• Here’s a list of Bandcamp albums that are Name Your Own Price (free). It’s encouraged to support the bands if possible but I know it’s not possible for all of us. If you want one added comment below and I’ll check it out. If you encounter any that are no longer free then comment below! If you every see nazi shit posted here or anywhere on Noob Heavy, I didn’t know and you can email me at noobheavyau@gmail.com to remove that trash. The 2020 Free Band Camp Wiki is still up and will stay up. […]

  • These are visual artists who sell band merch designs on IG or are open for commission. They vary in price and style but there should be something for every level of band here. All Links go to Instagram or their official website or their FB (If no IG) (clicking photos works) If they put contact links in their bio then go there rather than DM. Try to have realistic expectations including budget. If you want to be included just email me with an example work to noobheavyau@gmail.com […]

Join The Kvlt by Espi Kvlt

  • Written by Barlovv Mar – Everything is Alive >Doom metal>Rhode Island, US>Released October 14th, 2022>Independent/self-release Queer Anarchist Doom Metal is, hopefully, what will be playing at my funeral. Sometimes a collection of words creates that little tingle in your brain that goes “yes, this is what we have been looking for”, and wouldn’t you know it, Mar absolutely fucking rules. I want to say, just right off the bat, that it feels so fucking good to write the word “anarchist” next to a band again. There is so much fucking “apolitical” and “just make music” discourse in the genre (looking at you, metal Twitter), and to [...]
  • Written by Kep, Melinda, Barlovv, and Jangel Well what do you know, we’ve made it through 2/3 of the year and the world is only simultaneously on fire and flooding and also ships are getting stuck in canals again and cops still fucking suck. It’s a damn good thing we’ve still got metal and metal-adjacent (and also not at all metal-adjacent, apparently) music to keep us going while everything around us falls to shit. Come along with me, Kep, the new editor around these parts, and a host of Noob Heavy contributors as we share the August jams that we loved. Doldrey – Celestial Deconstruction Death/crust [...]

New 2022 Albums

2022

Roundup: November Notables

Written by Kep, Melinda, Westin, and Greg Schwan We’re getting there, folks: this extremely silly year is almost over. I have a feeling that this will be the last monthly roundup of 2022, as December […]

Australian Metal

Carcassbomb's Reviews

Australian Heavypedia: Interview with Shatter Brain (Death/Thrash)

Shatter Brain just put out their debut LP Pitchfork Justice after having a split and demo to their name since their formation in 2017. This new album marks a rise for the band in the underground Australian metal scene with an overall well rounded product. It certainly helps that they host a couple of their states largest metal festivals. […]

Progressive metal band Ironstone
Prog Metal

Australian progmetal band IRONSTONE release debut EP Prophecy on May 29th

Let me give you a first impression of IRONSTONE, a young progressive metal band from Bendigo, Australia. Influenced by a range of genres, their music is heavy and percussive, with atmospheric layers and catchy choruses. It features the duality of clean and distorted vocals, djent driven riffs and breakdowns, what makes the result contemporary, melodic and hard hitting. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Lucifungus – Derek 6 (Stoner Doom)

Lucifungus made a pretty strong impression in 2018 with their debut EP and a bunch of awesome show lineups in 2019. I’m glad to finally get some more from these guys. A very riff focused doom duo with a lot of gain, the way it ought to be. I wonder if they have the orange amps. Definitely got the Melvins vibe. […]

2020 Albums

Album Review: Wardaemonic – Acts Of Repentance 9.5 (Black Metal)

Alright, what is in the bloody water over at Perth? The amount of bands coming out of there at the top of their game is intense. It’s unlike anywhere else on the continent, and they’re even on my favorite label, Transcending Obscurity. This label has good taste, every album that gets released there has some kind of quirk or progressive music ideology that separates the bands from their genre. This isn’t just another black metal album, it’s an experience equally capable of being a mosher and a thinker. It unravels unto your mind and stirs something in your soul. Acts of Repentance releases on the 20th of March and will be one of this year’s highlights just based on the sound and presentation combination happening here. It’s a high quality and well-rounded album. […]

Reviews Presented Randomly

2019 Albums

Album Review: Blood Incantation – “Hidden History Of The Human Race” 9.5/10 (Death Metal)

The hype is insane on this one, so I’m excited for everyone else as I listen to Blood Incantation’s new album Hidden History of the Human Race for a pre-release review. The moment I pressed play the silence was broken so abruptly that it legitimately frightened me, so early signs are promising. I also have a fondness for bands that use long and mysterious titles and track names which Blood Incantation understand and deliver on. Cosmetically The Hidden History Of The Human Race is top notch. […]

2021

Album Review: Portrayal Of Guilt – “We Are Always Alone” 8/10 (Blackened Hardcore)

A really good blackened hardcore release and no one specifically told me about it? I had to find it all on my own months after release? Christ, you guys are really letting it slip this year. The whole merging of black metal and hardcore variants like post-hardcore or screamo has had a huge come up in the last few years and it’s pretty much my porn. Finally, a scenario in which black metal can be good. […]

2018 albums

Album Review: Ataraxy – Where All Hope Fades 8 (Death Metal)

Based on the track list and length alone I’d say we’re all about due for a trip into space. Not just any trip but one of certain death, where hope not only fades but also is never born again. Ataraxy supposedly means tranquil or calm which I suppose is an intentionally ironic name because this music is anything but calm. It may be slow at times, but it’s certainly never calm. […]