Fresh from changing their name after outgrowing previous monicker Plastik Reality, Brisbane garage rock outfit The Generates have landed the one-two blow with new single Sucker Punch, which is out now.
Shot following the band as they walk through some of the finer highlights Brisbane city has to offer, the film clip shows the band doing what they do best – having fun.
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For a little over a decade Desecrator have proudly flown the Australian flag for thrash metal.
With a ferocious and entertaining live presence that somehow manages to surpass even the recorded version of their songs, Desecrator have loudly gone about their business of bringing the thrash back into metal both home and abroad.
Whereas many bands find their music tastes and output altering significantly over the period of a decade, Desecrator have ...
There is not doubt that the past twelve months have hit the Australian music scene hard. Shows have been cancelled, festivals put on hold and in a sad state of affairs some artists who had steady gigs are having to turn away from music to make a crust.
“I don’t know how my crew have been surviving truth is I am too scared to ask,” say Icehouse’s frontman Iva Davies as he sits down with HEAVY Mag’s Dave Griffiths for a chat.
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Bucking the trend of bands who mellow out as their career progresses, Brisbane hard-rocking outfit A Somerset Parade are doing just the opposite.
After hinting at a heavier direction with previous single Clementine, A Somerset Parade ram the point home with the follow-up Alpha.
Treating listeners to an onslaught of syncopated instrumentation, terse riffs, powerhouse vocals and hook-laden chorus’ interwoven with industrial-inspired synthwave soundscapes, Alpha ...
Thy Art Is Murder have rescheduled and expanded their upcoming Australian tour. The Human Target tour, originally scheduled for October 2021, has been brought forward and will now kick off in Sydney on June 27.
Thy Art Is Murder’s COVID-19 tour update sees the original Human Target tour grow to 24 shows in total, acquiring several new regional and metro shows alongside a run of festival dates, including appearances at Full Tilt and Blacken Festival.
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Melbourne hard rockers Dangerous Curves have delivered a slab of pure rock n roll glory via way of new single, Good And The Bad.
With its intro riff reminiscent of Poison‘s Fallen Angel and huge ’80s style chorus that will have you singing along with a cherry pie-sized smile, Good And The Bad is classic hard rock the way it used to taste.
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Melbourne thrash machine Desecrator have been far from idle as the world around them crumbles.
Back with a renewed vigour and insatiable lust for all things metal, Desecrator have emerged from isolation with an arsenal of new music to go with their already fearsome reputation as one of this countries most entertaining live acts.
The release of “Summoning” heralds the return – and then some – of a band who are almost as recognisable for their fresh take on thrash ...
America’s leading independent and unstoppable Stone Brewing has partnered with Frankie’s Pizza to release a very special beer on our shores for the Fourth Of July.
This is the coming together of two iconic, alternative institutions, so who better to lead the celebrations than one of Australia’s great cult acts, the Hard-Ons.
Frankies sought to brew a beer bold enough to speak for both parties.
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Caligula’s Horse are making their return to the stage after nearly two years for Live After Lockdown – a Worldwide Livestream Event.
The band will be performing material from their latest album, 2020’s highly acclaimed Rise Radiant for the very first time, along with a host of fan favourites in front of a live audience at The Triffid (itself an old WWII US aircraft hangar), in the heart of their home town of Brisbane, Australia.
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Far North Queensland will come alive to the sound of live music when the inaugural Metal Mayhem hits The Jack Hotel in Cairns on August 13.
Featuring a combination of local and interstate bands, Metal Mayhem will host local outfit Only Ghosts Remain, Novus (Gold Coast), RedHook (Sydney) and Frankenbok (Melbourne) in one jam-packed night of entertainment covering rock through to metal.
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With their aggressive approach to classic melodic death metal, Melbourne’s Orpheus Omega blend catchy hooks and melodies with crushing riffs seamlessly bringing them into a sound of their own. For the 10th anniversary celebration of their debut album Bleed The Way, Orpheus Omega announce a special tour to commemorate their roots and the exciting return of live
The band will also be celebrating the release of an upcoming split covers EP Career ...
Following the release of the supercharged single Balance Sydney-based punk rock group Clay J Gladstone have today returned with their scorching new single.
