As the week draws to a close I want to send out best wishes and strength to everyone in Melbourne as they enter another lockdown as of midnight tonight. I don’t want to jump on the bandwagon but for all that is metal please stay in for the period – however long it is. We had to go through a similar thing recently in Brisbane and after 3 days where most people did the right thing life settled back to some semblance of normality pretty quickly. I know it’s hard but sit back and read through this weeks Digi-Mag and take it all in. Music is one way to pass the time…
We have a stack of interviews this week, with The Silencio gracing the cover and Katana Cartel, Astrodeath, Stonetrip, Killing Heidi and James Reyne all dropping by during the week to fill us in on what they have been up to.
There’s loads to do, particularly in Queensland, with The Other Festival on this weekend as well as Torizon‘s single launch and Hardcore Valley at the Woolly Mammoth. Rock Sisters Unite have announced an upcoming show as has Medusa Rising and the first-ever Kilfest at the Kilmore Gaol was announced during the week with Frankenbok added to an already impressive lineup spearheaded by King Parrot and Desecrator with High As Hell, 29 Bones, Deadweight 80, Diskust and Piston Fist rounding out the bill.
Squirty concludes his four-part series titled My Band Years and Katana Cartel showcase the premiere of their single “Grenade”.
On the new music front there’s a great selection from Bad Moon Born, Stepson, Belle Haven, Terrorential, RedHook, The Silencio, The Harvest Trail and Kai Cult so batten down the hatches and crack the lid of that bottle of JD and celebrate the increasing presence of Australian music.
Until next week, stay HEAVY and stay home!