Nuclear Blast/Riot

Gallery: Deathstars @ Club 299 (Brisbane), 25 Sept 2009

Battling unseasonably hot spring temperatures even for Brisbane, Swedish industrial glam goth pop metal (they must hate descriptions like these) outfit Deathstars hit the stage with balls to the wall live act that pleased all who attended. Deathstars were supported by the very dynamic local electro-rockers, Felinedown.

Kreator @ Metropolis Fremantle (Perth), 29/09/2009

It’s Kreator. Does any more need to be said?

The venue: Metropolis Fremantle. A band appears on stage.

Kreator @ HQ (Adelaide), 27 Sept 2009

From start to finish, this show was absolute gold. Aussie thrashers Mortal Sin put on a killer set and did their best to warm up the crowd for Kreator; but when Kreator hit the stage they weren't so much upstaged as seen to be in a completely different class. The German thrash gods played thrash the way it's meant to be: fast, intense, and without compromise.

Sunday night shows are always a bit hit-and-miss in Adelaide, regardless of whether they're all ages or 18+ shows.

Hackneyed's vocalist Phil talks Burn After Reaping

Young German death metal act Hackneyed sprang up out of nowhere a couple of years ago, with their début album Death Prevails. A little while ago, on the eve of the release of Burn After Reaping, I had the chance to talk to Hackneyed vocalist Phil about the album, their dream festivals, and the loss of their original guitarist, Ix.

Given that this was the band's second time in the studio, each band member knew exactly what he had to do.

Kreator @ The Metro (Sydney), 24 Sept 2009

Mid-week gigs are normally a hard one to predict in terms of crowd attendance. But, being a Thursday night in late September, the punters were lined up en-masse at Sydney's Metro Theatre for their dose of legendary German thrash metallers Kreator, backed by Australian thrash icons Mortal Sin.

View the gallery of photos from this event.

Suffocation - Blood Oath (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Death metal has undergone a mini-renaissance in 2009 and Suffocation's Blood Oath continues this welcome re-emergence.
Release Date: 
2 Jul 2009 - 11:30pm

American death metal has always prided itself on sounding as menacing and gruesome as possible; Cannibal Corpse, Deicide and Malevolent Creation come to mind as ba

Rock the Nation Award winners announced

The 100 best were then judged by an inner circle composed of members from Rock the Nation, Boomer Entertainment and Nuclear Blast. And in the end, there wasn't just one, but TWO winners! : Suicidal Angels from Greece and Steelwing (formerly known as Scavenger) from Sweden.


Sonata Arctica - new album certified gold in Finland

Mighty melodic heavy rockers Sonata Arctica have just released their new album called The Days Of Grays, which has just gone gold.



Eluveitie enter the studio, issue update

Swiss pagan horde Eluveitie entered the studio 2.5 weeks ago in order to record their highly anticipated new album. The successor of the acoustic/folk masterpiece Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion is announced to be full scale metal album again, showing the extraordinary Eluveitie folk metal mayhem!