Category: Australian

Neon Heart

Neon Heart

Official Bio: “Put away the Laptop, There’s no computer music here!  Neon Heart are a five-piece, award-winning, guitar based, original rock band from Sydney. Their point of difference is their stage show; they engage with the audience, aren’t afraid to take chances, and make every gig memorable.  It’s hard to be unique when you’re a guitar based rock band in […]

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Verusive

Verusive

From Official Bio:  Verusive formed in 2010 on the Gold Coast, erupting onto the Australian music scene with their explosive live shows. With a fusion of formidable heavy-hitting sounds and commanding emotive vocals colliding in every energetic performance, Verusive deliver infectious rock with influences ranging from Paramore & Evanescence to Foo Fighters & Metallica. Verusive are re-releasing their debut EP […]

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Galactic Acid

Galactic Acid

From Official Bio:  Take your hair out, get a flask ready, and read on. If you blasted Black Label Society and W.A.S.P. simultaneously through two stereos and stood in the middle of an epic desert, you’d get exactly what you’re here to find out about, Galactic Acid. Instant hits on the scene early 2010, the band was quick to record […]

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Shadowqueen

Shadowqueen

Official Band Bio: Hailing from Melbourne, Australia’s music capital, SHADOWQUEEN is the original brainchild of Robbi Zana and Si Hopman who formed a solid musical connection from a history of performing live together.  With the addition of drummer, Alex Deegan in 2009, the rock trio powerhouse, ‘SHADOWQUEEN’, was born. ‘SHADOWQUEEN’ is a rock band that captures an irresistible blend of […]

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Our Last Enemy

Our Last Enemy

From Official Bio:  Our Last Enemy are the dark horses of Australia’s heavy music scene – if you haven’t heard the name yet, remember it – you’ll be hearing a lot of it very soon. A brutal live reputation for theatrically unpredictable shows has created a strong live following and unparalleled local buzz – Our Last Enemy are known for […]

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Gasoline Inc

Gasoline Inc

Official press release: “Brace yourself for Gasoline Inc! The band storm into 2012 with a dynamic new single The Wanted One.  With powerful melodies and driving guitar riffs, The Wanted One proves again the bands ability to write and produce well-crafted insatiable rock songs with universal appeal. Gasoline Inc have well and truly cut their teeth playing the pubs and […]

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Joe Matera

Joe Matera

For the majority of rock music fans here in Australia, at some point over the last decade or so, you are bound to have heard, read, or seen Joe Matera?  As lead guitarist with Aussie rockers Geisha during their re-emergence during 2007 to 2010 or as founding member of classic rock band Double Vision between 2003 to 2008.  As a […]

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The Lazys

The Lazys

From Biography:  The journey began in 2007 when the boys hit the road with fellow Central Coast band Something with Numbers. Quickly building a loyal fan base further national tours followed with The Lazys sharing the stage with bands such as Against Me (US), Hollywood’s Ms Juliette Lewis, UK’s The Answer and Aussie bands such as Gyroscope, The Living End, […]

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Nine Sons Of Dan

Nine Sons Of Dan

Official Bio (www.ninesonsofdan.com): “Fun, young and full of passion, Gold Coast, Australia rockers Nine Sons Of Dan have emerged from the masses, hailed by local radio stations as the “next big thing”. The praise from E-guide even goes as far as proclaiming these sons as the future of Australian rock. Forming in 2008 in the name of good times and […]

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Dawn Heist

Dawn Heist

Official bio: “Formed in 2010, Dawn Heist are a five piece band from Sydney, Australia brandishing their own unique style of metal infused with melodic synth/programming and accompanied with a driving vocal tone that sets the band apart from the norm and creating a definite need for more. Dawn Heist have recently been in the studio with ARIA nominated producer […]

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The Electro Kid

The Electro Kid

From Official Bio: The Electro Kid! (TEK) is a four piece Electro Power-Pop band from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Formed in January of 2010, TEK started as the solo project of Giles Higginson, slowly moving towards a full band throughout 2011 to incorporate Aden Bignell (Guitar), Luke Iles (Bass) and Tristan Higginson (Drums). Mixing elements of many different musical genres, […]

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Voyager

Voyager

From Official Bio: In the last few years, Australia’s VOYAGER have attained what can only be described as a worldwide cult following. Hailed as “one of the most original and daring groups on planet”, the band has battled geographical isolation to tour Europe twice, perform at ProgPower Europe 2006 and share stages with diverse acts like NIGHTWISH, STEVE VAI, SOILWORK […]

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Hatchet Dawn

Hatchet Dawn

Official bio (www.hatchetdawn.com) – “The HATCHET DAWN debut album bound from a signature spooky dark mixture of modern heavy rock, metal and alternative music to craft a sound known as toxic horror rock, along with a touch haunting graveyard class. “It is a unique feeling to be in a band so diverse in all aspects and has a vibe like […]

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Northlane

Northlane

Official band bio/press release: “Australian Hardcore is officially out of the bag. Once the nation’s best kept secret, the mainstream has been forced to take notice of the massive underground scene that has been taken to new heights both locally and internationally with the success of bands like Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction and Dream On Dreamer. And as the […]

