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Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 1:00pm

Australian songwriting stalwart Paul Dempsey is hitting the road. 

 

It comes in support of the fourth single taken from Strange Loop, the slinky and seductive Blindspot. 

 

Strange Loop debuted in the Top 5 of the ARIA Albums Chart upon its release in May 2016, and has been receiving stellar reviews ever since. 

 

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:29pm

Top Five Instruments

 

Ney (Turkish reed flute) - It can’t get any simpler and purer than this. Simple bamboo which grows in the Mediterranean part of Turkey. You have seven holes and blow inside the bamboo flute. Your breath whirls inside the bamboo and you get the most haunting, mystical sound.
 
Frame Drum – It’s a 100 percent organic instrument, there is nothing...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 10:37am

Boris will be returning to Australia on behalf of a special anniversary tour. 

 

One of their most revered albums, Pink, is turning ten. To celebrate, the Japanese act will be performing it in full in what's promising to be one of the loudest shows of the year. 

 

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 1:23pm

 

While the collapse of Soundwave left a sizable gap in the Australian heavy music festival calendar, the good news is new mini festivals including Thrash Blast Grind fest are slowly filling the void.
 
Sydney groove metal kings Black Rheno kicked off the Melbourne leg of the tour. “Melbourne, this is the place to be,” commanded vocalist Ryan Miller, gesturing to the front...

Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 2:29pm

Against Me! are heading Down Under for a national tour, joined by Melbourne legends Camp Cope. 

 

They will be in the country as part of the Groovin The Moo lineup, heading our way off the back of their latest album Shape Shift With Me. 

 

Recently, frontwoman Laura...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:47pm

 

How did you get involved in Thrash, Blast & Grind? Youngy from King Parrot gave us a call and asked if we were interested in jumping on a national tour with them, Psycroptic, Revocation and Whoretopsy, and of course we said “Hell yes.” 
 
 
How important is the DIY approach to the live heavy music scene?There is a really vibrant community here and everyone seems...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:37pm

 

The last date of Chairlift's Australian tour fell on a Wednesday, and if one was serious about beating the mid-week blues, there was no better place to be. An evening filled with the Brooklyn synth pop stars’ signature hypnotic vibes, with support from Confidence Man and The Harpoons, served as the perfect panacea.  
 
Confidence Man brought the house down with raw retro...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 5:27pm

History is unforgiving. 

 

Someimes bands find themselves dropping politicized, socially-aware records that time reveals to be almost laughably sincere. Every once in a while, a work comes along like For Blood And Empire, Anti-Flag’s magnum opus and a savvy statement with a pertinence and staying power that means it feels as vital today as when it was first released.
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Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 12:03pm

It’s an understatement to suggest Superheist founding member DW Norton isn’t exactly having the greatest of days. “It’s been hell,” Norton says. “I’ve been stuck in traffic all day. I’m driving down to the Mornington Peninsula from Melbourne at the moment. I live down in the Peninsula … But, you know, traffic sucks.”

 

Although bumper-to-bumper gridlock mightn’t be ideal, at...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 1:12pm

Dave Haley is a busy man. The 36-year-old may be best known as the drummer for Tasmanian technical death metal luminaries Psycroptic, but that’s not his full-time gig.

 

“I do about four or five different things to get by,” says Haley. “My main gig is running Direct Touring, a touring and booking agency. I do that and teach drums and a bit of this and a bit of that.”
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