From crushing waves of guitar noise to ambient electronica-infused soundscapes, UK instrumental rock band 65daysofstatic are masters of atmosphere. Since forming in 2001, they’ve toured the world, released five acclaimed studio albums and were handpicked to support The Cure back in 2008. While in the country for the Peats Ridge Festival and a series of headline shows, 65daysofstatic multi-instrumentalist Paul Wolinski recently spoke to Killyourstereo.com about maintaining creative control over their music, not writing ad jingles and songs to soundtrack the apocalypse.
Australian instrumental post-rock outfit sleepmakeswaves have taken it all before them in 2012. Numerous local and international tours, plus an ARIA nod along the way too. Killyourstereo.com recently caught up with guitarist Jonathan “Kid” Khor to discuss the year, the band’s roots in punk, metal and hardcore…and, sampling AC/DC wine.
The last year or so has been one of the biggest in All Time Low's ten year career. With a full main-stage stint on the Vans Warped Tour, a new album after a move back home to indie label Hopeless - following a series of hiccups on major label Interscope - and recently being announced to play 2013's Soundwave Festival, the near future looks equally as exciting for the Baltimore pop-punk four piece. Vocalist and guitarist Alex Gaskarth chatted to Kill Your Stereo about the above and being on the same page as Metallica.
Unwritten Law are no strangers to Australian shores having been here a multitude of times including playing Soundwave, their latest visit sees them touring with Suicidal Tendencies and Finnish insanity merchants The Dudesons for what should be one of the more exciting tours of the summer. We caught up with singer Scott Russo for a quick chat about everything that's been going on with Unwritten Law in recent times.
Melbourne grindcore lunatics A Million Dead Birds Laughing have unleashed two albums of sonic terror - Force Fed Enlightenment and Xen – and show no signs of slowing down with a revitalised lineup and new material in the works. Having recently shared the stage with Ne Obliviscaris, Be’lakor, Death Audio and countless others at Sonic Forge Festival, AMDBL’s guitarist Ben Boyle caught up with Killyourstereo for a chat about early influences, Melbourne’s metal scene and horror movies.
It has been an eventful few years for Of Mice & Men, full of highs and lows. And 2012 has been no different. Featuring a massive lineup change, an album re-release and work on their third studio album, next year is an exciting one for the band. Vocalist Austin Carlile sat down to chat with Kill Your Stereo about heading to Australia, the new album and what is to come for his 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.
Young Statues are a band that have come a long way in the last 12 months. Since the release of their debut self-titled album through Run For Cover Records, the band has racked up tours with the likes of The Early November, Saves The Day, Misser and The Dangerous Summer, as well as finding the time to record a covers 7", and an EP that will be released in early 2013. We caught up with the band's vocalist and guitarist Carmen Cirgnano to discuss the covers record as well as their new EP.
Ne Obliviscaris certainly know what hard work and perseverance means. After welcoming back French-born guitarist Benjamin Baret following lengthy and ongoing Visa issues, the Melbourne group’s debut studio album ‘Portal of I’ finally saw release earlier this year. Killyourstereo.com recently caught up with Tim Charles ahead of this weekend’s Sonic Forge Festival to discuss all things band related.
Melbourne’s Be’lakor are a local band worthy of respect. Having supported the likes of At the Gates and toured overseas as part of the respective Brutal Assault and Summer Breeze festivals, the group are gearing up for this weekend’s Sonic Forge Festival. Killyourstereo.com caught up with the band recently to discuss the year, plans for the future and Australian metal.