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[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ROSE TATTOO AND HARD-ONS PROVE ROCK IS STILL NEVER TOO LOUD

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ROSE TATTOO AND HARD-ONS PROVE ROCK IS STILL NEVER TOO LOUD

Fresh from the recording studio and with a slew of successful shows, Sydney classic rockers Rose Tattoo joined punk veterans the Hard-Ons in their national tour, ‘Still Never Too Loud.’ Uniting to provide Adelaide with some ass-kicking tunes, these rock legends are a true testament to Australia’s great contribution to international rock. An eclectic group...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] JOHN CORABI BRINGS MOTLEY ’94 TO ADELAIDE’S ENIGMA BAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] JOHN CORABI BRINGS MOTLEY ’94 TO ADELAIDE’S ENIGMA BAR

If you were not already aware of the excesses of Mötley Crüe, then the oversaturated promotion of their movie The Dirt is a taste of what the band has always been about. Hidden away in two ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ scenes, is the portrayal of the Mötley Crüe singer of their 1994 self-titled album—or...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] KIWI THRASHERS ALIEN WEAPONRY UNLEASH MAORI MAYHEM IN ADELAIDE

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] KIWI THRASHERS ALIEN WEAPONRY UNLEASH MAORI MAYHEM IN ADELAIDE

After taking the metal scene by storm last year with their record Tū and playing huge international festival dates, New Zealand groove metallers Alien Weaponry have returned to Australian shores with no shortage of hype behind them. Eager metalheads, donned in the usual assortment of black band shirts and patched denim jackets, rallied into the...
[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...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] POLARIS AT ADELAIDE UNIBAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] POLARIS AT ADELAIDE UNIBAR

What a year it has been for Polaris: a third sold out tour of Australia interspersed with successful European and American jaunts, the band have gone from strength to strength. It’s no surprise that fans and critics are expecting to see the boys on bigger stages in the near future. The album The Mortal Coil...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] PARKWAY DRIVE AT ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WITH KILLSWITCH ENGAGE AND THY ART IS MURDER

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] PARKWAY DRIVE AT ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WITH KILLSWITCH ENGAGE AND THY ART IS MURDER

We know how Parkway Drive built their career from the ground with blood, sweat and tears; how they toured relentlessly until their name was known. So, it’s no surprise that last night’s Adelaide show was huge. Thy Art is Murder kicked things off, and while the room didn’t fill out, they had a bunch of...
[ALBUM REVIEW] SKINNY DIPPING BY STAND ATLANTIC

[ALBUM REVIEW] SKINNY DIPPING BY STAND ATLANTIC

I first heard of three-piece New South Wales pop rockers, Stand Atlantic, back in early January; I was lucky enough to catch the tail end of their set supporting US pop punk act Knuckle Puck. The band hit the scene in 2015, though it wasn’t really until last year’s EP Sidewinder—which featured the track ‘Coffee...
[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...
[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,...
[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...
[ALBUM REVIEW] VIRULENT HOST BY APOPHIS

[ALBUM REVIEW] VIRULENT HOST BY APOPHIS

The second offering from Adelaide’s multi-instrumentalist metal prodigy Aidan Cibich, Virtulent Host proves that time may heal but memories and emotions never die. Initial track ‘Sunlight Drowns In Apathy’ commences with a hauntingly reverberated solo guitar. Saturated by feelings of solitude, it lulls the listener into the false sense that a calm journey is to...