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Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall gets you up close to your favourite heavy metal/hardcore/pop-punk rock bands and musicians whilst updating you with the latest music news, reviews, tour announcements and playlist to get your week started heavy and loud.
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‘Good Things Backstage Shenanigans’
The Good Things Festival made its debut up Australia's East Coast between December 7-9, 2018 and of course, we had to work out way into the compound to get you up close to some of the bands from the lineup. Backstage in Melbourne, Victoria, podcast host Browny was joined by fellow Wall of Sound writer/interviewers Ricky Aarons and Todd Gingell who all sat down with some of the most enjoyable musicians we've ever had the chance to interview for a face to face including the likes of Bullet For My Valentine, Northlane, Void of Vision, Make Them Suffer, Boston Manor, WAAX, Dashboard Confessional, The Wonder Years, Stone Sour and of course, the legendary Noodles from The Offspring.Conversations included why The Offspring would never make a biographical movie about their lives and how a shitty suburb on the Gold Coast inspired one of WAAX's biggest singles to date, through to Stone Sour loudly declaring "rock isn't fucking dead" and Void of Vision offering insightful tips for starting out in the music industry.Get to know the bands personally via our chats and through their music which we've carefully handpicked and placed into the playlist so you can get the full experience and either relive (or cure your FOMO) from the first outing of Good Things Festival 2018.Interview TimesBullet For My Valentine – 8:54, Northlane – 22:28, Void of Vision – 34:55, Make Them Suffer – 49:07, Boston Manor – 1:02:06, WAAX – 1:12:39, Dashboard Confessional – 1:26:22, The Wonder Years – 1:38:48, Stone Sour - 1:53:15, The Offspring - 2:08:12#WoSUATW #GoodThingsFestival #GoodThingsFest #TheOffspring #StoneSour #TheWonderYears #DashboardConfessional #WAAX #BostonManor #MakeThemSuffer #VoidOfVision #Northlane #BulletForMyValentine #HeavyMetal #Metalcore #Punk #PopPunk #PunkRock #Rock #Podcast #MusicPodcast #AustralianBands #WallOfSoundAU
Episode #63 feat. Jade Puget of AFI
Usually when bands release an album and the hype wears down, there's the long wait that follows before fans can finally get their hands on some new material, but every now and then an act can surprise us all with a small taste of what's to come in the form of a single or EP and that's what AFI have done with their new offering The Missing Man EP.The new collection of songs showcases what the band are truly capable of when they use their 27 years of experience together (20 for this week's guest co-host) and offer up five new songs that are unique, but still with that signature AFI tone. Guitarist Jade Puget joins Browny to talk about their decision to release an EP rather than waiting for a full-length album and his response really goes to show the band are certainly looking out for their fanbase (new and old). The pair also discusses Jade and frontman Davey Havok's straight-edge hardcore side project XTRMST and what the current state of that band is (if you didn't know about it, oh boy you're in for a treat when you hear the song we've got playing).Talking about New Music, there is plenty of it this week from Alpha Wolf, Justice For The Damned, Void of Vision and Emigrate, throwbacks from Angels & Airwaves, The Offspring and more...#WoSUATW #AFI #JadePuget #TheMissingMan #XTRMST #Punk #Rock #Hardcore #Sevendust #AlphaWolf #JusticeForTheDamned #VodOfVision #AngelsAndAirwaves #AvA #TomDelonge #Emigrate #Rammstein #BringMeTheHorizon #BMTH #LoFire #TheOffspring #Music Podcast #Podcast #AustralianBands #WallOfSoundAU
Episode #62 feat. Ian Kenny of Karnivool
