Words by Jimmy Glinster Pix by Rashid AlKamraikhi Thanks to the impending school holidays and the general cluster fuck of Southeast Queensland traffic, I rocked up fashionably late to Odius riffing the shit out of the place with their fresh twist on old-school thrash metal. Their performance was relentless and threatening, and their windmills of […] …Continue Reading

HEAVY Mag turns 10 this year, and to celebrate have been hosting birthday parties around the country. Now, it’s Brisbane’s turn, with the Mansfield Tavern hosting a special day of live entertainment on Saturday, August 20. With 15 bands playing from midday to midnight on the one stage, HEAVY has decided to split the announcement […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS DIGIMAG #75 HERE One of the things I love most about Aussie music is the consistency we seem to churn out awesome bands. Take, for example, this week’s cover band IBVS. These Gold Coast masters of metal haven’t even released their first EP yet, but already you can hear that they […] …Continue Reading

May 13 Seldom do local metal bands garner the same passion and following as Brisbane groove/metal/hardcore merchants Massic. From the outset, Massic have been a marked band, with the undeniable talent oozing from the vocal chords and fingers of the five members commanding respect, but also heightening expectation. Live on stage, Massic have always been […] …Continue Reading

Brisbane heavy outfit Massic decimated the eardrums of the nation with their 2018 debut album Redshift, a sweltering melting pot of hardcore and groove that was backed up by a ferociously addictive live show. Then, as happened the world over, the band hit a stumbling block in the form of a virus that stopped the […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY DIGIMAG #201 HERE Due to some personal matters I have only had time to put out one digital magazine this week, so you are in effect getting a super version of your weekly metal round up! Brisbane hardcore/groove outfit Massic are our cover feature this week, talking about their new album Cognisant which […] …Continue Reading

Brisbane-based metal/hardcore stalwarts Massic have announced the release date of their long-anticipated sophomore album Cognisant. The result of more than two years of effort that saw the band navigate the pressures of the global pandemic and internal health issues, Cognisant builds significantly on their enthusiastically received 2018 debut Redshift. Cognisant sees a massive upping-of-the-ante on […] …Continue Reading

Halloween Hysteria III hits Brisbane this weekend at the Mansfield Tavern with the best line-up of national bands to descend on Brissy in a very long time. Rock out to bands like Spiderbait, King Parrot, Clowns, Stepson, Black Rheno, RedHook, Diskust, From Crisis To Collapse, Massic, Flaming Wreckage, Bare Bones, Mountain Wizard Death Cult, Smoking […] …Continue Reading

Brisbane-based metal/hardcore stalwarts Massic have announced the release date of their long-anticipated sophomore album Cognisant for May 13. The result of more than two years of effort that saw the band navigate the pressures of the global pandemic and internal health issues, Cognisant builds significantly on their enthusiastically received 2018 debut Redshift. Cognisant sees a […] …Continue Reading

Halloween Hysteria III is just around the corner and our friends at Hysteria are offering HEAVY readers a FREE double pass. Featuring a swag of this countries best bands, including King Parrot, Clowns, Stepson, Spiderbait, RedHook, Black Rheno, Diskust, From Crisis To Collapse, Massic, and plenty more, Halloween Hysteria III will be held at the […] …Continue Reading