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[LEGAL STUFF] Choosing a Band or Business Name

You may think that choosing a band name or business name is as simple as coming up with a name that sounds good and suits your band or business, however, legally speaking, there are a lot of other things that need to be considered before you start using a name. Step 1: Google search Once […]

[LEGAL STUFF] Legal Tips For Bands

Forming and operating a band is often thought of as a purely creative endeavour, but any professional band is also a business and, as with any business, there are legal requirements to meet and risks to mitigate. Registering an ABN One of the first steps for any band that intends to earn money is registering […]

Heavy Metal Trivia

  HEAVY is proud to be sponsoring another installment of Heavy Metal Trivia. After the massive success of last year’s event, which was also sponsored by HEAVY, and the demand for more trivia after last year’s event sold out way in advance with over 70 bookings being turned away, Heavy Metal Trivia is back, baby! On Thursday 12th […]

Murder Metal: 13 Metal Songs About Serial Killers

The media love to jump on the bandwagon ridiculously claiming that heavy metal songs have incited people to commit murders, but sometimes it’s the murders that inspire the songs. As a special Friday 13th treat, we’ve compiled a list of the 13 (of course it’d be 13) best songs about serial killers along with some […]

Megadeth Cancel Australian Tour Dates

Megadeth frontman and guitarist Dave Mustaine has announced via the band’s Facebook page and website that Megadeth will be cancelling their Australian tour dates. The message on Megadeth’s website and Facebook page reads as follows: “Due to circumstances beyond its control, unfortunately Megadeth has to cancel their Australian dates. Megadeth’s decision is unrelated to the […]

Scar The Surface on their Debut Album and Australian Tour

Melbourne’s melodic metal/metalcore heroes, Scar the Surface, are mid-way through their biggest Australian tour to date following the release of their long-awaited debut album, From the Shadows to the Fire, and HEAVY caught up with guitarist, Daryl Smeele, before the band heads off on the rest of their tour. Scar the Surface’s debut album, From […]

Mayhem Australian Tour Announced

Notorious, Norwegian black metal legends, Mayhem, will be hitting the Australian East Coast in January 2014 as part of their 30th anniversary tour. Tour dates: January 10th – The Hifi, Melbourne January 11th – The Factory Theatre, Sydney January 12th – The Hifi, Brisbane Tickets on sale Thursday, 10 October 2013 from the following outlets: […]

Meshuggah and Lamb of God Live @ Festival Hall, Melbourne

It seemed like almost every metal fan in Melbourne was spending their Sunday afternoon eagerly awaiting the opening of Festival Hall’s doors at Lamb of God/Meshuggah o’clock (otherwise known as 7pm), or at least that’s what my Facebook newsfeed indicated. Unfortunately, there seemed to be some confusion about the time that the doors opened and […]

Local Supports Announced for Nile & The Faceless Australian Tour

The local supports for the Nile and The Faceless Australian tour in October this year have been announced and are as follows: November 14th – The Hifi, Brisbane supported by Rome November 15th – The Manning Bar, Sydney supported by New Blood November 16th – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne supported by A Million Dead Birds […]

Issue 7 of HEAVY Magazine is Out Now

The much anticipated issue 7 of HEAVY magazine hits shelves today in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia and will be available in the rest of the country on 15 August 2013. Issue 7 of HEAVY is jam packed with awesome articles featuring: King Parrot – get in the cage with King Parrot and […]

Alter Bridge Announce Release Date for New Album

US rockers, Alter Bridge, will release their fourth studio album, Fortress, on 27 September 2013. Fortress was recorded and produced by Michael ‘Elvis’ Baskette, who has also worked with the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus and Trivium and includes 13 tracks ranging from some softer stuff to what their label, Roadrunner Records, describes as […]

Behemoth Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour

Just when you thought October couldn’t possibly get any better,  Behemoth announce their upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour.   The Polish blackened death metal band, Behemoth, will be touring Australia and New Zealand alongside Italian death metallers, Hour of Penance.   Tour dates: October 24th, 2013 – Capitol, Perth October 25th, 2013 – The […]

