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Friday
Apr112014

Interview: Don Fernando (Beat)

 

Ass-shakin' stoner fuzz-rockers Don Fernando are taking point at this year's Cherry Rock, their homecoming from a wild and successful South American tour. Read all about it in Beat Magazine #1417, found in pubs, clubs and watering holes all over Melbourne.

Thursday
Apr102014

Interview: Killswitch Engage - The Hell in Jesse Leach

Jesse Leach doesn't sleep, he screams. He screams in Times Of Grace, Seemless and Empire Shall Fall. Two years ago, he slipped back into something called KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and started screaming for them again too. Fans thrust their arms open in embrace. So much so they excitedly crowned him KsE's homecoming king, forever.

Read more about his GRAMMYs loss, his punk roots and rejoining KSE at Hysteria Mag.

 

Friday
Mar282014

Review: Luca Brasi - By A Thread (Mess+Noise)

 

 

Poison City Records may one day hold the same prestige that Lookout Records once did if they keep fossicking to find punk rock gems such as The Smith Street Band, The Bennies and – now releasing their second record – Tasmania’s Luca Brasi. Yes, just like The Godfather bodyguard.

Read more at Mess+Noise.

Thursday
Mar202014

Review: Biffy Clyro - Opposites [Australian Tour Edition] (Beat)

There’s an ancient proverb, passed down from rock sages eternal: only Cheap Trick may thrill Budokan. The Biff soon gave said sages pause for thought. Opposites, released last year, heralded the Scottish alt-rockers evolutionary endgame. They were once an unsettled trio, metal-tinged and hopped up on Rush and rhyme. But The New Biff? The New Biff’s burst into arena rock superstardom.

Read more about Beat's 'Album of the Week' here.

Thursday
Feb272014

Interview: Dark Tranquillity (Beat) + Down & GWAR

 

It's been a long time between Aussie beers for Dark Tranquillity, bearers of Gothenburg's melodic death torch. Nine years is a long time. "We're sorry we've been absent for so long," says their flame-maned vocalist, Mikael Stanne. "We can't wait. It's going to be awesome," Mikael muses on the upcoming tour. "Hopefully we can make it up to you guys."

Watch me lose my geek shit with Mikael at Beat.com.au

Also: A chat with Philip H. Anselmo of Down

And: GWAR's Oderus Urungus almost declares war on the Netherlands