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Live Reviews

  • 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 10 months ago
  • Steven Adler Experience @ The Backroom, Brisbane 19/05/2018

    On a cold for Queensland Saturday night, Steven Adler, the man behind the drum kit during Guns N’ Roses most incendiary (musically speaking) years performed at a venue in the Brisbane suburb of Annerley. The appearance included a ‘Q&A’...

    • Posted 10 months ago
  • Sepultura & Death Angel @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 19/05/2018

    Image: Dakota Gordon Words: Jake Wiffen Click here to view the full gallery. Strap your bullet belts on kids cause Death Angel is about to destroy! Every neck within earshot of the Metro Theatre tonight. Bands like Death Angel are...

    • Posted 10 months ago
  • Steel Panther @ Big Top, Sydney 18/05/2018

    Images: Clinton Hatfield Words: Jake Wiffen Click here to view the full gallery. I couldn’t imagine a more fitting venue for a Steel Panther show than the Big Top at Sydney’s Luna Park. Walking in past the carnival rides...

    • Posted 10 months ago
  • Steel Panther @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 16/05/2018

    Image: John Raptis Words: Damo Musclecar Click here to view the full photo gallery. Can you imagine what it must have been like growing up in LA in the 80s as heavy metal was taking off in such a...

    • Posted 10 months ago
  • Cradle of Filth & Earth Rot @ Capital, Perth 14/05/2018

    Images and Words: Stephanie Fothergill Click here to view the full gallery. The queue was to the kebab shop past the alley as doors opened. People streamed through, but the line didn’t seem to go down with a steady...

    • Posted 11 months ago