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Los Angeles provocateurs Classless Act offered a special gift for all the music lovers on Valentine’s Day—a cover of Toxic, Britney Spears’ classic heart stomper. Says the band of the song: “We grew up listening to the original tune as a punk song. And 20 years later we’re honoring ‘Toxic’ with our knives out. It’s […]

WHILE SHE SLEEPS Unleash New Track ‘To The Flowers’

Already one of British metal’s biggest names, While She Sleeps are set to take things to the next sonic level with the March 29 release of their new album SELF HELL. As showcased with visceral intent on the recent singles, the title track and DOWN (featuring Alex Taylor of Malevolence), the band’s ambitious approach is […]

BOSTON MANOR Return With First New Music Of 2024

Boston Manor return with new single Container. It marks the first new music from the band in 2024 as they make their return in an impassioned and ambitious mood. Full of thrust and intention, Container is rich with depth and groove, offering an early signpost to where their sound is taking them next: from parallel […]

DRAGONFORCE Cover TAYLOR SWIFT Song ‘Wildest Dreams’

DRAGONFORCE has unveiled an official video for their excellent Taylor Swift cover, Wildest Dreams (DragonForce’s Version), which is included as a bonus track on select editions of their anxiously anticipated upcoming album, Warp Speed Warriors, out on March 15, 2024 via Napalm Records. The Grammy-nominated unit has transformed the current reigning pop superstar’s huge hit […]

WORMWOOD Announce New Album

Sweden’s metal maestros Wormwood are ready to unveil their long-awaited fourth album, THE STAR. This monumental work marks the final chapter of their ambitious trilogy, Trilogy of Death, which took its start with the critically acclaimed gem NATTARVET which then led on to the mighty ARCHIVE. THE STAR takes the listeners on a profound journey […]

COSMIC NINJA Release EP ‘Filth’

Cosmic Ninja have been taking the UK by storm over the last few years with their eclectic sound and raucous live show and the band are set to release their most accomplished and exciting work to date in the form of upcoming new EP Filth. Their energetic appeal, disregard for genre conventions and punk ethos […]

PARADISE FELL Drop New Single ‘Suffocate’

London, UK-based alternative project Paradise Fell have shared their fourth studio single SUFFOCATE. Paradise Fell are growing into their unapologetically lean, smart and undeniably hooky approach to the nu-rock, nu-grunge wave with an irresistible sound. Having nurtured a deep connection with fans via the release of their first three singles, Paradise Fell move forward into […]

MUDVAYNE & COAL CHAMBER: Hordern Pavillion, Sydney 16/02/24

Words by Matt NewPhotos By Angie New Photography Nu-Metal has always been a widely debated genre of music that has divided the gatekeepers of the metal scene. However, in 2024, the importance of these bands that pioneered one of the last genuinely innovative styles of music is finally gaining the respect it rightfully deserves. After […]

MY DYING BRIDE Announce New Album, Drop Single ‘Thornwyck Hymn’

British death-doom legends My Dying Bride are proud to announce their 15th studio album, A Mortal Binding, set to be released on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The news is accompanied by the release of tempestuous, heart-wrenching new single Thornwyck Hymn. The track comes with a stunning video directed by Daniel Gray, depicting a […]

HOMEGROWN All Australian Festival Announced

Home is where the heart is, and this March in Victoria home is where an insatiable line-up of home-grown acts will descend on Melbourne and Ballarat for HOMEGROWN, a brand new event featuring an all-star, all-Australian line-up. With both events headlined by SLOWLY SLOWLY and KISSCHASY, HOMEGROWN will also feature TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN […]

MUDVAYNE, COAL CHAMBER: Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane 14/02/24

Pix by Rashid Alkamraihki Words by Jimmy Glinster After a week of anxiety and self-doubt relating to interviewing a couple of my Nu-Metal idols, it finally dawned on me only yesterday the significance of this event. Not only are Mudvayne and Coal Chamber two of the most iconic Nu-Metal bands ever – who both had […]

DIAMOND CONSTRUCT Share Music Video For ‘Switchblade OST’

Enigmatic modern metal monsters Diamond Construct share the chaotic video for new single Switchblade OST and announce their upcoming album, Angel Killer Zero, will be out everywhere Friday, April 26 via Greyscale Records & Pale Chord. Pre-orders live now. Blending sounds heard on acclaimed releases DCX2 and Hit It Back with new sonic ground found […]

