LIVE REVIEW: Icarus Lives / Silent Knight – June 24th 2017

There are few things in life that compare to the excitement of rugging up in your most obscure band hoodie and hitting the town to enjoy the fruits of your hard working music scene. Needless […]

Dragonforce - Perth Australia 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Dragonforce – June 20th 2017

  After an absence of almost 10 years, UK power metal heroes Dragonforce finally returned to Perth to kick off their Australian tour which happens to be one of the first countries in the world […]



The Rockpit has been traveling to the Rocklahoma Festival since it’s inception in 2007 and over the years though music has changed musically you could argue that this year the balance is just right between […]


LIVE REVIEW: The Ultimate Eagles – Perth Crown Theatre, June 7th 2017

Australia was of course once the spiritual home of the ‘cover band’ – a land so far away from where everything was happening that even our greatest assets decamped overseas, and those that made it […]

Killing Heidi - Astor Theatre, Perth 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Killing Heidi – June 2nd 2017

  Aussie rock legends Killing Heidi returned to Perth on Friday night to kick off their national tour around Australia, the first time in more than a decade after a long absence from the spotlight. […]

Boris The Blade Perth show

LIVE REVIEW: Boris The Blade – June 2nd 2017

  Melbourne deathcore stalwarts Boris The Blade returned to Perth on Friday night for some metal action along with fellow Melbourne buddies BLKLST and Perth’s own Havoc and The Arcadian. It was a prelude to […]

Rock On The Range 2017

LIVE REVIEW – Rock On The Range Festival 2017

  The 11th annual Rock on The Range has come and gone leaving most of us with mixed feelings. The festival has always been a huge success with some of the most incredible line ups […]

Devin Townsend Project - Perth 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Devin Townsend Project – May 26th 2017

  The machine known as The Devin Townsend Project featuring none other than the maniacal and entertaining Devin Townsend himself rolled into Perth to a much welcome embrace considering they missed this side of the […]


LIVE REVIEW: The Music of Cream 50th Anniversary

It’s a kind of odd concept to think of the sons and nephew of members of Rock’s first ‘Supergroup’ getting together to honour the music of their  fathers – after all isn’t each successive generation under […]

Thunder Down Under Australia tour 2017

THUNDER DOWN UNDER – Bruce Kulick, Four By Fate and Sisters Doll

It’s not often you get a triple bill as good as this making its way down to Australia but tonight in Perth we were treated to a night of Rock that will take some real […]


LIVE REVIEW: Voyager / The Algorithm – May 19th 2017

  Perth prog masters Voyager and French Djent progressive rockers The Algorithm joined forces on Friday in Perth as part of their duel Australian tour with Voyager launching their brand new album “Ghost Mile”. Our […]


LIVE REVIEW: Groovin The Moo – Bunbury

When I first started attending festivals things were simple – you’d plan for a year with your mates, wait patiently for line up announcements in the music papers, listen to the bands on the media […]

Entombed A.D. - Perth Australia 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Entombed A.D. – May 13th 2017

  The legacy of Entombed in death metal has been one that many fans look at as not only pioneering but revered as legendary that inspired many bands in all forms of extreme metal. The […]

The Darkness

LIVE REVIEW: The Darkness with Maverick, Perth Western Australia – May 12th 2017

  The Darkness are getting to be semi-regular visitors to Australia these days – just 18 months after their last visit in support of their latest album ‘Last of Our Kind’ they’re back again before […]


LIVE REVIEW: Architects – May 12th 2017

  British Metalcore giants Architects hit Fremantle last night on the tale end of a triumphant Australian tour including appearances at Groovin’ The Moo Festival. A headlining experience at a club show is always going […]


LIVE REVIEW: Desecrator – May 12th 2017

  Melbourne thrashers Desecrator have been tearing across Australia in support of their first ever full-length album “To The Gallows“, an album that was long overdue but ultimately well worth the wait. With support from […]

The Black Dahlia Murder

LIVE REVIEW: The Black Dahlia Murder – May 9th 2017

  Tonight saw the return of Michigan’s favourite death metal sons The Black Dahlia Murder with a bunch of other great heavy hitters including one man death metal act Putrid Pile, Melbourne’s Whoretopsy and local […]


LIVE REVIEW: Alcest – April 29th 2017

  French alternative black metallers Alcest returned to Perth for the fist time in six years to tear up the stage for their Australian and New Zealand tour, wrapping up the final leg of their […]

Protest The Hero

LIVE REVIEW: Protest The Hero – April 26th 2017

  Canadian prog metallers Protest The Hero have been slamming across Australia this past week despite losing guitarist Tim Millar during the tour who had to leave due to a personal emergency. But as they […]


LIVE REVIEW: Helmet – April 24th 2017

  Legendary rockers Helmet finally returned to Australia in 2017 and it was a much welcomed return for the seasoned veterans who came to Perth for the first show of the tour to perform not […]


LIVE REVIEW: Black Stone Cherry, Perth Australia

  Some shows you know you’re going to remember for a very long time, some shows you know you’ll be counting the days till the band return: this was one of those shows. Black Stone […]

