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OVERKILL: Conquering the Clock

Words by Mark Snedden

Every once in a while you get the opportunity, in this position, to interview a purely unique character and this aptly describes Bobby Ellsworth! Not only is he a founding member of the beloved Overkill, whose career spans over 30 years and over 20 releases, but he is a true inspiration as a human being, not only to musicians but, dare I say, humanity. He is a very worldly and knowledgeable individual, topped up with a sense of humour like no one else I have ever met.

Now our interview had quite a bizarre beginning. Nuclear Blast had organised that Bobby would call all of the interviewers, something not too uncommon; however, he needed to call during the day at 11:30am. I explained to John Howarth at Riot, that this may be a little difficult as I would be at work and that I work in a high school and that I am a principal. But this did not faze Bobby as he explained to the lady in my office, “Hi my name is Bobby Ellsworth from Overkill and I need to speak with the principal as I have been a bad boy!” This rattled the office lady a little, but I just said put him through please. So Bobby is now on the line, and I say, “Hello Bobby its Mark from” He then launched into a story about how he forgot his homework and how he doesn’t want to get the cane! This was all amongst outburst of hysterical laughter, he thought this was fantastic!! I think he had been waiting to say this all day!

Posted on Wednesday, July 09 @ 10:45:00 MIST (67 reads)
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SUICIDE SILENCE: Inherit the Crown

Words by Rahul Menon

American deathcore heavyweights Suicide Silence are back with a new album titled You Can't Stop Me and I'm delighted to let you all know that the album is absolutely glorious. They are back louder, stronger, and heavier. After suffering through the loss of their frontman Mitch Lucker in 2012, in came Hernan 'Eddie' Hermida to take up vocal duties and the band has given their all to continue the legacy of Mitch as well releasing material true to the nature of Suicide Silence.

I had the opportunity to speak with guitarist Mark Heylmun to chat about the events that led to the new album, how it all went, and the band's touring life.

Posted on Monday, July 07 @ 09:30:00 MIST (113 reads)
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TORCHE: October 2014 Australian Tour Announced

Life is Noise is proud to announce for the first time in Australia

Torche (USA)
Australian Tour
October 2014

From their blistering melodies to their bulldozer guitar riffs, the Miami four-piece are one of the most innovative bands in metal today, eschewing the genres's clichés and standards for an entrancing mix of melody, sludge and jubilant doom. 

No one else sounds quite like Torche...

Formed after the demise of stoner metal band Floor, Torche's influences come from far and wide. The usual suspects are there – Melvins, Helmet, Sabbath – but the subtleties of their sound come from all over the canon: Guided by Voices, Jawbox, Superchunk and even Cheap Trick, all of it punctuated by Steve Brooks' bellowing roar. The result is a dense and distinct wall of noise, one that's as heavy as it is irresistibly catchy. How many other bands can you say that about?

There should be more bands like Torche. – Pitchfork

Torche deal in anthems: every song brims with contagious hooks, rabid riffs and thunderous major-key progressions. Maybe that's owing to the aesthetic of their beachside hometown – album number three, 2012's Harmonicraft, was labelled "summer record of the year" by just about everyone who talked about it. But the quartet have no interest in wallowing. Every second of every song is an opportunity for high octane, unapologetic rocking-the-fuck-out.

Torche aren't going nuts with the musical ideas anymore because they've hit on one that works. They've married their unstoppable riffage, which somehow sounds both thunderously elephantine and liquidly serpentine, to titanic yelling-at-the-cheap-seats choruses. - Stereogum

Better yet, Torche promise their fourth album – slated for later this year on their new label Relapse Records – is heavier than ever. 

We can't wait.

Posted on Friday, July 04 @ 12:08:16 MIST (132 reads)
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PELICAN: A Delicate Sense of Balance

Words by Rahul Menon

Post metal geniuses, Pelican, are set to make their return to Australian shores this month, and it promises to be a delightful run of shows. The beauty of the genre is that there is something in it for everyone and, Pelican being among the top bands in the business, you are guaranteed to have a great time.

I had the opportunity to have a chat with guitarist Trevor de Brauw and we discussed the album Forever Becoming, the band’s writing process, and the upcoming tour.

Posted on Thursday, July 03 @ 10:00:00 MIST (152 reads)
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HIGH ON FIRE: Speaking in Tongues

Words by Rahul Menon

The mighty High on Fire are set to hit Australian shores once again this July, and I had the opportunity to have a quick chat with bassist Jeff Matz. He has a very calm, mellow, and fun personality and we discussed the happenings in High on Fire, tour life, and their return to Australian shores.

Posted on Wednesday, July 02 @ 10:00:00 MIST (290 reads)
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