Tag Archives: Australia

Dissident Aggression: Inverloch – Distance │ Collapsed

Posted by on February 26, 2016

It is safe to say at this stage of the game that death metal is currently enjoying quite the renaissance. That’s not to say that the genre withered and died at any point, or that there weren’t quality acts to be found. On the contrary, since the genre’s inception there have always been acts you […]

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Venom’s Cronos says music lacks frontmen

Posted by on March 17, 2015

Venom bassist and vocalist Conrad “Cronos” Lant has never been one to mince words. The British founder of black metal has always spoken his mind about just about anything, metal-related or otherwise. In a recent interview with Australia’s The Rockpit, Cronos veered off from promoting Venom’s latest album, From The Very Depths, to express his […]

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Black Sabbath release ‘Black Sabbath Live… Gathered in Their Masses’

Posted by on October 3, 2013

[youtube]http://youtu.be/_cjomffUqCg[/youtube] It’s not every year that Black Sabbath release their first album with Ozzy in 35 years. That’s perhaps why the band are commemorating Ozzy’s return and this year’s 13 with a live album. Black Sabbath Live… Gathered in Their Masses will be released on November 26th. This new recording captures their set from this past April 29th […]

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Ne Obliviscaris Post New Song Online, Guitarist Resolves Australian Visa Problems

Posted by on October 24, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMorAdnCixg[/youtube] Last week certainly was a great one for Australia’s Ne Obliviscaris. As you may remember, Australia’s Department of Immigration rejected Benjamin Baret’s application for a Distinguished Talent Visa because the French guitarist failed to meet certain standards (aka, wasn’t as popular as Iron Maiden or Metallica). We hadn’t heard much from the band since […]

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Van Halen Apparently Confirmed For Australia’s Soundwave Revolution Festival

Posted by on May 11, 2011

Soundwave Revolution, Australia’s new traveling festival, has announced via Facebook and their website that Van Halen will be the shows’ headliner. Also recently added to the lineup is Alice Cooper, Bad Religion, Hole, Machine Head, Danzig, Alter Bridge, Sisters Of Mercy, Versa Emerge, The Pretty Reckless, and many others. As cool of a lineup as […]

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Exclusive: Australian Guitarist Discusses Visa Battle

Posted by on March 10, 2011

Back in January, Metal Insider first found out that Australian black metal band Ne Obliviscaris was having trouble keeping their guitarist in the country. Australia’s Department of Immigration rejected guitarist Benjamin Baret’s application for a Distinguished Talent Visa because he failed to meet certain standards. Such standards included “a record of exceptional and outstanding achievement […]

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Not As Big As Metallica Or Iron Maiden? No Australian Visa, Then

Posted by on January 27, 2011

This is somewhat old news, but it’s the first we at Metal Insider have heard about it. And apparently Australian black metal band Ne Obliviscaris still needs help with keeping their guitarist in the country. The group has been tirelessly trying to help new guitarist Benjamin Baret (originally from France) obtain a Distinguished Talent Visa […]

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Mike Patton, Ever The Peeping Tom, Exposes Himself Onstage

Posted by on February 25, 2010

Guess Mike Patton’s side-project wasn’t just a witty name. Performing at the Brisbane, Australia stop on the Soundwave Festival this past Saturday, February 20, the Faith No More frontman intentionally revealed himself to a camera man filming on stage. Patton took control over the camera while singing “Just A Man” before turning the camera to […]

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