When it comes to walking your own path musically you won’t find much more of a dominant presence than Sydney metal outfit Mountain Wizard Death Cult. Their music draws from a plethora of heavy metal genres without ever fully darting too deep into any one particular rabbit hole, making it impossible to pigeonhole their music […] …Continue Reading

Aussie blackened sludge purveyors of metal Lo! have today released their fourth studio album The Gleaners, an album which looks set to further solidify the band’s growing reputation following the critically acclaimed 2017 album Vestigial. A sonic blast of intensity dispersed over nine visceral anthems, The Gleaning captures Lo! at their breathtaking best and details […] …Continue Reading

Out Now Review by Kris Peters No, it’s not an April Fools Prank. Melbourne extreme doom metal outfit Mammon’s Throne have indeed dropped their second album, and, being self-titled, shows the band are confident they have delivered the musical goods. Album opener and single Return Us To The Stars kicks in on the back of […] …Continue Reading

March 3 Independent I remember seeing Munt play live somewhere and being blown away by the sheer ferocity of their music and performance, but I also remember questioning whether their music would have the same effect on me in the recorded medium. Well, now’s my chance to find out as I sit down to review […] …Continue Reading

Cannibal Culture is the new single from Australian blackened sludge veterans Lo!‘s forthcoming album The Gleaners, out April 7 via Pelagic Records. Directed by Lo! bass player Adrian Shapiro, in Cannibal Culture we awake to a grim representation of modern man, the contemptuous clown of capitalism. Applying his “human” face to greet the world. “I […] …Continue Reading

Melbourne stoner/sludge/groove/doom band Goat Sharman are making the trip to the nation’s capital this weekend for the Canberra Metal Festival featuring Misery, Psycroptic, Abramalin, Werewolves, Alarum, Black Rheno and more. The band have steadily gone about building a loyal, solid fan base since their inception in 2018 and released their debut self-titled EP early in […] …Continue Reading

Seldom does a band undergo such a sonic metamorphosis so early in their career as Brisbane doom riff machine Dark Moon Society. Starting life in 2017 as more of a punk-influenced band – as evident by their debut single Night Demon – Dark Moon Society recently released their second track The Reaper, a more sludge-driven, […] …Continue Reading