The Amity Affliction

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[ALBUM REVIEW] AARON KEYLOCK: Cut Against The Grain

You often hear the gripe these days “nobody is doing good old fashioned rock and roll anymore.” Well, gripe no more because somebody is back to making rock the way it was intended to be… and what might surprise you is the guy that is doing it is just 16 …

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THRASH, BLAST & GRIND FESTIVAL

[LIVE REVIEW] THRASH, BLAST AND GRIND FESTIVAL at Max Watts, Melbourne

Featuring: King Parrot, Psycroptic, Revocation, Whoretopsy, Black Rheno and Hollow Earth.   It’s hard to think of a more appropriately named event than the Thrash, Blast and Grind Festival. While none of the bands on tonight’s bill ever quite pulled off all three elements in one, there was plenty of …

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[LIVE REVIEW] Yellowcard at The Enmore Theatre

On Friday afternoon, Sydney was hit with a downpour. Rain was bucketing down faster than a thrash metal drummer on speed, and Enmore Road turned into a river (which I aptly renamed to Ocean Avenue for the night). The rain didn’t keep the punters away though, and they were out …

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[LIVE REVIEW] TWELVE FOOT NINJA at The Miami Shark Bar, 16th Feb 2017

I’ve heard of Osaka Punch before, but have never heard their music. Unfortunately, this situation was only improved marginally when I saw them as support for 12 Foot Ninja at the Miami Shark Bar on Thursday night, but the few songs I managed to catch were enough to make me …

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[ALBUM REVIEW] A BREACH OF SILENCE: Secrets

With two well-received albums in their back catalogue many bands would decide to rest on their laurels and just churn out more of the same… not Australian band A Breach Of Silence who seem to reach new, dizzy heights on their brand new album Secrets. This is an album that …

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[PHOTOS + VIDEO + REVIEW] GUNS N’ ROSES at MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Australia. 14th Feb 2017

Guns N’ Roses at MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) Stadium, Melbourne Australia. 14th February 2017. iPhone Video of the epic “Paradise City” show finale. Wait for the confetti and pyro! Twelve months ago if you’ve said that Guns N’ Roses would be touring Australia in 2017, I would have called you …

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[ALBUM REVIEW] DEATHLESS LEGACY: Dance With Devils

In Italy, back in 2006, five friends who loved Italian metal band Death SS formed a tribute band to them called Deathless. After seven years of this, they decided to begin writing their own music. Deathless became Deathless Legacy. The next year, the band released their debut album, Rise From …

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[FILM NEWS] GHOST IN A SHELL Trailer Released

Paramount Pictures have just released a new trailer for Ghost In A Shell. The film which stars Scarlett Johansson, Beat Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche and Michael Pitt and is directed by Rupert Sanders will be released into Australian cinemas on March 30th.  

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[LIVE REVIEW + PHOTOS] UNDEROATH & sleepmakeswaves, Melbourne, February 12th 2017

There is something undeniably special about attending the self-christened “rebirth” tour of one of the most important, most successful post-hardcore bands of the 2000s. Underoath, for the first time since their reunion in 2015, graced Melbourne’s hardcore scene with the almighty presence of a band as crucial to the genre …

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Killing Ground - Killing Ground

[FILM REVIEW] Killing Ground

Director: Damien Powers Writer: Damien Powers Stars: Aaron Pederson, Aaron Glenane, Harriet Dyer, Ian Meadows Release Date: Screened as part of MIFF 2016. Release date TBA Genre: Thriller Reviewed by Dave Griffiths David rated it: 4 Stars   Australia has always been a country that knows how to make good horror …

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[ALBUM REVIEW] DOCTOR LIVINGSTONE: Triumphus Haeretici

Natives of Montpellier, Southern France, Doctor Livingstone know how to burst one’s eardrum keeping the avid listener coming back for more. A follow-up to Contemptus Saeculi (2014), a violent cocktail of extreme metal and hardcore was exactly what the doctor ordered. Avoiding what many bands do by having a sixteen minute …

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[UK NEWS] HARK Announce UK Shows

HARK have announced three UK release shows in early March that will be followed by a British headlining tour joined by OHHMS for this April. These dates complement the already published European run in support of CONAN and DOWNFALL OF GAIA in March 2017. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below. Mastermind …

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[EP REVIEW] MEMORIAM: The Hellfire Demo’s

For a two track demo, this long-awaited debut of Memoriam featuring Bolt Thrower frontman Karl Willetts, is pretty damn impressive. Memoriam is clearly and undeniably Willetts. His voice is so recognisable to those of us who have grown up loving the former glory of Bolt Thrower and their existence. As we …

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