Author: Matt Maric

“We were really big TOOL fans and we just wanted to get together and play some of their stuff live.” – An interview with THIRD EYE guitarist, Elliot Steele

To most Tool fans around the world, ‘Third Eye’ is the almost 14 minute closing track on the band’s second album Ænima; if you were to mention the same two words to Australian Tool fans (at the very least Melbourne fans), most people would think you are speaking about Third Eye, the Tool tribute band. Consisting of Phillip Barrett (Vocals), Elliot Steele (Guitar), Tim Rees (Bass) and Matt Servelli (Drums), this foursome are ironing out any kinks in their live show in preparation for a four show headline tour that will see them play in Melbourne, Ballarat, Sydney and Brisbane. OVERDRIVE...

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Live Gig Review + Photos: STARSET + Transience + Branch Arterial, Max Watt’s, Melbourne, 12th August 2017

It was a cold, wet and raining Saturday night when this reviewer made his way into Melbourne and headed to Max Watt’s to see Starset on their first ever Australian tour! When this reviewer arrived at the venue just on 7 pm, there was only approximately six people lined up; I said hi to a security guard friend of mine before going to get dinner. Coming back just before doors opened at 7:30, I was pleased to see that the line to get into Max Watt’s had grown to at least 50 people and was stretching down Swanston St;...

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L.A. Guns Have ‘Sticky Fingers’ With New Song, The New Album “The Missing Peace” Out October 13th via Frontiers Music Srl. First Studio Album in 15 Years to Feature Tracii Guns & Phil Lewis!

  As the revival of the classic ’80s hard rock and heavy metal scene continues unabated here in the 21st century, one reunion has been at the top of the wishlists of many a fan for a long time: the songwriting combination of Tracii Guns and Philip Lewis under the L.A. Guns banner. What once seemed like a distant memory with no hope of returning has now come around and fans are about to be rewarded for keeping their fingers crossed and their hopes up.   That’s right Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis are back together as L.A. Guns with their first studio in 15 years! The Missing Peace is set for release on October 13th via Frontiers Music Srl.   Listen to their latest track ‘Sticky Fingers’ HERE.   Watch the video for the first single from the album Speed. HERE.   Order the album here http://radi.al/MissingPeace or at the links below: Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop Amazon: http://radi.al/MissingPeaceAmazon iTunes: http://radi.al/MissingPeaceiTunes GooglePlay: http://radi.al/MissingPeaceGooglePlay   Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of ‘Speed’ and ‘Sticky Fingers’.   Follow the band on Spotify to be alerted when new singles from the album are released and to add “Speed” and “Sticky Fingers” to your favorite...

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SATYRICON Unveil First Single And Lyric Video Via Invisible Oranges PLUS Brand New Album ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ To Be Released September 22nd! More Information Below!

Black metal legends SATYRICON have revealed their highly anticipated ninth studio album, Deep calleth upon Deep is set for release on September 22nd on Napalm Records. The opus will be available in digital format, CD digipak and gatefold vinyl options and is now available for pre-order HERE!   Now the iconic duo fronted by visionary Satyr has unveiled a lyric video for the album title track and first single from the band’s upcoming masterpiece. Satyr informs us: “It was not easy to chose a song to represent this album as they are all so different. I consider them all to be a group of individuals with strong and unique personalities and together they make the album ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’. The title track is the only song we’ve done with baritone and regular guitar all the way through the song. I felt it was needed for the tonal depth I was looking for and to enhance the swing of the groove in the heavier parts. It also has mellotron, cello, violin and backing vocals by classical singer Håkon Kornstad where the cello supports the baritone guitar and the mellotron, violin and the backing vocals provide air and width to the sound. Consider it a journey, play it loud, close your eyes and head into the forest. That’s what I do.” The single ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is now available for...

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MAYHEM To Return To North America This Fall On Headlining Tour With Immolation And Black Anvil; European Live Dates Loom

“MAYHEM‘s live set is palpably evil, guided by the deranged vocal presence of Attila Csihar, who gave an unnerving performance on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas…” — Loudwire MAYHEM will return to North America this fall on a month-long journey set to commence onNovember 1st and run through December 2nd. Support will be provided by Immolation and Black Anvil, the latter of which appeared with the band on their last stateside expedition. The Norwegian black metal icons have been commemorating the release of their 1994 landmark De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas full-length with a worldwide live takeover performing the monumental record in...

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