CHRIS ISAAC Adds Extra Sydney Date To Australian Tour

Platinum-selling and GRAMMY-nominated singer and actor Chris Isaak has added an extra Sydney show to his In Concert tour of Australia in April to satisfy demand. This new show is confirmed for Sydney’s State Theatre on April 11. Chris Isaak has shared how excited he is to be returning to our shores, saying “I am […]

RIDING WITH KILLERS Release Music Video For ‘Novelty’

Riding With Killers, the Detroit-based alt/metal trio, has released their powerful new music video for the single Novelty. The track comes from their newest album Full Circle, which is available now on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube. With a fiery mix of 90s alt-rock, industrial, and nu-metal, Riding With Killers creates a sound that is […]


Norton Music Factory in Caloundra is hosting a special night of music on February 24 when they celebrate Women In Rock with a massive line-up of bands that highlights the talent and diversity of Australia’s growing music scene. Headlined by RedHook, the event also features Krave, Jollee, Veratie, Viper Syndicate, Acid Cherry and Miss L.C. […]

DEICIDE Unleash New Single ‘Sever The Tongue’

In an act of audacious defiance that is sure to ignite controversy, death metal titans DEICIDE have released their provocative new digital single Sever The Tongue today, Ash Wednesday, adding a layer of blasphemy to this day’s observances. This amplifies the band’s notorious reputation for challenging religious conventions, reinforcing their position at the vanguard of […]


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, WACKEN OPEN AIR is treating its fans to a lovely bunch of bands full of further highlights for this year’s edition of the festival. First of all, none other than GENE SIMMONS is taking the stage, obviously not with KISS, but with his very own band. It consists of […]


News that the legendary Infectious Grooves will be appearing at BluesFest set the internet alight. To add fuel to that fire, the funk-metal supergroup have announced massive headline shows in Melbourne Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney! Boasting an all-star line-up of incredible players, including Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) and […]

SLATZ Drops New Track ‘Unleashed’

Slatz, the boundary-breaking artist blending Nu-metal, Hardcore punk, Metalcore & Trapmetal, unveils his latest single, Unleashed, igniting a firestorm of motivation and empowerment. This high-energy track promises to captivate listeners with its motivational verses and infectious rap-metal fusion. Unleashed isn’t just a song—it’s a battle cry for those refusing to be shackled by life’s challenges. […]

L.S. DUNES Drop New Track ‘How Dare You’

Today, L.S. Dunes: vocalist Anthony Green, guitarist Frank Iero, bassist Tim Payne, guitarist Travis Stever, and drummer Tucker Rule share a brand-new single, How Dare You. Produced by Will Yip (Turnstile, Circa Survive, Quicksand) and L.S. Dunes and recorded at Yip’s Studio 4 Recording in Philadelphia, PA., the primal track breaks new ground for the […]

IRON JINN Release ‘Lick It Or Kick It’ From Upcoming Live Album

Experimental psychedelic rock sensation Iron Jinn, hailing from Amsterdam, is set to captivate the music world with the release of the first video and track Lick It Or Kick It from their highly anticipated live album. Recorded during their spellbinding performance at the renowned Roadburn Festival in 2023, the album promises to be a musical […]

Premiere: DREAMKILLERS ‘Dirty Water’

You could almost be mistaken for thinking it’s the 90s all over again! But you would be wrong! 2024 sees Dreamkillers in a fresh new light. Starting February 14 the Dreamkillers are releasing a new single every month!!! With nearly two hundred years of live experience collectively within the band / you do the math. […]

NEW BLOOM FEST Arrives In March

The new era of alternative rock and punk arrives in Australia this March with NEW BLOOM FEST, a brand-new touring festival set to launch next month. Featuring some of the freshest up-and-coming artists in the scene, today NEW BLOOM FEST is also announcing an expansion beyond the festival events, with headline shows locked and loaded […]

ASTRO ELEVATOR Release Latest Track ‘Kaleidoscopic Trance’

Astro Elevator, the audacious four-piece band hailing from Melbourne, has unleashed a sonic storm with the release of their new single Kaleidoscopic Trance. This seismic track serves as a tantalizing preview of their highly anticipated second album, Cosmo Vortexia. Formed in mid-2019, Astro Elevator draws inspiration from a rich tapestry of musical influences, ranging from […]

