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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Meshuggah

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Periphery

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 […]

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Refused

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Alexisonfire

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 […]

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Redfest

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 […]

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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 […]

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Katatonia

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Superheist

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Deftones

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 […]

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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 […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The Dandy Warhols – October 26th 2016

  Perth does get some good things first and tonight it’s the first date of The Dandy Warhols’ ‘Distortland’ Tour. If you don’t know the Dandy’s you’ve probably heard them, but tonight is all about […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Bullet For My Valentine – October 20th 2016

  On a very cold Thursday the 20th October 2016, I eagerly lined up outside Metro City in Perth, braving the cold to see Bullet For My Valentine Kick off their 2016 Australian Tour with […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Scorpions – October 18th 2016

  For Aussie Scorpions fans that have waited patiently for the legendary Germans to hit our shores, last night’s performance at a sold out Palais Theatre certainly proved well worth the wait. The band tore […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The Dire Straits Experience – October 13th 2016

  Back in the 1980’s Dire Straits was one of those bands that were larger than life. Those hit songs like “Money For Nothing” and “Sultans Of Swing” were played heavily on the radio and […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Mayday Parade – October 13th 2016

  The final Australian stop on Mayday Parade’s world tour at the Astor Theatre was a nightly spectacle of mostly pop-punk sensibilities. Supported by other pop-punk comrades Avastera and The Early November, the all-ages show […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Queensryche – October 13th 2016

  Tonight in Melbourne a packed house saw the return of Queensryche to Australian shores for the first time in almost ten years and the news is the band who surged to the top of […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Lacuna Coil – October 12th 2016

  A sold out show in Perth’s Amplifier Bar kick started Lacuna Coil’s first ever headline tour of Australia in style and it seemed even the weather chimed in to welcome Italy’s finest with an […]

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LIVE REVIEW – L7 – October 6th 2016

  The all female grunge/punk rockers known as L7 returned to Australia after almost 2 decades to give the Aussie fans a taste of what the band were all about back in the day before […]

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LIVE REVIEW: RSO-Richie Sambora & Orianthi – September 27th 2016

  Margaret Court Arena on a chilly Spring Melbourne night was the scene for RSO, aka the pairing of former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and Adelaide born guitar shredder Orianthi, on their headline National […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Joe Bonamassa – September 25th 2016

  Joe Bonamassa never disappoints, whilst some artists trot out the same show and the same songs year in year out every time Joe reaches our shores it’s with a new setlist and a new […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Immolation – September 22nd 2016

  Yonkers, New York death metal kings Immolation have finally made it to Australia for the first time ever in 28 years and the first stop on the tour was Perth, here is how it […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Apocalyptica – September 21st 2016

  Finnish cello masters Apocalyptica returned to Australia, less than 2 years after their explosive appearance at the final Soundwave Festival in 2015. This time around they came back as headliners for a club tour […]

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LIVE REVIEW: From The Jam – September 17th 2016

  Classic British punk / mod-revival act From The Jam hit Perth on their national tour of Australia on Saturday night, a spectacular show of rocking tunes and more from the legends of rock as […]

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Suicide Silence Australia tour 2016

LIVE REVIEW: Suicide Silence – September 9th 2016

  Tonight saw the the return of California Deathcore king Suicide Silence’s last stop on the Australian tour was Perth, here’s how it went down.   Perth based Iconoclast kicked off proceedings in style warming […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Cryptopsy – September 4th 2016

  Canadian tech death metallers Cryptopsy rolled into Perth Sunday on the last show of the tour and brought along not only their own punishing brand of the heaviest music around but also a slew […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Nucleust: September 2nd 2016

  Tonight was the first show on Nucleust’s first ever Australia tour promoting their newest release “Resistivity” as they started in Perth at Amplifier Bar with some great support. It was a really interesting night […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Drowning Pool – July 31st 2016

  Drowning Pool haven’t been to Australia in almost 15 years and while the musical landscape has changed a lot in that time, the one thing that didn’t change for the fans in Perth tonight […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The Cure – July 31st 2016

  When you look at the long-stayers on the Rock scene people often overlook The Cure, a band formed 40 years ago way back in another world, 1976 the days of vinyl and tape, when […]

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