While most bands mellow or become more commercial as their career progresses, Brisbane hard rock outfit A Somerset Parade have gone the opposite.
Known more for catchy, accessible rock undertones, A Somerset Parade shocked the local music community with the hard hitting, aggressive, and more metal orientated single Clementine last year, which showed a different and welcome side to the band.
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Melbourne hard rock outfit Dangerous Curves are set to drop their second album Summertime Highs on July 16, an album which expands on their glam rock roots and shows the band moving even more into a territory bearing their signature sounds.
After debut album So Dirty Right cemented Dangerous Curves as a band on the rise with it’s 80s L.A Sunset Strip vibe, Summertime Highs expands on that familiar sound, breaking new ground for the band and offering up a slab of rock fuelled ...
Worthless Earth are another emerging band on the Australian metal scene.
Initially started as a solo project by Alice Springs guitarist/lyricist Kyle Mines (Miazma) to create something fresh on the local scene, he soon enlisted guitarist Josh Bollard (Exdemission/Uncreation) to the fold and the pair started work on what was to become their debut album Buried.
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Sydney metal outfit Mountain Wizard Death Cult (MWDC) are much more than an awesome band name. They are one of a number of bands coming out of Australia with legitimate claims to domination on a global stage, with their upcoming release Wretch set to stake those claims even further.
Mixing Doom and Sludge metal to unique and devastating effect, MWDC are a spectacular live outfit, with enough chops and solos to more than compete with the vocal prowess of frontman JJ ...
With the texture and tempo of punk rock and the melodies of power pop, pop punk has been around, in one form or another since the early ‘70s but found major mainstream popularity in the post grunge era of the mid to late nineties and early noughties.
Leading the nineties pop punk charge were Green Day, Blink-182, The Offspring, Simple Plan, Sum 41 and Jimmy Eat World, with the new decade seeing the genre evolve further with groups like Good Charlotte, Fall Out Boy, My ...
Sunshine Coast based indie rock outfit Swimsuit Issue have released their debut album, Burn Of The Buzz.
The album will be the first official release for newly established Australian Indie music label Bueno Bueno Sounds and can be streamed HERE
The band have also announced a run of tour dates to celebrate the release.
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After the hellish year of Victorian lockdown and doubt, Frankenbok are back stronger than ever and ready to rip the roof off the Tote on August 21. Local music is in need of local support and there is no better way to come back to the fray than to see these Melbourne veterans at their strongest at one of the best venues in Melbourne.
Frankenbok have been busy recording their follow-up to the 2017 tearing album ‘Vicious, Lawless’, an as yet untitled album that sees the Bok at ...
Sydney’s metallic hardcore unit Burn In Hell have just shared another track from their forthcoming second album Disavowol Of The Creator God due out on August 6 via Reason and Rage Records.
Listen to this new track titled Cathedral below:
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Brisbane based hard-rock aficionados Gutterfire unveil their driving new single I’ll Be Along taken from their upcoming album Chill due for release on September 10, 2021.
Sizzling in their doom-based sound, I’ll Be Along brings alternative-hard rock into the modern era with its energetic grooves and reverb soaked riffs. The accompanying music video is an introspective, raw and dark juxtaposition to the exhilarating instrumentation bolstering vocalist Photon ...
Sydney-based alternative-rock trio RedHook have just unveiled their hyperactive video clip for Kamikaze, featuring Will King from Windwaker and filmed, directed and edited by Brandon Lung (Stand Atlantic, Polaris) with assistance from Yeah Rad Creative (The Dead Love, FANGZ).
Shot at various locations around Sydney’s inner west, the clip features all three band members performing the song in a flurry of feverish visuals, including kaleidoscopic effects and hysterical strobe ...
C.O.F.F.I.N and Mini Skirt from Gadigal and Cavanbah, Bundjalung respectively are two NSW bands with swelling reputations and followings for their individual takes on hard Australian rock’n’roll music and energetic approach to live performances. 2020 saw them both releasing full length albums during the deep midst of social lock-downs, in a harsh climate of closed venues and cancelled tours. Both albums were massive independent successes, selling out multiple pressings ...
