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 !
Words To Live By is the debut EP by Melbourne three-piece Echo Del Tusker, and follows the release of two well received singles, ‘Can't Keep Your Man’ and ‘Fix Your Face’, both of which are included here. Echo Del Tusker play a brand of blue-eyed soul with hard rock guitars and a blues edge. Yet … Continue reading EP Review: Echo Del Tusker – Words To Live By (2019)
Hello and Goodbye is the debut album for The Hot Sweets, a short lived Wollongong band that folded a couple of years ago. I’m here to tell you, there’s a lot to like about The Hot Sweets, particularly if melodic garage-rock/power pop be your thing. Yet that catch-all tag is only the tip of the … Continue reading Album Review: The Hot Sweets – Hello and Goodbye (2019)
I arrive at the ‘new’ ANU venue in time to catch the last few numbers by Sydney’s reformed cowpunk stalwarts The Johnnys. Graham Hood stalks the stage and lays down his distinctive bass groove while Slim Doherty’s appealing guitar twangs and resonates throughout the room. With Billy Pommer keeping time behind the kit, there are … Continue reading Live Review: The Beasts + The Johnnys, ANU, Canberra 7 March 2019
Sydney guitar slinger Ronnie Simmons first earned his rock n roll stripes in local outfit L.U.S.T. - before going on to do time with the Screaming Jets, Rose Tattoo, and Richie Ramone among others. Some time back, he joined forces with powerhouse songstress Foxie Kelly to form The Hots – a fiery rock n roll … Continue reading Episode 108 – The Hots Interview