Having established themselves as one of the leading bands in the Australian metal/hardcore scene over the years, I Killed The Prom Queen are back in full-time mode with an upcoming tour and album due out next year. With plans to again re-assert themselves in 2014, Killyourstereo.com spoke with guitarist and clean singer, Jona Weinhofen about the full-length, touring and their move to Epitaph.
Hailing from the nation's capital, I Exist craft a brand of grim, sludge-influenced hardcore that's seen them grow a devoted following throughout Australia. Having just returned home from their debut European tour and with new album 'From Darkness' out late November, we catch up with guitarist Aaron Osborne to get the lowdown.
For most, the name Dennis Lyxzén is synonymous with hardcore punk, serving as the frontman of such trailblazing acts as Refused, The (International) Noise Conspiracy and AC4. However, since 1999 Lyxzén has also fronted (in one carnation or another) post-punk outfit INVSN. Pronounced "Invasion", the quintet take a far softer, more refined approach than the frenzied energy of their previous bands. Last month, INVSN released their debut English-spoken release, a self-titled full length through Razor & Tie/Shock Records. Killyourstereo.com chat with the prolific vocalist about the new album, his frustration with the current "musical and political climate", and Refused's reunion tour last year.
For Ivy League, the impact they've made since the release of debut LP 'Transparency' has been as loud and as explosive as the album itself. Killyourstereo.com caught up with Josh Huff from the band to talk about the release of Transparency and why the group are confused by all the Title Fight comparisons.
In Hearts Wake, like many of their peers, have enjoyed a productive period. Their debut album ‘Divination’ dropped last year (voted #1 by users in the 2012 KYS Album of the Year Poll). The band now prepare to embark on another headline Australian tour with Counterparts. Killyourstereo.com recently sat down with vocalist Jake Taylor to get the lowdown on things ahead with the group.
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.