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Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Soft Metal, Thrash, Death...

This week we cover a broad spectrum of genres starting with some more bands which will be playing at Good Things Festival: Tonight Alive, Bullet For My Valentine, The Used and Mayday Parade.

We've also go Nickleback talking about their Aussie tour next year and Max from Soulfly fills us in on his latest album.

We spoke to hard-rockers Dead City Ruins and thrashers, Desecrator about Blaze Festival. And, to mix it up, even more, we added another local Aussie band, Nothing, to the ecliptic issue.

"Halloween" is the most eagerly anticipated horror film of the year. HEAVY Mag has been lucky enough to sit down with the man who made it all happen JASON BLUM and asked him all the questions horror fans have been dying to ask!

Award winners TOM HARDY and MICHELLE WILLIAMS talked about the latest Marvel movie to hit cinemas - "VENOM".

And to the top it all off we premiered Superheist's documentary, "The Fight Back"

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Fistful of NOTHING

“The song is inspired by the combination of a couple of things”, explained bass player/vocalist Craig Johnson for Melbourne’s Nothing about their latest single “Self Repair Manifesto” which is being premiered as a video exclusively through HEAVY on November 6. “It’s about a situation that I found a couple of my friends in and through … The post Fistful of NOTHING appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-10-18  • Kris Peters

Sharing GOOD THINGS With THE USED

Good Things are coming Aussie music lovers. Yes the countdown is now on until the Good Things Festival hits Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. With a line-up containing bands like The Offsrping, Stonesour, Bullet For My Valentine, The Used and Dashboard Confessional to just name a few there is no surprise that music fans are getting … The post Sharing GOOD THINGS With THE USED appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-10-18  • Dave Griffiths

Starting A BLAZE With DEAD CITY RUINS

Ballarat is about to host one of Australia’s newest and most exciting music festivals. Performing at Karova Lounge on the 26th January will be a stellar Australian line-up including the likes of Dead City Ruins, Desecrator, Hadal Maw, Whoretopsy, Dreadnaught and Frakenbok. With such an exciting line-up planned HEAVY Mag caught up with Jake Wiffen … The post Starting A BLAZE With DEAD CITY RUINS appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-10-17  • Dave Griffiths

Mayday! Mayday! MAYDAY PARADE

“It kind of gradually became more and more of a thing”, said Mayday Parade vocalist Derek Sanders. “There was a band that some of us were in before Mayday Parade called Defining Moment and it really was just learning all along the way. Things like how to actually be in a band and how to … The post Mayday! Mayday! MAYDAY PARADE appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-10-17  • Kris Peters

Is Jenna McDougall of TONIGHT ALIVE Still Burnt Out?

“We went through so much… We had no choice but to be honest about it. I think that’s what carried us through such an intense time.” “It’s become a daily practice for me to have hard conversations – being honest no matter what the consequence is.” Who could have predicted the weight that Underworld, the … The post Is Jenna McDougall of TONIGHT ALIVE Still Burnt Out? appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-10-17  • Anna Rose

GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL Sideshows Announced!

Good Things come to those who wait and Good Things Festival are thrilled to announce headline sideshows from some of the artists on the huge festival line up. This is the first and only sideshow announcement for Good Things and there will be no more sideshows announced. TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS ARE ON SALE FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER … The post GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL Sideshows Announced! appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-10-17  • Staff Writer

Premiere: SUPERHEIST “The Fight Back” Documentary (1 hour)

Today we present a very special premiere: Superheist’s “The Fight Back” Documentary. Nothing much more to say, just click play and sit back and enjoy an incredible journey of a very hard working band. The post Premiere: SUPERHEIST “The Fight Back” Documentary (1 hour) appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-10-15  • Staff Writer

Feeding The Machine That Is NICKELBACK

The juggernaut that is Nickelback are currently touring the world with their biggest tour to date – their Feed The Machine tour. With the announcement this week that chart-topping Canadian rock outfit will be bringing the tour Down Under HEAVY Mag decided it was time to sit down with the band and find out exactly … The post Feeding The Machine That Is NICKELBACK appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-10-11  • Dave Griffiths

Ritual Carnage with SOULFLY

“We’re very excited man”, enthused Max Cavallera on Soulfly‘s upcoming album, Ritual, set to be unleashed on October 19. “It’s our 11th album and it’s got some really cool things on it. It’s a little bit of a return to the tribal grooves with some recording with the Navajo Indians and a lot of fast … The post Ritual Carnage with SOULFLY appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-10-17  • Kris Peters

