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Dan Smith & Kris Rochelle // Listener

Dan, Kris, one thing I love about the new Listener record, ‘Being Empty : Being Filled’, is the framing device of how the theme...

Stryper // Michael Sweet

If there is a genre of music that has bands who are in the game for more than 30 years, it’s definitely heavy metal, so it’s never s...

Plini

Chatting the next modern development of the guitar as an instrument? Travelling with his own headless guitar? Why focus on creating EP’...

Intervals // Aaron Marshall

Let’s be real: one of the hardest things about instrumental guitar is that shredding without melody can be exhausting and boring. Than...

Polyphia // Clay Gober

Who said that instrumental prog/djent had to be metal influenced? American guitar up-starts Polyphia have been making it their full missi...

Hopesfall | Joshua Brigham

The last time North Carolina post-hardcore outfit Hopesfall released an album, the iPhone wasn’t available to the general public and F...

Halestorm // Lzzy Hale

It’s been three years since the driving force of Pennsylvanian rock ‘n’ roll act, Halestorm, released original music, but fans...

Fozzy // Chris Jericho

2017 was the year Fozzy have been pining for since their inception in 1999. The year that they capitalized on great popularity and critical...

Pale Waves // Heather Baron-Gracie

Rising U.K. dream-pop/indie-rock newcomers, Pale Waves, will be inside Australian borders next week for their first ever live shows on our...

Bury Tomorrow // Daniel Winter-Bates

Having just turned up to Jera On Air festival in the Netherlands over the weekend, I hear from Bury Tomorrow’s frontman, Daniel Winte...

Skid Row I Rachel Bolan

Rachel Bolan, founding member and bassist of heavy metal legends, Skid Row talks touring Australia in 1990 and 2018, welcoming former Dragon...

Gravemind | Dylan Gillies-Parsons

Why listen to a well-thought-out & well-constructed podcast when you could just listen to two mates talk shit for about 50 minutes? Exac...

Zeal & Ardor | Manuel Gagneux

Manuel Gagneux – the genius behind black-metal/blues/spiritual hybrid, Zeal & Ardor – discusses the details of the band̵...

Pridelands | Joshua Cory

Earlier this month, Melbourne’s Pridelands released their new EP, ‘Any Colour You Desire’ – no doubt the group’...

West Thebarton | Josh Healey

Adelaide’s West Thebarton are well on track to becoming one of the next big exports in Australian rock if they’re not careful. ...

TesseracT | Daniel Tompkins

In wake of their celestial flavoured new LP, ‘Sonder’, and on the verge of another Australian visit this September, it’s ...

God Is An Astronaut | Torsten Kinsella

KYS: The band has said before that your records always reflect the group as a whole at any given time. So where are you all at now personall...

Taken | Ray Harkins

What do bands like Defeater, Modern Life Is War, Verse, Have Heart, Counterparts and Pianos Become The Teeth all have in common? Well, other...

Aric Improta | Night Verses/The Fever 333

Aric Improta is not only one of the most interesting drummers in heavy music right now, he’s also one of the most talented too. And ...

The Contortionist | Michael Lessard

For the better part of a decade, The Contortionist have been adding their unique blend of tech-death and progressive rock to all manner of...

Fall Out Boy | Pete Wentz & Andy Hurley

While Fall Out Boy were down in Melbourne for their recent Mania Australian tour, I had the very cool chance to interview powerhouse drummer...

Casey | Tom Weaver

Some wild weather and five and a half feet of snowfall in the U.K. has meant that Tom Weaver’s day job of working at a home insurance comp...

Honest Crooks | Lewy Glass

Look, the way they’re going right now, Honest Crooks have the very real potential to be the next big heavy band in Australia. That com...