Canberra hardcore seven-piece (yes, seven-piece) I Exist have pledged their allegiance to the power of the riff. Mashing together a love of riff-driven hardcore with nods to 90s sludge metal bands like Eyehategod, the band have honed their craft across two LPs and extensive national touring. Ahead of their appearances at Bastardfest around the country, guitarist and intermittent vocalist Aaron Osborne spoke to Kill Your Stereo about the band's endeavours.
Byron Bay upstarts In Hearts Wake are ready to capitalise on 2012. The heavy-hitters have a debut studio album – ‘Divination’ – about to hit stores and a highly anticipated tour with Dream On Dreamer also about to commence. Vocalist Jake Taylor kindly caught up with KYS recently to discuss the band, the album and introduce us to some new Byron Bay lingo.
With two EPs and a split with Rust Belt Lights under their collective belt, New Jersey pop punkers I Call Fives have their debut full-length on the way and are set to embark on their debut Australian tour with Sydney buzz band Heroes For Hire in late October and November. We caught up with bassist Drew Conte to talk fast food, tour life and pop punk.
Jona Weinhofen is a name you can't miss in today's heavy music scene. After starting I Killed The Prom Queen back in 2000, and subsequently playing in not one, but two massive international bands (Bleeding Through and Bring Me The Horizon), Jona is bringing it all back to square one by reviving Adelaide's favourite sons I Killed The Prom Queen. The band are playing the Destroy Music tour in May with The Amity Affliction. Jona took a break after another hectic show with Bring Me The Horizon, to talk about new Prom Queen vocalist Jamie Hope, living in three countries at once and why you should never get agree to a game of soccer with Winston from Parkway.
Canberra wizards I Exist are currently on tour with Phantoms in support of their recent "Bad Romance" split, and have been making an effort to be one of the most entertaining bands in the country right now. The band will be playing the annual Push Over festival next month, and we caught up with the band's guitarist Aaron to discuss the festival, as well as the band's plans for the rest of 2011.
New Jersey based pop punk band I Call Fives are one of the fastest rising up and coming bands in the pop punk scene at the moment, and have just released their new EP, "Bad Advice", through No Sleep Records. The band's bassist Drew and singer Jeff answered a few questions for us while they are on the road.
On the eve of their impending tour with hardcore heavy weights Shai Hulud I Exist guitarist Aaron Osbourne took some time to talk about their latest album and Queenslands Wet n Wild
The annual Push Over Festival is set to take place on Sunday March 7th and we caught up with Melbourne's I Explode Like to chat about it all...
In Trenches burst onto the hardcore scene with a lot of hype. With a band that features prominent members of two of Australia's most successful hardcore/metal bands (I Killed The Prom Queen & Day Of Contempt ), it's not hard to see why.
We caught up with ex-IKTPQ guitarist Kevin Cameron to talk about the difference between In Trenches and his previous band and a whole lot more!
All month long we are running the Soundwave Festival Quickies - where we issue a band playing at the festival 7 quick questions.