Melbourne hard rock heroes Head of Clay are delivering old school, hard hitting rock and smashing out a positive message of freedom with their brand new single Dirty Lies. Upholding their reputation for well crafted, super catchy hard rock classics and lyrics examining current social issues, Dirty Lies doesn’t disappoint. Combing gutsy vocals and frantic […]
Royal metal powerhouse Hammer King have dropped a hammer strike with its Napalm Records debut, Hammer King. Now, the German keepers of the hammer surprise their fans with a fiery music video for Ashes To Ashes. On Ashes To Ashes, the kings from Kaiserslautern, Germany set everything ablaze with an epic battle hymn, leading the journey of their […]
Long-running blackened death metal unit Hate have unleashed their new video for Exiles Of Pantheon. The ferocious track comes by way of the band’s Rugia full-length, recently released via Metal Blade Records. With sharp, unflinching viciousness and a sense of atmosphere unique to the band, no one combines death and black metal quite like Poland’s […]
Armored Saint have released a new CD/DVD, Symbol of Salvation Live, via Metal Blade Records to celebrate the seminal album’s 30th anniversary. For a preview of Symbol of Salvation Live, a live video for Spineless can be seen below.
The Gold Coast’s longest-running independent festival, Wallapalooza, is postponed to Saturday 26 February, 2022. The date has been moved in order to ensure that artists and attendees living around Australia are able to attend the event. All artists, including Wallapalooza’s six headline acts; Grinspoon, The Butterfly Effect, Dead Letter Circus, Bodyjar, 28 Days and Def […]
Sydney metalcore sensations Together In Traged have released their sophomore EP Memoriam. Balancing a congenial blend of heaviness and groove, Memoriam moves with purpose, severity and a cathartic deluge of emotional themes. Just a few seconds into the introductory track Griefwound will reassure anyone that Together In Tragedy have had a glacial shift in their boisterous sound. Listeners will be treated […]
Sydney metalcore newcomers Bloodshot have released their debut EP Mono Pneuma. Drawing influences from Polaris, Northlane and Alpha Wolf, this bold release encompasses the full spectrum of sonic assault with savage riffs, brutal breakdowns and magnetic vocals. Watch The Simulation below.
UK-based punk act Delaire The Liar have just released their brand new single and video No Thanks via their new home at Rude Records. This is the follow up to recent singles Furnace and Halloween, both out in the last five months. Speaking about the new song the band said, “there’s a conflict of interest when it comes to […]
Scattered Hamlet have released another cracking single from their upcoming album, Stereo Overthrow. All Talk follows up from the earlier release of the album’s title track and continues the band’s light-hearted approach to music videos. “This song is all about something I think most people can relate to,” explained vocalist/guitarist Adam Joad. “You get to […]
Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel have announced plans to release a new live record titled The Bastard Tracks on Black Friday, November 26 with Nuclear Blast. Recorded live at The Great American Music Hall in their hometown of San Francisco on May 22, 2021, and streamed live soon after, The Bastard Tracks is a deep cuts collection of rarely and never performed songs from […]
New Swedish quartet Thrown, fronted by ex-Grieved vocalist Marcus Lundqvist, have dropped their misanthropic debut single Grayout, streaming now via Arising Empire. Presenting lyrics filled with anger and self-hatred, the 4-piece effectively blends intense and crushing guitars with catchy yet aggressive vocal rythms. Without warning thrown aims to become prominent with their modern take on heavy music. Watch the single below.
The Darkness have released their brand new single It’s Love, Jim, the latest song to be taken from their forthcoming album Motorheart out November 19 via Cooking Vinyl. It’s Love, Jim is an all-out, high intensity, rock ‘n’ roll barrage reflecting the unimaginable effects of an intimate encounter of the alien kind. The video captures archive footage of the […]
Get Along is the latest single to be lifted from Checkered Past, the forthcoming brand-new studio album by revered hard rockers L.A. Guns. It follows the recent Cannonball and Knock Me Down, as well as 2020s similarly titled Let You Down. The album is set for release on November 12 via Frontiers. Watch Get Along […]
Shaman’s Harvest and Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group have announced the release of the band’s new studio album titled Rebelator on March 11, 2022. Listen to new single Under Your Skin below.
A decade and four albums into their career, Slash Ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators haven’t been deterred by any obstacles in their path – including a global pandemic. The band have announced their new album 4 for February 11, 2022 via Gibson Records, in partnership with BMG. A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, […]
Often times when people talk about feeling down or being depressed, they use the common term “feeling blue.” Indiana metalcore band Relics chose to name their latest single Indigo because indigo is a broad spectrum of color that can sometimes look more blue or more purple. Just like the color is a spectrum, so is depression. Not […]
For all the fans around the globe unable to be present as Slipknot perform the biggest headline performance of their career to date, the band have announced today that Knotfest Los Angeles at the Banc of California Stadium will be streamed LIVE on Friday, November 5th. Slipknot’s first-ever livestream, the event will allow fans to share all the excitement of […]
Insane Clown Posse have announced their upcoming 17th album Yum Yum Bedlam, out October 31 via their own Psychopathic Records. It follows 2019’s Fearless Fred Fury. Pre-order Yum Yum Bedlam here. Today, the band has also shared the new single Wretched which can be viewed below.