Melody Angel - Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Byron Bay Bluesfest – April 17th 2017

  Day Five – the final day, dawned beautiful with still no sign of rain – was this some kind of a record for Byron Bay  Bluesfest? There were no signs of the party winding […]

Vasti Jackson - Byron Bay Bluesfest

LIVE REVIEW: Byron Bay Bluesfest – April 16th 2017

  There’s a funny thing that happens with a festival that runs over the best part of a week – at the halfway point when you’re feet are aching and you feel like you’ve about […]


LIVE REVIEW: Byron Bay Bluesfest – April 15th 2017

  Day Three should’ve been known as Buddy Guy Day. Blues Royalty visited the festival, moving on to the stage with all the fire, wit, cheek, voice, guitar skills and sexiness of a man a […]

Jimmy Buffett - Byron Bay Bluesfest

LIVE REVIEW: Byron Bay Bluesfest – April 14th 2017

  Day Two was rife with Coachella-like reported sightings of various celebrities but the only confirmed one was Jason Momoa, seen strumming a guitar in the Gibson shop and backstage at the Bonnie Raitt set. […]

Corinne Bailey Rae - Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Byron Bay Bluesfest – April 13th 2017

  Day One Byron Bay Bluesfest was a masterpiece in Festival organisation with surrounding streets well signposted, shuttle buses ferrying excited crowds from Byron Bay to the nearby Tyagarah Tea Tree farm. Festival staff were […]


LIVE REVIEW: Jethro Tull performed by Ian Anderson

It’s easy to get confused by the intricacies of the use of band names and the personnel involved in various tours and individual shows. Last year Australia’s premier Festival Bluesfest announced ‘Jethro Tull’ as performing at their […]


LIVE REVIEW: Alter Bridge – April 8th 2017

  Alter Bridge made their way to Fremantle on the final show of the Australian tour in support of their latest album “The Last Hero” and the anticipation to hear the new songs live was […]


LIVE REVIEW: Santana / The Doobie Brothers – April 7th 2017

  Carlos Santana and The Doobie Brothers kicked off their joint Australian tour together in Perth on Friday night, in the country to also perform at this year’s Bluesfest in Byron Bay. We were lucky […]

I Prevail

LIVE REVIEW: I Prevail – March 28th 2017

  US metalcore act I Prevail have only been around for a couple of years and yet their impact on the music scene has been undoubtedly been huge, particularly in Australia which is a country […]

Tempes Rising

LIVE REVIEW: Tempest Rising – March 24th 2017

  Awww yes! I am still buzzing!!! As I excitedly write up this review, my body is literally recovering from what was easily one of best live shows I’ve experienced so far this year. Tempest […]


LIVE REVIEW: Meshuggah – March 17th 2017

  The Swedish metal titans known as Meshuggah rolled into Fremantle on Friday night on the last show of the Australian tour in support of their latest album “The Violent Sleep Of Reason“, the explosive […]


LIVE REVIEW: Thunder live at the Capital Theatre Perth Australia

We got our dancing shoes on and they finally came… The masters of British Rock are finally here in Australia and only a mere 28 years after forming. Still on the strength of the four […]

Killswitch Engage

LIVE REVIEW: Killswitch Engage – March 8th 2017

  Metalcore veterans returned to Australia this past week and ended a run with the eclectic Fallujah in Perth on Wednesday night. Bringing to the powerhouse show on top of all that was a massive […]

Rick Price - Melbourne 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Rick Price – March 2nd 2017

  Who would believe it’s nearly 25 years now since Not A Day Goes By, Heaven Knows and Walk Away Renee stormed the Australian charts and launched Rick Price as an international superstar?  There’s been […]

Animals As Leaders

LIVE REVIEW: Animals As Leaders – March 2nd 2017

  Instrumental prog heroes Animals As Leaders finally returned to Perth after having last seen them in Australia at the very last Soundwave Festival in 2015 and the fans came in droves to catch a […]

Twelve Foot Ninja

LIVE REVIEW: Twelve Foot Ninja – February 25th 2017

  Tonight Melbourne heavyweights Twelve Foot Ninja showed the Amplifier bar what’s what and they did it in absolute style. First cab off the rank tonight was Nucleust and what can I write that hasn’t […]


LIVE REVIEW: Guns N Roses – February 21st 2017

  It was a reunion that people always wanted but never thought it would happen. The legacy of Guns N’ Roses has always been remembered as the original lineup from the “Appetite For Destruction” era, […]

Thrash Blast Grind Fest - King Parrot

LIVE REVIEW: Thrash Blast Grind Festival – February 18th 2017

  The Thrash, Blast and Grind Festival rolled into Perth on a hot Saturday night bringing with it a ton of bands worthy of any metalheads attention. With King Parrot headlining and a bunch of […]

Opeth Perth Australia 2017

LIVE REVIEW: Opeth – February 11th 2017

  Opeth have been on a roll these last few years  and most recently performing at such prestigious venues as Radio City Music Hall in New York and on this current Australian tour, the Sydney […]


