From the stifling far-western suburbs of Sydney to swaggering and straddling stages around the world as both musician and comedian, Steve Hughes has always been searching for something. As the drummer for Slaughter Lord, Mortal Sin, Presto and Naxzul he helped the burgeoning extreme metal underground find a foothold on these barren shores as it […]Read More The Long Dark Night of the Saxon Patch- An Interview with Steve Hughes.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Japanese launch of the Sega Dreamcast, Sega’s ill-fated parting dream and final glimpse of last gasp, wide eyed, wide screen blue skies. In maudlin celebration, let’s take a look at their last desperate days as a hardware manufacturer and dream of what might have been. This article was […]Read More I have a Dream(cast)
By a scorched and blackened mile, the late 80’s and early 90’s were the most exciting period in the history of the deformed bastard families of extreme metal. From out of the crypt, twisted new genres bloomed and evolved as a deluge of landmark releases found their way onto vinyl after years of demo tapes, […]Read More Living Dead – An Interview with Entombed A.D.
Emerging out of the bustle and grime of New York City in 1981, Sonic Youth Sketched out an entirely new blueprint for where Post Punk soundscapes might evolve. Marrying Noise, Drone and Pop elements, they forged a pioneering sound and aesthetic across a series of ground-breaking albums and live performances throughout the 80’s 90’s and […]Read More Teenage Death Riot 69 – An Interview with Thurston Moore
When the New York Dolls splintered in an explosion of mascara and recrimination it was a prophecy fulfilled. Too much, too soon. But in their wake they left a legion. From Television, to The Ramones, Blondie and their Bowery ilk, there was no lack of fuel to fill that wasted void as the New York […]Read More Too Much Junkie Business – an interview with legendary Heartbreakers guitarist Walter Lure
Forty years is a long time. Forty times around the sun. Ideas and movements rise and fall, technology transforms us, culture squirms and dances on, splintering and reforming yogic and mercurial as the world becomes scarcely recognisable in the interim. For an album to linger in the public consciousness for such a span it needs […]Read More Extracting Wasps from Stings in Flight -An(other) interview with David J Haskins.
There’s a chill wind on King Street but a warmth in the bossom of the Leadbelly. A soft glow permeates the murmuring current and soft clink of glasses as H O T E L emerge. Refugees from the good ship Terza Madre with some new friends in tow. Sung in the Queen’s English this time, […]Read More H O T E L – Live at Leadbelly 12-07-18