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February 6, 2020

On the new single 'Night of the Witch' from the new album Titans of Creation

Eric: I'm surprised the record company went with that one as the first single. I'm happy about it because it's one of the faster, heavier songs from the album. I also sing part of the chorus, Chuck (Billy) calls it my 'witch' voice.The album is a fairly diverse record, it's got some moodier melodic songs and plenty of fast heavy ones too. We worked with Andy Sneap again, he's a real professional, I think this record's production is some of his best work yet. The mix is just extra heavy and crisp, I think fans are going to really like it.


January 29, 2020

On how Pepper Keenan ended up coming back to the band

Woody: "We’ve been hanging with Pep even through all that time. We were doing some 3 piece C.O.C., the early stuff like harkening back to the early 80s. We’d do shows and he’s in another band, Down, and they’d be doing the same festival so Keenan would pop over and we’d play some songs together on stage. We’ve pretty much been chatting this whole time just waiting for the right time to pounce on it. It wound up that this was the right time. We’ve been out on the road together for the last year and a half to two years and just discovered that it was gelling and...

March 7, 2019

There aren’t many bigger names in metal than SLAYER and Australia is extremely lucky they get to experience one last time and to farewell this legendary band as they hit Download Festival and sideshows in Brisbane and Adelaide with fellow Big Four brothers ANTHRAX and the Polish Hammer of BEHEMOTH.

What can be said about SLAYER that already hasn’t been said? So far into their career and the final album ‘Repentless’ scored their highest ever Australian chart entry at #3 on the ARIA Chart. An incredible achievement this far into their career! Don’t miss this last chance to witness part of what has been an incredibl...

July 25, 2018

It’s almost been 2 years since you joined Caligula’s Horse. You’ve already done great things in that time, played huge shows alongside well known international metal bands such as The Dillinger Escape Plan and you recorded drums for the very well received album “In Contact”. What have the last 2 years for you been like?

Complete and utter madness! Ha ha. In all seriousness, it's been incredible. If you told me 2 years ago that I would join Caligula's Horse and tour with Opeth, Pain Of Salvation, sleepmakeswaves and meet some of my musical heroes, I probably would've laughed it off. I really hit the ground running...

October 22, 2017

On the new EP ‘Everybody’s Talkin

Evan: We’re really lucky so far, it’s been really good. It really seems to be connecting with people which is the most that you can hope for. You put you’re all into it and try to put out the very best version of you possible and we work really hard to do that, we were all very proud of the end result but you never know how people are going to react until they start reacting! Luckily it’s been quite positive so far.

Yeah so about a year and a half ago I was really dying to start a band and had a bunch of songs together that I wanted to play out but you can’t really go out there an...

May 29, 2017

Figures drop new video/single ALPHA, EP 'Chronos' out June 16

Aussie rockers FIGURES have premiered the video for new single 'Alpha', the second track released from the upcoming new EP, Chronos , set for release on 16 June. They are also announcing today the launch of the EP to the world on the live stage at The Evelyn Hotel in Melbourne on 7th July 2017 with special guests A Gazillion Angry Mexicans, Colibrium and Phoenix Day.

Packed full of huge hooks, groove-driven riffs and cleverly subtle dynamics, 'Alpha' is another great taster of FIGURES' inventive and accessible s...

February 24, 2017

Canada's STRIKER have unleashing their fifth studio release via their own independent label Record Breaking Records

The self-titled album continues the band's classic mix of heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal that features powerful, clean vocals, catchy choruses, vocal harmonies, and impressive guitar leads.

Featuring 9 shredding tracks that's all killer and no filler, the album follows their award winning (Western Canadian Music Award + Edmonton Music Award) 2016 release 'Stand In The Fire’.

"This is 35 minutes of your life you'll be glad you can't get back. A potent mix of shred that will remind you why...

February 21, 2017

THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP - "Through Dungeons - Chapter 1" - Single release 2017.

Out now worldwide on all major digital/streaming services. Some of the direct links:





"After the highly appreciated full-length album "Svartnad" from last year THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP already now present a new 2 track digital single release - "Through Dungeons - Chapter 1" - with two different guest singers. 

