[LIVE REVIEW] Tech N9ne @ Metro Theatre 13/09/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Tech N9ne @ Metro Theatre 13/09/2018

A healthy crowd fills the side street to the Metro Theatre well before doors open, proudly representing an array of …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Uncanny X-Men @ Hamilton Hotel, Brisbane 13/09/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Uncanny X-Men @ Hamilton Hotel, Brisbane 13/09/2018

Much like comic nerds (including myself) look forward to superhero team-ups and reunions, Thursday night at the Hamilton Hotel fans …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Queens Of The Stone Age @ RAC Arena, Perth 12/09/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Queens Of The Stone Age @ RAC Arena, Perth 12/09/2018

Queens of the Stone Age ended their Australian/NZ tour in Perth last night at the RAC Arena. The band had …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Satyricon @ Max Watts, Melbourne 06/09/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Satyricon @ Max Watts, Melbourne 06/09/2018

With Satyricon announcing that their latest American Tour would be their last and that they would shortly after be coming …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Moose Blood @ Arrow On Swanston, Melbourne 03/09/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Moose Blood @ Arrow On Swanston, Melbourne 03/09/2018

I thought I had been to every music venue in Melbourne, but the Arrow on Swanston was new to me.  …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Courtney Barnett - Festival Hall, Melbourne 1/09/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Courtney Barnett – Festival Hall, Melbourne 1/09/2018

I had heard a lot of praise for Courtney Barnett’s live shows, about her energy on stage which was difficult …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Dee Snider - For The Love Of Metal

[ALBUM REVIEW] Dee Snider – For The Love Of Metal

The staying power of Dee Snider is incredible, to be churning out albums of this calibre at the ripe old …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Gene Simmons W/ Ace Frehley @ Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane 01/09/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Gene Simmons W/ Ace Frehley @ Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane 01/09/2018

The queue to get in the door went two blocks, which was hardly surprising when you consider the caliber of …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Moose Blood @ Amplifier Bar, Perth 31/08/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Moose Blood @ Amplifier Bar, Perth 31/08/2018

Moose Blood is thought of as UK emo band royalty in the eyes of magazines like Kerrang! and Rock sound …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Gene Simmons W/ Ace Frehley @ Festival Hall, Melbourne 30/08/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Gene Simmons W/ Ace Frehley @ Festival Hall, Melbourne 30/08/2018

There are fewer names in today’s music world that hold as much weight as that of Gene Simmons. Having a …
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[LIVE REVIEW] The Screaming Jets w/ Boom Crash Opera –  Hamilton Hotel, Brisbane 25/08/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] The Screaming Jets w/ Boom Crash Opera – Hamilton Hotel, Brisbane 25/08/2018

It’s the lineup of all Aussie 90’s pub-rock nostalgics dreams at the Hamilton Hotel tonight.  The Screaming Jets, who have …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Regurgitator –  Tivoli Hotel, Brisbane 25/08/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Regurgitator – Tivoli Hotel, Brisbane 25/08/2018

Regurgitator returned to their home turf on Saturday night, starting to reach the end of their Life Support tour at …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Andrew W.K. – Corner Hotel, Melbourne 25/08/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Andrew W.K. – Corner Hotel, Melbourne 25/08/2018

So Andrew WK.  What do I know about Andrew WK?  The answer? Sweet FA.  The only exposure I’ve had is …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Sheppard – Metropolis, Fremantle 24/08/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Sheppard – Metropolis, Fremantle 24/08/2018

Perth saw the first night of Sheppard’s Watching the Sky Tour at Metropolis Fremantle on the 24th of August 2018 …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Stryper - The Gov, Adelaide 19/08/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Stryper – The Gov, Adelaide 19/08/2018

The last time Stryper were in Adelaide was, incredibly, more than a quarter of a century ago, in a time …
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[BOOK REVIEW] Pamela Des Barres – I'm With The Band: Confessions of a Groupie

[BOOK REVIEW] Pamela Des Barres – I’m With The Band: Confessions of a Groupie

“I’m With The Band: Confessions of a Groupie” Author: Pamela Des Barres Review by Tess First published in 1987, this …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Stryper - Max Watts, Melbourne 17/08/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Stryper – Max Watts, Melbourne 17/08/2018

Hold on to your bibles, the yellow and black attack are back, and they mean business. It has been a …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Metal Allegiance - Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty

[ALBUM REVIEW] Metal Allegiance – Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty

I feel no requirement to stray off the path into individual accounts of the mind-blowing array of hooks, riffs, thrills …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Purple Haze: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix - The Concourse, Sydney 11/08/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Purple Haze: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix – The Concourse, Sydney 11/08/2018

The Sydney Guitar Festival is certainly something any music fan should experience. Showcasing guitarists from Australia and internationally, it boasts …
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[LIVE REVIEW] The Bamboos – The Triffid, Brisbane 10/08/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] The Bamboos – The Triffid, Brisbane 10/08/2018

It seemed that every time The Bamboos came to town, life intervened and I couldn’t make it.  On one occasion, …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Jimmy Webb & Friends – Hamer Hall, Melbourne 09/07/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Jimmy Webb & Friends – Hamer Hall, Melbourne 09/07/2018

Multiple grammy award winner Jimmy Webb may not be a household name, but he is the man synonymous with more …
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[BOOK REVIEW] Scott Ian – Access All Areas

[BOOK REVIEW] Scott Ian – Access All Areas

“Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life” Author: Scott Ian Da Capo Hardcover: 243 pages Review by Casper …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Tumbleweed – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne 28/07/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Tumbleweed – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne 28/07/2018

When Triple J went national in 1989 it provided a conduit for dozens of up-and-coming bands to reach a wider …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Suzanne Vega – The Tivoli, Brisbane 31/07/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Suzanne Vega – The Tivoli, Brisbane 31/07/2018

Suzanne Vega and her full band take their places on The Tivoli stage on this chilly Brisbane Tuesday night.  I’m …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Obie Trice & Swifty (D12) – Backroom, Brisbane 21/07/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Obie Trice & Swifty (D12) – Backroom, Brisbane 21/07/2018

The intimate setting, nonetheless, affords us a view of the emcees that are second to none, and to their credit, …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Machine Head – Forum Theatre, Melbourne 21/07/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Machine Head – Forum Theatre, Melbourne 21/07/2018

For those of you who haven’t been to The Forum in Melbourne, it is an amazing venue and a perfect …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Machine Head – Enmore Theatre, Sydney 20/07/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Machine Head – Enmore Theatre, Sydney 20/07/2018

Their 3-hour annihilation of Sydney concludes with Halo which gave everyone on that floor one last chance to throw down …
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[LIVE REVIEW] P!nk – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 16/07/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] P!nk – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 16/07/2018

While P!nk may sing So What, I’m still a Rock Star, tonight she proved she is way more than just a that, she …
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[LIVE REVIEW] The White Album "The 50th Anniversary Concert" - Hamer Hall, Melbourne 13/07/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] The White Album “The 50th Anniversary Concert” – Hamer Hall, Melbourne 13/07/2018

As the final bows were taken I took in the enormity of what I had witnessed, it was something The …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Ian Moss - Enmore Theatre, Sydney 14/07/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Ian Moss – Enmore Theatre, Sydney 14/07/2018

Ian Moss is an Australian music icon. He is well known for his work in Cold Chisel, however, his solo …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] The Bamboos - Night Time People

[ALBUM REVIEW] The Bamboos – Night Time People

Though I haven’t been with The Bamboos from the beginning, I fear there’s no escaping for me now and I …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Alien Weaponry – Bald Faced Stag, Sydney 06/07/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Alien Weaponry – Bald Faced Stag, Sydney 06/07/2018

The connection of family resounds in their music. Brothers Henry and Lewis, just like a young Dimebag and Vinnie communicate …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] DevilDriver - Outlaws 'Til The End

[ALBUM REVIEW] DevilDriver – Outlaws ‘Til The End

A complete opposite from the original was Whiskey River, written by Willie Nelson, I had a listen to the original …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Nick Barker & The Reptiles – The Yarraville Club, Melbourne 30/06/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Nick Barker & The Reptiles – The Yarraville Club, Melbourne 30/06/2018

Anyone old enough to see (and remember) Nick Barker and the Reptiles live will tell you that their shows were …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] High Tension - Purge

[ALBUM REVIEW] High Tension – Purge

High Tension has evolved into an even heavier, more brutal, raging beast than they already were and purge is more …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] State Champs - Living Proof

[ALBUM REVIEW] State Champs – Living Proof

State Champs have left their mark over the last eight years with relentless touring and sharing the stage with some …
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[LIVE REVIEW] The Tesky Brothers – The Forum, Melbourne 30/06/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] The Tesky Brothers – The Forum, Melbourne 30/06/2018

