The first thing that strikes me about Tour De Force, The Poodles’ latest album, is that it tackles the heavy subject matter of change, whether flittering to and fro from a ballad tackling personal loss, change among society or your own dreams, Tour De Force is an album all about change that becomes infinitely listenable to everyone, having a song for everyone that has the fire in their bellies for some change. Continue reading
Head of the Pack
Some heavy metal bands find their niche in technically sound albums made up of fluid guitar riffs and well timed drum beats, other bands prefer to shred away and feel the essence of metal course through their veins as they bring everything they have into their music; this is what Skull Fist is about with their heavy metal album Head Of The Pack. Continue reading
A number of great things come from Sweden, Sabaton and their new album “Heroes” for example along with IKEA, but considering we all know what IKEA is let’s get back to Sabaton.
When I picked up this album the first thing I noticed was the sticker on the front boldly declaring it the best Sabaton album ever, which gave me some pretty high expectations. This is the first album that was recorded with the new lineup and I am pleased to say it holds up perfectly. Continue reading
Empires of Eden
Channeling the Infinite
Hailing from Sydney Australia, Empires of Eden is the baby of Stu Marshall (Dungeon, Pandivision) an ambitious collaboration project which has already been bought to fruition by the projects previous two albums: Songs of War and Vengeance and Reborn in Fire. Continue reading
If anyone were to ask me my stance on censorship I’d sit them down, get a piece of paper and a pen write down the offending word on said paper then proceed to rip it up into a million tiny shreds, then bundle them all together again and set fire to the bundle.
But to be honest we get it easy herein the land down under compared to other countries, take Malaysia for example in just metal alone, back in ’06 Mayhem was banned from playing a concert in the country as part of a world tour due to the slogan “Bringing hell to your doorstep” which apparently endorsed “satanic worship and drug use”. Continue reading
It just so happens that I was at the office door when the postman arrived with a package from the band Malakyte from Brisbane, Australia. It’s a band that I have been hearing a lot about so my expectations were high right from the very start and I could not help myself but decide to open the package and review this one myself.
Having been born in 1994 I wouldn’t have had the chance to go to shows held by all the classic thrash bands like Metallica and Megadeth in their prime, at a pub or small venue where the band and the fans were so close you could almost taste each others sweat, sure I could go to a Megadeth show now, but they play in stadiums, there’s some sort of itch that can’t scratch.
Welcome to the domain of METAL WARRIORS!
This movement is undoubtedly the undisputed home of all things Heavy Metal in Australia. Music videos, concert and rockumentary film productions, concert and event organization and promotion, artist representation, reviews and interviews and contribution to the Heavy Metal community.
Today we are officially re-launching the official website for the organization that established the movement that preserved Heavy Metal in Australia back in the days where the music industry was attempting to wipe Heavy Metal off the map.
With a special ‘Video Magazine’ and various community actions, METAL WARRIORS became renowned for taking Australian Metal to the rest of the World and bringing Metal of the world to Australia.
METAL WARRIORS never bowed to pressure from the music industry back in the 90’s upon the foundation of Metal Warriors in 1995 and still lives on in 2014.
We now bring to you the new generation of METAL WARRIORS, a new wave of young bloods that looked up to the effortless work of the team at METAL WARRIORS who contributed a great part to making Heavy Metal what it is today.
Together with the original founders of METAL WARRIORS, we will continue with the movement!
In 2015, we will be celebrating 20 years of Metal Warriors so let’s all prepare for a huge celebration!
Rock on and stay Metal!
Metal Warriors Team