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  • Vanishing Point – Dead Elysium

    Unlike such sub-genres of heavy music as thrash, glam, grunge, nu-metal, metalcore, Djent and so on, power metal has never really had a time in the sun, a moment when it was the focus of a majority...

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • Hammers – Kicking Goals

    The first thing you’ll notice about the new six track EP from Queensland heavy rockers Hammers is the sheer Aussie-ness of it all. And not just in the true blue blokey delivery and vernacular of singer Fish,...

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • Diamond Construct – DCX2

    Most of the best bands across rock and metal history have grown, expanded, experimented even, whilst retaining core sound and audience, and that’s what we have here. Three releases in, and this most forward thinking of bands...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Figures – Operating in Unsafe Mode

    Operating in Unsafe Mode is a very appropriate title for this, the debut album from Melbourne heavy alternative band Figures. It also finds a band who are approaching the early part of their career in the right...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • “Our bass player actually had coronavirus” – An Interview With Mish Sharma (Torizon)

    Coronavirus has rocked our world. It has especially rocked the rock world, the music industry, the arts and so on. But new Queensland heavy alternative rock act Torizon have been truly and directly touched by the disease....

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • Warnings – Event Horizon

    Australia seems to produce high-quality alternative/progressive rock and metal acts like it’s shelling peas, and here is yet another one. Warnings are a Melbourne-based duo who have only recently put themselves together, but they have found their...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • Lune – Ghost

    This Melbourne five-piece haven’t been around very long, but this, their debut five track EP, displays a band that has hit the ground running, taken the ball and kicked a booming torpedo punt through the big sticks...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • “The world’s changing so quickly around us!” – An Interview With Jake Ewings (Ebonivory)

    As has been proven over the years, full-blown concept albums can be hard to pull off. For every instance where the artform was executed to seeming perfection, for every Operation: Mindcrime, The Wall or Scenes From a...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • “A Really Heavy Pop Band” – An Interview With Adam and Emil (With Heavy Hearts)

    The name With Heavy Hearts may not be the most well-known amongst Aussie heavy music fans, but that situation may very well change over the coming 12 months or so. The Swedish melodic death metal four-piece recently...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • “It’s all about that light at the end of the tunnel.” – An Interview With Sam Vallen (Caligula’s Horse)

    Most big corporations and other organisations have ‘mission statements’. Some bands even have them. Iconic Brisbane progressive heavy act Caligula’s Horse actually have a formalized one, and in these very heady and uncertain times when the band...

    • Posted 4 months ago