Author: Trent Cornell

ALBUM REVIEW: KADAVAR – ROUGH TIMES

Drummer Christoph “Tiger” Bartelt explains, “The process of making this record was quite intense I kind of went through my inner hell. Working all day, you’re fine but at night all these things were torturing me. The new songs are crazy and absurd sometimes, but also serious and very personal. It’s the ambiguity that holds Rough Times together. Every song evolved from a certain strong feeling.” Kadavar consists of band members Christoph “Lupus” Lindemann (guitar/lead vocals), Bartelt (drums), and Simon “Dragon” Bouteloup (bass guitar). With a sound that familiarises itself with psychedelic rock from the seventies, the opening title...

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ALBUM REVIEW: BLACK STONE CHERRY – BLACK TO BLUES

Hailing from Edmonton, Kentucky, Black Stone Cherry are an American hard rock band that have been on the scene for the better part of sixteen years. Signed with Roadrunner Records up until 2015, they are now signed with Mascot Label Group with their upcoming EP Black to Blues as the second album that they’ve been involved with. Stepping away from their harder style of rock, after five critically acclaimed albums, Black Stone Cherry wanted the chance to pay homage to the Blues Classics that inspired, and continue to inspire, the band. “I know it’s crazy for four rock n’...

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“I guess we’re just hardcore, we just stayed with it.” An interview with Wolf Hoffmann of ACCEPT

Calling all Metal Heads of Australia, lend us your ears! Accept are back on the rise, with aptly named ‘The Rise of Chaos’ bringing instant acclaim back to the rockers. Now, the question is; “Do you want the chance to see Accept perform live in Australia again?” If your answer was “Yes”, then you’re in luck, because they’re currently touring, and Australia is highlighted on their map! German heavy metal outfit Accept have been rocking the underground, and playing an integral part in the development of speed and thrash metal, since as far back at the late 1960s. Flash...

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Album Review: INTERVIEW WITH AN ESCAPE ARTIST – Kingdom Of Beauty

Interview With An Escape Artist are a home grown Post-Hardcore band from Hobart, Australia. Only being formed a few years ago, they’ve already wrapped up tours with bands such as Australia’s own In Hearts Wake, as well as notable bands such as Deez Nuts, Northlane, and Sienna Skies. Their recent album, “Kingdom of Beauty”, has recently released and we’ve had the privilege to check it out. Interview With An Escape Artist are comprised of band members Peter Loredo (lead vocals), Mark Cooper (drums), Dylan Leary (guitar), Sam Austen (secondary guitar), and Jared Foster (bass guitar/vocals). The title track ‘Kingdom...

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Album review – The Reign by Hinder

Oklahoma Hall of Famers and American rock band Hinder have released their sixth studio album, The Reign, the second to feature vocalist Marshal Dutton. Their sound has definitely evolved since former vocalist Austin Winkler left the outfit in 2013, and with The Reign they dug deeper than they have before to express the emotional struggles that come as part of the package of the ‘rock and roll life.’ They say that, “The constant emotional expenditure that an artist must do in order to always be creating and the ups and downs of a career in music tends to lead...

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