off their sold out UK and European tour, and have just released their latest single ‘Social Candy.’...
[NEWS] BLUESFEST: FESTIVAL ACT SNARKY PUPPY TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

[NEWS] BLUESFEST: FESTIVAL ACT SNARKY PUPPY TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

New York quasi-collective, Snarky Puppy, have gone from the best kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. With a difficult-to-define genre, these guys seamlessly fuse a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation. This convergence of musicians from white and black America have performed regularly...