Byron Bay metal maestros From Crisis To Collapse have been strangely subdued of late.
Since decimating the senses of a generation of metal lovers with their album The Seventh Tree in 2019 the band has toured relentlessly on the back of that, but metal fans being the impatient and demanding people we are their loyal legion of fans were waiting – salivating even – for the release of the next chapter.
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Melbourne rocker Karly Jewell has refused to let the many disappointments thrown her way over the last 18 months deter what was rapidly becoming a solid foothold in the music industry.
Rather than dwell on the negatives, Jewell knuckled down and did the one thing she was in complete control of – write music – compiling a mass of notes and songs that will hopefully see her and her band kickstart back into the community with the same momentum they left.
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Melbourne rock outfit Electric Mary are the ultimate party band.
Their blues infused brand of hard rock has seen them warmly embraced through most of Europe – sadly more so than in their home country – but new track The King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll should finally show Australian music lovers just how good this band is.
An engaging live band with a penchant for upstaging any line-up they are asked to play on, Electric Mary have undergone several band incarnations, each ...
Sydney-based punk rock group Clay J Gladstone have just revealed their enthusiastic debut EP Dead Friends which was produced and mixed by Daniel Antix at Def Wolf Studios (Pist Idiots, SCABZ).
The EP is six tracks of dramatic, energetic punk music, propitious with lyrical tension that intertwines with vigorous instrumentation; embracing influences and emphasizing the various elements that make up Clay J Gladstone’s signature sound.
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Formed in 2013, Fly Agaric hail from the Northern Rivers of NSW on Australia’s East Coast.
Drawing influences from 70s heavy rock & 80’s metal, Fly Agaric’s sound also leans towards 90s desert/stoner rock & the Seattle grunge heavyweights of that era.
The band’s debut album Amanita Muscaria was released in 2017 receiving excellent reviews from the likes of Desert Psychlist and The Metal Review.
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Brisbane’s swing metal quartet Barrelhouse have just released their crushing new single Ride of Life.
This hard hitting track is a perfect encapsulation of the four piece’s unique concoction of swing music and heavy metal masterfully layered in its sharpness and precision. With energetic riffs, swinging grooves and powerful vocals, Ride of Life proves that Barrelhouse are masters of their signature sonic infusion.
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Purveyors of punk-rock Pandamic are back with their brand-new anthemic track Feel, out now via Ratbag Records / BMG.
This is the third instalment from their forthcoming How To Be Happy EP, which is set for release October 29.
Unfortunately, Pandamic have had to postpone their East Coast ‘Bus’ Single Tour this July-August due to the pesky virus – but never fear new dates are in the works.
Emerging Perth rockers Jamart have released the third single Cuxt ,along with a lyric video clip from the upcoming debut self-titled album set for release on August 13 2021.
Check out the single available on all major digital platforms: http://smarturl.it/jamartcuxt and pre-order the album HERE.
Cuxt follows the previous singles BanCkull and Wanted Dead released last month and is a politically charged heavier number, captured in a series of words and images in the video clip.
New Zealand metal outfit Alien Weaponry recently announced the highly-anticipated upcoming release of their sophomore album, Tangaroa, out September 17, 2021 via Napalm Records.
Today, the band invites fans to come together in a worldwide “stomp” showdown. Recently, the band united international fans in lockdown by asking them to submit a video of themselves performing a signature “stomp” and star in the official Buried Underground music video.
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With sharpened claws and a renewed taste for danger, Adelaide’s theatrical emo/ pop punk act Wolf & Chain return with a vampiric new single Taste of Blood and its engrossing music video accompaniment.
With their rock-opera narratives, goth-inspired aesthetics and addictive emo-punk dynamism, Wolf & Chain have been rapidly expanding their cult following since the release of debut EP An Honest Mistake in 2020.
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Since forming in January 2020 in a small town of the Blue Mountains, 12Gauge Rampage has stormed in to take the Aussie metal scene out with a fusillade of sonic missiles, delivering their own brand of violent, slamming death metal that could grind the beak off an ibis.
Hell-bent on catching the unwary eye, 12Gauge Rampage offer an interesting and unique twist with their extremities, playing riff heavy deathgrind without the use of guitars or synth.
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Sydney’s melodic death metal quartet ENDVS release their empowering new single A Storm’s Clarity from their upcoming album Cessation which is due for release on September 24 via Octane Records.
A Storms Clarity showcases the band’s second to none songwriting skills, drawing the listener in with rhythmically sophisticated guitar work complemented by methodically curated lead lines underpinned by superbly tight drum and bass grooves.
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Brisbane based Easycore/Hardcore Punk legends Grizzlyshark have teamed up with Adelaide based Alt Punk band AGAPANTHER to release their new split EP called A World Extended Past Yourself.
Although not officially being released until August 6, HEAVY is proud to give you exclusive access 24 hours early!
Grizzlyshark have also announced that they will be performing at PolarFest on August 14 alongside Young Lions and many more.
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Australian hard rockers Burn The Highway have just released the official video clip for their single Hitman.
Hitman is a crossover metal song with full power punch and testosterone fuelled energy and grit.
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Rising from the ashes of numerous bands comes Brisbane metal outfit Born Again Hypocrite.
