I’d like to share that I’m going #AllAussieAugust this month and celebrating the depth of heavy metal talent that exists in Australia. Every, single day I find a new Australia heavy metal band to listen to and I just can’t believe how bloody good they are. They are just as good as any heavy metal act out there on the world stage at the moment, just waiting for their big break.
One of Australia’s most famous metal exports, Parkway Drive, are a huge draw card on the concert stages of the world. Just a bunch of guys from Byron Bay who had a lucky break but deservedly so. I’ve seen them live before but am looking forward to seeing them live again at the end of this year. So many big named acts before them such as AC/DC, Silverchair, Wolfmother, Amity Affliction, In Heart’s Wake (also originating from Byron Bay) have all had great success overseas. That’s not to say it’s over. There are so, so many bands I’m finding that are as good as any of the above and could really do with a break. Their sounds are amazing, the lyrics original, the growl, the riffs, the double kick drum beat, all fantastic. I’ve been reviewing a few of these bands the last few weeks on Mosh Pit Monday and I’m going all Aussie for the month of August and giving some of these guys are bit more airplay on my home and car stereos.
This is only touching the surface of the pool of heavy metal talent that exists in Australia. Really, do yourselves a favour, go #AllAussieAugust and listen to some hard hitting metal from downunder. Check your local gig guides and support these bands.
Oh, and buy their music!