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dUSK
06-06-2005, 03:57 AM
Recently I've been quite impressed by a couple of Australian artists, and I feel it's time to start introducing these groups to the rest of musicianforums. However, I realise I actually know very little about some of the up and coming musicians that are currently working down under, and I feel we could all do with hearing a few more Aussie artists.

So here we will use this thread to introduce great Aussie acts to each other, but, in order for this to work properly we should have some guidelines.

Thread Guidlines - Please Read

1. If you are going to introduce a new artist, be sure to make it a high quality post. For example, check out one of the forums Featured Artists. These are always produced to a high standard, and if you can produce something similiar (not as in depth) to that it would be great. Also, a dodgy post will probably mean a great band will be overlooked, and you wouldn't want to risk that.

2. If a band is currently being discussed, please do not introduce a new spotlight band. As many of these groups will only be small time, it's more than likely that discussion will not continue for long periods of time. If a post goes unanswered for a day or two, please introduce your artist at this point. By doing this you will ensure each user/artist has had an oppurtunity to be recognised.

3. Do not simply list Australian bands.

4. Please be willing to share a few uploads so we all get an idea of how each group sounds.

5. If you are not an Aussie, please don't hesitate to post up something on a good Aussie act. New Zealand artists are also welcome.

So, lets hope this works. :)

The Red Paintings

The Band (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/G_Mac07/TheRedPaintingsLiveatSkinnys28-05-0501.jpg):
Guitar and Lead Vocals - Trash McSweeney
Bass - Jasmine Ebeling
Drums - Leigh Doolan
Violin and Backing Vocals - Ella Stancombe
Wayne Jennings - Chello

The Red Paintings are a 5 piece group who have described their own sound as "Orchestrated Sci-fi Art rock", and I couldn't find a better way to describe them myself. Hailing from Brisbane, they have just release a 7 track EP entitled Walls, and a set to be making their way around the country. If you get the chance, I suggest you go and see them. I saw a free gig they did and it was great, which has left me imagining how amazing one of their actual gigs must be (They apparently have quite an interesting stage show, proving they are artists both musically and visually).

Discography:
Angel Flummox [EP] - Released 1999
Reality [Ahead of Schedule] [EP] - Released 2000
Cinema Love LP - Released 2002
Rain [Single] - Released 2004
Your Tears Are Warning Signs - Released 2004
Walls [EP] - Released 2005

Of all their releases, I myself only have Your Tears Are Warning Signs, which is really quite good. It's an acoustic album released with only 3 band members appearing (no Drummer or Bassist). It's different, but great at the same time. To state the obvious, it makes the Strings a lot more prominent, which reflects the mood of the music very well. From what I've heard of the other albums (they all have something available to download on the official website), everything seems to have a similiar sound. Don't be put off by that statement, although the songs are similiar, they do not become stale. I'll stop rambling now so you can give this group a listen :thumb:

http://www.theredpaintings.com

Uploads from Your Tears Are Warning Signs
The Red Paintings - The Revolution Is Never Coming (http://s14.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=19I1N84EIUGWT3QYLKCP98XSNR)
The Red Paintings - The Fall of Rome (http://s14.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2ASO2VSLD9HT53L3UHEAHV1LSR)
The Red Paintings - Dead Children (http://s14.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0WPS2YJ070HWC05RQA3I4LB4YW)
The Red Paintings - Rain (http://s14.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=30SQUBSQQHPWT38Z72INAIEOEI)
Tracks from Other Releases (http://www.theredpaintings.com/v2/mp3s.htm)





Past Spotlight Artists

1. The Red Paintings
2. Cog (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8171620&postcount=26)
3. The Berserker (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8182339&postcount=34)
4. Snap To Zero (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8205444&postcount=42)
5. Colditz Glider (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8212614&postcount=46)
6. The Butterfly Effect (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8214128&postcount=47)
7. Hobb's Angel Of Death (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8218092&postcount=54)
8. Gus & Frank (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8241740&postcount=61)
9. Japunga (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8250642&postcount=62)
10. Fall Of Reason (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8255378&postcount=67)
11. Melodyssey (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8279046&postcount=71)
12. 8 Foot Sativa (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8291077&postcount=76)
13. Skyhooks (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8916365&postcount=77)
14. The Living End (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8923577&postcount=85)
15. The Myriad (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8924826&postcount=88)
16. Karnivool (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8936371&postcount=89)
17. Dungeon (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8970750&postcount=90)
18. The John Butler Trio (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9004571&postcount=102)
19. Deströyer 666 (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9100229&postcount=119)
20. Wolfmother (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9131536&postcount=124)
21. Powderfinger (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9161829&postcount=129)
22. Vanishing Point (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9188567&postcount=137)
23. Windchase (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9219725&postcount=149)
24. Five Star Prison Cell (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9326909&postcount=169)
25. Sunk Loto (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9511121&postcount=190)
26. Headkase (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9886666&postcount=207)


Useful Links

Gig Guide: November '05 (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=398009)
Gig Guide: December '05 (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=408761)
Brismetal.com - The Brisbane Heavy Metal Scene (http://www.brismetal.com/)

Apocalyptic Raids
06-06-2005, 04:41 AM
Cool thread idea, I might do one a little later.

StreetlightRock
06-06-2005, 05:08 AM
I'm hella busy ATM, but mabye tomorrow ill do something on the John Butler Trio or the Screaming Jets.

DVG.

dUSK
06-06-2005, 05:08 AM
That would be great. Hopefully thats how this thread will turn out, and therefore we will all benefit from it. Did you give The Red Paintings a listen? Thoughts?

Please be aware of the 2nd guideline, or else I believe this will just become another thread where various band names are posted. We can do better than that. :)

/calls dibs on Cog for the future

gaslight
06-06-2005, 05:42 AM
This is a very good idea, I would like to help out in it, but I don't know how much time I will get to write up detailed accounts of the artists I like.

I'll try though :).

stoned_rat
06-06-2005, 05:58 AM
shotgun/dibs for sunk loto
....when i get around to it

stoned_rat
06-06-2005, 05:59 AM
....waits for someone to dib acdc

dUSK
06-06-2005, 06:03 AM
Please use the edit button. And please don't post just to call dibs. The point of this thread is to post your article when there is a slow period in the thread (at least a day or two where the previous post goes unanswered), and then let people discover and discuss.

Is anyone bothering to give The Red Paintings a listen? I'm yet to hear anyone who's heard them say they don't like them.

blueyxd
06-06-2005, 06:05 AM
I might revioew my old mates Melodyssey some time

Ulysses
06-06-2005, 06:19 AM
This thread comes at a great time, I just bought a book for $10 called "The Who's Who of Australian Rock Music", its pretty comprehensive aswell encompassing information about death metal bands such as Astriaal , underground rock and avant-garde bands and just general rock groups, most of which I have never even heard of.

Trooper
06-06-2005, 06:24 AM
....waits for someone to dib acdc

AC/DC are only partially Australian. Angus and Malcolm are Scottish (born in Glasgow I think). And we all know we think of Angus when we think AC/DC.

mick7
06-06-2005, 07:06 AM
^^^I'm Australian and go every weekend to see the awesome live/local scene and I can tell you a few bands worth going to check out.

- Spiderbait
- Frenzal Rhomb
- Dallas Crane
- Blood Duster
- Superjesus
- Silverchair (you should know them)
also try Tommy Emmanuel an awesome Aussie guitarist that blows the mind!

Hope that helps! :D

Hevy Tred
06-06-2005, 07:10 AM
SilverChair... but they suck :)

mick7
06-06-2005, 07:20 AM
Silverchair are awesome mate, I saw them at the Big Day Out and was absolutely blown away!

Try:

- Israels son
- Blind
- Madman and
- The Door

dUSK
06-06-2005, 07:21 AM
Please read the first post!! I don't want random band names thrown into this thread.

Apocalyptic Raids
06-06-2005, 08:08 AM
Silverchair came from my highschool :D

3rdplanet
06-06-2005, 08:30 AM
The Red Paintings are fantastic from what I leeched from a Forced Listening thread and got from their website, thanks for these uploads.

I could try and do a Crowded House post but I bet everyone already knows them.

/hopes this post isn't against the rules

dUSK
06-06-2005, 08:37 AM
No 3rdplanet thats pretty much what I'm looking for. At least you mentioned the current band, and it's good to see you like them. I haven't been able to stop listening to them for the last couple of weeks, and their lyrics are really growing on me lately. Are you in Australia?

Chu
06-06-2005, 09:38 AM
I could prolly do a review of Xavier Rudd if you like?
If you are Australian, and don't know who he is, check him out.

blueyxd
06-06-2005, 09:51 AM
The Red Paintings are nice people, the singer is so easy to talk to. I've seen them 4 times this year and... it seems they've become a bit of a talking point round these parts.

G_Mac's enthusiasm towards them here, with good responses. Plus three 10/10's in a row in Forced Listenings of a song of theirs... now that's a good sign.

gaslight
06-06-2005, 09:57 AM
Yeah, I really liked what I could download off their Website, is that what all their songs are like?

dUSK
06-06-2005, 10:13 AM
gaslight, from what I've heard so far their songs all have that kind of feel to it. However, each song is still unique enough in my opinion to prevent it from becoming stale.

blue, I've heard they are really nice people. It may have been you that told me, but in case it wasn't, a few underage people showed up at their gig one night. Usually these kids would be turned away by security, but instead The Red Paintings came out and met them, played a song or two acoustically and then went back to their business. Now thats dedication to your fans.

gaslight
06-06-2005, 10:17 AM
Oh, I just mean most of what I downloaded was primarily acoustic guitar and violin parts, do they often do full band style arrangements, or go into the electric guitars?

dUSK
06-06-2005, 10:24 AM
I'm unsure about that, but I assumed they would generally play with the full band arrangement. On You Tears Are Warning Signs they made it sound as though it was out of the ordinary for them to not have Drums/Bass, but I thought that the acoustic guitar was generally what they used. Blue should be able to clear this up for us anyway.

blueyxd
06-07-2005, 05:11 AM
Oh, I just mean most of what I downloaded was primarily acoustic guitar and violin parts, do they often do full band style arrangements, or go into the electric guitars?They usually do the full band thing, the songs G_Mac put up are just from an acoustic recording. Live shows sometimes are with acoustic guitar, sometimes with electric, depends where they play really, but it's mostly the full band that plays.

Also, they're on tour at the moment playing the east coast and Adelaide, so check their website if you're interested.

dUSK
06-08-2005, 07:41 AM
cog

Cog are a 3 piece Hard Rock group with a progressive influence, who are currently based in Bondi, Australia. Over the last two years I have really grown respect for these guys. Although they are not technically brilliant, each memeber of the band gells together very well. They seem to attract they same audience as Tool, and their live shows are where they really excel. As I'm terrible at describing music, have a look at the JV review posted by blueyxd, a link is in the Discography

The Band:
Guitar and Lead Vocals - Flynn Gower
Drums, Samples and Backing Vocals - Lucius Borich
Bass and Backing Vocals - Luke Gower

A Short History:
Cog first formed in 1998 before taking on the local venues along the East Australian coast. In 2001 they were eventually signed, and began work on what was to be an album entitled "Just Visiting". However, due to finacial constraints, they periodically released the two Just Visiting EP's. This, along with the release of Open Up led to quite a dedicated fan base being formed. This was consolidated over the next two years.By mid 2004 the group had begun negotiations with larger record labels, and were signed to indepentant record label, Difrnt Music. After a few false starts, the group left for the US to record their Debut Album with Sylvia Massy (Tool, SOAD, REM), which was finally released on April 12, 2005. They have since seen success here in Australia, and are looking to secure an overseas tour some time in the near future. These guys are definately worth a listen, The New Normal had me hooked in almost the same way Tool's Lateralus did when I first heard it.

Discography:
Just Visiting Part One [EP] (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?albumid=1061) - Released February 2002
Just Visiting Part Two [EP] (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?albumid=1061) - Released September 2002
Open Up [Single] - Released March 2003
The New Normal - Released April 2005

Give these guys a listen, I doubt you will regret it.


Uploads

Just Visiting Part One

Cog - Bondi (http://s4.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1SMEKMSX2SU8E3APNMPH493F8L)
Cog - Moo (http://s4.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2WGLKXHJLZ47A1PCIHYK6OA3OF)

Just Visiting Part Two

Cog - Stretch (http://s4.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1OCA9NS38BO7I1VV1ADA8HBASM)
Cog - Just Visiting (http://s4.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=116FRHK78TU2M0DWNPBTSB883W)

The New Normal

Cog - Real Life (http://s4.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0VRUWV74XTRQB3AHVC5E41XFYW)
Cog - The Spine (http://s4.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3UJFOX29PPPS51N4W1DTCRENDW)
Cog - Naming The Elephant (http://s4.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=35STGOG37K8P5233JQGVTQ2Y0C)

http://www.cog.com.au

PeEpHoLe_10
06-08-2005, 08:16 AM
My mate has The New Normal. I thinks its pretty good. There seems to be something missing though, not sure what. I guess i will just have to give it more time, cos' they have potential IMO.

Riva
06-08-2005, 08:18 AM
Great thread, Greg. I'll consider doing a few after exams are over.

experi_metal
06-08-2005, 08:26 AM
Silverchair came from my highschool :D

ooooh, another Novocastrian :D

Apocalyptic Raids
06-08-2005, 08:30 AM
ooooh, another Novocastrian :D
:eek:

:D

Jackle Chan da man
06-08-2005, 09:07 AM
Nathan Gaunt

Hes a guitarist from Perth, WA. He has won the WAMI (west australian music industry) award for best guitarist twice and he has a really good voice too. He either plays solo or with his band the Blackeyed Dogs. the band consists of
Sam Gaunt - Bass Guitar
Ross Warren - Piano, Keyboards
Mikey Dean-Smith - Drums & Percussion
he has been playing in bars around perth for about 5 years.
His music is a sort of acoustic/folk/pop stuff but there are a few blues numbers and songs songs he wrote in india. His album doesn't really do him justice as a guitar player with the execption of yatra. he is amazing live and is a really nice person

he has 2 albums
escape + return (2004)
Circledreams (2000)

and a few EPs

Check out his website for some song files www.nathangaunt.com.au
i don't think this little peice does him justice, you really gotta check him out

experi_metal
06-08-2005, 10:21 PM
:eek:

:D

am a bit more west than Merewhether (sp?) though :cool:

mayonaise
06-08-2005, 11:06 PM
i really like silverchair. i guess i could do a little half assed thing on them:

Daniel Johns- guitar/vox
Chris Joannou-bass
Ben Gilles-drums/percussion

discography- Frogstomp (1995)
Freakshow (1997)
Neon Ballroom (1999)
Diorama (2002)

recommended downloads:

israel's son
tomorrow
suicidal dreams
slave
freak
abuse me
cemetary
anthem for the year 2000
ana's song
steam will rise
the greatest view
world upon your shoulders


someone else can do a bio. i'm friggin tired

experi_metal
06-09-2005, 05:10 AM
The Berzerker


Short Bio

Originally a solo DJ band entitled The Berzerker, Luke Kenny inspired to mix his speedcore beats with a death metal rhythm. Backed by Earache Records, he set out to Canada to seek help from SYL's Devin Townsend. But the results did not go in Kenny's favour. He returned home to Melbourne, with barely any bond money left. So he set up a studio in his then place of residence and proceeded to record. He recruited 3 men along the way, one of which is Sam (The Bassist) to record guitars & bass. The recording process was brutal, at times spending 10 hours perfecting a single riff. Due to the brutality and lack of experience from recording the first album, when time came for the 2nd, Luke had gained more knowledge and shortcuts to produce.

