Category: Metal

From the moment Fijian-born musician Adrian Narayan heard metal music he knew he wanted to be a musician. In the early days he grew up on a healthy diet of Limp Bizkit and Korn today Narayan has been wowing Melbourne audiences with his prog/metal style and he recently released a new single titled Fight Friend Flee.

Now Narayan sits down and talks to Dave Griffiths about his debut EP – The Reptile Mind EP – which is set to be released on June 11th.

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

Progressive, technical death metal collective ALLUVIAL will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Sarcoma, in a little more than a month on May 28th with Nuclear Blast. Today, they’ve unveiled the latest track, ’40 Stories’, from the record. Watch the music video now!

Guitarist Wes Hauch comments on the single: “I’m really all chips in for every song on ‘Sarcoma,’ but ’40 Stories’ is one that we’re especially proud of. It was originally going to be an instrumental. The lyrics are loosely based on a suicide story, and it’s one of a handful of songs on the record where I sing. I think we are always going to have a strong footing in the sound that’s been established with ‘Ulysses’ and ‘Thy Underling,’ but ’40 Stories’ kinda poured out of us.”

For those that like their metal with a little bit of a harder edge one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2021 is Dead Animal Assembly Plant’s Bring Out The Dead. Many fans thought the band were long over-due for a new album and the band decided not to disappoint by dropping one of the best albums of their career to date.

Recently Subculture’s Dave Griffiths sat down with Zach Wager from the band to chat about the new album and what life is like in the USA in the middle of a pandemic.

You can hear our full interview below:

Dipping your toes before jumping in at the deep end is something that will reward you in more ways than you realise. Those extra hours spent wondering, “what if?” will all be worth it when you figure out the best way to make it a reality rather than pushing too soon and being left to wonder, “what if we had done this differently?”

RESOLVE are a band that have been savouring every second of their journey so far and biding their time – observing, learning, building – and making sure that every single aspect of how they’ve wanted the band to function was fully realised before delivering it to the world. But now is their time to show you what they have been working on, and it is quite the spectacle.

“Little did we know when writing this line, nearly two years ago now, that we were somehow forecasting the shape of the world in 2021. Back then, we were feeling like little sailors who had just embarked on a journey that’s bigger than themselves, that journey being the writing of our debut album.

But today, it feels like everybody’s lost at sea. Our world has been shattered by an invisible monster, and we’re just drifting away, slowly but surely gathering our strengths to face a still uncertain future. ‘Seasick Sailor’ is a story that can probably speak to anyone at some point in their life, and especially now. When life feels like an insurmountable ocean, do you take a deep breathe and dive, or do you turn round? 

Starting their journey back in 2016 after their previous projects parted ways and their intentions set on this being their forever band, vocalist AnthonyDiliberto, bassist RobinMariat and drummer NathanMariat have spent the last half a decade tinkering with the formula that feels the most suited to them. Making their first mark in 2017 with debut EP »Reverie« before following with standalone single ‘Carmela’ in 2018, it wasn’t until 2019 that they felt truly at home in their sound.

That was in the form of ‘Pendulum’, a collection of three songs that not only represented the beautifully bludgeoning and densely expansive sound that was resting in the back of their heads but that also found them appearing on Spotify’s New Core, New Metal Tracks and Kickass Metal playlists.

If you are a fan of Black Coast then the last month has been pretty exciting for you with the release of not one but two new singles – Paradise and Vodka Smile. The two singles are from the band’s forthcoming debut album that is due out later in 2021.

The band have used the last twelve months to do nothing but write, spurred on by the band’s recent signing to Blood Blast. To find out more about what to expect from the forthcoming album recently Subculture’s Dave Griffiths sat down and had a chat with frontman Charlie Hewitt.

Take a listen to the interview right here:

Perth death metal outfit Crypt Crawler were just gearing up for big things when the dreaded pandemic hit. The band had already made a name for themselves in Perth and a national tour looked to be next on the list. While all that got put on hold Crypt Crawler got busy though and finished off their brand new album – Future Usurper.

Recently frontman Marco Ieritano sat down with Subculture’s Dave Griffiths to talk about the new album. You can listen to the interview right here:

If you are part of the Adelaide heavy music scene then you will have known that Heartline have been a band to watch for quite awhile now. The band exploded onto the scene at a very early age and very quickly made those stages their own.

With the respect of the local scene earned the band then surprised everybody with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album. Now the band return with their new I Call For Sinking Warmth EP and this week frontman Luke Taylor sat down with Dave Griffiths to chat about what fans can expect from this album.

Take a listen to the interview right here: