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.

You say you want a ReVolution? Voyager talk us through the new album

Voyager might have a Scandinavian sound but if A-Ha want to bring it on, they'd better be ready to rumble.

I Am The ReVolution, the latest offering from Australian melodic metallers Voyager is quickly becoming marked as the album that could be their breakthrough into bigger and

Running Wild tribute album to be released in November

After 30 years of their carrer Running Wild have made the corsair ready to leave the seven seas. And surely this is reason enough to pay tribute to one of the biggest legends in the Metal Scene. And that´s exactly what 31 artist thought as well – so here comes ReUnation – A Tribute To Running Wild!


The Order - Rockwolf (Dockyard 1/Riot)

A blast from the past with recognisable themes, sounds and vocals. The Order are a Swiss band who are heavily influnced by all the favourites from the 80s.
Release Date: 
25 Sep 2009 (All day)

The Order is a band made up of guitarist Bruno Spring, Andrej Abplanalp on bass and Tschibu Casciero on drums.

Dreamland - Exit 49 (Dockyard 1/Riot)

Another of example of how the 80s are kicking us up the arse and reminding us why we loved and still love 80s metal so much. Even if it is 'uncool' to admit it.
Release Date: 
25 Sep 2009 - 8:30am

I admit that I've not made a secret of the fact that I've great respect for all metal that makes its way out of Scandinavia!

Crimson Cult - self-titled (Dockyard 1/Riot)

Take a pinch of Dragonforce, a shake of Iron Maiden, and mix in some, at times, disturbing lyrics on the subjects of blood, demons and the undead, and you've just baked yourself a cake of Crimson Cult.
Release Date: 
2 Jun 2009 - 8:30am

Two years after the demise of Stygma IV, Günter Maier and Alex Hilzensauer met vocalist Walter Stuefew and dr

After All - Cult of Sin (Dockyard1/Riot)

After All have brought us, with Cult of Sin, a relatively formulaic thrash release, but it's still worth a listen.


No Return - Manipulated Mind (Dockyard1/Riot)

French thrash/death act No Return bring us, with Manipulated Mind, their eighth studio album. These guys formed in 1989 and have therefore been doing their thing for a long time. In two simple words: it shows.