• Mike D of Killswitch Engage

    Mike D of Killswitch Engage

    “Australian audiences pay attention to bands that don’t necessarily make it over too much and I feel like they pour their heart and soul into that dancefloor when you do finally make it over. We’ve been fortunate enough to be over a few times and every time feels like the first time…” From Release: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE re-defined heavy metal with the […]

  • Andrew McMahon of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

    Andrew McMahon of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

    “I think because I was writing a lot of the record while I was working the first Wilderness record and the fact that so much of that process was a new adventure, it was a big risk I think stepping away from Jack’s Mannequin and taking time off and then jumping into this project. So I wanted to capture some […]

  • Damon Johnson of Black Star Riders

    Damon Johnson of Black Star Riders

    “We work very fast together, there’s no ego, there’s a lot of mutual respect, there’s a lot of knowledge and just a real passion for music, again, all genres of music and all the elements that we like, so we’re looking forward to a long relationship together…” From release: There’s a beautiful purity to the finest rock ‘n’ roll, a […]

  • Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth

    Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth

    “Some shows are more special than others like in Australia they’re energetic shows and people are getting into it and you can tell that they’re enjoying listening to the music you know. So it’s a great feeling walking on stage, adrenaline. It’s a treat really.” From Release: The evolution of OPETH as a band is wondrous, witnessing spine-tingling music which […]

  • Ben Barlow of Neck Deep

    Ben Barlow of Neck Deep

    “The fact that I am living my actual dream is the best thing about it, and every aspect of that is everything I ever wanted, I haven’t lost sight of what my dreams and aspirations are, I’m still very grounded, I still appreciate and respect everybody, none of us have let an ego go to our heads at all…” From […]

  • Mark Holcomb of Periphery

    Mark Holcomb of Periphery

    “…we’ve always had a superb comradery as far as touring and hanging out, we’ve never been a band to go at each other’s throats just from being around each other, but being creative especially as every single band member is a song writer which we are and we all contribute greatly, being creative in a group environment can be pretty […]

  • Joel & Ryan O’Keeffe of Airbourne (Video Interview)

    Joel & Ryan O’Keeffe of Airbourne (Video Interview)

    “We have just had our head down and we’ve been just not looking back, looking around, we’ve just been going, but the crowds have been singing all the words and they’ve been loving it and that’s been the good thing…” While on tour and in Sydney we sat down with Joel and Ryan O’Keeffe of Airbourne to talk about touring, […]

  • Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six

    Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six

    “…our mission statement for every record from the start has always been that we don’t want to make the same record that we just made and with ‘Cavalier Youth’ not that there’s any sense of regret but there are some things we would’ve done differently…” Now a decade into their career, the five friends who form You Me At Six […]

  • Paul Mahon of The Answer

    Paul Mahon of The Answer

    “It is seen as a ‘departure’ but for us it is a ‘progression’. There are certainly much darker themes and arrangements on Solas and the production and playing is very different to our normal rock n roll approach. We used our home studio much more and embarked on a journey of experimentation without being necessarily too worried about following the […]

  • Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball

    Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball

    “It’s weird because we’re all between twenty three and twenty five years old, so the last five years of our lives have been a really crucial growing up period, or at least it would’ve been if we had normal jobs or something *laughs* but it’s been crazy for all of us to have to start dealing with real life grown […]

  • Javier Reyes of Animals As Leaders

    Javier Reyes of Animals As Leaders

    “I think there’s always a population of people who are fans of technical music or seeing someone excel at music, I think that bands that are able to do that and also write catchy music is slightly different from the Satriani’s and the Vai’s who are inherently guitar centric which is the focus, for us we’re still trying to compose […]

  • Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless

    Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless

      “It could take six years to write one song or magic could happen in five minutes, you never really know and that’s why it’s a weird thing but it’s the most rewarding thing because there is no better feeling than finishing a good song and sitting back and going ‘wow I made that, this is something from nothing’ it’s […]

  • James Michael of SIXX:A.M.

    James Michael of SIXX:A.M.

    “…you and I spend so much of our day now hearing how rock is dead or rock is going through changes and the reality is that it’s not, it’s actually a resurgence and you’re right I think people are coming to rock music now for a sense of salvation now, for a sense of hope and SIXX:A.M. is the perfect […]