Stop Everything: Karnivool are back together again and they're not only working on new music but they're hitting the road to play UNIFY Gathering 2019 and we can hadly contain our excitement. Joining us on this very special 'Countdown to UNIFY' podcast is frontman Ian Kenny who not only opens up about what's taking so long with the band's new material, but also the feelings of neglect he deals with when thinking about the fans who are eagerly waiting to hear it. It's no secret the man is one of Australia's hardest working musicians fronting both The Vool and Birds of Tokyo, so its great to get an insight to how his mind works and how he juggles time between the two, as well as having a social life.But the surprises don't end there, he discusses the idea of a Sound Awake Anniversary Tour in 2019 to celebrate the album's 10th Birthday, similar to what they did with their debut album Themata and from all accounts, there could very much be something in the works already...Podcast host Browny also chats with the very first Wall of Sound UNIFY Intern winner Adam Rice about taking out the prize and a couple of the bands from the lineup which changed and influenced his appreciation for heavy music.And talking about the lineup, there are plenty of tracks to get you pumped up for the annual festival including throwbacks from Every Time I Die, Taking Back Sunday, WAAX and Falcifer, newer tunes from The Plot In You, Turnstile, Underoath, Hellions, Pagan and more...#WoSUATW #IanKenny #Karnivool #BirdsOfTokyo #AustralianBands #UNIFYGathering #UNIFY2019 #ThePlotInYou #Underoath #DreamState #Hellions #TakingBackSunday #OceanSleeper #Saviour #WoSUAINYIntern #Thornhill #Karnivool #WAAX #Pagan #Falcifer #Turnstile #EveryTimeIDie #ETID #MusicPodcast #Podcast #HeavyMetal #Metalcore #Punk #BlackMetal #Deathcore #UNFD #WallOfSoundAU
Episode #61 feat. Brad Smith of Heroes For Hire
Yeah, you read that right, Sydney pop punks Heroes For Hire are getting back together again for a string of Official Farewell Shows in December and you better believe we're fuckin excited for them. Joining us on the show EXCLUSIVELY this week is frontman Brad Smith who is talking all about the reunion including how the idea came about, what happened back in 2013 when he was publically ousted from the band which consequently lead to their demise and if this is a one-time only opportunity or if there'll be more tours in future.For the band's longterm fans, this is an opportunity for you to catch the guys one last time up the East Coast of Australia and relive the memories you had watching them explode back in the day. The guys played stacks of music festivals and toured with some pretty big names in the business, we ever get a sneak peek of the setlist too, so strap yourself in for nostalgia overload.Podcast host Browny also discusses the NSW Police and Government's ridiculous rules and regulations which have consequently resulted in under 18-year-old patrons no longer being allowed to attend the first Good Things Festival in Sydney and asks for music fans and listeners to join a petition to try and convince the State Government and NSW Police to rethink their strategies and work cooperatively with festival organisers to so they can make the festival an All Ages event again.There's also plenty of bangin' tunes to get you through your day including New Music from Tired Lion, Fever 333 and Papa Roach, throwbacks from blink-182, Sum 41, Zebrahead, Between You and Me, Paramore, State Champs, Tonight Alive, Storm The Sky and heaps more...#WoSUATW #BradSmith #HeroesForHire #PopPunk #AustralianBands #ExclusiveInterview #blink182 #Sum41 #BetweenYouAndMe #BYAM #StateChamps #Paramore #TonightAlive #Trophy Eyes #Zebrahead #PapaRoach #StormTheSky #Fever333 #TheFever333 #TiredLion #MusicPodcast #GoodThingsFest #RedJumpsuitApparatus #WallOfSoundAU
Episode #60 feat. Dave Gleeson of The Screaming Jets
Australia. We're not just known for kangaroos, stingrays, emus, drop bears and deadly killer magpies down here, we've also got a healthy collection of rock bands, some of whom have been going hard for decades and we've got the frontman of one of those bands on the show this week. Dave Gleeson is someone you'd describe as a typical Aussie bloke, but he's also an icon in the industry, having fronted both The Screaming Jets and The Angels and he's joining the show this week to chat about the Jets' new album Gotcha Covered which features covers of classic Australian bands like The Radiators, Goanna, You Am I, AC/DC, INXS, Hoodoo Gurus and more.He also takes us back through his life in the early days of playing in a band (when there were more venues accommodating) and even shares his thoughts on newer Australian bands like Tequila Mockingbyrd and Parkway Drive plus offers up his own "helping hand" for upcoming bands looking to make it big outside of Australia.Podcast host Browny also takes a look at the big news surrounding Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett and plays a stack of classic rock tracks from AC/DC, Grinspoon, Jimmy Barnes, Men At Work and Flowers, New Music from The Living End and more...