11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands: Blunt Shovel

11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands: Blunt Shovel

At a time where I don’t write much about music, a good friend of mine told me that I should do an article about Blunt Shovel, a death metal band from Melbourne. To be blunt (heh heh), I am a shit interviewer. And, to some of the people who read this, Blunt Shovel is a shit band. And, those two things go hand-in-hand – like beer and daddy issues – you can’t have one without the other. That being said, it’s time for another installment of 11 Shit Questions For Shit Bands, featuring Blunt Shovel’s guitarist Luke Walton. — Can you explain the correlation between listening to your music and rapidly advancing male pattern baldness? Thanks Lenny, thanks for having us. The new album comes out January 17 through Goatsound / Gamla Records, we appreciate the kind introduction. What would you say is most unique about your blend of current trends? We’d love to do that one day, but for the moment we’re concentrating on shows within Australia. We’ve got a string of shows lined up to launch the new album and we’re looking forward to hitting the road. Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like? For this album, we were more really been far as decided instead of trying to use the to even go want to do look more like. It made more sense at this point in time. Does the bassist pitch or catch? He has to catch. He’s too well hung to be allowed to pitch. Have you seen that thing? It’s as if god felt bad for...
IPHYB Choice Cuts: BLACK RHENO’s 5 Favourite Male Tits In Australian Music

IPHYB Choice Cuts: BLACK RHENO’s 5 Favourite Male Tits In Australian Music

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Choice Cuts article on IPHYB. The last time was when Mark Poida from Aversions Crown shared his Top 5 Video Game Bosses. I’m one of those nerds who like Top 5 lists, so I asked Sydney sludge/groove metal band Black Rheno to do a list on a topic of their choosing, and I certainly didn’t expect them to write about the best male tits in Australian music. Black Rheno uploaded ‘No Time For Numb Nuts’ – the first single from their upcoming EP Let’s Start A Cult – to their Bandcamp page last month, which you can download for $1. The band also kicked off an East Coast tour for that song last weekend in Sydney. You can check out the rest of their tour dates at the bottom of this article, but for now, you can awkwardly look at photos and read an article on Aussie rock’n’roll’s finest male tits. 5. Ezekiel Ox (Full Scale, Over Reactor, Mammal) This nu-metal motherfucker has been getting his hairy little puppies out on stages around Australia and abroad for many moons now, and truly does it like it “ain’t no thang”. If you’ve seen him on stage, you’ve seen his titties, as he struts across in a style somewhere between Henry Rollins, Mick Jagger and Swan Lake. But what a titty it is! Song: Over Reactor – Mouth Of The Ghetto 4. Peter “Blackie” Black (The Hard-Ons) Now there’s a little titty that been working its hot stuff since the early ’80s and is still getting its sweat on, Blackie’s left nipple knows no boundaries, and is something one can draw inspiration from as they’re peering through a vortex into the...
ELM STREET Release Lyric Video For ‘Kiss The Canvas’, New Album Out This Friday!

ELM STREET Release Lyric Video For ‘Kiss The Canvas’, New Album Out This Friday!

It’s a running dead meme in IPHYB’s Music Discussion group on Facebook (feel free to join) that metal is for bald, thanks to a typo from the late-great Big Carl Davis. As much as the group disagrees with what I’m about to say, there are plenty of quality traditional metal acts that don’t suck, and Australia is actually a place with plenty of good traditional metal bands. One of the bigger names leading the pack is Melbourne’s Elm Street, who are signed to German label Massacre Records and have done numerous successful European tours, both as a headliner and supporting the likes of Iced Earth and Warbringer. This Friday sees the release of their brand new album Knock ‘Em Out… With A Metal Fist!, the follow-up to their Heart Racer EP from last year, and their debut album Barbed Wire Metal in 2011. To get everyone prepared, Elm Street have released one of the more interesting lyric videos that exist for a new song titled ‘Kiss The Canvas’. Throughout the video, we see brilliant video edits of the bands live promos and album artwork, lyrics being shown as patches on the band members’ jackets, and even an Elm Street fighting arcade game. This video was brilliantly done, and big-ups to Mihaszna Film for their work on it. Check out the video below. Knock ‘Em Out… With A Metal Fist! will be available digitally and physically this Friday through Massacre Records in Europe, and Firestarter Distribution in Australia. Australian fans can pre-order the album physically through JB Hi-Fi...
ROLO TOMASSI (UK) Announce Australian Tour Dates For September

ROLO TOMASSI (UK) Announce Australian Tour Dates For September

Revival Bookings have brought numerous international hardcore bands to Australia over the past year; Dangers, Weekend Nachos and Xibalba, to name a few. But their latest tour announcement last night was a little different, with news that the genre-bending Rolo Tomato Rolo Tomassi from England will be returning to Australia in September. Rolo Tomassi are no stranger to Australia, having played here on the Soundwave Festival in 2010, and again in 2014 with their own headlining tour. But a year after their latest album Grievances and a recent release of sessions recorded in the famous BBC Maida Vale studio, the Shock Records artist will be bringing their signature brand of art-hardcore to Australia once again. Tickets for the tour will go on sale on the 22nd of June and, currently, there is only VIC, SA and NSW shows announced. Rolo Tomassi have stated on their Facebook page that QLD shows will be announced soon, but there is no word on WA. You can RSVP to the Facebook event here. Here are the dates… Thursday September 15 – Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne (18+) Friday September 16 – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide (18+) Saturday September 17 – Wrangler Studios, Melbourne (AA) Sunday September 18 – The Basement, Canberra (18+) Tuesday September 20 – Blackwire Records, Sydney (AA) Wednesday September 21 – Rad Bar, Wollongong (AA) Thursday September 22 – Bald Faced Stag, Sydney (18+) Friday September 23 – Drone, Newcastle...
TOTALLY UNICORN Are Finally Releasing An Album

TOTALLY UNICORN Are Finally Releasing An Album

After 6 years, numerous EP’s, hundreds of parties, Kickstarter’s for $14 casked wine and not one, but two music videos taking the piss out of Parkway Drive, Sydney’s Totally Unicorn only have one thing to say: “LET’S PARTY!” Notorious for being one of Australia’s wildest live bands, Totally Unicorn signed to Farmer & The Owl Records earlier this year to release a Record Store Day special 7″, mocking the broken-shift-keyed courtney barnett with Sometimes I Sit And Drink, And Sometimes I Just Drink. The 3 minute sludgy hardcore offering featured the music video track ‘Customer Service Station’, and an appearance from High Tension‘s Karina Utomo on ‘Convict Brick’. But with that out of the way, the band have announced their first full-length album in their 6 year tenure, titled Dream Life, with an Australian tour to promote it. Come July 29, Dream Life will be available on CD, 12″ vinyl and digital format, but you can pre-order it right now via their merch store with a number of bundle options, including two different t-shirt designs, and even tie-dye underwear! If you’re not sold on it yet, the video for ‘Customer Service Station’ is below, and you can listen to another new song titled ‘Space Congratulations’ here. Totally Unicorn will be touring Australia with Pagan throughout September and October. Even Perth doesn’t get tour-cucked this time. Here are the dates… Sunday September 11 – The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne (Poison City Weekender)* Thursday September 15 – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide* Friday September 16 – Babushka, Perth* Saturday September 17 – Prince of Wales, Bunbury* Saturday September 23 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne Sunday September 24 – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart Friday September 29 – Newtown Social Club,...
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