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.
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.
After The Fall are a reenergised band. It’s a DIY mentality now for the Central Coast rockers. With new album ‘Bittersweet’ due out soon and a run of shows on the horizon, KYS caught up with guitarist Mark Warner for a brief, quickfire chat recently.
Canadian five-piece Alexisonfire clawed their way to the top of the post-hardcore foodchain with impeccable musicianship and unmatched charisma and intensity in the live arena. Ending their decade-long career last year, the band has decided to reunite for one last run of shows in December, with the Sydney show sold-out and Melbourne selling fast with extra tickets recently released. Guitarist Wade MacNeil spoke to Kill Your Stereo about the final tour and the band’s legacy.
The word ‘pioneer’ gets thrown around too casually. However, in some instances the term is rather apt, if not an understatement. Iconic Swedish melodic death metal outfit At The Gates are preparing to make their long-awaited and maiden trip to Australia. Killyourstereo recently caught up with frontman Tomas Lindberg from the Gothenburg maestros to discuss metal, the upcoming tour…and, the new Converge record.
Aversions Crown entered the heavy metal discussion with 2011’s impressive full-length ‘Servitude’. Continuing with our recent series of Bastardfest interviews, Killyourstereo caught up with Aversions Crown guitarist Chris Cougan to discuss touring, life in the band and plans for the group’s next album.
Melbourne punk band Anchors are set for a big end of 2012. They have just released their new album "Lost At The Bottom Of The World" and will be launching the release of the record by hitting the road later this month with Transit, as well as heading over to America for the first time in October to play The Fest in Gainesville, as well as a string of other shows while they're there. We caught up with the band's guitarist Patrick O'Shea once again to discuss the new record, as well as the band's touring plans.
New Zealand exports Antagonist A.D are a force to be reckoned with. The metallic hardcore Kiwis have stayed true to their roots across their seven-year career, rarely making concessions to the masses and honing their blistering sound across five intense releases. No strangers to Australian shores, the band are returning for a headline run in August alongside US heavyweights Lionheart and Sydney's own Shinto Katana. Vocalist Sam Crocker recently spoke with Kill Your Stereo about the tour and the band's latest album, 'Nothing from No One'.
Pennsylvania's August Burns Red have a solid claim on being one of the most important bands who brought the genre of metalcore to the masses in the first few years of last decade. Almost ten years on and the band is still at it, having released their fourth studio album "Leveler" via Solid State Records in June last year. With their debut Australian tour alongside Blessthefall and Sydney's Northlane kicking off this week, we caught up with the band's bassist Dustin Davidson to talk heavy music, bible references and making a dick of yourself in front of NOFX.
Anti-Flag have been one of the most outspoken bands in punk rock for over twenty years. Most recently throwing their support behind the Occupy movement in the US, Anti-Flag are about to release their ninth studio album "The General Strike", before hitting our shores for a headlining tour in May. KYS spoke to drummer and founding member Pat Thetic to talk politics, travelling the world and suspect vegan sushi.