JEBEDIAH Release ‘Motivation’ From Upcoming Album OIKS

A revitalising sonic spark, the upbeat new single Motivation from beloved Perth rockers Jebediah follows on from the group’s dreamy indie single Rubberman, with Motivation unfurling cleverly simple melodics fused with Jebediah’s hard-wired charm. Also accompanied by a new music video that snapshots the band in their natural element, Motivation will also feature on Jebediah’s […]

MUDVAYNE & COAL CHAMBER Kick Australian Tour Off In Brisbane Tonight

Two of the world’s most influential and enduring metal bands join forces for five headline shows in Australia this week. Mudvayne and Coal Chamber – two bands many thought would never perform live again – have landed in our country and kick off the year’s biggest metal extravaganza tonight (February 14) at the Fortitude Music […]

ROCK THE BOAT Tour Diary, Day 6: Already? It’s Gone Too Quick!

Late last year, HEAVY had the honour of being invited on board the Royal Caribbean to join Rock The Boat 2023 and moonlight as journalists by interviewing bands on board. Admittedly, it was a little outside of our comfort zone with a more rock and blues-orientated line-up, but you know what they say? You talk […]

PEARL JAM Announce New Album, DARK MATTER, Plus Tour Dates

Pearl Jam will release their twelfth studio album Dark Matter on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on April 19, 2024 and launch a 35-date worldwide tour this May. Produced by multi-GRAMMY® award winning producer Andrew Watt, Dark Matter marks the band’s first release since critically-acclaimed Gigaton (2020). In 2023, the members of Pearl Jam—Eddie Vedder [vocals], Jeff […]


Brisbane’s heavy metal scene has been reignited by the fierce, unapologetic sounds of Ancient Remains, a band unafraid to channel their raw energy into metal tracks with rock and roll vigor and hardcore influences. In their latest release, CTFO (short for “Chill The F*** Out”), Ancient Remains delivers a relentless anthem born from the frustrations […]

Second Sydney Show Added To TENACIOUS D Australian Tour

The people gave spoken! Responding to huge demand by fans who snapped up tickets across the country last week, selling out shows in Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne – with very limited tickets remaining in Brisbane and Adelaide – Frontier Touring is pleased to announce a 2nd & final Sydney show for the Greatest Band That […]

VILIFY Share New Single ‘Light Bringer’

Newcastle metalcore outfit Vilify share its new single Light Bringer and announce the EP Fever Dream, out Friday, April 19. Vilify will launch their single live at Alpha Wolf‘s curated music festival CVLTFEST in Brisbane this February. Juxtaposing the serenity of sleep with the misery of life, Light Bringer explores the escape from reality that […]


In a thrilling turn of events following the unforeseen cancellation of Glamfest Brisbane, the heart of rock ‘n’ roll in Brisbane beats stronger than ever. Danny & Mango from Ablaze, Glenn from Shotgun Mistress (Australian Radio Promotion), and Brissy’s own Ross from KISSIT (From War Room Productions) have rallied together to ensure that the city’s […]

BEYOND THE DARKNESS Unveil New Single ‘Funeral Of Love’

Death\Doom metal Beyond the Darkness have announced the release of their highly anticipated album Noche Oscura. The album explores the themes of pain, loss, – depression, love, life and death through the lens of the band’s signature heavy and atmospheric sound. Inspired by personal experiences, Noche Oscura delves into the depths of human emotion, exploring […]

OVERSHARE Release Third Album Single ‘Cast Iron’

“I’m a liar, I’m a cheater, I’m a bully, everything a grown man should do, I do it fully,” lead singer Eric Rosener playfully boasts to his audience in the early moments of this cool-as-ice post-punk ear-worm. Dallas-based punk act, Overshare, presents their new single Cast Iron. Known for their style and sense of humor, […]

MIKE AND THE MOLOTOVS Release ‘Red White And F#@k You’

Mike and the Molotovs are a country punk band, self-described as “Spaghetti Punk” based in Phoenix, Arizona. As their audience and notoriety has continued to spread (thanks in part to winning the 98KUPD Playdio competition for 2024) the Molotovs paradoxically seem to have no interest in being popular, wealthy or famous. In fact, they are […]

CVLTFEST Set Times Announced

Get ready as the 2024 edition of CVLTFEST is set to melt faces in Brisbane at Eatons Hill Hotel in less than 2 weeks with Alpha Wolf headlining alongside friends Emmure (USA), Crossfaith (Japan), Ocean Grove, Paledusk (Japan), Ten56. (France), Diamond Construct, Crave Death and Vilify and the set times are now here. Launching CVLTFEST […]

