Category: Metal

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:

Due to health and safety concerns for fans and crew, FROM CRISIS TO COLLAPSE’S East Coast Australian Tour has been rescheduled.

Byron Bay’s Extreme Metal Rising Sensations From Crisis To Collapse are set to embark upon their first headline tour since before the pandemic halted the live music industry. Taking their signature infusion of heavy metal, thrash, and metalcore NATIONALLY in support of their new single ‘Needlepoint’, the band is hungrier than ever to hit the road and connect with fans in the flesh. Featuring performances at NEW DEAD FESTIVAL in Adelaide and HALLOWEEN HYSTERIA in Brisbane, From Crisis To Collapse will be delivering their high energy audible manifesto across Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. With an as yet undisclosed release date for ‘Needlepoint’ and the accompanying videographic montage of mayhem, From Crisis To Collapse speak on the new single: “Needlepoint is some of our best work yet – keep your eyes on us because we will detonate its release in the coming weeks“.

Coming off a successful release of their debut full-length record ‘The Seventh Tree’ which saw the band share stages with Legendries such as Sepultura, Soilwork, Superheist, COG, In Hearts Wake, 36 Crazyfists, performing at festivals such as Falls Festival, Dead Of Winter, and garnering global coverage and airplay, thus solidifying their mark in the Heavy Music Realm. With members hailing from the streets of Spain, Italy, Sydney, Brisbane, and Byron Bay, From Crisis To Collapse blend a wide range of influences, experiences and views that are funneled into a blast furnace to create Pure, Relentless, Raw, and Visceral Heavy Metal with Conviction! Grab your tickets NOW for this one of a kind auditory adventure!

April-May 2022
Saturday 2 April – Halloween Hysteria, Brisbane
Friday 15 April – Crowbar, Sydney
Saturday 16 April – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Sunday 17 April – The Basement, Canberra
Thursday 21 April – The Northern, Byron Bay
Saturday 23 April – New Dead Festival, Adelaide
Friday 6 May – Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Gold Coast

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Western Australian metal outfit Kimura are chomping at the bit at the thought of being able to head back out onto the road again. The band have just dropped their brand new album, Circle The Prey, which is being described as their heaviest to date and they just want to get back on the road to perform the tracks live.

Take a listen as Kimura’s Josh Kelly chats to Subculture’s Dave Griffiths explains that Circle The Prey is also the band’s most personal album to date. You can listen to the full interview below.

A lot has changed for Norwegian death metal band DECEPTION since the release of their last EP. The band entered the writing process for their new album, The Mire, with a completely blank canvas when it came to songs and also no bassist.

However when Subculture’s Dave Griffiths recently sat down with the band’s frontman Sindre he said that was actually the best thing for the band. He said he feels that this time around the song-writing is better and with new bassist, Stian Gundersen from Blood Red Throne, aboard the sound is something out of this world.

Take a listen to the full interview with Sindre below:

In the lead-up to recording their brand new Existence Is Futile album everybody’s favourite blackened metal band Cradle Of Filth welcomed a brand new member into the band – Anabelle Iratni.

This week Subculture’s Dave Griffiths sat down with Anabelle and she happily discussed what it has been like being welcomed into the Cradle family and what it was like being thrown straight into working on Existence Is Futile.

The album is out on October 22nd through Nuclear Blast Records and you can listen to the full interview with Anablle Iratni below.

When Subculture’s Dave Griffiths sat down to talk to Beast In Black’s Anton Kabanen about the band’s brand new Dark Connection album the chat ended up sounding like it should actually be our sister site HEAVY Cinema.

Anton told Dave how the albums roots started from him watching some of his favourite Animes and even was heavily inspired by films like Blade Runner. Take a listen to the interview below as the pair chat musical and film influences before you go and grab the album on October 28th when the album drops through Nuclear Blast Records.