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CAM BUTLER

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 10, 2008

CAM BUTLER September 10, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips There’s an adage often used in the music industry that suggests that the cream will always rise to the top. That given enough time, if you’re good enough your music will find a larger audience and ultimately succeed. However, if that…

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ARIA HALL OF FAME-MAX MERRITT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 10, 2008

ARIA HALL OF FAME-MAX MERRITT September 10, 2008 | Author: Author: Greg Phillips Rock, soul and R n’B legend Max Merritt put jet lag aside to chat with Greg Phillips about his Hall of Fame induction. Photo by David Anderson “Excuse me, I’m a bit misty eyed”, said New Zealand born…

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MIKE NOGA’S ONE NIGHT STANDS

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 3, 2008

As part of the issue of Australian Musician that The Drones guest edited, their drummer Mike Noga wrote a wonderful piece on some of the beds that he has stayed in around the world while on tour with The Drones. It’s a tough job traveling the world laying down beats…

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PORCUPINE TREE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

PORCUPINE TREEJune 12, 2008 | Author: Jason McNamara Despite a twenty year recording and performing career, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that UK progressive rock band Porcupine Tree finally broke the shackles of their the cult following status. Perhaps it was the synchronous acceptance of other experimental rock…

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE June 12, 2008 | Author: Reza Nasseri Killswitch Engage were back in Australia to pulverize this year’s Soundwave festival with another series of fun yet brutal performances. Reza Nasseri got to hang with 50% of the guitar line-up and pick Joel Stroezel’s metal psyche. (Warning: The following interview contains…

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TRIAL KENNEDY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

 TRIAL KENNEDY June 12, 2008 | Author: James O’Toole Trial Kennedy recorded their debut album New Manic Art in the US after signing to Sony/ BMG. Australian Musician’s James O’Toole spoke to guitarist Stacey Gray about recording the album in Atlanta with Nick Didia. O’Toole: So now you’ve made the jump…

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JEFF LANG

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

JEFF LANG June 12, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips The phrase Half Seas Over has origins in the 1500s. Its definition is ambiguous, sometimes a description of being ‘halfway across the sea’ or ‘halfway through a matter’, but in general its connotations are of a state of drunkeness. Internationally acclaimed…

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EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING June 12, 2008 | Author: Australian Musician That Eddy Current Suppression Ring managed to record their debut album in one four-hour sitting for a meagre $250 says much about the Melbourne rockers’ no frills approach. Whipped up during a lunchtime session in 2006 the self-titled record…

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COG-SHARING SPACE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

COG – SHARING SPACE June 12, 2008 | Author: Reza Nasseri It’s been six years since the emergence of Bondi trio COG’s acclaimed debut EP ‘Just Visiting’ and with ensuing releases, the band has continued to push the envelope with their exploratory heavy rock sound. Try as they may to…

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ROLAND TD-9KX V-TOUR DRUM SET

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

ROLAND TD-9KX V-TOUR DRUM SET June 12, 2008 | Reviewer: Allan Leibowitz Distributor: www.rolandcorp.com.au The new TD-9 electronic drums are designed to slot into the middle of the Roland range – above the entry-level TD-3 and below the fully loaded TD-12 and 20 flagships, replacing the TD-6. The TD-9KX V-Tour kit…

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