Author: Bailey Graham

Trollfest + Supports, The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, 14th January 2018

Words by Bronwyn Thorne Photos by Bailey Graham In celebration of their latest release LP ‘Helluva’, Norwegian folk metal legends Trollfest have brought the wonders of their jovial musicianship and stage presence to Aussie shores. Having toured across the globe; fans across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra were finally presented the opportunity to experience the trolling first-hand. This past Sunday, Melbourne’s The Evelyn Hotel opened its doors in host of the festive occasion, and rest assured it shaped up to be an unforgettable party. Canberra’s Beast Impalor brought their flavour of symphonic, progressive, death metal to kick off the...

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Australia’s Greatest Heavy Music Festival – Unify 2018 Day 2 Recap

The antics kicked off nice as early on Saturday morning, as the arena opened up at 8am for people to get breakfast or an early morning coffee and either head back to their sleeping quarters, or get disappointed to find out that the yoga that was meant to start at 9am was cancelled. After seeing the insane amount of blue and yellow confetti that rained onto the wet mosh pit last night, the hard work of the overnight cleaners was highly noticeable as there was very little remaining to be seen! The sun made a brief appearance before Triple...

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Australia’s Greatest Heavy Music Festival – Unify 2018 Day 1 Recap

Even though Australia is in the midst of summer, those who attending the SOLD OUT Unify 2018 were in for a wet and wild time; if you didn’t check the forecast, you were in for quite the shock! The highest point for the mercury capped at only about 22 degrees, as well as there being quite an abundance of rain on and off, as well as an additional audio/visual show in the aspect of the thunder/lightning. After the entry gate opened just before midday, people had over two hours to set up their sleeping quarters and collect their wristbands...

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Review: Machine Head – Catharsis

I think it goes without saying that American metal titans Machine Head need no introduction, their twenty-plus career spanning multiple sub-genres of bone-crushing heavy metal has kept head-cases satisfied throughout the decades. Not even one month into 2018, Machine Head’s ninth studio album ‘Catharsis’ has garnered much hype in the metal community as the expectations surrounding ‘Catharsis’ have been swelling to almost critical levels, with fans expecting a continuation of their latest offering ‘Bloodstone and Diamonds’, with others expecting a throwback to classics like ‘The Blackening’ or ‘Burn My Eyes’. But in reality, ‘Catharsis’ is neither a natural progression...

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Frenzal Rhomb & The Bennies: The Best New Years Eve Party That Ever Existed

Words by Matt Maric Photos by Bailey Graham Much like most people on New Year’s Eve, this reviewer was city bound. However the firework display or hitting up a night club wasn’t on the agenda; the plans for the night were heading to Max Watts in Melbourne to see Frenzal Rhomb and The Bennies throwing the Best New Year’s Eve party that ever fucking existed…extreme! After doors opened at just after 8pm, those who made the trek in nice and early were treated to super cheap alcohol, a ping pong table and entertainment that started at 8.30 as Cosmic...

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