Category: Music

Cradle Of FilthCradle Of Filth are about to return with their brand new album Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay so Dave Griffiths sat down with frontman Dani Filth for a little Dani. Amidst a London storm Dani chats to us about the Victorian gothic horror that inspired this album and also lets us know whether Australia can expect a Cradle Of Filth tour anytime soon.

You can listen to or download our Cradle Of Filth interview right here.

Less Than Jake

With ska-punk legends Less Than Jake heading back to Australia for a tour in October Dave Griffiths caught up with Vinnie from the band to talk about the band’s longevity and of course two of the band’s favourite topics – films and television.

You can listen to and download our Less Than Jake interview right here.

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Grinspoon

With Grinspoon’s classic album The Guide To Better Living being re-released to celebrate its anniversary and the band heading back out on the road Dave Griffiths caught up with the band to chat about the work that went into the classic album and what it has been like performing on stage again.

You can listen to or download our Grinspoon interview right here.

Max CavaleraWith Max Cavalera returning to Australia with his brother Igor on their Roots tour Dave Griffiths caught up with Max to talk about how this tour has been going overseas so far and Max drops a bombshell about the brand new Cavalera Conspiracy album.

You can listen to or download our Max Cavalera interview right here.

 

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Brand new documentary Descent Into The Maelstrom takes a look at the band Radio Birdman – a band which many people say opened the doors for heavy bands right across Australia. Dave Griffiths chats to Pip Hoyle, the Radio Birdman keyboardist about the band in general and what it was like being part of this documentary.

You can listen to or download our Pip Hoyle interview right here.

Melbourne Comedy's Rising Stars

With Melbourne Comedy’s Rising Stars returning to Melbourne for another bout Dave Grifftihs caught up with the host of the night, Michael Shafar to see what he has in store for everybody this time around.

You can listen to or download our Michael Shafar interview right here.

 

After SOLD OUT shows, Melbourne’s hottest line-up of emerging comedians is back with a very special line-up of comedians from TV and radio! 

Hosted by Michael Shafar (Triple J’s Good Az Friday, writer for Channel 10′s The Project), the line-up includes Ben Knight (ABC’s The Warriors), Nick Capper (Channel 31′s About Tonight), Jess Perkins (Triple J and ABC’s Comedy Up Late) and RAW Comedy winners Danielle Walker and Matt Stewart!

The secret to the show’s success lies in its curation. Melbourne Comedy’s R ising Stars is dedicated to introducing comedians who are on their way up. These are comics who have performed to sell-out crowds internationally, all over the country and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

See the future of Australian comedy on one stage. Bookings are highly recommended.

Show Details: Melbourne Comedy’s Ri sing Stars

Dates and Times: Saturday 5 August, 10pm.

Cost: $25-32

Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne 3000

Tickets: https://thebutterflyc lub.com/show/melbourne-comedys -rising-stars-2017

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Eluveitie - Evocation II - Pantheon - Artwork

Year: 2017

Label: Nuclear Blast

Track Listing:

  1. Dvressu
  2. Epona
  3. Svcellos II (Sequel)
  4. Nantosvelta
  5. Tovtatis
  6. Lvgvs
  7. Grannos
  8. Cernvnnos
  9. Catrvix
  10. Artio
  11. Aventia
  12. Ogmios
  13. Esvs
  14. Antvmnos
  15. Tarvos II (Sequel)
  16. Belenos
  17. Taranis
  18. Nemeton

Subculture Entertainment Eluveitie:  Evocation II: Pantheon Review:

It’s not many bands that can boast that their latest album is 2,000 years in the making… nor can many say that their album had to have the help of scientists and history professors when it came to the lyric writing – but that is exactly what has happened with Swiss Folk Metal masters Eluveitie. While putting together an album that meant spending countless hours with professors of language and the like sounds like an ordeal upon itself the band also had to deal with the fact that three members had left the band to form Cellar Darling while five new members joined the band (four were returning after a brief hiatus) including a new clean vocalist Fabienne Erni.

Fans of Eluveitie at their most extreme should be warned that Evocation II: Pantheon does fall more on the side of folk than does to metal – largely due to the fact that the band have chosen to not only record the album in the Gaulish language but also because they have chosen to record with the instruments that were around 2000 years ago. The result is folk music written as it was intended but with the power of a metal band… and it is one of the best things I have heard all year.

The emotions that Eluveitie manage to conjure up during this album really does show that true emotion in music comes through the music itself and not through any digital enhancements that can be done using computers and such. The atmospheric feel of tracks like ‘Belenos’ show the true skills of Eluveitie, while the infusion of a true tribal and haunting feel of ‘Catvrix’ and ‘Esvs’ is a true beauty that will stick with the listener.

The metal grunt of Eluveitie comes to the fore with the faster paced tracks – ‘Lvgvs,’ ‘Taranis,’ ‘Nantosvelta’ and ‘Cemvnnos’ – but is the fact that slower tracks – ‘Artio,’ ‘Aventio’ and ‘Antvmnos’ – work alongside other tracks of spoken word that really show that Evocation II: Pantheon truly captures its audience. Of course the most amazing track on this album is lead single ‘Epona’ which for me is one of the best songs of 2017, the instrumentals behind it are amazing while on the album it serves as a great introduction to the vocals of Fabienne Erni. Her amazing voice really comes through on the track and throughout the album you are constantly reminded of what she know brings to the future of Eluveitie.

