You know the music scene is coming back to life when you actually have to schedule yourself a weekend off for a friend’s birthday party…
It’s not so bad a place to be in, and I’m sure there’s gigs happening somewhere, so if you aren’t on your way to my place to celebrate Melanie ‘Agwa’ Pollard‘s birthday then you know what to do!
This week we feature the legendary Rose Tattoo on the cover, with frontman and Australian Of The Century Angry Anderson stopping in to talk about the upcoming Fistful Of Rock shows with The Angels, The Poor and Baby Animals plus more.
We also speak with UNI/VS, Bad Juju and 3Ree, plus HEAVY’s resident in-depth reporter Simon Russell-White catches up with some old friends in a new band when he digs into Get Rekt and their new EP.
There’s new music from Mammal, Black Rheno and Scaphis and we bring you the latest tour news from Tumbleweed, A Gazillion Angry Mexicans, Wolf Alice, Endless Boogie and The Plot In You.
Get Rekt have released their EP, so Simon susses that out, plus we revisit the recent release from Checaine and bring you all the stories and pics from Halloween Hysteria.
There’s the usual Hollywood round up of news, reviews, interviews and previews in HEAVY Cinema so crack open a JD, sing Happy Birthday for Mel and keep pumping that homegrown metal.
Next weekend is shaping up to be huge already for me in Queensland with Full Tilt on Saturday and Uncaged on Sunday, so check your local gig guides to find out what’s happening near you.
Until then, stay HEAVY