Words by Jimmy Glinster Pix by Squirty G Wow, what a set-up! 3 separate rooms with 3 separate stages. And the branding was on point with line-up cards on entry, show posters, full day run sheets, beer coasters, table displays and even fully blacked out Halloween Hysteria windows. You couldn’t be mistaken, you’d officially made […] …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 #196 HERE This weekend just feels right. The music is pumping, the live shows are returning and we are getting plenty of albums and requests across the HEAVY desk, so it’s all adding up to PROGRESS!! I have to say I am pumped for Halloween Hysteria this weekend at the Mansfield Tavern […] …Continue Reading

Sydney’s sludge-ridden grind and groove lords Black Rheno are about to cut loose a like rabid dog off its leash for a monster tour. Hitting venues across NSW, VIC, QLD & SA. Celebrating their upcoming single Flea Ridden, and an insanely cool 7″ vinyl split with American noise-rockers Child Bite to be released through Dead […] …Continue Reading

Remember back to the end of 2020? Endless positivity and “Bring on 2021” posts rolled in. Well, 2021 came – and with it, came the hits. Both in song form and unfortunately in the form of more COVID variants, restrictions, lockdowns and live music event and tour and event cancellations. Well, The Faction isn’t here […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS DIGIMAG #58 HERE Firstly, allow me to apologise for the delayed release of both DigiMags this week. I bit the bullet and had my second shot during the week, and it put me out of commission for a couple of days… The important thing is I am alive and back on […] …Continue Reading

The Mansfield Tavern will awaken like the Walking Dead! The Festival that was scheduled to take place among 2021’s Halloween festivities in October and that COVID restrictions put a bullet in, will now celebrate all things spooky in April, just a few weeks shy of the celebration of that *other bloke* who rose from the […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS DIGIMAG #46 HERE This past week has seen some big announcements and releases in Australian music, and as such we have a heap of interviews for you. Pandamic, Gutterfire! and Shihad have new albums out or coming out, so we get the lowdown from all of them, plus we speak with […] …Continue Reading

Yet another music festival has fallen victim to the hated C word, with Halloween Hysteria – which was set down for October 23 at the Mansfield Tavern in Brisbane – left with little alternative than to make an early call to abort. BUT it’s not all doom and gloom with a rescheduled date of April […] …Continue Reading

Despite the increasing setbacks thrown up at us all by a little thing starting with C, the Australian music industry continues to thrive.
This week sees HEAVY feature Mammal on the cover, with the irrepressible as always Ezekiel Ox talking about their upcoming slot at Halloween Hysteria plus whatever else popped into his mind in the 20 minutes we had together.
Continue reading HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS Digi-Mag Issue #38 at HEAVY Magazine – Rock, Punk, Metal Music & Beyond. …Continue Reading