Just like the marauding Vikings which dominate their music, Amon Amarth have conquered lands without fear or remorse – but more so sonically rather than by the force wielded by their ancestors. Since forming in Sweden in 1992 the band have swept all before them with a blending of ferocious yet melodic tidings awash with […]
Swedish hard rock/melodic rock outfit H.E.A.T have quickly established themselves as one of the premiere exponents of the scene on a global scale, touring with the likes of Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy, in the process introducing many hardened rock lovers to the driving rhythm that is melodic rock. Comprising members who have been there […]
New York pop rock outfit State Champs head to Australia this September for a snatch and run mission to promote their recent album, Kings Of The New Age. With what the band have openly proclaimed as the album that has made the biggest statement into a four album strong career, State Champs have entered the […]
Words by Simon Russell-White Calling all heavy metal fans, may I have your attention please! Oakland, California’s Machine Head are about to drop their tenth, ten ton hammer on us all, and trust me you are not prepared! In short (for now) Of Kingdom and Crown is without doubt one of the most punishing heavy […]
The German melodic metal band RETERNITY have just released their new album “Cosmic Dreams” via MDD Records. With “Cosmic Dreams”, the Swabians around masterminds Carsten Sauter and Stefan Zörner present their third, most mature and at the same time most intense work. On the new album, the band surprises with a departure from the rather thrash-influenced predecessors to high-class arranged and produced tracks, ...
The German alt-rock/prog metal band R3VO have just released the new single “Artificial Pleasure” on June 8. Since their 2021 single “Paranoia,” R3VO has adopted a grittier yet more refined sound with “Artificial Pleasure.” The new song avails itself of heavy sections, psychedelia-influenced choruses, and an intimate outro. The band notes:“Artificial Pleasure is an introspective journey on the topic of undergoing ...
Melbourne hard rock outfit Hellz Abyss are preparing for the first date of a national tour which starts on Saturday, August 6 at Scotties Garage in Melbourne. The Blow tour will travel most parts of Australia by the time it winds up back in Melbourne at Musicland on October 8, with the band promising an […]
Swedish heavy/power metal mastersTAD MOROSE have been working hard on their brand new March Of The Obsequious album. The album will be released on August 26 (digitally) and September 16 (CD/vinyl) viaGMR Music Group. “March Of The Obsequious” follows the same path as their 3 recent releases, albeit with a small nod to the sound of 80s and 90s without sounding less fresh and […]
The international death/thrash metal band MEFISTO have just released the new album “Phosphorus” via GMR Music Group. Originally formed in 1984 in Stockholm, MEFISTO were forerunners of the early Swedish death metal scene. Following hot on the heels of Bathory, the band influenced a whole generation of Scandinavian extreme metal bands. After releasing the two demo tapes “Megalomania” and “The Puzzle” in 1986, Mefisto ...
To mark the beginning of the anticipated Australian Hellz Abyss BLOW Tour, Hellz Abyss are releasing a new music video on August 4, 2022. The hard and heavy track Kill The Real Girls is an anthem about everything that is plastic trash. Hellz confidentiality voices her opinion on women who give other girls a bad name, urging people to keep […]
Legendary hard rockers MSG reveal another music video for the song Fighter, which can be found as a bonus track on the CD version of the current album Universal, released at the end of May this year. Michael Schenker comments: “Hi everybody, here is our new video -Fighter- from our latest album “Universal”. It’s a catchy little song. Enjoy. We are currently […]
Hatebreed‘s seminal classic Perseverance turned 20 years old this year. It remains one of the most important and impactful albums of the new millennium. Of course the Grammy-nominated, Connecticut hardcore crew is going back on the road to celebrate with the most brutal breakdowns and anthemic singalongs the scene has ever known. “I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since […]
Newcastle melodic metal sensations Purenvy are set to release their crushing new single Sweet Poison tomorrow. Featuring blasting drums, thrashing riffs and belting vocals, the group deliver a fierce anthem surrounding the hardships of addiction and recovery. Sweet Poison is the culmination of over a year’s worth of creative frustration, resulting in some of the […]
Heavy Blues Rock band BOURBON HOUSE has revealed the official music video for their pulse pounding new single, Resonate. Directed and edited by Jocelyne Berumen, and filmed at the historic Henry Miller House in Wausau, WI, Resonate is the first of 5 songs to be released through December, 2022.
