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’. ,,,/ ,,,/