Industry Reviews

Q&A with Melbourne Music Bank ambassador, Ella Hooper

Q&A with Melbourne Music Bank ambassador, Ella Hooper

Melbourne Music Bank is a community-driven initiative offering aspiring artists a chance to break into the music industry. Local musicians and bands are encouraged to submit a song inspired by Melbourne. On offer is a career-making prize including two days of recording at Sing Sing Studios, a video clip by filmmaker Wilk, live gigs, album artwork along with 500 CDs, PR and marketing advice and […]

Maggie Sapet (VIC)

August 5th, 2014

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Good Times: Celebrating 50 years of Albert Productions

Good Times: Celebrating 50 years of Albert Productions

  ‘Good Times: Celebrating 50 years of Albert Productions’ Deluxe Edition  Includes two unreleased tracks from the Alberts archives    There have been frantic times and quiet times over the last 50 years but the Good Times continue to roll at Alberts.  2014 marks the 50th year of one of Australia’s most iconic and respected record labels, Albert Productions. Alberts and Sony Music Australia are […]

Dave Bruce

August 3rd, 2014

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LAST SUMMER IN LIVE MUSIC – A Photographic exhibition

LAST SUMMER IN LIVE MUSIC – A Photographic exhibition

Here is an event that you don’t want to miss. The inaugural edition (that’s the first) of an annual exhibition where 12 of Sydney’s most seasoned Music Photographers come together to showcase their unique perspective on the Summer music festival scene in Sydney is about to occur.   THEIR MISSION STATEMENT Sydney has a vibrant music scene. It’s our job as Music Photographers to show […]

Dave Bruce

May 14th, 2014

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Ennui Breathes Malice Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for “IRE”

Ennui Breathes Malice Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for “IRE”

Long-time underground Deathcore favorites Ennui Breathes Malice have launched a crowdfunding campaign for their next full-length album IRE. Fan favorite Ronix is back on vocals and the rewards go from a digital copy of the album or one of Canty’s personal guitars to having one of EBM’s infamously ludicrous song titles named after you. From the Indigogo page: “EBM fully and successfully self-funded the release […]

Jake Ewings

April 1st, 2014

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Interview: WIL WAGNER from THE SMITH STREET BAND

Interview: WIL WAGNER from THE SMITH STREET BAND

Recently, Joel Hargreaves from AMN was lucky enough to catch up with The Smith Street Band’s front-man Wil Wagner and talk about their recent tour of America, upcoming slot at Push Over Festival and what else 2014 holds for the band…   Joel – I know you have been back in Australia for over a month now, but was the American Tour with Frank Turner […]

Joel

February 5th, 2014

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My Life With Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll-  David Ellefson

My Life With Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock & Roll- David Ellefson

David “Junior” Ellefson is a man in a unique position.  As Megadeth’s bassist, not only has he experienced and witnessed first hand the birth, explosion and subsequent implosion of the thrash metal phenomenon, he’s been exposed to some of music’s biggest egos, been a fly on the wall during some of metal’s nastiest feuds, toured the world many times over, struggled with serious addictions and […]

Stewart Hall

January 3rd, 2014

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Stew’s Top Ten Albums Of 2013

Stew’s Top Ten Albums Of 2013

Yes, it’s that time of year again; when objectivity goes out the window and I select my esteemed top ten albums of the year.  Forget chin stroking analysis, these are the albums which made my hair stand on end… gave me goosebumps… made me belt out the lyrics and madly air-drum/air-guitar with impunity! So, without further ado… 10) CARCASS –  SURGICAL STEEL The British grindcore […]

Stewart Hall

December 2nd, 2013

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Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen

Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen

Yeah, you knew Al was crazy… but did you know he was THIS crazy? The announcement of this autobiography came as something of a surprise (albeit a welcome one) to most.  “Uncle Al” has been notoriously evasive of the media over his incredible career, offering very few interviews and, to be frank, given his behavioural unpredictability, I’m sure many an interviewer would have baulked at […]

Stewart Hall

November 22nd, 2013

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Interview:  Joey Cape from Bad Astronaut

Interview: Joey Cape from Bad Astronaut

INTERVIEW WITH JOEY CAPE FROM BAD ASTRONAUT by Joel Hargreaves Joel: So Joey, you’re back down under for the first time since touring with your punk band Lagwagon late last year, are you excited to be back? Joey: Yeah, I love it here. It’s always a very pleasant place and an easy place to tour. I’ve made a lot of good friends here over the […]

Joel

October 21st, 2013

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MOJO JUNCTION – A Creative Intersection

MOJO JUNCTION – A Creative Intersection

Mojo Junction is not your average music website. Born from an idea inspired by the multicolored touring experiences of Melbourne touring artist and producer, Aurora Jane, Mojo Junction is a creative online portal—where music, food, culture and travel features intersect.   Leaking the idea to Rolling Stone India during their 2012 tour, Jane explained “Mojo Junction will be a creative lifestyle website, a point where […]

Dave Bruce

October 16th, 2013

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