In the biggest announcement to hit the filthy Rona infested Australian Music Scene this year, Veal have announced a new EP, Video and Annual show. Who the fuck is Veal? These guys look beefed up … but not young enough to be Veal! Veal are the Gold Coasts very own rock metal supergroup made up […]
Today The Screaming Jets drop the 30 Year Anniversary Edition of their groundbreaking debut album All For One and announce their rescheduled national tour dates. Frontman Dave Gleeson says, “If you’ve ordered the album and a ticket – don’t worry we’ve got you. The album will be sent out week of release and your ticket will move to the rescheduled […]
Known for his success as the frontman of Australian Pop Punk band Catnip Kaiser, Jack G McDonald has taken a step back to experiment with his own solo pursuits. The result comes in the form of his debut single, Embrace Me – a thunderous pop- punk anthem abundant with the energy that he’s become synonymous […]
Just in time for the impending holiday season, Swedish heavy metal icons In Flames will reissue their classic albums from 1994-2008 that were previously unavailable and out-of-print on CD on November 26th with Nuclear Blast. The catalogue reissues on CD include: Lunar Strain + Subterranean EP The Jester Race + Black-Ash Inheritance EP Whoracle Colony – Reached Top 30 in Sweden and Finland Clayman – Reached Top 20 […]
Last year, Majestica released their new album A Christmas Carol as a wonderful Christmas gift for the whole metal scene. It’s pure symphonic power metal in the true Majestica spirit along with elements inspired by the likes of Twilight Force, Rhapsody, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman and John Williams. And this year, the band have again prepared a very special surprise for their fans: an extended version of […]
Fast cars and even faster guitars is what you get on Obscura‘s new music video off their upcoming studio album A Valediction. Only one more month to go before the band’s sixth studio album will see the light of day on November 19, and virtuosic frontman Steffen Kummerer and his renowned bandmates unveil yet another new song from their […]
After the success of their most recent album Paradigm – which was their best received album of their career – Swedish melodic rock outfit Eclipse earlier this month released the follow-up Wired. Frontman Erik Martensson joined HEAVY for a chat about the album, starting with the response. “It’s been fantastic,” he beamed. “To be honest […]
Canadian heavy metal powerhouse Striker is back from the grave. With rumours running rampant of the band calling it quits after they posted an image that was titled “RIP Striker 2007-2021” on their social media earlier this week. The award-winning shredders are excited to reveal that it was all just an ambiguous post that got fans speculating on […]
Gold-selling hard rockers Of Mice & Men are pleased to announce their seventh album Echo, out December 3 via SharpTone Records. The album is comprised of the previously issued Timeless and Bloom EPs, along with the new and final Ad Infinitum EP. The EP will be released on vinyl in April 2022. Pre-order the album digitally here. The physical pre-order will go live on Friday, […]
Detroit hardcore punk thrashers SNAFU (Situation Normal All Fuc*ed Up) are pleased to unleash their video for Amazing Waste. The latest instalment of audio/visual punishment comes by way of the band’s new full-length Exile//Banishment, out now via Housecore Records in North America and in Australia and NZ via Nuclear Blast digitally only.
Following an exclusive play from Jack Saunder‘s as the ‘Next Wave’ artist on the BBCRadio 1 Indie Show, fast rising UK metal trio Profiler have released their third single Identify alongside a striking new video that was directed by Olli Appleyard (Static Dress, Creeper, Loathe etc). Watch the new video for Identify below.
Melbourne melodic metal veterans Vanishing Point made a triumphant return to the fore after six long years away in August 2020 with their latest album, the incredible Dead Elysium. In May and June 2022, they will be taking to the road for a run of shows on the east coast, with an additional special show in Adelaide, Vanishing Point are at […]
Round up your crew, and get ready to party as Lagerstein sets their sails onto the sea of streaming! Australian pirates Lagerstein are throwing a massive online party from their pirate ship, and it’s being live-streamed across the seven seas for all to see. “For the past 12+ months, we’ve been getting our hands dirty, […]
Nikki Sixx is one of the most respected and recognizable icons in the music industry. As the founder of Mötley Crüe who is now in his twenty-first year of sobriety, Sixx is incredibly passionate about his craft and wonderfully open about his life in rock and roll, and as a person of the world. In THE FIRST […]
Father/son power-house Heavy Water release the heartfelt single Tree In The Wind today, which is taken from their debut album, Red Brick City, out now via Silver Lining Music. Tree In The Wind is evocative, delicate, yet delivers a powerful uplifting message. The track is completely different to that of both Byford’s previous musical endeavours, clearly displaying the […]
Canadian thrash act Infrared has a new video out for their track No Master, No Gods, which comes from their recently released album From the Black Swamp. Birthed back in 1986, their music is an experience that brings the listener back in time to the 80s, but with an ever so slight hint of modern metal bolstered by solid, […]
Since their burst onto the scene nearly eight years ago, Australian metal favourites Void Of Vision have used their platform as a projection of anger, apathy, darkness and despair. Whether faithful fan or peripheral onlooker, the band’s previous recorded, visual and live performance elements made their bleak sentiments clear for anyone to see. Chronicles I: Lust – the group’s newly announced […]
Wildheart are out for blood. Their new album Global Crisis is on its way and will be arriving on Friday, November 5. Today, they herald that the last cut from the record to be exposed to the world, Out For Blood, will be out on Friday, October 22 and can be pre-saved at http://ffm.to/outforblood.
