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The latest band to announce a livestream event is symphonic masters, EPICA. Read more about it
FROTH & FURY FEST
gig announcement -
THIS IS HUGE.
July 31st, down at Port Adelaide.
Check all the info within.
CALIGULA'S HORSE: LIVE AFTER LOCKDOWN
LIVE SHOW | WORLDWIDE LIVESTREAM EVENT | 20.00 AEST
SUNDAY JUNE 20 - THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE
Click for more details.
I spoke to GEN
and FOX from
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.
There's been a couple of changes to tours. Read the full post for
These guys are from Belgium. They play a riffy brand of thrash that
I really dug. Check it out.
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.
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
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.
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'.
A gig 2 weekends in a row? Hang on, what? This time it was SOUTH COAST RAW at the Port
Noarlunga Football Club.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
HUGE announcement regarding MARKO and NIGHTWISH.
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.
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