Category: Interviews

With their national run with The Chats kicking off tomorrow in Hobart, Melbourne’s new three-guitar power pop act The Prize have launched an eye-catching new video for the title track of their debut EP Wrong Side Of Town.

The group and their label Anti-Fade have also announced a repress of the EP, which sold out immediately upon release last Friday. New red vinyl and blackvinyl editions can be pre-ordered via Bandcamphere, while a very limited white vinyl run on white vinyl with an alternative sleeve can be pre-ordered from Rough Trade in the UK here

Today the band’s drummer/vocalist Nadine Muller sat down for a chat with Dave Griffiths about the tour.

Witchgrinder are celebrating 10 years since the release of their first full-length album “The Demon Calling” with a limited remastered vinyl pressing.

In what is a stunning package, the album will feature a darkly gold and black splatter vinyl and come with exclusive and rare behind the scene photos as well as never before seen promo and Live Photos. There will also be signed copies of the album available with each record also coming with a digital download code.

This week Travis Everett from Witchgrinder chatted to Dave Griffiths about the release.

Released through Rue Morgue Records.
This will be a strictly limited edition release shipping early 2023.

Melbourne based Thrash Metal outfit Vault Hill have just released their ferocious debut EP ‘Amber Falls’, which was premiered via AAA Backstage.

They have also announced a launch show at Whole Lotta Love on September 10th to celebrate the release.

‘Amber Falls’ is a tribute to the late and former drummer Nathan Johnston. Nathan contributed to writing to majority of the tracks on the release. The title and EP artwork (by artist Judy Antill) draws its name and imagery from a memory. The Amber Falls are created by holding four cups of beer, two in each hand and arranging them to spill over into the next to create a new waterfall. The first time the band attempted the feat they all failed except for Nathan. He was the only one to conquer the Amber falls that night.

Vault Hill draw influence from PanteraSlipknotLamb of God and Metallica. Combining intensity, groove and rawness the band meld together a unique twist of ornate metal that bears fruits from traditional roots laden with signatures sounds of their own.

The band stemmed from a high-school project that was founded by brothers Morgan (vocals) and Adrian O’Brien (guitars). They are now joined by a powerhouse rhythmic section made up of bass player Kyle Dean and drummer Frankie Demaru, completing the jigsaw puzzle and creating a formidable sound in the process.

Subculture’s Dave Griffiths this week sat down with the band to chat about the new EP.

 Their debut EP ‘Amber Falls’ is available on all major online stores and streaming services.

 VAULT HILL‘AMBER FALLS’ EP LAUNCH September 10th – Whole Lotta Love, Melbourne, VIC W/ Deadweight80 + The Orphan + Those Left Behind + Swordfish Trombone. Tickets available at | 18+ only

It is one of the hottest soundtracks of the year and if you are a fan of heavy music you need to have a copy of The Retaliators Soundtrack in your collection – but what does it feel like to not only have a song on the soundtrack but to have also had the opportunity to act in the film.

For Eva Under Fire lead singer Amanda Lyberg that has been become reality. A fan of movie soundtracks herself she could not be more happy about the fact that the band’s song Blow made the final cut of the soundtrack.

Recently in an exclusive interview with Dave Griffiths she talked about her role in the film and how Blow came to be on the soundtrack – you can take a listen to that interview right here.