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[INTERVIEW] PANIC! AT THE DISCO {PART 1}

It’s been thirteen years since PANIC! AT THE DISCO changed the alternative scene forever, digging their heels into the ground and continuing to remain the royalty of a pop-rock empire. “I just want to share as much as what I have as possible, with as many people as possible”, frontman Brendon …

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[INTERVIEW] THE PRETTY RECKLESS

When The Pretty Reckless arrived on the rock scene, it wasn’t that easy for them to be taken seriously: every heavy elitist and his dog was ready to undermine the legitimacy of the young outfit whose frontwoman Taylor Momsen, at the time, was forever in the presses for her appearance …

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[INTERVIEW] THE RUINER

Win one of three “The Ruiner” CD’s! There are some projects that are just plain unique, that don’t need excessive hype or scene gimmicks to make them feel important. The Ruiner is one of them. The supergroup, which is composed of seasoned Aussie metal vets, has been described as the product …

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[VIDEO INTERVIEW] PUP

Heavy TV caught up with frontman Stefan Babcock and drummer Zack Mykula of Canadian outfit PUP on their Australian tour earlier this month at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory. Interview by Peyton Bernhardt Videography by James O’Connor

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[INTERVIEW] Underoath

Underoath

Post-hardcore fans the world over dreamed that revered Florida outfit Underoath would reunite after their untimely break-up four years ago. When the dream came true, it was only a matter of time before they hit our shores. When speaking to frontman Spencer Chamberlain about their upcoming Australian tour, it feels …

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[INTERVIEW] Symphony X

by Kris Peters Playing live has always been considered an integral part in the birth of a new band. The accepted normality of touring, releasing, touring is almost a given, but cast back 20 years ago around the time Symphony X began their odyssey, and things were not as cut …

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[VIDEO INTERVIEW] THE DIRE STRAITS EXPERIENCE

Heavy TV caught up with Chris White, the former touring saxophonist for the Dire Straits, and Terence Reis, who fronts the Dire Straits Experience, at the State Theatre in Sydney. Interview by Peyton Bernhard Videography by James O’Connor THE DIRE STRAITS EXPERIENCE TOUR DATES Wednesday, October 5: State Theatre, Sydney Tix …

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[INTERVIEW] FRANK IERO

It’s difficult to imagine that a musician as successful as Frank Iero could still be as humble as a local artist doing their first interview, but it’s the truth. When Iero comes to us from the road on tour, it’s like he doesn’t know who he is. He’s overly apologetic …

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[INTERVIEW] THE USED

[Interview] The Used

By Nikki Russian It’s been 15 years since The Used broke free from Utah with the success of songs like The Taste of Ink and Box Full Of Sharp Objects, and by no means has anyone forgotten their influence. Their upcoming Australian tour has expanded with extra dates and venue changes …

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[INTERVIEW] COLOSSVS

By Peyton Bernhardt When you bring up Melbourne heavy hitters Colossvs to someone in the hardcore/metal scene, chances are they’ll respond with a remark resembling ‘what the fuck happened to those guys?’ After releasing their new track In The Absinthe of God and announcing another line-up change the other week, we …

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Despised Icon – Back Together at Last

By Kris Peters Despised Icon have defied popular belief in that a band has to be productive to be relevant, having spent the last six years in a state of limbo. After being one of the pioneers of extreme metal and providing inspiration to a plethora of emerging acts, the …

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Hordes of the Black Cross – Black Metal Spirits

By Daniel Tucceri Demonic shrieks emerge from the speakers like an unholy sepulchre that should never have been disturbed. Buzzsaw guitars pierce as unremitting screams tortured by hellfire would. Lightning fast drums pound as ruthlessly as a carpet bombing, leaving the listener shell-shocked beneath the levelling dust. Such are the …

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Cane Hill – Brutally Real

By Genevieve Gao It’s New Orleans, one of the oldest American cities and a place where the dirtiest HEAVY metal thrives, and it’s here that Cane Hill became fully immersed. Since forming in 2011, the group’s debut single Sunday School remains a defining representation, along with hard-hitting favourites from their …

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Wolf Hoffmann – Modern Classic

By Kris Peters When all is said and done, music is a finite medium. There are only so many guitar chords or variations. So many piano keys and so many drum beats. Basically, nothing can be truly fresh or original when it has been done for so long, with music, …

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Periphery – The Juggernaut Rolls on with Select Difficulty

By Callum Doig First, Periphery came with their debut in 2010, then with their sophomore, they decided to make things personal. And now with their third self-titled and sixth full-length record overall due in July, it was time the Washington DC-based sextet gave their fans the option to select their …

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The Dead Daisies: Alive and Kicking

By Genevieve Gao With roots in both Sydney and Los Angeles, the Daisies sprang to life after the legendary Jon Stevens [INXS] and David Lowy [The Angels, Mink] reconnected back in 2012, recording their self-titled debut in LA. Since that early formation, they’ve toured with the biggest names in rock, …

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Nails: One of Us

By Kris Peters HEAVY music has never really cracked the ARIA charts. The overwhelming majority of albums recognised in the Top 100 have always been mainstream bands, so when one of the metal family manages to thrust their name into the hallowed spotlight, it is always cause for celebration. Nails, …

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Doro: 30 Years – Strong and Proud

By Sam Barker Doro Pesch has been at the pinnacle of heavy metal since its very creation. Metal’s first lady is now celebrating thirty-years of non-stop dedication with her upcoming DVD box set, Strong and Proud – 30 Years of Rock and Metal. Doro has been passionate and active in …

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Weedeater: Goliathans of the Green

By Sam Barker Weedeater have been around since 1998, almost since the dawn of time. Which is convenient, as Dave ‘Dixie’ Collins often describes the noisy, sludgy sound of Weedeater as ‘cave metal’. “We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel, we’re just trying to play music that hits people right …

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Despised Icon – The Beast’s Re-Awakening

By Rod Whitfield When a band takes an extended hiatus from the scene, there is always a touch of trepidation on the part of the band and fans alike when they finally return with something new. Canadian extreme band Despised Icon took a breather from recording and touring in 2010, …

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