Providence, RI. quintet KINGSMEN have unleashed their latest single and music video for Bitter Half via Sharptone Records. Speaking on today’s release, the band shares: “There’s always a good guy and bad guy. Every story has one. Every person has an inner voice speaking on behalf of each side. Every idea you create involves them. More often than not, the bad guy in […]
Scathing punk-rock and tongue-in-cheek sass collide on the new track A Simple Fuck You from Adelaide/Tarndanya trio Nocturnal_Animals, out on August 5. Well-versed in producing high energy, angst-driven alt-rock/punk anthems, this is the group’s third new release this year, following the invigorating Where’s My Mind Been? and pop-punk dance-worthy belter Dancing In The Blood. They’ve […]
Vented is an international supergroup featuring Sean Zatorsky (Sinsaenum, Chimaira), Austin D’Amond (DevilDriver, Bleed The Sky), Gergo Hajer (Omega Diatribe), and Simon C. Bondar (Sexual Education, White Tiger). Their brand new song is called The End Game which is taken from the upcoming full-lenght debut record Cruelty And Corruption. The track takes you back in […]
Extreme Management Group Senior Artist Manager Greg Shaw is incredibly pleased to announce the signing of Chicago based neo- classical death metal act BURNED IN EFFIGY to his roster. Having released the critically acclaimed Rex Mortem debut album in January 2022, BURNED IN EFFIGY have since been devastating stages alongside iconic acts such as IMPENDING […]
Over the past decade, One Electric Day has solidified its reputation as one of Victoria’s favourite one-day music festivals. Every year, the show at Werribee Park sells out in a matter of minutes. This year, organisers are not only excited to be able to take the popular event interstate again for a run of shows, but have […]
Beloved American Rock band The Early November have announced album Twenty set for release on October 14 on Pure Noise Records. Twenty effortlessly straddles the divide between then and now, its 10 songs casting a backwards glance at the days and years gone by, while also looking forward to the future. A collection of both brand new tracks and older ones written […]
TERRA are one of the most intangible and enigmatic presences to emerge from within the UK underground music scene in recent times. The Cambridge-based atmospheric black metal group formed in 2014 and since have worked dedicatedly to carve an atypical niche for themselves with their uncompromising musicality, seeking to communicate a shared experience of existentialism. Für […]
Live Nation are excited to announce iconic rock legends GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS will perform in Wollongong this November. Celebrating 45 years of rock on the Good To Be Bad Australian tour this Spring, the ‘baddest band in the land’ will perform at Anita’s Theatre on Tuesday 1 November. Tickets for the new show go on sale Thursday […]
Hailing from South West Virginia, metalcore band DYING OATH have been steadily growing in stature since the band’s inception, featuring alongside some of the biggest bands in the genre while also building an incredible regional profile. In doing so, the band have shared stages both large and small across the country and built an impressive connection with […]
Moroccan author Khalil Boughali has recently published a new book on Black Metal titled Thoughts On Black Metal. Rather than focusing on the history of black metal, Thoughts on Black Metal takes a philosophical approach to the music genre. It is a translation of the original French version, Réflexions sur le black metal, published in […]
With so much going on in their stable of artists, Better Noise Music have decided to collate the latest news and releases into one easily digestible video. Titled Welcome To The Noise, the short round-up of news comes out every month to make sure music lovers don’t miss out on up-to-date happenings from your favourite […]
Melodic death metal force BRYMIR are set to release their upcoming studio album and take a stand with Voices In The Sky, to be unveiled on August 26, 2022 via Napalm Records. Today, after unleashing the official first single and album opening title track, “Voices in the Sky”, the Finnish five-piece – featuring lead guitarist Joona Björkroth […]
Finnish melodic death metal frontrunners WOLFHEART have proven themselves to be one of metal’s most captivating acts of northern heritage and one of the fastest rising bands in the international melodic death metal scene. Over the course of the last two years alone, the band has remained relentless with the release of their highly acclaimed full-length, Wolves of […]
Artist, Fashion Designer and Musician Chloe Trujillo is a multi-faceted wonder, and she has been teaming up with Mark Dalbeth (Rav Medic) from the rock act BELLUSIRA. The duo are set to release their debut ep HEAVY PEACE through Golden Robot Records digitally August 19. Making our way through life, we get tested by various obstacles and internal emotions. A big part of surviving the day […]
Incendiary Pittsburgh punk rockers ANTI-FLAG will release their 13th album Lies They Tell Our Children on January 6 via Spinefarm. Pre-order it HERE. Today, the quartet has shared LAUGH. CRY. SMILE. DIE. featuring Silverstein’s Shane Told. Watch it below.
