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MAY/JUNE 2013

B L A C K D O G B A R K I N G New album is out and off the leash!


TRANSPLANTS BACK TO BATTLE! American Punk rockers Transplants are back with a new album In A Warzone which hits the streets on June 28th! The band features Tim Armstrong and Travis Barker claim this record is ‘more raw and stripped down’. thetransplants.com

YEARS OF POTENTIAL LIFE LOST BY RETOX Retox have recently signed to Epitaph Records and will release their latest album titled YPLL on May 31st. The passion-fuelled provocateurs will deliver 12 express tracks most clocking in at two minutes or less. facebook.com/RETOXRULES

A SINGLULAR GOOD THING! SLEEPING WITH SIRENS FEEL IT OUT Feel - The new album from Sleeping With Sirens is out May 31st. The Grand Rapids, via Orlando post-hardcore band recently played Soundwave 2013 and sold out tours of the US and UK. Feel includes the singles ‘Low’ and ‘Alone (feat MGK). sleepingwithsirens.net

LAMB OF GOD’S METAL MOUNTAIN HOP! Randy Blythe’s exoneration from all charges in the Czech Republic has led to Lamb of God announcing ‘Metal on the Mountain’, a weeklong retreat for a limited number of fans to experience unparalleled master classes! Find out more at metalonthemountain.com

Maniacs congratulate Nothlane on their #3 Aria chart debut for Singularity late last March! Wooo! weareunified.com/

CHI CHENG 1970 - 2013 Our thoughts and wishes are with the family, bandmates and friends of Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng, who tragically passed away in April. R.I.P Chi.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FIDLAR Check out the self-titled debut album from FIDLAR (which stands for Fuck It Dog Life’s A Risk) which came out in February. With track names like; ‘Cheap Beer’, ‘Wake! Bake! Skate!’ and ‘Stoked and Broke’ you get a pretty good idea of where they are at. FIDLAR play Splendour In The Grass as well as selected sideshows. fidlarmusic.com

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THEY’VE BEEN CALLED A BLACK METAL AND PUNK ROCK BUT AT THEIR HEARTS NORWEGIAN BERSERKERS KVELERTAK ARE THE LIVING, FIREBREATHING INCARNATION OF ROCK AND ROLL. SINCE THEIR FORMATION IN 2006, THEY’VE BUILT A DIE-HARD FAN-BASE HUNGRY FOR THEIR UTTERLY FEROCIOUS LIVE SHOWS AND THEY HAVE RECEIVED COUNTLESS CRITICAL ACCLAIM WITH KERRANG! CALLING THEM “THE MOST EXCITING NEW BAND ON THE PLANET.” PRODUCED BY CONVERGE’S KURT BALLOU, THEIR SECOND ALBUM MEIR (WHICH MEANS “MORE” IN ENGLISH) IS JUST THE TICKET FOR THOSE BORED OF STANDARD MEAT AND POTATOES METAL. BASSIST MARVIN NYGAARD TRANSLATES THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF METAL FOR MANIACS . On the new album MEIR: “This one, is stepping away from Nordic mythology (explored on their self-titled debut). He (vocalist - Erlend Hjelvik) is doing something more dark, darker lyrics, more personal. It has nothing to do with Vikings. It’s more his view on how the world is. “ On the subject of singling in English rather than Norwegian: “People have mentioned it to us that we should do it. But no pressure we just want to do what we do. It feels more natural for us. It feels unnatural to sing it in English.”

On the epic Meir cover art: “John (Dyer Baizley – artist and singer/guitarist for Baroness) basically made our first cover and he made this one too. This one is supposed to have more of a dark theme than the other one, so it’s the same but not the same.” On the first video from the album Bruane Brenn: “It was supposed to be us as kids. We always had a dream of not necessarily being a huge band, but just going on the road and having fun. It’s more of a party song, like a working class song. We all used to have shitty jobs before this. And every time we had to do a tour or play a show, we almost had to quit our jobs and then get them back when we got home. This song is more about just, burning all of our bridges being on the road, and never going back to work.” On other bands they dig: “We all listen to different kinds of bands. We like Mastodon… all of us like The Bronx. We haven’t toured with them yet. We did sideshows with Mastodon. We did 4 or 5 sideshows with them (including Australia for Soundwave in 2012). That was sick.” Marvin Nygaard, what makes you a Maniac?: “Just playing music. I’m definitely passionate about what I’m doing right now. And I have a family - I just had a kid so I’m pretty passionate about him.”

