Australian metal

Truth Corroded- The Saviours Slain (Truth Inc Records)

A vital blend of contemporary death and thrash.
Release Date: 
4 Dec 2013 (All day)

Albums released around late-November and December are in an unfortunate position of often being overlooked.

Mordavia- Mortal (Own Label)

Some fine black metal from Melbourne.

Black metal, like most other genres falling under the vague banner of what can be called "extreme", suffers from some very specific production stipulations in order for it to sound good.

Mordavia: "Just because it's a one man project from Australia, don't write it off."

Aussie black metal multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Morgue tells Metal as Fuck about his new side project Mordavia.

Australia has a long and proud tradition of churning out some of the best acts in the international extreme metal underground. Destroyer 666Sadistik Exekution

Lycanthia- Oligarchy (Hypnotic Dirge Records)

Great Australian doom.

Doom metal has always been an interesting sub-genre in that once you move away from the more traditional offshoots of the genre and start looking at the less accessible varients of the sound, (

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.

Dead Deities- Valley of the Giants (Own Label)

Melodically tinged metal with a social conscience...

When I recived the press release that touted Aussie band Dead Deities as a platform for activism, I couldn't help but feel a touch dubious.

"Music is another form of counselling, right?” – Adrian Fitipaldes of Northlane

On a busy night in Sydney, Northlane singer Adrian Fitipaldes found the time to talk to us about staying humble in the face of success, the evolution of the metal community in Australia, and the audiobooks behind his lyrics.

When their second album Singularity was released in late March, Northlane was suddenly the name passing lips in the Australian Metal scene, and many people had an opinion.

"We have a lot of new stuff in the works" - Ne Obliviscaris' Tim Charles

Ne Obliviscaris were recently in Brisbane, offering the perfect opportunity for Metal as Fuck to find out what the Melbourne based six-piece metal band have planned to follow their successful 2012 release Portal of I, and what impact signing with Season of Mist may have.

In recent times in Australia it is increasingly rare to see a local metal festival without Ne Obliviscaris as one of the headliners.

The Bloodline Festival @ The HiFi (Brisbane), 17 March 2013

Amanda Brenchley Photography covered all thirteen Australian bands at Bloodline Festival. Held at the HiFi Bar in Brisbane, this all Australian metal charity festival raised money for Autism QLD. Bands donated their time, energy and music to this worthy cause organised by Maria Bloodline at Bloodline Productions.

As Silence Breaks' Sam Rilatt - "We want to make it memorable"

Metal as Fuck caught up with singer Sam Rilatt recently to see what 2013 is going to bring for the Sydney based melodic death metal outfit.

This particularl Sunday afternoon found me standing in an alleyway in Brisbane’s West End, chatting to Sam Rilatt of As Si