Being my first visit to Melbourne’s famed Forum Theatre on Flinders Street, I entered the concert arena via the stunning …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Ian Moss – The Tivoli, Brisbane 29/06/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Ian Moss – The Tivoli, Brisbane 29/06/2018

It was obvious that Moss thoroughly enjoyed himself on his first night of the nation-wide tour and so did the …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Halestorm - Vicious

[ALBUM REVIEW] Halestorm – Vicious

This will have your head spinning in maniacal glee.  But rest assured that there are more hooks than an angler’s …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Theory Of A Deadman @ Prince Bandroom, Melbourne 26/06/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Theory Of A Deadman @ Prince Bandroom, Melbourne 26/06/2018

I found Theory of a Deadman very entertaining live.  All the guys are enthusiastic, personable and are involved in interacting with …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Panic! At The Disco - Pray For The Wicked

[ALBUM REVIEW] Panic! At The Disco – Pray For The Wicked

In conclusion, Pray For The Wicked, is an emotional rollercoaster of an album that you can not only tell but feel …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] SheWolf - The Other Side

[ALBUM REVIEW] SheWolf – The Other Side

The Other Side has a magnetic feel that makes you want to listen over and over. It is obvious that …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Tremonti - A Dying Machine

[ALBUM REVIEW] Tremonti – A Dying Machine

The album is definitely one for the collection and is already going to be a stand out album for me …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Hardcore Superstar – Fowlers Live, Adelaide 17/06/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Hardcore Superstar – Fowlers Live, Adelaide 17/06/2018

After twenty years of existence and ten years after their last trip to Australia, it was finally time for Adelaide …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Like A Storm - Catacombs

[ALBUM REVIEW] Like A Storm – Catacombs

The album is definitely one for the collection and is already going to be a stand out album for me …
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[LIVE REVIEW] City Calm Down – Forum Theatre, Melbourne 15/06/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] City Calm Down – Forum Theatre, Melbourne 15/06/2018

I can’t quite remember how I came across City Calm Down but the first time I heard them, I started …
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[LIVE REVIEW] British India – 170 Russell, Melbourne 15/06/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] British India – 170 Russell, Melbourne 15/06/2018

On a cold and rainy Friday night, people are out enjoying themselves in the Melbourne CBD. Meanwhile at 170 Russell …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Hardcore Superstar w/ Special Guests – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney 14/06/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Hardcore Superstar w/ Special Guests – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney 14/06/2018

The undisputed kings of street metal finally return to Australia after a ten year absence. While the leather clad crowd …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Bullet For My Valentine - Gravity

[ALBUM REVIEW] Bullet For My Valentine – Gravity

They are no longer the long-haired Welsh youngsters blasting melodies and speed metal riffs like their idols, now they are …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Extreme w/ Mr. Big @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 06/06/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Extreme w/ Mr. Big @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 06/06/2018

With close to 90,000 people flooding Melbourne for State of Origin it was reaching gridlock as I joined the unending …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Extreme w/ Mr. Big @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 03/06/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Extreme w/ Mr. Big @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 03/06/2018

I was thankful for arriving at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre when I did. Not five minutes after my arrival, hoards of …
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[LIVE REVIEW] 5 Seconds Of Summer @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 25/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] 5 Seconds Of Summer @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 25/05/2018

The lane that runs up the side of The Metro Theatre serves a very good purpose; permitting people to line …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Adler's Appetite (Steven Adler) @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 25/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Adler’s Appetite (Steven Adler) @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 25/05/2018

Steven Adler fans rejoice, he is back and showing everyone that he still bleeds Guns N’ Roses. Melbourne’s live music …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Ghost - Prequelle

[ALBUM REVIEW] Ghost – Prequelle

With the words ‘Rock Is Dead’ being trolled out left and right, Five Finger Death Punch are fighting the good …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Seether @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 25/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Seether @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 25/05/2018

The line of punters went all the way around the corner and halfway up the colourful Hosier Lane as I …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Seether @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 23/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Seether @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 23/05/2018

It’s been three years since Seether were last in Australia, but a mid-week gig didn’t prevent fans from filling up …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Europe @ Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide 18/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Europe @ Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide 18/05/2018

There was once a time, way back in 1987, when Sweden’s Europe were battling it out with Bon Jovi for …
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[LIVE REVIEW] L.A. Guns @ Max Watts, Melbourne 18/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] L.A. Guns @ Max Watts, Melbourne 18/05/2018

Max Watts in Melbourne seems such a perfect venue to enjoy the contemporary offerings of LA Guns, thanks to On …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Europe @ Palais Theater, Melbourne 19/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Europe @ Palais Theater, Melbourne 19/05/2018

Poodle perms were on parade as I made my way to the iconic Palais Theatre on a cold Melbourne night …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Sepultura w/ Death Angel @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 19/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Sepultura w/ Death Angel @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 19/05/2018

Metal heads rejoice! Brazilian metal icons Sepultura visit Australia with Bay Area thrashers Death Angel in tow. The crowd extremely …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Steel Panther @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 15/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Steel Panther @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 15/05/2018

The usual assortment of Steel Panther faithful awaited entry, pun intended, but for now entry to the Forum Theatre for …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Sepultura w/ Death Angel @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 15/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Sepultura w/ Death Angel @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 15/05/2018

“Are there any old school Sepultura fans in tonight?” asks Green.  Before Andreas teases the fans playing intros to several …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Cradle Of Filth @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 11/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Cradle Of Filth @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 11/05/2018

The new line up and the new songs sound as tight live as they do on the album, fitting in …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Tex Perkins: The Man In Black @ Frankston Arts Center, Melbourne 9/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Tex Perkins: The Man In Black @ Frankston Arts Center, Melbourne 9/05/2018

Tex Perkins-Man In B­lack is a show that is not to be missed. Do not mistake it for just another tribute …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Five Finger Death Punch - And Justice For None

[ALBUM REVIEW] Five Finger Death Punch – And Justice For None

With the words ‘Rock Is Dead’ being trolled out left and right, Five Finger Death Punch are fighting the good …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] We Are Riot - No Saints

[ALBUM REVIEW] We Are Riot – No Saints

During this song we are reminded that this band have mastered their own unique brand of music in a world …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Direct Underground Festival @ Max Watts, Melbourne 6/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Direct Underground Festival @ Max Watts, Melbourne 6/05/2018

At the end of the show I was left wondering what other hidden gems are left in our own backyards …
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[LIVE REVIEW] The Dead Daisies @ Kesselhaus, Berlin 03/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] The Dead Daisies @ Kesselhaus, Berlin 03/05/2018

Soon it was time for the drum solo by the new daisy Mr. Deen -The Machine- Castronovo and he definitely …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Stereophonics @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 01/05/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Stereophonics @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 01/05/2018

Maybe Tomorrow from their fourth album You Gotta Go There To Come Back is my Grumpy Glaswegian’s pissed and homesick song …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Wednesday 13 @ Manning Bar, Sydney 27/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Wednesday 13 @ Manning Bar, Sydney 27/04/2018

nother electric performance by the leader of horror punk, and I sure hope I speak for many others when I …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Nothing Compares To Prince @ 29/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Nothing Compares To Prince @ 29/04/2018

While two years have passed since we lost this amazing icon his legacy will long live on through his music …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Biffy Clyro @ Forum Theatre 27/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Biffy Clyro @ Forum Theatre 27/04/2018

Such was the hype and energy that as the crowd spilled out onto Flinders Street, many of which were pulling …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Halsey @ Hordern Pavillion 22/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Halsey @ Hordern Pavillion 22/04/2018

As a relatively new fan I never could quite put my finger on why I liked Halsey so much. Her …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Ross The Boss w/ Special Guests @ Bald Faced Stag, Sydney 26/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Ross The Boss w/ Special Guests @ Bald Faced Stag, Sydney 26/04/2018

Once again the crowd of warriors sang in unison. Marc grabbed his phone again, and running from side to side …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Rose Tattoo @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne 22/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Rose Tattoo @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne 22/04/2018

As Angry takes to the mic we are treated to a stark, profound and quite sobering realisation that this staple …
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[DVD REVIEW] Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

[DVD REVIEW] Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

We begin by welcoming the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to the stage opening with a lovely Overture to …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Sleeping With Sirens @ Festival Hall, Melbourne 22/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Sleeping With Sirens @ Festival Hall, Melbourne 22/04/2018

All in all, while not knowing a good portion of the songs on the set list for Sleeping With Sirens, …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Sleeping With Sirens @ Big Top, Sydney 21/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Sleeping With Sirens @ Big Top, Sydney 21/04/2018

At the end, the band members took some time to say goodbye to their fans, waving, through pics and drum …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Simple Plan @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 21/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Simple Plan @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 21/04/2018

Sometimes the right venue, the perfect hosts, the perfect light show, brilliant performances and a crowd determined on a great …
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[LIVE REVIEW] John Garcia @ Cherry Bar, Melbourne 20/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] John Garcia @ Cherry Bar, Melbourne 20/04/2018

