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H.E.A.T

H.E.A.T
REVIEW

 H.E.A.T turned the heat to a hundred with ‘1,000 Miles’ and ‘Living On The Run’ followed by a track from their latest album ‘Nationwide’. As the night came to an end H.E.A.T played ‘A Shot At Redemption’, I don’t think there was a song that could’ve better concluded an impressive and rocking night. 

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DEVILSKIN
REVIEW

Devilskin don’t want you to experience the album Red, they want you to feel it. They want you to feel the love, the loss, the strength, power, hopelessness and the darkness. Through their live performances they are demanding you feel it all as the pounding drums match your heart beat to bring your pulse up only to have the electric rythmes of the guitar riffs slice them back down. They are not asking to be felt they are demanding and feel you will. Devilskin combines songs from their past and present to deliver you through song into your future. 

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UNCAGED REVIEW

As the sky got darker outside and the festival came to its final act there seemed to be a buzz in the air. Each band that had entered the stage had brought their own level of rock and roll that lit the place up in an energetic haze. Suddenly the crowd could not be calmed, and it was only made worse when Wolfmother entered the stage. Nothing could compare to the energy in the room when they picked up their guitars and played the room into a mosh.

TEMTRIS

TEMTRIS REVIEW

Genevieves powerhouse vocals filled the bar and everyone in the mosh was singing and throwing metal horns up in the air. We also got to listen to hits including "Run" and "Forever". As we got to the last song, we didn't want the night to end. Genevieve asked the crowd if they wanted one more song and the crowd cheered, To finish off the night Temtris played "I want out". I can't wait to watch Temtris live again, they always put on a fantastic show!

Introspect

INTROSPECT REVIEW

Next up was the amazing Headliner Introspect, a progressive metal band with an amazing front woman Felicity. The stage had bar lights which made the set look really amazing and really brought you a unique experience. Felicity was an amazing singer and her vocals were on point. Felicity said "I think everybody's going to know the next one, i hope so, (flick points to the drummer) and says congratulations on your first gig as an 18 year old, yes he's 18, yes hes insane". The crowd cheered and they played their next song.

Terrorential

METAL UNITED DOWN UNDER

The headliner band of the night was Terrorential. They have hints of Metallica riffs in some of their songs. Terrorential were head banging while playing guitar. They used slow and fast tempos and there was moshing and head banging in the pit. The last song by Terrorential was The Trooper by Iron Maiden and all the metal horns went up in the air at the end of the song.

THE POOR

AUSSIE MADE

Next up was The Poor and you knew this was going to be one hell of a show! It was full of interaction, fun, craziness and new songs. They played songs including Poison, Ride and Tell Someone Who Cares. Skenie jumped the barrier, moshed on the dance floor, ran up to the back of the room and jumped on the merch table while singing, which created a energetic buzz through the whole room. The Poor are always a fantastic band to rock out with and you should definitely check them out at their next gig.

A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF BON JOVI

A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF BON JOVI

Next up was A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF BON JOVI, with powerhouse vocalists Virgina Lillye & Mark Furze, who you all may know as semi finalists on The Voice Australia last year! The backing band from Melbourne were The Headhunters, an accomplished group of Australian musicians led by Brazilian guitar maestro, Marcelo Machad. The Bon Jovi Tribute band belted out every single hit, we got to rock out to songs including: Lay Your Hands On Me, Runaway, It's my life, Bed of Roses and Livin' on a prayer. Make sure you get in for their final show in Melbourne on Friday night, for an awesome night of fun and rock!

KISSTERIA

KISSTERIA AND SISTERS DOLL

Next up was KISSTERIA, they performed the 70's era of KISS. We got to watch a show with full make-up, costumes and a stage presence that cannot be described. We got to listen to KISSTERIA play songs including Deuce, Love Gun, Shout It Out Loud, Detroit rock city and Black Diamond and man that set brought a punch to the stage! The last track of the night was Rock and Roll All Night, as the confetti cannon went off and the guitar got smashed on stage, the KISS Army watched in amazement and were sad to know it was the end of the night.

FRANKIE'S WORLD FAMOUS HOUSE BAND

FRANKIE'S WORLD FAMOUS HOUSE BAND

Next up was a Tribute to the legendary Eddie Van Halen. Eddie passed away on 6th of October 2020 and we got to watch a tribute to the most iconic guitarists in the world. A man who shaped generations and genres of music. Eddie Van Halen blew our minds.

LAMB OF GOD

LAMB OF GOD

Lamb of God have never played this album in full, so it was an amazing experience to watch. They also played their song Ashes of the Wake live for the first time and they smashed it.

