Australian bands

Mephistopheles: Sounds of the End?

Mephistopheles vocalist Chalky sits down with Metal as Fuck to talk about their latest release and the grim prospect that if things don't start happening for the band soon, there might not be a future for them.

Playing extreme metal can be a very arduous pastime. There's a bloody lot of work involved for sometimes little to no reward.

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

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

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

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

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

Gallows, Shai Hulud, Confession, Milestones, The Corner Hotel, Melbourne - 26/02/13

Blink 182? Garbage! The howling spirit of dirty rock n' roll punched its way up through the Corner Hotel summoned by Gallows and Shai Hulud.

What’s with the god damn weather in this town?

Battle Pope vs Jesus Christ Posse - We Had a Saviour Once... I Judged Him (Art as Catharsis)

Blasphemy has never been so much fun...
Release Date: 
12 Dec 2012 - 12:30am

Battle Pope have returned - and this time they're bringing their chums Jesus Christ Posse to the party.

Various Artists - Stargazing Under Southern Skies (Art As Catharsis)

Mmmmm....dreamy...
Release Date: 
15 Oct 2012 - 12:30am

Metalheads know their musicians are a talented bunch and while this compilation isn’t exactly metal, I think everyone who gives it a whirl will be thinking ‘Fuck!

Space Bong - The Death of Utopia (Art As Carthasis)

Space Bong's seminal 2009 album, released as a digital download
Release Date: 
19 Sep 2012 - 11:30pm

There's no justice in the world; I recently looked up both 'doom' and 'drone' in the dictionary and to my utter disappointment there wasn't a picture of Space Bong under either def

Claim the Throne - Aletales (Prime Cuts)

Perth folk metallers Claim the Throne give us a bit of an insight into what they're capable of with their five-track EP (CD/DVD digipack) Aletales. And it's pretty damn good.

Renowned for their rollicking good-times live shows, Claim the Throne is an Australian band worth experiencing if you ever get the chance to see them gr