Interview by Simon Russell-White What were you up to in 2004? It was the era of cargo shorts, spiked bracelets and a lot of cool music festivals. *Insert major generalisation here*. The world was a different place back then, and Australian music was well and truly alive! Venues all over Australia would be packed mid-week […]
Despite only being formed earlier this year, Gold Coast hard rock duo Mermaid Waters have wasted little time impacting the local music scene. After introducing themselves with the single Royalty this July, Mermaid Waters are following it up with new single The Grudge which will be out on September 10. Frontman/drummer Liam Chappy caught up […]
While COVID has generally been a clusterfuck for all involved – and those who don’t wish to be involved – there are a few feel good stories to rise from the belly of the beast. One of those is Melbourne rock outfit The Dreadful Tides whose birth and rise to prominence has come off the […]
With so many concerts and music festivals falling victim to the unpredictable nature of COVID and the domino effect of lockdowns and venue closures and restrictions, the Australian public has been starved of live music in Australia for coming on to 18 months. It is a situation and realisation that has seen many promotors reluctant […]
Newcastle metal outfit Hatescape have recently released their second album, Truth Or Consequences. A sonic blast of original metal combined with groove, speed, synth and rich, hard hitting lyrics based around true crime events, Truth Or Consequences specifically follows the story of David Parker Ray, better known as the infamous ‘Toy Box Killer’. The band […]
If Tim Rogers joining the Hard-Ons wasn’t mind-boggling enough – plenty of fans of both parties thought it was a prank when initially announced – the group’s new video for the rousing Lite As A Feather will no doubt cause more confusion. Featuring footage of the four band members playing along to the song in […]
Despite only being formed earlier this year, Gold Coast hard rock duo Mermaid Waters have wasted little time impacting the local music scene. After introducing themselves with the single Royalty in July, Mermaid Waters are following it up with new single The Grudge which will be out on September 10. Rapidly building momentum after only […]
Australia’s heavy fusion rockers Twelve Foot Ninja are riding the virtual wave of two #1 singles on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal and a Top 20 single on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock indicator chart with their previous single Start The Fire. They’ve put their fans on notice that their new album Vengeance is out October 15 along with a high fantasy novel The Wyvern And The Wolf that has […]
Amyl and the Sniffers share new single Hertz, the latest and lead cut from their forthcoming second album Comfort To Me which is out this Friday, September 10 via B2B Records. The track is partnered by an explosive new video, shot, edited and directed by PHC Films – watch below.
Brisbane-based Hard-Rock Aficionados GUTTERFIRE! unveil the title track from their upcoming debut album Chill due for release on September 10, 2021. Sizzling in their doom-based sound, Chill brings alternative-hard rock into the modern era with its energetic grooves and reverb-soaked riffs. Describing themselves as ‘Upbeat Doom’ GUTTERFIRE! are a high-octane fusion of Hard Rock, Punk, Modern Rock and Post Rock genres. Their ...
Melbourne rock n roll legends Electric Mary have come storming back with their first new music since their 2019 album Mother. On The King Of Rock n Roll everything is bigger and badder than it was before. Big riffs, fat drums, cathedral sized choral background vocals and that unmistakable whiskey soaked croon of frontman Rusty Brown all packaged up with a […]
The Automation started out in the backwaters of Brisbane in 2019 and have already made a name for themselves with their dark stoner-psych inflected grooves, molten riffs and potent lyrics. They have also just announced the release of their debut album, The Exit, scheduled for October 8. While better known for their heavy, magnetic and […]
HEAVY is honoured to be hosting the HEAVY stage at this year’s Moondoll Music Festival to be held at Brisbane’s Mansfield Tavern this Saturday, September 11. Featuring established acts such as Anty!, Flangipanis, Massic, PistonFist and Odius, as well as up and comings acts Mitch, Please!, Eat City, Zero1Zero, The Crypt Daddies, PHD!, Slurpee Jerks, […]
Brisbane Hard-Rock Aficionados GUTTERFIRE! have unveiled the title track and debut album Chill in the form of an energetic, invigorating and hard-hitting package. Sizzling in their doom-based sound, Chill brings alternative-hard rock into the modern era with its exhilarating grooves, blazing riffs and addictive hooks. Boasting a richly imaginative production style that rewards multiple listens, Chill, is a grunge-infused anthemic track that blends together several alternative rock […]
Following the mid-week drop of explosive new single Hertz Melbourne’s Amyl and The Sniffers celebrate the release of their already-acclaimed second album Comfort To Me – out today via the band’s own label B2B Records. Comfort To Me, which was co-produced by the band and Dan Luscombe, is the follow-up to Amyl & the Sniffers’ critically acclaimed 2019 self-titled debut album, which won […]
Australia’s most rumbustious sons of extreme music, King Parrot, celebrate their milestone of 10 years of being a band this year and what better way to do it than by head out around the country and taking this hellfire affair to the hoards of screaming punters across Australia? Of course, with the continued government lockdowns […]
After releasing their compelling track Prove Me Wrong, Sydney-based punk quartet FANGZ have today returned with their emotively-charged new single I Don’t Like Me. I Don’t Like Me is a tip of the hat to 90s skate punk-rock. The arrangement deftly modulates back and forth, before building into a roaring crescendo at the bridge, closing out with […]
Adelaide post-hardcore outfit Emecia are presenting their new single Jouska. It’s most definitely an odd title for a song, and potentially a word most will not have encountered before – though the meaning of the word is one just about everyone in existence has experienced or does daily! A Jouska is: “…a hypothetical conversation that you play […]
Raising Ravens new single and video for Malaise are out now – an insightful ode to isolation and depression and not being able to escape the feeling but oddly finding peace in the haze and solitude. In true DIY/lockdown style, Jess Finlayson has acted as her own Photographer and first time Video Producer for this release.
Words by Jimmy Glinster Out now The Ascended, sounds like this could be a Christian rock band, but with an album name like The Dark I’m thinking this might be a metal band because those good Christian blokes don’t like to mention spooky dark things. Some good old-fashioned metal riffing opens the album and is […]
Words by Matt Gabites When you hear the words ‘acquired taste’, context is everything. If it’s uttered by your partner as they serve you up a dish from their homeland, you know it’s time to start practising your best fake smile. If a mate ever describes someone’s girlfriend as an acquired taste, then it normally […]
Manic Kat Records 10 September 2021 What a better way to end a long weekend then by reviewing a pop punk EP. Hang on, bear with me while I throw up in my mouth a just little … Alright, now that’s sorted, I’ll try to review this thing with the least amount of bias as […]