Billboard The Venue

Goblin, Billboard The Venue, Melbourne - 14/07/2013

Goblin terrified Melbourne with their inimitable Giallo classics on a chilly Sunday night. Goblin creep, bolt and stalk from the very heart of metal itself…

Without Goblin, we’d be without metal. Well, not entirely, but metal as we currently understand it.

Finntroll "Trolling Crusade" to conquer Australia

Pagan folk metal troupe Finntroll will be migrating south for the winter to take their unique live show Down Under.

Pagan Finnish "humppa" influenced metal troupe Finntroll are finally set to arrive on Australian shores in March 2011, presented by Soundworks Touring.

Chimaira @ Billboard the Venue (Melbourne) 16 Jan 2010

Fans revelled in Chimaira's blend of hardcore and thrashy American metal, but left much to be desired.

Due to some scheduling conflicts (I was interviewing Baroness - stay tuned for a forthcoming article on the same metal site, same metal channel) I missed the first opener but

Sonata Arctica and Ensiferum with Vanishing Point @ Billboard (Melbourne), 5 Jan 2010

Ripping down the trendy techno club from the walls, the all Finnish (well, almost) power metal extravaganza kicked its way around Melbourne, leaving Aussie metal punters craving more.

On the weekends, Billboard the Venue turns into Billboard the horrible dance party.

Malevolent Creation with Spawn of Posession and Eye of the Enemy @ Billboard the Venue (Melbourne), Jan 6 2010

Although the crowd numbered few, the vicious force of an all-death metal show descended upon Melbourne.

The house was light on punters on a Wednesday night as we descended the staircase at Billboards - it felt downright cavernous when pinch-hitter replacements for local rivetheads

Death Angel hits Australia - and they are all fucking excited

To the delight of thrash fans across Australia, Death Angel's March 2009 tour was announced late in 2008, and we are seeing these guys on our shores this week. To talk about this tour, I had the opportunity to chat with band member Rob Cavestany.

Early in 2008 I had the opportunity to talk to Mark Osegueda about Death Angel's ki