One of Australia's most loved and longest running rock bands Grinspoon, are back with their seventh studio album. Recorded in LA with Dave Schiffman and featuring a stack of cameos from Chris Cheney and Tim Rogers to name a few, the new album 'Black Rabbits' marks a change in direction for the band into more melodic territory. We spoke with guitarist Pat Davern about the benefits of recording in LA and the some of the bad habits that have made the band's history so interesting.
It is officially “Year One” for Gallows. After losing longtime frontman Frank Carter last year, ex-Alexisonfire guitarist Wade MacNeil stepped up to the plate to breathe new life into the UK hardcore band. Defying the skeptics, their upcoming self-titled album will showcase a less disjointed and more collaborative Gallows, uncompromising with their aggression and creativity. Ahead of the revelation that they had joined the lineup for Soundwave 2013, frontman Wade MacNeil spoke to Kill Your Stereo about the album and his first year with the band.
In the metal world, Gojira command respect. The genre blending quartet from Bayonne, France have continually impressed with masterful technical prowess and a level of innovation that is rarely seen in the music of today. 2005 release From Mars To Sirius and 2008's The Way Of All Flesh garnered unanimous praise from critics and metal fans alike and earned them support slots with some of the biggest namesin metal. Now we are looking down the barrel of album number four L'Enfant Sauvage, French for 'The Wild Child' which hits the stores on June 26th. Chatting to Killyourstereo is the band's whirlwind drummer Mario Duplantier who talks about the new album, the band's move to Roadrunner and their recent Australian debut.
Ghosts are a band with no regard for the norms or niceties of the local hardcore scene. Since mid-2011, the three-piece have made music for themselves alone, culminating with their debut release, ‘All Filler, No Killer’. Fending off the expectations of the music industry, the band has taken a DIY approach to touring, assaulting small venues, garages and even a kitchen across the east coast with their explosive live performances. It has been said that frontman Matt ‘Sutto’ Sutcliffe is clinically insane, a fact demonstrated to Kill Your Stereo when he sat down on a drunken night at 4 am to talk about Ghosts, Strike Hard Bookings, and how the band will always stay metal.