HOLY SMOKE Rises On ZONG

One of the hottest bands out of Brisbane out of the moment is heavy psych trio Zong. They are currently on tour and are stopping off in Melbourne for Holy Smoke 2018 as part of their Transmissions tour. HEAVY Mag caught up with Michael Grinstead from Zong to find out what audiences can expect on … The post HOLY SMOKE Rises On ZONG appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-10-11  • Dave Griffiths

DESECRATOR Blaze a Path

“It’s definitely time someone did something big scale in Ballarat”, declared Desecrator frontman Riley Strong, talking about next years Blaze Festival. “I think that Ballarat’s been historically known for being a pretty metal town. If you rewind yourself a little while and go back to bands like Damaged – back when death metal was coming … The post DESECRATOR Blaze a Path appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-10-11  • Kris Peters

DEPT. OF GLOOM Aussie Hard Rock Supergroup Release A Video + Touring with Skid Row

The musical pedigree and backstory of the members of Dept. Of Gloom would take hours to dissect. The sum of their collective parts reads like a short history of Australian rock! Created in 2016 from some pretty cool lineage, their members coming from bands such as The Candy Harlots, Genitorturers, JERK & Dead Inside The Chrysalis, Dept. Of Gloom is an … The post DEPT. OF GLOOM Aussie Hard Rock Supergroup Release A Video + Touring with Skid Row appeared first on HEAVY Music & ...

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UNDEROATH Return With ihateit

Fresh off an electrifying performance at the Aftershock Festival over the weekend, where singerSpencer Chamberlain performed while still nursing a still-healing broken foot that he sustained during the band’s previous appearance at Riot Fest, Underoath have released the cinematic and thematically arresting video for “ihateit.”  “The ‘ihateit’ video is a glimpse into what it’s like to feel alienated, … The post UNDEROATH Return With ihateit appeared first on HEAVY ...

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WATAIN Announce Australian Tour

The wolves return! The unmerciful might of Sweden’s WATAIN are back for a sweeping attack of callous and unsympathetic satanic black metal in what will be their first headlining shows in these southern regions. During the past 20 years, Watain have established themselves as one of the most hard working and uncompromising bands within the … The post WATAIN Announce Australian Tour appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Have Revealed Video for “Not Dead Yet”

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have revealed an official video for ‘Not Dead Yet’; the song features on their current studio album, Gravity, out now via Search & Destroy/ Spinefarm Records. BFMV frontman, Matt Tuck, says; “We shot our latest video for ‘Not Dead Yet’ in Japan after our Summersonic 2018 performances. We’ve never done a … The post BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Have Revealed Video for “Not Dead Yet” appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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AMARANTHE Release New Single & Video “INFERNO”

Amaranthe have today dropped new single, ‘Inferno’ with an accompanying music video. The track is available as an instant download upon the pre-order of their electrifying fifth album HELIX – due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records. Pre-order your copy here:https://SpinefarmRecords.lnk.to/helix Amanrathe UK tour dates w/ Powerwolf as follows: – NOV 12 KOKO – London … The post AMARANTHE Release New Single & Video “INFERNO” appeared first on ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Release New Single ‘Can’t Take It With You’ and Announce UK/EU Winter Tour.

The Dead Daisies, “Can’t Take It With You”, is the fourth single from their latest album Burn It Down which was added Planet Rock’s Radio Station which mean now all four singles from this album have followed the same path. Guitarist Doug Aldrich muses, “The song is about excess!! Sometimes enough is not enough. Live each … The post THE DEAD DAISIES Release New Single ‘Can’t Take It With You’ and Announce UK/EU Winter Tour. appeared first on HEAVY Music & ...

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BLKLST Reveal Their New Phase

Last month Melbourne’s BLKLST announced the imminent arrival of their new EP “Hard to Swallow”. Out on Friday October 26, the heavy record saw it’s announcement and the premiere of the first single “Hypocrite” at Germany’s Everything is Noise website. Today, they are serving up the next “Phase” of the record. New single Phase is a hard hitting track with … The post BLKLST Reveal Their New Phase appeared first on HEAVY Music & ...

