Fans of French guitarist Juliette Jade take note: Bandcamp recently announced a new service for artists - using crowdfunding to produce vinyl pressings - and Juliette's 2018 album Constellation is one of the first releases selected to be put to wax ! Jade was selected as one of Bandcamp's first four vinyl campaigns: alongside Christian … Continue reading Juliette Jade selected as part of Bandcamp’s First Vinyl Pressing Service !
https://youtu.be/EXsIFWQlxEI Iconic Japanese heavy metal outfit Loudness are touring Australia for the first time in May. On episode 110 of The Australian Rock Show we are joined by vocalist Minoru Niihara and cover everything: from touring with AC/DC, his Nishidera Minoru project, Munetaka Higuchi, the band Earthshaker, and the success of the 1986 single 'Let … Continue reading Episode 110 – Minoru Niihara Interview – Loudness
Followers and fans of Brijitte West (she of 90’s punkers the New York Loose) will be interested to know that West is expanding beyond the confines of rock ‘n’ roll and has moved into the world of fashion with the launch of her own fashion label - Pioneer Cross. In recent years West has been … Continue reading Brijitte West of New York Loose launches own fashion label ‘Pioneer Cross’
The plural of vinyl – is vinyl – not vinyls. But just so you know there is no such word as “vinyls.” The plural of vinyl happens to be vinyl and I've never heard someone with a vinyl collection use the term “vinyls.” As a buyer and collector of records in the 1970s and 80s, … Continue reading Records are NOT called vinyls
Nuclear Blast; the powerhouse Record Label with the most prestigious roster of hard rock and metal artists in the world, has announced a new A&R venture into the Australian and New Zealand Market! Home to bands such as Opeth, Machine Head, Slayer, Anthrax, Nightwish, Rob Zombie, Lamb Of God, Accept, Sabaton and many more Nuclear … Continue reading Nuclear Blast launches Australian and New Zealand A&R Division
The current Motley Crue movie ‘The Dirt’ shows a time when excess was the expected norm for bands of this stature. For those who didn’t live through that period when bands like Motley Crue were elevated to superstar status, (and excess was part of the MO), it can be challenging at best to comprehend how … Continue reading Guns’ N Roses – The last of the rock stars?
American Heavy Metal Titans METAL CHURCH tour Australia for the First Time Ever this August thanks to Metropolis Touring Born out of the West Coast metal scene of the 80’s, METAL CHURCH quickly became one of the standout talents of the genre. After signing a deal with Elektra Records, they released two critically acclaimed … Continue reading METAL CHURCH Announce First Ever Australian Tour
Following on from the release of 2018's highly regarded 'Boundary Rider' LP, Stars have released a new single on YouTube called 'Driving Hungry'. Boundary Rider was given the gong of Australian Rock Album of 2018 by the Australian Rock Review as it successfully managed to bring back the beautiful harmonies, infectious choruses, and driving riffs from their classic … Continue reading STARS release new video single ‘Driving Hungry’
Tokyo’s premier Blues Punk trio, Mustang Jerx are returning to Australia this April/May to rip up Sydney, Orange and Melbourne for the release of their latest recording “Easter Monday” which was honed in a string of gigs up and down their homeland of Japan. For close to 20 years Mustang Jerx have been slamming their … Continue reading Japan’s Mustang Jerx return to hit Aussie stages in April !
Bernie Tormé, the veteran hard rock guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and his own solo bands, died Sunday at the age of 66, according to a statement from his family. “Bernie Tormé passed away peacefully on the 17th March 2019, one day short of his 67th birthday, surrounded by his … Continue reading Former Ozzy Osbourne and Gillan Guitarist Bernie Torme Dies at 66
Over the past few years - Australian guitar whiz Joe Matera has built up a strong European following with his melodic, hard rock style proving popular in places like Scandinavia. So when Matera recently joined forces with Swedish outfit Rough Rockers – the pairing seemed a natural fit. Matera was in fact invited to join … Continue reading EP Review: Rough Rockers – Smoke and Mirrors (2019)
Bon But Not Forgotten Tour 2019 announced featuring past and present members of Aussie rock icons, Baby Animals, The Angels and The Poor Bon But Not Forgotten is the closest you will ever get to AC/DC in the 70's! This show brings together some of the world’s greatest rockers to pay tribute to the legend … Continue reading ‘Bon But Not Forgotten’ 2019 Tour announced !