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  • Stardrifter – Volume 0

    Adelaide drone metal two-piece Stardrifter has recently released a demo tape titled Volume 0 that I came across online and decided to give a listen to. A two-track affair coming in at around 21 minutes, Volume 0...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Illimitable Dolor – Leaden Light

    Illimitable Dolor has been gradually garnering attention in the doom metal world, ever since their formation in 2014 in tribute to Gregg Williamson, former vocalist of The Slow Death. Indeed, the band are in part driven by...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • At The Gates, Zeolite, Earth Rot & Spire @ Odeon Theatre, Hobart 28/04/2019

    On Sunday night I was lucky enough to catch At The Gates‘ first ever gig in Hobart, Tasmania. It’s rare to have a band of this calibre down in Hobart, so these opportunities must be seized when...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • ‘Super grateful to get back to Australia’ – Interview with Martin Larsson (At The Gates)

    At the Gates are returning to Australia for a series of shows, expanding their reach to Tasmania and nearby New Zealand for the first time ever. I caught up with guitarist Martin Larsson to chat about the...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Orpheus Omega – Wear Your Sins

    Melbourne melodic death metal mainstays Orpheus Omega have recently released their fourth album Wear Your Sins. Following up 2015’s Partum Vita Mortem, Wear Your Sins represents a codification of the various elements that go in to Orpheus...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • “Sharing our music with fans new and old” – Interview with Joao Goncalves (Orpheus Omega)

    Orpheus Omega has returned with new album Wear Your Sins and an ambitious Asian/Australian tour alongside Omnium Gatherum. I caught up with guitarist Joao Goncalves via email to discuss the album and the tour. We began by...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • Hybrid Nightmares – Obelisk

    Hybrid Nightmares, an extreme progressive metal act from Melbourne, are due to release their new EP Obelisk in April this year, hot off the heels of touring alongside heavyweights such as Anaal Nathrakh and Watain. A follow...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • “An intense, almost spiritual experience” – Interview with Chrigel Glanzmann (Eluveitie)

    Swiss folk metal icons Eluveitie have a big year ahead of them. In addition to releasing their eighth album Ategnatos in April, they’ll be touring Australia in May, presenting a lengthy set. I caught up with singer...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • Eluveitie – Ategnatos

    In April, folk metal legends Eluveitie will release their eighth full-length album Ategnatos, supported by an Australian tour in May. My immediate impression of the album was that it reminded me of the early Eluveitie albums, in...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • “I Just want to play my music anywhere” – Interview with Anders Friden (In Flames)

    Following the release of In Flames‘ thirteenth album, I, The Mask, earlier this month, I caught up with singer Anders Friden to discuss the new album, the early days in Gothenburg and his view on Australian metal....

    • Posted 4 months ago