Grammy-nominated vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest) has been working on new music produced by Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Nick Bellmore (Jasta, Dee Snider). Today, he has shared the video for the new single Embattled. Watch the video, shot by award-winning director Leo Liberti (Megadeth, Angra, Dee Snider), below. Players on the effort include Nick Bellmore (Dee Snider/ex-Toxic Holocaust on drums), Charlie Bellmore (Dee Snider/ex-Toxic Holocaust […]
Bullet For My Valentine will release the deluxe version of their current, self-titled album on August 5 via Spinefarm/Search and Destroy. Pre-order the deluxe here. The band’s self-titled album — their seventh — finds them at their most visceral. The band have also released the new single No More Tears to Cry. Listen here. “We’re super happy to announce our new single ‘No More Tears to Cry’ is out,” […]
Stoner and doom metal trio DUST PROPHET are preparing to unleash the new album One Last Look Upon the Sky on January 27, 2023. Their emphatic sound is an offering of soundscapes, deafening distortion and compelling ingenuity. The band comments: “One Last Look Upon the Sky is a huge milestone for us. It’s taken us 4 years to get to […]
Montreal, Canada’s The Occult are pleased to present their third single Watch You Die, off their upcoming self-titled debut album slated for a release next month. The single is the opening track on the album and a great introduction to a record full of catchy punk riffs, bouncy rock n’ roll energy, gritty yet melodic vocals, and lyrical […]
Last weekend, Swedens foremost metal legends IN FLAMES tore down the stage at SLIPKNOT‘s German edition of KNOTFEST. The band continues to surprise their fans with a new offering of their mind-blowing skills. Gothenburg’s finest release the video for the brand new track The Great Deceiver, a crushing piece of modern metal, carving In Flames’ unique mark deep into the current scene’s foundations. Watch the […]
Metal Blade Records August 5 While most of the metal loving world would be familiar with Amon Amarth I have yet to be scarred by their visceral tales of Viking folklore and battle. Not because I am not interested, it’s just I have always found the violent way of life depicted from warriors of this […]
Century Media Records August 12 Words by Jimmy Glinster My first experience with Arch Enemy was at a drunken afterparty where a very bogan, vey metal elitist friend of mine, was all up in may face saying “Dude, can you believe this is a chick … dude”. My response, “Dude, what the fuck, you serious”. […]
Out Now Words by Jimmy Glinster Hailing from all the way over the other side of the country, and one of the world’s most remote cities, Perth lads Liveconformdie allegedly like to bring a broad blend of genres to the table. And get this, they draw their roots from 90’s- 00’s Nu-Metal. That might just […]
Few films have divided critics as much as Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes new thriller The Forgiven. So what did Aex First, David Griffiths and Jacqui Hammerton think? Take a listen to their review below:
Filmmaker Matthew Saville chats to Dave Griffiths about his debut feature film Juniper. Take a listen as we explore what led to this beautiful film being made and what it was like working with Charlotte Rampling. You can listen to the whole interviw here:
It is not very often that our critics make the call ‘One Of The Films Of The Year”! But four of our critics made that call with Full Time. Take a listen to Alex First, David Griffiths, Greg King and Jacqui Hammerton’s review right here:
Sometimes our critics can completely disagree with each other. One thought indie drama Press Play was a film for music fans while the others never want to see it again. Take a listen to what Alex First, David Griffiths and Jacqui Hammerton thought of Press Play below.
It’s the long-anticipated crossover fans have been waiting for. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reprised their iconic Breaking Bad roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in tonight’s episode of the sixth and final season of the Emmy-nominated acclaimed drama series Better Call Saul. With only two episodes now left in the series, new episodes of Better Call Saul premiere Tuesdays, same day as the ...
In celebration of Disney+ Day, Disney and Pixar’s original series “Cars on the Road” will debut exclusively on the streaming service Sept. 8, 2022. Check out a new trailer, key art and image for Disney and Pixar’s “Cars on the Road” now. The Disney+ Original series follows Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and his […]
Today, Disney+ released an exciting new trailer and key art for “Andor,” an original, 12-episode series from Lucasfilm. The series, which takes place prior to the events of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” debuts exclusively on Disney+ on its new date, Wednesday, September 21, with a three-episode premiere. The “Andor” series explores a new perspective […]
Disney+ has unveiled the official trailer and key art for Original limited series “Mike,” an unauthorised and no-holds-barred look at the life of Mike Tyson – and it is one wild ride. The eight-episode series premieres with two episodes in Australia on August 25th on Disney+ under the Star banner. Two new episodes will be available to […]
Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, releases today the first clip for the Shudder Original What Josiah Sawahead of the film’s debut on the platform next week, on Thursday 4 August. The film is the third feature from American filmmaker Vincent Grashaw (Coldwater, And Then I Go) and world premiered to high praise […]