Author: Bronwyn Thorne

Lagerstein + Hollow World & Demonhead, Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy, Australia

With many thanks to Kegstand Productions, after 7 months of touring across Europe the mighty and fiery theatrical pirate metal band Lagerstein have docked on home land for a national tour across Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne between the 2nd and 10th of this month. This past Saturday Yah Yah’s opened their band room doors at 8:30pm for the fast-flocking keen punters to gather for a drink before the sets commenced. Many punters had immersed themselves in the spirit of things; arriving in their best pirate attire, with a fair few arriving to the venue earlier than doors. The...

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Live Gig Review: Tote’l Metal Fest, The Tote, Collingwood, 19th November 2017

Tote’l Metal Fest; if you haven’t yet heard of it then you best get acquainted as the debut event has shaped up to prove potential as a contender and kin to the likes of Melbourne’s Amped Festival which also debuted earlier this year. Rocky Waters Promotions is relentlessly pulling no punches in its endeavours to contribute to the ever present local live heavy music scene, and this event is a clear example of that. Held at Collingwood’s The Tote across two stages for close to an 11 hour straight smorgasbord of metal, it was not for the faint of...

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Live Gig Review: CRYPTIC ABYSS & THE ASCENDED + Supports, Wrangler Studios, Footscray, 18th November 2017

Melbourne’s own Rocky Waters Promotions have been working tirelessly to bring exposure to artists in the local heavy music scene; the up-and-coming and locally renowned alike. With the scene predominately revolving around 18+ shows at licensed venues, it’s refreshing to see doors opening for All Ages events also. Youth make up a significant portion of music consumption, and it’s important to include them in the live music scene; after all it’s more often than not that music passions are founded in years of youth and carry on throughout adulthood. You might recall being a frustrated teen yourself; waiting for...

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Viktoberfest!, Valhalore + Cryptic Abyss + Triple Kill + Trigger + Primitive, The Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne, 7th October 2017

There’s been a fair bit going on in the local metal scene lately, and this past Saturday was no exception with the trusty Bendigo Hotel opening its doors once again to host up the goods. With many thanks to Shieldwall Productions, Brisbane’s own folk titans Valhalore banded together with comrades for a ferocious Viking take on Oktoberfest celebrations. The celebrations are set to continue in Brisbane and Sydney on the 20th and 21st of this month. Punters were encouraged to dress the part with a Viking themed fancy dress including prizes for best costume. Other festivities were included throughout...

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LIVE GIG REVIEW: Hell on the Bay, ELM STREET + HYBRID NIGHTMARES + ORPHEUS OMEGA + TRUTH CORRODED , Melbourne, 9th September 2017

  With many thanks to Brimstone Bookings, Hell on the Bay returned for the 5th instalment of the iconic event which has become an eagerly anticipated tradition amongst the Melbourne metal scene. Taking place this past Saturday night, the avid community gathered for a sold out night of havoc on the water. Divided only by attire, punters had the added hype of fashioning themselves a costume for the year’s theme of Pirates VS Vikings; with many impressive efforts to be seen in all directions as you navigated throughout the Victoria Star Cruise Ship, which set sail at 7:30pm sharp....

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