One year after the release of their critically acclaimed studio album Strange, Strange Times, Melbourne’s alternative rockers THE UGLY KINGS are heading off on the second leg of their Australian Do You Feel Like You’re Paranoid? Tour with 9 shows in September, October and November.  Right in time before the tour, the four-piece, known for their foreboding alt-rock with blackened […] …Continue Reading

The last two years have seen the regular cycles of pretty much everything disrupted beyond recognition. Back in August of 2021, Melbourne’s alternative rockers THE UGLY KINGS released their hotly anticipated album, Strange, Strange Times, via Napalm Records and have only now been able to get on the road and take those new songs to the people. For the past two […] …Continue Reading

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It’s been a big week in Australian metal, with Melbourne thrash metal masters Desecrator unveiling their latest album Summoning today. Frontman Riley Strong sat down for a chat with Dave Griffiths for this week’s cover, running us through the awesome album and other things happening within the Desecrator camp.
We also catch up with Shihad about their long overdue new album Old Gods, plus Jeff Apter gives us all the latest on his new biography Bad Boy Boogie: The True Story Of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott.
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Words by Matt Gabites
It has to be said, that no matter where you are from, these past 18 months have indeed been strange times. And if you happen to hail from Melbourne, you would have every right to double down and claim it to be strange, strange times.
Fortunately for us, The Ugly Kings do reside in Melbourne, and they have fashioned the absurdity and frustration of the day into 10 brand-new songs of hard rocking power blues.
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The Australian Artists Digital Magazine this week features interviews with a number of local bands who are releasing new music, and it is refreshing to be part of the fight in music we are currently seeing.
The Ascended are our cover stars this week, with frontman Mat Wale joining us to talk about the band’s new single The Dark and their upcoming album.
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Melbourne rock machine The Ugly Kings are preparing to unveil their latest album Strange, Strange Times on Friday, August 13.
The album is a sonic journey detailing the tough times we live in currently, with a blending of blues, grit and rock setting the tone for a bleak outlook where music is the only saviour.
Guitarist Christos sat down with HEAVY to discuss the album, staring with the recently released title track and why it is the perfect introduction into the descent into madness that follows.
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This Friday, August 13, 2021 will see Melbourne’s alternative rockers THE UGLY KINGS release their new and hotly anticipated album, Strange, Strange Times, via Napalm Records.
THE UGLY KINGS may channel the flavor of groups like Queens Of The Stone Age and Danzig, but their distinctive, revitalizing infusion of dark energy is evident while preserving razor sharp, daringly introspective control with clever lyricism, addictive riffage, catchy melodies and a heavy power blues flavor.
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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 August 2021 – CLICK HERE. To see music from previous weeks – CLICK HERE. Act Of Denial […] …Continue Reading

 
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We face yet another weekend of disappointment in Australia, with Melbourne and Sydney currently in lockdown and several other states closely monitoring the situation. There’s too many gigs to itemise, but chances are if you planned on catching a live show in either state this weekend, check with the venue to make sure it’s still going ahead, but I don’t like your chances…
 
To help ease the pain, this week’s DigiMag brings you all the latest from the local scene, starting with our feature cover story on Brisbane’s A Somerset Parade who talk about their killer new single Alpha and lots more.
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Melbourne vintage rockers The Ugly Kings will release their highly anticipated new album, entitled Strange, Strange Times, on August 13, 2021 via Napalm Records.
 
Following 2018’s Darkness Is My Home, which was lauded by the likes of Classic Rock Magazine and Loud Mag upon release, with Strange, Strange Times, the four- piece is poised to turn heads and continues to infuse their foreboding alt-rock with blackened blues and gritty punk edge.
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