WITH BLUE Deliver Some Pleasure Lies

Since forming back in High School in 2018 Brisbane’s very own WITH BLUE have been making a name for themselves within the city’s music scene and now they have branched out even further with the release of their Pleasure Lies EP. Recently HEAVY Magazine’s Dave Griffiths sat down and had a chat with Jarryd Pollock […]

NAUTICAL MILE Turn Up The Embers

As Australia begins to open back up Perth’s Nautical Mile are eager to get things rolling again. While the country has been lockdown they have signed a deal with a US record label and have released an EP that many are saying is there best yet. Now as the band prepares to do some local […]

LALCHAND Gives Us The View From Here

Take one listen to Melbourne artist LALCHAND’S brand new The View From Here EP and the first thing that hits you is not only his own talent but also the skills of the amazing people he managed to bring together to work on it. Of course by now you have probably heard his brand new […]

EMECIA Take Us Behind Jouska

Adelaide post-hardcore group EMECIA have just dropped a single that no radio presenter wants to try and announce on air – Jouska. When HEAVY Magazine’s Dave Griffiths caught up with the band’s vocalist Scott Middin he laughed at how people have tried to pronounce the title. “I think most people struggle with our band name […]


The rise of Aussie metalcore outfit Patient Sixty-Seven over the past 12 months has been nothing short of amazing. Hailing from Perth the band’s mantra of delivering heavy music with meaning has really paid off over the past few years with the band amassing 2 million streams in just the last year alone. Now the […]

ASPY JONES Hits The Fast Lane

Rock musician Aspy Jones has overcome a lot in his life. Aspy has Autism and high level anxiety and he uses that to fuel the music that now sees him labelled one of the most important up and coming musicians on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Aspy wishes to use his own struggles and perseverance […]

The Arrival of SON OF A SHOTGUN

The premise behind the brutal SON OF A SHOTGUN was simple. It was a project for BLOOD RED THRONE’S Ivan ‘Meathook’ Gujiic to mix his love of Southern Rock with brutal metal… but as Paul Kelly was said ‘from little things big things grow.’ Today Meathook as a full roster of talented musicians by his […]

HELLSWORD Lay Cold In The Grave

As parts of Europe open back up after the Covid pandemic bands such as Slovenia’s HELLSWORD are finally able to get out and once again ply their skills to the fans who have been patiently waiting for it. When HEAVY Magazine’s Dave Griffiths recently caught up with the death metal trio they were not only […]

It’s Time For HERETIC To Feast

What started as one man’s project in Brazil has now turned into one of the world’s most interesting metal bands. For Guilherme Aguiar Leal HERETIC started as a way for him to experiment mixing what we would call ‘world music’ with metal. The blend worked better than he expected, and was soon named Oriental Metal, […]


A chat with The Night Flight Orchestra is much like their albums – serious but fun. Recently HEAVY Magazine’s David Griffiths spoke to the band’s David Andersson and discovered that just like their fans that their new album Aeromantic II was the album that the band needed in order to escape the panademic funk that […]

LITTLE KING Want To Amuse De Q

There are just some artists that when you sit down to chat to you soon realise that they are such great people that you’d love them as a friend. HEAVY Magazine’s Dave Griffiths recently discovered that when he sat down to chat to Ryan Rosoff the frontman of Little King. The conversation not only got […]

TARDUS MORTEM Begin The Armageddon

Hailing from the Danish underground blackened death metal outfit Tardus Mortem are about to take the world by storm with their brand new album Armageddon that is now slated to be released on November 5. Recently the whole band sat down with HEAVY Magazine’s Dave Griffiths to not only talk about how the album was […]

FABRIZIO GROSSI Gives Us That Soul Garage Experience

As one of the most gifted bass guitarists to ever grace this planet Fabrizio Grossi has worked with the likes of Slash, Glenn Hughes and Steve Vai, but even he was afraid to take that next stop and release a debut album. Recently HEAVY Magazine’s Dave Griffiths sat down and chatted to Fab about his […]

BLOODPHEMY Deliver A Blood Sacrifice

For Dutch death metal band Bloodphemy the last eighteen months have been a pretty strange time. The band has been sitting on their new material like angry lions waiting to get out on stages to unleash it. Now they no longer have to wait at all. Recently HEAVY Magazine’s extreme expert Dave Griffiths chatted to […]

CARCASS Talk Torn Arteries

It might have been a few years between drinks for death metal legends Carcass but as HEAVY Magazine’s Dave Griffiths found out when he sat down to talk to the band’s front man, Jeff Walker, they certainly still have their bite. Walker is in a matter-of-fact mood throughout the interview and while he is quick […]

FROM ASHES TO NEW Beat Those Quarantine Blues

Perhaps the old saying should be ‘even rock-stars get the blues’ because when HEAVY Magazine’s Dave Griffiths caught up with From Ashes To New on board their tour bus he learnt that just like many of us the band found themselves in a real slump in the early days of the Covid forced lockdowns. The […]

