In terms of respect, Sacramento stalwarts Deftones are near peerless. Boasting an impressive career, Deftones are a band at the top of their game. Last year’s impressive ‘Koi No Yokan’ picked up from where predecessor ‘Diamond Eyes’ left off. With a string of sold-out Australian shows coming up in May, Killyourstereo.com caught up with one of rock’s true gentlemen, Sergio Vega to talk about writing music, touring with your friends and Australian coffee.
Dropkick Murphys are a band that needs no introduction. Their honest blend of Celtic punk has been a permanent and respected staple in the genre for some time. With a new album out and an Australian tour (including Bluesfest) on the horizon, Killyourstereo.com caught up with drummer Matt Kelly to discuss all things Dropkick.
Canadian trio Danko Jones have been writing gritty balls-to-the-wall rock & roll since 1996 and show no signs of slowing down with the release of their sixth studio album, 'Rock and Roll Is Black and Blue'. Ahead of their appearance at Soundwave this year, Killyourstereo.com caught up with Danko Jones himself for a quick chat about living the rock and roll life.
Armed with songs that mix melody and brutality, Melbourne metal band Death Audio have been gaining attention for all the right reasons lately. As they prepare to tour the country in support of their stunning debut self-titled album, Killyourstereo.com caught up with guitarist Will Borland for a chat about how much hard work went into their debut, sharing the stage with their idols and being confused with members of Limp Bizkit.
For a band that started with such humble and small expectations, Deez Nuts have enjoyed a quick and popular rise. With a new studio album, ‘Bout It’ due out in March, Killyourstereo.com caught up with Deez Nuts frontman JJ Peters late last year to talk about music, plans for the future and the Boys of Summer tour.
Since their formation in 1978, the Descendents have been considered one of the most crucial punk acts of all time, being cited as a major influence for countless bands over the years. The last decade has seen sporadic tours and one-off shows from the Descendents, with the band set to return to Australian shores for the second time in early 2013. Kill Your Stereo caught up with guitarist Stephen Egerton to chat about the upcoming tour, as well as the band's plans for a new Descendents record in the near future.
Adelaide's Dangerous! are arguably the most promising Australian musical export right now. Signed to Epitaph, the rock n' roll four piece managed to nab a spot on the line ups of both Download and Sonisphere in the UK alongside names like Metallica, Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park. Having released their debut LP "Teenage Rampage" in September, Dangerous! return home for a run of headlining dates this month. Ahead of the tour we spoke to frontman Tommy Lofts about what local audiences can expect from the band.
For more than ten years now, Chris Carrabba’s career as a singer-songwriter has flourished under the Dashboard Confessional moniker. As the spearhead of the project, Carrabba has enjoyed worldwide commercial and critical acclaim, culminating with charting success across five studio albums. In the lead-up to his return to Australia as part of Soundwave 2012, Carrabbba recently spoke with Kill Your Stereo about the upcoming tour and the project’s future in the modern era of music.
Hailing from two states and featuring ex-members of various familiar local acts including The War and Strength Through Purity, newly formed mosh merchants Deceiver are already attracting their fair share of hype across the country. With the band's debut self-titled album dropping on October 14 through Dogfight Records, we caught up with front man Mitch Love to see what's going on in the world of Deceiver.
Melbourne’s Dream On Dreamer are gearing up for a massive second half of the year, with their debut full-length Heartbound due out August 5, available worldwide on UNFD (Aus), Rise Records (US, UK, Europe) and Triple Vision (Japan). The band are about head off on a national tour with US metalcore giants Avenged Sevenfold, before doing another lap around the nation on their first headlining tour in support the Heartbound release in August. After that, the band are due to tour Europe for the first time with Rise label-mates Memphis May Fire and The Color Morale, including several dates in frontman Marcel Gadacz’s native Germany. Marcel had a talk with Killyourstereo.com to discuss the exciting times ahead.