High Tension

Photo Gallery: Download Festival – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (11.03.19)

March 13, 2019

On a glorious public holiday Monday it was Melbourne’s turn to bask in the glory of all things metal at Download Festival. Kerrie Geier went along for the AU review and brings us shots of Slayer, Ghost, Sum 41, Rise Against, High Tension, Anthrax and more.

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Photo Gallery: Download Festival ft. Slayer + Ghost + Judas Priest + Anthrax – Parramatta Park, Sydney (09.03.19)

March 10, 2019

Armed with his Canon 5D Mark IV, Lachlan brings us these shots from Download Festival in Parramatta Park featuring Slayer, Ghost, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Alice In Chains, Code Orange, Eat Your Heart Out, High Tension, Behemoth, Rise Against and more. It’s the festivals first expansion outside of Melbourne following a successful debut in 2018.

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Live Review: Download Festival – Parramatta Park, Sydney (09.03.19)

March 10, 2019

Download Festival debuted on Australian shores in 2018 with a single Melbourne date and following that success, the festival decided to expand and add a Sydney date this year. Taking place in Parramatta Park, it’s a wonder how the festival immediately found its legs in a new city and venue to put on a well-organised […]

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Live Review: The Bronx give their adopted home another riot at the Metro Theatre, Sydney (25.10.18)

October 26, 2018

The Bronx swept into Sydney’s Metro Theatre last night as part of their current Australian tour, which sees them playing in intimate venues across the country. Melbourne’s High Tension are a welcome addition to any show. Playing songs from their new album Purge, the post-hardcore band showed a deeper, heavier more metallic sound. Though they […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2018 (So Far…)!

July 3, 2018

As we enter July, a stacked second half of 2018 awaits us when it comes to new music and if the first half was anything to go by, music fans are in for a good one. We’ve been poring over some of our favourite homegrown releases of the year so far, from Middle Kids‘ long awaited […]

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High Tension and Make Them Suffer welcomed to inaugural Download Festival in Melbourne

February 15, 2018

Bringing extra grunt to the already heavy Download Festival in Melbourne next month, local heroes High Tension and Make Them Suffer out of Perth have now joined the stacked line up! It’s been a minute since we’ve seen High Tenno and this huge festival gig will be the first for the band in 2018; with new music on […]

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Sydney’s Rolling Stone Live Lodge continues to flesh out with expanded September & October program

August 14, 2017

The Rolling Stone Live Lodge returns to Sydney, taking up a new home at The Lansdowne Hotel this September and October; hosting a run of live shows, in conversation sessions and more, the line up of artists due to take to the stage is getting more and more enticing. Today’s artist announcement includes the addition of 360, Le […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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Live Review: Stonecutters (Night #1) Queens Theatre, Adelaide (16.09.16)

September 20, 2016

Adelaide’s hard rocking mini festival Stonecutters returned for its second year, boasting a colossal line-up of the loudest and loosest bands going around. Held over two days in Adelaide’s Queen’s Theatre, the gathering doubled in size since its last romp, playing host to local, national and international bands. Local lads Larsen kicked off night one, […]

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Dune Rats, The Bennies, Alex Lahey…hit ‘play’ & plan for the Stonecutters two-dayer in Adelaide!

September 14, 2016

Okay, so last year, the crew at 5/4 Entertainment threw one hell of a party within the hallowed walls of the Freemasons Hall in Adelaide. It was raucous, featuring some amazing local rock and punk talent and it was quite obvious that it was setting a high bar for any similar event to follow. This weekend, […]

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Dune Rats and The Bennies head up Adelaide’s STONECUTTERS festival this September

July 20, 2016

The first edition of the Stonecutters mini-festival had Adelaide rock music fans pour into the Masonic Hall on North Terrace for a night of debauchery to be remembered. A resounding success, we’re stoked to see its return in 2016 – a bigger and definitely more fleshed out affair than before. Moving to the iconic Queen’s […]

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Refused touring Australia in January with Sick Of It All and High Tension

July 7, 2016

Swedish legends Refused have announced their return to Australia, hitting stages around the country with Sick Of It All and High Tension next January. Fans of the hardcore punk group went into hype overdrive when they got back together after 14 years away and with their 2015 album Freedom, it was obvious that Refused were indeed back and it wasn’t just […]

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What’s Your Flava? – Highlighting diversity within the Australian music industry (Part One)

June 30, 2016

In Australia, we are lucky to be exposed to such a large variety of musical and artistic talent from artists who come from many different backgrounds. A multicultural national creative community for sure, it is fair to say that the Australian music scene is showing more and more signs of diversification in recent years than […]

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The I Love Life Festival returns in 2016, headlined by The Bennies!

June 23, 2016

The wildly successful mini-festival I Love Life is coming back strong this year, taking over the Manning Bar in Sydney and The Triffid in Brisbane this September! Helmed by The Smith Street Band and Poison City Records in its first year back in 2015, the festival brought out ridiculously large numbers (perhaps unsurprisingly), and this year […]

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Girls to the Front: Why is abusive behaviour at gigs still a commonplace occurrence?

June 14, 2016

I have a bone to pick. I’ve been attending live music shows for some years now and for the most part I’ve been lucky enough to not have had any run-ins with anyone in a mosh pit or packed in crowd. There’ve been more than a few drunken nudges that have resulted in someone else’s […]

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Top ten horror films that you really haven’t seen (Part 1)

May 27, 2016

In an assault on horror, popular critic and academic Morris Dickstein wrote that the genre had become a “routinized way of playing with death, like going on the roller coaster”. It’s not impossible to see where his criticisms are founded, given the whole genre has been so formulated; mathematicians have actually developed a generic horror […]

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Splendour line up drops; The Strokes, The Cure & The Avalanches lead 2016 bill!

April 12, 2016

Well, god damn. After weeks of speculation, triple j today announced the line up for the 2016 Splendour in the Grass festival and it is huge. Headlining the Byron Bay event this July 22nd – July 24th at The Strokes, while rumoured headliners The Cure have also been confirmed. The Avalanches, who sparked excitement yesterday with updates to their social media channels, […]

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Festival Review: Laneway Festival – Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne (13.02.16)

February 16, 2016

Melbourne turned on a perfect summer’s day as a sold out Laneway Festival crowd descended on the banks of the Maribyrnong River for what was nothing less than a spectacular day of music. With a lineup on show sporting the likes of Flume, CHVRCHES, and Purity Ring to name only a few, there was little […]

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Darren Hanlon, Moses Gunn Collective, Gang of Youths, Mathas included in final AMP album longlist!

January 12, 2016

The 11th Australian Music Prize (AMP) has today announced the final additions to its longlist for its award this year, with 56 albums being given the greenlight by its panel of judges. It’s been a tough process for the judges this year, sorting through the multitude of submissions from Australian artists but as the final […]

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Courtney Barnett, The Smith Street Band and More Win at The Age Music Victoria Awards

November 12, 2015

The 10th Edition of The Age Music Victoria Awards were held at 170 Russell last night with live performances from Marlon Williams, Harts and multiple award winner, Courtney Barnett. Genre and publicly voted winners were presented together for the first time this year, Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan saying,”bringing the genre awards and public awards […]

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