DIVE INTO RUIN Smash It To Smithereens

If you are a fan of the Melbourne alternative music scene you probably don’t need any introduction to the band Dive Into Ruin. This alt-punk four piece have been a regular on the Melbourne scene since 2005 and they have spent all the years since developing their own unique sound which all comes to a […]

DESECRATOR Answer The Summoning

We might be in and out of lockdowns but this month really has seen the return of one of Australia’s best thrash metal bands – Desecrator. Nearly two years ago the band were on a mega high – they were touring Europe with Airbourne and while that sounds like a big deal within itself the […]

CICADASTONE Talk Murders In The Rue Morgue

One of the most ambitious projects of last year was the Murders In The Rue Morgue Vol 1 album, and the great news is it was so successful that Rue Morgue now has Vol 2 well and truly on the way. Once again the album is going to be full of some of Australia’s most […]

BROKEN EARTH Deliver A Case Of Somniphobia

There is very little doubt that Broken Earth are rising stars in the Australian metalcore scene. The Sydneysiders first single Dance In The Dark saw them quickly gain radio play and now the band have returned with the deeply personal Somniphobia which has also nicely been added to the airwaves right around this big country […]

From FAKE NEWS To Everyday Warrior

In their short history Queensland punk outfit have certainly seen the highs and lows of the music industry. From getting to open for bands like Bodyjar and 28 Days through to seeing the last twelve months become a time of no gigs and band member changeovers it has been a wild ride for the boys […]

ALBUM REVIEW: SEETHER – Wasteland The Purgatory EP

Despite the success that the band has had over the years I have always thought that Seether are a muchly under-rated band. When it comes to hard rock there isn’t much that these guys haven’t achieved, and let’s be honest no hard rock compilation is complete without tracks like Remedy or Fake It being included. […]


There is not doubt that the past twelve months have hit the Australian music scene hard. Shows have been cancelled, festivals put on hold and in a sad state of affairs some artists who had steady gigs are having to turn away from music to make a crust. “I don’t know how my crew have […]


American thrash metal outfit Flotsam And Jetsam have been going in one form or another since the early 1980s. Recently HEAVY Mag’s Dave Griffiths caught up with their front man Eric ‘A.K.’ Knutson to chat about their fourteenth studio album Blood In The Water. During the interview Knutson tells HEAVY that the last year has been one of the most prolific […]


HEAVY Mag’s Dave Griffiths has been working as a music journalist for 25 years now and when he recently caught up with the legendary Gary Numan to talk about his new album – Intruder – he said it was one of the most frank and honest interviews that he had ever recorded. In the interview Numan not only chats […]

ZERO THEOREM Deliver A New Threat

To celebrate the limited edition deluxe release of the combined two-part “The Killing” EP series, Los Angeles based Alt.Metal band Zero Theorem has teamed with renowned producer Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, Hell Yeah, In This Moment, Papa Roach) on a new mix of “Threat” that features Violent Idols, a group known for AEW star Jon Moxley’s […]


Covid lockdown caused a lot of people to do some very strange things! On the other hand it also saw some artistic people decide that it was a good time to become really creative. That was certainly the case for Canadian band Beyond Deviation who decided that lockdown was a great opportunity to set out to set […]


When it comes to albums it has been 33 years between drinks for Melbourne’s own thrash specialists Nothing Sacred. “It was never planned it just kind of happened that way,” says band member Karl Lean. Planned or not that break never saw Nothing Sacred become forgotten. The band exploded onto Melbourne’s metal scene in the […]

BISON Make A Perfect Mistake

  If you loved Nu-metal and lived in Melbourne during the late 1990s then chances are you were a fan of Australia’s very own kings of the genre – Bison. The band were the cream of the crop during their tenure from 1998 to 2005… and now the band are back with new music… and some […]

ADRIAN NARAYAN Explores The Reptile Mind

From the moment Fijian-born musician Adrian Narayan heard metal music he knew he wanted to be a musician. In the early days he grew up on a healthy diet of Limp Bizkit and Korn today Narayan has been wowing Melbourne audiences with his prog/metal style and he recently released a new single titled Fight Friend […]


The last couple of months have been a busy time for Byron Bay’s favorite sons In Hearts Wake. The band have finally been able to hit the road and continue their postponed tour, they have released new environmentally friendly vinyl and now the band have been added to the bill for the Full Tilt Festival alongside […]

FANGZ Serve It Up Loud

As the Australian live music scene starts to open back up after the dreaded pandemic lockdown Young Henry’s are helping things along by announcing new Best Served Loud shows featuring talent including Seaside, VOIID, FANGZ and Full Flower Moon Band. Because of that this week Dave Griffiths sat down and had a chat with the boys from FANGZ to find out what they have […]

REVOID Reimagine

It has been a wild ride for the boys from Brisbane metalcore outfit Revoid over the past 12 months. While the boys are prepping for big things to come in 2021 the success and interest in their single Cut Me Down saw the band go away and focus on the track so much that they begun to reimagine […]


