old school

Titanfest: Final line-up announced

Titanfest 2015 has just announced the final line-up for its inaugural all-dayer, taking place on Saturday, May 30.

Joining the already stacked bill are Def Con One, featuring Antton Lant (formerly of Venom), plus late replacements progressive thrashers

High Spirits- You Are Here (Hells Headbangers)

Chris Black is back.
Release Date: 
12 May 2014 - 11:30pm

Good ol' Chris Black. No one can accuse him of being a slouch.

Verminous- Curse of the Antichrist (Blood Harvest)

A quick shot of death metal fury...
Release Date: 
9 Aug 2013 (All day)

Verminous are a Swedish death metal band that formed over 10 years ago, in 2002, yet only have two full length releases to their name; 2003's Impious Sacrilege <

Vomitor – The Escalation (Hells Headbangers)

The Aussie Invasion – part II
Release Date: 
22 Jan 2013 - 12:30pm

Hailing from Brisbane Metal City, Vomitor is back and of course, demanding world wide recognition with their team of stars: Anton Vomit (bass), Hellku

Autopsy - Macabre Eternal (Peaceville Records).

I am both shocked and amazed that no one at MaF has already jumped at this…..so here we go!
Release Date: 
1 Aug 2011 (All day)

Autopsy, the name, the ethos, the cred, the horror!

Goreaphobia - Apocalyptic Necromancy (Dark Descent)

Goreaphobia present a compelling case for the statement 'music really was better in the eighties'.
Release Date: 
4 Aug 2011 - 11:30pm

Quite simply brilliant.

Grand Magus - Hammer of the North (Roadrunner) - take 2

The old school never sounded so resplendent. Grand Magus deserve their title as metal royalty and Hammer of the North cements their rightful place on the throne. You will remember their name!
Release Date: 
22 Jun 2010 - 11:30pm

I know that I'm a bit pedantic when it comes to my metal. Oh, their riff sags at 3:30-3:46. No tick in the box for you.

Maniacal – Buried In Hell (Independent)

Port Pirie in South Australia isn’t a town that’s known for much. Mining, drinking, fighting, lead poisoning… oh yeah, and a leader of the opposition came from up that way too but not much else. And musically, well you could count the bands on one hand and still have four fingers and a thumb left. Until now, that is.

Maniacal have defied all logic, all sense of place, all boundaries of sensibility and formed in the middle of shithole country SA, back of nowhere with nowhere all around, and what