Author: Trent Cornell

ALBUM REVIEW: DIRTY RATS – ROCK N ROLL

Lock up your mothers! Still rocking out since the best decade in Australian Rock History, the 80s, Dirty Rats exhibit ballsy bass-driven melodies, power-packed riffs, and vocal talents that remain true to their beginnings. Throughout their journey, the Melbourne rockers have not only maintained their sound, but also their dirtiness, which is evident in their latest release “Rock n Roll”, which is sure to get rockers of all ages geared up. With tones likened to bands like Rose Tattoo, The Angels, and AC/DC, these blokes mean business!   Dirty Rats are comprised of band members Wayne “Richie Rat” Rich...

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ALBUM REVIEW: SOUND STORM – VERTIGO

Are you a fan of symphonic metal, the instrumental brilliance that transcends the soul to the astral plane on masterful riffs? If your answer is yes, then this album is definitely going to peak your interest. If you’re not familiar with this genre, open up your mind for spiritual movement. Sound Storm is a symphonic metal band from Turin, Italy, whose sound has been likened to bands such as Nightwish, and Kamelot. In the early days of their inception they were known for covering classic heavy metal songs from iconic bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Savatage. Their third...

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“I’m going to rip apart the catalogue and play a lot of old, cool stuff” – An interview with UGLY KID JOE’s Whitfield Crane

Skateboarding, nose-picking, foul-mouthed children of the Nineties, this one is sure to get your attention! If you’ve heard of a little band called Ugly Kid Joe before, this interview is going to get you hyped for their Australian Tour at the back end of 2017. If you haven’t heard of them, and have been living under a proverbial rock, allow myself to give you the rundown. Ugly Kid Joe is an American Rock band hailing from Isla Vista, California, formed back in 1987. The band’s name spoof s that of another band by the name of Pretty Boy Floyd....

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“Man it was like putting butter on toast, it was so easy…” An interview with John Fred Young of Black Stone Cherry

Do we have any Black Stone Cherry fans in the house? If we do, you’re in for an absolute treat; for those of you who might not be aware of who these guys are, allow myself to give you a quick rundown. Black Stone Cherry is an American hard rock band, hailing from Edmonton, Kentucky. Having been signed to record label Mascot Label Group since 2015, the band has seem tremendous amounts of critical acclaim and success in their careers, including charting eight singles on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. Their latest project, Black to Blues, is an...

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EP Review: Mastodon – Cold Dark Place

Mastodon, American heavy metal outfit from Atlanta, Georgia, have released somewhat of an unexpected EP entitled Cold Dark Place following up their release of Emperor of Sand from earlier on this year. If you were wanting to experience the ballsy, heavy tones that Mastodon have become so notorious for then this isn’t going to be the release for you. This EP release tends to lean heavily on the rock side of things, in comparison to Emperor of Sand, or even Once More ‘Round The Sun for that matter, considering these tracks that have made the EP were the ‘left...

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