Monday, 20 June 2016

Mosh Pit Monday # 63 - Hollow World

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Welcome to another Monday and another week of Mosh Pit Monday. Great news folks! Forever Falling Short is getting a facelift. My website is moving from Blogger, where it is currently hosted to Wordpress over the next week and although the website address will remain the same, FFS will have a whole new, clean look. Bit like me I guess over the last 5 years. Time for a refresh and as FFS grows, so too will the website. There'll be heaps more music reviews, my music, stories of recovery and hope and plenty of other great stuff. But in the meantime, let's get down to some serious moshing with this fantastic Aussie metal band.

Hollow World are a melodic death metal act from Melbourne, Australia and have been around since late 2012. In November 2013, they released their first 5 track EP "Beneath the Frozen Sky". This was followed up with their single "Silence" in 2014 before their drummer Karl Steller left to pursue his own career. In 2015, with the release of their first music video "Valley of the Ghelgath", the guys have been regulars on the local music scene and supporting some pretty big named acts.

Band members are Ben Roberts on vocals, Michael Truscott on guitar, Theo Goslett on guitar/backing vocals, Josh Hynes on bass and Michael Hodgson on drums. One of the tighest groups on the Australian metal scene, Hollow World have the sound to prove it. They recently supported Brisbane band, "Chronolyth" on their Atrophy tour which gave the guys some great exposure.

Besides Ben Roberts nailing the vocals, the melodic metal tones coming through with the strong double kick drum beat, Hollow World are to be compared to any of the other great melodic death metal bands in the world. Keep up the great work guys. Looking forward to catching you live next time you're in Brisbane. You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp and Youtube

There'll be a few announcements in regards to future Mosh Pit Mondays etc in the coming week with regards to my move to Wordpress. Hope to see you there. Until then, keep moshin'. \,,,/ \,,,/

Monday, 13 June 2016

Mosh Pit Monday # 62 - Piranha

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Gidday folks! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Mosh Pit Monday and time to feature another band. I finally finished a song, from start to finish, and would just like to get it digitally mastered before I release it. I'm a bit of a perfectionist so don't want to release it until it's just right so stay tuned for it's release. Besides that, not much has been happening gig wise. There are a couple local gigs coming up that I'd like to get to so keep your eyes open for reviews on those. In the meantime, it's another week of work and time to share this week's feature band.

This week's band is Piranha, a hard rock/heavy metal band out of Minneapolis, Minnesota in the USA. Founded in November 2005, the band has been punching out some hard hitting rock tunes for a while now and with a few changes to their line up, are still delivering the goods with regular gigs and new music.

Founded by bass guitarist Tracie Radermacher and Adam Easterbook on drums, they are supported by Ryan Boyd on guitar and Jesse Maloney on vocals. Piranha is due to play at the upcoming Totally Fukn Awesome Fest 3.0 at the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis this June 25 with other great acts such as Head Charge. 

Released in March 2016, OMOT is typical of what you can expect from Piranha. That mix of hard rock, head banging metal with the right mix of vocals from Jesse Maloney, fully support by Tracie, Adam and Ryan. If it's live music you love, and you're in Minnesota, go check out Piranha. Stay tuned for future gig announcements and music releases by following Piranha on Facebook, TwitterYoutube, Reverbnation and their website. Good luck guys!

I hope you have a great week in music and until next week, remember, keep moshin'. \,,,/ \,,,/

Monday, 6 June 2016

Mosh Pit Monday # 61 - Devonian

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Is it Monday again already? Must be time for Mosh Pit Monday. Thank goodness. Another opportunity for me to share some great new music or music you may never heard before. It was a quiet old weekend for me this weekend just gone. The wife had taken off with some of her girlfriends for a weekend of crafting, of all things. Something she enjoys doing so I got stuck into the studio to fine tune a song I've been working on for a while now. Just trying to finalise drums and cymbals (by using loops...I'm no drummer) but I think I'm getting there. I missed seeing Fear Factory last Thursday night but I heard they were good. I did get to see them at the Soundwave Festival last year but would've been good to see on their own in a smaller venue. Anyway, here's my feature band for this week's Mosh Pit Monday.

I might be a little bit biased but I can't help but admire the Brisbane music scene at the moment. Not only metal bands but all genres of music. One such band that have been followers of mine for a while are Devonian, a heavy rock/power metal band out of Brisbane. The guys (and gal) have been getting rave reviews around town and getting plenty of gigs in Brisbane and interstate.

