Protest The Hero are one of the most respected bands in modern metal. With a versatile sound, Protest The Hero always manage to impress, and they're back with their latest offering, Volition. Lead singer Rody Walker recently took some time to chat with us about the album, anti-pitbull laws, and the possibility of a return to Australia.
These guys really don't need any introduction. Having released four studio albums and two DVD's, multiple Australian top 10 chart debuts, and having toured the world who knows how many times by now, Parkway Drive are arguably the biggest active band in metalcore. With the band approaching their 10th anniversary, front man and all around good guy Winston McCall took time out to chat with Killyourstereo.com about the milestone.
Psycroptic are one of Australian metal’s elite. Heavy, respectable and consistent, the Tassie boys have enjoyed local and international success. Ahead of their upcoming East Coast tour with King Parrot, Killyourstereo.com sits down with drummer Dave Haley to get the lowdown from the band.
Byron Bay's Postblue are a band fast on the rise. Since forming earlier this year, the band has gone on to play with the likes of Basement, The Swellers and Hopeless, as well as releasing their new EP "Lap Year". The EP was liked so much by Rest Assured Records that they decided they wanted to release it on vinyl, after only one listen. In January, the band will be doing a run of East Coast dates with Newcastle's Distance, and we caught up with the band's vocalist and guitarist Riley McEvoy to discuss the new EP and the tour.
Pour Habit are one of Fat Wreck Chords most exciting bands to play under their banner in recent years. Hailing from Long Beach and Compton, their 2007 album 'Suticide' (re-released in 2009) is a powerhouse of high energy skate punk. Following up with 'Got Your Back' in 2011, the boys have been touring hard and are once again cmoing to grace our shores with their highly rated live show. They'll be playing alongside Australian punk stalwarts Hightime and coastal fun merchants Totally Unicorn. We caught up with drummer Colin Walsh about everything happening in the world of Pour Habit.
Having formed over 25 years ago, influential Canadian punks Propagandhi need little introduction. The band have just released their sixth studio album and Epitaph Records debut, Failed States, which further raises the lyrical and musical bar set by 2009's critically acclaimed Supporting Caste. Kill Your Stereo spoke with singer and guitarist Chris Hannah about the new record, signing with Epitaph and... Kurt Russell.
Pierce The Veil are set for a big year in 2012 after releasing their third full length Collide With The Sky. The album, which features a heavier side to the band has already been recieving positive reviews, proving that the band's risk taking has paid off. After just being announced to play Soundwave 2013 it looks like Australian fans won't have to wait too long to see the new material live. A few weeks before Collide With The Sky was set to be released, the band's vocalist Vic Fuentes had a chat with KillYourStereo abou the album, touring and the band's incredible fans.
When you think of true punk rock, the name Pennywise would spring to mind for a lot of people. The band, who have been around for over twenty years making solid punk rock records and offering energetic live performances, are set to release a new record titled 'All Or Nothing.' The significance of the record is that it will be the first release with new vocalist Zoli Teglas, the replacement for the band's much loved front man Jim Lindberg. KYS had a chat to original member and guitarist Fletcher Dragge to see what the world of Pennywise is like these days.
Perspectives have been making a lot of waves in the Sydney hardcore scene. Since their inception last July, the youthful Northern Beaches band has moved against the trends of their surroundings, creating a brand of melodic hardcore that emphasises musicianship over heaviness and intensity. Their debut EP and heartfelt live performances were well-received in local circles, securing them a supporting slot with legendary American post-hardcore band La Dispute. Guitarist Eddie Deal recently spoke with Kill Your Stereo about the band’s music and their plans for the future.
Parkway Drive have been an institution in the Australian heavy music scene for almost ten years now. The uncompromising work ethic that the metalcore juggernauts employ has placed them at the forefront of the genre, spearheading successful international tours and selling thousands of albums to rabid fans worldwide. This year, the band is set to release their fourth studio album as well as a new DVD. Drummer Ben Gordon spoke to Kill Your Stereo about Big Day Out, the Sick Summer II Tour, and how the band will continue to evolve and push themselves with their next album.