To read our full interview with Kvelertak go to maniacsonline.com.au. Meir is out now on Roadrunner Records. For more updates go to au.roadrunnerrecords.com

See KVELERTAK’s videos


FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE MOST CONSISTENT AND CONSTANTLY EVOLVING ARTISTS TO BLOOM FROM THE BRITISH-BRED HARDCORE SCENE. EMERGING FROM BRIDGEND, WALES IN 2001, FFAF HAVE REMAINED TRUE TO THEIR ROOTS WITH CONDUIT WHICH MARKS THE BAND’S SIXTH OFFICIAL RELEASE. VOCALIST MATT DAVIES SHARES WITH MANIACS , HIS THOUGHTS ON TRAVELLING, PULLING DOUBLE VOCAL DUTIES SINCE THE DEPARTURE OF DRUMMER/BACKING VOCALIST RYAN RICHARDS AND WHAT AUSTRALIAN BANDS HAVE CAUGHT HIS EAR LATELY. On the meaning behind the title Conduit?: “We thought of a number of names or ideas for titles. It’s about sharing the idea of musical passion, intensity, integrity. Coming from a hardcore background like we come from and being true to that, which makes sense to all of us really.” On taking over screaming duties since Ryan left the band: “The new stuff, it’s all me you know and my interpretation, my aggressive output and I just kind of do what I do, I’m not trying to replicate Ryan, I just throw myself around and play. I’m not trying to be perfect, I’m not trying to sing everything like it is on the record. You just kind of get into and just kind of explode.” On the recent tour of Australia: “Travel has a massive influence on me in terms of what I’m doing in my life. It’s all about the release and I look forward to coming back to play in Australia. I think the current life, the current drive and energy of the band is going to be a surprise to a lot of people as well.”

On what FFAF like to do during down time: “We’re not rock stars, we don’t have elaborate ways of living or anything like that. I do my laundry, I clean the bathroom, tidy my bedroom, I play video games. I’m a big photography nerd so I go out and take lots of photographs when we travel. We come from a very blue-collar working-class background, we’ve never been a band doing the whole rock’n’roll lifestyle thing.” On Australian bands FFAF are digging: “I’ve just discovered an Australian band called Anchors who are pretty badass and obviously we’re all as a band big fans of 50 Lions and Break Even and bands like that. I’ve been listening to those bands a lot recently.” Matt Davies, what makes you a Maniac?: “I’m a maniac for vinyl. I go fucking mad for vinyl. Literally everywhere we go I have to fucking hunt down a record store. I’m a vinyl fiend, junkie, whatever you want to call it. I just love the format, I just think it’s insane how badass of a format for listening to music it is. I really go full pelt into that.”

To read our full interview with FFAF or check out our filmed interview go to maniacsonline.com.au. Conduit is out now on Roadrunner Records. For more updates go to au.roadrunnerrecords.com

See the BEST FRIENDS & HOSPITAL BEDS clip


STONE SOUR HAVE COME A LONG WAY SINCE THEIR EARLY DAYS AS STRAIGHT FORWARD HARDROCK BAND AND OFFSHOOT FOR KEY MEMBERS OF SLIPKNOT. OVER THE SPAN OF JUST FOUR STUDIO RELEASES, STONE SOUR HAVE BECOME MASTERS OF THEIR OWN CONCEPTUAL UNIVERSE WITH THEIR MOST RECENT - HOUSE OF GOLD AND BONES - REQUIRING TWO FULL ALBUMS AND A SERIES OF COMIC BOOKS TO COVER IT’S PROLIFIC AND COMPELLING STORY. SUCH A COMPLEX UNDERTAKING WOULD BE A GAMBLE FOR ANY ARTIST, BUT LUCKILY STONE SOUR FANS ARE IN GOOD HANDS AS FRONTMAN COREY TAYLOR IS EVER THE ENIGMATIC WEAVER OF TALES NOT TO MENTION PERFORMER OF KILLER TUNES. MANIACS GETS THE LOW DOWN FROM THE MAN HIMSELF – WHAT WE CAN PRY FROM HIM THAT IS – AS WELL AS HIS THOUGHTS ON THE EXTENSION OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL MEDIUM. “It’s a two-parter” Taylor explains simply of album number four as he takes time out in between sets backstage at the recent Soundwave festival. “House of Gold & Bones – Part 1 came out in October, House of Gold & Bones – Part 2 is April and it’s a whole big thing, it’s a double concept album. You want the story, go buy it! I’m not going to give you any free press and there’s a comic book out as well so a lot of good things. GO BUY IT!”