Melbourne vintage rockers The Ugly Kings will release their highly anticipated new album, entitled Strange, Strange Times, on August 13, 2021 via Napalm Records.
Following 2018’s Darkness Is My Home, which was lauded by the likes of Classic Rock Magazine and Loud Mag upon release, with Strange, Strange Times, the four- piece is poised to turn heads and continues to infuse their foreboding alt-rock with blackened blues and gritty punk edge.
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Australia’s maniacal rock-fusioneers Twelve Foot Ninja snuck back into the world’s eyes and ears last month with the stealthy drop of their single Long Way Home, the first taste of new music since their album Outlier in 2016. That single came with a 2D platformer videogame. Fans who collected all 12 brick phones in the game discovered they could unlock the band’s music video for Long Way Home.
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Queensland’s Fake News will release their new album Everyday Warrior on July 21.
Formed in 2017, Fake News quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the punk scene releasing their debut EP and sharing the stage with many punk legends including
Good Riddance, No Fun At All, Death By Stereo, Bodyjar, 28 Days and Guttermouth all in their first year as a band.
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Perth-based post-hardcore outfit Kastiell relaunched in April with a mammoth track, Brave New World, and now return with a timely video that brings to light misinformation spread by the media in relation to the pandemic.
The track, which is the first taste of their EP due out later in the year was co-birthed into the world by Story of the Year’s Dan Marsala, who not only mixed and mastered the tune, but also contributed guest vocals.
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Groglords have secured a limited batch of Ghost Juniper Gin for all you Aussie fans….landing in Australia hot off the still!
The taste is a smooth gin with the typical juniper and citrus flavours accompanied by the added, oily texture of cilantro on the palate. Just the way any self respecting Ghost would demand.
Ghost Juniper Gin is available now via www.groglords.com (limited to 120 bottles for this batch, so get in quick).
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After recently outlining his musical journey in band form, Brisbane based bass player Squirty has started the concluding chapter of his metamorphosis from aspiring musician to accomplished producer with an honest and open insight into the other side of being an artist – that of recording and producing his own and others work.
In a planned four-part series of EP’s that follow the well-worn path from a fledgling dream to an eventual possible career path, Squirty has elected to ...
New Zealand’s highest streaming rock band, Written By Wolves, have recruited Trenton Woodley of Hands Like Houses for a re-imagined version of Better Luck Next Time.
The new single takes a tongue-in-cheek look at one of the only inevitable facts of life: no matter what we do, no one gets out alive. Woodley not only contributed vocals, but also co-produced/mixed the track and starred in the corresponding music video directed by Written By Wolves guitarist, Bahador ...
Adelaide heavy outfit Shatterbrain have teamed with Requiem for an upcoming split E.P through Disdain Records.
After the successful release of last year’s album Before Justice the band continued writing, harnessing their thrash approach and creative something new, fresh and heavier that will leave fans hungry for more.
The first of which is Root Of All Evil, a track so brutally aggressive it almost jumps straight at your throat from your stereo.
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Melbourne metalcore outfit Drown This City have unleashed their latest EP Colours We Won’t Know on the world, and what a treat it is!
The follow up to universally lauded 2019 EP Alpha//Survivor, much of the talk surrounding this EP in the lead up to its release was the addition of Toby Thomas on bass, but, more importantly, the transition of most of the harsh vocals from vocalist Alex Reade to the bands newest member.
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By Lewd Scoff
I’ve heard a lot of rumours that nu-metal is back and in vogue, but haven’t really had the opportunity to bear witness to this until now.
Melbourne’s Bison are definitely part of the new wave of nu-metal.
Go back four years, and this was the most shunned genre in hard-hitting music.
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By Lewd Scoff
Brisbane has a secret that needs to be shared.
Days Like These are everything this town needs to shake the shit out of the hardcore scene. Or does it?
Maybe Brisbane, California, as this has a very American feel to it, almost a Brutal Legends introduction cut scene (Jack Black tells it like it is) vibe to it.
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