All Axess Exclusive: Psycroptic’s Jason Peppiatt Gives Update On New Album

For over a decade, technical death metal veterans Pyscroptic have been considered among Australia’s greatest metal bands. Despite hailing from the remote and often overlooked state of Tasmania, the band has enjoyed significant international success and continues to grow in both popularity and stature. Their most recent album, 2012’s ‘The Inherited Repression,’ received worldwide acclaim … Read moreAll Axess Exclusive: Psycroptic’s Jason Peppiatt Gives Update On New Album

Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt: ‘We Still Feel That We Belong To The Metal Scene’

Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metal band, Opeth, recently took part in an interview with Spaziorock.it, covering topics including the journey from the 2008 release Watershed, to the recently released Pale Communion,  and how Opeth fits into the modern day metal scene. When questioned if Pale Communion was 100% Prog Rock,  Åkesson … Read moreOpeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt: ‘We Still Feel That We Belong To The Metal Scene’

AMPED Band Of The Week: Psycroptic ‘Ob(Servant)’ Live

Featured below is a live performance of ‘Ob(Servant)’ by this week’s AMPED Band of the Week, Psycroptic. ‘Ob(Servant)’ is taken from Psycroptic’s  2008 album of the same name. The band’s technical prowess was brought to the forefront on the album and has resulted in several aspiring musicians to release their own, often humorous covers of … Read moreAMPED Band Of The Week: Psycroptic ‘Ob(Servant)’ Live

Suicidal Tendencies Bassist Tim Williams Passes Away

Tim ‘Rawbiz’ Williams, one-time bassist for Venice Beach, California’s Suicidal Tendencies has passed away, aged 30. The band announced the sad news via their Facebook page today, although no cause of death has been given as yet. The bassist had been in the group for around four years and contributed his bass playing skills to … Read moreSuicidal Tendencies Bassist Tim Williams Passes Away

Guitar Training Game Rocksmith Set To Rock On Next-Gen Systems

While sales of music-based games are still on the decline given that the Guitar Hero bubble has well and truly burst and the Rock Band franchise has been all but abandoned, Ubisoft’s Rocksmith guitar training game is still posting some pretty good numbers. The software comes bundled with a “RealTone Cable” which allows your guitar … Read moreGuitar Training Game Rocksmith Set To Rock On Next-Gen Systems

AMPED Band Of The Week: Psycroptic ‘Alpha Breed’

Featured below is the official video to ‘Alpha Breed,’ by this week’s AMPED Band of the Week, Psycroptic. ‘Alpha Breed’ is taken from Psycroptic’s third studio album, ‘Sym­bols of Fail­ure,’ which was released in 2006. The album marked the dawn of a new era for the band as it was the first to feature vocalist … Read moreAMPED Band Of The Week: Psycroptic ‘Alpha Breed’

AMPED Band Of The Week: Psycroptic ‘Carriers Of The Plague’

Featured below is the track ‘Carriers Of The Plague,’ by this week’s AMPED Band of the Week, Psycroptic. ‘Carriers Of The Plague’ is taken from Psycroptic’s most recent album, ‘The Inherited Repression.’ Released in 2012, the album has grown to become one of the band’s most well-known, receiving praise from fans and critics alike. About.com … Read moreAMPED Band Of The Week: Psycroptic ‘Carriers Of The Plague’