Sound advice really as there’s no other way to truly explore the ‘House’ and its many secrets. From the cover art to to the videos that accompany key tracks like ‘Absolute Zero’ (from Pt 1) and ‘Do Me A Favour’ (from Pt 2), it’s at unveils the struggle the main character – Zero/The Human - finds himself faced with as his decisions and actions decide if he wakes from the dreamstate in which he suddenly finds himself. There are other characters too, mirroring urges buried deep within his psyche. The recent edition of the House Of Gold And Bones comic books also help to add depth and give further colour to the project. They are not easy to come by but well-worth hunting down. Indeed, comic books springing to life in other mediums are a popular concept of late. When asked what makes him a Maniac, Taylor speaks succinctly on the subject. “What makes me a Maniac? People who talk about comic book movies who have NO idea what the hell they’re talking about drive me NUTS! You thought Watchmen was a bad movie? Are you out of your goddamn mind?! ARGHH! I love comic book movies. They’re awesome, when they’re done well. When they’re not done well you get stuff like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which was a piece of crap! But when they’re done well like The Avengers they’re very, very, very awesome, so I look forward to all the stuff that Marvel is doing. D.C hit or miss, but yeah Marvel has really got it dialed in right now.”

Check out our filmed interview with Stone Sour at maniacsonline.com.au. House Of Gold and Bones Part 1 and 2 are out now on Roadrunner Records. For more updates go to au.roadrunnerrecords.com

See the DO ME A FAVOR clip


FROM: Austin, Texas, USA FORMED: 2012 FOR FANS OF: Distrubed, Dope, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Stone Sour, Godsmack, Filter CURRENT LINE UP: DAVID DRAIMAN - VOCALS VIRUS - GUITAR WILL HUNT – DRUMS Experimentation remains the best catalyst for progression. Rather than sticking to any pre-existing blueprints or conventions, modern hard rock icon David Draiman of Disturbed constructed Device from strands of hard rock, industrial, and electronica. As a result, Device’s self-titled debut album is a focused, fierce, and fiery new machine.

And it seems Draiman’s vision has already made an impact with Device debuting at #26 on the ARIA chart despite being still relatively underground. “It’s not metal” say Draiman of the project. “It’s got a dark electronic vibe. At the same time, these are big, anthemic, and intensely melodic songs. It’s futuristic rock.” Device also feature a number of notable guest collaborators including : Geezer Butler, Glenn Hughes, Lzzy Hale, M.Shadows, Serj Tankian and Tom Morello. With the switch turned on, the next chapter commences now. WEB: deviceband.com

See the VILIFY clip

DEVICE’s self titled album is out now on Warner Music. For more updates go to warnermusic.com.au


DIFFERENT POINTS IN HISTORY CREATE THEIR OWN LEGENDS AND FOR METALCORE IT WAS IN 2009 WHEN KILLSWITCH ENGAGE USHERED IN A NEW ERA WITH THE RELEASE OF ALIVE OR JUST BREATHING. AT THE HELM, WAS JESSE LEACH DELIVERING A WAR-CRY THAT WOULD BE REMEMBERED LONG AFTER HE PREMATURELY DEPARTED FOR AN EXTENDED LEAVE OF ABSENCE. IN THE ENGINE ROOM, DRIVING AND SHAPING WHAT THE BAND WAS GUITARIST/ PRODUCER ADAM D, HIS UNWAVERING VISION FINALLY DRAWING LEACH BACK INTO THE FOLD FOR THEIR SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM DISARM THE DESCENT. JESSE AND ADAM SPOKE TO MANIACS BACKSTAGE AT SOUNDWAVE 2013. “Well hello there, my name’s Adam…. ….And I am Jesse. We’re in the band “Killswitch Engage”! It seems simple enough but those words hold great meaning for KSE loyalists! When the band took the stage at Soundwave this year, it was a raucous homecoming of sorts for Leach, made all the more poignant by the fact it is the first time the original line up has played in Australia. The shows were in support of new album Disarm the Descent, a collaborative team effort from the crushing tunes right down to its mysterious cover art. Jesse: “Mike D (bass) actually came up with the design initially, which was a woman with a veil over her looking creepy. So about a week after I joined the band he emailed me with the idea and actually the title which was originally Disarming the Descent. I actually took some photos of myself posing how I thought the women should look and it actually made the