#WoSUATW #TheScreamingJets #ScreamingJets #DaveGleeson #AustralianBands #PubRock #AcDc #SickPuppies #Divinyls #ChrissyAmphlett #Grinspoon #JimmyBarnes #WorkingClassBoy #TheAngels #Superjesus #TheLivingEnd #Flowers #MenAtWork #WallOfSoundAU #Podcast #MusicPodcast
Episode #59 feat. Monique Pym of Reliqa
Every now and then, a band comes along from your own backyard that you discover and realise think "oh shit, these guys have potential", then, out of nowhere, they back up their first release with something that's just so far advanced, you'd be mistaken for thinking its an entirely different band! Welcome to our train of thought with Reliqa. The band reign from the Central Coast in Australia and are set to release their brand new Eventide EP on Friday which is a genre-crossing orgy of madness with elements of heavy metal, metalcore, industrial metal and even nu-metal sprayed throughout this unique listening experience.Frontwoman Monique Pym is this week's guest co-host and she's taking us way back through the band's history to find out how they came to recording such a diverse, in-your-face release and how their High School Music Teacher is still on their backs to make sure they give it their all... or to collect some royalties when they start coming in. We are also exceptionally stoked to be PREMIERING a BRAND NEW song from the band called 'Doomed' which is full of callbacks to bands like Fear Factory, Static-X and Rammstein.Podcast host Browny also takes a look at The Comfort's debut album What It Is To Be and plays a bit of the roasting interview guitarist Marcus Parente copped from his brother, Wall of Sound writer Michael Parente. We guarantee you've never heard sibling rivalry like this before.There's also throwbacks from Karnivool, The Beautiful Monument, Enter Shikari, Structures and Dance Gavin Dance, New Music from Architects and Totally Unicorn + heaps more...#WoSUATW #Reliqa #EventideEP #MoniquePym #AustralianBands #Polaris #DanceGavinDance #TheComfort #Structures #Karnivool #EnterShikari #TotallyUnicorn #Architects #HeavyMetal #Podcast #MusicPodcast #IndustrialMetal #Metalcore #WallOfSoundAU
Episode #57 feat. The Wonder Years & The Used
Australia has a Heavy Music Festival Season Again (on the East Coast) and the latest addition to grace us with its presence is Good Things Festival featuring a stack of bands like The Offspring, Dropkick Murphys, Bullet For My Valentine, Northlane, Make Them Suffer, La Dispute, All Time Low and the two special guests co-hosting this week's episode of the podcast.First up is Dan Campbell from pop punk band The Wonder Years who joins us to chat about their latest album Sister Cities which features a very emotional track Dan wrote after having to travel to Japan for a tour not long after his Grandfather passed away. Its certainly one of the better albums to be released in 2018 so far, but podcast host Browny also accidentally uncovered a secret that Dan and his partner hadn't even told the world yet which has him excited (and scared) for the future.The second guest is Bert McCracken from The Used who set up shop in Australia six years go to raise his two daughters and from all accounts he's become accustomed to life down under dropping C*Bombs more frequently than normal. He's also on deck to discuss how he still loves playing music from way back in the band's emo catalogue and what the band's setlist will include during their slow on the festival.We're also playing tracks from bands featuring on the lineup including the brand new one for BABYMETAL. There's also some side news about Static-X and the new album they're working on PLUS a BRAND SPANKIN' new song from AFI.#WoSUATW #TheWonderYears #DanCampbell #SisterCities #TheUsed #BertMcCracken #TheCanyon #GoodThingsFest #GoodThingsFestival #GoodThings2018 #MusicFestival #AustralianBands #LaDispute #AFI #TheMissingMan #GetDark #AllTimeLow #TonightAlive #BABYMETAL #Northlane #MakeThemSuffer #Emmure #StaticX #ProjectRegeneration #WayneStatic #BulletForMyValentine #BFMV #SINSAENUM #Podcast#MusicPodcast #WallOfSoundAU
