Recommended Aussie Band:ADRIFT FOR DAYS | Sydney doom | Listen
  • “I’m glad our adrenal glands are still reliable” – An Interview with Kin Etik (Twelve Foot Ninja)

    Twelve Foot Ninja – Kin Etik Melbourne’s mighty masters of metal and rock ‘fusion’, Twelve Foot Ninja, released their second opus Outlier just over a year ago, and since then have been traversing the globe, bringing their...

    • Posted 6 days ago
  • We Came as Romans – Cold Like War

    This American metalcore act has hit upon quite a heady, intoxicating sound on this, their fifth album. They have found a very sweet balance between the heaviness, which when it hits is poundingly, face-smashingly heavy, and the...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Veil of Maya – False Idol

    Wow, this band have really spread their wings, musically and songwriting-wise. Beginning their career as a band that wrote raw, short, brutish prog/djent metal tunes (which are absolutely enjoyable in their own right, and as a fan...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Kettlespider – Kettlespider

    Progressive and experimental music, in Australia and across the globe, is experiencing what could be deemed an ‘ongoing renaissance’, that is, for several years we the aficionados of this style of music have been treated to a...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Shadowqueen – Living Madness

    From the moment opener Ruin Me veritably bursts from the speakers, you know you’re in for a wild and ballsy rock n roll ride across 11 tracks on the newie from Melbourne female-fronted three-piece Shadowqueen. This is...

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • Toehider – Good

    When a band calls their album ‘Good’, the obvious question that arises when you listen to it is ‘does it live up to its title?’ The answer in the case of the newie from Melbourne prog masters...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • The Darkness – Pinewood Smile

    I personally left the old-school, blues-based hard rock sound literally decades ago. It’s a style that has been beaten to death, had its lifeless corpse attempted to be resuscitated several times, only to be put down again,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • “Our Australian fans have been neglected” – An Interview with Brock Lindow (36 Crazyfists)

    36 Crazyfists – Brock Lindow One of the first things that strikes the listener when experiencing Lanterns, the newie from long-running Alaskan powerhouse 36 Crazyfists, especially when opener Death Eater explodes from the speakers, is the sheer anger...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • “We’re having a pretty good run at this point”- An Interview with Brent Rambler (August Burns Red)

    August Burns Red – Brent Rambler American metalcore band August Burns Red are set to release their seventh album, Phantom Anthem, in early October. Rhythm guitarist and co-founding member Brent Rambler is extremely happy that his band...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Epica – The Solace System EP

    It’s an interesting move for this band to release an EP at this stage of their career. They have released a full-lengther virtually every two years since 2003, and maybe they just wanted to break this cycle...

    • Posted 2 months ago