"The True Salvation" features Rogga Petersson from the Swedish Thrash/Death Metal legends Merciless, also singer in 100 Years. "White Faced Devil" features Mr. Dim from Swedish acts like H...

September 21, 2016

Extreme metallers BRUJERIA released their fourth full-length album, titled "Pocho Aztlan" on September 16 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The release will be followed by a U.S. tour this October alongside CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIÑATA PROTEST.

"Pocho Aztlan" is the band's first release since "Brujerizmo" was released in 2000 via Roadrunner. It was recorded over the course of many years and at several studios around the globe. The end result was mixed by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, THE EXPLOITED).

BRUJERIA frontman Juan Brujo recently gave us some insights on the recording process and cur...

September 12, 2016

On being re-united with L7...

We’re having much more fun than we thought we would and we’re playing better I think. Really tight. I think back in the day sometimes we would get a little bored and just start doing goofy things on stage. I remember once in Australia we had the wheel of encore which was funny but like it was just kind of an inside joke. Whereas now its complete rock n roll. Its a very joyous, but no bullshit rock n roll performance.. There is no shenanigans going on, it's just a non-stop barrage of music. That is what we are singularly focussed on; just a very tight rock show.

Plans for new music...


March 9, 2016

Swedish Metal band THE PETE FLESH DEATHTRIP premiere the first video for "The Sun Will Fail" from the upcoming album "Svartnad", set to be released on May 16th via Critical Mass Recordings.


Check out the music video here!


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December 27, 2015

So many fantastic releases this year it was almost impossible refine it down to just 10! After carefall review and countless ranking changes, here is the list of Sticks For Stones Top 10 album releases of 2015 + Some honorable mentions we couldn't just leave out: 


#1 Paradise Lost - The Plague Within



#2 Lamb of God - VII: Sturm und Drang


 #3 Amorphis - Under the Red Cloud


#4 Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls



#5 Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful



#6 Parkway Drive - Ire



#7 Sylosis - Dormant Heart


 #8 Cradle of Filth - Hammer of the Witches



#9 Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor



#10 Slayer -...

December 23, 2015

Say what you will about #StonerSloth, but it’s undeniable that “stoners” listen to and have written some of the best Rock/Metal tunes of all time.


From Black Sabbath to Dr Dre and everything in-between artists have been getting mad inspiration from Marijuana for many, many years.


Here are 10 records recommended for all the #StonerSloth bong rippers out there!


1. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 



2. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy


3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?



4 .Tool - Ænima


5. Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii



6. The Beatles - Abbey Road



7. King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon




October 17, 2015

Over the last 5 decades Ozzy Osbourne has played alongside some of Heavy Metals greatest guitar gods. Legends ranging from Zakk Wylde to Jake E. Lee to Tony Iommi. To honour these metal masters we’ve listed the top 10 shredders who have played alongside The Oz Man!


Note: List is based on commercial success and musical contributions


10 . Bernie Tormé - 1982 - Live Guitarist 



9. Alex Skolnick - 1995 - Live Guitarist



8. Joe Holmes - 1995–1998, 1999–2001 - Song "Walk on Water" From Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Soundtrack



7. Jerry Cantrell - 2004–2006 - Under Cover




6. Brad Gillis - 1982-1983 -...

October 4, 2015

Most of us want to hear “The Classics” when we go to Megadeth a show, but the band have still managed to deliver some killer tunes in their more recent years. In our opinion these are the best Megadeth songs released after 2000…


10. Dread and the Fugetive Mind - The World Needs a Hero (2001)


9. Dance In The Rain - Super Collider (2013)



8. Sudden Death - TH1RT3EN (2010)


7. Fatal Illusion - Dystopia (2016)



6. Public Enemy No.1 - Th1RT3EN (2011)



5. The Hardest Part of Letting Go... Sealed With a Kiss - Endgame (2009)



4. Kick The Chair - The System Has Failed (2004)



3. Burnt Ice - United Abominations (2007)




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