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Live Reviews

  • Good Things Festival @ Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne 07/12/2018

    Images: Rebecca Houlden Words: Anwar Rizk Click here to view the full photo gallery. Good Things Festival is a new venture from the creative minds behind Destroy All Lines. Making its debut in Melbourne at Flemington Racecourse with the...

    • Posted 5 months ago
  • Amenra, YLVA, Lo! & Sundr @ Max Watt’s, Melbourne 17/11/2018

    Imagine being Sundr, a band so thoroughly swept under the rug I’m left thinking there are some high school scene politics at play. I didn’t know they were playing. No one I know knew they were playing. Were they...

    • Posted 6 months ago
  • Def Leppard & Dallas Crane @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 08/11/2018

    Here we are, folks! Some seven months after the initial announcement of British hard rock icons Def Leppard touring Australia with one of Germany’s biggest rock acts, Scorpions, was announced from touring juggernauts Live Nation. Both Def Leppard and...

    • Posted 6 months ago
  • Dimmu Borgir & Earth Rot @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 16/10/2018

    Images: Rebecca Houlden Words: Mitch Alexander Click here to view the full gallery. Tonight’s vibe was weird. Usually, a gig is either great or shitty, and there are a couple of stand out things you can point to that,...

    • Posted 7 months ago
  • Plini, Mestis & David Maxim Micic @ Manning Bar, Sydney 08/09/2018

    It was the perfect evening for progressive music in Sydney and was made even better by the fact that it was at the Manning Bar, my favourite venue in Sydney. Beginning the night on a funky note was Serbian...

    • Posted 8 months ago
  • Enslaved, Sólstafir & Kaerulean @ The Zoo, Brisbane 31/08/2018

    The Zoo in Brisbane hosted quite a show last night, the penultimate show of Enslaved’s 2018 Australian Tour and I was fortunate enough to be there, thanks to Metal Obsession. First up, Kaerulean, Brisbane’s progressive death technicians. Promoting their new...

    • Posted 9 months ago
  • Psycroptic, Archspire, Zeolite & The Absolution Sequence @ Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

    Friday night found a group of metalheads standing in the freezing cold outside of Hobart’s Brisbane Hotel, eagerly awaiting a show from Aussie legends Psycroptic and Canadian tech-death wizards Archspire. While the crowd seemed keen for the upcoming show,...

    • Posted 9 months ago
  • Wacken Open Air 2018 Review – Day Two & Three

    Click here to read the Day 1 review of Wacken Open Air 2018. All photos courtesy of  ICS Festival GmbH www.wacken.com I woke up early on Friday morning, the 2nd day of the festival,  in a sweltering tent feeling the effects of an...

    • Posted 10 months ago
  • Wacken Open Air 2018 Review – Day One

    pilgrimage a trip, often a long one, made to a holy place for religious reasons. There is no doubt that for myself and many other metal fans, a trip to Wacken is a pilgrimage in the truest sense of the word. Denim vests, black shirts, goodwill...

    • Posted 10 months ago
  • Europe @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 22/05/2018

    Simple fact – Europe rock! Through a career that has been in some ways created by, and in some ways chained to ‘that song’ Europe have doggedly forged ahead, preserving a strong emphasis on credibility. With a batch of thumping...

    • Posted 12 months ago