Episode #56 feat. Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage
They say some people can look intimidating and that's how Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach was once perceived,  but once you get to know the guy (or at least have a chat with him) you realise just how human and similar to the rest of us he really is, so you can imagine how stoked we were to have the metal frontman co-hosting on this week's episode of Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall ahead of their appearance down under next week supporting Parkway Drive + their own headline shows.A man with a few stories behind his belt (and his own podcast show to share them too) he was more than happy to open up  about his recent throat surgery which, if he didn't act on sooner, could have ended his career fronting the infamous metalcore outfit which he took over the reigns of following the departure of former vocalist Howard Jones, a man Jesse sparked up a long overdue friendship with not too long ago which cleared the air between the band members and consequently resulted in a wild collaboration no fan saw coming. Yes, he goes into detail about that too.Podcast host Browny also pays respect to All That Remains founding guitarist Oli Herbert who has passed away at age 44, merely weeks away from the release of the band's ninth studio album Victim of the New Disease.There's also New Music from Soilwork, Amaranthe, Soulfly, Affinity Minus Perfection and Psycroptic, throwbacks from Rob Zombie, Arch Enemy, Deprivation and heaps more...#WoSUATW #KillswitchEngage #JesseLeach #KSE #Metalcore #ParkwayDrive #WinstonMcCall #AllThatRemains #OliHerbert #AffinityMinusPerfection #Soilwork #Soulfly #RobZombie #AustralianBands #Reverence #ArchEnemy #LightTheTorch #HowardJones #Psycroptic #Deprivation #Amaranthe #Podcast #MusicPodcast #HeavyMetal #Metal #WallOfSoundAU
Episode #55 feat. Anthony 'Aff' Caruso of Hellions
If you're not on the Hellions bandwagon yet, boy you're missing out on some good quality, genre-crossing punk/alt rock. The legends from Sydney spawned from the ashes of the band The Bride (RIP) and have since bypassed and exceeded all expectations first thought, moving fast into the top position of Australia's heavy music echelon and establishing themselves as a band who are beloved by fans and critics alike.They're back with album number four Rue, which follows on from the success they had with their last release, the ARIA Award Nominated Opera Oblivia but according to drummer Anthony 'Aff' Caruso (who joins us on co-hosting duties this week), no matter how much success or attention they receive, they're still nowhere near realising the extent of their popularity. To him, they're still just four best mates, making music and trying to learn/grow as humans in the process. Their new album is fantastic and focuses on themes of self-encouragement and changing your ways to benefit your future, something we all need to take on board for the benefit of mankind.Also this week podcast host Browny discusses our MASSIVE UNIFY Intern Competition which could see you winning a Double Pass to UNIFY Gathering 2019 and the opportunity to not only cover the festival for us, but interview bands from the lineup too.There's also new music from Papa Roach, The Comfort, 23/19, Basement and Tom Morello, throwbacks from Panic! At The Disco, Drown This City, The Last Martyr and Tonight Alive + heaps more...#WoSUATW #Hellions #Rue UNFD #AustralianBands #PanicAtTheDisco #PATD #PapaRoach #TheComfort #GreyscaleRecords #DrownThisCity #InHeartsWake #Unify #UNIFYGathering #WoSUNIFYIntern #TheLastMartyr #Polaris #ARIAs #TonightAlive #Basement #2319 #TomMorello #Podcast #MusicPodcast #WallOfSoundAU
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