Gyroscope is the sort of band that has earned their place in Australia’s musical history.
We chat to Polaris, who are gearing up for the release of their debut full-length this week.
When prog metal supergroup Sons of Apollo announced that they were going to release an album, music fans the world over collectively lost their shit.
Don Broco are the most underrated rock band of the current decade, and if you’ve ever actually listened to them, you would probably feel the same way. The British outfit have been grinding over the past few years to build themselves up, but once you hear their music, it’s hard not to get involved in […]
Legendary guitarist Tom Morello has advocated for a better world for some time, but unfortunately, the process of selling records has proved easier than selling his message. With his new supergroup Prophets of Rage, featuring members of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, Morello continues his pursuit of social improvement. “The […]
Dashboard Confessional mastermind Chris Carrabba seems like a happy-go-lucky guy, which is why the first thing it seems logical to ask him is why his songs are so damn sad. “I will be the first to admit that plenty of them are sad”, he replies, “or explore how it feels to come out of […]
Rob Farnham, the vocalist of Melbourne alt rock outfit Rival Fire, wants a song in a Marvel movie. “Maybe during a fight scene”, he ponders. He’s a big fan of comic books. He has some less future-oriented goals for his current project though, and those include touring American and Europe. “I love touring. I […]
Myrtle Beach melodic hardcore favourites, Hundredth, are paving a new path for themselves this year, chucking a complete 180 and steering into the shoegaze skid. A la scene counterparts Ceremony and Title Fight, their new studio album Rare represents a fresh chapter for the band. However, it does pose a challenge for fans of their prior material in […]
Legendary American act Rise Against are about to release their eighth studio album Wolves, but for bassist and co-founder Joe Principe, it still comes as a shock that he’s in one of the most successful rock outfits in the scene. “It’s a surprise every day; it doesn’t feel like it’s real”, he reflects. “When we […]
Being successful as a solo artist in Australia’s musical climate in an astounding feat, yet one that DIY artist Rohan Stevenson, otherwise known as I Built The Sky, has pulled off precisely. Even more impressive is that his instrumental prog project has gained global attention, especially riding on the heels of his last studio album, […]
It’s always a beautiful feeling to stand in a crowd and feel part of a real community. That’s what it felt like to be jumping up and down at the recent All Time Low show that hit Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion this weekend. Perhaps the only shame of the experience was to see The Maine be […]
The way that former Joy Division and New Order founder Peter Hook’s presence is revered onstage has been unrivalled by the status of any of history’s bassists. In fact, Australia is already gearing up to welcome Hook to our shores this October for a performance of both Joy Division and New Order’s Substance records with […]
Before Panic! At The Disco hit the stage for their sold-out show at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, their long-time friend and touring companion Zack Hall popped out on stage to warn the crowd that he wasn’t going to bring the band on unless they backed up, made some space and stopped crushing the diehards at the […]
It’s been thirteen years since PANIC! AT THE DISCO changed the alternative scene forever, digging their heels into the ground and continuing to remain the royalty of a pop-rock empire. “I just want to share as much as what I have as possible, with as many people as possible”, frontman Brendon Urie comments. It’s sincere, and […]
To make a good lineup better, Canberra’s finest Hands Like Houses have been added to the rescheduled dates of UK powerhouse Bring Me The Horizon’s Australian tour. The bill also features English metalcore outfit While She Sleeps, who recently announced that they’re sharing a label with Hands Like Houses, having just inked a deal with UNFD. Hands Like Houses released […]
When The Pretty Reckless arrived on the rock scene, it wasn’t that easy for them to be taken seriously: every heavy elitist and his dog was ready to undermine the legitimacy of the young outfit whose frontwoman Taylor Momsen, at the time, was forever in the presses for her appearance on everyone’s favourite rich-kid drama […]
Win one of three “The Ruiner” CD’s! [button color=”black” size=”big” link=”https://heavymag.com.au/interview-the-ruiner/#.WBx_juF9634″ icon=”fa-microphone” target=”true”][GIVEAWAY] THE RUINER CD’s[/button] There are some projects that are just plain unique, that don’t need excessive hype or scene gimmicks to make them feel important. The Ruiner is one of them. The supergroup, which is composed of seasoned Aussie metal vets, has been […]
HEAVY Mag caught up with Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance fame on his recent Australian tour. “I worry about kids more than I did… Their stories and how it [the music] affects their lives; it’s really interesting to me.” – Frank Iero Interviewer: Peyton Bernhardt Videographer: James O’Connor
Heavy TV caught up with frontman Stefan Babcock and drummer Zack Mykula of Canadian outfit PUP on their Australian tour earlier this month at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory. Interview by Peyton Bernhardt Videography by James O’Connor [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaGUQ5jb3KE]
Post-hardcore fans the world over dreamed that revered Florida outfit Underoath would reunite after their untimely break-up four years ago. When the dream came true, it was only a matter of time before they hit our shores. When speaking to frontman Spencer Chamberlain about their upcoming Australian tour, it feels like no time has passed […]
Heavy TV caught up with Chris White, the former touring saxophonist for the Dire Straits, and Terence Reis, who fronts the Dire Straits Experience, at the State Theatre in Sydney. Interview by Peyton Bernhard Videography by James O’Connor [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8UlEEdegr8] THE DIRE STRAITS EXPERIENCE TOUR DATES Wednesday, October 5: State Theatre, Sydney Tix via State Theatre & […]
Heavy TV caught up with Hacktivist just before their Sydney show supporting Enter Shikari at the Metro Theatre. Our gallery of the show can be viewed here: ENTER SHIKARI + HACKTIVIST + STORIES LIVE AT THE METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY – 21 SEPT [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV-BR19AZRQ]
It’s difficult to imagine that a musician as successful as Frank Iero could still be as humble as a local artist doing their first interview, but it’s the truth. When Iero comes to us from the road on tour, it’s like he doesn’t know who he is. He’s overly apologetic for the terrible reception and […]
By Peyton Bernhardt When you bring up Melbourne heavy hitters Colossvs to someone in the hardcore/metal scene, chances are they’ll respond with a remark resembling ‘what the fuck happened to those guys?’ After releasing their new track In The Absinthe of God and announcing another line-up change the other week, we caught up with drummer Ash […]