Fast paced and in your face, yet epic and melodic. The title track of the band’s legendary break-through album Renegade meant the beginning of a new era for Hammerfall as well as for the metal world as a whole and is to this day a true classic of the genre. Today it´s time to unleash the remixed version of […]
Don Broco have released their new single Endorphins alongside a brand-new video. The track is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming new album Amazing Things, which will be digitally released on October 22 via Sharptone Records. Watch Endorphins below.
Out Now Craft Recordings Words by Matt Gabites Seether can lay claim to being South Africa’s biggest ever rock band. Closely followed by….um answers on a postcard please. But that shouldn’t take anything away from a band that has amassed over 4.5 million album sales, 7 million singles and a shade over 5.6 million monthly […]
Out Now Words by Jimmy Glinster Firstly, I’ll start by saying that I had the pleasure to mix this band at the Miami Shark Bar many years ago and they were honestly the loudest band I have ever heard on stage. With a PA oversized for the location I struggled to get the vocals up […]
Reigning as one of the most well-known and highly critically acclaimed experimental instrumental groups out there with a respected musical legacy spanning nearly 20 years, Irish four-piece God Is An Astronaut reached a career benchmark with the release of their critical acclaimed 10th studio album, Ghost Tapes #10, in February 2021. The band have released a magical music […]
Symphonic power metal kings, Rhapsody Of Fire, are currently gearing up for the release of their forthcoming studio album, entitled Glory For Salvation, which will be out on November 26, 2021 via metal powerhouse AFM Records. The band’s 13th record will mark the second part of Rhapsody Of Fire’s enthralling trilogy. After the previously- released, first singles – the epic […]
One of the best guitarists of our time makes a quantum leap and lets his fans participate in his virtuoso world of guitar sounds. The result: Gus G.’s latest album Quantum Leap. The instrumental album relies on symmetry and brevity. Gus G. manages in an impressive way to center his guitar and replaces with her the […]
Get a jump-start on summer when the Airlie Beach Festival of Music plays stages across the tourist town with a jam-packed line-up of incredible artists and headline acts from 5 – 7 November 2021. Party in paradise with big-name musicians and emerging local talent performing in Airlie Beach’s best party venues across three epic days when the Festival […]
The news of easing restrictions in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney just makes us salivate for UNCAGED even more. Tickets are on sale now for Australia’s newest rock festival. 29 bands (with more to come), 2 stages and big summer festival vibes featuring some of Australia’s most legendary acts alongside a plethora of emerging bands. Pre sale sold […]
Out Now Words by Matt Gabites Ok class, sit down and eyes forward. Today’s lesson is all about movie scores and the direct influence they have on movie scares. Now as for anyone who has seen the original Nosferatu or indeed and shock based release of the modern era will know, you don’t necessarily need […]
In anticipation of the forthcoming release of their third studio album Dear Monsters on October 29, platinum-selling, chart-topping rock band Bad Wolves have launched an interactive digital campaign today, giving fans exclusive sneak previews of their new music. The activation is now live at http://dearmonsters.badwolvesnation.com/, where fans will be shown a series of graphics inspired by the new album each day. […]
Pop punk band The Robot’s Guide To Living have released their new single Goodbye, Goodnight, out on all digital platforms. The next piece of their upcoming LP (TBA), Goodbye, Goodnight is an emotionally-charged rock and roll track that stems from personal experiences with losing loved ones. The Robot’s Guide To Living always approach their creativity […]
Clear your cals kids; the pain relief is nigh. Tropical Fu*k Storm are injecting some live shows deep into the veins of summer to ensure you start 2022 and your post-pandemic life right! Their rescheduled Deep States national tour is on sale today. Attention Sydney, before you freak out and ask, what about Moi? Your […]
From Ashes To New have released their new EP Quarantine Chronicles Vol. 3 via Better Noise Music. Featuring a collaboration with Trevor McNevan from Thousand Foot Krutch on Wait for Me, Quarantine Chronicles Vol. 3 continues to touch on the trials and tribulations of life. The project crescendos with an emphasis on the importance of knowing that you have a support system waiting for you on the […]