Bandcamp Bargain Bin #3 ft. Sam Dishington [Départe]

Bandcamp Bargain Bin #3 ft. Sam Dishington [Départe]

G’day, flogs. This installment of Bandcamp Bargain Bin has been hand-picked by none other than Disho himself, so you can expect a healthy smattering of black metal, metal that is black, metal noir, and good ol’ fashioned black metal, just for good measure. There’s probably some other shit in there as well, I guess. As an aside, Départe are releasing a full-length very soon, so you should probably head over to their bandcamp page and drop a pre-order on that sonbitch pronto. Enjoy! As always, links are in the titles. Abaton – Discography Killer proggy doomy sludge metal from Italy with a smattering of hardcore and some really sick atmosphere. Plus a guest vocal spot from old mate from Nero Di Marte, and that guy is sick, so get around it. Pay What You Wish. The Armed – Discography Fans of Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Every Time I Die (I think, I don’t listen to much ETID… but I think of them when I listen to this) will dig this rad four piece math/hardcore band. All 7 of their releases on Bandcamp are Free Download, which is nice of them! Free Download Frontierer – Discography Mathcore. Mathcore, mathcore, mathcore. These Scots play very sick, super hectic and aggressive mathcore in the vein of Car Bomb, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza and Sectioned. In fact, some of the guys from Frontierer are also in Sectioned, who you should definitely also check out. Their stuff is free on Bandcamp too. I probably should have put them on this list. Oh well, next time. Pay What You Wish Hexis –...
11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands: Deadspace

11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands: Deadspace

Deadspace are from Perth, so right away we are off to a bad start. I’m not saying you should automatically assume they are shit because of that one fact, but … actually, yeah I am. That’s exactly what I’m saying. Anyway, they were dumb enough to answer our 11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands, so here’s their answers. If they don’t make any sense, don’t say we didn’t warn you that they are from Perth. Cheers. — Do you have riffs? If not, why do you feel it is acceptable to constantly dog the boys? We did have riffs but Shining stole them all. Why do the large majority of bands in your genre sound exactly the same as the bands in that genre ten years ago? Ever heard of progression? Or are you just happy to keep beating a dead horse before an ever dwindling audience? When we were kids we always wanted to be astronauts. Being in our 20s and still waiting to hit puberty, we thought we’d hang out and throw tantrums together. Maybe one day we’ll be able to get into bars without getting ID’d and take ourselves more seriously. Can you give us a rundown of your gear? How much did that cost your mums? My mum opted out of the abortion so she could buy me a microphone … much to her dismay, it didn’t work out too well for her. Do you actually think that breakdowns are a good songwriting technique or are you just pandering to the five kids in mosh shorts that stand in the middle of the room at...
11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands: Black Rheno

11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands: Black Rheno

Black Rheno are a huge misnomer, on account of none of them being black, or named ‘Rheno’. Personally, I would urge everyone to form a class action and sue them for false advertising, but considering they look like they would be hard pressed affording a pack of durries between them, that could prove pretty futile. To add insult to injury, they sent their drummer, Doug Martin, to answer our 11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands, so if the result is unintelligible gabble, you’ll understand why. Cheers. Do you have riffs? If not, why do you feel it is acceptable to constantly dog the boys? I don’t. I just play drums behind Nano’s riffs, but I’m sure there’s something he’s keeping from us. He is Spanish after all … Why do the large majority of bands in your genre sound exactly the same as the bands in that genre ten years ago? Ever heard of progression? Or are you just happy to keep beating a dead horse before an ever dwindling audience? 1) We have created our own post-modern style “Shoe Soul”, so that’s irrelevant, and 2) If you know us, then you would know we love to beat anything dead in front of an audience. We just keep beating and beating until it bursts! Can you give us a rundown of your gear? How much did that cost your mum? Pearl Master’s Maple kit & Hardware, Zildjian/TRX cymbals, Cympad cymbal felts, and Inferno Music Blackbolt Sticks. My mum? Nothing at all. Though the one night I had at your mumma’s certainly funded a good chunk of it. Do you...
11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands: Silent Knight

11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands: Silent Knight

Silent Knight, Perth’s foremost Yuletide-themed metal band, are an unknown quantity. That is to say, I’ve never heard of them, and given that they are from Perth, they very well may not actually exist. That being said, they might just be the best Iron Maiden cover band in the country. They may also be the only one, too, but that is a moot point. Here is Stu McGill‘s answers to our now infamous 11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands. Enjoy! Do you have riffs? If not, why do you feel it is acceptable to constantly dog the boys? Does chugging on the open E string count as a riff? Why do the large majority of bands in your genre sound exactly the same as the bands in that genre ten years ago? Ever heard of progression? Or are you just happy to keep beating a dead horse before an ever dwindling audience? I’d prefer to keep beating off a dead horse of course … oh wait, what?! Can you give us a rundown of your gear? How much did that cost your mums? Jackson guitars, Marshall Amps, Line 6 tones, Shure Wirelesses … If you ask my dad, his child support responsibilities paid for it, NOT my mum. Do you actually think that breakdowns are a good songwriting technique or are you just pandering to the five kids in mosh shorts that stand in the middle of the room at your shows flailing their limbs about? You have to please your crowd man, take away those five kids & what have you got left? Wives, girlfriends, and Tinder hookups...
11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands: Caligula’s Horse

11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands: Caligula’s Horse

Of all the bands in Brisbane, Caligula’s Horse sure are one of them. So with that in mind, we figured they would be an ideal candidate for the first installment of our new segment, 11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands. They’re the questions you never knew you wanted to ask, and probably still don’t even after they have actually been answered. So without further ado, here is vocalist Jim Grey‘s efforts. Bear in mind that if the questions don’t have any relevance to the band in question, we sincerely don’t give a fuck. Cheers. — Do you have riffs? If not, why do you feel it is acceptable to constantly dog the boys? We’ve been known to have the odd riff. But sometimes the boys need a good doggin’, it’s good for them. Take that however you please. Why do the large majority of bands in your genre sound exactly the same as the bands in that genre ten years ago? Ever heard of progression? Or are you just happy to keep beating a dead horse before an ever dwindling audience? That’s our secret. We *literally are* a dead horse. Can you give us a rundown of your gear? How much did that cost your mums? The boys play Musicman JP7s, Fractal Axe FX, Mesa Simulclass 2:90, with Mesa cabs. It cost our mums a lifetime of disappointment and subsequent neglect. Do you actually think that breakdowns are a good songwriting technique, or are you just pandering to the five kids in mosh shorts that stand in the middle of the room at your shows flailing their limbs about?...