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MIRRORS – The Ego’s Wait

November 19 Resist Records Words by Jimmy Glinster  Pre-Orders are available at https://mirrorsband.lnk.to/TheEgosWeight and https://mirrorsband.com. Hypnagogia, the transitional state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep. That’s what the intro track is called and means. And yes, I had to google that which was a waste of time because by the time I found it, and then copied and […]

Eye of the Enemy Reveal Their New Vocalist

Melbourne’s melodeath quintet, Eye of the Enemy, have finally unveiled their new vocalist after weeks of teasing. The departure of vocalist and founding member, Julian Detar, following Sonic Forge Festival in November left Eye of the Enemy with some big shoes to fill, but luckily new vocalist Mitch Alexander (Hours in Exile) rose beautifully to the […]

HEAVY Staff Top 10 Albums of 2014

Here it is, the HEAVY staff’s picks for the top ten albums of 2014… and yes, there are a couple of unusual (or perhaps totally ridonk) choices in there (Taylor Swift), but we here at HEAVY are crazy ol’ non-discriminatory bunch. So here we go:   NICK LORD – EDITOR 10. The Haunted – Exit […]

Review: Alkira – Juggernaut

Heavy, vicious and just downright massive, Juggernaut is a fitting title for the debut album from Adelaide thrashers Alkira. These are the kind of tunes conservative Christians are talking about when they refer to metal as “Devil music”; there’s enough brutality here to make Quentin Tarantino shed a tear. Unfortunately, however, there’s no progression past […]

Ne Obliviscaris & Eye of the Enemy Announce Japanese Tour With Fleshgod Apocalypse

Fresh off the back of their hugely successful Australian tour and ARIA charting success, Melbourne’s progressive/extreme metallers, Ne Obliviscaris and fellow Melbournians, the stunning melodic death metal quintet Eye of the Enemy, have announced that they’re touring Japan in support of the mighty Italian symphonic death metal legends, Fleshgod Apocalypse. All three bands latest releases […]

Eye of the Enemy Grow Mos For Movember & Donate 50% Of Album Sales in November

  Melbourne based melodic death metal quintet, Eye of the Enemy, are going bare-lipped in a determined effort to raise both money and awareness for men’s health, in particular testicular cancer, prostate cancer and mental illness, by becoming “mo bros” for The Movember Foundation. On 1 November the members of Eye of the Enemy will […]

HEAVY Music Magazine Announces New Ownership

HEAVY is an Australian independent quarterly ‘heavy’ music magazine; produced by people who live for their music. Contributors are musicians, music journos, industry professionals and die-hard fans. Each issue focuses on high profile International and Australian talent alongside emerging Australian Underground talent. Other features include Chicks in Music and guides from industry pros covering topics […]


As a big thank you to all of our fans and as a celebration of reaching our tenth issue milestone, we’re giving away a free download of issue 10. From all of us here at HEAVY, we thank you for your support. We hope you enjoy the issue and here’s to another 10 more! Get […]

Every Time I Die/Touche Amore Australian Tour January 2015

Every Time I Die have never been an easy act to categorize and that’s one of the key reasons why their fans have never turned their back on this innovative act’s unique brand of music. While the band started out in the late ’90s hardcore scene, over the past decade they’ve continued to evolve and […]

Soundwave Announce 1 Day Ticket ON-SALE

This FRIDAY AUGUST 29, Soundwave Festival 2015 1 DAY TICKETS along with 2 DAY TICKETS will go on-sale to the general public at 9am local time. 1 DAY FESTIVAL TICKET $132.00 + BOOKING FEES 2 DAY FESTIVAL TICKET $188.00 + BOOKING FEES. For tickets and more information head to soundwavefestival.com facebook.com/soundwavefestival twitter.com/soundwavefest DAY ONE FAITH […]

Diamond Noir

Brash new Australian band Diamond Noir sprung almost unexpectedly from the depths of Los Angeles’ urban jungle in May 2013. When esteemed metal guitarist Howard ‘Howsie’ Noise and burgeoning vocalist/bassist Billie-Jade found themselves in the studio with ex Machine Head and Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader (Asking Alexandria, Limp Bizkit, Fear Factory, DevilDriver, Devil you Know) […]

The Rise of Brotality Tour

Synonymous with the forefront of punk rock for decades, Epitaph records is now home to the heavyweights of hardcore and this September they’re deploying two of their finest, I Killed The Prom Queen and The Ghost Inside, to lead an assault on Australia & New Zealand’s shores. Squaring up to the burgeoning anticipation, I Killed […]

