2019 Albums

Album Review: Tool – Fear Inoculum 8.5 (Prog)

This is no doubt a divisive release and there’s a lot of context to consider such as a subversive band history. I’ve always considered Tool to be reliable, I don’t think they’ve ever released a bad album but I can definitely see how their fanbase tainted their image in the social media age. Like many frontmen in the history of music, Maynard has had plenty of cringey moments that get stuck in the spotlight. On a purely musical level, the decades of experience and their connection to the music is still apparent and at the bare minimum is a stellar performance. The question is, whether or not you will care about it I guess. […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: And Hell Followed With – Chimerical Reality 7.8 (Deathcore)

2019 has been a very interesting year for music, but metal in particular has seen a surplus of fantastic releases. Another thing that has characterized the year has been comebacks from artists we never knew we’d hear from again. These have come from the likes of Possessed, Tool, Exhorder, Annotations Of An Autopsy, and now we have a new EP from deathcore band And Hell Followed With. Some of these comebacks have been lackluster in my opinion, but some have been great. This EP falls into the latter category without a doubt. […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: Bright Curse – Time Of The Healer 9 (Stoner Rock)

Bright Curse are a french band that have flown beneath many radars since they started in 2012, I’m glad I found them. Time Of The Healer offers stoner influenced post-rock with decent vocals. It’s difficult to classify it as post-rock, perhaps prog rock is equally relevant. There’s a lot going on here with it even daring to cross the threshold of sludge/stoner doom metal. And yet, at times reminds me of Radiohead or even Tool. It’s a strange mix that works well overall. […]

Activism

Scott Morrison Forces Handshake and Murdoch Media Edits Video To Make Victims Look Bad

Fires are rampaging through Australia in a way the world has never seen before with the biggest flames and largest burning area to burn at once. Firefighters both on the payroll and volunteer are risking their lives to battle the inferno with many losing their lives. Meanwhile Scott Morrison, our supposed leader, was on his third holiday for the year, in Hawaii. To try and win back some good faith he gave money to some of the firefighters but not even close to enough. This insincere gesture made him hated even by those who voted for him. […]

Noob Heavy PR

This is a PR firm whose sole purpose is to email your releases far and wide to get them coverage and airplay, as well as represent you to press. To do all the socialising and thinking that would typically wipe you out after days and weeks on end on the grind, I can do it for you and using experience in the community rather than having to start fresh like new and independent bands have to. I offer discounts to solo and duo projects as well as a capped rate for independent bands. […]

2019 Albums

Album Review: The Ritual Aura – Velothi 8.2 (Tech Death)

Before even pressing play I am more or less in love with this album and I think the concept of Morrowind Metal has been a long ass time coming. Morrowind was the game of my life, no doubt about it, I found it at Video Ezy on original XBOX when I was 11. I played Morrowind and only Morrowind until Oblivion was released on 360 when I was 15. I have an encyclopedia like memory of that game and its many quest lines, as well as exploits. I found that fucking Dwemer Cube about 300 times. I’ve played it plenty as an adult too, fully modded. This is even more in my wheelhouse than Dark Souls. The Ritual Aura are also an Australian band with great album art. The music would have to suck more balls than I can imagine being sucked to fuck this up. […]

Noob Underground

Noob Advice: Getting The Most Out Of Bandcamp

Bandcamp is my favorite platform when researching for my articles and easily the best for underground metal of all subgenres and locations. It has many tools to provide bands and consumers. It saddens me however to see many bands not getting the full potential out of what it has to offer and not gaining any supporters. So this article aims to help bands improve their Bandcamp game, which will in turn improve their publicity and fanbase. Bandcamp is literally a promo pack, music platform, merch store and network hub in one. It’s incredible. It even has built in advertising campaigns and algorithms. […]

Aussie metal

Australian Heavypedia: Interview with Aeons Abyss (Death Metal)

Aeons Abyss are releasing a stand alone conceptual single on April 3rd called “The Great Hanging” that features a collab with fellow Aussie Shanon from Eternal Rest. Here is the link to pre save on Spotify and there’s a bit of a teaser video in the interview. Both of Aeon Abyss’ 2019 releases, Pity Eloquence and Impenitent are Name Your Own Price on Bandcamp too. […]