Author: James Smith

Gyroscope + Supports, Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

It was a balmy 35 degrees outside on the warm Thursday night. It was still early in the new year and it started off with a sold out show for Gyroscope at Richmond’s iconic Corner Hotel. While many people were excited to start Unify Festival 2018 the next day, the people hitting the show tonight where definitely in for a hot performance (pun intended). The sound of Sweet Gold is a lot of fun. Think romantic 1950’s style songs if the likes of The Ramones had performed it. Very unique and I hope to hear more and see what...

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The Low Down On Download Melbourne – OCEAN GROVE

Band Members: Luke Holmes – Lead Vocals Dale Tanner – Bass Guitar/Vocals Jimmy Hall – Guitar Matthew Henley – Guitar Sam Bassal – Drums Melbourne nu-metal band Ocean Grove is set to make a bigger name for themselves by hitting the stage at Download Melbourne 2018. Formed back in 2010, the band is not afraid of the local scene and is more than happy to make a crowd go crazy. With their first EP Outsider released in March 2013 and their second EP Black Label released two years later in June of 2015, it wasn’t much longer until the...

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The Low Down of Download Festival Melbourne – NORTHLANE

Band Members: Jon Deiley – Lead Guitar Josh Smith – Rhythm Guitar Alex Milovic – Bass Nic Pettersen – Drums Marcus Bridge – Vocals   Western Sydney band Northlane have been making a huge name for themselves in Australia and rightly so as their metalcore centric music has been making waves to fans new and old.   Formed back in 2009 and signing to the UNFD label in 2011, Northlane released their first album Discoveries under UNFD and haven’t looked back. Discoveries scored them tours with August Burns Red and House Vs Hurricane that brought them out onto the bigger scene but it was the tour with Parkway Drive that brought them from the obscure scene into a band that was going to kill it in the future.   In 2013 with the release of the bands second album Singularity, Northlane hit the road with In Hearts Wake before playing their first ever major festival, Soundwave. Just before hitting the stage for Soundwave however, the video for first mainstream single ‘Quantum Flux’ released to critical appraise from fans and critics everywhere. The fun wasn’t to last long though as after playing a killer set at Big Day Out 2014 and touring with Britain’s Bring Me The Horizon throughout the US, vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes announced his departure due to health.   There was hope for Northlane when now vocalist Marcus...

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The Low Down On Download Melbourne – FALLING IN REVERSE

Band Members Ronnie Radke – Lead Vocals Derek Jones – Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals Zakk Sandler – Bass, Co-lead Vocals Christian Thompson – Lead Guitar, Co-lead Vocals From the beginning of the band, Las Vegas, Nevada band Falling In Reverse has been a controversial creation of former Escape The Fate lead vocalist, Ronnie Radke. Once released from jail, there was one thing on his mind. To take back the mantle of king in the pop-punk scene. With a very loyal base of fans from his days with Escape the Fate, that plan was set in motion almost immediately with...

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