The biggest lineup of live bands to ever shake the Northern Territory is ready to descend upon this unholy land and awaken hungry souls who’ve yearned for live music for three long and treacherous years! Blacken Open Air reluctantly succumbed to the horrors of the world the last couple of years but returns in 2022 […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY DIGIMAG #210 HERE This week Australia pays respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the annual NAIDOC week honouring their history, culture and achievements. And what better way to further that respect than by featuring one of this country’s best Aboriginal metal bands on the front cover? Southeast Desert Metal have […] …Continue Reading

Blending a variety of genres including, but not limited to, sludge, hardcore and black metal, Sydney metal outfit Lo! come with a fearsome reputation. Not in the way you might expect, but more a reputation built around their intense and captivating live performances that ooze venomous intent with every note struck in anger. With the […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS DIGIMAG #80 HERE There’s some big things coming up in the Australian music calendar, with the next one the travelling Monolith Festival headlined by Karnivool and Cog. HEAVY caught up with Cog’s drummer Lucius Borich earlier this week to chat about the shows and other things happening with the band. Our […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS DIGIMAG #79 HERE Blacken Open Air 2022 is less than two months away now and one of the biggest acts to perform over the three day event is extreme metal masters Psycroptic. The boys have been hard at work on new material as well, which Jason tells us all about in […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY DIGIMAG #204 HERE Cover photo supplied and taken by Alex Morgan Imaging Music in general is finally starting to spread its wings around the globe once more, with Rock, Punk and Metal all seeing a welcome return to our ears and stages. After three years of silence, Australia’s premiere metal festival Blacken Open […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS DIGIMAG #71 HERE HEAVY music is back ladies and metalheads, with recent festivals proving that Aussie bands more than stack up against the international heavyweights. Last weekend’s Halloween Hysteria proved that with three stages full all day and half the night with Aussie talent and not an unkinked neck could be […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY DIGIMAG #197 HERE Welcome to another wrap-up of the last week in heavy metal. As usual, we have plenty to get through, starting with the cover feature this week from Truth Decayed. These guys have released an awesome debut album, and join HEAVY to chat about what to expect from the band moving […] …Continue Reading

After the disappointment of last year, Blacken Open Air has taken aim and fired up for a renewed effort this year from July 29 to August 1. How far would you go to attend a heavy metal camping festival in the heart of Australia? How about a 40,000 km return trip, nearly the circumference of […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY DIGIMAG #191 HERE The mighty Hammerfall return with their new album this week, so what better band to have grace the cover of this week’s DigiMag? We also catch up with Massic ahead of their festival appearance and chat to frontman Simon about more than just their next performance… There’s a heap of […] …Continue Reading