Given that prior to the evening I had only known John Garcia as the voice of Kyuss,  I cannot express …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Godsmack - When Legends Rise

[ALBUM REVIEW] Godsmack – When Legends Rise

Godsmack sure as hell know how to write a catchy rock track. Whether you know the band from seminal tracks …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Rose Carleo Band - Battle Scars

[ALBUM REVIEW] Rose Carleo Band – Battle Scars

The only real sadness is the parting notes of this amazing journey.  As I vigorously type with a sense of …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Primus @ Palais Theater, Melbourne 15/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Primus @ Palais Theater, Melbourne 15/04/2018

Primus made their way through such crowd pleasers as ‘Too Many puppies’, ‘Mr Krinkle’, ‘Welcome to this Word’ and ‘John …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Chocolate Starfish @ The Gov, Adelaide 13/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Chocolate Starfish @ The Gov, Adelaide 13/04/2018

It seems that Chocolate Starfish, in 2018, back out on the road with a new album, are once again in …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] The People The Poet - A Short Obsession With Time

[ALBUM REVIEW] The People The Poet – A Short Obsession With Time

The only real sadness is the parting notes of this amazing journey.  As I vigorously type with a sense of …
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[DVD REVIEW] Behemoth - Messe Noire

[DVD REVIEW] Behemoth – Messe Noire

I feel that bands need to have a special and deserving album for it to be filmed in its entirety …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Chocolate Starfish @ Memo Music Hall, Melbourne 7/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Chocolate Starfish @ Memo Music Hall, Melbourne 7/04/2018

Chocolate Starfish remain a band that Melbourne is fiercely proud of and their music is a staple for so many …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Sink The Ship - Persevere

[ALBUM REVIEW] Sink The Ship – Persevere

Well done Sink The Ship.  Persevere is born of angst and adversity but morphs into a tremendous celebration through blending …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates - Hard Expectations

[ALBUM REVIEW] Mahalia Barnes & The Soul Mates – Hard Expectations

Hard Expectations is an astounding collection of magnificent songs performed to perfection, gob droppers one and all, but also carries …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Rose Tattoo @ Bridge Hotel, Sydney 6/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Rose Tattoo @ Bridge Hotel, Sydney 6/04/2018

I grabbed my opportunity to rehydrate, before returning to the front of the stage, in wait for the indomitable Rose …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Robert Plant @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 2/04/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Robert Plant @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 2/04/2018

Thank you Robert and thank you all for bringing such a memorable highlight to the lives of so many.  And …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Pennywise - Never Gonna Die

[ALBUM REVIEW] Pennywise – Never Gonna Die

April 20th is the date for the record launch globally and Pennywise will embark upon a whole new period of …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Heavatar - Opus II The Annihilation

[ALBUM REVIEW] Heavatar – Opus II The Annihilation

German power metal group Heavatar released their 2nd album Opus II The Annihilation bringing on the 16th of February 2018 …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Rag N’ Bone Man @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 31/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Rag N’ Bone Man @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 31/03/2018

Bitter End and Hell Yeah the perfect songs to finish the most soulful of nights, and should we be lucky …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Good Charlotte w/ Special Guests @ Riverstage, Sydney 28/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Good Charlotte w/ Special Guests @ Riverstage, Sydney 28/03/2018

The gig was reaching its climax with mega hit I Just Wanna Live, the crowd singing louder and louder, responding …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Mastodon w/ Gojira @ Eatons Hill, Brisbane 28/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Mastodon w/ Gojira @ Eatons Hill, Brisbane 28/03/2018

After an hour and a half of solid Mastodon goodness, if your band shirt wasn’t stuck to your skin with …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Mastodon w/ Gojira @ The Big Top, Sydney 26/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Mastodon w/ Gojira @ The Big Top, Sydney 26/03/2018

The biggest crowd reaction of the set was easily for Oblivion… I reckon that noise would have shaken the nearby …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Good Charlotte w/ Special Guests @ Hordern Pavillion, Sydney 26/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Good Charlotte w/ Special Guests @ Hordern Pavillion, Sydney 26/03/2018

What was left to play, except two of the biggest pop-punk sing-a-along. The iconic intro to ‘I Just Wanna Live’ …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Bruno Mars @ Perth Arena, Perth 28/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Bruno Mars @ Perth Arena, Perth 28/03/2018

Bruno Mars’s 24K Magic Tour is a spectacle to watch and a tour like no other with all elements of …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Download 2018 @ Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne 24/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Download 2018 @ Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne 24/03/2018

The build-up has been massive to the inaugural Download Festival that took Melbourne literally by storm on Saturday. The weather …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Darius Rucker @ Forum, Melbourne 19/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Darius Rucker @ Forum, Melbourne 19/03/2018

Holding the audience in the palm of his hand Rucker closed the first encore with his country smash “Wagon Wheel” …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Three Days Grace - Outsider

[ALBUM REVIEW] Three Days Grace – Outsider

On balance, this album has more highlights than anything else and I really hope that one of the tracks is …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Northlane w/ Special Guests @ Roundhouse, Sydney 16/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Northlane w/ Special Guests @ Roundhouse, Sydney 16/03/2018

As the crowd lined up to enter the newly refurbished Roundhouse at UNSW, you’d almost never know the venue hadn’t …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Andrew Strong @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 16/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Andrew Strong @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 16/03/2018

You can always count on Melbourne to turn out in force for live music, tonight was no exception with a …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Big Country @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne 17/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Big Country @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne 17/03/2018

Primus made their way through such crowd pleasers as ‘Too Many puppies’, ‘Mr Krinkle’, ‘Welcome to this Word’ and ‘John …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] The Dead Daisies - Burn It Down

[ALBUM REVIEW] The Dead Daisies – Burn It Down

This is The Dead Daisies and they have together tapped a well of rock brilliance.  A line in the sands …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Palace Of The King - Get Right With Your Maker

[ALBUM REVIEW] Palace Of The King – Get Right With Your Maker

When you have listened to the entire album and managed to get your gob back up off the floor, put …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Incubus @ Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne 09/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Incubus @ Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne 09/03/2018

Did they “bring it”?  Hell yes.  Although they seem to focus more on the music and less on the performance …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Judas Priest - Firepower

[ALBUM REVIEW] Judas Priest – Firepower

This is as short a summary as I have ever offered, but more would be mere gilding of the lily …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Pure Gold Live @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 03/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Pure Gold Live @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 03/03/2018

As the night came to a close the theatre felt united with the love of Australian music, it is the …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Fall Out Boy @ Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne 03/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Fall Out Boy @ Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne 03/03/2018

By the end of the show many of the crowd were drenched in perspiration, as the energy and vigour with …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Machine Head - Catharsis

[ALBUM REVIEW] Machine Head – Catharsis

I hope that the making of this album has been a Cathartic experience for Machine Head, whilst not being their …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Saxon - Thunderbolt

[ALBUM REVIEW] Saxon – Thunderbolt

This album was before release, and remains to this day, a tremendous and most welcome collection providing reason enough for …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Overkill w/ Special Guests @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 02/03/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Overkill w/ Special Guests @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 02/03/2018

With a show of this stamina I have no doubt Overkill will come visit us again, as age definitely isn’t …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] John Corabi - Live '94 (One Night In Nashville)

[ALBUM REVIEW] John Corabi – Live ’94 (One Night In Nashville)

A cherished collection and solid slice of rock history, flailing helpless in the winds, has been brought home and nurtured …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Robbie Williams @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 24/02/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Robbie Williams @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 24/02/2018

If you can get your hands on a ticket, DO IT! Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this extravaganza in …
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[LIVE REVIEW] David Duchovny @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 23/02/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] David Duchovny @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 23/02/2018

I’m sure there will be many sweet dreams to follow as they are slept upon, or could they be a …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] The Sword - Used Future

[ALBUM REVIEW] The Sword – Used Future

The Sword worked with the widely admired producer and composer Tucker Martine, who proved to be the perfect person to …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Black Stone Cherry - Family Tree

[ALBUM REVIEW] Black Stone Cherry – Family Tree

With every track you can help but wonder how the next possibly get any better…and then it does exactly that …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Saliva W/ Special Guests @ Max Watts, Melbourne 15/02/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Saliva W/ Special Guests @ Max Watts, Melbourne 15/02/2018

I left thinking that Saliva were really, really good and I can’t understand why they had not been snapped up …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Marco Mendoza - Viva La Rock

[ALBUM REVIEW] Marco Mendoza – Viva La Rock

A truly the superb result of transatlantic heavy rock with the heritage of past master entwined with every chord, but …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Jimmy Barnes & Friends @ McCabe Park, Wollongong 11/02/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Jimmy Barnes & Friends @ McCabe Park, Wollongong 11/02/2018

