Live Review: RAW POWER + Hostile Objects at Factory Theatre, Sydney on 30/11/17

The audience was but a smattering to witness the five-piece punkers Canine who were on first. The sweet but slightly menacing intro belied the power they soon threw down. Canine played part stoner groove and hardcore here all with Tara Jaynes Cookie monster vocals. These gals and guys meant business and had chops which shined […]

PROPAGANDHI ‘Victory Lap’

Victory Lap kicks off this new album in fine form, with pedal-to-the-metal punk rock and wearing their hearts on their sleeves, showing that Propagandhi has lost no power in their time between albums. Though it’s been five years, there’s no way these Canadians have been idle – touring the world and staying quite politically active (check […]

TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET ‘Stealing The Covers’

Stealing the Covers by Teenage Bottlerocket is a brilliant release and it’ll garner the band many new listeners, especially for lovers of catchy, pop-punk rock. It’s the seventh album from Teenage Bottlerocket, and about the third on label Fat Wreck Chords: owned by Fat Mike of NOFX, and home currently to bands like Frenzal Rhomb, CJ Ramone, […]

[INTERVIEW] DARK HORSE

The singer of Dark Horse, Dennis, says of the new album, titled Bomb Thrower, “It’s a good representation of how we sound live. Check out the songs on the album and read the lyrics, hopefully, you can take something from it. Also, come to a show and get your face blown off.” 100% agreed, they’ll blow […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] MINDSNARE ‘Unholy Rush’

  ‘Unholy Rush’ is the sixth release by Mindsnare and what a mammoth opus it is! The ‘Snare have been absent of both recording and playing a lot lately, but despite this, ‘Unholy Rush’ is one very vital and serious piece of work! Mindsnare last album was in 2006, with Disturb The Hive, then a […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] INSANITY ‘Toss A Coin’

Insanity from Switzerland has released a great album in Toss A Coin. This hardcore five-piece band’s second album hits all the right notes to grab you by the neck in a grapple and get you skanking most of the way to its end. The guys have a New York Hardcore (NYHC) sound; it’s not too original […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] TANKARD: One Foot In The Grave

Release date: June 2nd, 2017 Nuclear Blast Records   TANKARD don’t play reunion shows. They just don’t break-up! This is their, like Sodom and Kreator also of this music genre and vintage who still rock on 35th year. This “One Foot In The Grave“ will be the seventeenth album for these German thrash-meisters. And this […]

[ALUBM REVIEW] DANZIG: Black Laden Crown

Release date: 26th May 2017 Nuclear Blast Records “Black Laden Crown” is quite the killer album and I’m sure fans will worship Danzig again, and willingly so, at the band’s pagan altar. “Black Laden Crown” doesn’t pull punches but I’m sure fans won’t really mind as it has many of the expected elements: morbid sounding […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] AVATARIUM: Hurricanes And Halos

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  “Hurricanes and Halos” is the third full-length album from Avatarium in their four-year existence–quite prolific considering they have also produced two EPs also. The psychedelia and groove guitar entwined in many songs on this album is terrific, propelling the 70’s style songs. Leif Edling of Candlemass started Avatarium in 2013. One can hear elements of his […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] DARK HORSE: BOMB THROWER

DARK HORSE Bomb Thrower STOCKED Distro / DHHC records CD & Cassette Out Now. Vinyl in May Review by Derek J. Huckel   DARK HORSE reign down in a fury with the incendiary Pulling Teeth for Nothing. The Muffled sounds of forced-against-the-wall thrash can be heard charging down the hall towards you. The sounds turn the […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] Miozän: Surrender Denied

Band: Miozän Album: Surrender Denied Record Label: Demons Run Amok Entertainment Out now Reviewed by Derek J. Huckel   Miozän is a quintessential hardcore band, with Surrender Denied being their prime opus. The new album kicks ass from the opening track, Broken Wings to the final gasp on the album closer, We’ll Make The Difference! These […]

[AUS NEWS + INTERVIEW] Photographer ROD HUNT

Rod Hunt: Portraits, Pits & Punks’ is on for eight days from 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, then Friday, February 17 – Sunday 19 and Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown in Sydney. Music Photographer Rod Hunt has been a […]

[INTERVIEW] SICK OF IT ALL

Iconic hardcore punkers SICK OF IT ALL are on their way from New York to Australia! This visit is a finale to their touring the world for their 30-year anniversary, and to be part of a mega line-up to support the legends REFUSED, sandwiched by Melbourne’s HIGH TENSION. I spoke with singer Lou Koller about the […]

[ALBUM REVIEW] THE MANSTERS: THE MANSTERS

The Mansters Self-titled Ampmandens Records Out now Review by Derek J. Huckel The Mansters begin their first album with little ado before slamming into business! Ten tracks in ten minutes and they’re done with their self-titled product. Well, there’s no sense in flourishes sometimes, especially when all you’ve had to say has been said: Goodbye. […]

[LIVE REVIEW] An Evening with Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins (Spoken Word Performance) Sydney Opera House Saturday, 3 September 2016 Review by Derek J. Huckel Henry Rollins was his usual engaging, informative, and entertaining self. In the ‘Festival of Dangerous Ideas’ guide, which tonight’s performance was a part of, he didn’t talk a lot on the topic of Blood Sports, which was to […]