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  • “We don’t want to go on stage and play boring songs that no one likes” – An interview with Chris Bowes (Alestorm)

    Alestorm is once again swashbuckling their way through Australia on tour and I caught up with singer/keytarist Chris Bowes to chat about their plans during their time Down Under. Unsurprisingly, for a man who dresses and sings...

    • Posted 1 week ago
  • ‘Pure Fucking Magic’ – Interview with Max Cavalera (Soulfly)

    Max Cavalera – Soulfly Soulfly released Ritual recently, marking a return to the tribal elements seen in the bands early work alongside some heavy, uncompromising tracks. I caught up with singer/guitarist Max Cavalera to chat about the...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Circles – The Last One

    Circles began life at the fore of the djent ‘genre’/movement of the early 2010s, with an EP Compass in 2011 and a full-length Infinitas in 2014. The Last One marks their first release since Infinitas, following a...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Psycroptic – As The Kingdom Drowns

    Australian tech-death wizards Psycroptic are back again with album number seven As the Kingdom Drowns. Aside from a handful of tracks by the likes of Fleshgod Apocalypse and Obscura, technical death metal has never really been my...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Northward – Northward

    Northward is a project that has been in the works for some time. With seeds planted during the 2007 ProgPower Festival in the USA, the collaboration between Jorn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan’s Mind) and Floor Jansen (After Forever,...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • “A very creative time” – Interview with Jorn Viggo Lofstad (Northward, Pagan’s Mind)

    Jorn Viggo Lofstad – Northward Northward is a project that has been in the works for over a decade, beginning in 2008 as a collaboration between Jorn Viggo Lofstad of Pagan’s Mind and Floor Jansen of Nightwish...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Psycroptic, Archspire, Zeolite & The Absolution Sequence @ Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

    Friday night found a group of metalheads standing in the freezing cold outside of Hobart’s Brisbane Hotel, eagerly awaiting a show from Aussie legends Psycroptic and Canadian tech-death wizards Archspire. While the crowd seemed keen for the...

    • Posted 5 months ago
  • Primal Fear – Apocalypse

    Primal Fear return with their twelfth studio album Apocalypse, another fine effort in carrying on in the long tradition of German speed/power metal bands. Their most recent effort combines the traditional metal stylings of Judas Priest with...

    • Posted 5 months ago
  • ‘A New Style for Kamelot’ – An Interview with Tommy Karevik (Kamelot)

    Kamelot – Tommy Karevik With the release of The Shadow Theory in April this year, Kamelot are on album number twelve and showing no signs of slowing down. I caught up with singer Tommy Karevik to chat about...

    • Posted 6 months ago
  • Drawn and Quartered – The One Who Lurks

    Drawn and Quartered are one of those unfortunate bands that are really quite good, have a remarkably strong discography, and are/were influential to those in the know but never quite made it into the big leagues (insofar...

    • Posted 6 months ago