Gold Coast heavy rock outfit Kobrakai have courted controversy with the release of their latest single “Vessels”.
 
Not that the subject matter is offensive; more so contentious, with the lyrical content loosely based around cults and the effects they have on people and society.
 
Guitarist/vocalist Cloudy joined HEAVY for a chat about the song and other happenings within the Kobrakai camp.
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Melbourne based Psych Rockers Empirical Prey have released their ambitious new single and music video called “Hypnotise”.
The single focuses on embracing your inner child and was inspired by a hypnosis session that lead singer Cail Baroni attended. The music video features animation from acclaimed graphic designer Beeple, who has worked on concert visuals for the likes of Justin Bieber, Eminem, Katy Perry and many more.
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Stoke-On-Trent’s Black Coast have revealed their single and video “Vodka Smile”.
 
“Vodka Smile” explores a sentiment perhaps many can relate to, after vocalist Charlie Hewitt found himself coming to a personal realisation during the writing process of this song, saying that “Originally the song was written lyrically as a party song, that feeling of being so mangled you have no idea what’s going on.
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In 1990 five blokes from Newcastle called The Screaming Jets took the Aussie music scene by the scruff of the neck and gave a red hot shake.
 
Before they had even signed their first record deal with rooArt Records, the Screaming Jets had already clocked up more than 200 live shows, won the Triple J Battle Of The Bands competition and established themselves as an onstage, no holds barred, powerhouse of Aussie rock n roll.
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Brisbane heavy hitters, Harbor The Code recently dropped their savage new track  “Breakdown The Walls”.
 
Now they have unleashed the accompanying maniacal video.
 
With outbursts of rage, signs of psychosis and a cool, calm and collected therapist (played by Lucy Currie), “Breakdown The Walls” is sure to please those who have a thirst for dark and psychotic nature.
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Sydney‘s Raising Ravens new single “It’s a Trap” has hit the Number 1 spot on Australia’s AMRAP Metropolitan Airplay charts, and has been added to playlists around the world including USA, UK, Canada, Egypt & Brazil.
“It’s a Trap” is a dark pop/rock story exploring the true meaning of fairy tales that people have been fed as truth which glorify and romanticise domestic violence and intimate partner abuse.
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The Destroy All Lines presented Valhalore Intimate & Acoustic tour has been rescheduled due to health and safety concerns for fans and crew, with Canberra now being added to the run of shows.
 
Whilst plugging away at their second heavy album Valhalore are ready to strip it back nationally for the first time, bringing you their unique musical tapestry that is both breathtaking and awe-inspiring in its most authentic and raw form.
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Gold Coast outfit Kobrakai have courted controversy and powerful subject matter with the release of their latest song “Vessels”.
 
The song is essentially written about the mysticism of cults… what are they, how they came to be and why certain people are attracted to them.
 
Is it the leader or the cause?
 
Taking inspiration from the events of the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas in 1993, the release date for “Vessels” also co-insides with the 28th anniversary of the end of that infamous siege.
 
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Words by Luke Scott
Pictures by Nathan Cooper
 
This was my first time at Brightside in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
 
Having “Boys” by Sabrina on the stereo as I walked into the club did throw me off a little, however, the ever-growing crowd of Brisbane’s heavy metal fraternity put me at ease, and I’m guessing the C.D knew that, as “Hanging Tough” by NKOTB rounded out the preshow music with some sweet juxtaposition.
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Sydney hardcore outfit Arteries have recently dropped their crushing new album Outdoor Claustrophobic, a monumental slab of metal that gets better with each listen.
 
For this album, the band elected to go more back to the basics to create a more accessible listening experience, a goal that Arteries have managed to smash out of the ballpark.
 
Guitarists Braithe Selby and Daniel Graham joined HEAVY for a chat about the new album and the process behind it.
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