The band has also released a video for the single People Like You which was produced and mixed by Daniel Antix at DefWolf Studios.
Listen to People Like You HERE
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The wait is over – international metal stars Alien Weaponry have returned with a vengeance, announcing the release of their fervid upcoming sophomore release, Tangaroa, out September 17, 2021 via Napalm Records.
Since releasing their acclaimed debut Tū (2018), the New Zealanders’ kinetic presence and sound – combining elements of thrash and groove metal with lyrics in the native indigenous language, te reo Māori — has attracted throngs of fans and media supporters across the ...
Melbourne outfit Druid are summoning all their mana to announce their brand new single and video “I, Exist (Voices)”.
The brutal track drops this Friday, June 18 on all digital stores and streaming platforms at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/druid2/i-exist-voices.
The video for the single dropped on Tuesday morning Australian Time at Slipknot’s Festival Knotfest’s music blog. The band were also announced to be playing at Knotfest’s ...
Following on from the warmly received release of “Self Medicate” Sydney-based punk quartet FANGZ have returned with their domineering new single “Prove Me Wrong”.
The song was produced by Stevie Knight (Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic, The Dead Love), and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Hands Like Houses, Underoath).
To coincide with the release, FANGZ will once again hit the road on an Australian East-Coast headline tour.
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Brisbane’s Crack The Kegs line-up has been updated due to the recent lockdown in Victoria.
Both planned Melbourne acts – Witchgrinder and Triple Kill – have had to withdraw from this Friday night’s show at the Brightside, with two local acts stepping in to fill the void.
These Four Walls and Krave join the lineup that already boasts Lagerstein, Hammers, Seraphic, Virtues, F.U.C.
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Since they exploded onto the melodic rock scene with their 2016 release Spreading The Rock ‘N Roll Disease, followed by 2018’s Invincible and 2020’s Rock N Roll Love Affair, Aussie theatrical glam rockers Crosson have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with delivering their hard-driving, catchy, uplifting, stadium rock anthems.
Crosson’s engineering team of rock royalty consisting of Duane Baron (Motley Crue, Poison, Ozzy Osbourne) and Dave Donnelly (Aerosmith, ...
West Sydney hard rockers Avalanche are on the road again for a massive, five month-long tour on the back of their latest single and EP release, Second Hand Band. The whole East Coast of Australia won’t be safe from their raucous, energetic live show.
What to expect? Blood, sweat and piss, but most importantly of all, a good bloody time!
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Fist Full of Rock is set to deliver the ultimate line-up in Australian hard rock over two incredible nights, November 19 at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and November 20 at Brisbane’s Eatons Hill Hotel.
These celebrated artists need no introduction. Join The Angels, Baby Animals, Rose Tattoo and The Poor for a one-off night at each venue, showcasing the quintessential setlist of Australian rock anthems.
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West Australian metal outfit Innasanatorium have released the lyric video for their new single “Science In The House Of God”.
The song is part of the upcoming album Odyssey Of The Mind which will be independently released on July 10.
Watch “Science In The House Of God” below:
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Melbourne rock outfit XCalibre have launched their latest single Stronger.
The band have also signed a global deal with the recently launched Xmusic label.
Check out Stronger HERE
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Melbourne metal outfit Villa Morta have joined forces with Gravemind‘s Dylan Gillies-Parsons on their brutal new offering Bloodlust.
Bloodlust marks the second single to drop from the bands upcoming EP Subvert which is due out Friday, July 26.
Watch Bloodlust below:
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Words by Jimmy Glinster
Photos by Calumn Hockey Adventure Photography
Coffs Harbour, down by the water in all its glory, is not really the kind of place to expect a full-blown metal festival, but here we are.
Krispy (Heavy) and I arrive at the RED-C Events venue just before 5 pm ready for the bands to kick off a half hour or so later.
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Aussie metalcore legends Parkway Drive released another documentary earlier this year, Viva La Underdogs. Front man Winston McCall hosted a live view party and Q & A this week to shed some light on what’s been happening in the world of Parkway and what may be happening in the future, (Covid permitting of course).
If you haven’t seen any documentaries from these Bryon Bay boys – get onto it!
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