Author: Christian Graus

ALBUM REVIEW: BEAST IN BLACK – BERSERKER

Heavy metal has always been a broad church. Some metal delights in being dirty. Think Slayer. Some metal is built on a groove and on keeping things loose. Think Primal Fear.  Some metal is built on foundations of precision and a very clinical sound. The sort of bands where you know that no one improvises live, because every note has been carefully considered and planned for. Bands like Rhapsody and Sonata Arctica. These bands are not everyone’s cup of tea (nor is Slayer). But, for people who struggle with that sort of metal, there’s a gateway drug, and for...

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Dreamer’s Crime drop video ‘Here We Are’, announce ‘No Compromises’ album Nov 17

Dreamers Crime are today announcing that they are to release their brand new album ‘No Compromises‘ on Friday November 17 – an album created and crafted by the Sydney band along with Stevie Knight and Dave Petrovic at Electric Sun Studios (Tonight Alive, The Dead Love, Thy Art is Murder, Northlane). This is their debut album and it hits hard and pulls no punches. ‘No Compromises‘ will be available for pre-order this Friday October 13 and punters will receive new single ‘Here We Are‘ – their new single and the second cut from the record. Today, they are also...

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Behind Crimson Eyes herald new music/era with Countdown

Legendary Australian heavy outfit Behind Crimson Eyes are teasing new music and a new era in their career which has already spanned over a decade. The 5-piece Melbourne, Victoria crew, who began in 2004, have had a seriously illustrious existence — BCE, as they are more affectionately known, have released 2 EPs via Boomtown Records and 2 full-length records via Roadrunner Records, sold out multiple national headline tours, performed at triple j’s One Night Stand, toured with Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine, Disturbed and Iron Maiden, and graced the stage of every major Australian music festival including...

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Lost Classics: Masterplan – Aeronautics

Jorne Lande was an established heavy rock singer, very much in the classic styles of Ronnie James Dio or David Coverdale, but he burst into public knowledge when he helped form Masterplan with Roland Grapow and Uli Kusch after both were ejected from Helloween. On this, their second album and last before Lande departed due to musical differences, they really hit their stride with a sound that mixes the Power Metal leanings of the band, and the more classic sounds pursued by their singers on a solo career that has included a CD called Dio and countless covers of...

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Quicksand new single ‘Cosmonauts’, band’s first album in 22 years out November 10.

Fresh off a successful headlining North American tour that wrapped up in the band’s hometown of New York City this weekend, Quicksand are pleased to share a new song Cosmonauts. The song is taken from the band’s first new album in 22 years, Interiors, out November 10 on Epitaph. Recorded at Studio 4 Recording in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Interiors was produced and engineered by Will Yip (The Menzingers, Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth). While the album finds Quicksand embracing the cathartic, guitar-driven dynamic of their earlier work, Interiors also takes on a wider spectrum of sound. Formed in 1990,...

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