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  • Sepultura, Elm Street & Desecrator @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 03/10/2014

    Images: John Raptis Words: Graham Frizzell It has been almost a year since Sepultura released their blistering 13th studio album The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must be the Heart.  As such, the Brasilian act’s Australian tour...

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  • Sepultura – The Mediator Between the Head and Hands Must Be the Heart

    “My vision, smoke Roots– it can be done” proclaimed producer Ross Robinson prior to the recording of Sepultura’s 13th studio album: The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must be the Heart.  The statement, whether intended or not,...

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  • Dead City Ruins – Dead City Ruins

    Dead City Ruins; if you do not already know the name, you soon will.  The Melbourne-bred five-piece’s recently released self-titled sophomore full-length album is, in short, an example of hard rock-meets-metal mastery.   From the kick-drum count-in...

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  • Norse – Pest

    Goulburn NSW-based metallers Norse are relative unknowns on the grander Australian stage, however their latest independently released offering: Pest ought to shake the underground right up to any foundations that it helps support.  This is one ferocious,...

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  • Dr. Colossus – IV

    A famous Simpsons quote immediately springs to mind upon the first listen to Dr. Colossus’ IV – EP: “I used to be with it, but then they changed what *it* was. Now what I’m with isn’t *it*,...

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  • The Dead Are Among Us @ Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne 13/06/2014

    There are many reasons as to why one might want to move from elsewhere to Melbourne: semi-adequate public transport and Lord of the Fries may be among them, but for mine, there is only one reason.  This...

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  • Coroner, Contrive, Killrazer and Hellbringer @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne 05/06/2014

    Nobody would have believed that in the opening years of the 21st Century that thrash demigods Coroner had not, to date, toured Australia. However a date with destiny was marked, and at last, long-awaiting fans would have...

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