If you are a fan of the Melbourne alternative music scene you probably don’t need any introduction to the band Dive Into Ruin. This alt-punk four piece have been a regular on the Melbourne scene since 2005 and they have spent all the years since developing their own unique sound which all comes to a head on their new vinyl Smithereens EP… which has been dubbed the orange beast by the label delivering it to the fans… Rue Morgue Records.
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One of the most ambitious projects of last year was the Murders In The Rue Morgue Vol 1 album, and the great news is it was so successful that Rue Morgue now has Vol 2 well and truly on the way. Once again the album is going to be full of some of Australia’s most creative artists and one of the first people to put his hand up to be involved with the project was Mat Robins from Melbourne’s very own Cicadastone.
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When it comes to albums it has been 33 years between drinks for Melbourne’s own thrash specialists Nothing Sacred. “It was never planned it just kind of happened that way,” says band member Karl Lean.
Planned or not that break never saw Nothing Sacred become forgotten. The band exploded onto Melbourne’s metal scene in the early 1980s and then set it alight with their 1985 Deathwish EP and that was followed up in 1988 with their Let Us Prey album… but then that was sadly it when it came to recorded music from Nothing Sacred – UNTIL NOW!!!!
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This week’s Australian Artists Digimag is perhaps the biggest yet!
We feature interviews with Introspect, Dental Plan, Hellz Abyss and Icarus Lives about their new music, plus we have the single premiere from Dr. Colussus, which is a rollicking number guaranteed to put a smile on your face…Continue Reading

Australia’s very own Rue Morgue Records started off as a dream for acclaimed music photographer John Raptis. That dream started off as wanting to set up an online record store that would eventually become a bricks and mortar store… along the way it evolved into a record label that has just celebrated its second…Continue Reading

Melbourne rock n rollers Riff Raiders have signed to the 4W1 Agency.
To mark the occasion the band have released their latest single “Walk Of Shame”, which will feature on the Murder in the Rue Morgue Volume II compilation (Rue Morgue Records) out April 13.
Watch “Walk Of Shame” below:
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After a year of pandemic lockdown Melbourne artist Karly Jewell is brushing off the musical cobwebs and jumping headfirst into 2021. Not only has Jewell been able to announce that her latest track ‘Dancing With The Devil’ is set to appear on the new Murder In The Rue Morgue Vol II…Continue Reading

At times over the years it has felt like the compilation album is dead and buried. I still remember those days of buying the latest music magazine and then having to get past that sticky stuff (what the hell was that?) to get my prized sampler of new music off the…Continue Reading