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That one time at…Brewdle’s Bandcamp Besties!

We continue our kick around Bandcamp by highlighting five releases that have grabbed my attention since the last of these dribbles of mine. I’ve tried to cover a variety of styles so there’s something for everyone. Remember, all of these are available free for streaming, or you can download the albums for a modest fee. Get on board and support the bands and labels that are supporting you by providing their music on the Bandcamp platform.

Doomed & StonedThe Enchanter’s Ball (Second Anniversary Compilation) – sampler (released 14 July 2015 through Doomed & Stoned)

That one time at…Brewdle’s Bandcamp Besties!

The internet can be a wonderful thing, and Bandcamp.com is one of the greatest little corners of it. If you’re not aware of what Bandcamp is, then let me give you a very brief run down. It’s a platform for musos to sell and promote themselves directly to their adoring public, and it’s a place I spend a lot of time at, digging around for my next favourite band. So below are my spotlight artists for the month, get on and check em out.

For around $30 you can support the following five releases.

Listenable Records - sampler (released 8 July 2015 through Listenable Records)

A chat with Aussie bruisers Decimatus

It's not easy being a fresh new band on the Australian scene, but Decimatus is well on their way to making a real impact. MaF catches up with the group's bassist, Andrew Rondinelli, for a chat.

Fresh from whatever forge is responsible for creating bands of cast-iron, Decimatus is a group that looks set to create major waves in the Australian metal scene.

Dark Descent Records to release new House Of Atreus album on May 5

If you like your metal bloody and inspired by the ancient Greeks then this should tickle your fancy

Dark Descent Records will release The Spear and the Ichor That Follows from American war metal unit House Of Atrues on May 5.

Hammersonic: Perth pre-festival party

Perth is in for a shit hot time on 27 February as two of the states best metal exponents warm up for gigs in Jakarta

Jakarta's annual international metal festival, Hammersonic is fast approaching and this year Perth's premium power metal band Silent Knight & the face crushing

Recoil VOR- Sleep For The Masses (Own Label)

Groove-based Modern Metal with progressive aspirations...
Release Date: 
7 Aug 2013 (All day)

"Modern metal" is always a term that makes little warning bells go off in my head.

Periphery, Crossfaith, Gershwin Room, Melbourne 25/02/13

A sweat filled night jammed in like sardines getting a blasting of Metalcore and Progressive metal From opening act Crossfaith(Japan)& Periphery(USA)One of the many bands who will be performing at Soundwave Melbourne 2013

Corrosion Of Conformity: Hardcore Crossovers

'I bypassed college for hardcore.'

Formed in 1982, Raleigh, North Carolina band Corrosion Of Conformity went from from humble hardcore punk band to one of the most respected cr

Def Con One - Warface (Scarlet Records)

A Vulgar display of metal...
Release Date: 
18 Jun 2012 - 11:30pm

A few weeks ago, MaF big cheese Scott Adams was waxing enthusiastically about new metal ‘supergroup’ Kill Devil Hill, a band who mixed

Six Feet Under - Undead (Metal Blade)

Another release to divide the metal community...
Release Date: 
21 May 2012 - 11:30pm

Six Feet Under have always divided the masses and their latest offering Undead is sure to continue the tradition; death n roll? Groove death? Who knows. Who cares?