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Lagerstein- All For Rum and Rum For All (Independent)

Many a fun time to be had with this album
Release Date: 
2 Feb 2016 (All day)

Out of all the pirate-themed bands that have followed in the wake of Alestorm’s massive success, Lagerstein’s debut album is the only album I’ve heard that has man

Gods Of Eden- From the End of Heaven (Own Label)

Is this a forbidden fruit worth tasting?
Release Date: 
16 Oct 2015 (All day)

There are pros and cons to being musically illiterate when reviewing an album.

Struggling against the Tides of Damocles with Dawn of Azazel's Rigel Walshe

"If you’re in Terrorizer or whatever magazine and you don’t like it, fuck you."

One common aspect of working in the extreme metal world is that often-times you will come into contact with people with turbulent personalities. It makes sense right?

Dawn of Azazel- Tides of Damocles (Own Label)

Ripping tunes from NZ.
Release Date: 
27 Apr 2015 (All day)

Y’know, I really haven’t given enough credit to our Kiwi neighbours in the past.

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.

En Garde - Weekenders (Own Label)

Party on, you dirty rock n rollers...
Release Date: 
19 Jan 2015 - 12:30am

En Garde's debut Weekenders has no pretensions to be anything other than what it is; dirty, shouting rock and/or roll with every line of every vocal yelled with a lung-ble

In Malice's Wake- Visions of Live Destruction (Own Label DVD)

Real live thrash...

Melbourne’s maniacal thrash metal crew In Malice’s Wake have returned to the fold with a brand new live album and DVD.

Cardinal Wyrm - Black Hole Gods (Own Label)

A solid slab of doom...

This album came out in the beginning of August, so I’m rather slow on the uptake this time around.

Hadal Maw- Senium (Own Label)

A fine debut...

Death metal in Australia seems to be in a very healthy state at the moment.

Envenomed-Evil Unseen (Own Label)

A solid effort...

When you read a lot of band press releases, it doesn’t take you very long to pick up on the wide range of jargon used by PR professionals to essentially describe a very slim spectrum of sounds.