Assembling from various parts of South East Queensland from Brisbane to Bribie Island, the five members have all cut their teeth in various bands and music scenes from 1993 to present.
Born Again Hypocrite have recently released a six track EP Scamdemic, which can be streamed HERE
Watch Headless below.
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Adelaide’s hardcore heavyweights Ovtsider are back with their crushing new compilation A Necessary End oozing with their signature relentless raw intensity wrapped in a high quality production package.
Comprised of two heavy hitting tracks, both Disgust and Decay encapsulate the band’s unique syncopated instrumentation and modal choices that give rise to their visceral soundscapes.
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Melbourne’s resident Death/Thrash metal titans Vexation announce their massive Dismembering Australia Tour.
The tour includes seven dates storming across Australia in support of their highly anticipated album Trepidation Reigns to be released late 2021 via Bitter Loss Records.
Joining Vexation on their Dismembering Australia Tour is Melbourne’s Death Metal legends Headless.
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Sydney’s metallic hardcore unit Burn In Hell will release their second albu Disavowal Of The Creator God on August 6 on Reason and Rage Records.
Drawing musical inspiration from hardcore and metal heavyweights such as Harms Way, Cult Leader and Converge, Burn In Hell have already carved out a name for themselves as one of the heaviest and most politically charged acts around.
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Quick and punchy like your old boy after a few rum tallies, OUSS…. is the debut EP from Gold Coast drunk rockers, Buckled.
It’s four tracks in under 10 minutes, meaning each song is straight to the point with no fucking around.
Buckled have interstate shows lined up and plans to release a full length early next year, but in the meantime they’ll be popping up live around the GC and Brisbane so get to a show and have some fun.
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Society of Beggars return with Dance The Evil, a blistering new single that cuts to the core, harkening back to a time of brooding rock songs that speak to truth and are impossible to forget.
Dark and uncompromising, Society of Beggars have stayed the course. From their rock roots, they have created an indefinable sound. With solid songwriting chops, pounding drums and searing guitar, Society of Beggars’ sound is heavy, but it has heart.
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Our mates at Groglords are super excited to have a limited batch of Deftones Beers in Australia right now – this will likely be the only shipment of these beers into Australia this year – extremely limited availability!
DEFTONES OHMS PALE ALE – 30 CASES LEFT (20 CASES SOLD IN 24 HOURS)
DEFTONES PHANTOM BRIDE IPA – 15 CASES LEFT (10 CASES SOLD IN 24 HOURS)
Available in single can, 4 pack cans and 24 pack cans now from groglords.com
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In what is a pretty sweet day for any band, on Friday, Melbourne’s To Octavia announced that they are supporting Alpha Wolf and The Beautiful Monument on their re-scheduled national tour dates – AND they were given the honour of being triple j unearthed’s Feature Artist of the Week.
Friday, July 16 saw them unleash their sophomore EP Somewhere In A World, Not Of The Dream (produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Lalic (Windwaker, The Last Martyr, Days Like These).
Kiwi rock icons Shihad have released their new single, Little Demons, from their upcoming 10th studio album Old Gods, available on August 27th.
If anger is an energy, then Old Gods could single handedly power our capital city for a year. Old Gods is a step into fury for frontman Jon Toogood whose lyrics encapsulate our collective anger at recent world events.
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Headlines in Australian music do not come much more unexpected than this one!
Sydney group the Hard-Ons, who have been cranking out their own brand of punk rock for nearly 40 years now (yes, they started young), have announced the addition of a new member, one Tim Rogers.
Rogers, who recently celebrated his best chart debut in 20 years when You Am I‘s new album The Lives of Others landed at #2, is not only a long-time friend of the band, but a long-time fan, having caught them ...
In March, Void Of Vision unleashed their Hyperdaze (Redux) album, a re-release of the band’s acclaimed 2019 LP Hyperdaze. Complete with a mammoth list of guests collaborating across every track (including the likes of Jamie Hails (Polaris), Jon Deiley (Northlane), Lucas Woodland (Holding Absence), Garrett Russell (Silent Planet), Jacob Charlton (Thornhill), Ecca Vandal + more), the re-release impressed both fans and industry alike.
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Words by Jimmy Glinster
Post-Hardcore, you know, that genre I’ve spoken about before where they try to be all heavy and shit but then sing real poppy shit over it to try and drag in the mainstream music fans? Well, at least that’s my take on it, the genre that is.
Apparently, these guys add some metal, rock and high-quality production into the mix too, so let’s see how this 5 trackEP titled Unalone plays out.
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Words by Jimmy Glinster
Well, fuck then! Isn’t this a fucking doozy! This may possibly be my shortest review yet, and possibly one of the shortest albums yet. Clocking in at a solid 23 min or so and containing 10 tracks and a very short, very murderous intro!
The opening and title track Unleash The Rage does exactly that, and holy fucking brutal! Dead In A Hot Tin Shed follows suit and is possibly even more brutal than the opening track.
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Words by Matt Gabites
The landscape of rock and metal is littered with genres. Taking a stroll through it will see you marvelling at the founders of classic heavy metal, shocked by the speed of the thrash movement, and intrigued by the brutality of the Death metal that followed.
And, at some point, you will stumble across AOR. Whether you stay for a while or scurry past is quite often linked to how many drinks you’ve had.
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