Author: Zacharie Dunks

Who Are Deadspace? An Insight Into Australia’s Fastest Rising Blackened Force

Formed in 2014 and hailing from the far reaches of Perth, Western Australia, Deadspace are a band that have accomplished one hell of a lot in their short amount of time. Straight off the bat, 2015 saw the release of the band’s first full length studio release, ‘The Promise of Oblivion’. Rooted deeply in the black metal and DSBM genres, this album gained the band plenty of attention in Australia’s underground scene, thanks to excessive touring by the band to promote it. Deadspace quickly followed up in 2016, with the release of ‘In Ecstatic Sorrow’ in May, and the...

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Live Gig Review: BLISTER METAL FESTIVAL III, The Tote, Melbourne, 4th November 2017

The third annual Blister Metal Fest took place at The Tote in Collingwood on Saturday, November 4th, with a massive Death Metal prominent lineup clearly threatening to dominate those of the past two years. OVERDRIVE was there to see the carnage go down! Opening up the huge evening were Ballarat newcomers Upon World’s End. Breakdowns filled the quickly packing room, as punters were clearly eager to start off hard. Unfortunately some missed cues by band members and onstage awkwardness marred the performance, but the night was off to a good start. Hand of Fear were the first band to...

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“Making plans can help with some things, but sometimes making a plan and burning it to the ground is the best thing you can do.” An Interview With Deadspace’s Chris Gebauer

With their new album ‘The Liquid Sky’ set for release in just a couple of weeks, Deadspace are ready to unveil their latest opus without hesitation. We spoke to vocalist Chris Gebauer, who took the time to explain the origins of the album, how they made it so expansive, and why they will always be true to themselves as a band. “We try and do something different every time we write a record. That’s the problem with this style of music in general, obviously we come across as this DSBM kind of band which is very limited with subject...

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“When someone sees a pentagram, they’re not necessarily thinking about Perturbator, they can also think about the band Pentagram or even Venom” – An Interview With Perturbator’s James Kent

French electronic artist James Kent (aka Perturbator) is set to hit Australian shores for the first time this November, and he’s going to be bringing his dark brand of retro synthwave in full force. OVERDRIVE had the pleasure of chatting with him about the upcoming tour, why he attracts the metal crowd and how 80s culture influences his music. “Considering the Australian people brought tickets so fast, I’m expecting people to go kind of wild” said Kent with excitement when asked about his expectations for the tour. “Either the Australian Perturbator fans are gonna go crazy or be a...

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