[INTERVIEW] RUFUS TIGER TAYLOR OF THE DARKNESS ON EASTER IS CANCELLED AND TOURING AUSTRALIA IN 2020

[INTERVIEW] RUFUS TIGER TAYLOR OF THE DARKNESS ON EASTER IS CANCELLED AND TOURING AUSTRALIA IN 2020

Those joyous and—at times—pompous warriors of musical excellence are back: The Darkness have come to save us from the tyranny of the world with their excellent forthcoming album Easter Is Cancelled, and an Australian tour in March. We caught up with drummer Rufus Tiger Taylor to discuss the upcoming mayhem....
[NEWS] ADELAIDE METAL BAND ALIUM SET TO RELEASE SECOND EVER SINGLE 'FALLEN' AND LAUNCH SINGLE AT SHREDFEST ADELAIDE

[NEWS] ADELAIDE METAL BAND ALIUM SET TO RELEASE SECOND EVER SINGLE ‘FALLEN’ AND LAUNCH SINGLE AT SHREDFEST ADELAIDE

Heavy metal was created—then through time—feared, embraced, mocked, banished, ironically embraced, and finally: unironically embraced. There is a new breed that stands where metal is positioned—having come full circle—and Adelaide five-piece Alium take their place among the new breed. There’s a 2019 punch to the band’s sound, but the attitude...
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[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] SLAYER BID FAREWELL TO ADELAIDE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ANTHRAX AND BEHEMOTH

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Slayer, one of the founding ‘Big Four’ bands of thrash metal are saying goodbye. With a career spanning almost 40 years, and 12 studio albums under their belts, this much-loved band will be sorely missed. Supported by special guests Behemoth and Anthrax on their farewell tour last night, they were part of a rare combination...
[FEATURE] SLAYER: A RETROSPECTIVE ON METAL’S MOST EVIL BAND

[FEATURE] SLAYER: A RETROSPECTIVE ON METAL’S MOST EVIL BAND

Hellfire has hit the shores of Australia for the last time as the final world tour of thrash legends Slayer begins its Australian leg. Slayer is a band that needs no introduction. For metalheads everywhere, they represent the most extreme of the extreme—an embracement of the darkness metal had only ever hinted at before them....
[NEWS] POST-HARDCORE PRODIGIES I PREVAIL ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND SHARE TWO NEW SONGS

[NEWS] POST-HARDCORE PRODIGIES I PREVAIL ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND SHARE TWO NEW SONGS

Detroit’s break-out heavy stars I Prevail are back with a new album announcement and two new singles. Initially gaining traction off a Taylor Swift cover that took the world by storm, the band has rapidly grown to be a frontrunner in the post-hardcore scene, raking in insane streaming numbers and selling out the entirety of...
[NEWS] OZZY OSBOURNE CANCELS AUSTRALIAN DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL DATES AND AIRBOURNE JOIN LAST MINUTE

[NEWS] OZZY OSBOURNE CANCELS AUSTRALIAN DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL DATES AND AIRBOURNE JOIN LAST MINUTE

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne has announced that he must, unfortunately, cancel shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. This follows news of the postponement of the entire UK and European leg of his ‘NO MORE TOURS 2’ tour on doctors’ orders. “Ozzy recently developed pneumonia and...
[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...