Following a huge 2013, this year is shaping up to be just as significant for Canada's Protest The Hero, with line-up changes, a win at the Juno Awards and non-stop touring. The band is headed back to Australia in September, and Killyourstereo.com caught up with lead singer Rody Walker to discuss the tour, side projects, and Dennis Quaid movies.
Southern Lord signed instrumental veterans Pelican are preparing to return to Australia this month. On the eve of their visit, Killyourstereo.com sat down with guitarist Trevor de Brauw. The musician discusses the relationship the band has with their fans, thoughts leading into the tour and the special nature of shows.
There are a handful of bands over the past couple decades who have been responsible for introducing countless people into the world of punk rock. Bands like Bad Religion, Black Flag, The Offspring, Blink-182, Green Day, and of course, Pennywise. Celebrating their 25th year as a band in 2013, the punk rock veterans now find themselves back with original singer, Jim Lindberg, as well a new release, 'Yesterdays'. We spoke with bassist Randy Bradbury about the new release and how it feels to have the gang back together.
Canada's Propagandhi have been one of punk rocks most politically out-spoken bands for well over two decades now. Their last album, 2012's 'Failed States' - while not quite as specific as previous releases - was just as dynamic, aggressive, and as pissed-off as anything else the band has done in their career. With their headlining tour hitting our shores this May/June, Killyourstereo.com spoke with drummer and co-founding member, Jord Samolesky.
With their debut album, 'I Hope Their Praying For Me' set for release later this month, we caught up with alternative Melbourne rockers Postblue to talk about the band, the album and the local scene.
Prepared Like a Bride are on a blazing trail to success. Having already gained a significant following, the Queensland band's debut album, 'Overcomer' is initially being met with solid reviews and praise. The group's upcoming Australian tour will only prove just as well-received. We spoke with lead singer, Ryan Bowles to discuss the album and the upcoming tour.
There aren't many bands in the world that evolve like Panic! At The Disco. With every release, they craft their sound into a completely new beast, and the band's latest effort, 'Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die,' is no exception. The group will be coming down under for Soundwave next month, and front man Brendon Urie took the time out to chat to us ahead of the visit.
Progressive metallers Periphery have been keeping busy over the past year. Along with constant touring (including a spot on Soundwave 2013), the band have been sporadically working on third full-length album 'Juggernaut' as well as writing and recording the experimental 'Clear' - in which each member composed and directed their own song. Headed back to Australia later this month with Animals As Leaders, we chat with vocalist Spencer Sotelo to get the lowdown on everything.
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.