Chaos Divine – The Heavy Blog Is Heavy Interview

In 2015 we told you that Chaos Divine had the goods, and today we’re lucky enough to speak with them. Starting off as something of a melodic death metal band, Chaos Divine have gradually evolved into the progressive/alternative rock sound which Australia has become famed for. We speak with them about their fantastic 2015 release Colliding Skies, their experiences with crowd funding, the Australian scene, what it’s like being a band from the isolated west coast of the country and, of course, eggs.

We Lost The Sea – Departure Songs

Australia has been home to many spectacular music acts for decades, and there are no signs of that title being stripped any time soon. Bands such as Cog, Dead Letter Circus, and even the almighty Karnivool all call the Land Down Under home. The scene seems relatively condensed in the…

The Butterfly Effect are Back!

It is now more than a decade since The Butterfly Effect burst on to the Australian alternative metal scene, captivating audiences with their darkly heavy riffs and beautifully melodic vocals.  However, with time, and perhaps unsurprisingly given their close association with bands like Karnivool and Cog, the band developed more…

The Nerve Release New Single ‘Down There’

On the eve of a month long nationwide tour, Australian rockers, The Nerve, have released their debut single for Bird’s Robe Records, which follows the release of the teaser track, ‘Witness’, earlier in the year.  Entitled ‘Down There’, the new track is another example of the band’s energetic, bluesy style,…

JERICCO – Beautiful In Danger

Successfully composing layered epics of greater than ten minutes in length and thematically intricate concept albums is no doubt a feat of great skill and application, worthy of the praise and attention we laud upon the musicians who bless us with such challenging listening experiences. However, what is less obvious, and less often recognised, is just how difficult it is to write songs that are more compact in structure, yet are of such depth that they continue to reveal new secrets and subtleties with each repeated listen. Hailing from the current Australian school of alternative and progressive rock, JERICCO have, with their debut album, Beautiful In Danger, managed to compile a collection of songs that do exactly that.

The Nerve Sign With Bird’s Robe Records

Just last week I shared the exciting news that the Gower brothers, formerly of Australian progressive rock trailblazers, Cog, have returned with a new outfit called The Occupants, and now just today, it has been revealed that The Nerve, which features Cog’s drummer, Lucius Borich, has signed with Bird’s Robe Records, home to prominent…