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August 4, 2019

When you talk about classic albums shaping genres Cruelty and the Beast by CRADLE OF FILTH sits proudly and menacingly at the top of the tree for extreme music.

In 1998 Cruelty and the Beast was released and showcased the band's hybrid of brutality and macabre romanticism, crafting a concept album based on the life of Hungarian Countess and mass murderer Elizabeth Bathory who tortured and murdered hundreds of young women in the 16th and 17th centuries. The album was both bombastic and grandios...

July 30, 2019

The technical death metal machine that is CARNIFEX will release their vicious new album WORLD WAR X this Friday August 2nd via Nuclear Blast.
 

From the opening title track World War X to closer By Shadows Thine Held, the album is powerful, heavy, menacing and relentless, proving that Carnifex have more than enough ammunition this far into their career.

In the lead up to the release of World War X and the kick off of the Summer Slaughter Tour, we sat down with the bands frontman Scott Ian Lewis...

July 30, 2019

Industrial-tinged and true crime-inspired duo SKYND is the dark creative outlet and the alter ego of its lead singer, Skynd, and producer and multi-instrumentalist Father.

Last year, SKYND arrived on the scene with a debut EP featuring three songs and videos that nodded to infamous serial killers. Chapter 1 included "Elisa Lam," "Gary Heidnik," which features a cameo from Korn frontman and true crime aesthete Jonathan Davis, and "Richard Ramirez."

Since then the band have...

July 13, 2019

Recently Canadian progressive heavy music genius, Devin Townsend announced a very special Australian ‘An Evening With’ solo acoustic tour to tie in with the release of his latest critically and fan acclaimed masterpiece EMPATH.

The intimate evenings will feature Devin performing tracks from across his catalogue, as well as taking part in a Q&A where fans will get to know more about what Devin is up to at this stage in his career, proving to be a unique & special experience for all in attendance....

July 12, 2019

For the two decades the mighty Swedish metal machine known as SABATON have been taking the worlds stereo's and stages by storm.
With eight critically acclaimed gold and platinum selling albums, countless tours and headline spots on some of the biggest festivals around the globe, SABATON have become an unstoppable force in metal and show no sign of slowing down.


After the release of their previous ARIA Charting masterpiece ‘The Last Stand’, Sabaton have regrouped, reloaded and gearing up to top...

July 9, 2019

It’s a big week for Australia’s most brutal death metal exports DISENTOMB.

Not only are they releasing their long awaited new album ‘The Decaying Light’ but also kicking off their massive Aussie tour in support of it including an appearance at the Dead Of Winter Festival in Brisbane.

Nev Pearce spoke to the bands shredder Jake Wilkes for the Everblack Podcast about the new album and it's production, Australian tour, appearance at Dead Of Winter and their love of Jackson guitars!

Check it out HER...

July 2, 2019

After what seems like an eternity, US metal icons Devildriver are finally returning to Australia to appease their rabid legions. It’s been five long years since the band last headlined here and Dez and the boys are primed and ready to make up for lost time!

Armed with their latest release, Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1, and a back catalogue of face melting, circle pit inducing anthems, Devildriver in 2019 are as barbaric as ever and will be on point to deliver the goods in a big ole barrel...

June 30, 2019

Brisbane rock powerhouse Torizon are ready to unleash their unique blend of groove, progressive and heavy rock upon the Australian heavy scene

With the recent release of their debut singles “Falling” and “Shine On” the band are set to take over the airwaves and stages kicking off with their single launch at The Brightside on July 27th with Failed Assimilation and For The Wolves and a slot at the Wallapalooza Festival on the Gold Coast on September 14.

Nev Pearce caught up with Mish from Torizon o...

June 24, 2019

(hed) p.e. return to Australia for an encore run of shows following their successful tour in 2018 (their first in 5 years), thanks to Silverback Touring. The demand from fans was overwhelming. This time they are bringing Florida’s dynamic crossover metallers NONPOINT with them.

Fusing rock, punk, rasta, gansta rap and soul into something truly unique (and affectionately known as G-Punk), (hed) p.e. have been a mainstay in the rock and metal community since forming in 1994. 

Nev Pearce spoke t...

June 23, 2019

One year on from the success of their potent performance at Download Festival Australia, NEW YEARS DAY will touch down for their first-ever Australian headline tour in March 2020.

New Years Day, the U.S. metal five-piece lead by powerhouse Ashley Costello, made their debut Aussie appearances hitting Download’s Avalanche Stage in Melbourne and Sydney last March, immediately setting about performing a killer set and forging plans for a return tour.

Nev Pearce spoke to the bands guitarist Nikki Mi...

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