Ace Frehley Exclusive – The Space Man Returns!

It’s been five years since Rock N Roll Hall of Famer and former KISS guitarist, Ace Frehley, dropped his last solo album, Anomaly. Today sees the release of his long awaited new album and it is a sure fire winner. The Space Man has dished out a stellar piece of work and is on the […]

DEAD CITY RUINS / UGLY KID JOE / SKID ROW @ THE PALACE, MELBOURNE

I think it’s safe to say that anyone who grew up in the ’80s had time for Skid Row. No matter if you hated glam rock, there was always a place for the Skids. Now, this may or may not have been at the hands of Phil Anselmo due to his ongoing praise for the […]

In Conversation With Monster Magnet

“When you’re a kid you really don’t know what the hell you’re doing,” explains Monster Magnet mastermind and chief songwriter, Dave Wyndorf recalling the days of his late 70s punk rock band, Shrapnel.

GWAR Vocalist, Dave Brockie, has died at the age of 50.

According to the Richmond, Virginia based website, StyleWeekly,  GWAR vocalist, Dave Brockie, has sadly passed away at the age of 50. He was found at his home by housemates on Sunday evening (March 23rd) and the cause of death, at this point, is still not known. Brockie formed GWAR in 1984 after the demise of […]

Kadavar, Blues Pills, River Of Snakes, Sun God Replica Live @ Northcote Social Club

Words: Damo Musclecar Photos: Mike Young The Swedish psych rock band, Blues Pills, teamed up with German stoner rockers, Kadavar, to play a handful of shows around Australia that saw them perform at Melbourne’s own Cherryfest and this, the second show of their two-night stand at the Northcote Social Club. Melbourne locals, Sun God Replica, […]

Talking Horror with The Hookers

After almost eight years in the abyss, Kentucky’s heavy metal thunder The Hookers are back, roaring across the USA armed with a relentless powerhouse of riffs. They’re stronger than ever with numerous releases and a menacing sound that will destroy eardrums and posers alike.

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT @ THE PALACE, MELBOURNE

If there is one person who gets it, it’s Devin Townsend. Once a part of UK hard rock mercenaries, The Wildhearts, he went on to singing with Steve Vai, working with Jason Newstead before settling into his own and becoming the genius behind what was the chaotic Strapping Young Lad. Now sitting comfortably upon a […]

Atsuo from BORIS talks about Flood in full ahead of their Australian tour.

BORIS are a band unlike anyone else. They have successfully garnered a cult following across the globe and stretched the boundaries of what is commonly classed as heavy music. With a plethora of releases under their belts, they have decided on touring the album Flood; an hour long mix of mellow soundscapes and heavy drone, […]

LITA FORD @ Prince Bandroom, St Kilda, 23/5/2013

From the moment Lita Ford and her band appeared on stage, there was an extremely positive vibe that immediately filled the room. One of heavy metal’s classic rockers was finally standing before us, dressed to the nines in a skin tight leather body suit and high heeled boots, smiling from ear to ear. She was […]

MONSTER TRUCK – Furiosity (Dine Alone Records)

Possibly one of the coolest bands you will discover this year is Canada’s hard rockin’ Monster Truck. Mixing a little Unida, a touch of The Black Crowes, and the heavy duty powerhouse of Alabama Thunderpussy, these Ontario cats know how to get the party started.

The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer (Party Smasher, Inc.)

I don’t think the world was ever quite ready for The Dillinger Escape Plan. They came out swinging with a genre of music that was still new to the ears of many. Termed ‘Mathcore’ one can say that The Dillinger Escape Plan play up to the term with perfection, smashing through a barrage of abstract […]

The Dead Daisies & Aerosmith Live @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia

When you’re about to open for one of the greatest bands in rock n roll history, you would be forgiven if you were suddenly struck with nerves and stage fright. Well, that is, unless you are The Dead Daisies. This rock n roll super group took to the stage and kicked out the jams with […]

Kylesa: Ultraviolet

Since 2001, Savannah, Georgia’s Kylesa have been continuously delivering some of sludge metal’s best riff filled tunes. Not to stay stagnant, as each album has been released, they have grown their sound, expanding more and more into soundscapes in your mind that you possibly haven’t ventured into before. It’s psychedelic, it’s mellow, it’s prolific and […]

Kylesa’s Philip Cope Interview

Kylesa’s Ultraviolet is an album of expert musicianship and unique time signatures, but does the band really need two drummers? Guitarist and songwriter Philip Cope explains. Sludge metal’s Kylesa have just released Ultraviolet, their latest psychedelic, riff-fuelled masterpiece and an album of mind-bending metal mastery, but the real talking point with the lads from Savannah, […]

Black Star Riders

The decision to change the name of one of the world’s great rock heritage acts from Thin Lizzy to Black Star Riders is really about new beginnings, according to vocalist and guitarist Ricky Warwick. It’s been almost 30 years since the passing of Phil Lynott, one of rock n roll’s greatest frontmen, and when the […]

Black Sabbath Live @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia

Their first Melbourne show in 40 years was met with huge anticipation. Upon entering the venue, we were greeted with the classic War Pigs. First thing noticeable was just how good the sound was. Ozzy Osbourne’s vocals were, to be honest, surprisingly note perfect while the mix was rounded out with Tony Iommi’s solid riffs […]

Eternal Rest: Prophetic

Recorded and mixed by Joe Haley of Psycroptic, Eternal Rest’s debut album, Prophetic, is a heavy dose of extreme Australian death metal. Clearly drawing influences from bands such as Nile and Immolation, Eternal Rest offer up an album of relentless riffs and blistering blast beats. Don’t expect to find much else here though, as the […]

Record Store Day 2013

“WHEN I’VE GOT THE MUSIC, I’VE GOT A PLACE TO GO!” – ‘Radio’, Rancid. For many of those who still buy physical copies of music, the third Saturday in April is bigger than Christmas. It’s a day when a number of limited items by both popular and lesser known bands are scattered across the world […]

Cannabis Corpse East Coast Australian Tour

In the tradition of all good Death Metal bands hailing from the Tampa, Florida region, or those influenced by, Cannabis Corpse follow in their wake as a traditional sounding death metal power trio from Richmond, Virginia that pay tribute to, and worship, the all encompassing awesomeness of Cannibal Corpse and smoking Weed, as if their […]

Dragonforce & The Sword Live @ Billboard, Melbourne, Australia

Armed with endless riffs, orange amps and a pounding drum beat, The Sword kicked off the night with one incredible set. Blasting through 45 minutes of heavy stoner rock and sounding like a cross between Kyuss and Black Sabbath, The Sword’s return visit to Australia shows their sound has grown to monstrous proportions. They just […]

Mammoth Mammoth’s Retreat Residency in September

After a successful tour of every bar, hoochie dive and strip club in Melbourne MAMMOTH MAMMOTH are back bringing their own brand of patented murder fuzz to The Retreat every Thursday night during September. 

Agnostic Front’s Matt Henderson Talks To HEAVY

The name Matt Henderson is more than just a name in the world of hardcore music. Having been involved with 2 of New York City’s most well known and legendary bands, Agnostic Front and Madball, after a 5 year hiatus, he recently teamed up with vocalist Scott Vogel and drummer Nick Jett both from Terror, […]