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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BREAKING: Forest Edge is no more

The last Christian music festival in Australia is no more. The team at Forest Edge have announced there will be no festival in 2018 and that ‘conversations about the long-term future of the festival’ will be commencing shortly.

FEMF now joins a long list of festivals to have called it a day in the past 10 years, with Remain Festival, Easterfest, Blackstump and Strawberry Jam all calling it quits since 2007.

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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Workshops for Uprock Conference Announced

Australian Christian Hip-Hop conference UPROCK 2016 is happening this weekend at Forest Lake in Brisbane. It’s an awesome two days of hip-hop workshops, covering the four elements of breakdancing, DJ’ing, rapping and graffiti. Some of the workshops announced so far are:

Wizdm – Mixing and Mastering
Lego Sam – Breaking Basics
Linda Liddell & Ryan Vallee – Getting Through the Tough Times
Praying Mantis – Recording Techniques
Royal Dog – Graffiti Production

As well as these five headline workshops, there are also several other sessions on faith and expression of faith through hip-hop.

Things don’t shut down at night either, where the event opens up to the Showcase nights, featuring Australian acts such as Manziere, D4C, Broadkast as well as Izzy N The Profit and The Praying Mantis.

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Tickets for the conference are available via the Eventbrite page, with tickets for the showcase nights available at the door.