Author: Timothy Neville

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How many reboots do we really need?

After 130 years of film-making, has creativity plateaued?

Welcome to the world of remakes, reboots, spin-offs and unnecessary 30-years-later sequels. Recently, we have all noticed the sheer number of reboots being pumped out by Hollywood. Just in case you haven’t, let me present: Jurassic World, Zoolander 2, The Mummy, The Karate Kid, Man of Steel, Godzilla, Star Wars VII, The Jungle Book, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Mad Max: Fury Road, Creed, A Good Day to Die Hard, Vacation, The Amazing Spider-Man, Star Trek and Doctor Who. Read more …

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‘Cauterize’ & ‘Dust’ is an important moment in rock history — a personal review

‘Cauterize’ and ‘Dust’ epitomise a no-frills, uncompromising and masterful amalgamation of rock n roll, soaring melody and speed metal. Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti fronts the solo-project-turned-full-fledged-band Tremonti, who have built themselves a spot in the rock and metal history books with the release of this double album.

I was raised a rocker. From Kiss to Bruce Springsteen, Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil and Guns N Roses, my life since had been a perpetual tug-of-war between metal and rock. As I age, my taste refines and expands, but I never found that perfect amalgamation of the two… until I first heard a band called Alter Bridge back in 2004. As an avid WWE fan, Edge’s theme song Metallingus—an Alter Bridge classic—was so enticing. It was not heavy metal, neither was it hard-rock and it rocked my fucking world. Read more …

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New & Improved: The Day the Shapes Died

Arnott’s, Arnott’s, Arnott’s…

Today, the world mourns the loss of Australia’s most underrated product. Sharing a shelf with Vegemite, Tim Tams, Milo, WeetBix and the Victa Lawn Mower, the Shape has become a staple of the Australian household. Their signature pentagonal and hexagonal “baked not fried” biscuits with little red bursts of flavour are one of the great inventions to come out of our country. 53 million boxes of these babies fly off Aussies shelves yearly. Read more …

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Northlane, In Hearts Wake release joint ‘Equinox’ EP

Two of Australia’s biggest metalcore bands have teamed up for a joint EP in ‘Equinox’. Northlane and In Hearts wake unveiled the secret project ahead of their upcoming national co-headlining tour of the same name in June.

Announced at 8:30 this morning through the bands’ record label UNFD, the 3-track EP is a wholly collaborative effort, featuring all 10 members of the two bands. The bands’ said in their statement via UNFD today “This is a three track collaboration between Northlane and In Hearts Wake, which was written and recorded in January by Will Putney in Melbourne. All three tracks are designed to be played as one song, and they each feature both bands”

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The artwork, conceptualised by the two bands, depicts balance and unity.

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The trigger is all but pulled: Australia set to head to the polls July 2.

Any moment now, the Prime Minister will announce that Australia will be going to the polls early this year and though it might not seem like it, this is a very big deal. This article will explain everything you need to know about the importance of an early election in 2016.

The Senate yesterday voted down Turnbull’s attempt to reintroduce the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). It comes after last month when the PM and Attorney-General George Brandis officially advised Governor General Peter Cosgrove to restore the Parliament early to debate the Coalition’s two pivotal industrial relations bills if they were not passed. This established a double dissolution trigger. Read more …