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 Winter Warmer - Massive fests, local metal at its best, and a brutal gig calendar at your behest!

Metalise Winter Warmer – Massive fests, local metal at its best, and a brutal gig calendar at your behest!

With Josh Nixon The mercury is dropping faster than a Coalition capitulation over getting me vaccinated sometime this year, but ...
Metalise May 2021 - Covering news from roughly 33 metal and metal-related things

Metalise May 2021 – Covering news from roughly 33 metal and metal-related things

With Josh Nixon Does it feel a bit weird that music is coming out of hibernation when it starts to ...
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 ...