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  • “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 6 days 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago
  • Download Festival @ Parramatta Park, Sydney 09/03/2019

    Images: Dakota GordonWords: Ben Hillier Click here to view the full photo gallery. Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the first annual Download Festival at Parramatta Park in Sydney. While the festival ran in Melbourne last...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • “Another proper bite at the cherry” – Interview with Dave Hunt (Anaal Nathrakh)

    Anaal Nathrakh is hitting Australia’s shores over this weekend, supporting their album A New Kind of Horror. I caught up with Dave Hunt to chat about the album, the tour and what makes Anaal Nathrakh tick. We...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • In Flames – I, The Mask

    In Flames, once a foundational band of the Gothenburg Sound and melodic death metal in general, are back with album thirteen, I, The Mask. Listening to this album and understanding what it requires the listener to manage...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Candlemass – The Door To Doom

    Candlemass are one of the iconic metal bands of yore, arguably coining the label ‘doom metal’ with 1986’s Sabbath-fuelled Epicus Doomicus Metallicus. Much of The Door to Doom is a throwback to an earlier time, a return...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • “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 2 months 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 5 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 5 months ago