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Gig Review: Behemoth + Watain + Bölzer, 170 Russell

Black metal (anti)Christmas came early this year with a European triple threat tour of BEHEMOTH, WATAIN and BÖLZER hitting Australian shores in late September/early October. Like all the good worshippers of Satan, I jumped on this without hesitation or thought and then eagerly counted down the days to seeing this unholy ritual unfold in Melbourne. 1,021 more words


A World Lit Only by Godflesh (Photo Gallery): GODFLESH + Prurient at Venue, Vancouver (28 September 2015)

While the landscape of extreme music has evolved since Godflesh emerged from the post-industrial wasteland of Birmingham – the British answer to Detroit – in the 80s, the stark contrast between abstract, conceptual art and “rock” music is apparently much the same: middle-class concert-goers accustomed to a rich diet of mindless entertainment have little understanding or appreciation for the creative’s drive to transgress boundaries and expectations; yet the pairing of a solo power electronics act like Dominick Fernow’s Prurient with the influential and respected founders of industrial metal aka Godflesh is a reminder that extremity or innovation is the path by which new art achieves popular acceptance over time. 280 more words


Live Review: Zibra - Liverpool


September 26th, Studio 2, Liverpool

Words: Ruth Myles

Studio Two, part of the famed Parr St Studio complex, in Liverpool is making a bit of a name for itself as being the home for indie music fans to come to watch the freshest and most exciting new bands who are touring the country at present. 577 more words

New Music

Live Review: Dengue Fever / TVAM @ Band on the Wall, Manchester 1st October 2015

Finding out that TV-AM were the support act at this gig was a real bonus. Their debut single “No Explanations” was one of my top tracks of 2014 and featured on our… 451 more words

Blog Posts

Pennywise - Gig Review 1st October @ Metropolis, Fremantle, WA

Metropolis, Fremantle, Western Australia
October 1st, 2015
Supports: Anti-Flag, Blindspot

Walking into Fremantle’s multi-tiered Metropolis you could be forgiven to thinking this was actually another state in Australia. 1,072 more words

Australian Tour

Review: Brand New at Vicar Street

There’s something special about a room full of 20-something-year-olds going to see a band that they spent the best and worst parts of their teenage years listening to. 336 more words


Gig Review: QOTSA

After a long and cold wait, finally inside this vast new arena, we happily and protectively assumed our positions on the front barrier which fully justified our early (admittedly keen) arrival at the venue. 672 more words

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