Author: Aaron Gietman

Album Review: Hybrid Nightmares – Almagest

Hailing from Melbourne’s outer eastern nebula known as Croydon, Hybrid Nightmares have risen above the precipice of Melbourne’s metal scene since their inception circa 2008. It’s been two years since they unleashed their dominating Four Ages EP collection upon us, after building the steep pillar of anticipation with a single and a self-titled release. Thank the Obelisk, their long-awaited debut full-length album Almagest is finally here. Almagest takes us on the most paramount intergalactic journey in nearly 20 years – the best I’ve been on since Beastie Boys and Daft Punk’s “One More Time”. There’s even a weighted anime...

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Album review: Septicflesh – Codex Omega

In their recent history, Greek Titans Septicflesh have solidified their stance as one of the most prolific extreme bands in the world. If you’ve heard their 2008 and 2011 releases, Communion and The Great Mass respectively, you know exactly what they’re about. 2014’s Titan, while not as favourable as the former two, followed this pattern with monumental succession. If you’re a fan of Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, Fleshgod Apocalypse, or all the above, you may proceed with their follow-up release: Codex Omega. While Titan explored Greek mythology very thoroughly, Codex Omega takes us on a more diverse journey through themes...

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LIVE REVIEW: Ill Nino + Terror Universal, Max Watt’s, Melbourne, Australia, 5 August 2017

‘Twas a freezing Melbourne Saturday night in winter, when who should play a revolutionary anniversary show but a band ironically named Ill Niño playing their 2001 debut album, one of the first I ever discovered as a teenage Metalhead, Revolution Revolución in its entirety. Max Watt’s was the perfect place to warm up for an evening of Metal. Looking around the venue there was a lot of diversity in the crowd, with punters wearing merch from a variety of bands such as Black Sabbath, King Parrot, Soulfly, Body Count, and a DevilDriver Xmas sweater. (I may have been wearing one...

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“The king is a metaphor with a part of ourselves…”- An interview with FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s Tomasso Riccardi

Overdrive recently had the honour of sitting down and having a chat with Tomasso Riccardi – lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Italian symphonic death metal masters Fleshgod Apocalypse to discuss all things King and the upcoming Australian tour. Could you talk about some of the highlights of your previous Australian tour with Septicflesh back in 2014? Well, to be honest, every show was a blast back in 2014 and that’s one of the reasons why we are so stoked to come back. Beside that, Australia is an amazing country and it’s always good to have things to see between shows when you are travelling...

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