Vans Warped Tour ’13 Lineup Announced

Finally, the long awaited lineup announcement for the Vans Warped Tour ’13 is here. Tickets go on sale 9am (local time) Thursday, 18 July, 2013. Now, drumroll please… the lucky attendees of the Vans Warped Tour ’13 will get to enjoy the aural delights of: The Offspring Parkway Drive Simple Plan New Found Glory The […]

Ne Obliviscaris Song to be Studied at the Sydney Conseveratorium of Music

Melbourne band Ne Obliviscaris, self described as progressive/extreme/melodic metal with violin, have had their song And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope included in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s teaching curriculum. Professor Matthew Hindson, the Chair of Composition at the conservatorium and renowned classical composer, will analyse the composition of the song.  On the inclusion of the […]

Electrik Dynamite to Launch Showgirls/Steel of Fortune on 7″ Vinyl

Following on from their 2011 release, Hair.Denim.Sex.Metal, Electrik Dynamite are set to blow 2013 away with their latest release Showgirls/Steel of Fortune. Showgirls/Steel of Fortune, which incorporates elements of ’70s hard rock and ’80s heavy metal, is to be released on a double A-side 7″ vinyl and is the first recording with new vocalist, Dan […]

Chimaira To Release New Album Crown of Phantoms

Chimaira have been around for more than a decade, have sold more than a million albums and are now set to release another album filled with their brand of eclectic, hard hitting heavy metal. Over the last few years Chimaira has been plagued with lineup change after lineup change, but that hasn’t slowed them down […]

Sneak Peak of Zebrahead’s New Album Call Your Friends

California based punk rockers, Zebrahead, have released a sneak peak up of their upcoming album Call Your Friends. Call Your Friends was produced by Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Megadeth, Motörhead) and will be released 16 August, 2013 on 3Wise/Sony Music. Check out the sneak peak below.

Lynchmada Release Green River Film Clip

HEAVY is proud to present the exclusive debut of the film clip for Green River, the latest single from gutsy Gold Coast metallers, Lynchmada. Heavy metal veterans, Lynchmada, released their first EP, The Biggest Disappointment is You, in 2003 and have since shared the stage with the likes of Lamb of God, Testament, The Black Dahlia […]

Every Time I Die Australian Tour

Soundwave Touring has, today, announced that US metallers, Every Time I Die, will be touring Australia in October on the back of their latest album Ex Lives. Start saving your cash because tickets go on sale at 9am (local time) Thursday 20 June 2013.  Tour details are as follows: FRI 18 OCTOBER – BRISBANE, THE HI-FI […]

Black Sabbath Release Video for God Is Dead?

Following the release of their latest album, 13, Black Sabbath have, today, released a video for God Is Dead?, the first single from the album. 13 was released 10 June 2013 in Australia and features eight tracks that are reminiscent of ’70s era Sabbath.  The track listing is as follows: End of the Beginning God […]

Lamb of God & Meshuggah Australian Tour

Following this morning’s announcement of a Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice and Men and Crossfaith Australian tour, Soundwave Touring have now announced that Lamb of God and Meshuggah will be touring Australia in September. Tickets are on sale 9am (local time), 14 June 2013 and the tour dates are as follows: FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER […]

Bring Me the Horizon, Of Mice and Men & Crossfaith Australian Tour

Triple J has just announced that Soundwave Touring will be delivering metalcore band of the moment, Bring Me the Horizon, along with Of Mice and Men and Crossfaith to our shores in October. Tickets are on sale 9am, Friday 14 June 2013. The tour dates, hot off the press, are: SAT 5 OCTOBER – BRISBANE, THE […]

Paul Bostaph Returns to Slayer

2013 has been a turbulent year for Slayer with drummer, Dave Lombardo’s, abrupt departure and then the sudden, tragic passing of Jeff Hanneman, but they valiantly soldier on now welcoming back past drummer, Paul Bostaph. Slayer have released the following statement on Bostaph’s return: “SLAYER WELCOMES PAUL BOSTAPH BACK TO THE FOLD. Slayer’s Tom Araya […]

Fear Factory Australian Tour Dates Announced

Fear Factory will be hitting Australian shores in July to play their much loved album, Demanufacture, in full. Soundwave Touring have just announced the following Australian dates: Tickets go on sale 9am local time Thursday 30 May 2013. Thursday 4 July – The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+) via Ticketek.com.au Friday 5 July – UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney […]

Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri Talks to HEAVY

HEAVY talks to Frankie Palmeri, singer of the polarising New York deathcore band, Emmure, about their next album, being able to relate to super-villains and the controversy surrounding his clothing label, Cold Soul Clothing. Emmure’s 2012 release, Slave to the Game, is filled with comic book and video game references, which continues the band’s habit […]

Norma Jean Live @ The Corner, Melbourne, Australia

The band name Norma Jean, apparently inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s real name, doesn’t conjure up images of a ferociously energetic metalcore band that will smash out a set and hang from the lighting rigs, but that’s exactly what they did. An ominous opener saw singer, Cory Brandan, with his back to the crowd, rocking slowly […]

Mastodon Working on New Album

The almighty Mastodon have confirmed that they’re working on a new album via a statement made on the band’s Facebook page yesterday. “For those of you who are interested, Yes we have been VERY busy writing and putting songs together for the next studio MASTODON album, we are down at our space hammering out riffs […]

Soundwave 2014 Line-up Rumours

HEAVY has painstakingly trawled through the tweets of Soundwave promoter, AJ Maddah, along with information from various other sources and contacts, to bring you this list of Soundwave 2014 line-up rumours, which will be updated as and when we hear any juicy new gossip. We’ve had the second line-up announcement and Soundwave head honcho, AJ […]

Untruth Offer Free Download Of New EP

Australian melodic death metal band, Untruth, are offering a free download of their second EP Act II – All Things in Perspective.  Yep, you heard right, a whole EP and you’ll only have to pay zero dollars! Download Act II – All Things in Perspective HERE or check out the song All Things in Perspective […]

Lynchmada Take #2 Spot From Bring Me The Horizon On iTunes

Gold Coast  band, Lynchmada, has stolen the number 2 spot away from metalcore’s band of the moment, Bring Me the Horizon, in the Australian iTunes metal singles chart. In less than a week since its release, Lynchmada’s new single ‘Green River’ has sky-rocketed up the Australian iTunes metal singles chart overtaking fellow Australians, Parkway Drive with ‘Atlas’ […]

Stream Ghost’s New Album Infestissumam


If you’re anything like the team here at HEAVY, you’ve been watching the video of Ghost’s Year Zero repeatedly while crossing off the days on your calendar, counting down to the release of Ghost’s latest album, ‘Infestissumam’. After the unfortunate artwork debacle devastatingly delayed its release by a couple of weeks, ‘Infestissumam’ is now scheduled […]

Special Report: The Stigma Surrounding Body Modifications

HEAVY talks to the incredibly modified Erik ‘the Lizardman’ Sprague (pictured) from the US and the body modification expert and owner of The Piercing Urge studio in Melbourne, Peter Sheringham, to gauge their opinions on the stigma surrounding body modifications. Body modifications like piercings and tattoos are now fairly widely accepted, but why is there […]

HEAVY’s Soundwave 2014 (Aussie Edition!)

We said the last PSWD (post Soundwave depression) graph was going to be the last, but then here we are with another graph.  So we lied.   After nerdily graphing our Soundwave 2013 highlights and our Soundwave 2014 dream lineup, the alluringly attractive HEAVY team (inspect us here then send us dinner date invitations here) […]

HEAVY’s Soundwave 2014 Dream Lineup

As the debilitating case of PSWD (Post-Soundwave-Depression) slowly wears off and life returns to normal, HEAVY is here to inject you with one final glorious shot of our patented HEAVY PSWD curing tonic – our Soundwave 2014 dream lineup.

HEAVY’s Soundwave Highlights

If you’re anything like the team here at HEAVY you’ll be suffering a nasty case of ‘PSWD’ (Post Soundwave Depression) – so nasty, that you will be frantically trying to combat it by continually discussing, reminiscing and reliving the highlights of Soundwave. The word Ghost has been coming up in pretty much every single HEAVY […]

The Jon Dette Interview

With legendary Slayer and Anthrax drummers, Dave Lombardo and Charlie Benante, not touring Australia, their last minute fill in Jon Dette certainly had some big shoes to fill. It was announced that Jon Dette would be filling in on drums for Anthrax a couple of weeks prior to Soundwave and then about a week later, […]

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