Snap Scene: Alice in Chains at Download Festival, Paramatta Park. 9th March 2019

March 14, 2019 Mandy Hall

Over the course of their remarkable career, Alice In Chains have garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions. They remain one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time. Touring in support of recently released album ‘Rainer Fog’ which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. The album, which is the band’s first in five years, has been drawing rave reviews from fans and critics alike, with Kerrang! writing, “it’s prime Alice In Chains and the work of a band still managing to hit new peaks of their powers.”Uproxx wrote that the album “boasts undeniable energy and rhythm,” Loudwire praised the band for “still making music that holds up to their legacy” andQ Magazine lauded the quartet for “juggling power and poignancy like masters.” […]

Snap Scene: Polaris at Download Festival, Paramatta Park. 9th March 2019

March 14, 2019 Mandy Hall

2018 is the year that Sydney five-piece, Polaris have cemented their place in the global scene among Australia’s most elite heavy music exports with a metalcore torch held high in their hands. In January, they toured with seminal down-under heavy heroes Parkway Drive and a show-stealing appearance at their second Unify Gathering. They have slapped a sold-out sign on all three of their Australian headline tours this year including their most recent national tour headlining their biggest shows to date. […]

Snap Scene: I Prevail at Download Festival, Paramatta Park. 9th March 2019

March 14, 2019 Mandy Hall

Certain moments in life change everything. The trajectory splinters, and there’s no turning back. Detroit post-hardcore outfit I Prevail, are no strangers to this experience. After the release of the band’s 2014 debut EP, Heart vs. Mind, nothing would ever be the same. The EP moved over 100,000 copies as the band toured with the likes of Hollywood Undead and Crown The Empire. […]

Snap Scene: Airborne at Download Festival, Paramatta Park. 9th March 2019

March 14, 2019 Mandy Hall

The scrappy upstarts from Warrnambool – a country town about 3 hours from Melbourne, announced their arrival with 2007’s ‘Runnin’ Wild’, one of the most talked-about and best-reviewed debuts in recent hard rock history. Metal Hammer handed them a Golden Gods Award for Best Debut Album and Classic Rock rightly hailed them Best New Band. Airbourne further marked their territory with the jaw-dropping follow up ‘No Guts. No Glory’ cracking the Top 40 in the UK, the Top 20 in Australia and Billboard’s Top 200. […]

Snap Scene: War on Women at Download Festival, Paramatta Park. 9th March 2019

March 14, 2019 Mandy Hall

Baltimore co-ed feminist hardcore-punk band War On Women were born screaming at the world, formed in 2011 from a solid foundation of driving riffs and in your face vocals that attack the listener both sonically and lyrically! Penning catchy and confrontational songs that touch on rape culture, street harassment, the gender wage gap, transphobia, and other vitally pertinent social issues. They have been touring relentlessly since the release of their debut self-titled full LP in 2015. War On Women are neither a crew of young bucks nor a contagion of seasoned legends. They don’t fit neatly into metalloid machismo or hulking hardcore tropes. They have nothing to prove, and there’s nothing more delightfully dangerous than that. […]

Scene News: Not A Boys Name Shares New Single & Video ‘Cut It Off’

March 14, 2019 Scene News

‘Cut It Off’ was written and produced by NOT A BOYS NAME, aka Dave Jenkins Jr, with additional recording from Simon Berkelman (Philadelphia Grand Jury) and Chris Collins (Tigertown, Skeggs, Gang Of Youths) on mix duties. A well-known and sort after multi-instrumentalist, Dave recorded all the instruments on his second single with additional lead guitar performed by Kirin J Callinan. Beau Golden on Hammond organ and Rosie Fitzgerald (I Know Leopard) on backing vocals. […]

Scene News: Record Store Day 2019

March 14, 2019 Scene News

For an incredible 12th time, Record Store Day will be once again celebrated on the same date around the world. Set for Saturday 13 April more than 180 indie music stores around Australia will throw open their doors to live music, DJs spinning the vinyl, treasure hunts, parties, barbecues, coffee carts, face painting and, of course, the legendary vinyl crate digging. […]

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