Australian Rock Band Bellusira Inks Deal With U.S. Booking Agent

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 17, 2014) – Australian rockers Bellusira have signed with Evan Michaels of M7 Agency in Tampa, Florida. They will be joining a roster of several chart topping rock acts that includes Saving Abel, Eye Empire and Blacklite District. The agency will be handling the booking of all of the band’s tour […]

King Of The North ‘Wanted’ Video

King Of the North are currently touring their debut album ‘Sound The Underground’ and are cracking the back of radio across the country with their new single ‘Wanted’. The track just featured as the soundtrack for the all new BMW 2 Series commercial, running nationally. Now, King Of The North release their official video clip for […]

The Return Of Opeth

Roadrunner Records group Opeth has announced the release of their hugely anticipated eleventh studio album. Pale Communion arrives everywhere on June 13th.

Phil Anselmo & King Parrot US Tour Video

King Parrot dropped by Housecore Records HQ on their current North American tour to talk turkey with metal legends Philip H. Anselmo and Mike IX Williams about tours, new records, guitar lessons, and burning holes in the ground in the swamps of Louisiana!


The entire team at HEAVY is saddened to hear of Dave Brockie’s untimely passing. We’re all collectively huge fans of the band and were honoured to have Oderus Urungus talk to us at the Melbourne Soundwave show. Oderus unleashes hell with HEAVY TV’s Damo. Full of fun! Full of insight and genuinely a true character […]

HEAVY TV: Thy Art Is Murder

HEAVY TV’s Cassie Walker interviews CJ & Lee of Thy Art Is Murder. Talking about the success of the band, loyalty of the fans, Katy Perry and Blacktown.

The Agonist Announce New Singer Vicky Psarakis

After the announcement of former lead singer Alissa White-Gluz joining Arch Enemy, The Agonist members released this statement: “Today we announce that after 3 albums and countless tours we officially part ways with vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. We wish Alissa all the best with Arch Enemy and her future endeavors. It is the beginning of a […]

HEAVY TV: Amon Amarth

HEAVY TV’s Doug Steele gets into it with Johan Hegg and Ted Lundström of Amon Amarth discussing influences, Sweden, gear and the writing process of the band.

HEAVY TV: Testament’s Chuck Billy

Doug Steele gets to chat with Testament’s Chuck Billy about music, the San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal scene, and what Chuck does when he’s not in ‘music mode’. This interview hit home for Doug, as it was his very first interview for Soundwave 2014. Doug also grew up in San Jose, California and Testament […]

Animals As Leaders Unleash The Joy Of Motion

Animals As Leaders have officially set Friday 28 March as the release date for their much-anticipated new album, The Joy of Motion via Sumerian/ADA. This third full-length release is a bombastic, dynamic and innovative explosion incorporates elements spanning across the entire musical spectrum. It also marks the recording debut of drummer Matthew Garstka, whose technical […]

HEAVY TV: DarkC3ll

HEAVY TV’s Doug Steele interview’s DarkC3LL backstage at Soundwave 2014 in Melbourne. DarkC3LL discuss the sheer excitement of getting on the Soundwave bill and about the recording process of the new album! Soul crushing beats, powerhouse industrial grooves, topped with a layer of dirty rock’n’roll swagger – this only begins to describe the musical juggernaut […]

Soundwave Gallery III

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Orphaned Land Interview

On the eve of their forthcoming Australian Tour, HEAVY gets heavy with Orphaned Land… What are your expectations of touring Australia? Have you visited before? I’ve never been to Australia. I’m almost certain none of my band mates have been there as well. We expect a very nice place! We’ve heard a lot about Australian […]

Soundwave 2014 Gallery II

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Soundwave 2014 Gallery

HEAVY magazine had three representative photographers at this year’s Soundwave festival. It proved to be a fantastic day for all things Rock and we were there to cover the event from the photo-pit to backstage interviews with some of your fave HEAVY stars! Stay tuned to HEAVY for a bunch of interviews on our HEAVY […]

Queens Of The Stoneage Announce Intimate One-Off Show In Hobart

Attention Tasmanian Queens Of The Stone Age fans! Prepare yourself because Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm that the critically acclaimed powerhouse rockers are set to make an appearance on Tassie shores for a very special one off show while they are down under for their tour of Australia and New Zealand with Nine Inch […]

HAILMARY premiere new music video, “Yellow Light of Death”

Perth hard rockers, Hailmary, are bringing the “Yellow Light of Death” to the masses. Featured on their highly successful debut album “Choice – Path – Consequence Solution”, the band has teamed up with HEAVY Magazine to premiere their new video for “Yellow Light of Death” for 24 hours. The release of the clip also heralds […]