A five piece band, members are Diletta Luna on vocals, Michael Randall on lead guitar, Hayden Roberts on rhythm guitar, Craig Myers on bass guitar and Alan Mahood on drums.  A relatively newly formed band since October 2015 but whatever they're doing, it's working. Continuously performing at the regular metal venues in town, Devonian have a distinct sound that suits the live scene perfectly. 

This is their self titled track "Devonian" and as you can see a great band to see live. They seem to be doing everything right with their hard rock, progressive metal sound, original riffs and with Diletta upfront on vocals, she's belting out the tunes as good as any female fronted metal band. I wish the guys every success with their upcoming gigs and hope to catch them live myself one day soon. If you want to catch where they'll be playing next, you can follow Devonian on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

Another week, another dollar to be earned and more music to be made and listened to. Have a great week and remember, keep moshin'. \,,,/ \,,,/

Monday, 30 May 2016

Mosh Pit Monday # 60 - Symptoms of Silence

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Welcome to another week of Mosh Pit Monday! Hope you've had a good week. I dont't know whether I'm coming or going this last week due to work commitments. I've always found a great way to unwind from the week is to go into my recording studio and just start jamming but Friday night one of my monitors died so I was pissed. Off to find one on Saturday morning and I was lucky. A second hand one hooked up straight away and I'm back in business. It just seems to be one thing after another these days with work and equipment but I think I'm finally set. I've been tested this last week, but with good, positive people around me, I manage to stay clean and sober although the temptation is never far away.

This week we're going to Ireland and I'd like to introduce you to one of my faithful Twitter followers, Symptoms of Silence, a 6 piece metalcore/hardcore band out of Portrush. What caught my eye with these guys is that they've been picked as the main support for one of my favourite Aussie metal bands, The Amity Affliction from here in Brisbane. The Amity Afflicition are playing Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast on June 7th and what a great opportunity for these Irish lads.

Band members are Kyle Colby on lead guitar, Joe Sweeney on bass, Jack Scott on drums, Chris Byrne on vocals, Conor Kelly on vocals and Justin Hanna on synths. A relatively new band of young guys, they aren't strangers to the local live music scene in Ireland, playing plenty of gigs and writing and recording plenty of material in such a short time.

Earlier in 2016 they released their debut EP "Visions" which includes the above track "Reality". A real surprise when you get into it. Hard hitting, punchy riffs backed up by dual vocals which I do like, when done right, and these boys are certainly doing something right. I could even go out on a limb and liken them to "Bullet For My Valentine", also another one of my faves who are touring Australia later this year and I can't wait to see. I want to wish Symptoms of Silence every success on their upcoming gigs with The Amity Affliction and I can't wait to see what else you've got. If you want to follow their next move, like them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube

Hope you all have a great week. I got my wife let me buy a new motorbike last week so while she's away with the girls this weekend, I might be going for a bit of a bike ride. Who know's where I'll end up? Hopefully seeing some live music, somewhere. Until next week, keep moshin'. \,,,/ \,,,/

Monday, 23 May 2016

Mosh Pit Monday # 59 - Tezaura

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Welcome to another new week and another Mosh Pit Monday. It's great to have you here again and to be back on the Mosh Pit Monday train again. I'm loving finding new bands and new music to share with you. There'll be those bands that I personally know or have seen in action myself or those bands or musicians who follow me on Facebook or Twitter, who I love sending a shout out for. If you'd ever like a shout out for your band, don't hesitate to send me a message over on Facebook or via email at dfm2375 at gmail dot com. 

Today's music is coming to you all the way from the Czech Republic with a neo gothic rock band from Brno called Tezaura. The band was formed in 2010 and made its first release EP "Daydreaming" in  the Spring of 2011. During October and November 2013, the group presented the album on the "Unleash the Butterflies tour," which took place not only in Czechia but also in Austria, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.  Besides being regular guests on the European festival circuit, Tezaura are the main organisers of the Glacial Croon and After Dark Fair Festivals. 

Band members are Lori on vocals, Nemo on guitar, Mara on bass guitar and David on drums. The band are on the look out for a new keyboard player with the recent departure of Filip who has been with the band since the beginning.

