P.O.D.’s Marcos Curiel talks the importance of Satellite 17 years on

 

The year is 2001. The nu-metal revolution is in full swing and it is impossible to turn your head without seeing Korn, Marilyn Manson, Mudvayne or Slipknot on the cover of a magazine or on Rage or Video Hits. On September 11 of 2001, the world changed. As the world’s eyes shifted to watch a tragedy unfold, people’s hearts began to search for hope. It is no coincidence that on a day of such tragedy, P.O.D.’s seminal album Satellite was released. As they prepare for their first visit to Australia since 2013, we spoke with guitarist Marcos Curiel to unpack what Satellite means today and what Australian audiences can expect.

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Sivion talks Australian hip-hop and stepping out from the darkside

It’s hard to be honest in music these days – especially when so much emphasis is placed on image and keeping the ‘core audience’ happy. No stranger to Australian shores, Sivion had pushed the envelope with his latest release Dark Side of the Cocoon. We had a chat with him about the inspiration behind the new album and his recent visit to Australia for Uprock 2015.

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Countdown to FEMF 2017 is on!!!

Forest Edge Music Festival 2017 is on soon! In less than three weeks – a collection of 40 artists will come together and put on the performances of a lifetime. Camping spots are still available, but selling out soon – don’t miss out! Full line-up details are after the jump:

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A one on one with Underoath’s Timothy McTague, with their upcoming Australian Rebirth tour.

So, they say “never meet your Heroes?” Well I did today, and it did not disappoint. I felt like Wayne and Gareth in Wayne’s World meeting Alice Cooper “I’m not worthy!” (Little pop culture reference there) but it was so worth it…

I got the great opportunity to have a one-on-one with the one and only Timothy McTague, the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of one of the biggest bands in the world, UNDEROATH. And man, what a down to earth, genuine, just all round awesome dude. He was so open and pumped to give us the goss on the bands arrival to our shores, Australia, for the next leg of their REBIRTH TOUR in February…

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Underoath keep their promises – announce plan to tour Australia

You read the headline right. Seminal hardcore band Underoath are returning to Australia in February next year to perform their two most popular albums – Define the Great Line and They’re Only Chasing Safety. Renowned for the intensity of their live performances, this is a show you do not want to miss. We had a chat with Keyboardist Chris Dudley to get the low-down on what to expect from this tour, how the band approach the Christian influences of these albums, and what Australian Underoath audiences are really like.

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Your weekly wrap-up of all things FEMF

The Forest Edge train has been rolling on, with a whole new plethora of artists heading to Neerim East in Victoria over the Labour Day long weekend. With 25 artists already announced and tickets going on sale on September 9th, this is probably the biggest week of announcements yet.

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