Not even the short burst of rain, could wipe the smile off my face – Barnsey proclaiming that he had …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Welcome to Night Vale @ Comedy Theatre, Melbourne 09/02/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Welcome to Night Vale @ Comedy Theatre, Melbourne 09/02/2018

As the show comes to a close Cecil summarizes the story line and gives the advice of being good to …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Colin Hay @ Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo 9/02/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Colin Hay @ Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo 9/02/2018

As I sit now reflecting on the night I am listening to Fierce Mercy on vinyl and feeling extremely fortunate …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Heaven & Earth - Hard To Kill

[ALBUM REVIEW] Heaven & Earth – Hard To Kill

A truly the superb result of transatlantic heavy rock with the heritage of past master entwined with every chord, but …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Unwritten Law @ The Croxton Banroom, Melbourne 08/02/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Unwritten Law @ The Croxton Banroom, Melbourne 08/02/2018

This was a super fun night and a fantastic prelude to what promises to be an awesome national tour. Be …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Evanescence @ Brisbane Convention And Exhibition Centre, Brisbane 10/02/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Evanescence @ Brisbane Convention And Exhibition Centre, Brisbane 10/02/2018

The real test of such an idea really lied in their breakout hit Bring Me To Life alongside other Fallen …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Rise Against @ Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne 10/02/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Rise Against @ Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne 10/02/2018

While all were amazing the standout was definitely Hero of War, its poignant lyrics sending shivers though the arena. Beautifully …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Macklemore @ Festival Hall, Melbourne 06/02/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Macklemore @ Festival Hall, Melbourne 06/02/2018

Thrift Shop caused a meltdown as the hoards lost their minds, who knew that having twenty dollars in your pocket …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Myles Kennedy - Year Of The Tiger

[ALBUM REVIEW] Myles Kennedy – Year Of The Tiger

All this musical magnificence, married with the lyrics and story of Myles erupt in an amazing milestone (Mylestone?) in contemporary …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Roger Waters @ Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney 02/02/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Roger Waters @ Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney 02/02/2018

Waters introduced his band, then went on to congratulate  Australia, for not having nuclear weapons. The light show continued, for …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Alanis Morrisette @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 22/01/2018

[LIVE REVIEW] Alanis Morrisette @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 22/01/2018

Alanis proved to be a terrific conversationalist sharing stories from her career and her private life, giving you a small …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Easy Fever @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 19/12/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Easy Fever @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne 19/12/2017

With Melbourne the final destination on the tour Easy Fever now hangs up its reins, we can only hope it …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons - The Age of Absurdity

[ALBUM REVIEW] Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons – The Age of Absurdity

The Age Of Absurdity as their debut release and announce loudly for all to bear witness, that this is merely …
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[LIVE REVIEW] The Human League @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 13/12/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] The Human League @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 13/12/2017

While many bands have tried to replicate the sound of The Human League over the years tonight brought to the …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Ugly Kid Joe w/ Special Guests @ Croxton Hotel, Thornbury 9/11/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Ugly Kid Joe w/ Special Guests @ Croxton Hotel, Thornbury 9/11/2017

Our screaming determined how many more songs we got, fortunately for us we yelled enough for four more songs. With …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Icehouse w/ Diesel @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne - 1/12/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Icehouse w/ Diesel @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne – 1/12/2017

With so many hits packed into two hours I couldn’t help but reflect on the fact that we really need …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Culture Club w/ Eurogliders & Tom Bailey @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - 30/11/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Culture Club w/ Eurogliders & Tom Bailey @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – 30/11/2017

Culture Club really is the gift that keeps on giving, with every tour we get to unwrap another layer, and …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Since Tuesday - Since Tuesday

[ALBUM REVIEW] Since Tuesday – Since Tuesday

To hear this much talent, assembled together, young of age along with the benefit of experience, sound guidance and uninhibited …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] Of Mice & Men - Defy

[ALBUM REVIEW] Of Mice & Men – Defy

Fans need to have not shredded a single tear with contemplation of the Of Mice & Men end of days.  …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress @ The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne - 25/11/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress @ The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne – 25/11/2017

As Mike and his band took to the stage for a final bow the screaming hoards raised the roof in …
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[EP REVIEW] Forget Your Friends - Spells

[EP REVIEW] Forget Your Friends – Spells

This collection is representative of the tremendous diversity and skill that is within the capacity of each protagonist, but together …
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[ALBUM REVIEW] The Normandys - Booze, Bitterness & Broken Hearts

[ALBUM REVIEW] The Normandys – Booze, Bitterness & Broken Hearts

TRACKLISTING Raise Your Glass She’s a Waste Bruce Too Late Working Class Like Whiskey Say Goodbye States United Lost Souls …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Stevie Nicks w/ The Pretenders @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - 16/11/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Stevie Nicks w/ The Pretenders @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – 16/11/2017

What an empowering night for women, seeing two of the finest still wowing audiences well into their careers, but without …
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[Album Review] Dreamers Crime - No Compromises

[Album Review] Dreamers Crime – No Compromises

Sydney’s Dreamers Crime announced that they would be releasing their brand new album ‘No Compromises’ on Friday November 17. This …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Sebastian Bach @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne - 28/10/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Sebastian Bach @ Forum Theatre, Melbourne – 28/10/2017

Bach’s adoration for Australian music ever present, with a few lines of Rose Tattoo ringing out and much talk of …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Alice Cooper w/ Ace Frehley @ Hordern Pavillion, Sydney - 21/10/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Alice Cooper w/ Ace Frehley @ Hordern Pavillion, Sydney – 21/10/2017

You know when you exit a music gig or even a movie theatre and you have been totally blown away …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Alice Cooper w/ Ace Frehley @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - 20/10/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Alice Cooper w/ Ace Frehley @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – 20/10/2017

The guillotine takes the head of Alice Cooper, yet again but it feels like it’s for the first time.  Everything …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Adam Ant @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne - 15/10/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Adam Ant @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne – 15/10/2017

The finisher was of course Stand and Deliver, giving us all a chance to have a sing-a-long and to appreciate …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Boney M @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne - 14/10/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Boney M @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne – 14/10/2017

Boney M’s funky tunes have made them extremely popular and if you didn’t catch the disco fever back in the …
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[Album Review] L.A.Guns - The Missing Peace

[Album Review] L.A.Guns – The Missing Peace

L.A. Guns are back and firing on all cylinders. If I close my eyes I am transported straight back to …
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[Album Review] Cody Simpson & The Tide - Wave One

[Album Review] Cody Simpson & The Tide – Wave One

The EP may only be 4 songs long but each will pick you up as if you were on a …
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[Album Review] Revolution Saints - Light In The Dark

[Album Review] Revolution Saints – Light In The Dark

The words ‘now just relax and be objective’ march forth from my verbal stream of consciousness with ill-deserved confidence, but …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Alison Moyet @ Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne - 07/10/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Alison Moyet @ Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne – 07/10/2017

From the first note of the evening it was clear that Alison really was like a fine wine and had …
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[Album Review] Diablo Blvd - Zero Hour

[Album Review] Diablo Blvd – Zero Hour

Almost three years after the release of Follow The Deadlights, Diablo Blvd present us with an brilliant album, nay a …
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[Album Review] Peter & The Test Tube Babies - That Shallot

[Album Review] Peter & The Test Tube Babies – That Shallot

That Shallot is an album that truly illustrates what forty years’ experience and knowledge achieves. Perhaps accidentally, maybe inevitably, but …
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[Album Review] Fozzy - Judas

[Album Review] Fozzy – Judas

Perhaps even more, because the two together are a clear illustration of how Fozzy have managed to rally their might, …
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[Album Review] Panzer - Fatal Command

[Album Review] Panzer – Fatal Command

This album is simply stunning and oozing German metal heritage. Its truly a must and here’s why …
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[EP Review] Black Stone Cherry - Black to Blues

[EP Review] Black Stone Cherry – Black to Blues

And who the hell managed to tie Ben Wells to something solid to help prevent the airborne acrobatics typical of …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Train @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne - 04/08/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Train @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne – 04/08/2017

I think it is a testament to them that after all these years they are still producing a lot of …
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[Album Review] Alice Cooper - Paranormal

[Album Review] Alice Cooper – Paranormal

Alice Cooper fans rejoice, he is back with his new album Paranormal and it is an absolute killer! The wait …
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[Album Review] Accept - The Rise Of Chaos

[Album Review] Accept – The Rise Of Chaos

ACCEPT – THE RISE OF CHAOS Released: August 4th, 2017 TracklistingDie By The SwordHole In The HeadThe Rise Of ChaosKoolaidNo RegretsAnalog …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Rag'n'Bone Man @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 24/07/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Rag’n’Bone Man @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 24/07/2017

Review & Photos Cassandra HaleNot for a minute did I expect the lengthy line that awaited me on my arrival …
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[LIVE REVIEW] They Who Rock (The Screaming Jets & Baby Animals) @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 07/07/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] They Who Rock (The Screaming Jets & Baby Animals) @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 07/07/2017

