[Have You Heard?]

October 12, 2017

Artist: Lacuna Coil

Album: Delirium

Genre: Metal

Lacuna Coil are a very important band. They were one of the most prominent heavy acts to prove that a front-woman did not need to represent fragility, but strength and authority, inspiring a whole generation of female musicians - the kind that could hold their own among any of their male-fronted counterparts. Appearing on numerous festival line-ups hand in hand with bands like Slip...

August 17, 2017

Artist: Greta Van Fleet

Album: Black Smoke Rising EP

Genre: Rock

Review by Claire Komar

Greta Van Fleet are a Michigan based four-piece band originally forming in 2012. They officially released their first E.P titled Black Smoke Rising with Lava Records on April 21st 2017.

The first track on the EP is titled ‘Highway Tune’, a rather casual and track title especially when it is the first track you encounter. However when you experie...

June 8, 2017

Artist: Hemina

Album: Nebulae

Genre: Progressive Metal

Review by Nicole Roberts

If you're a fan of Australian progressive metal, you may have heard these guys floating about. With a couple of albums under their belt, Hemina have been a consistently high quality force in the local scene since their inception, and their 2014 album Nebulae is the poster child for how musically strong and interesting this Sydney town are.

Countless pro...

June 1, 2017

For those who even have a small interest in the Australia metal scene then you've surely heard the echoes of the band known as King Parrot. This is pure extreme metal but you don’t have to be a die-hard grindcore or death metal fan to see what makes this band so great. The band is fronted by a rather non frightening looking Matt Young, but the moment he starts to rampage through songs like 'Bozo' and 'Dead End' you begin to se...

May 18, 2017

Unlike most new artists, I worked my way backwards with these guys starting with their latest album Ghost Mile. Having seen them perform live a number of times, mostly as the support act and doing a damn good job of it, I never really went on to listen to their amazing back catalogue of music. Boy, do I regret that now.

Voyager are quite simply one of Australia's finest. Their usage of keys is quite different from the usual nor...

April 27, 2017

Although they are now no longer an active band, despite reuniting this year for a couple of special 'once of' shows, Resist The Thought (formed in 2007) are a band that made their name known amongst the death metal/deathcore scene of Australia, supporting international acts such as Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish and the The Acacia Strain on multiple Australian tours. In 2012 the band traveled to the United States to record...

April 13, 2017

Artist: Make Them Suffer
Album: Lord Of Woe EP
Genre: Blackened Deathcore

In 2010 a band from Perth released one of the most exciting and genre defying releases ever created. Make Them Suffer are a 6 piece band who use all of the main attributes of modern day deathcore and death metal where the breakdowns are massive and the screams are shrilling. But the band do something very different to make themselves stand out from the re...

April 6, 2017

Artist: I, Valiance

Album: The Reject Of Humanity

Genre: Metal/Death Metal

Released: 2015

Fans of Australian Death Metal are sure to know these guys. In a genre that's overflowing with hard working, talented bands, you have to have a certain something, like a certain sound or presence, just something special to set yourself apart from the crowd. I, Valiance have that in spades.

Released to critical acclaim, The Reject Of Humanity w...

March 30, 2017

Artist: Sanzu

Album: Heavy Over The Home

Genre: Metal/Death Metal

Release Date: December 3rd 2015

In this weeks edition of Have You Heard? we take a look back at the debut full length album from Perth band Sanzu titled Heavy Over The Home, which saw this exciting and flourishing metal actcreate an album of monstrous proportions. It was very loud, mighty and powerful, with Gojira-worship musicianship being a huge influence, wh...

March 23, 2017

Artist: Iconoclast

Album: HalluciNation

Genre: Deathcore/Death Metal

Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, there's a band that is quickly making a name for themselves by pulverizing crowds with their intense and dynamic style of death metal. 

Iconoclast released their debut album HalluciNation just over a year ago and it displays the full potential of what Australian heavy music has to offer the rest of the World...

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