The Band
Vocals - The Berzerker
Guitar - The Guitarist
Bass - The Bassist
Drums - The Drummer

Releases

Speedcore
[1995] Archie Campbell
[1996] No (EP)
[1998] Inextricable Zenith (EP)
[2000] Broken (EP)

Death Metal
[1998] Demo's 1998
[1999] The Berzerker (w/ Bonus Disc)
[2002] Dissimulate

DVD
[2004] The Principles And Practices Of

Uploads

The Berzerker
Forever (http://s11.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0MZJKEJ6VSBR10BT58BS2VJ9SI)
Massacre (http://s11.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=19NHZIU8RV1KD1GQBQPPRZL15F)

Dissimulate
No One Wins (http://s15.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2V1WREHWTLFPI3MFGPYQ21VZ96)
Compromise (http://s15.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2IUPGN0RX2S5S02LF8KBY38M0K)

Broken
Inhale (http://s15.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2Z29VX00YB33Q3JSR386O8G6AN)

No
Koala, Fish, Mutant, Bird (http://s15.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2XFQ2LDMIJRL33QNU5TONERCOT)


It's probably still not 100%, but the samples are up now.

PeEpHoLe_10
06-09-2005, 05:14 AM
I have heard some songs and found the Bezerker very interesting. I might buy one of their cds next time Im in Utopia. Or the DVD, i heard its meant to be really good.

dUSK
06-09-2005, 07:05 AM
Nice post Experi_metal, I've been trying to look into the Berserker for a while now. I'm looking foward to hearing some of these uploads. :)

dUSK
06-10-2005, 12:05 AM
Anyone else got anything by The Berserker they could upload? I'd appreciate it a lot. Also, are these they same guys who have the crazy 19beats/second drummer or something? That'd be mad to see/hear.

bump :shifty:

experi_metal
06-10-2005, 12:12 AM
sorry it took so long to get the uploads up, i been in and out of the house all day

gaslight
06-10-2005, 12:14 AM
I might find time this weekend to do some posts for this thread :). I just need to find enough information.

dUSK
06-10-2005, 12:26 AM
sorry it took so long to get the uploads up, i been in and out of the house all day

No prob, thanks for supporting this thread. Will posts thoughts on Berserker soon.

EDIT: The Berserker don't seem bad at all. A lot of high tempo stuff, with that DJ influence still quite prominent. I prefer the Death stuff at the moment to, and after the first listen it sounds as though they will be a band that grows on me. :thumb:

EDIT #2: I just found some more Cog stuff, that isn't available for purchase. The first is a live track from early 2002, the second is a 14 minute version of their single, 'Open Up', and the third is 'Bondi', which came from the Pseudo Demo CD (recorded on an 8 track) which was limited to 200 copies. Here you go if you want it.

Cog - Paris Texas (Live 17/01/02 at The Bridge Hotel) (http://s10.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=21J01521VY4TE3OL0S91MAJ1M4)
Cog - Open Up (Live 17/08/02) (http://s10.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=19H2JP1RPSEXJ03A9AUS0DG2GM)
Cog - Bondi (From the Psuedo Demo) (http://s10.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1NVDE2K6YG7B30R797Y5C1LDOE)

SoLs
06-10-2005, 09:27 PM
Yea, The New normal is a pretty amazing album, really enjoyed the whole, except for maybe Naming The Elephant, but otherwise really solid album, plus they go off live :thumb:

Suprised no one has mentioned The Butterfly Effect yet....

Grunge_Man
06-11-2005, 12:46 AM
Snap to Zero

Band Members

Guitar / Vocals: Sam Morrison
Bass: Sebastian Bohm
Drums: Sam Carpenter

Heavy, groove-orientated, alternative rock music. The music revolves around spaced-out and delayed guitars, twisted chunk riffs and fat creamy bass over tight, solid drums. Hip hop tinged vocals incorporate melodies and screaming with socially, politically and spiritually aware lyrics.

Snap To Zero began in 1997 by Sam Morrison. However, the current lineup has been recording, touring and rocking hard for around a year.

s2z make cutting-edge, original music with wide appeal that makes people want to stand up, move and listen.

realeases : Sound Operation (EP) - 1999
Beats is a Drug (CD single) - 2001
Snap to Zero (EP) - 2002
Where's Your Head At? (CD Single) - 2004
Where Is The Free World? (LP) - 2005

good tracks - Judgementality
Deceive Me
Hour by Hour

dUSK
06-11-2005, 01:07 AM
Yea, The New normal is a pretty amazing album, really enjoyed the whole, except for maybe Naming The Elephant, but otherwise really solid album, plus they go off live :thumb:



Upon the first listen I didn't particularly like Naming The Elephant either. It's one of those songs that needs time to grow on you. It's like the 'Reflection' of The New Normal.

/another Tool comparison

Suprised no one has mentioned The Butterfly Effect yet....

Don't worry, they will be ;)

bluie3
06-11-2005, 06:12 AM
I dont like any Australian bands, and i'm Australian, and live in Sydney.

br3ad_man
06-11-2005, 07:14 AM
The Dirty Three

The Dirty Three began in Melbourne, Australia in 1992. Led by a violin and playing post-rock music, they are a truly unique band. A truly inspiring band, the lineup consists of Warren Ellis (violin), Mick Turner (guitar and bass) and Jim White (drums/percussion). All three of the band members have been in such amazing projects as "Let Love In" by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

Releases

Sad And Dangerous (1994)
Dirty Three (1995)
Horse Stories (1996)
Ocean Songs (1998)
Whatever You Love, You Are (2000)
She Has No Strings Apollo (2003)

I'll put a song or two up tomorrow. Here's (http://dw.com.com/redir?&destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fmusic-files.download.com%2Fmp3%2F100696523%2F100697076%2 FDirty_Three-I_Really_Shouldve_Gone_Out_Last_Night.mp3&edId=582&siteId=32&oId=3600-8606_32-100017038&ontId=8606&lop=link&tag=link&ltype=dl_192k&astId=2&pid=100696523&mfgId=100017038&merId=100017038) one for now.

gaslight
06-11-2005, 05:43 PM
Colditz Glider

The instrumental four-piece that is Colditz Glider comes out of Melbourne, and information on them is hard to come by on the internet. They have no official website, but I have managed to dig up an interview for you guys to give you a bit of information on them.

Colditz Glider's music can only be adequately described through excessive use of pretentious metaphors, so I'm not going to try it. Instead I will settle for the inadequate description that they sound something like Mogwai on crack cocaine.

Who are they?

Lynden Brown - Guitar
Caley Groves - Guitar
Ben Hallpike - Bass
Ollie Williams - Drums

I cannot stress enough just how good these guys are at their instruments, if you think I'm wrong, see them live, then shut your fucking mouth. Colditz Glider's live show is something else, wow.

Discography

So far, Colditz have a pretty limited discography and are very early into their musical career - which I hope will be long and mind-fuckingly impressive.

The story so far:

2004 - Colditz Glider EP 3" CD.
2004 - Properties Of Light CD

A full length album is hopefully forthcoming this year or in 2006.

AUDIO

"Moment In The Sun" - Properties Of Light EP
http://s15.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=20LECHDAU2NTI10J7ZHCL4M8TA

"Properties Of Light" - Properties Of Light EP
http://s15.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=17NWXUVR7SO752E3HX1VCDLXKQ

INTERVIEW
http://www.rockus.com.au/common/archives/interviews/colditzglider.html

dirge for november
06-11-2005, 08:03 PM
Very well.

The Butterfly Effect:

Vocals: Clint Boge
Guitar: Kurt Goedhart
Bass: Glenn Esmond
Drums: Ben Hall

2001 TBE independantly released their 6 track self titled ep. By 2002 the Ep sales had reached an excess of 10000 copies and after a long while touring the band signed with modern music to record a full length album. November 2002 they began recording this masterpiece. The title: Begins Here. A name chosen by the band to describe the way they felt about Their evolution. The album debuted in Australia on August 4 2003 at number 24 on the indi charts. They followed this release with a massive 115 shows around Australia. A tour that would last 5 months.

Towards the end of 2004, TBE set out on a tour of Europe with the British band "Breed 77". After a very succesful tour they are now back in Australia for the process of writing the new album.

Discography

The Butterfly Effect EP- 2002
Begins here LP- 2004

Recommended downloads

Black Lung
Consequence
Take it Away

Sites

http://www.thebutterflyeffect.com.au
http://www.mp3.com.au

SoLs
06-11-2005, 08:25 PM
Butterfly effect pwns :thumb: Love filling silence, builds up so well, anyone know anythin about a new album coming from these guys anytime soon?

dUSK
06-12-2005, 01:34 AM
way to cut my lunch dirge... Nah it's cool, nice post. I have a Begins Here album review you could link people to under the discography. Link (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?albumid=1265) :thumb:

SoLs, The Butterfly Effect are doing a Gold Cost show some time soon (I think it's next week, I was going to go but I have exams) and it will be their last before they head into the studio and start recording. No release date yet, but the wheels will soon be in motion.

Uploads

The Butterfly Effect - Filling Silence (http://s10.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2WC9ABRI0ZLGK3PEPVKUZDQ0U2)
The Butterfly Effect - Consequence (http://s10.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2D6H6GBZVC1JY1MLW71RHPZ38G)
The Butterfly Effect - Take It Away (http://s10.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2GS7GAJUO1ZTP0ED2ZSVUC180R)
The Butterfly Effect - Black Lung (http://s10.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2WO9H92FD3FBV2OOARNCLN2JMZ)


Also, Don't overlook The Dirty Three and Colditz Glider :)

SoLs
06-12-2005, 04:16 AM
i live in sydney, so thats unfortunate :upset:
Tho lookin forward to new album, will be very interesting to see what they follow up with

Macdaddy
06-12-2005, 04:37 AM
I might revioew my old mates Melodyssey some time

You know Melodyssey? They are an awesome band!

The singer has such a good voice. I bought one of their cds.....with the game and aquaplane on it...cant remember the name.

Yeah saw them when they supported the Butterfly effect. Was very impressed.

Macdaddy
06-12-2005, 04:39 AM
Very well.

The Butterfly Effect:

Vocals: Clint Boge
Guitar: Kurt Goedhart
Bass: Glenn Esmond
Drums: Ben Hall

2001 TBE independantly released their 6 track self titled ep. By 2002 the Ep sales had reached an excess of 10000 copies and after a long while touring the band signed with modern music to record a full length album. November 2002 they began recording this masterpiece. The title: Begins Here. A name chosen by the band to describe the way they felt about Their evolution. The album debuted in Australia on August 4 2003 at number 24 on the indi charts. They followed this release with a massive 115 shows around Australia. A tour that would last 5 months.

Towards the end of 2004, TBE set out on a tour of Europe with the British band "Breed 77". After a very succesful tour they are now back in Australia for the process of writing the new album.

Discography

The Butterfly Effect EP- 2002
Begins here LP- 2004

Recommended downloads

Black Lung
Consequence
Take it Away

Sites

http://www.thebutterflyeffect.com.au
http://www.mp3.com.au

I practice next door to the butterfly effect

blueyxd
06-12-2005, 05:02 AM
You know Melodyssey? They are an awesome band!

The singer has such a good voice. I bought one of their cds.....with the game and aquaplane on it...cant remember the name.

Yeah saw them when they supported the Butterfly effect. Was very impressed.
That would be Distance And Regret. Yeah, I sort of knew Lance (singer) and Paul (ex Bassist) from primary school, but they were in different grades to me. The other 2 went to my high school.

Do/did you about the band Ochre?

joe_fresh
06-12-2005, 05:39 AM
Hobb's Angel of Death

Line up:
Peter Hobbs - guitars/vocals
Dave Frew - bass
Bruno Canziani - drums

Peter Hobb formed Hobb's Angel of Death in 1986. He claimed that he played pure music. Whether or not this was true, hobb's angel of death were a thrash band, similar to slayer. After their first album, the band dissolved, to then join back up again seven years later to record their second album.

Releases:

Virgin Metal Invasion from Down Under - Demo, 1987
Demo 2 - Demo, 1987
Hobbs' Angel of Death - Full-length 1988
Inheritance - Full-length, 1995

Uploads:

From Hobb's Angel of Death:
Brotherhood (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2O3MFWIGLS17M3IFA5J1JQIR6E )
Bubonic Plague (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3M2B3X6V0XZH81DIFBDIPH3BBY )

From Inheritance:
Catelepsy (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3S05BGIK6VU5H2424QXBIE41XI )
Forced Fed (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0PBM3JVCX7V50EHKYLDVRIJE7 )

dUSK
06-14-2005, 01:36 AM
gaslight, In your Colditz Glider post I think your uploaded the same song twice (Properties of Light). Mind setting me up with a little more? :)

/will post thoughts on bands later tonight

NOTE: The next band I post on will be either Dungeon or Karnivool. Any preference?

dirge for november
06-14-2005, 02:30 AM
I practice next door to the butterfly effect
Awesome man. I think they're an incredible band, and live act.

And to G Mac, sorry bro but i was looking forward to writing about TBE. You can add to it thouugh if you like, I didnt cover it all :thumb:.

SoLs
06-14-2005, 02:40 AM
dungeon's Australian?, didnt know that... :p

dUSK
06-14-2005, 04:03 AM
Awesome man. I think they're an incredible band, and live act.

And to G Mac, sorry bro but i was looking forward to writing about TBE. You can add to it thouugh if you like, I didnt cover it all :thumb:.

Ha, don't worry bout it man, I was only joking. You did a good job, and at thanks for having some input regarding this thread.

SoLs, yes, Dungeon are Australian. I shall do them some time this week, as I believe they've just released a new album.

Chu
06-14-2005, 04:11 AM
Grr don't know what's going on with Dungeon, they're so good :x
I thought they had broken up, and then they were at Metal For The Brain.. :x

dUSK
06-14-2005, 04:16 AM
Last I heard I think they had just released a follow up to A Rise To Power, Tim was selling gear to fund an overseas tour and they were looking pretty good. I guess I'll look further into it.

Music_Junky_27
06-14-2005, 04:50 AM
Gus & Frank

Bass: Matty Dav
Guitar: Chris Burley
Drums: "Hat"
Keyboard/vocals: Gus Russo
Guitar/vocals: Frank Skywalker

Gus & Frank are an awesome Melbourne outfit. They play an extremely funky brand of..... I don't know what you'd call it? You be the judge! Gus met Frank when he was playing backing keyboards in an inner city pizzeria. Gus noticed how Frank captivised his audience when he would come up to them and ask "whoooooo ooooordered laaaasagneeee???!!!" Over the next few years they sat in their home-made studio writing music passionetly. One night when they were playing at a pub in Melbourne they met up with three other "dudes" and decided to ditch the drum machine and get a real band together. Since then "Gus & Frank" have infiltrated the music scene with their unusual blend of throbbing bass riffs and infectious melodies. Frank takes his audience on a captivating journey through twisted tales of love gone wrong, psychotic serial killers and deviate fairytale characters.

Discography

Confessions of a Rooftop Killer 1 Feb 2003
I'd Rather Be A Bass Player 1 May 2004
Wonderful Life 12 Mar 2004
Fake Live EP 1 Dec 2003
Late Night Cha Cha 1 Sep 2003
So Entertaining 21 Feb 2003
She Dumped Me 1 Dec 2003

Recommended Listening
I haven't heard a lot of stuff by G&F but from what I have heard I would certainly recommend "So Entertaining" Great song!

For uploads go to http://www.gusandfrank.com.au/html/songs/

You really have to check these guys out. Cheers.

dirge for november
06-14-2005, 09:06 PM
Well this thread has been quiet so I might do another one.

Japunga (Metal)

Jef Carter- Guitar, Vocals
Luke Lawrance- Bass, Backing Vocals
Rudi Weber- Drums

Forming in October 2001, Japunga got themselves a reputation for being and extremely heavy and brutal act, yet remaining positive. The music is written by Guitarist/ Singer Jef Carter who writes about his near death experiences and misfortunes. He feels that this is something listeners can relate to in "the real world".

With their recent achievements including and album release "Light At Days End" on July 7th 2004, completing a national tour around Australia and performing at the brilliant "Big Day Out" concert, Japunga are leaving everyone who see them stunned at the sheer brilliance of their music.

