Author: Josh Nixon

Josh is about as metal as Canberrans get. He's also mates with everyone in the Aussie scene, and he writes our Metalise column. Send him gigs, loud noises and devilish hand gestures at doomtildeath@hotmail.com.
METALISE Mar/Apr - where we farewell an old friend of a Canberra band and usher in a new live calendar of doomy tidings

METALISE Mar/Apr – where we farewell an old friend of a Canberra band and usher in a new live calendar of doomy tidings

The cracks in the COVID gig freeze are big enough to put your hand in, what does this mean for ...
GATECREEPER's new EP AN UNEXPECTED REALITY is an unexpected delight; half chainsaw death metal, half doomy tidings, all good

GATECREEPER’s new EP AN UNEXPECTED REALITY is an unexpected delight; half chainsaw death metal, half doomy tidings, all good

Review by Josh Nixon Gatecreeper belted out a really fun top ten album of the year in 2019 called Deserted ...
Sydneysiders SUMERU slam sludgey stoner songs with old school death metal influences in BLOOD ORDINANCE 7"

Sydneysiders SUMERU slam sludgey stoner songs with old school death metal influences in BLOOD ORDINANCE 7″

Review by Josh Nixon Hold onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen, but a Sydney metal band has done something that ...
METAAAAAAAL!!! Covid Rants, Gigging Bants, And Album Slants

METAAAAAAAL!!! Covid Rants, Gigging Bants, And Album Slants

Wordage by Josh Nixon I was thinking the title "New Year, Same Shit" would suit but I don't want to ...
[Metalise] F%k This Year, Let's Look At 2020's Top Tunes and Celebrate Those Who Pushed Back

[Metalise] F%k This Year, Let’s Look At 2020’s Top Tunes and Celebrate Those Who Pushed Back

2020, you're over. Now pick up your shit and go and get the hell outta here. There has been a ...
Good ol' Belco Boy PRIVATE BENJAMIN reeeally bares his soul in his "cuck-rock" GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY LP where "confused, beta-male arena anthems abound"

Good ol’ Belco Boy PRIVATE BENJAMIN reeeally bares his soul in his “cuck-rock” GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY LP where “confused, beta-male arena anthems abound”

Review by Josh Nixon Ben Green is a good ol' Belco boy who now resides in Bayonne. This vastly glosses ...
Metalise - Is 2020 Over yet?

Metalise – Is 2020 Over yet?

Blergh. How much fatigue can one planet take over the course of this redefinition of "annus horriblis" which, for our ...
Ghoatte Hordour Premiere Video

Ghoatte Hordour Premiere Video

Lockdown is not stifling artists in Melbourne from creating new avenues for expression. Maybe its a reflection of the current ...
Metalise - The Nightmare Continues

Metalise – The Nightmare Continues

These are strange times indeed friends. Intimate seated metal shows? Live Streams? Patreon? It's all feeling like a cultural defibrillator, ...
Metalise Slow Recovery Edition - Venues reopening? Plus top metal to watch and hear

Metalise Slow Recovery Edition – Venues reopening? Plus top metal to watch and hear

Is anyone else sick of the internet yet? I mean, I feel like I've seen the whole thing now. I've ...