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  • Trivium, In Flames & Sydonia @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 23/11/2014

    Words: Jonathon Besanko Images: John Raptis (Click here to view the full gallery) Despite being a Sunday night, 170 Russell was booming. The many punters who’d assembled at the venue for the sold out show tonight were far and...

    • Posted 5 days ago
  • Ne Obliviscaris, Beyond Creation & Hadal Maw @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 21/11/2014

    Words: Jonathon Besanko Images: Matt Allan (Click here to view the full gallery) 170 Russell was bristling with excitement tonight. Ne Obliviscaris, Melbourne’s metal royalty, were set to begin the first night of their national ‘Citadel’ Album Tour. As...

    • Posted 1 week ago
  • Trivium, In Flames & Lo! @ UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney 21/11/2014

    Words & Images: Martin Michea (Click here to view the full gallery) Trivium. In Flames. On the same billing. Taste on that one for a second will you. Beforehand I was not sure at all what to expect from...

    • Posted 1 week ago
  • Trivium & In Flames @ The Tivoli, Brisbane 19/11/2014

    Words: Andrew Kapper Images: Gethin Hill (Click here to view the full gallery) With a classic Queensland Summer storm having just hit Brisbane City, and the streets groaning under the weight of the post-work stampede, it’s a bit of...

    • Posted 1 week ago
  • Accept, Mason & Elm Street @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne 15/11/2014

    Words: Jonathon Besanko Images: John Raptis (Click here to view the full gallery) Accept. The ‘Teutonic Terrors’, the kings of German heavy metal. At last, the legends have graced us with their presence down under. And let me tell...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Accept, Darker Half & Temtris @ Factory Theatre, Sydney 14/11/2014

    Words and Images: Martin Michea (Click here to view the full gallery) I must admit that until a week ago I didn’t know that much about Accept. Sure, I knew the basic stuff. German heavy metal legends that inspired...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Anvil & Electrik Dynamite @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne 07/11/2014

    Words and Images: John Raptis (Click here for the full gallery) My first foray into the Metal genre happened in the late 70’s. A cousin emigrated from the USA to Australia and along with him, brought a long a...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Dream Theater @ The Big Top, Sydney 30/10/2014

    Images: Martin Michea Words: Andrew Craig (Click here to view the full gallery) It’s been a while since progressive metal giants, Dream Theater, have graced our shores. Five long years in fact. And it’s not like the band has...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Dream Theater @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 29/10/2014

    Words: Jonathon Besanko Images: Jainash Prakash (Click here to view the full gallery) ‘An Evening with Dream Theater’. Wow, where do I even begin? Last night was quite unlike any other gig I’ve been to. In fact, calling it...

    • Posted 1 month ago
  • Devin Townsend @ St. Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne 22/10/2014

    Images & Words: John Raptis I really didn’t know what to expect from tonight but I am so glad I took on the assignment to photograph the event because the entire evening, from start to finish, was something pretty...

    • Posted 1 month ago