NORTHLANE, ERRA, LANDMVRKS, BANKS ARCADE: Fortitude Music hall 09/02/24

Pix and words by RASHID ALKAMRAIKHI I was already inside the venue because Kris and I had come in early to record an interview with tonight’s main support, ERRA, so it was interesting to be standing inside the empty hall and watch the crowd flood in to the venue. And flood in they did, much […]

VOODOO BLOO Release New Track ‘Hot Garbage’

This latest offering from Voodoo Bloo captures the essence of a transformative experience, delving into the complexities of relationships and the unexpected twists they take. Inspired by the metamorphosis of an individual into something entirely unexpected, HOT GARBAGE embodies the frustration and bewilderment that ensues when someone known becomes, in the words of the band, […]

MANNEQUIN DEATH SQUAD Release New Track ‘Everybody’s Movin’

Naarm/Melbourne-based rock/punk duo Mannequin Death Squad have shared their rebellious music video for Everybody’s Movin – produced by the band themselves, mixed by Brent Quirk and mastered by Matt Gray (Violent Soho, The Veronicas). Everybody’s Movin unleashes a ruthless yet vibrant energy, framed by a vintage-style recording filter and pixilated lyric subtitles. Palpable energy centres […]


Words by Matt NewPhotography by Angie New Photography Katatonia has a habit of timing their visits to Sydney when the weather is gloomy and ominous. This serves as an appropriate backdrop to complement their melancholic sound, further enhancing the mystique surrounding this highly respected band. Over the past 30 years, the quintet from Stockholm, Sweden, […]


One of Australia’s most cherished cultural escapes, The Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival, is pleased to announce its full long weekend live music program. Running across four nights, which includes a special prelude concert on Thursday, April 25, featuring Gareth Liddard, the main festival is set to run across 26, 27 & 28 April […]


Soulful Powerhouses Jeremy Passion and Gabe Bondoc will be returning to Australia and the Philippines with their Parallels tour this April. Known for their soul-stirring R&B melodies and heartwarming acoustic performances, Gabe and Jeremy join forces in concert for the first time and are set to create unforgettable moments for their fans Down Under and […]

OCEANS Return With Music Video For ‘Slaves To The Feed’

OCEANS are back with their first new music of 2024. The German nu-metal band proudly presents their latest single Slaves To The Feed, which provides another strong message towards the importance of mental health and raising awareness on this topic. The new song sees OCEANS collaborate with Australian keyboardist MISSTIQ as well as Josh Collard […]

ENSLAVED Release ‘Forest Dweller’ Ft JO QUAIL

Norway’s trailblazing cosmic voyagers Enslaved released their latest avant-garde creation Heimdal one year ago. To celebrate the studio album’s first year of existence, the band recently announced the Heimdal (Deluxe) digital album, due out on March 1 2024. Heimdal (Deluxe) will include the studio album in full, as well as alternative versions of two album […]

THROWN Drop New Track ‘Backfire’

Swedish heavyweight Thrown, following up on their previous singles Guilt and On The Verge – the latter having made a significant impact by hitting the Viral Top-50 in both the USA and Australia this year, and together amassing over 7 million streams worldwide – with their brand new track Backfire. Backfire hits back hard, flipping […]

AVRALIZE Return With Latest Single ‘Higher’

Fronted by vocalist Severin Sailer, guitarist Philipp Tenberken, drummer Bastian Gölz and bass player Valentin Noack; AVRALIZE [ˈɔːrəlaɪz] follow up on their previous banger LOTUS with another one, called HIGHER that reimagines the love narrative, guiding listeners beyond everyday experiences to delve into intense emotional bonds and connections, moving from the tangible to a deeply […]

COFFIN STORM Release New Single ‘Over Frozen Moors’

Overlooking the ancient lands of sensational heavy metal, Norway’s Coffin Storm is the new band consisting of a trio of Kolbotn veterans, with the line-up of Apollyon (Aura Noir/Lamented Souls) and Bestial Tormentor (Infernö/Lamented Souls) completed by Darkthrone’s Fenriz on vocal duties. Fenriz explains the origins of the band: “Kolbotn is a hilly forest-y place […]


Interview by Jimmy Glinster & Kris Peters Video work done by Squirty While we at HEAVY favor the metal side of life, we also have a soft spot for rock – especially Aussie rock. So when we were offered the opportunity to set sail on Rock The Boat 2023 and conduct onboard interviews for the first time ever we jumped at the chance. […]

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