Review Cassandra HaleMelbourne had dealt us a freezing night but it did nothing to dissuade the middle aged rockers lining up …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Gavin DeGraw @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 05/07/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Gavin DeGraw @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 05/07/2017

Review Jodi MarinoIt may well have been a chilly winters evening in Melbourne, but when Gavin DeGraw hit the stage on …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Grinspoon @ Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne 30/06/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Grinspoon @ Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne 30/06/2017

Review Cassandra HaleFirst up for the night was Brisbane three-piece Good Boy. If indie is your thing I am sure you …
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[LIVE REVIEW] DragonForce @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 22/06/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] DragonForce @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 22/06/2017

Review Cassandra HaleThe line that snaked around the corner of 170 Russell was long, Melbournians turning out in force to see …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Hanson @ The Forum, Melbourne 18/06/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Hanson @ The Forum, Melbourne 18/06/2017

Review Lynda BuchananThe air was thick with excitement as I approached The Forum in Melbourne on Sunday night, the massive line …
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[Album Review] Alison Moyet - Other

[Album Review] Alison Moyet – Other

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Killing Heidi @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 10/06/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Killing Heidi @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 10/06/2017

Review Jodi MarinoFor a lot of bands, the idea of a 20 year reunion after a 10 year hiatus, may be …
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[EP Review] The Dives - Everybody's Talking

[EP Review] The Dives – Everybody’s Talking

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[Album Review] One Ok Rock - Ambitions

[Album Review] One Ok Rock – Ambitions

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Body Count w/ Special Guests@ Margaret Court Arena 02/6/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Body Count w/ Special Guests@ Margaret Court Arena 02/6/2017

Review Cassandra HaleThe police presence was heavy as I made my way to Margaret Court Arena for a night with Body …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Insomnium w/ Special Guests@ Max Watts, Melbourne 25/05/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Insomnium w/ Special Guests@ Max Watts, Melbourne 25/05/2017

Review Jodi MarinoThursday night, Melbourne was fortunate enough to be the starting point for the much anticipated first headline tour by …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Devin Townsend Project @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 24/05/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Devin Townsend Project @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 24/05/2017

Review Cassandra HaleSydney band sSleepmakeswaves were a very fitting opener for what was to be an amazing night of prog rock …
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[Album Review] All Time Low - Last Young Renegade

[Album Review] All Time Low – Last Young Renegade

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[LIVE REVIEW] The Village People w/ Bjorn Again @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 25/05/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] The Village People w/ Bjorn Again @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 25/05/2017

Review Cassandra HaleIt was leather and feathers on parade as I entered the recently refurbished Palais Theatre for a night of …
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[Album Review] Far Away Stables - Between Rage and Serenity

[Album Review] Far Away Stables – Between Rage and Serenity

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Hellions @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne 20/05/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Hellions @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne 20/05/2017

Review Nisa AtesAlthough it’s nearly a year since its release, Sydney band Hellions have finally taken their third album Opera Oblivia …
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[LIVE REVIEW] The Living Colour w/ Massive @ 170 Russell , Melbourne 12/05/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] The Living Colour w/ Massive @ 170 Russell , Melbourne 12/05/2017

Review Jodi MarinoWhen it comes to iconic bands, there are very few who can rival the legendary Living Colour.Hailing from New …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Nashville Pussy w/ Special Guests @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne 10/05/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Nashville Pussy w/ Special Guests @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne 10/05/2017

Review Jodi MarinoThere are so many sub-genres of rock’n’roll these days because everybody has their own sound, and their own take …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Red Jumpsuit Apparatus w/ Young Lions @ Max Watts, Melbourne 10/05/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Red Jumpsuit Apparatus w/ Young Lions @ Max Watts, Melbourne 10/05/2017

Review Cassandra HaleFormed in 2013 Australian band Young Lions were the opener for Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and what a great warm up …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Crystal Ignite @ The Workers Club, Fitzroy 06/05/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Crystal Ignite @ The Workers Club, Fitzroy 06/05/2017

Review Jodi MarinoGreatness is often spawned through adversity and this is most certainly the case for Crystal Ignite.The former powerhouse front …
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[Album Review] Hell Or Highwater - Vista

[Album Review] Hell Or Highwater – Vista

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[Album Review] Seether - Poison The Parish

[Album Review] Seether – Poison The Parish

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Groovin' The Moo @ Bendigo, Victoria – 06/05/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Groovin’ The Moo @ Bendigo, Victoria – 06/05/2017

Review Nisa AtesA forecast of grey clouds and crisp winds was not enough to dampen spirits on May 6th as enthusiastic …
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[Album Review] Imminence - This is Goodbye

[Album Review] Imminence – This is Goodbye

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Black Stone Cherry W/ Chase The Sun@ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne 23/04/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Black Stone Cherry W/ Chase The Sun@ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne 23/04/2017

Review Cassandra HaleAfter a long overdue catch up with friends old and new, it was time to hit the stage …
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[LIVE REVIEW] The Tea Party @ Star Event Center, Sydney 21/04/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] The Tea Party @ Star Event Center, Sydney 21/04/2017

Review Roger BrooksWell here we are at the beginning of another eagerly anticipated tour from the enigmatic The Tea Party, however …
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[LIVE REVIEW] The Record Company @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne 20/04/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] The Record Company @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne 20/04/2017

Review Jodi MarinoIt’s always a great time of year when Byron Bay’s famous Bluesfest is on, even for us down here …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Madness w/ Caravàna Sun @ Festival Hall, Melbourne 13/04/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Madness w/ Caravàna Sun @ Festival Hall, Melbourne 13/04/2017

Review Jodi MarinoIt has been eight long years since the band of sprightly half-centurians, Madness, have visited our shores and their …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Santana w/ The Doobie Brothers @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 11/04/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Santana w/ The Doobie Brothers @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 11/04/2017

Review Cassandra HaleThe Doobie Brothers’ debut self titled album was released in 1971, which coincidentally is the same year I …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Jessica Mauboy w/ Isaiah Firebrace @ ICC, Sydney 07/04/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Jessica Mauboy w/ Isaiah Firebrace @ ICC, Sydney 07/04/2017

Review Rochelle CupidoEver since Jessica Mauboy’s rise to fame after her appearance on Australian Idol many years ago, she has endeared …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Alter Bridge w/ Like A Storm@ Festival Hall, Melbourne 06/04/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Alter Bridge w/ Like A Storm@ Festival Hall, Melbourne 06/04/2017

An extremely eager crowd line the paths behind Festival Hall in anticipation of tonight’s Alter Bridge performance.  Some vying for …
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[LIVE REVIEW] I Prevail w/ Special Guests@ Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne 02/04/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] I Prevail w/ Special Guests@ Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne 02/04/2017

Review Nisa AtesMelbourne’s sharply cold weather was no barrier for eager fans lining up to see I Prevail on Sunday night …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Dixie Chicks @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 01/04/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Dixie Chicks @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 01/04/2017

Review Cassandra HaleIt was evident the bedazzlers had been in overdrive leading up to the Dixie Chicks sold out shows …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Alter Bridge w/ Like A Storm@ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 04/04/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Alter Bridge w/ Like A Storm@ Enmore Theatre, Sydney 04/04/2017

Review Anita BergaminAlter Bridge are no strangers to Australian shores, and the growing anticipation in the lead up to the Australian …
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[Album Review] The Dead Daisies - Live & Louder (2017)

[Album Review] The Dead Daisies – Live & Louder (2017)

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[Album Review] Steel Panther - Lower The Bar (2017)

[Album Review] Steel Panther – Lower The Bar (2017)

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Meshuggah w/ Thy Art Is Murder @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 14/03/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Meshuggah w/ Thy Art Is Murder @ 170 Russell, Melbourne 14/03/2017

Review Cassandra HaleLast night it was back to 170 Russell, a great intimate venue to get up close with your …
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[Album Review] sleepmakeswaves - Made Of Breath Only

[Album Review] sleepmakeswaves – Made Of Breath Only

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[LIVE REVIEW] The Living End w/ Gabriella Cohen @ Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne 2/03/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] The Living End w/ Gabriella Cohen @ Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne 2/03/2017

Review Cassandra HaleLast night I found myself back at the Melbourne Zoo for the second time in a week. Once …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Killing Heidi w/ Abbe May @ Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne 25/02/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Killing Heidi w/ Abbe May @ Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne 25/02/2017

Review Cassandra HaleIs the Melbourne Zoo the right venue for live music?  Well, after attending my first Zoo Twilight session …
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[Album Review] Body Count - Bloodlust

[Album Review] Body Count – Bloodlust

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[Album Review] Sages - Sleepwalker

[Album Review] Sages – Sleepwalker

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[Album Review] Aaron Keylock - Cut Against The Grain

