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KREATOR/DEATH ANGEL: Australian Tour Diary 2014
Concert Reviews

Rumours flew thick and fast days prior to the official announcement of this double header back in early January 2014. We, the press, were being teased as to a pending tour announment that would feature a European and U.S. double bill. When it was official, Aussie metal heads went into a frenzy of excitement. German thrashers Kreator and U.S. Bay Area thrashers Death Angel would unite for an Aussie assault dubbed United Thrash Nations Tour. We were there to capture the action on two of the stops so sit back, relax and enjoy our wrap of this mighty double header that blitzed our fine shores.

Posted on Thursday, April 24 @ 02:05:00 MIST (213 reads)
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BURIED IN VERONA: Facing the Faceless
Interviews

Words by Rahul Menon

Buried in Verona have been in the news lately, primarily because of the release of their new album, Faceless. The album is pretty good - lots of variety, with a few surprises in store - which is another reason why they were in the news. Then there was a music video of sorts in which their haters were brought into the limelight. I had the opportunity to talk to Brett Anderson and we discussed all things about the band, tours, their future and their outlook on their haters.

Posted on Monday, March 24 @ 00:05:00 MIST (218 reads)
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DEATH ANGEL: Disturbing the Peace
Interviews

Words by Mark Snedden

Death Angel will be touring Australia starting next week alongside the mighty Kreator. This will be the second time that they have graced our shores, after touring back in 2010 with Armoured Saint. Death Angel were part of the second Wave of thrash bands to come out of the San Francisco Bay Area in San Francisco during the 1980s. They burst on to the scene with the release of The Ultra-Violence in 1987 and really came of age in 1990 with the release of Act III. However, due to a major bus accident on tour for this album they were prematurely forced to call it a day. Over three albums at this point in their career, they had carved a name for themselves within the metal scene and left many a fan wanting more. Fast forward to 2001 and the band reformed for a one off show in support of Chuck Billy with the benefit show Thrash of the Titans, and they haven’t looked back with a new label and four studio albums under their belt - The Art of Dying, Killing Season, Relentless Retribution and their latest release The Dream Calls for Blood, as well as a live album Sonic Beatdown.

I caught up with Rob Cavestany, guitarist and founding member of Death Angel and started our conversation asking how the Australian dual headlining tour with Kreator came about. Rob was very receptive for a chat and started, “Well we have been trying to get back to Australia since the first time we were there in 2010. I don’t actually know why it has taken so long but luckily we have got that chance to come back again. We are extremely excited to be touring with Kreator and can’t wait to get down there.”

Posted on Monday, April 14 @ 23:35:00 MIST (1936 reads)
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KREATOR: Agents of Brutality Return
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Words by Mark Snedden

Kreator are thrash metal icons. Since the release of Endless Pain in 1985, this Essen (Germany) based juggernaut has smashed the metal world. Kreator emerged from Europe alongside other thrash acts such as Sodom, Destruction and Coroner. As a band they have continually reinvented themselves and gone through a number of personnel and experimental phases. However, despite all of the change, Kreator has remained relevant. Their music has always struck a chord with metal fans worldwide, and they have consistently recorded songs that have stood the test of time, both in the studio and live; even through the experimental phases of Endorama and Renewal. However, from 2001 and the release of Violent Revolution and the integration of guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö, Kreator have taken their hard core, old school thrash to a whole new level. Since Violent Revolution, Kreator have laced their sound with layers of guitar melodies and intricate, progressive musical bridges, and all without turning their backs on their early thrash roots. I can’t think of another thrash metal act that has successfully done this from either side of the Atlantic!

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KYLESA: Hi FI, Sydney, AUS, 03 April 2014
Concert Reviews

Words by Rahul Menon

After initially having the tour pushed back, Kylesa finally returned to Australian shores. The night was off to a slightly bumpy start as there was a delay in the band getting to the Sydney Hi Fi from Brisbane. Doors opened over an hour late and it did make some of the waiting crowd annoyed. The turnout for the show wasn’t the best and the Hi Fi was way too roomy which affected the vibe of the whole show. However, there were some decent performances in there.

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