Information and mp3 downloads can be found at Japungas website:

http://www.japunga.com

Sorry for not linking you all to direct mp3's, but i dont have a yousendit account, and really arent to bothered to register one at this stage.

dUSK
06-14-2005, 09:08 PM
You are not required to register for YSI, nor use any E-Mail addresses, which makes it incredibly simple. :)

dUSK
06-15-2005, 12:10 AM
OMGZORZ, I've just found what I've been scowering the net for for the last couple of months. Cog bootlegs, available at http://xhaos.no-ip.org:6117/

I'll have everything there within the next week. :D:D:D

dirge for november
06-15-2005, 06:46 AM
Alright then G mac i will link my next band with YSI. I might do Sunk Loto or maybe Melodyssey tomorrow when i get the chance ( I have to go into the city to pick up the new Dream Theater album, and cog album now that you convinced me to buy it :) )

PeEpHoLe_10
06-15-2005, 08:12 AM
^^^
Yes, do Sunk Loto. Thier lastest album is very good IMO.

lunniecxnt
06-15-2005, 09:43 AM
An adelaide band im ure you adelaide people have heard of....or not

FALL OF REASON

Bios::..


At the beginning of 2003 the band ‘Fall Of Reason’, became an established entity in it’s own right. Its aim is to become a significant part of the Adelaide music scene. The band has many influences, but it has developed a style of its own, ‘Fall Of Reason’ are an original musical act, consisting of five members, all with a strong history in music. All members are of a relatively young age (everyone under 20). The band members have had experience playing within other bands and as solo performers, playing in front of large crowds. These young men have a thirst to strive within the music industry and create a base within Australia.

‘Fall of Reason’ have created a strong live performance which leaves a lasting impression on their audience. The band has a tight live show and a CD that demonstrates what it is capable of achieving.

The band has played gigs all over Adelaide in venues such as the Austral hotel and the Crown and Anchor and is looking for more exposure to audiences in Adelaide. The band has also played the Hard Rock café in Melbourne in May 2004. As a relatively new band with a dynamic live show, they are looking for more work within the Adelaide music scenes and a chance to play with some heavier acts also.

Fall of Reason has impressed audiences who have witnessed their live shows. The backbone of the band is indeed its live performance. The band’s style has been described as a mix between heavy rock and metal.

Many heavy rock and metal acts have inspired the band to create their own style of original music over the time they have been together. The local music scene within Australia can also be listed as one of the major factors that have helped to create their unique sound. With vocals that range from clean melody to heart wrenching screams, coupled with the sound of crushing guitars, unique timings, the sound of the hard drums and a deep bass, an intense musical experience is provided for an audience. Not necessarily associated with scenes in the Adelaide music industry, they are simply out to play good music and get their music heard wherever possible.

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FurbZ

Name: Adam

Instrument: Linguistics

Gear: 47 midget llamas…..

Favourite Cds: Amen “We Have Come For Your Parents”, Deftones “Around the Fur”, Atreyu “The Crimson”, ICP “Great Milenko”, Kottonmouth Kings “Royal Highness”, Paradise Burning “Release Your Demons”

Favourite Movies: Se7en, SAW, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, American history

Favourite Pastimes: My Family (not of blood but spirit), Art, pfaftin like a mongoose

Quote: “”Im Rick James Bitch!”

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Carlo

Name: Carlo “sleepy” Mendoza

Instrument: Guitar

Gear: B.C Rich Guitar, Hughes and Kettner Amp, Trace Elliot 4x10

Favourite Cds: Barbara Streisand "Greatest Hits", Queen "Greatest Hits", The Eagles "Greatest Hits"

Favourite Movies: Battle Royal

Favorite Pastimes: Smoking

Quote: “word”


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Stu

Name: Stuart Glutton

Instrument: Drums

Gear: DW Drums / Hardware, Zildjian Cymbals

Favourite Cds: Atreyu “Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses”, I Killed The Prom Queen “When Goodbye Means Forever”, Paradise Burning “Release Your Demons”, Sunk Loto "Between Birth & Death", Hopesfall "The Satellite Years"

Favourite Movies: Donnie Darko, The Jackal, Chopper

Favorite Pastimes:Eating, Basking like a Mollusc, Sleeping

Quote: “Why would you do that” – Stuart Glutton


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Eli

Name: Elijah

Instrument: Bass

Gear:

Favourite Cds: Tool “Lateralus”, System Of A Down “System Of A Down”, ICP “Bizzar”, Korn “Life Is Peachy”

Favourite Movies: Natural Born Killers, How High, Snoop Dogg’s Doggy Style XXX

Favorite Pastimes: Video Games

Quote: “She Wants You To Go Home” – Maynard James Keenan



Zillante

Name: Anthony

Instrument: Guitar

Gear: Ampeg SS140c, Boss ME-30, Ibanez RG 170

Favourite Cds: Metallica “And Justice For All”, Machine Head “Imperium”, Fear Factory “Demanufacture”

Favourite Movies: Half Baked, How High, Mature Sluts XXX

Favorite Pastimes: www.digitexxx.com, www.thehun.com

Quote: “Chop Your Breakfast On A Mirror” – James Hetfield
1

http://www.mp3.com.au/artist.asp?id=20112

^^^Where you can get 3 of their tracks including my favorite: "AfganE"

One of the very few Aussie bands i like.

dirge for november
06-15-2005, 09:38 PM
Oh that sucks, Sunk Loto are currently working on a new site. I'll do a review when they are completed. I will do one though dont worry about that.

Music_Junky_27
06-17-2005, 04:53 AM
I checked out Japunga and I liked what I heard! Although I'm not a huge fan of metal bands, but It was entertaining music!

dUSK
06-17-2005, 06:30 AM
I just realised I never posted what I thought of The Dirty Three, Colditz Glider and Hobb's Angel Of Death.

The Dirty Three are really quite good. I managed to find Horse Stories and Ocean Songs on my college network, so I've heard a bit more than what br3ad_man uploaded. I'll admit I haven't listened to an album through yet (I will), but the violin fits the music very very well. I see why they have no vocalist, they don't need one :p

Colditz Glider, from the one song I've heard (my request for more still stands gaslight), they seem fairly good. There was one or two points in the song that I found didn't seem to flow 'right', but other than that it was quite interesting. I imagine gaslight hit the nail on the head when he says this group should be seen live. It's a pity I have no money because they will be in Brisbane soon I believe. :(

Hobb's Angel Of Death. I definately wasn't aware Australia had produced any Thrash acts worth listening to. Once again I was ignorant. To me the vocals don't seem brilliant. Inheritence also seems much more appealing to me than their S/T. The S/T doesn't really have much as far as production quality goes. Anyway, if your a Thrash fan definately give these guys a listen.

blueyxd
06-17-2005, 07:15 AM
Melodyssey

Lance Howard - Vocals
Clint Vincent - Guitar
Luke Williams - Drums/backup Vocals
Dan Vincent - Bass

Previous Members
Paul Howard - Bass
DJ Ryzer - Turntables


Releases:
Melodyssey (EP) - 2001
Distance And Regret (Album) 2003



Melodyssey are from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. As theur name suggests, they are quite melodic, but they also pack quite a punch. I guess nu-metal would be a fair genre to give them, but don't you go thinking of them like Linkin Park or "those" kind of bands. They have so much more substance.

Their first EP was quite hard hitting, with a bit of punk, but mostly rap-metal, not only due to the DJ, but Lance also took on the rap style a fair bit. It's strangely cool to see the little guy bust out those lines with the force he does, sound like Geddy Lee the next line, and scream half a minute later (see Operate).

The DJ left the band after the EP was released, and with that, a lot of the electronic sound was lost. So they went more melodic, and not so heavy, but their technicality could be heard much better. Aquaplane, while being relatively soft, is one of their more intricate songs. Also, they tried a bit of experimenting, so their musical "softening" hasn't meant they have gone stale.

Live shows is where Melodyssey are at their best, I've seen them quite a few times over the years. They feel so much more powerful in the live setting, and with a good crowd, the place can go ****ing nuts. If you happen to see them, and they close with the song Operate, get in the pit if you aren't already!

A few new songs have been played live, and it seems they are keeping the melodic sound and power levels about the same, but they have been adding a very atmospheric and epic sound to their songs, which I like quite a bit. They are working on a new album at the moment, and possibly planning to release again this year.


Recommended songs:
Operate
Bullrush
Distance And Regret (http://www.killcrushdestroy.com/~melodyssey/sounds/distance_and_regret.mp3)
Aquaplane

http://www.melodyssey.com/

dUSK
06-17-2005, 07:33 AM
Nice blue, I managed to find the Melodyssey EP the other day on my network. It's pretty good, I'd definately buy an album released by these guys. Hearing them play more melodic stuff without the DJ would be good to. Does the vocalist keep the rap style vocals on the second release?

As for them being awesome live, I believe every word of it. I get the same kind of feeling listening to this EP as I do when I listen to studio recordings of Karnivool (who are so much better live). Hopefully I'll see them live myself some time :thumb:

blueyxd
06-17-2005, 07:52 AM
He does a little bit, but the album is mostly singing with a bit of screaming

ThrashMaster27
06-17-2005, 08:48 AM
Hobb's Angel of Death

Line up:
Peter Hobbs - guitars/vocals
Dave Frew - bass
Bruno Canziani - drums

Peter Hobb formed Hobb's Angel of Death in 1986. He claimed that he played pure music. Whether or not this was true, hobb's angel of death were a thrash band, similar to slayer. After their first album, the band dissolved, to then join back up again seven years later to record their second album.

Releases:

Virgin Metal Invasion from Down Under - Demo, 1987
Demo 2 - Demo, 1987
Hobbs' Angel of Death - Full-length 1988
Inheritance - Full-length, 1995

Uploads:

From Hobb's Angel of Death:
Brotherhood (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2O3MFWIGLS17M3IFA5J1JQIR6E )
Bubonic Plague (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3M2B3X6V0XZH81DIFBDIPH3BBY )

From Inheritance:
Catelepsy (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3S05BGIK6VU5H2424QXBIE41XI )
Forced Fed (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0PBM3JVCX7V50EHKYLDVRIJE7 )

Have you got anymore tracks from Inheritance? I can't find the bastard anywhere.

Simon__Thats_All
06-18-2005, 05:36 AM
Back when The Berzerker were reviewed (who I was going to do myself) someone asked for more uploads. Sorry I haven't been in this thread for a while and only just read it but thought I'd upload a couple of tracks anyway.

The Berzerker - Paradox (http://s19.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1B0VHDTA3Z4YS2NRAULJ4IDGU5)
The Berzerker - Disregard (http://s19.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3SPLF2FNK52VP0QD9OGLLSDOVL)

Both from the album Dissimulate

heavydoom
06-18-2005, 10:02 AM
i noticed in the thread part they said NZ band? i have to do it, my favourite band ATM...
:naughty: :evil: :naughty:

8 Foot Sativa

New Zealand metal band

Lineup:
Matt Sheppard - Vox (brother of Sam, has recently replaced Justin Niessen)
Gary Smith - Guitar
Brent Fox - Bass
Sam Sheppard - Drums


some bio: (from http://www.intergalacticrecords.com)

" New Zealand's premier metal band 8-Foot Sativa have risen from the Wild West of Auckland to becoming a household name in NZ, creating metal history in New Zealand. The huge success of their two albums, national tours, break- through chart positions and exposure in the main stream media has never before been seen in this country by a Heavy Metal band.

They have had an amazing amount of Television exposure with multiple screenings of their videos and an array of interviews and features on NZ Television shows. The self-titled track, '8 Foot Sativa' as Voted by viewers, was number 1 on M2's top 12 for 7 weeks and remained in this chart for seven months. They also won 'Best New Act 2002' on Squeeze TV's Award Show, as well as being voted number 18 of 'the Top 100 Videos of all Time' on C4, by New Zealand public. The band has received more TV exposure than most of NZ's mainstream pop acts.

The debut album HATE MADE ME entered the NZ Album charts at number 43 and the new album SEASON FOR ASSAULT entered the NZ album chart at Number 6! Beating all other rock releases, including Heavyweight International names such as Nickelback, Lincoln Park, Evanescence, and Audioslave amongst others. It was also the 2nd highest New Zealand artist after Hayley Westenra. HATE MADE ME is now 1000 sales away from Gold Status in NZ and the new album SEASON FOR ASSAULT is halfway there, in only 3 months.

Champions of Heavy Metal and Rock radio shows, 8FS became the "most requested band" on the ROCK NETWORK, New Zealand's biggest Rock station.

8-Foot Sativa have toured New Zealand four times over 2002 and 2003, The 3rd tour in early 2003 included dates with USA band DISTURBED, the week before the most ambitious project to date: The 2003 WORLD TOUR. This featured dates in LA, NEW YORK, AUSTIN, TORONTO, LONDON, HONG KONG, SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE. These include the South by Southwest Festival -Texas, Canadian Music Week Showcase - Toronto, and the highlight show, supporting Brazilin Metallers, SOULFLY at London's legendary venue the Astoria.

8 FOOT SATIVA have played with many profile bands including Metallica, Pantera, Soulfly, Children of Bodem, Disturbed,
Corrosion of Conformity amongst others.

RIP IT UP Magazine gave both their albums a 5 star review and all reviews of the albums and live shows have been outstanding. "

They also played some locations at the 2003 BIG DAY OUT


Discography:
Breed the Pain - December 2004 (Intergalactic)
Season for Assault - 2002 (Intergalactic)
Hate Made Me - 2002 (Intergalactic)

LINKS (hard to find anything rock solid about these guys):
http://www.intergalacticrecords.com
http://www.8footsativa.com

Riva
07-28-2005, 06:25 PM
Skyhooks

Band photo (http://photobucket.com/albums/v376/JasonTheSteve/?action=view&current=skyhooks_7.jpg) (From left, clockwise) Freddie, Greg, Red, Bongo, Shirley

"We never expected to make it. No one had before us. Suddenly, though, we were the band that had to make it for Australia" - Red Symonds

The late '60s were a very tough time for the Aussie music scene. Few homegrown artists were recognised overseas. All that changed when a pub band from Melbourne started to catch attention with their outrageous lyrics, catchy songs and upbeat lyrics.

Skyhooks released their first album in '73, entitled Living In The '70s. Not only was it the highest selling pop-rock album in Australia's history, it was also the first album to have 6 of its 10 tracks banned from commercial radio.

The band continued to release their procative lyrics, despite constant pressure from parents, censors, etc to tone down. They became the first Aussie band to tour the U.S., and soon developed the image that would define glam rock in the '80s.

The 'classic' lineup of the band was:

Graham "Shirley" Strachan (vocals)
Red Symons (guitar, vocals)
Bob "Bongo" Starkie (guitar, vocals)
Greg Macanish (bass, vocals)
Imants "Freddie" Strauks (drums, vocals), aka "Freddie Kaboodleschnitzer"

The albums are:

Living In The 70's
Ego Is Not A Dirty Word
Straight In A Gay Gay World
Guilty Until Proven Insane
Hot For The Orient

I have provided for you all some free music. You had better enjoy it. :mad:

You Just Like Me 'Cos I'm Good In Bed (http://s30.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=20GAIFN42J5JU1XLW3PPUK4B2R)

Women In Uniform (http://s30.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3BPK1QSM6EOHZ1FAA789UW1DUG
) (Iron Maiden covered this!)

Horror Movie (http://s30.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2H0XO1FJKDZDA1IAPH3JY8EZM6) (Quite intelligent lyrics)

Living In The '70s (http://s30.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3PO5Z4PVLJ0PY1B8H5C4F5ER2V6)

Million Dollar Riff (http://s30.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2OQAL6I18BI3K39BWO3S6R5A5E)

Party To End All Parties (http://s30.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1KBGIU7K14H7T06RKCE6501T9X)

Why Don't You All Get Fucked (http://s30.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3T13E27OM3KOF3QS4TWK91VIZF)

dUSK
07-28-2005, 10:39 PM
Wow, I didn't expect this thread to be bumped. Nicely done Jason. Horror Movie is the only track I already have on my laptop, so I'll ask you to re-upload some stuff in a couple of weeks when I change my internet plan. As for everyone else, give Skyhooks a listen.

/starts writing something on Karnivool.