The band recently released the video of their latest single "Heavenhell". In classic melodic metal style, Lori hits all the right notes with her strong vocals which are supported well by the band in the true style of European gothic metal we all love. I'm sorry to say I haven't listened to much of their stuff before today but will be keen to listen to more. If only I lived in Europe to catch them at one of those festivals. I'll definitely be checking them out if they ever get to Australia. You can follow Tezaura on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and SoundCloud

Hope you all have a great week and remember, keep moshin'. \,,,/ \,,,/

Monday, 16 May 2016

Mosh Pit Monday # 58 - Evil Eye

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Gidday from Australia and welcome to another week of Mosh Pit Monday. Hope you've all had a great week. It feels great to be back at Forever Falling Short and sharing my favourite music with you. We haven't seen any live music this last week but Iron Maiden played in town and by all reports, it was massive as you would expect. They never cease to amaze me with their longevity and success.

This week I'd like to introduce you to another Aussie band, Evil Eye. It's such an amazing world, this one of music. You just never know who might be involved in a band or share your love of heavy metal music. I went to the gig, like I mentioned last week, to trade one of my guitars for a head unit and when I got to the venue, a voice said to me "oh, the famous Damo Murphy, I finally get to meet you in person". It turned out to be Matt, the lead singer from Evil Eye. A few months ago they advertised for a new guitarist to which I applied but obviously wasn't the right guy for the job but Matt remembered me and said gidday. I'm finding it more and more in the Brisbane heavy metal scene, that everyone is really friendly and a really great bunch of people, all supporting each other in their endeavours and sharing their love of music.

Evil Eye are a Brisbane sludge/post thrash band and members are Pete and Dan on guitar, Wez Rich is on drums, Bill on bass and Matt on vocals. The guys are big on the Brisbane metal scene, playing local gigs around South East Queensland's big metal venues plus heading out in 2016 to support other bands around Australia. The band's self titled EP was produced in 2014 which received favourable reviews and a lot of air play on national radio.

You can tell by the band's track "Disobey", they have a distinctive style, hard hitting riffs and solid drumming by Wez. They are influenced by bands like Mastodon to Swedish melo-death legends At The Gates and In Flames. You can keep up to date with Evil Eye's touring schedule by following them on Facebook, Twitter or SoundCloud.  I can't wait to catch them live myself.

Until next week, I hope your week is filled with metal and keep moshin'. \,,,/ \,,,/

Monday, 9 May 2016

Mosh Pit Monday # 57 - Trinatyde

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Gidday and welcome to another Mosh Pit Monday. A lot's been happening here at Forever Falling Short in the last 6 months. We've been seeing a few gigs and I've been active over on Facebook buying and selling gear and I've created a group called Musicians Connected. If you're a musician, of any genre, you're able to post in this group, letting everyone know your skills and what you're looking to get into. It's available for guitarists, violinists, pianists, singers, you name it. Check it out if you're looking to join a group. I've also been discovering a lot, and I mean a lot of fantastic Aussie metal bands that I want to share with you. 

I first came across Trinatyde when I saw that they were playing at a local gig quite a while ago. I didn't get around to seeing them but I liked their Facebook page and it seems they're a regular on the Brisbane metal scene. I listened to a couple of their video clips and it just confirmed how strong metal music is in my home town. I tell ya, it's a small world. I've been wheeling, dealing and swapping music gear on Facebook groups I belong to and I just so happened to be swapping one of my guitars for a Black Star head unit and the guy I was swapping with said he needed the head unit for a gig that Saturday night. We arranged to meet up at the venue to arrange the swap. When he told me he was the lead guitarist for Trinatyde, I was stoked. I got to see them play live and they were sick.

A 5 piece band out of Brisbane who formed in 2010, the guys have been making an impression on the Brisbane music scene for a while now, playing their developing and progressive style of metal. Founding members Dan (vocals) and Matt (guitar) recently added Jay (bass), Josh (guitar) and Andrew (drums) to the group.  The guys play all around Brisbane, the Sunshine and Gold Coasts and northern New South Wales.

It's hard to find a metal band these days that has an individual sound. Everyone seems to be copying other band's styles but Trinatyde have got their own sound and style. They're excellent live and create a lot of energy on stage. The above video of their 2014 song "Deathplunge" has a different line up to their current band members but it gives you an indication of their hard metal style with subtle melodic rock mixed in. Make sure you follow them on Facebook so you can catch their next gig because these guys really go off live. You won't want to miss them. They really do deserve a lot more recognition then they currently get. 

Thanks for joining me again this week for Mosh Pit Monday. I'll be back next week with great new music from local and overseas bands. Until then, keep moshin'. \,,,/ \,,,/
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