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VLTIMAS Return With SEASON OF MIST

Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of VLTIMAS. The three-piece  extreme metal formation, consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune ‘Blasphemer’ Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), have completed the work on their debut album. This death metal masterpiece is slated for release early 2019 via Season of Mist. Rune Blasphemer Eriksen comments: … The post VLTIMAS Return With SEASON OF MIST appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film ...

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RADAR STATE Announce USA Tour

Kansas City, MO’s Radar State— made up of emo/indie rock heroes Matt Pryor and Jim Suptic (The Get Up Kids), Josh Berwanger (The Anniversary/Berwanger) and Adam Phillips (The Architects/The Gadjits) — have signed with LA-based Wiretap Records and will release their debut LP ‘Strays’ in January 2019. The band has announced tour dates in support of the upcoming … The post RADAR STATE Announce USA Tour appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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DREGG Release New Single “Return Of The Dregg”

Melbourne heavy hardcore act Dregg droped their new single “Return Of The Dregg”. The track, the first piece of music since the band released the Dregg EP in 2017, is the catchiest and most in your face song the band has written to date. ï»ż Dregg are about to hit the road in support of … The post DREGG Release New Single “Return Of The Dregg” appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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KILLCODE Deliver The Answer

American hard rockers KILLCODE announced earlier this week a release of three consecutive videos they are calling ‘The Trilogy‘ from their current release The Answer . TODAY they dropped the first in a series of three for ‘The Answer’. The tracks used for the three videos are ‘The Answer’, ‘Put it Off’ and ‘Show Me’. David Swajeski started a creative relationship with KILLCODE when … The post KILLCODE Deliver The Answer ...

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23/19 New Video & Announce November Tour

Today, 23/19 return to the fray with what is easily their heaviest and best song to date, ‘Thousand Eyes (Restrict)’. Produced by Scottie Simpson (Alpha Wolf, BLKLST) and mixed by Lance Prenc (Gravemind, Honest Crooks, Alpha Wolf), it also comes with a harsh and kinetic video clip filmed, edited and directed by Colin Jeffs (Hammers, … The post 23/19 New Video & Announce November Tour appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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ALITHIA New Song and Video

Enigmatic psych-prog rock trailblazers AlithiA are today releasing their new single and video ‘Diamonds’. A pulsating melancholic and ethereal track that lashes out riffs and beats, it is the second taste of the band’s forthcoming new record ‘The Moon has Fallen’ due on October 26 worldwide through Wild Thing Records. Renowned for their spellbindingly powerful … The post ALITHIA New Song and Video appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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Getting To The Heart Of HALLOWEEN With JASON BLUM

There is little wonder that horror fans are so excited about the forthcoming release of Halloween. The film is being labelled in its advertising as the true sequel to the 1978 original and it sees the modern day King Of Horror Jason Blum, the man behind Blumhouse Productions, teaming up the legendary John Carpenter and … The post Getting To The Heart Of HALLOWEEN With JASON BLUM appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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ROWAN ATKINSON Talks Us Through ‘That’ Scene

HEAVY Mag described the VR scene in Johnny English Strikes Again as one of the funniest scenes in cinema history… now Rowan Atkinson talks us through it. The post ROWAN ATKINSON Talks Us Through ‘That’ Scene appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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New HALLOWEEN Looks At Old HALLOWEEN

The new cast and crew of Halloween take a look at the old Halloween… have a watch and see what they think. The post New HALLOWEEN Looks At Old HALLOWEEN appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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Lido Rooftop Cinema Programme Announced

Lido on the Roof returns for its fourth year this year lighting up the rooftop of the beloved Glenferrie Road cinema. Its spring and summer film program showcases the most hotly anticipated new release films, as well as a film lovers’ selection of retro classics. With its well-stocked rooftop bar and extended trading hours, the … The post Lido Rooftop Cinema Programme Announced appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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LUKE SPARKE Takes Us Behind The Scenes On OCCUPATION: RAINFALL

Director Luke Sparke takes us behind the scenes on Occupation: Rainfall. Check out all the pics right here. The post LUKE SPARKE Takes Us Behind The Scenes On OCCUPATION: RAINFALL appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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We Go Behind The Scenes Of NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

Keira Knightley (Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Imitation Game), Mackenzie Foy (The Conjuring, Interstellar), Jayden Fowora-Knight (Reay Player One) and Misty Copeland (newcomer) take us behind the scenes of The Nutcracker And The Four Realms. The post We Go Behind The Scenes Of NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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BOY ERASED Premieres In Sydney