Chu
07-29-2005, 12:02 AM
Riva, that's so awesome :)

Edit: Is someone going to review John Butler, or Xavier Rudd? Both extremely talented Australian musicians :thumb:

prone07
07-29-2005, 12:06 AM
It's been said already, but Silverchair. Daniel Johns is a genius. If you haven't, and I'm sure most of you haven't, listen to Neon Ballroom and Diarama. INSANELY good writing and singing. And he's one of the only singers to not use any pitch correction on his voice. And he still sounds better than most.

dUSK
07-29-2005, 01:36 AM
Is someone going to review John Butler, or Xavier Rudd? Both extremely talented Australian musicians :thumb:

Theres no real dibbing done in this thread, and even if there was, they would be void due to the 5 or so weeks of in-activity here. I had intentions of doing John Butler in the future, but your welcome to do something on him. Xavier Rudd has been mentioned in here, but has had nothing done on him properly. I have Solace, which is really quite good, so I'd like to see something done on him. :)

Follow The Reaper
07-29-2005, 01:37 AM
Can I do AC/DC?

dUSK
07-29-2005, 01:38 AM
Go for it :thumb:

Follow The Reaper
07-29-2005, 01:39 AM
I will do it tommrow when I have my good computer.

hammet_ownz
07-29-2005, 05:07 AM
The Living End

Lineup - Chris Cheney - Guitar/Vocals
Scott Owen - (Double) Bass
Andy Strachan - Drums

Regarded as a 'overnight success' in the late 90's, the Living End (the end result of a cover band name the Runaway Boys) hit the mainstream aussie radio waves with the song Prisoner of Society off their self titled album in 1998. This Album also spawned the aussie rock anthem, All Torn Down, which is now regarded as one of the greatest Australian rock songs.

The boys formed in 1994, with an original band line up of Chris Cheney on guitar and vocals, Scott Owen playing the big double bass, and Joe Piripitzi on the drums.
On a high with the sound they made together, the band sent a demo and t-shirt to Green Day to see if they could score a ticket on their upcoming Australian tour.
To much surprise, they scored the gig and recorded an 8 tracks EP, Hellbound, to coincide with the Tour. At this stage, they got a little radio attention.
By November of the same year, they had headed into the studio for another EP, titled, Its For your Own Good, when it was released in 1996, it gained them huge national radio status, with the JJJ Hit, From here on in. Shortly after that, Joey departed for incoming drummer, Travis Demsey.
After playing at such highly regarded Australian festivals like the Falls Festival, and more radio play started the Living End's audience growth.

The turning point of the Living Ends career was when they were offered a support slot with fellow Melbourne rock band, Bodyjar. They quickly went into the studio and recorded what later become the mega-successful Prisoner of Society/Second Solution single. By early 1998, Prisoner of Society was a national hit, to the point it was later granted double platinum status.
Between juggling commitments in Australia, the US and Germany, the boys headed into the famous Sing Sing studio in Melbourne with the result being the 14 track, self titled album released in October 1998.

It is now the biggest debut rock album in Australian History, going 5 times platinum.

1999 saw the highest point of the boys careers to date, with the boys starting the year with the Big Day Out Tour, then travelling with The Offspring in the US and finishing with the Riot Tour in Australia. 150 shows in a year.

Over the next few years, the boys saw a new album, (Roll On), toured with some of the worlds greatest music acts (Green Day, AC/DC) and very little time on home soil.

After playing the Big Day Out again in 2002, the guys were preparing to record album number three, when Chris was in a car accident, meaning he could play guiatr and was in rehad for months. This put all recording sessions on hold and set group morale low.
During this time though, Chris wrote alot of material that helped hone his skills in songwriting.

So the Boys headed off to LA to record with producer Mark Trombino of Blink182 and Jimmy Eat World. The result, Modern ARTillery, was a true marker of the bands maturity and ability, combining strong ballads with radio-friendly, rock anthem such as Tabloid Magazine and the hugely succesful, One Said the The Other.

I love this band. The technicality of the guitar, the groovy pounding of the bass lines, the way the drums both sit back and take the spotlight every now and again. A great aussie band that showed they had the potential to become worldwidely successful.

Discography

Hellbound (EP) 1994
For your Own Good (EP) 1996
The Living End 1998
Roll On 2000
Modern ARTillery 2003

Downloads

All Torn Down
West End Riot
Second Solution
Prisoner of Society
Roll On
Tabloid Magazine
One Said to the Other
Jimmy
So What
What Would you Do?

Jeez, that took me longer than I thought.

Thanks dudes, now I just gotta get them to come to Tassie

Apocalyptic Raids
07-29-2005, 05:57 AM
Nice work hammet and all other contributers. Nice to see this thread bumped.

After my exams I might get around to doing either Destroyer 666 or Psycroptic.

Darkest Hour
07-29-2005, 06:31 AM
No one has said anything about Alchemist, Earth or Black Majesty. Ill do Alchemist soon if no body else does them.

Ulysses
07-29-2005, 08:15 AM
Nice work hammet and all other contributers. Nice to see this thread bumped.

After my exams I might get around to doing either Destroyer 666 or Psycroptic.

I bought Terror Abraxas and Phoenix Rising when I was going through a metal stage, Phoenix Rising is a superb album, very solid with some great tracks in Lone Wolf Winter, I Am the Wargod, Phoenix Rising and Ride the Solar Winds. I also have both Psycroptic's albums Isle of Disenchantment and Scepter of the Ancients, great instrumental virtuosity, I saw them live at a pub in Sydney too, I heard they have a new singer these days but they are a great band in regards to the genre and its good to see them get a mention.

I discovered a good Symphonic Prog band whilst browsing Prog Archives, might as well post their details as I like what I have heard of their music.

The Myriad
Biography:
MYRIAD is a new band from Brisbane, Australia, formed in 1995 by songwriter/guitarist Matthew Heindorff. Taking influence from progressive rock, acoustic rock and heavy sounds, we aim to play music rich in colour, emotion and diversity. We write in many styles, including everything from simple acoustic songs to heavier progressive rock epics, with an emphasis on harmony, melody and atmosphere. Some of our influences include PINK FLOYD, YES, DREAM THEATER, The CURE, RUSH, KING CRIMSON, LED ZEPPELIN.

In 1996, we recorded our debut CD entitled "Sea of the Sinking Sun". On this CD you can find acoustic sounds, abstract textural sounds, atmospheric sounds and heavier sounds, all mingling together to take you on a journey. The album starts with a moody, mellow, contemplative feel, and gradually builds to a driving, energetic end. Much of the music and lyrics on this CD are influenced by the experiences guitarist Matthew Heindorff had whilst living in Japan as a home-stay student for one year. The CD has been described by friends, radio stations and record companies in Australia and overseas as everything from 'strange' and 'unusual' to 'superb', 'unique', 'fresh', 'brooding', 'cosmic', 'uplifting'. In 1998, MYRIAD are continuing with a promotional tour to Japan and the United States of America, before returning back to Australia to record the second CD entitled "Challenge on the Ghost Door".



I couldn't obtain a website address for the group but their is a FREE MP3 on progarchives which I really like.

The Myriad (AUS)@ProgArchives.com (http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_BAND.asp?band_id=1154 #mp3)
Right click "Save Target As" on the mp3 and its all sweet.

dUSK
07-30-2005, 12:13 AM
Karnivool

The Band:
Ian Kenny - Vocals
Andrew Goddard - Guitar
Jon Stockman - Bass
Mark Hosking - Guitar
Steve Judd - Drums

Karnivool are an incredibly promising Hard Rock group based in (Perth?) Western Australia.

They made their first mark on Australian audiences with the 5 track EP entitled Persona, which was released in March 2001. After a change in record label the L1feL1ke single was released as the EP's follow up in 2003. The single also showcased a small amount of the the bands awesome live set. The group then left their second label, before heading back to the studios to Indepentantly record their debut album, Themata. As far as this groups history goes with me, I know very little. I've only recently become a fan of these guys after I saw them tour with Cog, and I've been very impressed. Give them a listen, as I'm pretty sure they won't disappoint.

Downloads:
Karnivool - Fade [Live] (http://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=342BJSBLHZ1VS220NEGXQNB7LZ) L1fel1ke
Karnivool - Mauseum [Live] (http://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=23QQXT8EPUHFH39OPBN88MMBA6) - Bootleg
Karnivool - Headcase (http://s7.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3GZGWXY2N01RX1YK34HB8IN65K) - Persona
Karnivool - Sewn And Silent (http://s7.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1L8MY38FRENOC3KI82PFR26M61) - Themata
Karnivool - Themata (http://s7.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1BXWE9YCFETC32XV0AITJ4ZUCS) - Themata

Sorry this isn't longer, but as I said I'm fairly new to these guys, and this was as much as I could find on them last night.

dUSK
08-01-2005, 07:18 AM
Dungeon

What better time could there be to introduce Dungeon, especially with Power Metal rampant around R&M after Steerpike's Featured Genre (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369695). As you may have guessed, Dungeon are an Australian Power Metal group hailing from Sydney, Australia. The group formed in Broken Hill during August 1989, and after many different members, they are still around to this date.

The Last Announced Band Line Up:
Lord Tim - Vocals, Guitar and Keyboards
Stuart Marshall - Guitar, Backing Vocals

Over the past 16 years, Dungeon have had a total of 19 memebers, not including session musicians etc. If you really want to sort through this mess, look here (http://www.dungeon.cd/please_link_to_www.dungeon.cd_and_not_this_page.ht ml).


After 2 and half years of Line-Up changes, the group travelled to Sydney to record/mix and produce 19 songs. They recieved much praise for their efforts, and promptly relocated to Sydney. It then took another 3 years to find the 'Perfect Band' consisting of 3 Guitarists, a Bassist and Drummer. The release of the Demo CD Changing Moods was soon to follow, and it was eventyually release overseas in 1996. A demo album called Demolition was released in Japan during the same year.

Things were looking go for Dungeon (aside from the usual line up problems), with the album selling over 5000 copies in a few weeks and they were recieving interviews from large Japanese magazines. Then, after the material for their second album was demoed, all contact with their record label ceased. This was later revealled to be because of a management reshuffle, and in February 1997 all contracts were terminated. This didn't stop the demoed material selling 5,550 copies in the 5 weeks it was promoted for though.

After this incident it took the group a while to reform, before they again sent the demoed material to various 'zines, looking for a little exposure. They recieved it again with rave reviews. The only thing stopping a complete album being released now was finances, and in mid 1998 they had their oppurtunity. 12 months of live material testing and contract offers passed (they had 10 to choose from at one point), before they signed with Warhead Records. Their debut album, Resurrection was released in September 1999. It had taken 10 years, but finally they'd done it.

Touring was the word for the next 3 years, and saw them headline numerous Australian Metal festivals, as well open for the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, Nevermore, Mayhem and Opeth. Finally the group got back to the studio, which saw A Rise To Power released on the 29th of August, 2002.

2003 saw the group sign an international record deal with Limb Music Products, which resulted in overseas touring and the release of a limited edition tour CD entitled Rising Power. A live DVD was also recordedin Japan and was released as Under the Rising Sun.

2004 quickly saw the writing of a follow up to A Rise To Power by Tim and Stu, and is to be entitled One Step Beyond. LMP also had intentions of re-releasing Resurrection, but decided it should also be re-recorded with current members and better production. The two albums were recorded simultaneously, but suffered the interuptions of tours, line up changes and various other bits of red tape. One Step Beyond was released in Australia and Japan in November 2004, and has so far sold well.

Finally, we are still waiting for the re-release of Resurrection, and the last I heard of the band, they had suffered yet another line up change, and a lack of funds. However, true commitement showed through on Tims part, and he sold numerous guitars to help fund an overseas tour (unconfirmed romour).

Downloads
I only have A Rise To Power, but here's some started tracks for you all

The Prophecy (Into to A Rise To Power)
hxxp://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2YG8M9JDZZM991FTNNVKTMV2OX

A Rise To Power
hxxp://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0VQYSX165B47C0W5X2WA062880

Netherlife (Black Roses Die)
hxxp://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3LH1IN2E3P8I50K4YGJH9DROTQ

Life Is Black
hxxp://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1BUOYVX3VWEQI2WZK25NKGIVHT

The Other Side
hxxp://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1CVK8QQU3N2HR2JFXJTJ9PPREX



http://www.dungeon.cd
100% Pure Aussie Heavy Metal

PeEpHoLe_10
08-01-2005, 07:31 AM
I have a rise to power,its pretty awesome stuff whilst to being exactly my thing. Art of war (i think thats its name) off their newest album is f'in sweet.

dUSK
08-01-2005, 07:47 AM
How about an upload? :)

PeEpHoLe_10
08-01-2005, 07:56 AM
If you mean that song, sorry man, i taped it off the radio lol. I only have dial up too, otherwise i'd find it and put it up.

Apocalyptic Raids
08-01-2005, 08:06 AM
Fuckin' Dungeon! Saw them supporting Megadeth \m/

Shame about the line-up change :(

dUSK
08-01-2005, 10:32 AM
Shame about the line-up change :(

Well, I guess it's something Tim's used to by now. It also allows them to have a fresh sound with each release I suppose.

dUSK
08-02-2005, 11:54 PM
Should I bother continuing to do stuff for this thread, or let it die?

If so, Silverchair or John Butler Trio next?

Dr. Jake Destructo
08-03-2005, 12:07 AM
I like to read all of this stuff, Greg, I just find it hard to say anything about it. :p For proof of this, see the ratio of the number of posts to the number of views. It's something like 11:1. Keep up the excellent work, and I'll bump it every once in a while. :-D

I'd contribute, but you took the only Aussie band I know of on your first shot.

Riva
08-03-2005, 12:09 AM
I'll do Silverchair Tomorrow. :)

I guess you can infer the pun in that... :p

dUSK
08-03-2005, 12:12 AM
nice Jason :p

I shall do JBT then :)

Dr. Jake Destructo
08-03-2005, 12:22 AM
You should make individual threads out of some of these, Greg. I'm guessing they would get more exposure that way. You could take part in this grand trend of series, but do yours on Australian artists. Just a thought.

Riva- Congratubations on the starz.

dUSK
08-03-2005, 12:30 AM
I considered that when I made this thread. However, I'd seen numerous threads on good unknown artists float off into the depths of the R&M archives. I figured the thread my catch and stick around this way, but I was wrong. I might extend a few of my things and join the current R&M series trend one day.

dUSK
08-03-2005, 08:23 AM
The John Butler Trio

The Band: Here's a list of the bands line-ups throughout it's history.

0 - 1998
John Butler (guitar/vocals)
1998 – 2001 April
John Butler, Jason McGann (drums), Gavin Shoesmith (bass)
April 2001 – March 2002
John Butler, Jason McGann (drums), Rory Quirk (bass)
April 2002 – November 2002
John Butler, Jason McGann (drums), Andrew Fry (bass)
August 2003 – Current
John Butler, Michael Barker (drums), Shannon Birchall (bass)


The John Butler Trio are undoubtedly Australias most successful Blues/Roots/Folk Rock group since... well, ever I guess. It all began when John became a humble busker on the streets of Fremantle, Western Australia. From there he moved into the local venues, taking advantage of Open Mic Nights and eventually picked up a regular gig at a bar owned by Phil Stevens, the man who would become JBT's manager. Eventually he had a collection of songs ready for the studio, and finding Jason McGann (drums) and Gavin Shoesmith (bass) to join him during recordings, things went ahead. After John Butler was released, a small amount of touring followed, which eventually led to them becoming The John Butler Trio.

It was two years before the group released their next piece of work, the JBT EP. Shorter, and more listener friendly songs allowed the for the Trio's first taste of radio play. The group capitalised on this with, increasing their fanbase with a number of small tours, and released their second full length album on April the 18th, 2001. It was entitled Three, and featured the longer length styled songs of their first release. The album went platinum. Extensive touring then followed, and a 2 disc Live album, Living 2001-2002, was released on the 10th of February, 2003. The recordings on that album were taken from a number of different shows during that period of time, and showcased John's live abilities nicely.

However, the extensive touring had taken it's toll on John, and saw him disband the Trio in November/December, 2002. Over a nine month period, he recharged, had his first with his wife, and wrote most of the material that would be heard on the upcoming album. August 2003, saw the reformation of the group, with two new members in Michael Barker (drums) and Shannon Birchall (bass).

