Category: Rock


Geelong rock n rollers Dangerous Curves will release their long awaited debut album So Dirty Right on April 6.
They have just released a new lyric video for the albums title track Watch So Dirty Right

The band have just announced a run of shows in their home state of Victoria in support of the release
April 6:  Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
with Gypsy, Espionage, White Devil Detroit
April 13: Mojos Pool hall & Lounge, Ballarat
with White Devil Detroit, The Krunch & Chasing Mojo
April 20: Barwon Club, Geelong
with Ablaze, 74 Kings & The Krunch
April 27: MusicMan, Bendigo​
with Lace And Whiskey


Inspired by the likes of Bon Jovi, Kiss and Van Halen, Dangerous Curves formed in 2015 with one only one goal in mind, to bring back the music of the infamous LA scene of the late 80’s…with a add a modern twist.

So Dirty Right is larger than life and ready to blow you away! Ten perfectly executed slabs of rock n roll that capture the wild spirit of rock’s glory days while very much looking towards the future. Equal parts grit and polish, Dangerous Curves know how to party

Huge hooks, ballsy guitars and big drums. So Dirty Right has songs you’ll be humming after the first listen that will get stuck in your head for days. 
So Dirty Right was produced by Chris Themelco (Harlott, Orpheus Omega, Espionage, Skarlet) at Monolith Studios and Mastered at Deluxe Mastering (JET, Silverchair, The Veronicas).

So Dirty Right – Track listing:
1. Sensationable Submit
2. Art Of The Heart
3. Club Mile High
4. Funky Bonez
5. I Need lovin’
6. So Dirty Right
7. Ready Or Not
8. See You Again
9. Forbidden Love
10. Locked Down
Pre orders available now and come with an instant download of Art Of The Heart

Metal never dies. In the 50 years since it first spewed forth from northern English guitars, heavy metal has grown into a world dominating and ever expanding genre of endless subgenres.
But sometimes, you just have to bring it back to it’s roots. It’s all about the riff, that feeling, that sound, that urge.
Adelaide’s finest exponents of true heavy metal, Matterhorn have harnessed the heavy metal riff and channeled it into their debut album, Crimes Of Man, set for release on March 16.
Today they unleash the first single from the album. 
Watch the video for Memory Of The Guilty here

Formed in 2009, the band have been treading the boards for years as the nations premiere heavy metal tribute show performing all the classic songs from bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, DIO, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy, Metallica and more in one big highly entertaining and memorable live full concert production show. This led to the release of a 7 track EP in 2013 called For True Fans Of Rock/Metal featuring cover songs of the above mentioned bands which was well received among the heavy music press. Matterhorn then went on to tour the EP to a wider audience sharing Aussie stages with former Judas Priest vocalist Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens and the one and only Paul Di’Anno of Iron Maiden’s early years.

Then the requests started coming in to hear some of the bands own songs…and due to overwhelming demand, the band have produced a slab of their own metal material and called it Crimes Of Man.

Featuring 13 original songs, that feature vocalist Amanda Ozolins’ incredible power, range and control. There is something formidable about her voice that comes roaring out of the speakers and grabs the listener by the throat, commanding their attention. 
Focusing your attention further, guitarist Brendan Ozolins delivers riffs that honour his roots and are instantly recognisable as 100% metal riffage. There are no breakdowns or prog weirdness going on, just straight up pummelling riffs and soaring solos of pure molten metal. The full frontal assault is driven home via Steve Opitz and Jaryd Dorey on bass and drums, who lock down monstrous groove from the engine room.

Ozolin’s lyrics tackle some pretty heavy contemporary issues, the superficial nature of social media on album opener Judge Nought, to Burial Ground‘s corporate greed, Asylum‘s the refugee crisis, to the ever present threat of global conflict discussed in Spear Of Destiny and even the Bali Nine via the albums first single Memory Of The Guilty. Plus the uniquely Aussie Guest Of His Majesty which gives the First Fleet and early Australian life a metal soundtrack and some typically metal subject matter via Drive – fast cars, fast living, The Riff – nuff said, and I Am Become Death, the most metal of topics, The Manhattan Project.

If it’s pure, unadulterated heavy freakin metal that you want. Matterhorn have got what you need!

Crimes Of Man will be released on March 16 
Pre orders are coming soon

Melbourne’s Arcane Saints are releasing their brand new Britpop and classic rock inspired single “Something Real.” Never a band to shy away from change, the song is a step in a different musical direction from their previous heavier, grunge inspired sound. Arcane Saints have performed at major festivals all over the world including Big Day Out and recently supported the legendary Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols. They have also toured with and supported bands such asTrapt, Grinspoon, Thousand Foot Krutch and Sarah Mcleod. Before they embark on a European tour in support of the new single, they will be treating their hometown fans to a special launch show at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar on Sat 10 March.


If you love your loud guitar playing and you know your hard rock and metal then chances are you have discovered Michael Schenker over the years. Schenker is the guitarist’s guitarist. A man who forged who his career with might Scorpions before amassing album sales over the years with a range of solo projects. Now he is back with a brand new album Resurrection by Michael Schenker Fest. Subculture was lucky enough to be able to sit down with Michael and chat about how this album has come together.

You can take a listen to our interview with Michael Schenker right here.