[Album Review] Aaron Keylock – Cut Against The Grain

Cut against the grain is a really amazing album filled with so much RAW emotion and fun tunes with incredible …
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[Album Review] Accept - Restless & Live

[Album Review] Accept – Restless & Live

The Restless And Live package is available on Blu-ray and DVD, with either accompanied by two CDs, so you had …
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[Album Review] Elephant Gun Riot - The Acoustic EP (2017)

[Album Review] Elephant Gun Riot – The Acoustic EP (2017)

Elephant Gun Riot have been ingenious in their track selection and sequencing for this acoustic selection because it demonstrated their …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Everytime I Die w/letlive., Counterparts, In Trenches @ The Corner, Melbourne 11/01/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Everytime I Die w/letlive., Counterparts, In Trenches @ The Corner, Melbourne 11/01/2017

Review Contributed by Nisa AtesWhat better way to smash into the new year than with some of the pioneer bands in …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Halestorm w/Devilskin @ The Corner, Melbourne 10/01/2017

[LIVE REVIEW] Halestorm w/Devilskin @ The Corner, Melbourne 10/01/2017

Review Contributed by CasperWhat an interesting evening awaits at the Corner Hotel in Richmond for the first show of Halestorm’s Australian …
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[Album Review] As It Is - Okay (2017)

[Album Review] As It Is – Okay (2017)

As we now come to the final track on this album it has been a rollercoaster ride filled with so …
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[Album Review] Black Star Riders - Heavy Fire (2017)

[Album Review] Black Star Riders – Heavy Fire (2017)

I don’t know if there was ever need for Black Star Riders to shuffle off a Thin Lizzy branding. Maybe …
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[Album Review] Halestorm - ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP

[Album Review] Halestorm – ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP

Lzzy continues to impress with her astonishing vocal power and range, and accompanied by her band of tremendously gifted artists………..(blah, …
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[Album Review] Sepultura - Machine Messiah (2017)

[Album Review] Sepultura – Machine Messiah (2017)

SEPULTURA – MACHINE MESSIAH Released: Jan 13, 2017℗ 2017 Nuclear Blast Tracklisting:  Machine MessiahI Am the EnemyPhantom SelfAletheaIceberg DancesSworn OathResistant ParasitesSilent ViolenceVandals …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Katatonia w/The Eternal & Myridian @ The Corner, Melbourne 09/12/2016

[LIVE REVIEW] Katatonia w/The Eternal & Myridian @ The Corner, Melbourne 09/12/2016

Review Contributed by Rochelle CupidoSo, tonight was Melbourne’s turn to witness Swedish metal giants Katatonia’s first ever headline tour of …
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Coldplay w/Jess Kent & Lianne La Havas @ Etihad Stadum, Melbourne  09/12/2016

Coldplay w/Jess Kent & Lianne La Havas @ Etihad Stadum, Melbourne 09/12/2016

Tonight was a rarely of union and celebration as Coldplay reached in and touched the soul of Melbourne with their …
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Keith Urban w/Carrie Underwood @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne  08/12/2016

Keith Urban w/Carrie Underwood @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 08/12/2016

The show is over but Keith still finds the time to say a few words to his fans, so gracious …
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[Album Review] Beasto Blanco - Beasto Blanco (2016)

[Album Review] Beasto Blanco – Beasto Blanco (2016)

“This album is a clash of elements coming together in an organic implosion of sonic perfection, Beasto Blanco is not …
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[Album Review] Forever Still - Tied Down (2016)

[Album Review] Forever Still – Tied Down (2016)

FOREVER STILL are a completely in your face heavy rock band from Denmark delivering breath-taking shows around the world. The …
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[Album Review] Sienna Skies - A Darker Shade of Truth (2016)

[Album Review] Sienna Skies – A Darker Shade of Truth (2016)

Sienna Skies are a five piece POST-HARDCORE act from the city of Sydney Australia. The band formed in early March …
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[Album Review] Devilskin - Be Like The River (2016)

[Album Review] Devilskin – Be Like The River (2016)

13 tracks of raw power, exploding riffs, bone chilling vocals with incredible beauty and melody that follows, bringing everything together …
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[Album Review] Brian Cadd & The Bootleg Family - Bulletproof (2016)

[Album Review] Brian Cadd & The Bootleg Family – Bulletproof (2016)

I hope it was the intention of all to start a whole new generation of fans and go for another …
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[Album Review] Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage (2016)

[Album Review] Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage (2016)

This is album is certainly on my list of must haves, clearly catagorised under ‘Tremendous Representations of Progression, Growth and …
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Kim Wilde & Howard Jones @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne  11/11/2016

Kim Wilde & Howard Jones @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne 11/11/2016

The fans screamed for more and Kim delivered with a fantastic tribute to the late Pete Burns with You Spin …
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[Album Review] Sixx:A.M. - Prayers For The Blessed (2016)

[Album Review] Sixx:A.M. – Prayers For The Blessed (2016)

James, Nikki and DJ, has metamorphosed Sixx:A.M. from sensational side project to scorching, magmatic monolith and this eruption, a two …
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Slipknot/ Lamb Of God / In Hearts Wake @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne  31/10/2016

Slipknot/ Lamb Of God / In Hearts Wake @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 31/10/2016

If you haven’t already snagged tickets to one of the remaining shows on the rest of the tour, please go …
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Chocolate Starfish @ The Palms, Melbourne  29/10/2016

Chocolate Starfish @ The Palms, Melbourne 29/10/2016

If you haven’t already snagged tickets to one of the remaining shows on the rest of the tour, please go …
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Scorpions , Melbourne @ The Palais Theatre  20/10/2016

Scorpions , Melbourne @ The Palais Theatre 20/10/2016

A tribute to the late Motorhead legend Lemmy Kilmister. We have heard many tributes since the sad day that mortal …
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[Album Review] Green Day - Revolution Radio (2016)

[Album Review] Green Day – Revolution Radio (2016)

Green Day get back to basics. After more than a decade of rock operas and stunt releases, the Bay Area …
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[Album Review] Alter Bridge - The Last Hero (2016)

[Album Review] Alter Bridge – The Last Hero (2016)

It has been three years since Alter Bridge’s last studio album Fortress was released, but it is clear their fans …
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RSO / Sarah McLeod , Melbourne @ Margaret Court Arena 20/09/2016

RSO / Sarah McLeod , Melbourne @ Margaret Court Arena 20/09/2016

The RSO Tour was a tremendous opportunity for people all over Australia to watch what is always an astonishing and …
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[Album Review] A Day To Remember - Bad Vibrations (2016)

[Album Review] A Day To Remember – Bad Vibrations (2016)

Thirteen years into their career, ADTR have mastered the art of what makes them work while never being afraid to …
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[Album Review] Rival Sons - Hollow Bones (2016)

[Album Review] Rival Sons – Hollow Bones (2016)

This album is an amazing example of the best that modern rock has the offer with amazing riffs from both …
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RSO - Richie Sambora / Orianthi

RSO – Richie Sambora / Orianthi

Richie, you know we have long loved your work in Australia and cannot wait to see you again. Orianthi, every …
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[Album Review] Billy Talent - Afraid Of Heights (2016)

[Album Review] Billy Talent – Afraid Of Heights (2016)

All and all this album is a worthy successor to popular previous albums, and is well worth a listen …
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[Album Review] Garbage - Strange Little Birds (2016)

[Album Review] Garbage – Strange Little Birds (2016)

Garbage has maintained its 90s flair and sound. Meaning that it’s oddly reassuring listening to any Garbage album, knowing that …
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[Album Review] Maala - Composure (2016)

[Album Review] Maala – Composure (2016)

If you’ve been lacking in the excitement that is electro-pop newcomer Maala, then you need to listen. This New Zealand …
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[Album Review] Trapt - D.N.A. (2016)

[Album Review] Trapt – D.N.A. (2016)

TRAPT – D.N.A. Released: 19 August 2016℗ 2016 Crash Collide Records Tracklisting:IntroHuman (Like the Rest of Us)It’s OverTangled up in YouChanging …
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[Album Review] Nat Allison - This One's For You (2016)

[Album Review] Nat Allison – This One’s For You (2016)

For me, the only twisted comparison I can draw in a decision not to own this EP is going to …
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Pierce The Veil / Beartooth / Silverstein / Storm The Sky , Melbourne @ 170 Russell 21/08/2016

Pierce The Veil / Beartooth / Silverstein / Storm The Sky , Melbourne @ 170 Russell 21/08/2016

The encore found Pierce The Veil jump straight into motion with their single Circles and bring the night to a …
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[Album Review] Nucleust - Resistivity (2016)

[Album Review] Nucleust – Resistivity (2016)

NUCLEUST – RESISTIVITY Released: Aug 26, 2016℗ 2016 Nucleust Tracklisting:Fear the FearlessTanburOf King and TreeFaith by the Sword Reviewed By Dean DuffinLocal …
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[Album Review] Bad Omens - Bad Omens(2016)