On Decemeber 1st came the release of the incredibly catchy tune, Zebra, and built up a huge anticipation for the release of the new album. 3 months later, the fans got what they wanted, with the release of Sunrise Over Sea. It is undoubtably the group's most popular album, debuting on the Australian charts at #1, and was double platinum after 10 weeks. Of course, the next move was to try and have this success overseas, particularly in the States. Everything The John Butler Trio had achieved at this point had been done through their own independant releases, and the aim was to stay independant. However, after turning town many contract offers, John signed with Lava Records, after a second amazing appearance at the South by Southwest music conference in Texas. The decision ultimately came after Lava agreed to give John the same type of artistic and business freedom he’s enjoyed thus far in his career.

Discography:
1998 - John Butler
2000 - JBT Ep
2002 - Three
2003 - Living 2001-2002
2004 - Zebra CD single
2004 - Zebra 12” Vinyl – Limited to 1500 copies
2004 - Sunrise Over Sea (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?albumid=2969)

There is also an instumental release entitled Searching For Heritage, which I have a downloaded copy of but haven't found much else on it

Uploads:
Colours (hxxp://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1CGJG98MKNCI40YHNNJMPWYDPG) - John Butler
Pickapart (hxxp://s7.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=03JRMN0Y9J5NZ3964EPGKE563P) - JBT EP
Betterman (hxxp://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1Z2J23V9I5PC81IIQXWGV96DLT) - Three
Attitude (hxxp://s7.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1HM00LS0F8MR738ISD7QAE2QQC) - Three
Treat Yo Mama (hxxp://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0IP2UV98WZ5ZJ34YE6EPP5Z5RK) - Sunrise Over Sea
What You Want (hxxp://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=30ROOZSESKVA820UFWP4WZQY20) - Sunrise Over Sea
Seeing Angels (hxxp://s5.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1GI7WHU6HXNA92PRVSJRFTI0RW) - Sunrise Over Sea

Just change the hxxp to http, download, and enjoy :)


http://www.johnbutlertrio.com

rata
08-03-2005, 08:31 AM
the only australian bands that i like are silverchair and who am i.... i guess theres no need to put mp3 samples since i guess most of you or not all of you has an album....

Chu
08-03-2005, 08:47 AM
Very nice G Mac :)

John Butler rocks :thumb:

rastabassmasta
08-04-2005, 02:58 AM
any metal heads ?, check out these great local bands:

pathogen
alarum

StreetlightRock
08-04-2005, 03:52 AM
Hey sweet JBT FA - Hes an amazing guitarist, i wish he'd get more recognition around here. I said i was gonna do something on him here sometime when this thread started but i never really followed through, heh.

Like one of my frined says:

"I like John Butler - If he dosnt like anyone else in the band, he gets rid of 'em"

DVG.

Ulysses
08-04-2005, 05:18 AM
Nice post on John Butler, G Mac mate, keep it up. Truly great trio and one of my favourite artists. His views on staying independent are great for music in general and the artistic freedom obtained by this is obvious in the originality displayed in his music.

AIC/EAZY-E
08-04-2005, 05:23 AM
I'll do Shihad tomorrow, I'm pretty tired. My **** YSI isn't working either! And to the guy that did 8 Foot, Justin HAS rejoined the band. Matt and Sam left to form their old band, Sinate. They're touring NZ in September, I can't wait. Breed The Pain material with Justin on vox = earsecks. ESPECIALLY Perpetual Torment and I Live My Death. I don't know who could possibly replace Sam Sheppard though. He's a great drummer for his style. Their BDO shows always went OFF! And afterwards I talked to Sam, both times I've been. I had an 8 Foot shirt on (home made, haha) and he was real stoked being completely toasted. He remembered me a WHOLE year after! He's the man.

AIC/EAZY-E
08-04-2005, 05:27 AM
the only australian bands that i like are silverchair and who am i.... i guess theres no need to put mp3 samples since i guess most of you or not all of you has an album....

*You Am I

dUSK
08-04-2005, 09:54 AM
Nice post on John Butler, G Mac mate, keep it up. Truly great trio and one of my favourite artists. His views on staying independent are great for music in general and the artistic freedom obtained by this is obvious in the originality displayed in his music.

Yeah, I really like to see a band that does it's best not to be artistically bound by producers and record lables etc. I also recall reading somewhere, (I can't remember where or it'd be in the article), that John didn't particularly want to put Zebra on Sunrise Over Sea, but his manager talked him into it. meh...

Also, with The Myriad being an Brisbane band, is there anywhere I can find out about their gigs and etc? I know they don't have an official website. Are they even still around? The last they were mentioned in your article was just after 1998.

I'll do Shihad tomorrow, I'm pretty tired. My **** YSI isn't working either!

I can help you out with the uploads if you can't get YSI working, or even if you just want to share the load.

Riva
08-08-2005, 07:03 PM
I updated those links for you, Greg.

Ulysses
08-09-2005, 03:56 AM
Yeah, I really like to see a band that does it's best not to be artistically bound by producers and record lables etc. I also recall reading somewhere, (I can't remember where or it'd be in the article), that John didn't particularly want to put Zebra on Sunrise Over Sea, but his manager talked him into it. meh...

Also, with The Myriad being an Brisbane band, is there anywhere I can find out about their gigs and etc? I know they don't have an official website. Are they even still around? The last they were mentioned in your article was just after 1998.

Yeah, JBT were awesome when I saw them at Wave Aid, the general vibe in the band and especially in John Butler himself was great, the Wave Aid DVD is great to watch and I'm on the front cover, not bad. Anyway with The Myriad I haven't been able to obtain any information on them other than that I discovered on the Prog Archives website. I also tried to find information on them off the internet but was unsuccesful. I have the book "Who's Who of Australian Rock" and there is some information in there but it is pretty brief.

Myriad
Brisbane 1997; Influenced by art & progressive rock.
Discography
CD: Sea of the Sinking Sun, 97.

I don't even know if they have disbanded or if they have released anything recently which is a bit frustrating.

dUSK
08-09-2005, 04:22 AM
I shall assume they have disbanded then. If you hear anything about them still being around, let me know :)

I updated those links for you, Greg.

:confused: Sorry, but which links?

Riva
08-09-2005, 07:12 AM
The Skyhooks ones. Have you got your uber connection back?

dUSK
08-09-2005, 08:11 AM
I've never had an Uber Connection :upset:

And as for the connection where I can download as much as I want, we are currently being held up by issues surrounding heritage. It not looking good at the moment.

/is looking foward to not living at college next year.

EDIT: /Reads your MNM thread and realises why the links have been updated :p
I'm surprised you got away with the http:// thing though. I thought mx was blacklisted or something.

Riva
08-09-2005, 09:56 AM
Obviously no-one cares for Skyhooks... :(

dUSK
08-09-2005, 10:01 AM
Oh I care Jason. I've gotten my hands on more stuff by them since last time I talked about them, as I said in your MNM thread. :)

blueyxd
08-09-2005, 10:12 AM
I remember Juke Box in Siberia was my favourite song in grade 1 or thereabouts. I have it on my computer

RCA
08-09-2005, 11:05 AM
Deströyer 666

Whereabouts In AUS: Melbourne, Victoria (Have relocated to Holland :( )

Formed: 1994
Genre: Epic Blackened Thrash/Death
Label: Season Of Mist

Lineup:

K.K. Warslut - Vocals, Guitar
Shrapnel - Guitar
Mersus – Drums

Discography

Six Songs With The Devil Demo, 1994
Violence Is The Prince Of This World EP, 1995
Unchain The Wolves Full-length, 1997
Satanic Speed Metal Single, 1998
King Of Kings/Lord Of Wild Single, 2000
Phoenix Rising Full-length, 2000
Cold Steel...For An Iron Age Full-length, 2002
...Of Wolves, Women And War EP, 2002
Terror Abraxas EP, 2003

D666 formed in 1994, though at first the band was a solo project of vocalist/guitarist K.K. Warslut. The band combines blackened death and thrash with epic elements ala later era Bathory. They also sport a proud sense of Australian heritage, what with song titles such as “Australian & Anti-Christ”. Lyrical themes are for the most part about war, hatred, and anti-Christianity. The band’s central location is now Holland, due to the record label change. But, this band is still Aussie-to-the-core. :thumb:

Album Recommendations:
ALL OF THEM, though I feel Unchain The Wolves is their best.

Uploads:

COPY & PASTE LINK, THEN CHANGE THE X’S IN THE “HTTP” PROTOCOL TO T’s.

Genesis To Genocide (hxxp://s43.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2Q7QZPT9FHGST2GBU1QJ7DUD7L) from “Unchain The Wolves”

I Am The Wargod ( hxxp://s43.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=20S1H5SU1ZXK72IOT7AM0MX8OX) from “Phoenix Rising”

Black City, Black Fire (hxxp://s43.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3G45R0VMLQ3K21RGR6JALW252C) from “Cold Steel…For An Iron Age”

Apocalyptic Raids
08-09-2005, 11:28 AM
D666 absolutly fucking own.

The middle riff in Black City, Black Fire just SLAYS.

RCA
08-10-2005, 07:58 PM
D666 absolutly fucking own.

The middle riff in Black City, Black Fire just SLAYS.

\m/:evil:\m/

I wonder when their next album will hit.

dUSK
08-11-2005, 04:45 AM
Nice work RCA. I shouldn't download, but I'll get Black City, Black Fire purely because I want more stuff by this lot. :thumb:

Ulysses
08-11-2005, 05:58 AM
Phoenix Rising is a killer album, I'd recommend any metal fan buying that but then again the only other D666 recording I have is Terror Abraxas which i bought soon after it was released. "I Am the Wargod" off Phoenix Rising is an awesome track, they make that double kick sound so much better than other bands do, except perhaps Death.

Ulysses
08-11-2005, 06:31 AM
Wolfmother

Location: Sydney, Australia

Band Members:
Andrew Stockdale - guitar & vocals
Myles Heskett - drums
Chris Ross - bass & keys

Formed: 2003 (but jammed on and off before that)

Label: Modular Recordings

Biography:
It's like Black Sabbath and Zeppelin put together. Shamelessly taking and recreating music from the past. A celebration of love for the music.

Wolfmother is a 3-piece rock'n'roll band from the abyss that are going to make you peer inside your brain and howl at the moon.

From Dimension's military, thundering drums, roaring axe intro and stunning melody, to Woman's showcase of vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale's shivery holler, right through to the chugging riffs and sludgy breakdown of Apple Tree and the freaked out psyche of The White Unicorn. It is basically psychedelia/hard rock/stoner rock.

Contrary to the rest of the songs on the EP which were written and recorded just this year, the first radio track, Woman, was born around 4 years ago as a slow jam funk number, Earth, Wind & Fire-style, with slower, sing/speak vocals. To hear it now it couldn't be further removed, apart from the base, primal lyrics about said woman. The song's doesn't require a lot of analysis, being more of a stream of consciousness lyrical splurge over a groove and the kind of riffs that shake your foundations. We may be experiencing the rebirth of the power trio.

Discography:
Wolfmother EP - 2004

Official Website
http://www.wolfmother.com

Tracks:
Can't use the yousendit but you can probably get these tracks off torrents or kazaa and the like.

Apple Tree
Woman
Dimension
The White Unicorn

dUSK
08-11-2005, 06:59 AM
Nice post Ulysses. These guys are pretty awesome, although I do have to been in a particular mood to listen to them. A lot of people I know really like them, and would say they are one of Australias best musical acts in years. I also believe Slipknot are big fans of them as well. :p

Here's some Uploads

Apple Tree (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=19D0UVX4)
Woman (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=19MHO6P2)
Dimension (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=198KJULG)
The White Unicorn (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=199NI9VI)

Ulysses
08-12-2005, 02:42 PM
I'm planning to see them at Homebake. I do like music reminiscent of the late 60's/early 70's. Generally my favourite period regarding musical output and I believe, in a sense Wolfmother are bringing it back, maybe not in virtuosity but in those hard and driving riffs and trippy segments.

Chu
08-12-2005, 03:23 PM
Sick fellow Aussie awake at quarter to 6 in the morning :thumb:

I guess I'll have to check out Wolfmother soon.

dUSK
08-12-2005, 10:38 PM
in a sense Wolfmother are bringing it back, maybe not in virtuosity but in those hard and driving riffs and trippy segments.

I totally agree with this statement. It is interesting to hear the sounds of the 60's/70's in modern times, and they sure as hell are doing a much better job than Jet at bringing back older styles of music.

Jim
08-13-2005, 01:56 AM
Powderfinger! Powderfinger! Powderfinger!

I'm quite stunned to see that they haven't even earned a mention on this thread yet considering they are one of the most repected Oz bands ever.

For the uninitiated (you should be initiated), here's a quick run through...

Bernard Fanning – Vocals
Darren Middleton – Guitar
Ian Haug – Guitar
John Collins – Bass
Jon Coghill – Drums

Established in Brisbane in the early 90’s, they made a few sub-par EP’s which lead to their dark debut album ‘Parables for Wooden Ears’. This had a real Soundgarden vibe (though, not as good) and because of it’s lack of catchy tunes, sold by the handful.
The follow-up album ‘Double Allergic’ is what saw them hit the big time, with such classic songs as “Pick You Up” and “d.a.f” (which was named after the chord progression). This saw them receive plenty of radio air-play, with many touting them as the “next big thing” of Oz rock.
Their third outing ‘Internationalist’ confirmed this. Far lighter and more “indie” than previous records, it blew away the charts and won six Australian Record Industry Awards including ‘best single’ (for “Day You Come”) and the almighty ‘album of the year’.
Many believed “Internationalist” couldn’t be topped. But in 2000 they proved their talent with one of their most subdued (and arguably best) albums. ‘Odyssey Number Five’ is a work of genius that was home to such hits as “Waiting for the Sun” (their best song IMO), “Like a Dog”, “These Days”, “My Kinda Scene”, “Thrilloilogy” and the most noted song – “My Happiness”, which also won ‘best single’. This album also won the ARIA for ‘album of the year’.
After extensive worldwide touring, the band decided to tackle the next album with an entirely different approach – to drop the pop-rock sound and feed themselves on a diet of classic blues and “rock’n’soul” and created their loudest record ‘Vulture Street’ – which was inspired by acts from Led Zeppelin to Leadbelly. This album was also a critical success and completed their ‘album of the year’ hat-trick, beating off the evil Delta Goodrem to take the prize.
They’ve gone on a break now, but you’d do well to seriously check them out.

Best songs are:
Waiting for the Sun
Passenger
Pick You Up
Day You Come
These Days
The list is endless…….

I’m not a computer wizard, so I don’t know exactly how to “upload” stuff. Their site should set you straight though.

http://www.powderfinger.com

I hope this works!!!

bluefire
08-13-2005, 04:09 AM
i don't know why i didn't think of powderfinger, really well done anyway.

Malice
08-13-2005, 04:26 AM
Hardcore/metalcore.
Check these guys out.

http://www.myspace.com/thebulletneverlies

EN-FUCKING-JOY, I know I did.

Ulysses
08-13-2005, 08:25 AM
I totally agree with this statement. It is interesting to hear the sounds of the 60's/70's in modern times, and they sure as hell are doing a much better job than Jet at bringing back older styles of music.

Yeah, I'd love to see a full scale late 60's and early 70's revival, that period offers so much in the way of experimentation, largely due to new studio equipment, onstage jamming and a general awesome vibe that swept England, especially London and the San Francisco areas particularly but also in Europe and other parts of the states. It would probably become a parody of something great that has been and gone but still with a lack of originality and new ideas but it sounds good in theory.

Lord Tim
08-15-2005, 01:47 AM
Finally, we are still waiting for the re-release of Resurrection, and the last I heard of the band, they had suffered yet another line up change, and a lack of funds. However, true commitement showed through on Tims part, and he sold numerous guitars to help fund an overseas tour (unconfirmed romour).

Hey, cheers for the plug! Gotta love site stats that show links from sites, hey? ;)

Just wanted to clarify a couple of things here...

Resurrection is now out in Australia and selling great - the first pressing sold out in about 2 weeks, which is awesome. LMP will be getting it out this year sometime with new cover art and a limited edition version with a bonus track and a video clip.

