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Site news.

Some changes to the site layout.
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Livestreams

EPICA announce livestream for June 12th, 2021

Website format The latest band to announce a livestream event is symphonic masters, EPICA. Read more about it  here.
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Australian Content Upcoming gigs

FROTH & FURY FEST – Massive Adelaide gig announcement.

test FROTH & FURY FEST gig announcement -
THIS IS HUGE.
July 31st, down at Port Adelaide.
Check all the info within.
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Australian Content Livestreams

CALIGULA’S HORSE announce livestream for June 20th.

CALIGULA'S HORSE: LIVE AFTER LOCKDOWN
LIVE SHOW | WORLDWIDE LIVESTREAM EVENT | 20.00 AEST
SUNDAY JUNE 20 - THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE
Click for more details.
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Australian Content Interviews New releases

TEMTRIS interview. New album, ‘Ritual Warfare’, out April 30th.

I spoke to GEN and FOX from TEMTRIS about the line-up change, the recording of the new album, 'Ritual Warfare, due for release April 30, and the tour to promote the album. Always great to chat to them.
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Tour Announcements

Tour changes.

There's been a couple of changes to tours. Read the full post for more details.
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New releases

PRIMAL CREATION to release 2nd album Friday 16th April, 2021.

These guys are from Belgium. They play a riffy brand of thrash that I really dug. Check it out.
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Interviews New releases

ELYOSE interview. New EP, ‘Persona’, out now.

I spoke with Justine Daaé from ELYOSE, about the latest EP, 'Persona' which came out late February. We also spoke about the change from band to solo project, and the hard work put in as an independent artist. Fascinating chat.
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Interviews New releases

ORDEN OGAN interview online. New album, ‘Final Days’, out now.

Website format I spoke with Seeb Levermann from ORDEN OGAN about many things, including the many issues faced during the recording of the new album, 'Final Days'. A great chat with him, check it all out below.
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Tour Announcements

THE IRON MAIDENS tour postponed again.

Website format THE IRON MAIDENS have now had to postpone their Australian tour again. Keep an eye on those overseas tours, I have a feeling a few more will be pushed back AGAIN. Also, if you hear something before me, please let me know.
EDIT- dates rescheduled for Feb. 2022. Check gig guide.
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Interviews New releases

WHITE VOID interview online. New album out on March 12th, 2021.

Website format I spoke with Lars Nedland of WHITE VOID (also of BORKNEGAR and SOLEFALD) about the WHITE VOID album being released March 12th. A great insight into the ideas behind this band and how lockdown sped things along while other things were on hold. Also, hear him tell a story relating to a 'Vodka sauna'.
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Photos

SOUTH COAST RAW gig photos.

Website format A gig 2 weekends in a row? Hang on, what? This time it was SOUTH COAST RAW at the Port Noarlunga Football Club.
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Photos

HIDDEN INTENT / SHATTER BRAIN / DEAD SUN photos.

Website format Yay, we actually had a gig to go to, and we were allowed to stand.
HIDDEN INTENT and SHATTER BRAIN launched their albums, supported by DEAD SUN.
Photos linked below.
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Interviews New releases

OF MICE AND MEN interview online. ‘Timeless’ EP out 26th February 2021.

Website format I spoke to Aaron Pauley from OF MICE AND MEN about playing bass and covering all vocal duties after the previous singer left and how it seemed the most organic solution, recording remotely and the move to SharpTone Records.
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Interviews New releases

RICKY WARWICK interview online. New solo album out now.

Website format I spoke with Ricky Warwick,  of BLACK STAR RIDERS / THIN LIZZY / THE ALMIGHTY, about his excellent new solo album, 'When Life Was Hard And Fast'. As well as chatting about that, I also asked him about the call to join THIN LIZZY, the transition to BLACK STAR RIDERS, and the process behind my favourite BSR song. A fascinating chat.
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Interviews New releases

KORPIKLAANI interview online. New album out Friday 5th Feb.

I spoke once again to TUOMAS ROUNAKARI of Finnish band KORPIKLAANI about tours being cut short, empty calendars, isolation work, bodies buried in the swamp (not his doing), and the new KORPIKLAANI album, due out tomorrow (Friday 5th February). Always great to speak to him.
Interviews New releases

EPICA interview online. New album, ‘Omega’, out Feb 26th.

I spoke with SIMONE SIMONS of EPICA, about life in general, juggling family life with being one of 2 recording/touring musicians in the household, '70,000 Tons Of Metal' / 'The Little Mermaid' memories and of the excellent upcoming EPICA album, 'Omega'. She was awesome to chat to.
Interviews New releases

ACCEPT interview online. New album out soon.

I spoke once again to WOLF HOFFMANN of ACCEPT, this time regarding the killer new ACCEPT album, 'Too Mean To Die', which is due out next week. It's the first album since long time bassist Peter Baltes left the band. I spoke to Wolf about that as well. The band has 3 guitarists now. Why? Why not? Listen to him explain what the new members have brought to the band.
Band news

Marko resigns from NIGHTWISH.

HUGE announcement regarding MARKO and NIGHTWISH.
Wrap-ups

Top albums for 2020

Let's face it, 2020 has been a pretty shit year in a lot of ways, but for new music, it's been pretty darned good. I listened to more new music this year than ever before I reckon. We all had a fair bit of spare time didn't we? Anyhow, this is my favourite albums for 2020. I may add to it, because I'm still getting through them. I even recently discovered at least 3 that would've made last year's list, had I heard them last year. Surprisingly, as with last year, I can't separate the first 3 for album of the year. To avoid a shit-fight (with myself) the first 3 are simply listed in the order in which I heard them. The rest are in no particular order, just as they came to mind. ​Cheers.
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