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  • Roger Waters @ Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney 02/02/2018

    Images: Michael Goddard Words: Douglas Skene Click here to view the full gallery. There’s no questioning the star status of someone like Roger Waters or anyone in Pink Floyd for that matter. It is assumed that the...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • Trivium, Orpheus Omega & Polaris @ Roundhouse, Sydney 16/04/2016

    Words: Douglas Skene Images: Harry Vincent (Click here to view the full gallery) There’s no doubt that Trivium is a divisive band in terms of a following with many people dismissing them for their “Boat Rudder, Strange...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Teramaze – Her Halo

    This album would definitely have to be one of my most eagerly awaited releases for 2015. I guess one of the reasons for that is the the somewhat patriotic feel I feel towards the flourishing metal output...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Caligula’s Horse – Bloom

    The hiss crackles in and we are welcomed with the soothing tones of pastoral acoustics and the delightfully gentle timbre of Jim Grey in tender mode. The presentation isn’t too different from what we’ve seen from C...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • TesseracT, Plini & Caligula’s Horse @ The Zoo, Brisbane 14/10/2015

    It’s been some time since I have arrived bright and early to a show to wait on the street for half an hour or so to get in, not that I ever intentionally miss any openers but...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Anubis Gate – Horizons

    ‘Destined to Remember’ starts the show off with a familiar edge for any of those that have been following the band’s releases until now. In 2013, the band released a free digital EP whose centerpiece was an...

    • Posted 5 years ago
  • Teramaze – Esoteric Symbolism

    Refreshing, powerful, and extremely melodic – the adjectives I’d use at a push to describe Teramaze‘s 5th album. I have to admit I pretty much consider this their sophomore release as I was not party to their...

    • Posted 5 years ago
  • Alice In Chains, Down and Walking Papers @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 26/02/2014

    Yes! The Enmore, how I excited I was to see that this show was at the iconic venue that always delivers with its crystal clear sound and generous vibe. We were in for a treat of varying...

    • Posted 5 years ago
  • Periphery and Animals As Leaders @ The Metro, Sydney 01/02/2014

    A lineup that I was very excited for as an enthusiast of what is called ‘djent’ nowadays. Animals and Leaders and Periphery seem like a natural compatibility due to the far-reaching working relationship between Tosin Abasi and...

    • Posted 5 years ago
  • Caligula’s Horse – The Tide, The Thief & River’s End

    Well here it is, one of the most eagerly awaited albums for these ears in quite some time. I have been quite vocal in my support of this band since their debut release ‘Moments from Ephemeral City‘...

    • Posted 5 years ago