Stu was the guy who sold the guitars (he has like 40 of the bastards - I think he needs help! HAHA!), I sold a ****load of my vinyls (*sob*) and tracked down investors and sponsors for the tour. In a couple of weeks, we raised $23,000... not so bad... although the tour ended up costing us over $60,000 all up! :amaze:

Gotta love those lineup changes hey? There is a full band right now and has been since February when we added Glenn Williams (bass) and Tim Yatras (drums). These guys did the Angra / Nightwish / Megadeth Aus tours with us and did the Euro tour with Megadeth with us. Hopefully this will stay the lineup longer than the last one (that was like 4 months or so? *sigh*)

Cheers to all that said nice things about us on here! :)

L' Via L' Viaquiz
08-15-2005, 02:24 AM
I actaully have a friend who's band is touring in Newcastle and i personally think their great. Their called Castro and their site is www.castroband.com . Just curious as to what other people think of them. Their songs are in the mp3 section and their best are probably slave, beautiful sins, 1986, not today etc...Their style probably fits in with just grunge/rock so yeah check it out its pretty good for a band that have been together no more than 1 year.

Apocalyptic Raids
08-15-2005, 02:52 AM
Hey, cheers for the plug! Gotta love site stats that show links from sites, hey? ;)

Just wanted to clarify a couple of things here...

Resurrection is now out in Australia and selling great - the first pressing sold out in about 2 weeks, which is awesome. LMP will be getting it out this year sometime with new cover art and a limited edition version with a bonus track and a video clip.

Stu was the guy who sold the guitars (he has like 40 of the bastards - I think he needs help! HAHA!), I sold a ****load of my vinyls (*sob*) and tracked down investors and sponsors for the tour. In a couple of weeks, we raised $23,000... not so bad... although the tour ended up costing us over $60,000 all up! :amaze:

Gotta love those lineup changes hey? There is a full band right now and has been since February when we added Glenn Williams (bass) and Tim Yatras (drums). These guys did the Angra / Nightwish / Megadeth Aus tours with us and did the Euro tour with Megadeth with us. Hopefully this will stay the lineup longer than the last one (that was like 4 months or so? *sigh*)

Cheers to all that said nice things about us on here! :)
Hail Tim!

You guys ruled supporting Megadeth \m/

dirge for november
08-15-2005, 03:06 AM
Man its good to see this thread is going well.

When I have some time tomorrow I will do a write up on "Parkway Drive".

Jasarn
08-15-2005, 03:07 AM
Vanishing Point

Genre
Melodic/Progressive Metal

Lyrical Themes
Inner struggles, life hardships.

Country of Origin
Australia! (Melb)

Current line-up
Silvio Massaro - Vocals
Chris Porcianko - Guitar
Tom Vucur - Guitar
Joe Del Mastro - Bass
Jack Lukic - Drums

Vanishing Point has been a recognised part of the Australian Metal scene since 1997. Their debut album, "In Thought" was hailed "Australian Metal album of the Year" by Demon Night Radio and the band was, proclaimed to be "Australia's No.1 Progressive Metal band" by Australia's most important Prog/Power radio show "Screaming Symphony." -
Vanishing Point Official Website

If you're more into the heavier side of metal, this band is for you. Forget cheesy national anthem vocals, Vanishing Point keep the excellent guitar and also add great vocals.

Albums -
In Thought - 1997
Tangeled in Dream - 2000
Embrace the Silence - 2005

Will add a YSI but taking forever to upload, so in the mean time go to the audio samples.

http://www.vanishing-point.com.au/content/mainband.html

Go to Audio Samples under MEDIA.

Hope that helps. :thumb:

ashakilee
08-15-2005, 05:28 AM
The Mabobs. My drum teacher's band

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/unearthed/bands/6054.htm

Lord Abortion
08-15-2005, 05:44 AM
sorry for the little girly post but...
OH my God...Lord Tim!

*cough* sorry...*clearsthroat*

dirge for november
08-15-2005, 05:48 AM
Ha Ha Dungeon rules. I didn't know Tim posted on here too.

Lord Tim
08-15-2005, 08:03 AM
HAHA! I didn't know about this place until today thanx to our site stats showing that we were linked from here... But it seems pretty cool, so I'll likely hang around until someone tells me to **** off! :p HAHA!

Lord Abortion
08-15-2005, 08:12 AM
You a cricket fan Tim?
:p

dUSK
08-15-2005, 08:43 AM
^ Silence!! :upset:

Anyway, it's very cool to see you here Tim, and thanks for the corrections. I was going to attempt to list every member Dungeon had ever had, and the period of time they spent with the group, but it was all too much.

Whenever the next Aussie tour for you guys is coming up, be sure to let us all know. I was pretty bummed when I found out MftB was 18+.

Also, I hope you don't mind about me sharing a little of your music, with the intention that someone will buy the album after hearing it. :)

Lord Tim
08-15-2005, 10:05 AM
Nah, it's cool considering we know that within 2 days of any release (including my solo album) it was up on P2P and freely being shared. At least by doing it like this people are checking it out and being referred to the Dungeon site.

Listing every member change has been attempted by a few sites now with various degrees of success! HAHA! There's been a few now! But I guess you have to expect that when the band is 16 years old!

You must be talking about the Brisbane M4TB, yeah? The Canberra one was all ages. We're working on a Brisbane gig now - keep an eye on the Dungeon NEWS/GIGS page for updates on that. :)

And Slave To The Dark - about the only sports I get into is (oddly enough) Australian Pro Wrestling and V8 Supercars, but even then I haven't had much of a chance to follow either - busy as hell!

dUSK
08-15-2005, 10:10 AM
You must be talking about the Brisbane M4TB, yeah? The Canberra one was all ages. We're working on a Brisbane gig now - keep an eye on the Dungeon NEWS/GIGS page for updates on that.

That's right. I'll keep my eyes open.

Lord Abortion
08-15-2005, 10:20 AM
Any chance of a show or two over in England Tim?
maybe at Bloodstock or 13th day festivals next year?
(these if you don't know are two great Power Metal festivals over here, Children of Bodom headlined Bloodstock this year and Sonata Arctica headlined 13th Day

or maybe even Download (more mainstream but still fun)

Lord Tim
08-15-2005, 10:38 AM
There was a possible chance of some UK shows on the tour this year but they didn't eventuate (much like the US/Canadian shows). We'll do our best to get over next year when we do Europe/Japan again.

Hey, we should take this to another thread so we don't pollute this one too much with Dungeon crap! :p HAHA!

Back on topic, folks! :)

Lord Abortion
08-15-2005, 10:43 AM
http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9189513#post9189513
Well, here's the Power metal thread, for dungeon crap :p
been discussed in there before and becuase Dungeon are such a mix of styles, we decided to call them PM and place in there

Ulysses
08-17-2005, 01:38 AM
Windchase

Location: Sydney, Australia

Formed: 1976

Genre: Symphonic Progressive Rock

Members:
Blight, Doug - Drums; Carberry, Ross
Cooper, Ralph - Drums
Ledger, Peter
Millo, Mario - Guitars, Mandolin, Vocals
McGuire, Duncan - BassNethercote, Doug - 1976
Pilt, Tovio - Moog, Mellotron, Piano, Hammond
Stevens, Gerry

Those are the various members that seemed to come and go over a period of two years, from 1976 - 77.

Review
When Sebastian Hardie disbanded after their second album, Mario Millo and Toivo Pilt quickly formed a new band, and named it after Sebastian Hardie's last album. Windchase released only the album "Symphinity", but it's a very solid and enjoyable work of typical 70's symphonic progressive rock that most fans of the genre will enjoy. The sound is a bit more upbeat and the mood more varied than what it was in Sebastian Hardie. The album opens with the atmospheric piano tones of "Forward We Ride" that glides into the excellent "Horsemen to Symphinity". The sound is clearly a bit late 70's here, but not bad at all. Toivo uses his synths in a floating and very symphonic way. The charming and cheerful "Glad to be Alive" features real strings and an irresistible chorus. The instrumental "Gypsy" has the strong melodic themes that the last Sebastian Hardie album seemed to miss sometimes, and stands actually as one of my favourites here. "No Scruples" is just as typical symphonic progressive rock as it possibly can get. Complex and grandiose with numerous Moog/guitar solos and juicy Hammond riffs. "Lamb's Fry" opens with the sounds of a frying pan, and is essentially a long and energetic jam where Millo and Toivo duels from start to finish. The short, acoustic instrumental "Non Siamo Perfetti" combines the melody of "Rosanna" from Sebastian Hardie's debut with one of the themes from "Windchase". The closer "Flight Call" is slightly more lightweight than most of the album, but still quite nice and enjoyable.

Discography:
Glad to Be Alive 77
Symphinity 77
Flight Call 77

Website:
http://www.mariomillo.com

I cannot find an mp3 of these guys, for free anyway. I have searched the world wide web and come back empty handed, apart from only a few samples from one such website that didn't work anyway. I am interested in progressive rock and especially as this band is Australian and with a sound supposedly modelled on that of Camel, Yes, and Focus, it is of great intrigue to me. Before a few weeks ago completely unknown to me as ironicaly there doesn't seem to be any of their records in Australia. I am considering buying their "Symphinity" album off amazon at Amazon.com - Windchase - Symphinity (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004TDWJ/qid=1124259771/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/102-8122800-7172123) but will wait and buy in bulk when I get some more cashola, which shouldn't be too soon. Then I will make some of their tracks available. ;)

Angelofdeath6sic6
08-17-2005, 04:07 AM
The Getaway plan

They've got a 6 track demo selling at shows and they were just on the Destroy Music tour with I killed the prom queen and Behind crimson eyes.

Really good song writing for some 19 year olds.

www.myspace.com/thegetawayplanrock

www.thegetawayplan.com

deathscreamingsheep
08-17-2005, 06:00 AM
I enjoyed listening to the Getaway Plan, the seem to have quite a lot of potential. They haven't really settled on a certain scene yet which is not a bad thing, but most of their songs seem to fit into very generic holds which isn't so good. Still, they have some good tunes etc...

By the way- any chance of re-uploading some Red Paintings stuff as I didn't get to here them and the link has expired.

Malice
08-17-2005, 09:18 PM
Glad to see somebody else who likes the Getaway Plan apart from me.
They have good stage presence and are awesome to see live.

blueyxd
08-17-2005, 10:22 PM
By the way- any chance of re-uploading some Red Paintings stuff as I didn't get to here them and the link has expired.I don't have the bandwith to upload anything by them right now, but see http://www.theredpaintings.com/v2/mp3s.htm if you haven't already.

dUSK
08-18-2005, 11:15 PM
By the way- any chance of re-uploading some Red Paintings stuff as I didn't get to here them and the link has expired.

Here's some stuff from Your Tears Are Warning Signs. Be sure to look at the link that blueyxd posted, as theres some good stuff there.

The Red Paintings - Rain (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=24QGWTH1)
The Red Paintings - The Revolution Is Never Coming (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2431VO7V)
The Red Paintings - The Worlds About To End, Don't Forget To Wear Your Stackhat (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=24B9DAQL)
The Red Paintings - The Cancer Sand (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=24XCAGMA)

I am considering buying their "Symphinity" album off amazon at Amazon.com - Windchase - Symphinity but will wait and buy in bulk when I get some more cashola, which shouldn't be too soon. Then I will make some of their tracks available.

I'll look foward to hearing something. :)

I should have something done on Sunk Loto in a day or two, as I have to work around concerts/uni this weekend.

deathscreamingsheep
08-19-2005, 07:04 AM
Cheers for the uploads, I'll have a listen later.

blueyxd
08-19-2005, 07:16 AM
Cancer Sand? anyway, cheers, I've had The Revolution stuck in my head for a while, bene wanting to hear it again

dUSK
08-19-2005, 10:45 AM
Cancer Sand?

My mistake. Windows Media player labels it wrong, ie: The Cancer Sand, but it's really The Cancer Song. I forgot about that when I was uploading it today.

/renames

Also, if anyone here gets the chance to see Shihad, I urge you to do it. They blew Cog out of the water tonight.

dUSK
08-20-2005, 12:03 AM
NEW SONG AND FILM CLIP- SEPT/OCTOBER 2005
The Butterfly Effect heads into the studio this weekend in Sydney to record the
first single from the forthcoming album. The single will be titled "Phoenix"
and will be accompanied by a film clip in October.

NEW ALBUM
The Butterfly Effect's management are currently negotiating with LA based
producer Joe Barresi to make the new album. Joe is currently recording Tool's
new album and recently recorded the latest Queens Of The Stone Age record. The
band will head to LA in November to start recording the album.

SEPT/OCT TOUR
To coincide with the new single The Butterfly Effect are touring the East Coast
in late Sept/Oct before heading overseas for two months to record. The band
wants to play some of the new tracks to fans before deciding on the final tracks
for the album. Here are the tour dates. Tickets will sell fast as these are
small to medium sized venues.


Some news from The Butterfly Effect that may interest you. For more information on the gigs visit http://www.thebutterflyeffect.com.au :)

Also, here's a review of the Shihad + Cog show I saw last night.
Link (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9263697&postcount=19).

AIC/EAZY-E
08-20-2005, 02:12 AM
^ Can you tell me some of the songs played? Was 'Shot in the Head' played? Man I love that song.

Malice
08-20-2005, 03:27 AM
For anyone who lives in Melbourne, The Dead Letter are performing at The TOTE on the 27th of August.
http://www.myspace.com/thedeadletterrock
Check them out and come down to see them when they perform!

I love Australian music lol.

Ulysses
08-24-2005, 06:05 AM
I saw the Butterfly Effect a few years ago at Enmore, I can't really remember their sound but I wasn't a big fan initially. They might get some QOTSA or Tool influence into their sound through this producer which wouldn't be too bad.

PeEpHoLe_10
08-24-2005, 06:18 AM
Argh, im in a bit pf a pickle. I had planned to go see Cog tomorrow night but i forgot about the exams i have on. I want to go, but should study. I have my music exams the day after though, so if they put on a good show it might inspire me to go out and kick arse,lol.

Ulysses
08-24-2005, 06:21 AM
Go to the concert, make the most of the opportunity i reckon.

PeEpHoLe_10
08-24-2005, 06:26 AM
Yeah i probably will end up going...i would still fail the exam anyways.

Ulysses
08-24-2005, 06:42 AM
Yeah, I'm currently doing the HSC and not studying real hard, I'm too absorbed in music and instead of reading through notes I have my head stuck in a book about Hendrix or Eric Burdon.

Apocalyptic Raids
08-24-2005, 06:50 AM
Yeah, I'm currently doing the HSC and not studying real hard.
Same :upset:

My trial results left alot to be desired.

PeEpHoLe_10
08-24-2005, 06:57 AM
Hahah...well i have my second English test tomorrow, and what am i doing? Posting on ****ing MX, curse this site,lol.

dUSK
08-24-2005, 07:12 AM
Go and see Cog, and if Shihad are at the same show it is a must. The two bands one after the other was an awesome experience.

AIC/EAZY-E, the Shihad setlist was very similar to the setlist you told me to expect. I didn't know anything of Love Is The New Hate though, as I'm yet to hear it.

Finally, apologies for not getting anything done on Sunk Loto. It'll happen once I get through all the crap I need to do for uni.

RunAmokRampant
08-24-2005, 07:39 AM
Five Star Prison Cell

www.fivestarprisoncell.com

Adam Glynn - vocals
Marc Whitworth - drums
Marek Holain - guitars
Andy Macdonald - bass

Fans of Dillinger will approve of this experimental metal band. They are fronted by ex- Frankenbok vocalist Adam Glynn. I saw them at Bayswater metalfest last week in the outer suburbs of Melbourne where about 50 people turned up for this event. Absolutely blew me away. Quite technical and very amusing. Sound like Dillinger Escape Plan cross SOAD with their own musical flair. Very inspiring live performers; check out their website and follow the links to download one of their songs. :thumb:

MRDuCran
08-24-2005, 07:45 AM
Has no one mentioned The Berzerker yet?

Apocalyptic Raids
08-24-2005, 07:55 AM
Has no one mentioned The Berzerker yet?
Nobody has done them yet. Are you going to?

blueyxd
08-24-2005, 07:59 AM
Five Star Prison Cell
I have their song Ballad Of The Cheated, the vocals are a bit heavy for my likes at the moment, but with the interesting music I will be giving it some chance. I've seen the drummer live in his other band, Tension.