grade so the photo you see is from a photo I took of myself doing that gesture!” Adam: “Along with some weird dick pics!” Jesse: “Yeah, of course.. That’s odd that you mention that, Adam never talks about dicks!” Adam: “We didn’t think that was a good idea for the cover though, a little too ‘riskay’.” And that’s pretty much how a conversation with KSE goes. They take the music seriously, but not themselves. Even still, there are a couple of other things they are consider vital! Adam: “What makes us Maniacs… Like what are we crazy about? I’m pretty obsessive about several things. Music, obviously. Beer, like insane beer. Food, I love hot and spicy food. Hot sauces, I have a huge collection of hot sauces in my house it’s strange. I think that pretty much sums up my personality right there.” Jesse: “Yeah, I’m really crazy, I’m a Maniac. I love to read books. I’m currently reading a book called “Please Kill Me”. It’s the oral history of Punk rock in New York City. So yeah books dude, I’m a Maniac for books! So crazy! I don’t even know what to do, like you can’t trust me, you never know what I’m going to do, I might snap at any second and start reading a book, watch out.”

Check out our filmed interview with Killswitch Engage at maniacsonline.com.au. Disarm the Decent is out now on Roadrunner Records. For more updates go to au.roadrunnerrecords.com

See the IN DUE TIME clip


MALEVOLENT KINGS OF BRITISH METAL CRADLE OF FILTH HAVE BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE EXTREME MUSIC SCENE FOR THE LAST TWO DECADES. THE DELICIOUSLY DARK TALES OF THE MACABRE PROBE THE SHADOWS AND RECESSES OF THE SOUL LIKE NO OTHER AND THEIR VISCERAL IMAGERY SET THE ALCOVES OF IMAGINATION AFIRE. THEIR TENTH ALBUM THE MANICORE AND OTHER HORRORS IS AS WICKED AS EVER. DURING THEIR AUSTRALIAN TOUR GUITARIST PAUL ALLENDER WHISPERED EVIL THOUGHTS EXCLUSIVELY TO MANIACS . On Manticore bringing back the punk: “I kind of wanted to dirty the whole thing up again. That’s where the true roots of the band come from. I think this (album) is a new turning point for us, I really do. Thornography was different but it was still nice if you know what I mean? This one you can’t really call it nice because it’s really dirty and it’s got the whole Punk attitude to it. Me and Martin (Skaroupka - drums) played and recorded together live, which gives it that organic feel.” On Manicore being the definitive Cradle sound: “I absolutely love it, personally. We’re all buzzing of this album like we were when we first did Principle Made Flesh. We’re all like really, really into this, and it’s definitely our sound. We did the whole ‘symphonic’ thing and Dimmu Borgir are doing that so it’s pointless

two bands doing exactly the same type of music. There are people saying why didn’t you do this again, we don’t want to follow people. We just want to do our own stuff.” On the Cradle album ‘concepts’: “They’re all based on individual characters. The only resemblance with each album is the dark art and that sort of stuff. But no, there’s not a ‘Cradle of Filth’ universe, they’re all different stories. The music on every single album is done exactly the same. The only difference when you have a concept is the lyrics have to be attacked differently and the artwork has to be attacked differently so it follows suit and it all makes sense. The music is done first, you see, and then Dan puts his lyrics to the music so it doesn’t really affect the music at all. So the music is written exactly the same way for every album.” On the dark art of the album cover: “It’s the Manticore ; a lion’s head and a scorpion’s tale and wings. We couldn’t have the typical Manticore picture that you see in books because that wouldn’t be ‘Cradle of Filth’, so we incorporated the woman’s figure and put wings on her. This is the first time we’ve worked with him (artist Matthew Vickerstaff) Originally I wanted to go back to doing something similar to the old artwork, like with the photographs of the women with all the scenery around them, but we couldn’t find anyone that could do it.”