[Album Review] Bad Omens – Bad Omens(2016)

It’s that time again and this time, I’m so keen to be doing this review for Bad Omens self-titled album …
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[Album Review] Blink 182 - California (2016)

[Album Review] Blink 182 – California (2016)

Over all this was a great album and was something I wasn’t expecting from the band but rather enjoyed the …
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[Album Review] Barb Wire Dolls - Desperate (2016)

[Album Review] Barb Wire Dolls – Desperate (2016)

Barb Wire Dolls is a band that hasn’t been around as long as some but wow they are an exciting …
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[Album Review] Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway (2016)

[Album Review] Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway (2016)

After putting The Getaway out it still seems that even after 32 years RHCP can still show us some new …
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[Album Review] Skillet - Unleashed (2016)

[Album Review] Skillet – Unleashed (2016)

Undefeated will challenge the senses in sensational form as the brilliant drum work will have you helpless to mosh along …
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[Album Review] Temtris - Enter The Asylum (2016)

[Album Review] Temtris – Enter The Asylum (2016)

Are you ready to Enter The Asylum of heavy metal madness that is Temtris? A band from Nowra, Sydney that …
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Tarja - The Shadow Self (2016)

Tarja – The Shadow Self (2016)

All in all this is a great album Tarja reach’s such a great vocal range and demonstrates such beautiful tones …
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Bernard Fanning - Civil Dusk (2016)

Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk (2016)

His latest album Civil Dusk, is a showcase of his rollercoaster of a journey as a beloved rock star unveiling …
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Ceres - Drag It Down On You (2016)

Ceres – Drag It Down On You (2016)

Call it alt-rock, call it indie or emo, call it what you may – Drag It Down On You is …
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Andy Black - The Shadow Side (2016)

Andy Black – The Shadow Side (2016)

Fans all over the world were keen to find when he would make his first solo tour around the world …
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Toxicon - Purge (2016)

Toxicon – Purge (2016)

anyone who loves the metal scene should come see these local boys Wayne, Adam, Paul , Jacob and Thomas from …
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Against The Current - In Our Bones (2016)

Against The Current – In Our Bones (2016)

This whole album was just a lot of fun to listen to and it’s sure clear this group of fun …
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The Amity Affliction - This Could Be Heartbreak (2016)

The Amity Affliction – This Could Be Heartbreak (2016)

In the end, a band puts out what they want to put out and there will be mixed opinions regardless …
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Palace Of The King - Valles Marineris (2016)

Palace Of The King – Valles Marineris (2016)

The opportunity to witness the unique qualities of this astoundingly talented outfit while they remain, for the moment, within our …
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Ana Popovic - Trilogy (2016)

Ana Popovic – Trilogy (2016)

Just when I suspect I’m going to explode if my internal monologue throws forth the words ‘Good God’ in finest …
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Totally 80's , Melbourne @ The Palms 24/07/2016

Totally 80’s , Melbourne @ The Palms 24/07/2016

Could there be a more apt title for a show of such complete sensory celebration than the Totally 80’s Tour …
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[Album Review} The Dead Daisies - Make Some Noise (2016)

[Album Review} The Dead Daisies – Make Some Noise (2016)

Let’s try and make some sense of the feelings you will encounter when spinning Make Some Noise by The Dead …
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Steel Panther / Black Stone Cherry , Melbourne @ Festival Hall 18/06/2016

Steel Panther / Black Stone Cherry , Melbourne @ Festival Hall 18/06/2016

Their show is nothing short of sensational musically but the entire ‘package’ always delights. Seriously, who wouldn’t want a Steel …
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Blues Pills - Lady In Gold (2016)

Blues Pills – Lady In Gold (2016)

This album hallmarks a tremendous refinement of the bands already signature sound and hails a beautiful blending of styles to …
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Wolf Hoffman - Headbangers Symphony (2016)

Wolf Hoffman – Headbangers Symphony (2016)

Our Teutonic terror turned majestic maestro of symphonic shredding yet again. And really little wonder a Wolf Hoffmann is constantly …
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letlive. - If I'm The Devil (2016)

letlive. – If I’m The Devil (2016)

If I’m The Devil is a sure testament to the exclusive letlive. sound. It’s a lot crisper and controlled than …
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Kristy Coote - Favourite Thing (2016)

Kristy Coote – Favourite Thing (2016)

Immediately this wonderful debut release from Kristy smacks of the production magic of our Australian son in Mike Flanders and …
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Cherie Currie / Tequlia Mockingbyrd / Wild Violet , Melbourne @ The Corner Hotel 28/05/2016

Cherie Currie / Tequlia Mockingbyrd / Wild Violet , Melbourne @ The Corner Hotel 28/05/2016

Cherie is without a shadow of a doubt, the consummate professional performer with the remarkable ability to connect with a …
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PUP - The Dream Is Over (2016)

PUP – The Dream Is Over (2016)

Imagine throwing everything away for a shot at chasing your dreams. Quitting your day job to start a band and …
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Pierce The Veil - Misadventures (2016)

Pierce The Veil – Misadventures (2016)

When Pierce The Veil announced that they were back in the studio recording their fourth album, I was excited and …
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The Screaming Jets - Chrome (2016)

The Screaming Jets – Chrome (2016)

Eight years on since Do Ya and the Screaming Jets launch a smack you between the eyes classic with something, …
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HellYeah – Unden!able (2016)

HellYeah – Unden!able (2016)

Ostensibly the latest release from Hellyeah appears a deviation from their previous releases, most particularly Blood For Blood, but in …
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Lacuna Coil – Delirium (2016)

Lacuna Coil – Delirium (2016)

Well, this is something new and sensational for Lacuna Coil. A release that is qualcosa di bello e brutale, all …
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Lonely The Brave – Things Will Matter (2016)

Lonely The Brave – Things Will Matter (2016)

I love the dark moodiness of the whole album. Combined with David Jakes vocals, it gives the songs a brutal …
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Grand Magus - Sword Songs (2016)

Grand Magus – Sword Songs (2016)

With the gritty guitar slide intro, percussive pump and deep growl of brutal intent hailing the arrival of album opener …
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Rage -  The Devil Strikes Again (2016)

Rage – The Devil Strikes Again (2016)

There is so much to this incredible album. A brilliant homogenisation of sound and influence. Fantastic musically, but so much …
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Scorpion Child -  Acid Roulette (2016)

Scorpion Child – Acid Roulette (2016)

There is so much to this incredible album. A brilliant homogenisation of sound and influence. Fantastic musically, but so much …
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Temtris "Enter The Asylum" Album Launch, Melbourne @ The Central Club, Northcote 23/04/2016

Temtris “Enter The Asylum” Album Launch, Melbourne @ The Central Club, Northcote 23/04/2016

Time now for the mighty ‘Temtris’ to hit the stage as part of their ongoing Australian tour to launch the …
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The Stranglers @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne -  20/04/2016

The Stranglers @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne – 20/04/2016

The set began with the band ripping into ‘Toiler’ and immediately Jean-Jacques Burnel and Baz Warne began strutting like madmen, …
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Grandhour -  Bombs And Bullets (2016)

Grandhour – Bombs And Bullets (2016)

It’s always difficult to summarise the emotions gleaned from an album that is this fresh, creative and brilliantly executed, but …
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Motorhead -  Clean Your Clock (2016)

Motorhead – Clean Your Clock (2016)

Clean Your Clock is the historically significant recordings of November 21st and 22nd in Munich, Germany. Considering Lemmy’s fascination with …
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Tequila Mockingbyrd -  Fight and Flight (2016)

Tequila Mockingbyrd – Fight and Flight (2016)

All up an utterly sensational album of gargantuan rock appeal and Tequila Mockingbyrd served up on a CD sized plate, …
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Trivium @ 170 Russell, Melbourne - 13/04/2016

Trivium @ 170 Russell, Melbourne – 13/04/2016

This group is so inherently exciting to watch live, but tonight I believe the crowd was awestruck with their opening …
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Various Artists -  The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock Vol.1 (2016)

Various Artists – The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub Rock Vol.1 (2016)

Now if this gargantuan collection of Aussie rock classics doesn’t get your party kicking in the most sensational way, it …
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Drowning Pool -  Hellelujah (2016)

Drowning Pool – Hellelujah (2016)

DROWNING POOL – HELLELUJAH (2016) Release Date: Feb 05, 2016℗ 2015 Entertainment One Tracklisting:PushBy the BloodDropHell To PayWe Are the DevilSnake …
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Doro -  Love's Gone To Hell (2016)

Doro – Love’s Gone To Hell (2016)

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Ace Frehley - Origins Vol 1 (2016)

Ace Frehley – Origins Vol 1 (2016)

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Richard Clapton - The House Of Orange (2016)

Richard Clapton – The House Of Orange (2016)

