Welcome to the FFS Friday Five and this week I’d like to feature my top 5 Australian heavy metal music blogs. I know it’s been a bit long between drinks as far as my Friday Five goes but I have so many ideas going on in my head. It’s finding the time to put the fingers to the keyboard and get them on here to share with you. If it’s anything heavy metal music related, these top 5 blogs will be sure to inform you. Check them out!
1. Metal Obsession
Metal Obsession has been around since 2008 and based in Melbourne, Australia. A very informative website featuring band reviews, upcoming local and international tours all around Australia and new music releases. The blog also features interviews from many artists and a fantastic nationwide gig guide. If you’re an artist and have got new music or a gig coming up, you can get in touch with them and they’ll hopefully put it on their blog. One of the best out there supporting the Australian metal music scene.
2. Kill Your Stereo
Kill Your Stereo is a community driven music blog, around since 2006, has all your genres covered including metal, punk, rock and indie music. With a comprehensive gig guide for all genres Australia wide, you’ll never be short of somewhere to go to catch some live music in your town. Fantastic interviews, reviews and an opportunity to join the web site to have your say and win some great stuff. Very informative and one to add to your daily ‘must read’ list.
3. Angry Metal Guy
The Angry Metal Guy blog is an in depth blog which does metal reviews and interviews with a rating system from 5.0 which is perfect and 0.0 being worthless. An excellent blog with a perfect sense of humour with an ‘angry’ edge. There’s a Record of the Month which is a great opportunity to check out some music you might not be familiar with. The ‘guy’ is inundated each month with requests for reviews so don’t even both asking. But if there’s a review you’re looking for that hardcore metal band of any genre, look no further. You’ll be sure to find it here at the Angry Metal Guy.
4. Metal as Fvck
Another community driven Australian heavy metal blog out of Canberra with contributors all around the world, Metal as Fvck will keep you up to date with all that is metal happening around the world and in Australia. There are music and event reviews, articles, both international and local news of the metal scene and podcasts. There’s a link directly to picking up event tickets to a gig. There’s an opportunity to contribute news and reviews yourself to the MAF blog. A e-zine style blog for all things metal.
5. Forever Falling Short
Okay, I know it’s a little bit cheeky of me to be putting my own blog, Forever Falling Short, among this esteemed lot of Aussie bloggers but I’ve just got to let everyone know about Mosh Pit Monday. Every Monday I get the opportunity to review a fantastic ‘new to me’ international or local metal (and sometimes other genres) artist or band who may not have the opportunity to get the word out. I’ve come across some really fantastic bands in all genres of metal from Christian hardcore to death metal and everything in between. I love the friendships that have developed from musicians just by doing this one little thing. It just goes to show that music can bring everyone together from all around the world. If your band is wanting a shout out, drop me a line at dfm2375 at gmail dot com and I’ll be sure to feature you at an upcoming Mosh Pit Monday. ,,,/ ,,,/