Ausralia’s very own Joel Edgerton jetted back to Australia for the premiere of his latest film Boy Erased. Check out all the pictures from the premiere right here.   The post BOY ERASED Premieres In Sydney appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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DEUTSCHLAND86 To Air On STAN

Stan will exclusively premiere DEUTSCHLAND86, the sequel to the international award-winning historic spy thriller DEUTSCHLAND83, on October 20, with new episodes premiering weekly.  Created by Anna Winger and Jörg Winger, Deutschland86 picks up with Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay), his Aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader) and their colleagues at the East German foreign intelligence agency (HVA) three years after DEUTSCHLAND83. Abandoned by Moscow and desperate … The post DEUTSCHLAND86 To Air On ...

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Extracting The VENOM With TOM HARDY, MICHELLE WILLIAMS And RIZ AHMED

Move over Iron-Man, Captain America and all the other good guys in the Marvel universe, because now it is time for Venom, one of those anti-heroes that fans of the comics seem to just lap up. This has to be one of the most eagerly anticipated comic-book films of the year and anyone who saw … The post Extracting The VENOM With TOM HARDY, MICHELLE WILLIAMS And RIZ AHMED appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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New GLASS Trailer Lands

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone Pictures, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass.  Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as … The post New GLASS Trailer Lands appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film ...

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Meeting The OVERLORD With PILOU ASBAEK

One of the most talked about films on the internet at the moment is the brand new action meets horror meets war flick – Overlord. No sooner was the film announced then film forums went into overdrive when they saw that J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Stars Wars: The Force Awakens) was behind the film. Was … The post Meeting The OVERLORD With PILOU ASBAEK appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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MALACODA ‘Restless Dreams’

As we approach Halloween, I thought I might check out some strange and weird music. I think there is so much room for creativity in the arena of horror metal. So when I found Malacoda I was excited to hear something so enriched with an atmosphere. Being named after one of the demons in Dante’s … The post MALACODA ‘Restless Dreams’ appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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ALITHIA ‘The Moon Has Fallen’

Melbourne’s AlithiA have cast their spell on music lovers for over a decade now, delivering a style of progressive tunes that has helped cement the six piece into the halls of genre creationism. AlithiA give us their second full length the moon has fallen, recorded in Athens, Greece this eight track album takes the listener … The post ALITHIA ‘The Moon Has Fallen’ appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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THE OCEAN ‘Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic’

Albums rarely sound any more epic than the latest album from Berlin based prog rockers The Ocean. Eight albums into their career and The Ocean have delivered Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic an audio masterpiece that takes the listener to such heights it feels like the oxygen masks should be dropping from the ceiling. Before the music … The post THE OCEAN ‘Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic’ appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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Dave Griffiths

ACE FREHLEY ‘Spaceman’

Anyone who had the pleasure of seeing Ace Frehley live at Festival Hall earlier this year saw why he is still one of the most important rock musicians in the world. Arguably most people on the night where there to see Gene but Ace put on a brilliant show that I went away from telling … The post ACE FREHLEY ‘Spaceman’ appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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ENGST ‘Flachenbrand

Hailing from Berlin Engst are a hard band to pigeon-hole. A quick listen to them and you want to quickly place them on a list with Fall Out Boy or Panic At The Disco. But when you actually sit down and listen more intently to their debut album, Flachenbrand (which translates to Major Fire), there … The post ENGST ‘Flachenbrand appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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Dave Griffiths

FIFTH ANGEL ‘The Third Secret’

You know you always seem to have that band that you keep meaning to check out but never ever get a chance to do it? Growing up I always used to see Fifth Angel vinyl, CDs and cassettes (yes I am that old) as I perused the shelves at Radical Records and Metal Mayhem trying … The post FIFTH ANGEL ‘The Third Secret’ appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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BLKLST ‘Hard to Swallow’

Melbourne Hardcore /Nu-metal five piece BLKLST are back with their second EP Hard to Swallow. Still considered fairly new to the scene forming 2015 BLKLST have wasted no time in delivering solid amounts of brutally heavy content for their rapidly growing fan base. With supports with the likes of Make Them Suffer, Deez Nuts and … The post BLKLST ‘Hard to Swallow’ appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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  • Artist: Trophy Eyes
  • Date: Thursday, October 18th 2018
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