Richard Clapton is one of Australia’s foremost singer/songwriters and has paved the way for three generations of songwriters to write …
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SIXX A.M. - Prayers for the Damned (2016)

SIXX A.M. – Prayers for the Damned (2016)

Through such efficient track management, the journey is a genuine experience of monumental proportions. Name your current affair. Terrorism, inequality, …
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Massive - Destination Somewhere (2016)

Massive – Destination Somewhere (2016)

With their international exposure and experience under their collective belts, it becomes evident that it’s ‘game on’ for their future …
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Surgical Meth Machine - Self Titled (2016)

Surgical Meth Machine – Self Titled (2016)

SURGICAL METH MACHINE is the bipolar album this bipolar world demands, a rollercoaster ride through demented fever dreams, chillingly morose …
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Iggy Pop -  Post Pop Depression (2016)

Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression (2016)

The first Iggy Pop album co-created with producer/guitarist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/bandleader Homme, Post Pop Depression began with a succinctly worded text from Iggy …
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Zakk Wylde -  Book Of Shadows II (2016)

Zakk Wylde – Book Of Shadows II (2016)

The music of Zakk and the exterior portrayed to we mere mortals, I have always thought more akin to Bragi, …
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Filter -  Crazy Eyes(2016)

Filter – Crazy Eyes(2016)

The release of Crazy Eyes will be so monumentally exciting for a tremendous number of fans, with many happy to …
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Buckcherry @ 170 Russell, Melbourne – 14/03/2016

Back with our splendid hosts at 170 Russell tonight and the air throughout the day has been one of calm …
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Steel Panther - Live From Lexxi's Moms Garage (2016)

Steel Panther – Live From Lexxi’s Moms Garage (2016)

Beautiful she is indeed, but bears the knowing grin of one who has enjoyed the pleasure of the remaining panthers …
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Black Stone Cherry - Kentucky (2016)

Black Stone Cherry – Kentucky (2016)

An aptly titled album indeed from Black Stone Cherry as the blistering bluegrass rock feel takes hold from the very …
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Monster Truck - Sittin' Heavy (2016)

Monster Truck – Sittin’ Heavy (2016)

‘All Right Here We Go’ is damn straight as our Canadian purveyors of rock n’ roll carnage drag us helpless …
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3 Doors Down - Us And The Night (2016)

3 Doors Down – Us And The Night (2016)

Our Magnolia State maestros have created an album with all the stately beauty of their home state namesake. There is …
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The Black Queen - Fever Daydream (2016)

The Black Queen – Fever Daydream (2016)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Anthrax - For All Kings (2016)

Anthrax – For All Kings (2016)

Due for release on February 26th, 2016 is the eleventh studio album for Anthrax, namely For All Kings, and this …
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Megadeth - Dystopia (2016)

Megadeth – Dystopia (2016)

Perhaps it is the influence of contemporary losses suffered by music lovers the world over, that gives each and every …
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The Amity Affliction + A Day To Remember - Big Ass Tour 2016, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

The Amity Affliction + A Day To Remember – Big Ass Tour 2016, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

HOT! HOT! HOT! HOT! The perfect way to begin proceedings in one of Melbourne’s classic days of heat, and what better …
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Devil You Know - They Bleed Red (2015)

Devil You Know – They Bleed Red (2015)

Well, all those waiting patiently for the second release from Devil You Know, strap yourself in for a mammoth ride …
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Caligula’s Horse - Bloom (2015)

Caligula’s Horse – Bloom (2015)

The third album released by Caligula’s Horse has seen the bands most significant leap forward to date. Setting the bar …
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Reece Mastin - Change Colours (2015)

Reece Mastin – Change Colours (2015)

Immediately Lockdown has your toes a tapping as Reece Mastin turns his tremendous vocal capacity to rock and roll in …
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Gay Paris - Ladies and Gentlemen, May We Present To You The Dark Arts (2015)

Gay Paris – Ladies and Gentlemen, May We Present To You The Dark Arts (2015)

Just as Gay Paris are preparing to head out on the road around Australia, the timing is perfect to highlight …
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[Album Review] The Dead Daisies - Revolucion (2015)

[Album Review] The Dead Daisies – Revolucion (2015)

As I put digit to keyboard, I can barely contain my unbridled fervor for this archetypical masterwork, courtesy of The …
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Atreyu - Long Live (2015)

Atreyu – Long Live (2015)

It’s been six years since the last offering in Congregation of the Damned (2009) from California metal outfit Atreyu and …
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Ugly Kid Joe - Uglier Than They Used Ta Be (2015)

Ugly Kid Joe – Uglier Than They Used Ta Be (2015)

Now how can a willing world resist a new installment from California based Ugly Kid Joe, and let’s just call …
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Metal Allegiance - Metal Allegiance (2015)

Metal Allegiance – Metal Allegiance (2015)

This monumental work goes on sale September 18th, 2015 through none other than Nuclear Blast and what an astounding collection …
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Slayer - Repentless (2015)

Slayer – Repentless (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Iron Maiden - Book Of Souls (2015)

Iron Maiden – Book Of Souls (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Bring Me The Horizon - That's The Spirit (2015)

Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Thirsty Merc - Shifting Gears (2015)

Thirsty Merc – Shifting Gears (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Five Finger Death Punch - Got Your Six (2015)

Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Motorhead - Bad Magic (2015)

Motorhead – Bad Magic (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Saint Asonia - Saint Asonia (2015)

Saint Asonia – Saint Asonia (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Buckcherry - Rock N Roll (2015)

Buckcherry – Rock N Roll (2015)

Anaheim based rockers Buckcherry are back, and with a vengeance. Their 7th studio album since their inception in 1995 is …
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Soulfly - Archangel (2015)

Soulfly – Archangel (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Bullet For My Valentine - Venom (2015)

Bullet For My Valentine – Venom (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Fear Factory - Genexus (2015)

Fear Factory – Genexus (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Symphony X - Underworld (2015)

Symphony X – Underworld (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Lamb of God - VII: Sturm Und Drang (2015)

Lamb of God – VII: Sturm Und Drang (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Nergard - A Bit Closer To Heaven (2015)

Nergard – A Bit Closer To Heaven (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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The Vintage Caravan - Arrival (2015)

The Vintage Caravan – Arrival (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Helloween - My God-Given Right (2015)

Helloween – My God-Given Right (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Anti Flag - American Spring (2015)

Anti Flag – American Spring (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Kamelot - Haven (2015)

Kamelot – Haven (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Transience - Temple (2015)

Transience – Temple (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Everclear - Black is the New Black (2015)

Everclear – Black is the New Black (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Apocalyptica - Shadowmaker (2015)

Apocalyptica – Shadowmaker (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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BluesCorp - It Is What It Is (2015)

BluesCorp – It Is What It Is (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Halestorm - Into The Wild Life (2015)

Halestorm – Into The Wild Life (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy (2015)

The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Nightwish - Endless Forces Most Beautiful (2015)

Nightwish – Endless Forces Most Beautiful (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Psycroptic - Self Titled (2015)

Psycroptic – Self Titled (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Enforcer - From Beyond (2015)

Enforcer – From Beyond (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Take Us To Vegas - Alive (2015)

Take Us To Vegas – Alive (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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36 Crazy Fists - Time and Trauma (2015)

36 Crazy Fists – Time and Trauma (2015)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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Orianthi (with special guest Richie Sambora), Adelaide @ The Gov 21/12/2014

Orianthi (with special guest Richie Sambora), Adelaide @ The Gov 21/12/2014

Up close and personal we witness the profound skill displayed by this magnificent performer with every pick, strum and fret …
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Orianthi Panagaris (Artist Review)

Orianthi Panagaris (Artist Review)

Yet again ORIANTHI performed with such delightfully skillful ease beautifully complementing Ritchie’s works.  Obviously the crowd chants of ‘Orianthi, Orianthi’ …
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Alice Cooper @ Pearl Concert Theater - Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas 22/08/2014

Alice Cooper @ Pearl Concert Theater – Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas 22/08/2014

Up close and personal we witness the profound skill displayed by this magnificent performer with every pick, strum and fret …
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[LIVE REVIEW] Suzi Quatro - Red Hot Summer Tour - Mildura - 19/01/2014

[LIVE REVIEW] Suzi Quatro – Red Hot Summer Tour – Mildura – 19/01/2014

A very hot day in Mildura, as apt as possible for the Red Hot Summer Tour. Performers gave the crowd …
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Tracey Davis - Now (2014)

Tracey Davis – Now (2014)

The listener is psychedelically ushered into an alternative world of peaceful melodic relaxation with Now When I’m This, just prior …
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[Album Review] Massive - Full Throttle (2013)

[Album Review] Massive – Full Throttle (2013)

MASSIVE – FULL THROTTLE TRACKLISTING Burn The Sun Hollywood Bring Down The City One By One Big Trendsetter Lacey Dancefloor Ghost …
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