For those that like their metal with a little bit of a harder edge one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2021 is Dead Animal Assembly Plant’s Bring Out The Dead. Many fans thought the band were long over-due for a new album and the band decided not to disappoint by dropping one of the best […]

FEATURED Get A Little Girly

A pioneer of the industrial scene Julian Beeston has recently turned his attention to his new project Featured. The idea was to deliver a little bit of girl power by bringing in the best female vocalists from around the world to record Julian’s lyrics after his as normal brilliant beats. As Julian talks to HEAVY Mag’s Dave Griffiths he chats […]


If you are a fan of Black Coast then the last month has been pretty exciting for you with the release of not one but two new singles – Paradise and Vodka Smile. The two singles are from the band’s forthcoming debut album that is due out later in 2021. The band have used the last twelve months to […]

Cleaning The House With INDOORSMEN

2020 was a frustrating year for Chicago punk rockers Indoorsmen. The band formed and were all ready to go but then the dreaded pandemic hit. Instead of wasting time though the band put together some new music and the result will be debut EP Cleaning House Part 1 which is out now… and if you love the […]

The Dusty Winds Of IVY GOLD

The German rock scene has recently been pretty excited by the arrival of Ivy Gold – a band that seems to have found the perfect mix of hard rock and blues. So why the excitement? Well really this is an all-star band. Tal Bergman (who has played for Sammy Hagar and Billy Idol) is on the skins, Anders Olinder (Peter Gabriel) is on […]

CRYPT CRAWLER Look To The Future Usurper

Perth death metal outfit Crypt Crawler were just gearing up for big things when the dreaded pandemic hit. The band had already made a name for themselves in Perth and a national tour looked to be next on the list. While all that got put on hold Crypt Crawler got busy though and finished off their […]


Melbourne band A Gazillion Angry Mexicans are back in 2021 with an amazing new album, titled Blood Rainbow, set to drop later this year. The band have just given us a first taste of what is to come with their new single Plume and they recently sat down with Dave Griffiths to tell HEAVY what fans can expect from the soon […]

Escape With DIP

Sydney alternative outfit Dip have given Australia the first taste of their soon to be released EP when they dropped their new single Fire Escape. Excited about the release band member Dil Harre recently sat down to have a chat with Dave Griffiths about the track. Vocalist Dil Harre explains, “the chorus ‘sometimes I wish the world would explode so we could all die […]

CICADASTONE Put One In The Cold Chamber

Mat Robins is one of the nicest guys in the Melbourne music scene and when he isn’t producing or helping other artists with their music he is busy with his own band – the might Cicadastone. Well the boys have been hard at work over the past few months and the result is the magnificent new […]


Radio stations right around Australia have called it one of the biggest party bangers of 2021, and they are not wrong. Hailing from NSW St Sinner And The Revelators have surprised everybody with their awesome track Dead For The Weekend. To find out a little bit more about the band who have released such a killer track and […]


Sunshine Coast indie rockers Swimsuit Issue have had a pretty busy start to 2021 with the release of two singles and are now preparing for the release of their forthcoming debut album. Recently frontman Danny sat down with Dave Griffiths to talk about their singles and of course the album which has everybody waiting with baited breath. Take a […]

HEARTLINE Call For A Sinking Warmth

If you are part of the Adelaide heavy music scene then you will have known that Heartline have been a band to watch for quite awhile now. The band exploded onto the scene at a very early age and very quickly made those stages their own. With the respect of the local scene earned the band […]

THUNDER Making All The Right Noises

It is through times of adversity when the true nature of a band really shines through. That has certainly been the case for rock legends Thunder over the past twelve months. The band have been wanting to release their latest album All The Right Noises for awhile now but a pesky little thing called a pandemic stopped […]

BASTERDS Hanging By A Thread

Canadian metalcore band Basterds are back with a brand new single “By A Thread” and this week HEAVY Magazine sat down with the band to chat about the track and to also find out a little about their album which will be released later this year. Take a listen to the interview in full here:  

Get Connected With SUDDEN WAVES

With track titles like “F**k Cancer” you know that these hardcore guys from Montreal don’t much around. Not only that but their new album We’re All Connected is written straight from the heart. Recently SUDDEN WAVES sat down with HEAVY Magazine to go through the tracks on the album and to talk a little bit about what the band […]


2020 was supposed to be a year of celebration for Swedish prog outfit WOLVER. It supposed to be the year the band dropped their debut album – Act 1: It Starts With A Bow – and then they would hit the European circuit to promote it. That’s not what happened though, instead they found themselves in lockdown. […]

One Step Closer With JEFF BLUE

There is no doubt about it Jeff Blue knows what it takes to make it in the music industry – after all this was the man that discovered Linkin Park and then fought for them through rejection after rejection to get them the record deal that propelled them to international stardom. In his new book One Step Closer Blue […]