THE DARKNESS

THE DARKNESS

The Darkness entertained everyone with slide guitars, smooth melody’s and acoustic plucking. As we watched The Darkness we got to see them perform their most well-known songs including “Growing On Me, I Believe In A Thing Called Love and One Way Ticket”. The sheer masterclass of guitar, bass and drums was amazing, it is what The Darkness is known for and what they do best.  

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

Hard Rock Legends, Corrosion of Conformity came played in Sydney Australia and New Zealand this week with Pepper Keenan who killed it on vocals. Pepper returned to the band in 2018's for their album "No Cross No Crown" which was a hit around the world.

 

Last night Corrosion Of Conformity played at the Crow Bar in Sydney to a packed room and wow did they put on a show. The lights went dim and Corrosion of Conformity walked on stage and the crowd cheered, the first song of the night "Seven Days" and they killed it.

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CATTLE DECAPITATION

Last night Cattle Decapitation played a killer set at The Factory Theatre and we got to headbang our hearts out. The mosh pit was full and we got to spend our valentines day doing the thing we love, listening to metal music live while enjoying the night with metalheads.

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GEOFF TATE

As Geoff Tate and his band walked on stage the room was buzzing with excitement. The lights went dark and the band walked on stage and started playing, Geoff walked on stage and stared singing the opening song of the night "I Remember Now" followed by "Anarchy-X and Revolution Calling". The fans cheered wanting more.

 

Geoff continued with "The Mission"and "Suite Sister Mary". As Emily Tate came on stage to help Geoff sing there was a roar of excitement and they put on one hell of a performance that you can't describe.

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ALESTORM

The best curse yet.

 

The Crystal Coconut definitely granted ALESTORM fans their wish: the visionary world travelers have officially entered the recording studio and will return with their upcoming album, Curse of the Crystal Coconut, to be released via Napalm Records in mid 2020. This release will mark the band’s sixth studio album, and promises new anthems bursting with the chaotic energy ALESTORM fans have come to love. Prepare yourself for a level of epic symphonic folk metal insanity that no other band on the high seas could ever aim to touch!

ROSS THE BOSS

ROSS THE BOSS REVIEW

Next up was Ross The Boss and you really have to see this album performed live in its completeness to appreciate how magnificent it is. The vocals were outstanding as usual and it was a great performance! The set was performed with versatility and melodic sounds. Not to mention the vocals were very aggressive at times with his amazing high-pitched screams and shrieks.

MICHAEL SWEET

MICHAEL SWEET REVIEW

Michael Sweets set was immaculate and his commentary between the songs was hilarious, he brought his fans into his world and gave us an entertaining night. We got to watch Michael perform songs including 'Lady’, ‘Soldiers Under Command’, ‘Calling on You’, ‘To Hell with the Devil’ and ‘Sing-Along Song’. The interaction between the fans and Michael was great. As the fans yelled out comments, Michael responded and laughed with everyone. Everyone was fully engaged and singing along to all the songs, it was quite a sight to see.

SOILWORK

SOILWORK REVIEW

The band we were all waiting to see was up next, as Soilwork came on stage the fans were excited beyond belief. Soilwork delivered abrasive hooks, amazing chorus, clean vocals and melodic death metal growls, which is a winning formula that we love.

 

As we ripped through the setlist we got to listen to songs including Arrival, Full Moon Shoals, Tongue, Stabbing the Drama and Stålfågel. Every song was delivered with relentless coarse percussion and guitar work. Soilwork definitely know how to write an extremly solid tracks

THE SISTERS OF MERCY

THE SISTERS OF MERCY REVIEW

The Sisters of Mercy played a killer setlist of 15 songs which include More, Crash and Burn, Something Fast, Vision Thing and This Corrosion, and they delivered every song with sharpness, precision, and punch. We got to rock out to a show full of dark drum-synth and heavy bass, and guitar lines, Under a wall of distortion. Their songs were incredibly catchy and everyone was in the zone. The Sisters of Mercy have a strong electronic element to their dark sound which truly makes this a unique act. 

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HELLFEST OPEN AIR

FC NANTES COMBINES WITH HELLFEST FOR THE LEAGUE CUP!

BUCKCHERRY

BUCKCHERRY & HARDCORE SUPERSTAR REVIEW

Buckcherry played their cover of ‘Head Like A Hole’ by Nine Inch Nails which was a nice surprise and is on their current album. Buckcherry also delivered the fan favorites "Say Fuck It, Gluttony and Crazy Bitch" which always spins an enjoyable experience on any Buckcherry show and showed us what they are made of.

Combichrist

COMBICHRIST REVIEW

As the music came across the speaker's everyone started dancing as they eagerly waited for Combishrist to rock. Combichrist took the stage they take no prisoners and delivered a brutal range of tracks that you couldn't even imagen. The live delivery was off the charts and was way beyond the recorded version. Combichrist delivered extreme vocals, powerful drums and took the guitar and bass playing to another level. 