In under a year, WA’s Good Doogs have taken the West by storm. Forming in April 2017, they have already released a debut EP featuring singles “Tried My Best” and “Blue Skies, Wet Dreams” which have been featured by STAB Magazine, Pilerats, and major surf brand Rusty, as well as rotation on triple j unearthed, and RTRFM.

They then sold out venues in Mandurah and Perth, leading to a string of support slots for some of the best names in Australian indie-rock – Skegss, Ruby Fields, Good Boy, The Gooch Palms and Bleeding Knees Club.


They also recently sold out their second EVER headline show – cramming in (you guessed it) 420 patrons – in Fremantle, as well as being added to triple j spot rotation and featured on Spotify’s Local Noiseplaylist.


Step aside, The Doogs are now coming East.

New single “Nothing To Do” is an anthem for hot summer days when school is out and the surf is weak. It’s about hanging out with your mates and wasting time. 

The video (filmed and edited by Emma Smart) plays on the theme – showing the boys on an adventure in the hot summer sun, looking for something to do.

The Doogs are shaping up to be a major player in the surf-rock movement in Australia, jump aboard the ground swell of fun that seems to be following them. Don’t kook it.

A Perfect Circle will release Eat The Elephant, the band’s fourth full-length album and first since 2004’s eMOTIVe, on April 20 via BMG.



The album arrives following years of anticipation and speculation, which reached a fever pitch as the outfit helmed by Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel launched their Fall 2017 tour with the release of “The Doomed”. The band then ushered in the new year with the debut of the contemplative song, “Disillusioned”.

“Although I’m extremely excited to finally be completing this album after a 14-year hiatus,” explains Keenan. “I’m actually more excited that its intentional release date is serving a greater purpose. The 20th of April is Carina Round’s birthday. She is a dear friend who is extremely difficult to shop for. Pressure off. Of course, I must also note that the potheads are gonna be thrilled that this album comes out on 4-20. May it serve as a glorious soundtrack to accompany all of the giggling and vexing sounds of nibbling and snacking. Fingers crossed, Cheech & Chong will be proud.”

“Demos are these precious ideas that you love in their initial state,” adds Howerdel. “Then you collaborate, invite other ideas, and watch them progress. That’s the dynamics and growth of a great record. I feel we’ve made a great record.”

Pre-orders for the 12-song album, which was co-produced by Dave Sardy (Autolux, Slayer), are available now (link) and come with instant digital downloads of “TalkTalk” (link), “Disillusioned” and “The Doomed.” Eat The Elephant is being released in multiple formats including digital, CD, double gatefold 180 gram vinyl and a box set with both the vinyl and CD as well as a prism and custom playing card deck. In advance of Record Store Day, a limited-edition independent retail exclusive version of the LP on white 180 gram vinyl with alternate cover will also be available.

Eat The Elephant tracklist:

1. Eat The Elephant
2. Disillusioned
3. The Contrarian
4. The Doomed
5. So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish
6. TalkTalk
7. By And Down The River
8. Delicious
9. DLB
10. Hourglass
11. Feathers
12. Get The Lead Out

News of the album’s release arrives as the band announces a Spring tour, with several festival performances, including Coachella, Las Rageous, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma having been previously announced. A full list of tour dates, including the band’s first European outing since the 2004 release of eMOTIVe, are available here.

A Perfect Circle’s current line-up is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine).


American sledgehammer stoner metal giants RED FANG are returning to Australia, so hold onto your beard, because things are going to get messy!

RED FANG, in its own nutty fashion, turn distortion rock into an imperious form of Rock Theatre, at times with its tongue rammed as far as its cheek muscles will contain it.

Joining the tour, will be local rockers DRUNK MUMS and you’d be hard pressed to find someone that’s into rock and roll that doesn’t get lost in one of their live shows.

Prepare for a stoner sludge avalanche in all its Rock-n-Roll glory. The RED FANG live show is jagged mother of nitro rock and it’s “akin to a landslide ploughing into bystanders who are more than eager to be swept away by their corpulent arsenal. Ever teetering on the edge of apocalyptic rumble and good-time groove, the mammoth fuzz just keeps on coming “– Metal Hammer


Tickets go on sale Thursday 8 February, 9am local



Thursday 10 May – The Brightside, Brisbane – 18+

Friday 11 May – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 18+

Saturday 12 May – Manning Bar, Sydney – 18+

Sunday 13 May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne – 18+

Tuesday 15 May – The Barwon Club, Geelong – 18+

Wednesday 16 May – Fowlers Live, Adelaide – 18+

Shaman's Harvest

Shaman’s Harvest have just dropped their brand new album called Red Hands Black Deeds and Dave Griffiths caught up with the band’s lead singer Nate Hunt to chat about the ‘vintage’ nature of the brand new album and to also have a look at the in-depth lyrics found on this album.

You can listen to or download the Shaman’s Harvest interview right here.

Sarah McLeod Album Cover

This week sees Aussie rocker Sarah McLeod not only release her brand new album Rocky’s Diner but also embark on her national tour. Dave Griffiths caught up with Sarah to chat about the inspirations behind the new album and also the new challenges she has set herself with the tour.

You can listen to or download our Sarah McLeod interview right here.


Sarah McLeod Tour