Australian metal

"I believe life is a war" - Timothy Pope of The Amenta

Timothy Pope, the Noise and FX supremo from Sydney's The Amenta, talks about the war of the psyche, musical experimentation and the new release Flesh Is Heir.

Last Friday night, I settled in for a phone chat with Timothy Pope about The Amenta’s new release Flesh is Heir

Segression, Shotgun Halo, Devilskin, Messiam - Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane 16/3/12

An evening of pleasant surprises...

I'd had a bit of a rough week but with Battle Beast's Steel album pumping through my headphones, I stepped out into the night knowing things were going to get better.

Whiplash Brisbane - Less Than Two Weeks to Go!

August 13th is the date for your diary. Do people still use diaries?

By now you've all started to catch wind of the Whiplash Fetival that's making its inaugural trek up to Brisbane on the 13 th of August.

Australian Tour, Fest & Release Support!

In the first of his monthly roundups, Assidian trawls the stygian depths of the Australian underground scene to bring you the latest in extreme news...

There's a lot happening in Australian metal at the moment. Less international touring and more Australian bands notably touring on their own accord and really pushing their music out there again.

Truth Corroded sign with Ultimhate Records

Australian thrashers Truth Corroded have signed a European/Japan deal with Ultimhate Records for the release of their upcoming album, Worship the Bled

Bassist Greg Shaw commented on the deal; 'The band is extremely pleased to be a part of the label.

Concussion Convention at the Central Club, Richmond, AU

The first Concussion Convention had its delegates in rapt attention and passed a resolution to rock out and rock hard.

Richmond is the heartland of sport in Melbourne.

"Recording this CD is the best thing we've done as a band" - Deprivation's Lachlan Harrison in Conversation

Orange, NSW troupe Deprivation are on the move behind a splendid new album, Amalgam

In the sixties, British TV giant David Frost coined the phrase ‘the Global Village’ to describe the way that twentieth century telecommunications developments had effec

The Last Metal Show at the Arthouse - 26 April, 2011 (Melbourne, AU)

The iconic house of metal and punk in Melbourne, the Arthouse closed its doors at the end of April. We headed along to the historic last ever metal show featuring Embodied, Alarum, Earth and many more.

The closure of the Arthouse in Melbourne to metalheads is like the closure of CGBG’s in New York to punk fans. There was nothing that wasn’t quirky about it.

Full Leaded Metal in Melbourne Town

The inaugural "Full Leaded Metal" show is hitting Melbourne with a diverse lineup of local talent, headlined by the mighty Desecrator.

A mini-festival of sorts, the Full Leaded Metal show is showcasing some of Melbourne's top rated metal bands at the The Prague Hotel in Thornbury, north of the CBD on Friday the 6th of May.