Category: Music

Brisbane based alternative musician Andrew Jay has released one of the most thought provoking songs of this year in the form of Broken Man.

Andrew recently sat down and spoke to Subculture’s Dave Griffiths about the tragic circumstances that inspired the song and what his plans are in future to bring out more music.

You can take a listen to the full interview right here:

Melbourne alternative rock musician COLD*WORDS has just floored everybody with his new single titled ‘Kill Me, Please.’

Once a member of Left For Wolves COLD*WORDS has been busy recently writing tracks that tackle complex and deep issues such as alienation, depression and anxiety. Recently COLD*WORDS sat down for a chat with Subculture’s Dave Griffiths and he not only spoke about the deep meanings of his songs but also about his move away from metal to alternative rock.

Take a listen to the full interview here:

Symphonic metal powerhouse Ad Infinitum didn’t let the rave reviews of their first album get to their heads. Instead the band decided to buckle down almost straightaway and begin work on their new album – Chapter II: Legacy.

With the album about to be released through Naplam Records this week Subculture’s Dave Griffiths sat down and spoke to Adrian Thessenvitz from the band about a number of things – including the fact that the album tells the story of Vlad The Impaler.

You can take a listen to the full interview right here:

“It was fucking perfect!” That is the way that Suffocation bass-guitarist Derek Boyer sums up the show that has resulted in their Live In north America album which is about to drop through Nuclear Blast Records.

The album ends up becoming a fitting farewell to original vocalist Frank Mullen and recently when Boyer sat down for a chat with Subculture’s Dave Griffiths he chatted about how difficult it is to record a live album and what Mullen’s retirement means to him.

You can check out the full interview below:

The pandemic has been a strange time for Stockhausen & The Amplified Riot. During that time they went from being a three-piece to a solo music project – but also that period they created some of the best music of their careers and that has resulted in the release of their Have We Lost Our Mind Or Have We Found Our Soul EP.

Subculture’s Dave Griffiths recently sat down with Stockhausen to chat about the events that led to the music we find on the EP – from a close friend’s accidental overdose through to crazy times that loked like never ending.

You can take a listen to the full interview below:

There is nothing more exciting than a musician whose work evolves throughout their career and that is certainly something that has happened with alternative rock musician Wax Mekanix over the years – as he so nicely put it in his interview with Subculture’s Dave Griffiths he ‘reserves the right to change’ when it comes to his music.

In the interview Wax Mekanix also told us that the pandemic has changed the landscape for how independent artists have to get their music out to the public and that is why he has teamed up with Troll Teeth to release a split EP – titled Blunt EP.

You can take a listen to the full interview right here:

Due to the thing that should not be, the Dead Elysium tour has been postponed from November until May/June 2022….

All tickets are valid for the new dates

DEAD ELYSIUM AUSTRALIAN TOUR – MAY/JUNE 2022
Thursday, May 19: Sooki Lounge, Belgrave
Friday, May 20: Stay Gold, Melbourne 
Saturday, May 21: Enigma Bar, Adelaide
Saturday, May 28: The Brightside, Brisbane
Friday, June 3: The Basement, Canberra
Saturday, June 4: Crowbar, Sydney

Tickets onsale via
www.destroyalllines.com

Melbourne melodic metal veterans Vanishing Point made a triumphant return to the fore after six long years away in August 2020 with their latest album, the incredible Dead Elysium

In May and June 2022, they will be taking to the road for a run of shows on the east coast, with an additional special show in Adelaide, Vanishing Point are at last able to give their fans the full sensory overload of experiencing Dead Elysium live! 

VP guitarist, Chris Porcianko says of hitting the road: “We released Dead Elysium last year not knowing that we would be delayed “a little bit and then a little bit more“ in regards to supporting the album, by the time we start this tour in May 2022 it will be quite a while since the album was released.

It’s a little bit strange but as they say “better late than never”.

We will be playing live for the first time songs from the Dead Elysium album as well as various songs from our previous albums, so it’s gonna be cool to have the new guys on the road with us after all this time.
We look forward to seeing all our fans and hitting the road finally!!

Vanishing Point have earned themselves a reputation as one of the ‘must see’s’ of the Aussie metal circuit, and their touring resume speaks for itself! Having shared the stage with Swedish guitar maestro Yngwie Malmsteen, Finnish Symphonic masters NightwishSonata Arctica, power-Metal pioneers Helloween, Joe SatrianiEdguy, Dragonforce and even the legendary Iron Maiden!

They also made their European festival debut at the illustrious Wacken Open Air and were the first unsigned band to ever do so! 

Known for their incredibly lush sound, dark atmosphere and melodies that sweep you off your feet, Vanishing Point are the pinnacle of Australian melodic metal. Check out the singles from their latest album, Dead Elysium, & Salvus&Count Your Daysand you will see why.

With metal fans around Australia starved of live music, these shows are sure to sell-out well in advance. Get ready to experience a home-grown metal bill like no other!