PAIN has always been known not only for the exciting mix of catchy melodies, majestic harmonies, and powerful industrial metal rhythms but for also having a fine sense for combining current world affairs with all-time classics, uniting people across generations and borders. Today, mastermind Peter Tägtgren proves this gifted instinct once more and releases an unique interpretation of the ROLLING STONES’ masterpiece “Gimme Shelter”. Watch the video for “Gimme Shelter” now: Stream the single on all platforms: Peter about the single: “I had an idea of covering ‘Gimme Shelter’ for years… And now it feels like it’s the perfect time to do it – ’cause today this song appears as important as it was when it first came out 52 years ago. Back then it was the Cold War, today it is the war on Covid.” To order previous albums, visit the following link: PAIN is the brainchild of musician, producer and composer Peter Tägtgren – Sweden’s finest industrial metal export. His life has been immersed in music, in pushing boundaries and taking ideas to both their logical and illogical extremes. It’s been a career that has involved fronting bands – notably iconic death metal veterans…Continue Reading

Acolyte’s second studio album Entropy, is a mostly straight-ahead 4/4 progressive sounding adventure that suffers from the occasional instrumentation problem with the keyboard (either outdated synths, or poor sounding strings), and occasionally coming across like the soundtrack to Elder Scrolls volume 28 : The Hobbitses Rise Again (obviously and particularly the track “Resilience”)
That’s not to say it isn’t worth a listen or ten, and I’m guessing that they would be pretty outstanding to see live.
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Following on from the warmly-received release of “Sorry” Sydney-based punk rock group Clay J Gladstone return with their enthralling new single “Balance”, the first cut from their upcoming debut EP titled Dead Friends.
Featuring infectious guitars, imposing drums, and a spirited melody delivered by frontman Clay J, the track flirts with intensity before launching a full-sized thunderous chorus complete with colossal instrumentation and gritty vocals.
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“Dehumanise” is the third single to be released from the forthcoming album Eye to Eye from New Zealand’s Lords of Loud, The Datsuns.
Released digitally and on limited edition 7″ single, the set-to-stun dystopian riff rocker is accompanied by the dramatic non-LP B-side “Negative Swing”.
Emotions railing against the system. A homogenous future, devoid of the very thing that makes man, man.
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Brisbane’s Days Like These have released three epic singles in the lead up to the Wide Awake EP, “Gravity”, “High & Glow” and “Honey”, each showcasing the bands new unstoppable sound.
Today brings the release of the highly anticipated Wide Awake EP, also revealing a brand new video for “Disassociate” and new support shows with Polaris.
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This week’s Australian Artist DigiMag is further proof – if any was needed – that music in this country is great and only getting better!
Acolyte feature on the cover, talking about their latest masterpiece Entropy, with Grinding Eyes, Carmeria and Nothing Sacred also giving us the inside information on their new releases.
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In November 1981, rock ‘n’ roll legends MÖTLEY CRÜE stormed into the cultural zeitgeist with the release of their debut album “Too Fast For Love”, setting the stage for what would become one of the most iconic careers ever in music. This year, the band is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special series of music re-releases and fan activations, revisiting its globally acclaimed catalogue. The first release will be a digital remastering of MÖTLEY CRÜE’s smash 1987 album “Girls, Girls, Girls”. The groundbreaking body of work features hits “Wild Side”, “You’re All I Need” and the title track “Girls Girls Girls”, which became a global success, despite the original uncensored video being banned by MTV. True to the band’s play-by-their-own-rules ideology that has given a safe space for millions of fans all over the world to express themselves freely, the video was named “one of the most NSFW (not safe for work) videos of all time” by Rolling Stone in 2011. Fans can now pre-order this special remastered digital edition of “Girls, Girls, Girls” album ahead of its release on Friday, June 11, 2021. Further releases to be announced soon. It was January 17, 1981 when bassist Nikki Sixx first…Continue Reading

Bison were among the kings of the ‘first-wave’ of nu-metal in Australia, circa 1998 – 2005.
Fast Forward to a post-COVID 2021, and throw in a pinch of Sam Bassal (Ocean Grove) in the producer’s role, and you have a classic heavy-groove sound with a modern heavy music flavour that cannot be denied.
Their return EP Perfect Mistakes will be released on Friday, May 28.
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Charvel have released the Angel Vivaldi Signature Pro-Mod DK24-6 Nova.
Vivaldi’s otherworldly talent and flamboyant style have earned him a reputation as one of the most celebrated and prolific instrumentalist guitarists in modern times. Known for his love of 7-string guitars, the New Jersey native initially collaborated with Charvel on his DK24-7 Nova models. Now arrives a 6-string variant that possesses all the unique appointments and exquisite style fans have come to expect from Vivaldi.
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Sydney heavy rock outfit Bad Moon Born show no signs of slowing down this year with the release of a moving new single “Reins”.
The track delves into the experience of living with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, told from the perspective of the group’s singer and lyricist, Jordan Von Grae, and is accompanied by an emotional and poignant music video which can be viewed below:
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