LIVE REVIEW: Periphery – February 9th 2017

Prog masters Periphery brought their Australian tour to a halt in Perth on Thursday in front of a packed crowd, supporting their latest album “Periphery III: Select Difficulty”. It was a rainy night but that […]


LIVE REVIEW: Refused w/ Sick Of It All & High Tension – January 26th 2017

  A stellar lineup of high energy metal, hardcore and post-punk featuring Refused, Sick Of It All and High Tension made for a brilliant night of heavy music on the final show of the Australian […]


LIVE REVIEW: Chaos Divine – January 20th 2017

  Being a fellow metal head & lover of the Perth Metal scene you’d be hard pressed not to have heard of local lads Chaos Divine and to celebrate the gents 10 years of service […]

The Front Bottoms

LIVE REVIEW: The Front Bottoms – January 20th 2017

  If you wanted a slice of some delicious post-punk goodness then the Perth leg of The Front Bottoms Australian tour was certainly a show for the fans of the genre. Kicking off with the […]


LIVE REVIEW: Sanzu / Daemon Pyre – January 20th 2017

  The Savage Hunt tour ended in Perth at the newly revamped Jack Rabbit Slims on Friday night with Sanzu and Daemon Pyre pulling all stops to put on one seriously heavy show. Metal in […]

Stick To Your Guns

LIVE REVIEW: Stick To Your Guns – January 18th 2016

  Tonight saw some of the biggest names in hardcore decimate the amplifier, the first band to kick off the show were fresh faced Perth locals Vacant Home with their own brand of melodic hardcore. […]


LIVE REVIEW: Alexisonfire – January 11th 2017

  Alexisonfire Kicked off their Australian Tour tonight in Perth after a 4 year hiatus, these guys were ready to shove some metal in your ears and make them bleed tonight. Before we got to […]


LIVE REVIEW: Redfest New Year’s Eve – December 31st 2016

  2016 was difficult for metal festivals in Australia given the big hole Soundwave Festival amongst others had left since their cancellations. One such festival that put on a smaller scale event was Redfest which […]


LIVE REVIEW: Baroness – December 13th 2016

  Baroness returned to Australia in 2016 this time as headliners for the first time. The southern rockers showed their explosive full set to the Aussie fans, Perth was the last on the line as […]


LIVE REVIEW: Katatonia – December 11th 2016

  Swedish melodic metal heavy weights Katatonia returned to Australia this past week and ended their tour in Perth to finish what ended up being a great run of shows. We caught all the action […]

Raised Fist

LIVE REVIEW: Raised Fist – December 8th 2016

  Tonight we catch Swedish hardcore veterans Raised Fist return to Perth for the “From The North” album Tour. I expected tonight to be brutal as hell and it was.   Supporting act, Worlds apart […]

Ne Obliviscaris

LIVE REVIEW: Ne Obliviscaris / The Ocean – December 4th 2016

  Melbourne mighty Progressive Metal giants, Ne Obliviscaris, return to Perth tonight for ‘The World Their Canvas’ Tour. We pulled on our very best black attire to catch these guys exceptional sounds   Support band […]

The Used

LIVE REVIEW: The Used – November 26th 2016

  Back at Metropolis Fremantle for night two of the epic 15 year Anniversary tour with The Used. Tonight we see The Used’s Self Titled album played in it’s entirety. I must make note at […]

The Used

LIVE REVIEW: The Used – November 25th 2016

  What a marvellous warm night to be heading into Freo to see the greats themselves, The Used, celebrate 15 years. Tonight marks the first night of The Used’s 15 year Anniversary Tour in Perth. […]


LIVE REVIEW: Superheist – November 19th 2016

  I was ecstatic to be seeing the return of Superheist tonight, having been away from the scene for near on 10 years and equipped with new singer Ezekiel Ox and Drummer Benny Clark. Tonight […]

Birds Of Tokyo

LIVE REVIEW: Birds Of Tokyo – November 17th 2016

  Perth rockers Birds Of Tokyo kicked off their Australia tour in fashionable style in their hometown on Thursday night in support of their latest album “Brace”. Our newest reviewer Melissa was at the show […]

Destroyer 666

LIVE REVIEW: Destroyer 666 – November 13th 2016

  There was more spikes on stage in their fully clad outfits than there is on a railroad track but Aussie black thrash veterans Destroyer 666 showed more than just just shiny metal bits as […]

Caligulas Horse

LIVE REVIEW: Caligula’s Horse – November 11th 2016

  Caligula’s Horse returned to Perth on Friday night as part of their ‘Hands Shape Stone’ Australian Tour which sees the band jump out of writing mode in preparation for their next album to bring […]


LIVE REVIEW: Deftones – November 8th 2016

  A massive line up of some of Australia’s best heavy rock bands, both from Perth joined metal legends Deftones in what has to be one of the best tour packages we have seen in […]

Lamb Of God

LIVE REVIEW: Lamb Of God – November 3rd 2016

  Lamb Of God have become regular vistors to Australia over the years, whether it’s supporting acts like Metallica or making appearances at Soundwave Festival or in more recent years as headliners, one thing is […]