To read our full interview with Cradle Of Filth or check out our filmed interview go to maniacsonline.com.au. The Manticore and Other Horrors is out now on Roadrunner Records. For more updates go to au.roadrunnerrecords.com

See the FROST ON HER PILLOW clip


THE DEFTONES ARE ONE OF THE MOST WHOLLY ORIGINAL AND INSPIRING HEAVY ROCK BANDS OF THE LAST THREE DECADES. THEY ARE ALWAYS LEFT-OF-CENTER, YET REVERED AMONG A WIDER AUDIENCE FOR THEIR EPIC AND PROGRESSIVE APPROACH. THEIR SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM KOI NO YOKAN, IS FULL OF LUSH, WINDING SOUNDSCAPES – BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND DEVASTATING – AND SETS THE SCENE FOR THEIR RECENT SOLD OUT TOUR OF AUSTRALIA. FRONTMAN CHINO MORENO GIVES MANIACS AN INSIGHT INTO THEIR WORLD. On Koi No Yokan being a return to Deftones definitive dynamic style: “I’m sure it sounds like there are many things from our past that remind you of things but to me I really just thought whilst we were making it that we were kind of capturing that moment…When it’s just the five of us in a room and we shut the world out and just make noise together, it works really well. Right now everybody is in a creative spot, which is really good.” On the Japanese phrase Koi No Yokan: “It’s hard to fully describe: it’s is a very optimistic phrase which roughly translates to ‘love at first sight’ and this idea is that there is something in the future that is very warm. That’s sort of the definition that I took from hearing the words, it’s quite poetic by itself. We’re a heavy rock band and there’s a lot of music like that that’s naturally angry and I just felt like the music was coming from a more positive place or something more exciting, something to look forward to…” On the art of Koi No Yokan: “The artist – Futura - is someone we are big fans of and his son is 13th Witness. This is the first time they’ve been able to collaborate

on anything together. So we thought that was kind of cool. It’s one of those where you just see the picture and go “yeah that’s what this album looks like.”

On Chino’s ‘lesser known influences’: “A lot of British Rock and Roll, a lot of British New Wave music, Depeche Mode. I grew up listening to a lot of that kind of stuff. I didn’t listen to Metallica ‘till I was in high school, so my musical background came from a different place. At the same time as soon as I heard it I liked it and I was able to take the themes I liked and put them through my artistic gateway to make it my own.” On fond memories of Australia:“When we’ve been there it’s always summer time so just hanging out with good summer time vibes. We’ve done the festival type stuff but we don’t do too much touring on our own.” Chino Moreno, what makes you a Maniac? “Hmm, I don’t want to answer this so boringly and say my job, my career, but it’s pretty weird when I think I’m almost 40 years old and I go on stage and scream and sing for two hours every night…so when I think about it I think it makes me pretty crazy!” See the SWERVE CITY clip

To read our full interview with Deftones go to maniacsonline.com.au. Koi No Yokan is out now on Warner Music. For more updates go to warnermusic.com.au


MISSING A FEW CLASSIC ROADRUNNER ALBUMS IN YOUR COLLECTION OR LOOKING TO DISCOVER SOME GEMS FROM THE VAULTS? CHECK OUT THESE OFFICIAL CLASSIC COLLECTIONS BOXSETS FROM ROADRUNNER! DEICIDE - The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1990-2001 Deicide (1990), Legion (1992), Once Upon The Cross (1995), Serpents Of The Light (1997), Insineratehymn (2000) and In Torment in Hell (2001) OBITUARY - The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1989-2005 Slowly We Rot (1989), Cause Of Death (1990), The End Complete (1992), World Demise (1994), Back From The Dead(1997), Frozen In Time (2005) KING DIAMOND - The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1986-1990 Fatal Portrait (1986), Abigail (1987), “Them” (1988), Conspiracy (1989) and The Eye (1990) FEAR FACTORY - The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1992-2001 Soul Of A New Machine (1992), Demanufacture (1995), Remanufacture: Cloning Technology (1996), Obsolete (1998), Digimortal (2001), Concrete (1991/2002) TYPE O NEGATIVE - The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1991– 2003 Slow, Deep, Hard (1991), Origin Of The Feces (1992), Bloody Kisses (1993), October Rust (1996), World Coming Down (1999), Life Is Killing Me (2003) LIFE OF AGONY - The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1993 – 2000 River Runs Red (1993), Ugly (1995), Soul Searching Sun (1997), 1989-1999 (1999), Unplugged At Lowlands Festival ’97 (2000) SEPULTURA - The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1987– 1996 Schizophrenia (1987), Beneath The Remains (1989), Arise (1991), Chaos A.D. (1993), Roots (1996) COAL CHAMBER – The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1997-2003 Coal Chamber (1997), Chamber Music (1999), Dark Days (2002), Giving The Devil His Due (2003)

For your chance to win shoot us an email at contact@maniacsonline.com.au with your name and tell us in 25 words or less why you are a MANIAC! Prize drawn July 26th 2013* The winner will be announced on the Maniacs blog – maniacsonline.com.au

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Since we love giving away free music, and it’s quite a while until the next Soundwave, we’ve decided to give one lucky winner the latest album from all 15 artists which were featured on the sampler!