DARK ANGEL

DARK ANGEL REVIEW

Dark Angel were up next and they delivered, speed, ripping and clawing solos and an amazing thrash voice, all delivered with a edgy manic charm of full metal. We got to watch Dark Angel put on a show full of killer bass and drums run and vicious vocals delivered in full metal spirit. The drum work was truely technical and insane. It was amazing to watch Dark Angel play songs including " Darkness Descends, The Promise of Agony and Time Does Not Heal" and every song was delivered with perfect precision.

CJ RAMONE

CJ RAMONE REVIEW

Next up was One of the last few surviving punk rockers, CJ Ramone! They put on a fun show full of hits. We got to watch them play " Let's Dance, Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment, I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend, and Blitzkrieg Bop”. As the fans danced the night away and sang at the top of their lungs You knew that everyone was having a fantastic time.

LA DISPUTE

LA DISPUTE REVIEW

We got to watch songs including "A Letter, New Storm, Woman, I See Everything and King Park" and every song was performed with crashing walls of guitars, bass, drums and lead vocals which made it a fantastic gig in it's own right. La Dispute definitely made sure the fans got a Hyper engaging and energetic set.

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DEVIN TOWNSEND REVIEW

Devin Townsends voice and guitar skills were impressive and he easily hit every note in perfect tone. His guitar skills were phenomenal and proved his talent through ambient guitar tones, heavy riffing, and tasty hooks. Devin can play anything from acoustic songs to Heavy Powercord Stabs. The lyrics refelceted his optimism and are unrelenting and a joy to listen to.

CRADLE OF FILTH

CRADLE OF FILTH REVIEW

Cradle of Filth was up next and as the melodic black metal band took to the stage to deliver heavy music, the crowd went wild! Their sound was incredible, with the occasional blasts and some orchestral and choir additions they performed to perfection.

DANKO JONES

DANKO JONES REVIEW

The blood went through our veins and the fire in our hearts as we watched this set, and it brought a sense of excitement to the fans. In fact nobody does it better than Danko Jones. We got to watch Danko Jones smash out twentyone songs and it was pure bliss. Danko played songs including "I Gotta Rock, I'm in a band, Forget My Name, Dance Dance Dance and My Little RnR" and evey song that was played was rated 11/10.

RIDE

RIDE REVIEW

Ride was up next and their first song of the night was Jump Jet, which proved to be a fantastic opener as the fans got into the full swing of the gig. Laurence Colbert transformed the set as he turned from a man into a machine. The whole band went into overdrive and performed a jaw-dropping set with perfect percussion to match the impressive vocals, Bass and guitar work. We got to watch Ride perform songs including "Dreams Burn Down, All I Want, Vapour Trail and Leave them all behing" and it was a fantastic and energetic show. Ride delivered instrumental shoegaze though an immaculate set which is arguably one of the best musical moments in rock. 

METAL CHURCH

METAL CHURCH REVIEW

The band of the night was up next, as music blasted through the speakers, everyone was eagerly waiting for Metal Church to come on. As the curtains opened and the stage lights lit up, a cheer of excitement came from the fans and we got to headbang to the first song "Damned If You Do". We continued the night with hard rock guitar chords, thick metal crunch bass, drums and vocals. Metal Church delivered great diversity in their playing technique as they ripped through their songs. 

STATIC-X

DOPE, STATIC-X & WEDNESDAY 13 REVIEW

A tripple header that could kill! Fuck what a fantastic line up for a gig at the Metro Theatre on Saturday night! We got to watch Dope, Wednesday 13 and Static-X play to a sold out venue on one bill and I don't think words do this show justice on how amazing it was. Not only was it a fantastic lineup, but it was also a tribute to Wayne Static who tragically passed away in 2014. 

DEVILDRIVER

DEVILDRIVER REVIEW

DevilDriver were up next and they had the crowd at their fingertips from the word go. We got to watch Dez smashing it on vocals, Mike Spreitzer and Neal Tiemann on guitars with Austin D’Amond on drums and Diego Ibarra on bass. Every song was as good as the last and they tore it up time and time again as they ripped through their set.

CALIGULA’S HORSE

CALIGULA'S HORSE REVIEW

Jim Grey shined as a singer during their set and delivered fantastic vocals. Sam Vallen played some feisty guitar with engaging changes and vibrant textures. Adrian, Dale, and Josh all played an amazing show full of energy and fun. Caligula's Horse put on a great show full of complex guitar work and unpredictable rhythmic shifts. If you haven't seen them live before, I recommend checking them out.