Tertiary Links


Posted 11 Apr 2012 @ 1:13pm

This formidable debut is as picturesque as the moment you decided to shelf your first pill, swig the remaining dregs from last week's goon bag, tonsil slap your best friends younger sister and donkey punch your way into the mosh pit. So, in layman's terms, Infernal Cakewalk is one fuck-off debut! Mesa Cosa are six suburban rat bags thrown into a city of unknowns, living in (no doubt)...

Posted 30 Mar 2012 @ 8:21am


Upon doing research for my upcoming interview with Florida pop punk veterans New Found Glory, the thing that struck me the most was discovering that the band has the same lineup now as when they first burst onto the scene way back in 1997. Considering the number of personnel changes that most bands have to endure during their existence, it certainly is an incredible feat and its one...

Posted 31 Jan 2012 @ 12:29pm


For a dude that’s done nothing but incredibly cool shit over the past year, Sydney’s Jonti still possesses one hell of a dorky disposition. Performing from the Swan St side of the bandroom (what’s usually The Corner’s DJ booth was transformed into a full-on second stage for the evening), Jonti crafted a fine set of dance jams with his vintage synth-led setup. Signing off, he played...

Posted 9 Jan 2012 @ 9:37am


You could be forgiven for thinking that Toxic Holocaust just arrived via DeLorean. They have all the hallmarks of '80s thrash, from raw sound and punk energy to the apocalyptic typeface and artwork that are synonymous with this ilk. There has been a thrash revival throughout the noughts and Toxic can be counted as one of the contemporaries breathing new life into the three decade old...

Posted 4 Jan 2012 @ 10:36am

Man, Mastodon's Crack The Skye is a hard album to top. Heavy, progressive, psychedelic, multilayered, complex – any concept album that knits together such disparate elements as Rasputin and astral travel has gotta be followed up by something pretty big. Just like Crack The Skye, The Hunter (Roadrunner) finds Mastodon doing what they do best – combining lyrical and musical creativity – yet the...

Posted 14 Dec 2011 @ 9:28am


The end of the year draws ever closer, and that usually means a ballsy list of all the grouse albums what I done rocked out to quite heartily over the course of 2011 'n' that. One reader of the ol' Metaloc has requested that I keep it all-Austrayan this year, so that's what we're gonna do. This is the local shit that busted my speakers but good:



Posted 12 Oct 2011 @ 10:17am


Soooo, how about that Soundwave lineup, innit. You've already forgotten how bad that lot fucked you over with the Revolution debacle, haven't you? As well you should. You're an easily swayed sort and probably taste your own butthole when you think no-one is looking. Everyone loves the '90s and early naughties, which is what we're gonna be aurally feasting upon in...

Posted 5 Oct 2011 @ 10:22am

Gay pirates are not your average pop song topic, but then nothing is average about Cosmo Jarvis. The New Jersey born cum Englishman is a prolific songwriter and filmmaker, in Melbourne for the very first time to release his second album in the past two years. His unique alternative pop songs have commanded a diverse audience, and they are always complemented in cyberspace by his theatrical...

Posted 31 Aug 2011 @ 8:41am



Being liked is easy: Say and do things that please other people. I'd never begrudge anyone for wanting to be popular because, hey, free drinks sometimes, but that kind of bland pandering - blandering - does not a good objective force make. Sometimes, shit is shit. Real humans gotta call it like it is. Riddle me this: If you sucked total ass at something, wouldn't...

Posted 15 Jul 2011 @ 12:18pm

Showdown At The Corner is fast approaching and this week it's The Ox versus The Fish as they discuss the big issues from Lady Gaga to tooth brushes...


Ezekiel Ox (Over-Reactor) questions Tyson Fish (The Khyber Belt)


How did your "super group" come about?



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