Evocation II: Pantheon is truly a masterpiece. Close your eyes while listening to this album and you are transported back to the Celtic times of 2000 years ago. There is a power in the music here that is rare in modern day music. Eluveitie have created a work of art with this stunningly beautiful album.

 

 

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Thy Art Is Murder - Dear Desolation - Artwork

Year: 2017

Label: Nuclear Blast

Track Listing:

  1. Slaves Beyond Death
  2. The Son Of Misery
  3. Puppet Master
  4. Dear Desolation
  5. Death Dealer
  6. Man Is The Enemy
  7. The Skin Of The Serpant
  8. Fire In The Sky
  9. Into Chaos We Climb
  10. The Final Curtain

Subculture Entertainment Thy Art Is Murder:  Dear Desolation Review:

Take a bow Thy Art Is Murder because you boys have delivered one of the most brutal albums of 2017. I could use all the traditional clichés when it come to talking about Dear Desolation – it’s in your face, it’s the kind of album that your Mum doesn’t want you to listen to yada yada – but really this album is a lot more than that. Yes it’s brutal, yes it’s in-your-face but an album this unrelenting is extremely rare.

Opening track ‘Slaves Beyond Death’ doesn’t just start playing when you hit play this bloody thing erupts and explodes from your speakers. The drumming work of Lee Stanton is off the scale and when CJ McMahon’s (welcome back to the fold, mate) suddenly hit this album goes to a whole new level. ‘The Son Of Misery’ is a wall of sound that shows that Thy Art Is Murder is a band that just continually keeps pushing the boundaries while McMahon’s vocals on the title track drift from deathcore through to manic growls.

The early instrumentals of ‘Death Dealer’ build like an air raid siren before launching into the best track of the album which has a real feel of tribal cries while that tribal sound returns on ‘Into Chaos We Climb’ which also features some fine melodic guitar sounds from Andy Marshthat sweep through the track from time to time. Marsh’s work also makes ‘The Final Curtain’ a stand-out as everything comes together while the guitars soar above them all.

The wall-of-sound element that Thy Art Is Murder manage to achieve with Dear Desolation is nothing short of amazing. The sheer brutality of tracks like ‘Man Is The Enemy’ is rare while the creativity that allows the band to let ‘The Skin Of The Serpent’ and ‘Fire In The Sky’ just build and build until they reach new epic heights of deathcore separates this band from the pretenders once and for all.

Dear Desolation is the pinnacle of deathcore music. While people in the past have compared Thy Art Is Murder with bands like Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse this album plants them in that exclusive club right beside them.
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Don Broco

DON BROCO have released their brand new single ‘Technology’, out now through SharpTone Records. ‘Technology’ is another huge rock anthem from the Bedford four-piece, with hard-hitting riffs and massive choruses. The single premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, receiving its first play from Frank Carter who sat in for Dan P Carter.

Regarding the single frontman Rob Damiani says, “‘Technology’ is about a casual swipe through Instagram that ended up in me unfollowing a load of mates. In reality my friends are not vain, self obsessed, PDA loving show offs so I’m blaming social media and the habitual nature of sharing every waking moment of your life online.”

The out-of-this-world video accompanying the track focuses on the band through the point of view of a social media-scrolling smartphone, as DON BROCO play a show during a catastrophic alien invasion, to the oblivious attention of the smartphone owner… until their own untimely demise. It is genuinely unlike anything you’ve seen before!

Speaking about the video Rob continues, “We’re all addicted to our phones, so for the video we thought it would be fun to see if an alien invasion was enough for us to put the phones down for a minute… turns out it’s not. In the video game you get to fight off the alien army as each band member and I shoot microphones out my hands which is pretty awesome.”

Fans will be able to immerse themselves in the ‘Technology’ experience with the interactive release of Technology – The Video Game through www.donbroco.com and the IOS and Android app stores. The platform game, reminiscent of Super Mario or Megaman, will allow fans to play as DON BROCO’s Rob Damiani (vocals), Matt Donnelly (drums), Simon Delaney (guitar) or Tom Doyle (bass) as they fight their way out of Alexandra Palace and into the streets of London while shooting invading aliens.

Alexandra Palace will be the scene of DON BROCO’s biggest headline show to date on November 11th. The band are proud to announce their recent US touring partners STATE CHAMPS and London quintet COUNTERFEIT as the support acts.

Their performance at this iconic venue sees DON BROCO truly taking a step into the big league, as they continue to cement themselves as one of the most exciting and adventurous rock bands in the UK right now.

For more information contact John Howarth riotman@bigpond.com

Since 2015’s Top 10 album »Automatic« propelled the band to mainstream consciousness, DON BROCO have forged a unique path. Having headlined Brixton Academy and played arenas throughout the UK and Europe with both BRING ME THE HORIZON and 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, the band signed a brand new, worldwide deal with leading US independent label SharpTone Records.

This led to the release of the 2016 single ‘Everybody’ and a sold-out headline tour of the UK where they played consecutive nights in ten cities, performing both »Automatic« and their debut album Priorities in full.

In February 2017 DON BROCO spread their wings beyond their European fanbase and headed over to Osaka for two arena shows with Japanese superstars ONE OK ROCK, and in April toured the United States for the first time in support of STATE CHAMPS. They followed these shows by performing as the main support at Slam Dunk Festivals in the UK and the release of ‘Pretty’, the first single from their upcoming third album… which will also feature ‘Technology’ and ‘Everybody’.

 

Technology by Don Broco on VEVO.