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The Bride

The Bride

Band Bio from Official Press Release: “While the story of The Bride is somewhat long for a band at an average age of 20 years old, it’s become clear that it is more or less still beginning. From local shows and house parties, the band was formed in 2006 – they changed members, released a slew of EPs and split […]

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Melody Black

Melody Black

The name Melody Black may not be familiar to the majority of you, which incidentally is why we are featuring Melody Black as one of our “best things you’ve never heard”, however those who have kept even just a casual interest in the hard rock scene in Australia over the last 20 odd years will certainly be familiar with bands […]

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Sunset Riot

Sunset Riot

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Sunset Riot have spent the last few years forging their reputation as an explosive live act with an arsenal of big riffs and even bigger ambitions.  But unlike many who crash and burn, these ambitions in Sunset Riot’s case are matched with an ability to deliver some kick ass ROCK and a work ethic that has […]

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King Cannons

King Cannons

“I just think that people are really hanging out for something that you can tap your feet to and relate to and get some kind of tingly feeling from, that’s what I love about music and there’s very little in new music that’s doing that for me at the moment so I’m trying to rectify that situation.” From Bio: The […]

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New Empire

New Empire

“Over the past kind of five years everything’s been slowly moving up step by step and moving forward and the release of this new album has just taken everything to the next level.” From Bio:  If it was hard to ignore New Empire before, it’s impossible now. The runaway rock outfit have already clocked up a stellar 2011 with national […]

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Heaven The Axe

Heaven The Axe

Heaven The Axe will be supporting Crashdiet in Melbourne on their upcoming Aussie tour kicking off on October 20th, 2011 (check tour details below) and we thought it was a perfect time to introduce the band to you, our fine readers! Official bio: Heaven The Axe is a 5-piece hard rock band originating from rural Australia, who have just released […]

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Diamond Sins

Diamond Sins

Diamond Sins will be supporting Crashdiet in Melbourne on their upcoming Aussie tour kicking off on October 20th, 2011 (check tour details below) and we thought it was a perfect time to introduce the band to you, our fine readers! Official bio: Diamond Sins are a deathpunk quartet hailing from Adelaide, Australia.  The band formed as a rock band that […]

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The Dirty Love

The Dirty Love

Band bio: “The Deep Southern Rock n Rollers The Dirty Love are back in 2011 with a Debut Album under their belt and are ready to tear the roof off a venue near you. Brothers Aaron, Mitch & Matt Damon..and brothers from another mother Aaron and Hank Richards have just completed tracking their new record ‘Black and White’ at Melbournes […]

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Spitfire Rain

Spitfire Rain

Band Bio: “Spitfire Rain are a new Melbourne based band, fronted by the mercurial Suzani Rain. Roaring,dynamic guitars lock in with the big block rhythm section, providing the backbone for Suze’s distinctive vocals and super sized melodies. Taking the DNA of great Australian acts such as The Divinyls,The Baby Animals and Rick Springfield then welding it to their unique songwriting […]

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Destroy She Said

Destroy She Said

Big, fat, chunky, pounding riffs, screaming solos, raw as razorblades vocals and a style of rock that upkeeps the tradition of the true Aussie pub rock pioneers such as Rose Tattoo, The Angels and AC/DC.  That in a nutshell is the style of rock that Destroy She Said hit us with on Music For Muscle Cars.  In the bands own […]

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Greenthief

Greenthief

If big riffing acts like Muse and Silversun Pickups appeal, check these guys out. – Richard Kingsmill (Triple J) Greenthief is a 3-piece alternative rock band hailing from Brisbane and only 3 years young, the band have not wasted any time spreading their word and music up and down the East coast of Australia crashing the indie scene with a […]

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Diamond Eye

Diamond Eye

Australia is really starting to show the world that they can produce bands of an amazing calibre, many of them could stand toe to toe with the big boys and give them a run for their money.  We feel that Diamond Eye is one of those bands.  As they’ve coined their music ‘Stadium Rock at its finest…’ and with a […]

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River Of Snakes

River Of Snakes

Official bio: “River of Snakes is a heavy Alternative-Rock band that writhes with venomous noise, wild lead breaks and a pulsating full blooded beat. Their sound is essentially straight ahead primal rock’n’roll, but it is tempered with shards of darkness, feedback/noise, dynamics and melodic punk-pop. Raul Sanchez best known for his role as guitarist in Magic Dirt and Midnight Woolf, […]

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Redcoats

Redcoats

Official Bio: As with most musical endeavors, Redcoats started in a suburban lounge room back in 2007. Rhys and Andrew, who travelled through primary and high school together, were later joined by vocalist Emilio. They gradually worked their way from the lounge room into the thriving Melbourne live scene. In 2009, Neil moved from the country town of Bendigo and landed […]

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White Widdow

White Widdow

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, White Widdow return with their second album, Serenade, only the best part of a year since their debut.  Retaining the same keytastic and unashamedly 80’s sound of their first album, Serenade does however cover more stylistically under the broad spectrum of AOR and melodic rock.  The album was recorded at Solid State Studios in Melbourne, Australia and […]

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Electrik Dynamite

Electrik Dynamite

Official Bio: There once was a time where ‘heavy metal’ was not about how low your tuning was, how brutal your vocals were or how much double kick action the drummer could belt out. Once upon a time, heavy metal encompassed more – the passion, the conviction, belief in the god of metal… oh, and the hair! That time was the […]

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