Author: Christopher Di Carlo

Paul McCartney – AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia

Words by Joshua Batten You’d think after almost 25 years away from Australia, the most famous/influential living musician would walk onstage at AAMI Park to some sort of fanfare. But nope – following a DJ set consisting of remixed versions of Beatles and Wings songs, Paul McCartney and his band walked onstage with no grand entrance or background music, setting the tone for the evening ahead. No crazy tricks or circus stunts (apart from some pyrotechnics and guests – more on that later), just a former Beatle, his band of professional musicians, and a nostalgic romp through the 60’s...

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The Lowdown On Download Melbourne – Bad Cop, Bad Cop

Members: Vocals/Guitar: Stacey Dee Vocals/Guitar:  Jennie Cotterill Bass/Vocals: Linh Le Drums: Myra Gallarza   Formed in 2011, Bad Cop, Bad Cop are an all-female punk band from Los Angeles, California who’s sound can only be described as four women who have simply had enough. They emphasize on huge melodies and fast paced riffs to accompany the raw attitude in their music.   EP: Boss Lady (2014) Our first look at Bad Cop, Bad Cop comes in the form of their 2014 EP Boss Lady. Presented as a straight punk album, the style of this music will take you back...

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The Lowdown On Download Melbourne – ISSUES

Members: Clean Vocals & Rap Vocals: Tyler Carter Unclean Vocals: Michael Bohn Guitar: Adrian “AJ” Rebollo Bass: Skyler Acord Drums & Percussion: Josh Manuel   Issues is an American Metalcore band formed in Atlanta, Georgia signed to Rise Records. The band was formed after vocalists Tyler Carter and Michael Bohn departed from their old band Woe, Is Me.   EP: Black Diamonds (2012) Issues burst onto the scene with your typical Metalcore sound but with a twist. Black Diamonds gives us heavy instrumentals and hardcore riffs with the incredibly melodic voice of Tyler Carter during the chorus’s which reminds...

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The Low Down On Download Melbourne – OF MICE AND MEN

Members: Vocals & Bass Guitar: Aaron Pauley Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals: Phil Manansala Rhythm Guitar & Backing Vocals: Alan Ashby Drums & Percussion: David “Valentino” Arteaga Of Mice & Men are an American Metalcore band from Costa Mesa, California who formed in 2009. Since their formation they have released 4 (soon to be 5) studio albums with many line up changes taking place throughout releases. Album: Of Mice & Men (2010) Your classic Metalcore album featuring heavy breakdowns left, right and center with the classic unique screamed vocals of original vocalist Austin Carlile and once again unique vocals...

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Album Review: DREAMERS CRIME – No Compromises

I’m just going to say this right now before I even start this review… GO OUT AND BUY THIS ALBUM BECAUSE IT IS INSANELY AWESOME!! *Ahem…* Hailing from Sydney, Dreamers Crime is a band that I feel like I wouldn’t know who they were if it wasn’t for OVERDRIVE giving me the opportunity to review their album. I know absolutely nothing about these guys but fair to say after hearing No Compromises I think EVERYONE should know who these talented individuals are. This album opens with “The Pulse“. At first I was expecting your typical modern Metalcore type song....

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