Published September 2009

Halford - Resurrection World Tour - Live At Rock In Rio III (Metal God/Riot)

Resurrection bring me home! The Metal God puts out his first solo DVD, mixing classic Priest, Fight and solo material peformed in front of a rabid Brazillian crowd.

Apart from being the legendary frontman for Judas Priest from 1969-1991 and 2004-present, Rob Halford has had a quite successful solo career from groove metallers

This Haven - Today A Whisper, Tomorrow A Storm (Vic/Riot)

Three quarters of an hour of mellow yet heavy tunes ideal for chilling with friends to. Patrik Karlsson's vocals ring out deep and resonant throughout the band's debut full-length album.

The voice of Patrik Karlsson demands attention; his rich, dramatic vocals sing of apocolypse and madness and sing it well.  The moving and at times disturbing lyrics can be he

Against the Grain V, with festival founder Lee Gardiner: bigger and more diverse than ever

Just recently we caught up with Lee Gardiner, one of the founders of Adelaide's Against the Grain festival (and vocalist for Adelaide band Double Dragon), to talk about this year's event, its history, and what the future looks like. There are BIG plans afoot.

 

Antagony – Days Of Night (Deepsend / Clawhammer)

According to the world wide propaganda machine Antagony have been around in one form or another since 1996 but I’ve never heard of them. But then, they haven’t heard of me either so we’re even. Regardless of past adventures or misadventures I can only go from what I hear with this, their latest album, and I like what I hear.

I don’t know who Antagony claim as being their influences, and nor do I care.  This is fast, hard but very melodic death metal/thrash with clean guitars, a sense of spac

Amon Amarth - The Crusher Reissue (Metal Blade/Riot)

Eight years after it's first release, The Crusher Reissue further proves that Amon Amarth are one of the most brutal, unforgiving forces on the metal scene today.

Want to know what really pisses me off? I can't grow a beard. I can't grow sideburns. In fact, the best I can muster is a whispy moustache that makes me look like a Mexican paedophile.

Deathstars' Whiplasher preaches Deathglam prior to Australian tour

A little while ago I had the opportunity to talk to Andreas “Whiplasher Bernadotte” Bergh of Deathstars fame about deathglam, humour, girls, and touring Australia.

Deathstars' Night Electric Night received really good press worldwide, but it's not something that these guys even attempt to keep up with.

Evile - Infected Nations (Earache/Riot)

I became a huge Evile fan with the release of Enter The Grave in 2007. It was one of the first albums that heralded the current thrash revival and it was a bloody good standard bearer for that revival. Having eagerly awaited Infected Nations, am I still an Evile fan? Yes and no.
Release Date: 
20 Sep 2009 - 12:01am

In 2007, Enter The Grave reached #33 on the UK rock album charts.

Bloodstock Open Air 04 - Overview: Bawl-out

And so lovable Count Gorlock returned unscathed from Derby. After three days of bitching, sniping and general unpleasantness it was finally over. You'd think he had the worst time ever, the unappreciative shit. So why is he sad it's all over? Read on...

 

Lazarus A.D. - The Onslaught (Metal Blade/Riot)

With a slogan like "THRASH OR DIE!", it's easy to assume Lazarus A.D. will be little more that a comedy booze 'n' roll experience. As I sit with my neck in traction after listening to The Onslaught repeatedly for the last few days, I can tell you that is simply not the case

Intro track Last Breath opens with more than a passing resemblance to Nothing Wrong, the first track from DevilDriver's eponymous debut album.

Industry chat 03: All about being a producer, with Fredrik Nordström

Fredrik Nordström is surely a name that nearly all metalheads would recognise. Producer extraordinaire, this man has an enormous discography under his belt, as well as being a musician in his own right, in the band Dream Evil. We caught up with Fredrik a while ago to talk about the world of album production and what it takes to make it in that part of the industry.

As a simple taster, some bands Fredrik Nordström has worked with include At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, Evergrey, HammerFall, The