Prepare yourselves for a first of its kind experience, concocted in collaboration with Jack Daniels. The BIG FOUR supergroup at Frankie’s Pizza.⁠ Frankies have recruited a collection of the nation’s heaviest metallers, icons of the genre, from all corners of the country, UNITING for this unique exercise in extremity. They’ll be performing one show ONLY, […] …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

Elsewhere on the Gold Coast, Mo’s Desert Clubhouse is hosting more bands from Halloween Hysteria tonight (Friday), with Bare Bones, Mountain Wizard Death Cult, The Black Swamp and Strange Fiction warming your ears up for the main event tomorrow. Gig doors open at 7pm. $20/$25 Tickets (limited capacity).  FREE ENTRY if you show your Halloween […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS DIGIMAG #69 HERE The travelling Under The Southern Stars Festival docks in Queensland this weekend, stopping at Caloundra today before heading to the Gold Coast on Saturday and Brisbane on Sunday so if you are anywhere near those cities and are looking for something to do this weekend get yourself an […] …Continue Reading

However audiences try to define Sydney’s Mountain Wizard Death Cult, there’s no denying the impact their genre-bending brand of bone-crushing and hypnotising metal has in the flesh and on record. With recent signings to Beats Cartel and Blighttown Records, MWDC are set to unleash their latest sonic assault on the senses, Initiation, on March 31. […] …Continue Reading

Sydney purveyors of the heavy riff, Bare Bones, are heading out on the road again (finally), to play a string of East-Coast dates this April, in support of their new single House of Static (out March 25 on Resist Records), the second single released off their upcoming EP release due to see the light of […] …Continue Reading

One of the beautiful things about the Australian music scene being so tight is that members of bands invariably come together and, on special occasions, form a united new group with which to promote their music. One perfect recent example of this is new Sydney hard rock outfit The Rentagades, who are made up of […] …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

Sydney intergalactic metal warriors Astrodeath are one of those once in a generation bands that sees things unlike any of their peers and goes about their daily music business with a minimum of fuss but maximum rewards. 
After taking the novel approach of releasing their self titled debut album as a downloadable attachment to a comic book, the two members (yes, I said two) – frontman and axe slayer Tim Lancken and drummer Yoshi Hausler backed up what could have been a marketable flash in the pan with a hectic touring schedule that saw the likeable duo traverse the country and slay all before them. 
Seldom do you come across a band with this few members that has the massive musical output generated by Lancken and Hausler, and, to top it all off, the two are just dead set likeable characters. 
Which may explain their focus on aliens and monsters and things that go bump in the night in their music…

After releasing their latest single Invasion, which makes up exactly one half of a split EP with Mountain Wizard Death Cult called Wretched Invasion, the boys now turn their attention to their second album, the appropriately named Astrodeath 2, with Lancken stopping in for a chat about the new song and all that goes with it. 
Invasion is an eclectic, sporadic, brutally mesmerizing…Continue Reading

Mountain Wizard Death Cult – as clearly evident by the band name – are an oddity.
Not in the sense that they are strange people, more so the fact that they are a musical enigma, unafraid to swim against the tide and thrust themselves head first into a sea of musical complexity that would threaten to engulf if shown even the slightest contempt.
Their music is both atmospheric and brutal carnage at the same time, a true sum of the parts of each individual member working in unison for a common goal.
Continue reading MOUNTAIN WIZARD DEATH CULT Ramp Things Up With New Single at HEAVY Magazine – Rock, Punk, Metal Music & Beyond. …Continue Reading