If you are a fan of the Melbourne alternative music scene you probably don’t need any introduction to the band Dive Into Ruin. This alt-punk four piece have been a regular on the Melbourne scene since 2005 and they have spent all the years since developing their own unique sound which all comes to a head on their new vinyl Smithereens EP… which has been dubbed the orange beast by the label delivering it to the fans… Rue Morgue Records.
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As the Australian live music scene starts to open back up after the dreaded pandemic lockdown Young Henry’s are helping things along by announcing new Best Served Loud shows featuring talent including Seaside, VOIID, FANGZ and Full Flower Moon Band.
Because of that this week Dave Griffiths sat down and had a chat with the boys from FANGZ to find out what they have in store for fans and how they managed to survive the lockdown blues.
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A pioneer of the industrial scene Julian Beeston has recently turned his attention to his new project Featured. The idea was to deliver a little bit of girl power by bringing in the best female vocalists from around the world to record Julian’s lyrics after his as normal brilliant beats.
As Julian talks to HEAVY Mag’s Dave Griffiths he chats about the project itself, why he chose the artists he chose to work with and what it has been like writing music for soundtracks in LA.
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For those that like their metal with a little bit of a harder edge one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2021 is Dead Animal Assembly Plant’s Bring Out The Dead. Many fans thought the band were long over-due for a new album and the band decided not to disappoint by dropping one of the best albums of their career to date.
Recently HEAVY Mag’s Dave Griffiths sat down with Zach Wager from the band to chat about the new album and what life is like in the USA in the middle of a pandemic.
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HEY BABY! are an alternative/surf/punk band from Brisbane Australia that have just dropped their new single “Walking Home” via Riot Records (part of Golden Robot Global Entertainment).
 
Watch “Walking Home” below;
 
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Sydney alternative outfit Dip have given Australia the first taste of their soon to be released EP when they dropped their new single Fire Escape. Excited about the release band member Dil Harre recently sat down to have a chat with Dave Griffiths about the track.
Vocalist Dil Harre explains, “the chorus ‘sometimes I wish the world would explode so we could all die together’ was a one line poem I wrote that had this lovely irony: the happiest ending we could wish for is to all go together so we don’t have to miss each other.
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Melbourne band A Gazillion Angry Mexicans are back in 2021 with an amazing new album, titled Blood Rainbow, set to drop later this year. The band have just given us a first taste of what is to come with their new single Plume and they recently sat down with Dave Griffiths to tell HEAVY what fans can expect from the soon to be released album.
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Almost two years after reforming as a band alternative metalcore outfit Antonamasia have released the single “End Oblivion”.
 
Relentlessly upbeat and empowering, “End Oblivion” marks the return of the band’s original line up with lead singer Cassie Monkerud (nee Dallas) delivering the raw emotion and power the band is known for.
 
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“Shades of Grey” is the latesty offering from Far North Queensland metal outfit Only Ghosts Remain.
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