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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...
[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,...
[ADELAIDE FRINGE SHOW REVIEW] SUBCONSCIOUS AT NOEL LOTHIAN HALL

[ADELAIDE FRINGE SHOW REVIEW] SUBCONSCIOUS AT NOEL LOTHIAN HALL

As we age, we become more robotic and our subconscious slowly grows in influence like an invasive weed. By 35, only a slither of conscious awareness remains; making us vulnerable to deception. Magicians Jden Redden and Andrew Lymn-Penning prey upon the people’s habitual misconceptions in their new mind-reading and hypnosis show Subconscious. Since the arrival...
[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...
[ADELAIDE FRINGE SHOW REVIEW] THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE: HOW TO CHEAT AT CARDS

[ADELAIDE FRINGE SHOW REVIEW] THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE: HOW TO CHEAT AT CARDS

On Friday night in Adelaide, the evening began as a small crowd of 25 climbed the stairs of La Bohème into the dimly lit Cabinet Room. The audience quietly claimed seats around an old-school poker table placed in the centre of the room. It was an intimate occasion but a relatively comfortable one, with glasses...
[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] LEPROUS AT JIVE BAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] LEPROUS AT JIVE BAR

For years, Norway’s metal scene has been synonymous with church burnings, murders and extreme black metal music. However, Leprous, from Notodden in Norway’s south, blow that stereotype away. Leprous are currently touring Australia supporting their new album Malina, which is a different style from their earlier darker metal records. This new album brings a vocal...