Author: Matt Maric

Album Review: CKY – The Phoenix

CKY has been around for quite some time and has seen it all. Not to mention along the way they have made some pretty serious fans. After all, only Metallica, Deftones and even Guns N’ Roses have all personally invited CKY to join them on tour! After releasing their first album “Volume 1” all the way back in 1999, CKY have also released another three since then: “Infiltrate•Destroy•Rebuild” (2002), “An Answer Can Be Found” (2005), and “Carver City” (2009). However, it has been a long time between albums for CKY fans. Correction, had; as that’s no longer the case. CKY, which consists of...

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The Battered Bodies Bar

Welcome to the first installment of the “Battered Bodies Bar!” I’m Matt, your innkeeper at this fine establishment; pull up a seat, grab a drink and let your aching body start to recover after the night you’ve had. You look a little on the worn out and drained side; to say it was a rough night looks to be a massive understatement. Trust me, I know how you’re feeling right now; I got my first taste of the barrier all the way back in 2005 and have been in your situation many times since. Thankfully I’ve also got an...

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Album Review: Eighteen Visions – XVIII

  After releasing the self titled album as a quintet back in 2006; their fifth album overall but first album released through the major label Trustkill Records, Eighteen Visions decided to call it a day and went onto indefinite hiatus on April 9th 2007, much to the despair and heartache of all their fans. Fast forward to 2017; Eighteen Visions have reformed as a trio and come back with a vengeance; James Hart on vocals, Keith Barney on lead guitar/backing vocals and Trevor Friedrich on drums/percussion have released their sixth album “XVIII“; a ten track masterpiece that is the...

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“It’s a really exciting time for all of us!” An Interview with Volumes Myke Terry

02/06/17 After releasing two albums with original vocalists Gus Farias and Michael Barr on vocals, Volumes underwent a change to their line up not too long ago when they parted ways with Michael Barr in 2015. After touring with both Michael Lessard and Joe Burns on vocals, Volumes decided to cast auditions for a replacement singer and they declared the most suitable candidate of the 400+ auditions to be Myke Terry, formally of ‘Bury Your Dead‘ fame. Volumes’ newest album “Different Animals” is the third of their musical catalogue but the first with Terry on vocals; it is also...

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“Everyone’s feeling really fresh and raring to go!” – An interview with Joe Hansen of GRINSPOON

Follow me and step into my time machine; The year is 1995: Paul Keating was Prime Minister, West Coast were the reigning AFL Premiers and four guys from Lismore, NSW named Phil Jamieson (vocals/guitar), Pat Draven (guitar), Joe Hansen (bass guitar) and Kristian Hope (drums) met at The Gollan for a jam night, where they decided to form a band called Grinspoon. They then decided to enter Triple J’s inaugural unearthed national band competition with their submission “Sickfest”; not only did they win, but “Sickfest” was then the most requested song on the radio station for the next two...

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