Check this new one from MaYaN, 'The Rhythm Of Freedom'. Wild stuff. I don't know much about them, but I will surely look into them now. New album due out in September, pre-order here.
The Vintage Caravan. Another new one for me. These guys take me back all right. They originate from Iceland, but are now based in Denmark. Check out the new video here and let me know what you think. New album out August 31st, pre-order here.
Doro, the legend herself, has released a new video for 'If I Cant Have You, No-one Will', which features Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth). New album 'Forever Warriors // Forever United' out on August 17th, pre-order here.
Metal Allegiance, new track, 'Voodoo Of The Godsend', featuring Max Cavalera-vocals, Alex Skolnick-guitars, Dave Ellefson-bass, Mike Portnoy-drums. New alum 'Volume II, Power Drunk Majesty', out September 7th, pre-order here.
Our Mirage, described as melodic hardcore, hailing from Germany. New video for 'Lost'. Check it out below. New album, 'Lifeline', available here.
Every now and again I hear a band for the first time and have to do a double take. I heard such an album on the weekend. It's the band of a Japanese guitarist named Nozomu Wakai, the band is Destinia, the album is 'Metal Souls'. His band on this album features Ronnie Romero (Rainbow) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (Dead Daisies, ex-Thin Lizzy / Whitesnake / Blue Murder) on bass, and Tommy Aldridge (ex-Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ozzy, etc, etc) on drums.
i don't do this often but when the album had finished, I immediately put it on again. That's how much I thought of it. Beautiful guitar work with great songs. Well worth a listen. There is music like this out there if you know where to look. Check out the videos below before exploring further. I hope you're as impressed as I am. I should have the chance to interview Nozumu soon, I'll let you know how I get on.
The album is available here.
Rock on \m/
Adelaide thrashers Hidden Intent release the clip to 'Drop Bears Are Real'. Hilarious, check it out. It features appearances from members of US band Lich King, the return of actor Damian 'Damo' Rieck and guest vocals from Solstice and Condition Critical frontman Ryan Taylor. Fantastic stuff. Rock on \m/
After a number of years playing covers (very well too, I might add) and no doubt being hassled to play and release original material, Adelaide band Matterhorn have done just that. Their debut original album, 'Crimes of Man', has been released and is available now. It's loud, it's brash, it's in your face. Grab a copy when you see them play next, which may well be August 25th at The Gov, see the gig guide here. Check the band out online here. You can purchase their CD online there as well. All the other usual formats available.
Play it loud. Rock on \m/
Temtris will be touring later this year to promote their 5th album 'Rapture'. Check dates below. Stay informed here. Check the latest video below as well.
(This is a new post as I didn't like the way the other one looked with the theme here). Cheers. \m/
Adelaide band Shadow Realm have a full length album out called 'War of the Archons'. It's wild stuff. Check it out here. I understand they are looking for a new vocalist, but Torsha (who you hear on the album) is fulfilling commitments for the time being. If you think you fit the bill drop me a line here and I'll put you in touch. They're playing at a massive gig soon in Port Pirie with 13 bands on. Metal United Down Under, September 22nd, check it out here. Rock on \m/
For thrash fans check out Adelaide band Hidden Intent's latest album, 'Fear, Prey, Demise', released earlier this year. Listening to this album takes me back to another time, and I love it. They're an impressive live act as well, make sure you check them out. They're playing Shredfest on August 11th at the Ed. Castle. Check out the gig guide here. Also check out the album on Bandcamp. Follow the link.
Rock on \m/
Still learning this, but hey, the interviews page has been changed to make it much quicker to load. Gone are the video thumbnails and in their place are simple links. Waaaay quicker to load. Cheers.
'Digital Dystopia' Holy crap. What a great album from Melbourne band, Espionage. Great songs, great musicianship, great production. Very excited about this release. Check it out via the link here. espionageofficial.bandcamp.com
As the heading suggests, this page is still under construction.
Photos page has been updated, still some work to do though.