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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 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...
[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,...
[EP REVIEW] DIGITAL PEOPLE BY SPARROW

[EP REVIEW] DIGITAL PEOPLE BY SPARROW

Who knows what goes on over on the west side, but Perth is pushing out some visionaries. Sean Hendry, Clint Gatter, Tristan Sturner, Jase Shaw and Luke Ramljak are Sparrow: an industrial rock/metal band that’s on the rise. Their EP Digital People is out 6th of April and it’s a listen that’ll have you on...
[ALBUM REVIEW] GET RIGHT WITH YOUR MAKER BY PALACE OF THE KING

[ALBUM REVIEW] GET RIGHT WITH YOUR MAKER BY PALACE OF THE KING

Palace Of The King is a Melbourne four-piece rock ‘n’ roll band. Their new album, Get Right With Your Maker, is a pure genius slab of old school rock, soul, rhythm and blues. This is their third full-length player, which will be released shortly before an impending European tour. A little dash of Led Zeppelin,...
[FEATURE] THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD: WHAT IT'S REALLY LIKE FOR TOURING BANDS PRE-FAME

[FEATURE] THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD: WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE FOR TOURING BANDS PRE-FAME

We’ve seen them strutting on stage singing, the crowd hanging on their every word. We’ve seen the guitars slung low creating sounds that make our emotions soar. We’ve seen them beat drums in tune with the beat of our hearts. We’ve seen the videos and heard the stories of wild parties that would make Charlie...
[EP REVIEW] THE DUSTLING MAN BY THE AMBLERS

[EP REVIEW] THE DUSTLING MAN BY THE AMBLERS

There’s a new band on the bluesy rock block: The Amblers are based in the musically driven city of Johannesburg and have recently released their debut EP titled The Dustling Man. If you like The Black Keys’ southern style vocals, then you’ll love the sound of this EP: smooth, guitar driven and a smack of...
[EP REVIEW] METALCORE OUTFIT SANCTUM & SOLACE’S DEBUT EP MADE WRONG

[EP REVIEW] METALCORE OUTFIT SANCTUM & SOLACE’S DEBUT EP MADE WRONG

You may not have heard of Sanctum & Solace yet but we suggest you keep an ear out—these boys are undoubtedly going to make some major waves on the Aussie music scene in 2018. The up-and-coming Mackay four-piece has been getting some love on the airwaves lately, notably from Josh Merriel of Short.Fast.Loud and The...
[ALBUM REVIEW] ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM/DUSK VILLAGE’S SELF-TITLED SPLIT CASSETTE

[ALBUM REVIEW] ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM/DUSK VILLAGE’S SELF-TITLED SPLIT CASSETTE

Vinyl records have brazenly defied their predicted demise—it is something about their soothing crackle or maybe the tactile ceremony of dropping the needle. While the same cannot be said, sadly, for the cassette tape, Escape Is Not Freedom and dusk Village, in act of DIY nostalgia, have dropped a four-track split cassette. How did it...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] CLAIM THE THRONE AT ENIGMA BAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] CLAIM THE THRONE AT ENIGMA BAR

Enigma had a night packed full of metal on Thursday 25th: four bands over four hours, featuring Perth’s melodic/folk metal band Claim The Throne. And with another gig on next door at Jive, and Parkway Drive playing the same night, there were some dedicated fans filling the room and really feeling the metal. Shadow Realm...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] THE MONSTER OF GATHERINGS: UNIFY 2018

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] THE MONSTER OF GATHERINGS: UNIFY 2018

Straight after Christmas and New Year celebrations, Unify came screaming around the corner to punch you in the face. It was brutal, but like all mosh injuries it was something to show off and brag about. For those who have never made the trip to Tarwin Lower in Gippsland, Unify Gathering is a sanctuary for...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] MISS MAY I SET ADELAIDE UNIBAR ABLAZE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] MISS MAY I SET ADELAIDE UNIBAR ABLAZE

Miss May I were last here four years ago when they were nothing more than just boys. Today, they arrived back in Adelaide as men—men with an amazing back catalogue and an awesome stage performance. Men prepared to set Adelaide ablaze on a sultry Saturday night, as they tour their new album Shadows Inside. Before...