More journalistic efforts – from May til the end of June 09

Wow, I have really neglected this blog in the whirlwind that has become my life! So much going on over at Metal as Fuck and Brascoe – but here are some of my other recent efforts to keep you entertained 😉

I’ve also posted shitloads of news items, but they’re not quite so relevant. Stay tuned for more goodness in the coming month. All comments welcome, as usual!

Oh, by the way, if you like your Aussie metal, you can win a shitload by entering this competition – more than 32 bands are in the prize pack! The comp is open until 31 August. Go, enter, and enjoy. \m/

Feature articles

These (two of four) were written collaboratively with the very lovely, very metal Goatlady. There are a couple more in this series to come.

Who is Goatlady? There’s plenty about her online – and she’s a great chick: I’m so glad to know her. Check out her blogs – her metal blog at Enter the Goatlady,  her blog on Wacken, her blog on web development practices – and go look at her business site too.

20 Years of Wacken Open Air: Part one – the first five years (1990-1994)

20 Years of Wacken Open Air: Part two – the end of the first decade (1995-2000)

Release reviews

Korpiklaani – Karkelo (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Kreator – Hordes of Chaos (SPV/Riot)

After All – Cult of Sin (D1/Riot)

Amorphis – Skyforger (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky – The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Saxon – Into the Labyrinth (SPV/Riot)


Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on music, life and Abnormal

Korpiklaani, Karkelo, tours festivals and drinking – a chat with bassist Jarkko

The Way of the Fist is Serendipitous: FFDP’s Jeremy Spencer talks to Metal as Fuck

SWWAATS chat with Metal as Fuck about their killer debut release

Amorphis Reaches the Sky: A chat with Tomi K.

Event Reviews

Cradle of Filth @ Thebarton Theatre (Adelaide), 24 May 2009

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