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  • “I’m so excited, I just can’t wait to play with them” – An interview with Matt Cooper (El Colosso)

    Sometimes in life, and even in music, the planets align. Like when excellent and deserving local acts score big supports with bands they know and love, and have been a fan of for a long time. Matt...

    • Posted 1 day ago
  • M0DAL1TY – Synthes1s

    Man, these guys move quickly. Less than a year after the untimely demise of Melbourne band Branch Arterial, two of the members, frontman Nigel Jackson and drummer Adam Zaffarese, have put together a whole new band and...

    • Posted 4 days ago
  • “We’re committed to writing new music” – An interview with Ezekiel Ox (Mammal)

    In the late 2000s, the name ‘Mammal’ was everywhere in Aussie rock circles. The high-energy Melbourne quartet was selling out big venues across the nation, playing big festivals and generally building unstoppable momentum and profile on the...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • “We were labelled as being more of a death metal band” – An interview with Marc Okubo (Veil of Maya)

    Illinois-based act Veil of Maya have been cranking out their extreme, brutal but increasingly melodic progressive sounds for almost a decade and a half now, and a strong and steady musical growth and evolution can be traced...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Audio Reign – Audio Reign

    Audio Reign are a South Aussie band who have been around for a number of years now. They push the straight up and down, four on the floor hard rock agenda pretty hard, and this is simultaneously...

    • Posted 2 months ago
  • Monuments – Phronesis

    It may be hard to believe, but this band is well over a decade into their career, although this is only their third album. They are a band that emphasises quality over quantity, and this record is...

    • Posted 4 months ago
  • The Eternal – Waiting For The Endless Dawn

    It may be difficult for some to believe, but this is this Melbourne act’s sixth full-length album. Everything they’ve put out into the world has been world class, each record has been a completely unique statement within...

    • Posted 6 months ago
  • Devin Townsend Project – Ocean Machine: Live in Plovdiv

    I love Devin Townsend. I love orchestral music. I love it when orchestral music is juxtaposed with powerful rock and metal music. When you put all of these things together, it’s going to be a (wet) dream...

    • Posted 6 months ago
  • The Walking Dead Orchestra – Resurrect

    These days, when I see a band that is French, my interest is instantly piqued. And I am rarely disappointed. So when I see the words ‘French tech death’, the urge to review is overwhelming. And, surprise...

    • Posted 8 months ago
  • Dimmu Borgir – Eonian

    My favourite extreme/black metal release of all time, of any description, is Dimmu Borgir’s Death Cult Armageddon. The sheer monumental majesty of that record cannot be touched, in this humble writer’s opinion. So it’s difficult to be...

    • Posted 9 months ago