Getting some more songs off their site now, I'm hoping Gandhara is the same one from Monkey.. .

dUSK
08-24-2005, 08:05 AM
Nobody has done them yet. Are you going to?

They have had a small bit done on them here (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8182339&postcount=34). Feel free to do a larger/more in depth piece on them though.

All the artists that have been done are listed in the first post. :)

MRDuCran
08-24-2005, 08:36 AM
Nobody has done them yet. Are you going to?

To be honest, i don't really know much about them, I just like the song Reality after seeing a video of them rehersing it.

PeEpHoLe_10
08-25-2005, 07:15 AM
Welllll, i decided to go to Cog, and how happy am i about that decision. I couldnt stay for Shihad cos i need to study, but Cog were AMAZING live. It was a small venue and only 200-300 people,so i got right in the middle on the barrier. Great show. Missed out on a drumstick though, the two people next to me got them which sucked. But it was a really good show,so glad i went.

Ulysses
08-27-2005, 03:46 AM
Same :upset:

My trial results left alot to be desired.

I can't say that the exams I have received back have been too crash hot either. All I do at home is play music, read books about music, listen to music and draw pictures.

Iron_Weed
08-27-2005, 05:08 AM
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds = Best Australian band ever.

Ulysses
08-29-2005, 05:25 AM
Yeah I saw Nick Cave at Wave Aid and watched a documentary on him, very interesting guy. I haven't got any of his material with the Bad Seeds to be honest but I'm considering buying an album.

Jasarn
08-31-2005, 06:50 AM
Glad to see no one acknowledged my write-up. :(

dUSK
08-31-2005, 07:15 AM
Please don't take it like that. It was a good write up and one day I'd like to check Vanishing Point out. However, downloading isn't a viable option for me, and as I'd never heard anything by them I couldn't really comment. Also, you were unlucky in that Lord Tim posted shortly afterwards, taking up the limelight.

BeaZ
08-31-2005, 07:32 AM
Please don't take it like that. It was a good write up and one day I'd like to check Vanishing Point out. However, I can't downloading isn't a viable option for me, and as I'd never heard anything by them I couldn't really comment. Also, you were unlucky in that Lord Tim posted shortly afterwards, taking up the limelight.
I have there new album, it's awesome! I want to go see them at the corner hotel in Melbourne but it's overage and I'm still 17! Anyways, I can upload some if you'd like..?

dUSK
08-31-2005, 07:36 AM
I have there new album, it's awesome! I want to go see them at the corner hotel in Melbourne but it's overage and I'm still 17! Anyways, I can upload some if you'd like..?

However, downloading isn't a viable option for me

I can't download music due to the amount my college charges me for internet. If I had any brains, I'd leave mx and save myself a small fortune. I know I won't though. Anyway, I appreciate the offer, it's very generous, but for the amount I would pay to download it I'd rather just buy the album. :)

Lord Tim
08-31-2005, 07:41 AM
Also, you were unlucky in that Lord Tim posted shortly afterwards, taking up the limelight.

Oops! :eek: Sorry 'bout that!

For what it's worth, VP are awesome and good guys too - I definitely encourage everyone to grab one of their albums. Their new one is out on Dockyard-1 (Piet Sielk from Iron Savior's label) if no one has mentioned that yet.

Anyone who wants a taster of what they do, have a look around the P2P networks for Surreal from Tangled In Dream. Awesome song. :)

BeaZ
08-31-2005, 07:49 AM
I can't download music due to the amount my college charges me for internet. If I had any brains, I'd leave mx and save myself a small fortune. I know I won't though. Anyway, I appreciate the offer, it's very generous, but for the amount I would pay to download it I'd rather just buy the album. :)
Hehe, thats cool I read that quote but wasn't sure why you would be unable to so I decided to offer. If anyone else is interested I'll happily upload some.

Jasarn
09-01-2005, 01:39 AM
Oops! :eek: Sorry 'bout that!

For what it's worth, VP are awesome and good guys too - I definitely encourage everyone to grab one of their albums. Their new one is out on Dockyard-1 (Piet Sielk from Iron Savior's label) if no one has mentioned that yet.

Anyone who wants a taster of what they do, have a look around the P2P networks for Surreal from Tangled In Dream. Awesome song. :)

Bad Lord Tim!

Please don't take it like that. It was a good write up and one day I'd like to check Vanishing Point out. However, downloading isn't a viable option for me, and as I'd never heard anything by them I couldn't really comment. Also, you were unlucky in that Lord Tim posted shortly afterwards, taking up the limelight.

It's fine. :thumb:

blueyxd
09-01-2005, 03:27 AM
Greg and any other's showing some interest: A rare Red Paintings song that I just remembered I have, it's on webspace at the moment, sunbaking.

I'll Sell You Suicide (http://www.comcen.com.au/~caracarol/The%20Red%20Paintings%20-%20I'll%20Sell%20You%20Suicide.mp3)

Ulysses
09-01-2005, 03:29 AM
Nice, yet another band that I have been meaning to sample as I have heard some talk about them both on MX and elsewhere.

dUSK
09-01-2005, 03:47 AM
Whats that you say? Rare?

/breaks no downloading of music rule

Ulysses, your in luck. I upload The Red Paintings - Walls [EP] (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=38LO9KIX) just the other night. Theres the link if your/anyone is interested.

EDIT: Just listened to I'll Sell You Suicide. It's not bad, recording quality isn't the best though. I was hoping for more of a distorted ending, like I've been loving on The Streets Fell Into My Window or the middle of Dead Adults, but meh, still a decent track. I'm glad it's now in my collection.

Ulysses
09-04-2005, 07:17 AM
Cheers mate, downloading now :cool:

dUSK
09-05-2005, 07:02 AM
Sunk Loto

The Band:
Vocals/Guitar - Jason Brown
Guitar - Luke McDonald
Bass - Sean Van Gennip
Drums - Dane Brown

Sunk Loto have been the makers of much great Hard Rock since the release of their debut EP, Society Anxiety, in 1999. It's a good collection of short, rocking tracks that aren't too hard on the lesser experienced musicians. It's opening track, Vinegar Stroke, was the first song I learnt with my first band. :cool:

Big Picture Lies was the groups debut album, and it first hit Australian audiences some time in the year 2000. The band sounds varied a little more than the EP, making it less repetitive, and the increase in cleanly sung vocals was a big plus for me. I find 11 to be an intriuging track, with it's Hip-Hop style beat and vocals. It just not something I expected from Sunk Loto, but it's not bad. Sunken Eyes is a stand out track, and consequently became rather popular. I can also see similarities with the band Karnivool.

3 years followed before Between Birth And Death (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?albumid=1693) was released as their second album. Jason reverts to more of his screaming vocals, and the album is generally more aggressive. It's not bad, but I wouldn't call it brilliant. I guess what most impresses me about this band is their live show, and the fact that they actually went to Mt Isa. Apparently at one point, the Mt Isa show was listed as one of their best on their website, but I never saw it. Give these guys a listen, as any Aussie should have heard them at least once.

Uploads
Sunk Loto - Vinegar Stroke (hxxp://s36.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1US9ALYY1SIWM1DRMKTNFIQZJ3) - Society Anxiety
Sunk Loto - Submission (hxxp://s36.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3RHSR6QP947X818JUKWI9PM5HI) - Society Anxiety
Sunk Loto - Sunken Eyes (hxxp://s36.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=32VTZJ5OLU8WE2ICV2LA77A4NM) - Big Picture Lies
Sunk Loto - 11 (hxxp://s36.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=37B62ZI279G7U13HBG4VHUIWAJ) - Big Picture Lies
Sunk Loto - Starved (hxxp://s36.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1TT9SA9UDF02N3I008MCCC37YH) - Between Birth And Death
Sunk Loto - Soul Worn Thin (hxxp://s36.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0C5Y8QUJXET7N2M358CXV0H31L) - Between Birth And Death

http://www.sunkloto.com

Ulysses
09-06-2005, 05:23 AM
This is a good EP, they could've made an album out of this material. I would like to see this band live now that I've heard them. "Walls", "Dead Adults" and "Mad World" are great tracks but the whole EP is pretty solid. They are coming to Sydney in late September, I might check them out.

My_sweet_Shadow
09-08-2005, 01:45 AM
I do believe Daysend are a quality Australian band sorry dont have enough time to do one of those big *** thingis but im shaw someone will ne ways daysend go off they opend for Slipknot in january i thaught they were better then Hatebreed that night and i think they opend for In Flames and Chimaira back in September 04. So they have played with sum high profile bands which is cool

dUSK
09-08-2005, 06:47 AM
HeavyRiva, are you still intending on doing something on Silverchair? If your not, let me know and I'll gladly do it.

Same goes for AIC/EAZY-E with Shihad.

:)

Jasarn
09-08-2005, 06:54 AM
I love you G_Mac.

Ulysses
09-29-2005, 09:32 PM
Anyone heard Wolfmother's new single "Mind's Eye"? It's coming out October 16th or thereabouts, I heard it on the radio and also on their website but haven't found a place to download it. I will probably buy their new album anyway as it will be released soon.

Simon__Thats_All
09-29-2005, 09:36 PM
The Living End should have a new single out soonish as well. Going from their recent material though, it's probably not anything to really get excited about.

Ulysses
09-29-2005, 09:57 PM
Yeah, they have talent though and great potential. It is a shame that it was disregarded on Modern ARTillery, I know you're probably right but I'm hoping they have canned making songs like Who's Gonna Save Us.

RIP Ian Curtis
09-30-2005, 12:57 AM
The Living End used to definately own all. But Modern Artillery sucked humungous ape testicles.

dUSK
09-30-2005, 01:49 AM
wow! I thought this thread was dead. I might actually do a few more artists for it now that it's been revived.

Jasarn
09-30-2005, 01:55 AM
wow! I thought this thread was dead. I might actually do a few more artists for it now that it's been revived.

Whatever you do, don't do Spiderbait.

dUSK
09-30-2005, 01:57 AM
Whatever you do, don't do Spiderbait.

You can rest assured, I hate the band. :)

EDIT: These CD Reviews should keep ya's busy for a while

The Red Paintings - Walls [EP] (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?reviewid=3773&genreid=2)
Dungeon - A Rise To Power (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?reviewid=3774&genreid=50)
Dungeon - Resurrection (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?reviewid=3775&genreid=50)

Jasarn
09-30-2005, 02:00 AM
You can rest assured, I hate the band. :)

Good. :thumb:

monkey on a bass
09-30-2005, 02:07 AM
I got the recent installment of Blunt and it came with a cd with upcoming Aus bands and i at first didnt really wanna listen to it but when i did the music was really good

Jasarn
09-30-2005, 04:23 AM
You can rest assured, I hate the band. :)

EDIT: These CD Reviews should keep ya's busy for a while

The Red Paintings - Walls [EP] (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?reviewid=3773&genreid=2)
Dungeon - A Rise To Power (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?reviewid=3774&genreid=50)
Dungeon - Resurrection (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?reviewid=3775&genreid=50)

I was about to say, do a Dungeon one.

tomtom
10-03-2005, 11:42 PM
spiderbait are awesome .....................

tomtom
10-04-2005, 12:30 AM
Powderfinger! Powderfinger! Powderfinger!

I'm quite stunned to see that they haven't even earned a mention on this thread yet considering they are one of the most repected Oz bands ever.

For the uninitiated (you should be initiated), here's a quick run through...

Bernard Fanning – Vocals
Darren Middleton – Guitar
Ian Haug – Guitar
John Collins – Bass
Jon Coghill – Drums

Established in Brisbane in the early 90’s, they made a few sub-par EP’s which lead to their dark debut album ‘Parables for Wooden Ears’. This had a real Soundgarden vibe (though, not as good) and because of it’s lack of catchy tunes, sold by the handful.
The follow-up album ‘Double Allergic’ is what saw them hit the big time, with such classic songs as “Pick You Up” and “d.a.f” (which was named after the chord progression). This saw them receive plenty of radio air-play, with many touting them as the “next big thing” of Oz rock.
Their third outing ‘Internationalist’ confirmed this. Far lighter and more “indie” than previous records, it blew away the charts and won six Australian Record Industry Awards including ‘best single’ (for “Day You Come”) and the almighty ‘album of the year’.
Many believed “Internationalist” couldn’t be topped. But in 2000 they proved their talent with one of their most subdued (and arguably best) albums. ‘Odyssey Number Five’ is a work of genius that was home to such hits as “Waiting for the Sun” (their best song IMO), “Like a Dog”, “These Days”, “My Kinda Scene”, “Thrilloilogy” and the most noted song – “My Happiness”, which also won ‘best single’. This album also won the ARIA for ‘album of the year’.
After extensive worldwide touring, the band decided to tackle the next album with an entirely different approach – to drop the pop-rock sound and feed themselves on a diet of classic blues and “rock’n’soul” and created their loudest record ‘Vulture Street’ – which was inspired by acts from Led Zeppelin to Leadbelly. This album was also a critical success and completed their ‘album of the year’ hat-trick, beating off the evil Delta Goodrem to take the prize.
They’ve gone on a break now, but you’d do well to seriously check them out.

Best songs are:
Waiting for the Sun
Passenger
Pick You Up
Day You Come
These Days
The list is endless…….

I’m not a computer wizard, so I don’t know exactly how to “upload” stuff. Their site should set you straight though.

http://www.powderfinger.com

I hope this works!!!
bernard fanning has just released a solo album, they've been playing it on JJJ almost non-stop for about a week now

dUSK
10-04-2005, 01:53 AM
Headkase

"Their style of death metal meets Mr. Bungle got some response from the crowd, which had almost doubled by the end of their 30 minute opening set." Simon Milburn - Rave Magazine

February 2001 saw the birth of what would soon become Brisbanes premier Industrial Metal band, Headkase. The band is still very much in their early days, having yet to release a full length album, but their demos and live performances leave promise. The list of influences is really quite extensive (The Wiggles :lol: ), and I guess that is reflected by their music.

The Band is as follows
Vocals - Nutty Spotswood
Bass - Dylan DK Star
Rhythm Guitar - Tristan Sykes
Lead Guitar - Raleigh Valemont
Drums - Toddy Hansen
Keyboard - Brett Hansen

Give them a listen at http://www.headkase.net/index.php/content/view/14/43/

http://www.headkase.net

Ulysses
11-11-2005, 03:40 PM
Wolfmother - Wolfmother has hit the shelves, that album blows my mind. Classic rock is ressurected. Anyone have any thoughts on the new Living End track?

dUSK
11-12-2005, 04:08 AM
I'm going to give the Wolfmother album a listen tonight. :)

What's the name of the new Living End track?

Epicurus
11-12-2005, 05:27 AM
Has anyone done Psycroptic?

dUSK
11-12-2005, 06:19 AM
I was going to, but feel free to do it. I have a couple of others I was going to do first, as I still need to get more material by them.

DO THEM PLEASE! :D

Epicurus
11-12-2005, 06:49 AM
I was going to, but feel free to do it. I have a couple of others I was going to do first, as I still need to get more material by them.

DO THEM PLEASE! :D

Ok, too tired now. Ill get it up tomorrow.

Apocalyptic Raids
11-12-2005, 07:14 AM
I just bought The Scepter Of The Ancients.

I can't wait for the new album, I hope their new vocalist is good.

dUSK
11-12-2005, 07:26 AM
I shall look foward to seeing something on Psycroptic.

In other news, The Butterfly Effect has announced the name of their upcoming album. It is to be called Imago, and should be released in early 2006. Clint did has a new interview which can be found here (http://www.blastwave.org.uk/mr/features/show_feature.asp?ID=23), and it is quite good.


Dungeon will be playing their final two shows ever. If you live in either Sydney or Brisbane, make sure you can be there.
Brisbane Flyer (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/G_Mac07/dungeonbrisbanelastflyer.jpg)
Sydney Flyer (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/G_Mac07/dungeonsydneylast_gig.jpg)


The release of Cog's debut album, The New Normal, has been pushed back to the 21/11/05 for any New Zealanders reading.


