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  • The Ocean Tour Diaries – Part 6

    After four hectic shows in close vicinity of each other some well-deserved time off was taken in Byron Bay. We all take some time away from each other, electing to do our own thing while we enjoy the fun,...

    • Posted 3 days ago
  • The Ocean Tour Diaries – Part 5

    With The Ocean boys catching up on sleep and recuperating in Byron Bay, I caught up with national support band Caligula’s Horse to find out how things are going in their camp. I meet Jim (vocals) at a coffee...

    • Posted 5 days ago
  • The Ocean Tour Diaries – Part 4

    Words and images: Mark Hoffmann It’s Sunday morning in Brisbane, the sun is shining and all is quiet. After the craziness of the previous night’s show, it seems almost an idyllic scene. This evening’s show is a freebie at...

    • Posted 7 days ago
  • The Ocean Tour Diaries – Part 3

    It’s early in the morning. We have a sizeable trailer attached to our touring van. Inside it is lighting equipment, instruments and boxes full of merchandise. Robin is standing on top of the luggage, which is stacked from back...

    • Posted 1 week ago
  • The Ocean Tour Diaries – Part 2

    The Factory Floor is a sweet venue. Once everyone is inside a myriad of lighting equipment is routinely spread out across the floor of the venue and put together with precision expertise. The drive back to Sydney was smooth....

    • Posted 1 week ago
  • The Ocean Tour Diaries – Part 1

    Wild Thing Presents are putting together a crazy tour across Australia, bringing the powerfully conceptual post metal band The Ocean on the road to perform their vapidly acclaimed album Pelagial in full. This vast composition explores sonically the depth...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • CD/DVD Review: In Malice’s Wake – Visions Of Live Destruction

    Filmed at the Legions of Steel event at the Bendigo Hotel last June, the live CD/DVD dubbed ‘Visions of Live Destruction’ from Melbourne-based thrashers In Malice’s Wake is in some respects an exploration and showing of Australia’s live music...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Five Fantastic Free Local Releases You Should Have; Part V

    It has been something like two years since we last posted one of these articles, so I won’t bother linking to the old ones considering the links are probably outdated (although you can search for them if you wish)....

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • Samuel Maher’s Best Albums of 2014

    How to write a “Best of” end-of-year article: Step 1: Say how great this year was, even though it was probably about the same as any other year Step 2: Say how it was soooo difficult to cut your...

    • Posted 3 months ago
  • Prarthana Venunathan’s Best Albums of 2014

    I probably say this every year but 2014 has been complete madness for heavy music in all it’s forms and sounds. I’ve listened to SO much music this year I’m pretty sure I don’t remember even half the number...

    • Posted 4 months ago