After suffering the fate of many other festivals around the world last year, it seems like the organisers of Blacken Open Air have vowed to make this years line up even better than ever to make up for lost time.
Headlined by Thy Art Is Murder, Psycroptic and Amyl And The Sniffers, Blacken brings bands and fans from all over the nation to celebrate rock, metal and punk music in the Dead Centre of the country.
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2020 was an unprecedented shit show of unpredictable unforeseeable chaos, disruption and all-round turmoil. The complementary soundtrack to this malevolence was courtesy…Continue Reading

Tasmanian outfit Roadkill are putting the finishing touches to their latest album which will be out in mid-2021.
In the meantime, the band has released an EP made up of leftover songs from previous album Ruled By Machines.
The Lock Down EP features the production work of Joe Haley (Psycroptic), as well as…Continue Reading

Here are some of the noteworthy metal / rock singles to be released this week! Browse and listen below. For singles from previous weeks – CLICK HERE. To see all the most anticipated albums for November 2020 – CLICK HERE. To see new albums released this week – CLICK HERE. Annisokay…Continue Reading

Australia-based, tech-death masters Psycroptic reveal a music video for the title track off their new EP The Watcher Of All, which comes out this Friday, November 27 on Agonia Records (physical release) and Prosthetic Records (digital release).
Seven albums deep and with absolutely nought chance of slowing down, Psycroptic continue to reinvent…Continue Reading

Everyone keeps telling me things slow down closer to Christmas but that’s certainly not the case when it comes to Australian artists!
This week we have Red Sea gracing the cover, with vocalist Erica Bowron catching up with Olivia Reppas for a casual chat that manages…Continue Reading

Here are the new records that will be coming out this week! If you’d like to see releases added to the list for future weeks, contact us by clicking here. To see all the most anticipated albums for November 2020 – CLICK HERE. To see music from previous weeks – CLICK…Continue Reading

New York veterans Tombs are better described as “black metal adjacent” than straight black metal. Like Germany’s Bethlehem or Sweden’s Shining, the band’s divergent influences make its connection to black metal more nominal than a stylistic pigeonhole. Over the past 13 years, Mike Hill has kept Tombs going through manyContinue Reading

Less than a year since their debut album The Dead Are Screaming, Werewolves are back with their sophomore full-length What A Time To Be Alive which will be out via Prosthetic Records on January 29.
The Australian death metal trio – featuring Dave Haley (Psycroptic, Ruins, King), Matt Wilcock, and Sam Bean…Continue Reading