Author: Callum Doig

“Putting more context into songs is always a good idea for me” – An Interview with Eugene Tymchyk of Septa

Septa have made a name for themselves as one of Ukraine’s most innovative acts for a few years, now. With Ukraine’s scene carrying a myriad of bands that have brought through their originality in some way, shape or form, Septa have been the ones to help light the way for the metalheads and punkheads of their country. We spoke with the band’s longtime vocalist and founder Eugene Tymchyk all about the band’s growth, their latest full-length ‘Sounds Like Murder’, the conceptual storytelling side of Tymchyk and their most recent single Redrum, which plays in line with the rest of...

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Darkcell + Supports – Royal Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

With their Psycho Circus tour coming to a close, Brisbane anthemic industrialists DarkCell came around to Melbourne’s club scene to perform their final show of the year, as part of the Psycho Circus leg. With the Royal Melbourne Hotel’s weekly Bang! event going down on its usual Saturday routine, DarkCell were given the chance to help bring a little more diversity to the evening’s lineup, with the support of Nerve, Massacre of Innocence and Obsidian Monolith. First up, were Death Metal quartet Obsidian Monolith, who brought in a crowd of around 30 people. Unfortunately, their vocalist was unable to...

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Review: Septa – Sounds Like Murder

While Europe homes many of the biggest names in metal, Ukraine has a number of bands with plenty of potential. However, not one of them can ever be compared to the diversity and characteristics of Septa. Before honing their skills and passion all the way to the studio for their latest single Redrum, they gave their third full-length LP “Sounds Like Murder” to the world, late last year. Septa’s main sound is derived from the likes of influences of mathcore, post-rock, post-hardcore, progressive and alternative metal, which sets as the basis for “Sounds Like Murder”. With the assortment of...

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“I think it’s important to make music that can affect people in a positive way through self-reflection” – An Interview with Tino Arteaga of Of Mice & Men

After getting in touch with frontman and bassist Aaron Pauley about Of Mice & Men’s upcoming tour for the Download Festival and getting some insight on the band’s next full-length record “Defy”, we contacted drummer and co-founder Tino Arteaga, and got a good update on what’s going on for Of Mice & Men. At this current moment, going on their European tour with Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames has been going on as a good lead-up to their visit Australia. “It’s been going amazing” he says. “To be able to play in front of so many metal-heads...

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Album Review: GLASSJAW – Material Control

Early 2000’s post-hardcore is among the most memorable times in heavy music, and has had a number of formidable acts from those days that continue to keep that aura going healthily strong. To this day, Long Island’s Glassjaw have been continuing the name by performing hundreds upon hundreds of shows since 2002’s “Worship and Tribute”, which remains as one of the most commemorative releases of the early decade in post-hardcore and underground music. Fifteen years on from that , the New Yorkian quartet came out of nowhere and have blessed us all with their third full-length release “Material Control”...

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