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If you made it to the Maniacs stand at Soundwave then you probably picked up our FREE Summer Sampler which featured tracks from 15 awesome bands including Linkin Park, Stone Sour, Deftones, Killswitch Engage, The Amity Affliction and more!

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Check out au.roadrunnerrecords.com for more details and artist profiles.

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AIRBOURNE ARE THE LIVING, BREATHING, SCREAMING, SPITTING, FIST-PUMPING EMBODIMENT OF ALL THAT HARD ROCK STANDS FOR. THEIR NEW ALBUM BLACK DOG BARKING IS FULL OF THE FUN-LOVING, HARD PARTYING, UNDERDOG ANTHEMS THE BAND HAVE COME TO BE KNOWN FOR AND IS IMBIBED WITH THE RECKLESS ABANDON OF THEIR LEGENDARY LIVE SHOWS. DRUMMER JOEL O’KEEFFE GAVE MANIACS THE QUICK AND NASTY LOW DOWN ON THE NEW STUFF. On Black Dog Barking: “It’s a Rock’n’Roll album, it’s relentless, it’s everything we got to give! We recorded 7 days a week for 3 months. It’s made to be played loud.” On The video for first single - Live It Up: “Hot Cars, hot Girls and Marshall stacks! It was a great time out there in the Aussie sun with tyres squealing and Rock’n’Roll blaring!”

On Airbourne’s ‘lesser known influences’: “Bruce Springsteen “The Boss” - I went to see two of his shows in Australia for the Wrecking Ball Tour! He tore the roof of the joint every night and the E Street Band was on fire! Max on the drums really holds that wild beast in tight.” On what makes Joel a Maniac?: “I love 80s early 90s High Concept Action Films, they’re always about a simple plot, big guns, tons of destruction and usually a good soundtrack. And finally today It’s good to see films like “Expendables 1&2” bringing that genre into the 21st century. Stallone and Arnie are back to making the big gun big budget films they rule in, Van Damme is still kicking ass, Chuck Norris hasn’t aged a bit and it’s good to see Bruce Willis is never gonna lay down his guns! Plus we’ve got a small breed of young guns making the action genre their own : Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Joel Edgerton and Sam Worthington. It’s all good times from here on!!”

On working with rock producer Brian Howes?: “Brian’s great and so is his right hand man Jay. We struck a real common ground and became a solid unit, it’s the perfect team! Brian is cut from the cloth of the old school producer except he’s doing it today, plus he has his own style. He knows how to kick arse to get results.” On the ‘art of the Black Dog…’: “The cover was done by The Sharp Brothers who are amazing artists and we’ve worked with them before. They managed to capture the vision we had and take it over the top!”

To read our full interview with Airbourne go to maniacsonline.com.au. Black Dog Barking is out now on Roadrunner Records. For more updates go to au.roadrunnerrecords.com

See the LIVE IT UP clip


AIRBOURNE

FRI 19 JUL: Whalers Hotel WARRNAMBOOL 18+ SAT 20 JUL: Corner Hotel MELBOURNE 18+ FRI 26 JUL: ANU Bar, CANBERRA 18+ SAT 27 JUL: Hi-Fi SYDNEY 18+ SUN 28 JUL: Splendour in the Grass, BYRON BAY AA

FIDLAR

MON 29 JUL: Corner Hotel - MELBOURNE 18+ WED 31 JUL: Oxford Art Factory - SYDNEY 18+ FRI 2ND AUG: Spinoff Festival - ADELAIDE LIC/AA SAT 3 AUG: The Bakery PERTH 18+

