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ALBUM REVIEW: Lacerta – [self titled]

April 13, 2017 Steve Monaghan

  Birthed in 2005, prior to the more-recent explosion of tech death, Lacerta paved the way for later-era tech death bands such as Byond Creation and Archspireand released their debut effort entitled Mind Processor in […]


INTERVIEW: Karl Willetts – Memoriam

March 19, 2017 Steve Monaghan

  When Bolt Thrower drummer Martin “Kiddie” Kearns passed in his sleep on September 14th, 2015, the members of Britain’s longest standing death metal band were absolutely bereft. Three weeks after, bassist Frank Healy, of […]


INTERVIEW: Frankie Palmeri – Emmure

March 5, 2017 Steve Monaghan

  Metalcore heavy-hitters Emmure released their new album, titled “Look At Yourself”, on March 3rd 2017. The band’s follow up to the 2014 full-length “Eternal Enemies” is their first with SharpTone Records and will see […]

Code Orange

INTERVIEW: Jami Morgan – Code Orange

January 6, 2017 Steve Monaghan

  Comprised of Jami Morgan (Drums / Vocals), Eric Balderose (Guitar / Vocals), Reba Meyers (Guitar / Vocals) and Joe Goldman (Bass), Code Orange have gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary […]

The Rockpit best of 2016

Best Of 2016 – Metal

December 19, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  It’s that time of the year again when we round up the very best of rock and metal for the year and 2016 had some great releases and some fantastic highlights. From the biggest […]

Killswitch Engage

INTERVIEW: Justin Foley – Killswitch Engage

November 16, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  Iconic metal giants, Killswitch Engage, will be returning to Australia in March 2017, in support of their seventh album Incarnate. The Massachusetts powerhouse will be bringing along the atmospheric, boundary-pushing metallers Fallujah for their […]

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At Depths – At Depths (EP)

November 9, 2016 Steve Monaghan

West Australian progressive metalcore band At Depths have dropped their debut self titled EP. Describing themselves as a band that not only keeps up with the ever demanding progression of the music industry, but also […]

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Galactic Pegasus – Phantom of the Hill

November 9, 2016 Steve Monaghan

Best described as a progressive Metalcore band, Galactic Pegasus come from from British Columbia, Canada. Their sound is mostly influenced by Metalcore from the late 2000’s, as well as the more modern Djent movement. By […]


INTERVIEW: Mitch Burgess – Arkive

November 2, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  Melbourne Djent/Progressive Metalcore outfit Arkive formed out of the ashes of a previous band, picking up a new vocalist and a new sonic direction – and after a short period of rehearsal, their 2015 […]


INTERVIEW: Ross Dolan – Immolation

September 19, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  Immolation have been delivering some of the most unique, and creatively dark, death metal the underground has witnessed for over 25 years. Spewing forth unrelenting, chaotic and twisted sonics while continuing to push the […]


INTERVIEW: Juan Brujo – Brujeria

September 15, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  Their legend has proliferated for nearly three decades. When Brujeria first emerged from the sunbaked hellscape of Los Angeles in 1989, the city was on the brink of chaos. Daryl Gates ruled the LAPD […]


INTERVIEW: Flo Mounier – Cryptopsy

August 31, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  True pioneers in extreme metal; Cryptopsy push, bend and smash musical boundaries with their unique style that is distinctly their own. Their latest offering “The Book Of Suffering – Tome 1” is nothing short […]


INTERVIEW: Shannon Marston – Nucleust

August 23, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  Perth’s cerebral metallers Nucleust will release their new EP “Resistivity” on August 26th and embark on their first interstate tour in support of it with shows in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney this September. Earlier […]


INTERVIEW: Jon Dette – Meshiaak

August 16, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  Made up of power house, seasoned musicians, Meshiaak have delivered a savage and crushing slab of metal the way it used to be done. The twin guitar attack of Danny Camilleri and Dean Wells […]

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God – God I

August 9, 2016 Steve Monaghan

This 10 track multi-layered progressive instrumental metal album challenges listeners & viewers to consider what we as humans think about when we read or hear the words God, Evolution, Betrayal, Death, Life, Creation, Denial, Hate, […]

Nucleust - Resistivity
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Nucleust – Resistivity (EP)

August 9, 2016 Steve Monaghan

Perth heavy progressive outfit Nucleust step things up for their second EP release titled “Resistivity” which sees the band move to a different direction again. Our resident metal writer Steve takes a look at the […]

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Carnifex – Slow Death

August 9, 2016 Steve Monaghan

San Diego brutalists Carnifex return with a new slab of unrelenting terror in the form of the new album “Slow Death”. Steve gives a rundown of the new songs. The very first thing that I […]

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Despised Icon – Beast

July 9, 2016 Steve Monaghan

Canadian Deathcore legends Despised Icon return with a new album after a lengthy absence, 7 years after their last album “Day Of Mourning” was released. Despite that, the band seem hungrier than ever as we […]


INTERVIEW: Scott Lewis – Carnifex

July 8, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  California based metal outfit Carnifex will be releasing their latest album “Slow Death” on August 5th through Nuclear Blast and vocalist Scott Lewis recently spoke to our resident metal writer Steve about the new […]

Jack The Stripper

INTERVIEW: Luke Frizon – Jack The Stripper

June 24, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  Since forming in 2007, Melbourne’s Jack The Stripper have been assaulting audiences everywhere with their fierce and innovative brand of chaotic hardcore, a relentless work ethic and an atypical, ferocious on-stage prowess. They will […]

Make Way For Man

INTERVIEW: Make Way For Man

June 17, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  Perth 6-piece Tech Metallers make Way For Man, featuring members of Saviour, Sparrow and This Other Eden have announced a tour taking in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne in July 2016 in support of their […]


INTERVIEW: Todd Jones – Nails

May 11, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  California metal band Nails have been steadily rising in success and gaining a reputation as a no comprise band who relentlessly put out some great music. Their third album “You Will Never Be One […]

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Without Mercy – Mouichido (EP)

May 9, 2016 Steve Monaghan

Without Mercy’s forthcoming EP ‘Mouichido’ is a rebirth for the band as it’s a re-release of re-recorded material from their 2014 EP ‘Reborn’. ‘Mouichido’, the Japanese word for “Repeat” or “to do one more time” […]

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Devil Driver – Trust No One

April 27, 2016 Steve Monaghan

After taking some time off after hitting it hard since their inception in the early 2000’s, DevilDriver return with a brand new album in 2016 with “Trust No None”. Complete with a new lineup, Dez […]

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Hatebreed – The Concrete Confessional

April 27, 2016 Steve Monaghan

  Hatebreed return with a powerful album titled “The Concrete Confessional”, a fiercely aggressive album that touches on political and social issues in today’s world. The trademark sound is all there of course but while […]

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Whitefall – Origins (EP)

March 1, 2016 Steve Monaghan

Canberra based progressive metalcore band Whitefall are looking to clear the stages with their debut EP “Origins” which delves into heavy and intricate riffs and hooks that will be bound to interest a few fans […]

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