David Ellefson: Making peace for ‘The Soundwave situation’

By Patrick Emmett After multiple attempts at calling Megadeth’s David Ellefson – the band that years ago, made me become obsessed with heavy metal – I almost thought that I wouldn’t get the chance to interview him after I was accidentally given the wrong number. But luckily enough, I finally got a hold of him […]

Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage): “I’m actually first and foremost a poet.”

By Patrick Emmett Yesterday, Jesse Leach, vocalist for Killswitch Engage, Times of Grace and The Empire Shall Fall, arrived in Australia. And tonight, he will be beginning his special DJ tour across the East Coast, including a special spoken word night in Melbourne. On the idea of doing a DJ tour, Jesse says, “I’ve been […]

TRIVIUM – Doing things differently (Interview with Corey Beaulieu)

New album, signature guitar and a spot on Soundwave Festival in Australia – Trivium’s Corey Beaulieu expresses his excitement to HEAVY the night before a 12-week tour with DevilDriver. Trivium spent the first half of 2013 in the studio with Disturbed/Device vocalist David Draiman, recording the follow up to their 2011 album In Waves. Corey […]

Join The Amish – The Rumspringa Diaries

Neck tattoos, sailor shoes, Shane Warne and “the corporate routine” are just a few things that the Amish crew hate. But the band has put that hatred into six menacing tracks of thrash/hardcore crossover, with their debut EP  The Rumspringa Diaries. The band name being a spin-off of the classic Suicidal Tendencies album Join The […]

Electrik Dynamite: Showgirls / Steel of Fortune

Melbourne’s party metal kings, Electrik Dynamite are back with two new electrifying songs. Their double A-sided vinyl release is the first to feature their new vocalist, Dan Brittain. The band’s last release was the ultimate mixture of Iron Maiden-meets-Ratt-styled ’80s heavy metal, with punk/hardcore influenced drumming. The epic guitar/keytar harmonies and massive choruses are still […]

Athenas Wake: Welcome To The Woodlands

Almost every band makes some form of progression in their career. Starting off by playing many breakdowns and recording deathcore influenced demos, Athenas Wake have already moved onto an annihilating blackened death metal sound. Throughout this debut EP, the band lay down a thunder storm of black/death metal riffs, blast beats and double kicks, eerie […]

Metalstorm: Fully Loaded Nightmare

Speed, power, aggression and energy are the four keywords to describe MetalStorm’s debut ‘Fully Loaded Nightmare’ EP. Unleashing their onslaught of American/European influenced thrash metal for the likes of Nuclear Assault and Destruction, MetalStorm have created an EP that’s better than your standard debut release by any band. This riff-driven machine is topped with vocals […]