NORTHLANE

THU 30 MAY: Tempo Hotel BRISBANE 18+ FRI 31 MAY: Eagleby Community Hall BRISBANE AA SAT 1/SUN 2 JUN: Annandale Hotel SYDNEY 18+ WED 5 JUN: HQ - PERTH AA THU 6 JUN: Amplifier Bar PERTH 18+ FRI 7 JUN: Fowlers Live ADELAIDE LIC/AA SAT 8 JUN: Fowlers Live ADELAIDE LIC/AA SUN 9 JUN: Corner Hotel MELBOURNE 18+ MON 10 JUN: Corner Hotel - MELBOURNE U18

FRI 28 JUN: Gladstone Tennis Club GLADSTONE AA SAT 29 JUN: River Sessions - MACKAY AA SUN 30 JUN: Union Jack Hotel - CAIRNS 18+

THE GHOST INSIDE

THU 23 MAY: Amplifier Bar - PERTH 18+ FRI 24 MAY: Fowlers Live ADELAIDE AA SAT 25 MAY: Hi-Fi Bar MELBOURNE 18+ SUN 26 MAY: Hi-Fi Bar MELBOURNE U18 WED 29 MAY: Basement, CANBERRA 18+ THU 30 MAY: The Metro SYDNEY AA FRI 31 MAY: Newcastle Panthers, NEWCASTLE AA SAT 1 JUN: Hi-Fi Bar BRISBANE 18+ SUN 2 JUN: Hi-Fi Bar BRISBANE U18 MON 3 JUN: Byron Youth Activities Centre - BYRON BAY AA

A DAY TO REMEMBER W/ THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

FRI 12 JULY: Riverstage BRISBANE LIC A/A SAT 13 JULY: Hordern Pavilion - SYDNEY LIC A/A SUN 14 JULY: Festival Hall MELBOURNE LIC + UNLIC TUE 16 JULY: Thebarton Theatre - ADELAIDE LIC A/A THU 18 JULY: Metro City PERTH 18+

OUT NOW BAD RELIGION - ‘True North’ BIFFY CLYRO - ‘Opposites’ FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND - ‘Conduit’ SILVERSTEIN - ‘This Is How The Wind Shifts’ OFF WITH THEIR HEADS - ‘Home’ FIDLAR - self-titled NORTHLANE - ‘Singularity’ KVELERTAK - ‘Meir’ DEEZ NUTS ‘Bout It’ ALKALINE TRIO - ‘My Shame Is True’ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ‘Disarm the Descent’ STONE SOUR - ‘House of Gold and Bones Part 2’ PARAMORE - ‘Paramore’ DEVICE - ‘Device’ AIRBOURNE - ‘Black Dog Barking’ RETOX - ‘YPLL’ SLEEPING WITH SIRENS - ‘Feel’ COMING SOON FALLING IN REVERSE - ‘Fashionably Late’ (18/6) TRANSPLANTS - ‘In A Warzone’ (28/6)

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VICTORIA MELBOURNE Musically Incorrect / 3RRR 102.7FM MELBOURNE Burning Bitumen / PBS 106.7FM MELBOURNE Screaming Symphony / PBS 106.7FM MELBOURNE Punk and Metal / SYN 90.7FM DANDENONG RANGES Midnight Mosh / 3DMR 97.1FM GIPPSLAND The Black Arts / GIPPSLAND 104.7FM NEW SOUTH WALES ARMIDALE Geology / TUNE 106.9FM NIMBIN Earache My Eye / NIM 102.3FM SYDNEY Monday Night Metal / 2RRR 88.5FM SYDNEY Dead Air / FBI 94.5FM BLUE MOUNTAINS The Annex / 2BLU 89.1FM DOONSIDE The Sound of Metal / SWR 99.5FM TASMANIA HOBART Killawats / Edge 99.3FM HOBART Hallowed Sounds / Edge 99.3FM SOUTH AUSTRALIA MOUNT GAMBIER Metal Mashup / 5GTR 100.1FM ADELAIDE Proud to be Loud / 3D 93.7FM WEST AUSTRALIA PERTH Critical Mass / 6RTR 92.1FM PERTH Brain, Blood, Volume / 6RTR 92.1FM PERTH Metal Shavings / Heritage 107.3FM KALAMUNDA 2 Hours of Power / KCR 102.5FM JOONDALUP & WANNEROO Anarchy on Air / Twin Cities 89.7FM QUEENSLAND BRISBANE The Doom Hippy and The Metal Maiden / 4ZZZ 102.1FM EAST BRISBANE Anarchy on the Bay / 6RTR 92.1FM


MANIACS May/June 2013