With live music finally getting back to an acceptable level, Brisbane’s first full-scale one day metal festival, Ye Gods Of Metal, returns to The Back Room at Chardon’s Corner Hotel in Annerley to wreak havok on your senses. Proudly presented by Namiado Pty Ltd, this year’s metal fest is headlined by Brisbane legends Amicable Treason, […] …Continue Reading

VIEW HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS DIGIMAG #44 HERE There’s plenty happening on the local metal front this week, with Minus Life featuring on the cover speaking with Simon Russell-White, who is making a mini comeback of sorts with HEAVY. We also speak with The Dreadful Tides and Mermaid Waters about their new music, plus Shannon-Lee Sloane […] …Continue Reading

After a couple of aborted attempts, Melbourne masters of metal Frankenbok are hoping the Metal Gods are finally smiling on them with a planned three-day smash and run visit to Queensland.
After heading up the coast to Eleven Dive Bar on September 10 and headlining Moondoll Festival the following day (more details to come), Frankenbok finish the run of shows with a Sunday afternoon of metal at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse with PistonFist, Odius and Beast Machine.
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With the uncertainty of lockdown has cleared – for now – many venues are still struggling to meet their obligations for live music with interstate bands currently unable to tour.
Enter Eleven Dive Bar in Maroochydore who have bypassed this potential dearth of live music by filling Friday and Saturday bills this weekend with Queensland talent.
Tonight (Friday) sees Therein, Void Matter and Odius take to the stage, with the Saturday line-up featuring Fun With Explosives, Adriatic and PistonFist.
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HEAVY has been asked to submit a Spotify Playlist for Saviour Management for their Music Industry Picks which has gone out live now.
To see what songs we put forward hit this link https://open.spotify.com/playlist/56V7movvC0apPcOTCbuHOA?si=258723b39db74bc3
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With the Moondoll Festival at the Mansfield Tavern only weeks away HEAVY will spend the next three weeks talking to some of the headlining acts to give you a taste of what is in store.
This week we catch up with Mark E from The Mercy Kills to talk about their role in Moondoll and other things happening in The Mercy Kills camp.
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After falling victim to COVID last year Brisbane’s Moondoll Music Festival returns in 2021 with renewed focus and a new venue and promises to be one of the festival events of the year on the Australian calendar.
Featuring the cream of musical talent from Australia and New Zealand, this year Moondoll expands to include two stages –  the Heavy Mag/Rock Arena Stage and the Good Call Live/Garden Room Stage.
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Northern NSW hard rock/metal outfit Beast Machine have emerged from the shadow of COVID armed with a new resolve and a fresh arsenal of music.
With a solid reputation for their live performances, the duo have spent the last 18 months readying themselves for when the inevitable time comes that they can hit the road but once more, but rather than store up existing material and delay its release, Beast Machine instead elected to utilize the time to write songs for what will be a new album later this year.
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By Luke Scott
Metal of Honor presented Southside Of Hell, a collection of live metal bands from Brisbane, supporting Black Rheno from Sydney on their National Tour.
Mansfield Tavern did a fantastic job of hosting the event, with the venue, food and staff being of fine quality all day/night.
Initial gripes: none really, walking in on Dr Parallax’s set was a good way to get a feel for the room, both atmospherically and sound-wise.
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After decimating crowds around the country for over two decades Frankenbok could easily rest on their laurels and survive by name alone.
They could, but they won’t.
After the recent return of arguably their best vocalist in Dan McDougall, Frankenbok have been writing new material and honing their craft almost in secrecy for the last 18 months.
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