Killswitch Engage Announce Australian Tour

Killswitch Engage’s Alive Or Just Breathing album was a watershed moment in metal in 2002 as it heralded the birth of ‘Metalcore’. Now, more than a decade later, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have reunited with original singer Jesse Leach. “This change is very exciting,” the band said upon announcing Leach’s triumphant return. “We know you’re going to […]

Subscribe To HEAVY And Win Tickets To Lamb Of God’s ‘As The Palaces Burn’

Subscribe to HEAVY at this location between now and competition close on February 25 – and you could win a double pass to Lamb Of God’s As The Palaces Burn documentary movie. Here’s your chance to win big with HEAVY! In conjunction with Event Cinema and Village Cinema, we have 20 double passes to this […]

Pennywise Announce Sidewave Gig

Get ready to watch history being made, as four game-changing international punk rock bands hit our shores for what’s sure to be an unforgettable night.

Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life

Ronnie James Dio is one of the most beloved figures in rock history. His gifts, both as a singer and songwriter, are instantly recognisable, whether he was with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, or leading Dio. Sadly, Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010 but his towering voice and legacy live on.

Steel Panther Demonstrate ‘The Burden Of Being Wonderful’

Steel Panther are keeping things sexy, steely and… panther-y in the lead up to their ‘All You Can Eat’ album with new video for single ‘The Burden Of Being Wonderful’ – something Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia know a LOT about. Directed by Kirk Butler, who is best known as writer and […]

Avenged Sevenfold & Five Finger Death Punch Announce Sidewave Shows

AVENGED SEVENFOLD achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums — including their 2005 platinum breakthrough City Of Evil, 2007’s Avenged Sevenfold, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts, and two consecutive No 1’s on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, Nightmare (2010) and their latest Hail To The King — achieving Diamond, […]

Eagles Of Death Metal, Rocket From The Crypt & Mutemath Sidewave Announced

Get ready for a ‘blissed out dirty rock ride’! EAGLES of DEATH METAL are bringing their unique blend of double – entendre boogie to Australian stages again for the first time in 7 years! Its Jesse Huges! Its sex, humour and fun! It’s churning guitars and hook-driven choruses and a band whose only agenda is […]

Mastodon, Baroness & Gojira Announce Sidewave Shows

With the well-earned reputation as one of the heaviest live bands in the world, MASTODON return to Australian stages for the first time in 2 years! On the back of the band’s Soundwave Festival 2014 shows, they will perform 2 monster Sidewaves ONLY! Be prepared to be PULVERISED! The Atlanta-based band formulated their own brand […]

Megadeth, Volbeat & Newsted Sidewave Shows Announced

Get ready for the monstrous roar of multi-platinum, heavy metal legends MEGADETH as they hit the stage up close and personal in Sydney and Melbourne! The nasty snarl is back, Dave is back and he is bringing 2 of Metal’s finest exponents with him for two blistering Sidewaves.

HEAVYfest 2014 @ The Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne

The streets of Melbourne were stained last night, stained with the festering assertion that the Greek titans of metal were set to celebrate HEAVY Magazine’s second birthday with its second annual Heavyfest, complete with local renegades Terra Australis, Rise Of Avernus and Denouncement Pyre. Not to forget, of course, The Amenta’s last show, possibly ever, […]

Get Intimate With Stone Temple Pilots

The Stone Temple Pilots (with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington) have just announced two intimate shows in Sydney and Melbourne. TICKETS ON-SALE: THURSDAY JANUARY 23RD @ 9:00AM AEDT TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY SYDNEY, ENMORE THEATRE – Licensed All Ages www.ticketek.com.au WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY MELBOURNE, PALAIS THEATRE – All Ages www.ticketmaster.com.au “There’s a synergy between these four men […]

HEAVY Staff TOP 10 of 2013

Here it is! The HEAVY team ploughed through their individual Top 10 releases for 2013. It’s an eclectic mix, hell, we’re an eclectic bunch! We’ve left no stone unturned! Nick Lord – HEAVY Editor 10: Nails – Abandon All Life A chewy, 17-minute slab of near-perfect power violence dripping in caramel-thick production. Grind never tasted […]

Joey Jordison Quits Slipknot

In breaking news, Slipknot drummer Joey Jodison has quit the band. Details are still sketchy, but Slipknot have released the following statement…

Skid Row & Ugly Kid Joe Australian Tour 2014

SKID ROW and UGLY KID JOE bring their co-headline tour to Australia in April 2014. The bands are currently touring Europe together having completed a hugely successful run of dates across the UK. With combined sales of millions of albums, each band will play a full set of the songs fans want to hear. The […]

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