Melbourne rock outfit Instynkt are riding the wave of youth and success, having previously introduced themselves to the world with the songs Dance With Me, Angel In Disguise, Dominatrix and Flower, each song highlighting differing sides to the band’s musical makeup. With the recent release of punchy new single Ride, Instynkt have further solidified their […] …Continue Reading

Generally when you think of solo artists – particularly in heavy metal – you automatic reaction is that a solo artist couldn’t possibly possess all of the necessary skills and attributes to fully flesh out what is required to make a splash on the metal scene. If, like me, you think that way then take […] …Continue Reading

Interview by Simon Russell-White Some things in life are simply worth the wait, and once that wait is finally over we then have the rest of our lives to bask in and enjoy the fruits of the tireless musical works and efforts that come our way. On this occasion being represented with a super slick […] …Continue Reading

By now Slipknot need no introduction. For that matter, Slipknot have needed no introduction from the moment their self-titled debut album forced its way violently into this world, announcing the arrival of a new breed of music that would revolutionalise the sonic landscape like never before. Iowa, Vol 3 (The Subliminal Verses) and All Hope […] …Continue Reading

British rock sensations The Darkness are bringing their Motorheart tour to Australia this October for what promises to be a typically entertaining romp through the two decades of music that comprises The Darkness’ back catalogue. Known as much for their humorous take on music as they are for their scintillating guitar play and the dynamic […] …Continue Reading

Eleven years is a long time in music. Especially with that long of a gap between albums. While many bands would worry their fan base might desert them in favour of an artist with slightly better output, Swedish power metal outfit Dragonland need not worry. Since their debut The Battle Of Ivory Plains in 2001 […] …Continue Reading

Melbourne upstarts The Prize are living proof that no matter the situation, there is a way. Forming in early 2021 during the Global Pandemic, and without the normal music support networks usually available to a fledgling band, The Prize pushed forward regardless. They first set about writing music before establishing their name and by the […] …Continue Reading

Alabama heavy outfit ERRA are currently experiencing the best possible outcome for a touring band. Not only are they currently in Australia and New Zealand supporting The Plot In You and playing at the larger venues, they are also turning straight around after the final show in Wellington and coming back to Australia for a […] …Continue Reading

Melbourne hard rock outfit Firing Squad might be in their infancy, but don’t make the mistake of thinking they are coming in with their baby teeth still intact. Boasting frontman Mick Quee, who honed his pedigree with Western Australian legends Hailmary, Firing Squad not only have the pedigree for success, but also the talent. Quee […] …Continue Reading

Brisbane deathcore outfit As Paradise Falls have ridden a rollercoaster of emotions since their debut EP Save Yourself arrived on the metal landscape in 2014. Overcoming adversity, personal tragedy, and musical uncertainty, the band returned in 2017 with the triumphant album Digital Ritual that diversified their output, exploring a myriad of complexities of the metal/metalcore […] …Continue Reading