The John Butler Trio will be touring Australia in December/January. More details can be found at http://www.johnbutlertrio.com


Destroyer 666 have this to say:
We are currently working on a LP, featuring all D666 7" tracks. As well as 2 unreleased tracks which were originally recorded Oct.2003 as 7" to commerate that years aussie tour. Alas, I remained unsatisfied with the vocals, and the songs sat around forgotten till recently. We hope this will be of benefit for those still tormenting (me) for copies of the 7"s.
May be released Jan 2006.


Finally, I'll be updating the first post with some helpful links etc, so you may want to give that a look. :)

Apocalyptic Raids
11-12-2005, 07:30 AM
Fucking yes!

I'm gonna buy Dungeon tickets tommorrow!

dUSK
11-12-2005, 07:31 AM
Fucking yes!

I'm gonna buy Dungeon tickets tommorrow!

I tried to get mine the other day, but the store said they hadn't recieved them yet. I was so pissed off.

Tim, if you happen to read this, you had better let me buy you a beer at the Brisbane gig. :chug:

Apocalyptic Raids
11-12-2005, 07:33 AM
I wonder if they will have any merch?

That is my one regret from seeing them support Megadeth. Not getting a bloody shirt.

dUSK
11-12-2005, 07:38 AM
Well, for a while they were having trouble securing a venue for their final Brisbane gig. At one point it looked as though it was going to get canned, so I message Tim on myspace. He replied with Glenns E-Mail address and said he handled the merch. I eventually got an E-Mail back saying that he could meet up with me and sell me a shirt, if they didn't get a venue. Luckily they did get a venue, so they'll have merchandise there, but I missed out on meeting him.

/side story ++

Also, if anyone has any good websites they use for keeping track of gigs in their area, please post them up.

EDIT: I just listened to Wolfmother's album. It rocked my socks. :thumb:

bringbacktheshred
11-13-2005, 03:08 AM
Quick question:

Please don't flame for this either, i am a little ignorant.

Why are Dungeon playing their last shows? Obviously they've broken up, but why?

By the way, sick thread.

bringbacktheshred
11-13-2005, 03:11 AM
Don't worry about that last post, I found out.

Now, does anyone know WHY Stu and Glen are leaving?

Apocalyptic Raids
11-13-2005, 04:28 AM
It's on the front page of Dungeon's website last I checked.

Got my ticket today!!!!!

Leukeh
11-13-2005, 04:40 AM
thirsty merc - relatively new, light rock - pretty good stuff... on the radio all the time - funny too -

"i wish somebody would build me a bridge so i could get over myself"

"every breath you ta- as id sing that song to you, you probably think you deserve it at the present time"

good music, try do one about them =)

JausmetalJ
12-05-2005, 11:43 AM
I got to see the last Melbourne gig. I really wanna get upto the gaelic club in syd for the LAST LAST LAST gig, but I have no one to go with. Gonna miss Dungeon.

BUUT, keep an eye out for LORD and 20GRAMS (Stu's band), if they havnt already been posted in here.

dUSK
12-05-2005, 08:44 PM
I became the proud owner of a signed copy of LORD's A Personal Journey at the final Brisbane gig.

Thanks for giving me the name of Stu's next project, I'll try and give them a look. :thumb:

hendrixonpunk
12-05-2005, 09:15 PM
AC/DC are only partially Australian. Angus and Malcolm are Scottish (born in Glasgow I think). And we all know we think of Angus when we think AC/DC.
Yeah i think it was only Rudd who was originally Australian.

dUSK
12-06-2005, 05:59 AM
The news I've been waiting a long time for has just arrived.

Opeth Australian/New Zealand tour 2006

APRIL

20th - Perth, Loout
21st - Adelaide, The barton theatre
23rd - Melbourne, The Forum
24th - Melbourne, The forum
25th - Sydney, Big top/Luna Park
27th - Brisbane, The Arena
29th - Auckland, St James Theatre

dUSK
12-07-2005, 05:55 AM
G_Mac's Local Acts #1

Over past year I've discovered a number of local acts who put on a decent live show. It's also been a while since I've done any whoring, so here we go! Please note, all these bands will be from Brisbane.

Firstly, I'll introduce Metallurgy. These guys are pretty young, I'd say 19-20 at the most. Their Traditional Metal sound seems to be heavily influced by the likes of Iron Maiden etc, which can only be a good thing. I've seen them twice now, and I will say that these guys should have been given the set right before Dungeon the other week. Nothing has been recorded as of yet, but they do have a live recording of I Am The Storm available on their myspace. Give it a listen.

http://www.myspace.com/metallurgy


YAAAAAAARRRRR!!! Pirate Metal ahoy! Since Mid 2005 Scuurvy have been Brisbane's finest Pirate Metal band (although I don't believe there is much competition). Again they are very much in their early days, yet to record a demo, or even get a gig. The only way I found about them was because one of their members lurks these parts. Give 'em a listen. HAHAAAAAAAARRRRRRRR!!!!

http://www.scuurvy.com
http://www.myspace.com/scuurvy


Heavily influenced by Dream Theater, Arcane are leading the way with Brisbane's Progressive Metal scene. When I first saw these guys, all I could think was DT, and that's pretty much still the case. The only difference is their technical abilities :lol:. Anyway, they are a much better live act than is shown on their recorded material.

http://www.arcaneband.cbj.net
http://www.myspace.com/arcaneaustralia


Repeat Offender have been making quite a name for themselves around here in the local rock scene. I've been a small fan since I saw them open for The Butterfly Effect a few months ago. They are now competiting in the finals of some local Rock Awards thing, which is all based on peoples choice. Musically everything is pretty straight foward Hard Rock, but they do it well. Samples are available here:

http://www.myspace.com/repeatoffendermusic

W.M.A
12-07-2005, 06:01 AM
Yeah i think it was only Rudd who was originally Australian.
my god man, bon scott was a melburnian...

silverchair back together...album late 2006

Macka80
12-13-2005, 11:40 PM
the only australian bands that i like are silverchair and who am i.... i guess theres no need to put mp3 samples since i guess most of you or not all of you has an album....


There actually called "you am i"...and one of my good mates is there lead guitarist, unfortunately Dave and i were in the same band and he left us to join them...Good on him, anyone would have done the same :thumb: peace!!

Macka80
12-13-2005, 11:43 PM
Quite surprised to see no mention of two awesome aussie bands that are longer hitting it anymore...Damaged and Alligience...if u have never heard of them track them down...the drummer from Damaged is mental!! j/k

My_sweet_Shadow
12-22-2005, 10:13 PM
I dont like any Australian bands, and i'm Australian, and live in Sydney.

there are plenty of good aussie bands

My_sweet_Shadow
12-22-2005, 10:20 PM
i dunno if there been mentiond i didint read all the pages but parkway drive are n amazing australian band i dont have alot of info on em i no they come from byron bay and thats about it

rockin_ryan
12-29-2005, 12:00 AM
Recently I've been quite impressed by a couple of Australian artists, and I feel it's time to start introducing these groups to the rest of musicianforums. However, I realise I actually know very little about some of the up and coming musicians that are currently working down under, and I feel we could all do with hearing a few more Aussie artists.

So here we will use this thread to introduce great Aussie acts to each other, but, in order for this to work properly we should have some guidelines.

Thread Guidlines - Please Read

1. If you are going to introduce a new artist, be sure to make it a high quality post. For example, check out one of the forums Featured Artists. These are always produced to a high standard, and if you can produce something similiar (not as in depth) to that it would be great. Also, a dodgy post will probably mean a great band will be overlooked, and you wouldn't want to risk that.

2. If a band is currently being discussed, please do not introduce a new spotlight band. As many of these groups will only be small time, it's more than likely that discussion will not continue for long periods of time. If a post goes unanswered for a day or two, please introduce your artist at this point. By doing this you will ensure each user/artist has had an oppurtunity to be recognised.

3. Do not simply list Australian bands.

4. Please be willing to share a few uploads so we all get an idea of how each group sounds.

5. If you are not an Aussie, please don't hesitate to post up something on a good Aussie act. New Zealand artists are also welcome.

So, lets hope this works. :)

The Red Paintings

The Band (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/G_Mac07/TheRedPaintingsLiveatSkinnys28-05-0501.jpg):
Guitar and Lead Vocals - Trash McSweeney
Bass - Jasmine Ebeling
Drums - Leigh Doolan
Violin and Backing Vocals - Ella Stancombe
Wayne Jennings - Chello

The Red Paintings are a 5 piece group who have described their own sound as "Orchestrated Sci-fi Art rock", and I couldn't find a better way to describe them myself. Hailing from Brisbane, they have just release a 7 track EP entitled Walls, and a set to be making their way around the country. If you get the chance, I suggest you go and see them. I saw a free gig they did and it was great, which has left me imagining how amazing one of their actual gigs must be (They apparently have quite an interesting stage show, proving they are artists both musically and visually).

Discography:
Angel Flummox [EP] - Released 1999
Reality [Ahead of Schedule] [EP] - Released 2000
Cinema Love LP - Released 2002
Rain [Single] - Released 2004
Your Tears Are Warning Signs - Released 2004
Walls [EP] - Released 2005

Of all their releases, I myself only have Your Tears Are Warning Signs, which is really quite good. It's an acoustic album released with only 3 band members appearing (no Drummer or Bassist). It's different, but great at the same time. To state the obvious, it makes the Strings a lot more prominent, which reflects the mood of the music very well. From what I've heard of the other albums (they all have something available to download on the official website), everything seems to have a similiar sound. Don't be put off by that statement, although the songs are similiar, they do not become stale. I'll stop rambling now so you can give this group a listen :thumb:

http://www.theredpaintings.com

Uploads from Your Tears Are Warning Signs
The Red Paintings - The Revolution Is Never Coming (http://s14.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=19I1N84EIUGWT3QYLKCP98XSNR)
The Red Paintings - The Fall of Rome (http://s14.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2ASO2VSLD9HT53L3UHEAHV1LSR)
The Red Paintings - Dead Children (http://s14.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0WPS2YJ070HWC05RQA3I4LB4YW)
The Red Paintings - Rain (http://s14.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=30SQUBSQQHPWT38Z72INAIEOEI)
Tracks from Other Releases (http://www.theredpaintings.com/v2/mp3s.htm)





Past Spotlight Artists

1. The Red Paintings
2. Cog (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8171620&postcount=26)
3. The Berserker (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8182339&postcount=34)
4. Snap To Zero (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8205444&postcount=42)
5. Colditz Glider (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8212614&postcount=46)
6. The Butterfly Effect (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8214128&postcount=47)
7. Hobb's Angel Of Death (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8218092&postcount=54)
8. Gus & Frank (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8241740&postcount=61)
9. Japunga (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8250642&postcount=62)
10. Fall Of Reason (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8255378&postcount=67)
11. Melodyssey (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8279046&postcount=71)
12. 8 Foot Sativa (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8291077&postcount=76)
13. Skyhooks (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8916365&postcount=77)
14. The Living End (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8923577&postcount=85)
15. The Myriad (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8924826&postcount=88)
16. Karnivool (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8936371&postcount=89)
17. Dungeon (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8970750&postcount=90)
18. The John Butler Trio (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9004571&postcount=102)
19. Deströyer 666 (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9100229&postcount=119)
20. Wolfmother (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9131536&postcount=124)
21. Powderfinger (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9161829&postcount=129)
22. Vanishing Point (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9188567&postcount=137)
23. Windchase (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9219725&postcount=149)
24. Five Star Prison Cell (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9326909&postcount=169)
25. Sunk Loto (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9511121&postcount=190)
26. Headkase (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9886666&postcount=207)


Useful Links

Gig Guide: November '05 (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=398009)
Gig Guide: December '05 (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=408761)
Brismetal.com - The Brisbane Heavy Metal Scene (http://www.brismetal.com/)




He Forgot Jet, and Butterfingers

Epistaxis
12-29-2005, 10:33 PM
Please use the edit button. And please don't post just to call dibs. The point of this thread is to post your article when there is a slow period in the thread (at least a day or two where the previous post goes unanswered), and then let people discover and discuss.

Is anyone bothering to give The Red Paintings a listen? I'm yet to hear anyone who's heard them say they don't like them.

Inarguably pretentious, The Red Paintings, or Red Pastiches, are not in the least bit as innovative as so often self-promoted, their explicit use of art to attempt to elevate some Blink182 with strings attached tripe is trite, an insult to actual innovation, wherein structure and technique should be ingenious.

Epistaxis
12-29-2005, 10:34 PM
Is anyone bothering to give The Red Paintings a listen? I'm yet to hear anyone who's heard them say they don't like them.

Inarguably pretentious, The Red Paintings, or Red Pastiches, are not in the least bit as innovative as so often self-promoted, their explicit use of art to attempt to elevate some Blink182 with strings attached tripe is trite, an insult to actual innovation, wherein structure and technique should be ingenious.

periculosus
12-30-2005, 12:15 AM
well i dont quite understand you dude but i think theyre good and kinda strambotic !!!!!!! i really liked them unfortunetly from this side3 of the world nobody knows them so i dont have anymore music from them than what i got from the daily uploads :thumb:

hey if anybody knows where can i get some lyrics from them :thumb:

blueyxd
12-30-2005, 12:25 AM
Inarguably pretentious, The Red Paintings, or Red Pastiches, are not in the least bit as innovative as so often self-promoted, their explicit use of art to attempt to elevate some Blink182 with strings attached tripe is trite, an insult to actual innovation, wherein structure and technique should be ingenious.
Really? (http://www.punksite.com/users/zadan/markrydenshow02/13%20-%20Destroy%20the%20Robots.mp3)

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dUSK
12-30-2005, 04:51 AM
Inarguably pretentious, The Red Paintings, or Red Pastiches, are not in the least bit as innovative as so often self-promoted, their explicit use of art to attempt to elevate some Blink182 with strings attached tripe is trite, an insult to actual innovation, wherein structure and technique should be ingenious.

I will concede that TRP can come across as prententious, but what is this other babble you've come out with? Comparing the artistic integrity of the band with Blink 182? Whilst any musician who listens to the band will realise there are no great amounts of technical ability in any of their works, they are significantly different from your run-of-the-mill radio pop band.

bluey, well done. :thumb:

He Forgot Jet, and Butterfingers

You sir, are an idiot. You've managed to quote my entire post without reading anything but the list of spotlighted bands at the bottom. Firstly, I did not write the reviews for a large majority of that list. If you want those bands done, do it yourself. Secondly, I hate Jet. And finally, I did not "forget" Butterfingers. He hasn't been reviewed here as he is not part of the Rock and Metal genres. I will be doing something on him in Other Music when I'm back on here regularly.

Riva
01-17-2006, 07:11 AM
Heh, Jet really do give Aussie acts a bad name.

Riva
01-17-2006, 07:24 AM
Yeah, you lot have done well for yourselves since we left...

PeEpHoLe_10
01-28-2006, 08:13 PM
Has anyone heard the Sydney band Tourettes? I saw them at the BDO and i thought they were pretty awesome. They have a female singer and my god she can sing/scream/growl really well.

Captain Quentin
03-12-2006, 03:11 AM
The Red Paintings are fantastic from what I leeched from a Forced Listening thread and got from their website, thanks for these uploads.

I could try and do a Crowded House post but I bet everyone already knows them.

/hopes this post isn't against the rules

crowded house aren't aussie you idiot, they're New Zealanders

great band though :thumb:

Riva
03-12-2006, 03:55 AM
We always steal their bands though, hehe. But Split Enz > Crowded House.

Captain Quentin
03-12-2006, 05:52 PM
lol so true, i haven't heard much of split endz but neil finn is a genius

Jim
03-13-2006, 01:54 AM
123. Who else could spend six months in a leaky boat and live to tell the tale?

blueyxd
03-13-2006, 02:00 AM
123. Who else could spend six months in a leaky boat and live to tell the tale?Little Birdy?

Jim
03-13-2006, 02:06 AM
Yeah, but they didn't really I bet.

blueyxd
03-13-2006, 02:08 AM
It was the name of one of their songs or cds.

Jim
03-13-2006, 02:11 AM
Which was a Split Enz cover!

Rage4ever
03-19-2006, 05:16 PM
Anyone heard of the Aussie band "Wolfmother" they are really good, they sound like the White Stripes, but more rockish, i suggest you try them out. They have a song that is played on IMF channel called Minds eye